10 Things First-Generation Students Should Know

University bridges gap for first-time college students

University programs and communities are helping to bridge the resource gap for first-generation college students, who may not have the institutional knowledge that legacy students get from their families. Ashleen Williams, faculty adviser for the First-Generation Student Network, and Annette Kluck, dean of the Graduate School, talk about 10 ways students can find the helpRead the story …

Physician Predicts Severe Flu Season

University Health Services offers vaccines for prevention, antivirals for treatment

Fall at the University of Mississippi means new students, tailgating in the Grove and gearing up for the holidays. Unfortunately, it also means increased cases of the flu. “We had such light flu seasons the past two years,” said Dr. Hubert Spears, staff physician at Employee Health Services. “I’d say so far this year, we’reRead the story …

Hidden Library Tour Reveals Little-Known, Possibly Haunted Areas

J.D. Williams Library is more than just books, librarians say

The Well of Souls; a cold, dark mezzanine lined with cages; a haunted bathroom – these are just some of the secrets of the J.D. Williams Library. A crowd of more than a dozen students, professors and university staff members crowded in the front entrance of the library on a recent Wednesday afternoon to seeRead the story …

Honors College Scholarships Support High-achieving Students

More than $600,000 awarded to freshmen from Mississippi and across the globe

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College awarded more than 20 scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, continuing a 25-year tradition of supporting top students with new and established scholarship endowments. “Our scholarships help us recruit top students from all over the world,” said Ethel Scurlock, Honors College dean. “Top-tierRead the story …

Banning Books Threatens Freedom of Speech

UM librarian shares concerns about protecting diversity of opinion and perspective

The number of books banned from libraries and schools across the nation is on the rise, according to a new report by PEN America. That is why a University of Mississippi librarian says the conversation around censorship is as relevant as ever. Over the last year, the number of books banned or under investigation exceededRead the story …

Student Pursues Passion in Critical Care Nursing

Kaylee Hillhouse completes degrees in allied health studies and nursing to follow her dreams

OXFORD, Miss. – Kaylee Hillhouse, of Pontotoc knew that she wanted her career to make a difference in the lives of others. She also really likes puzzles. “I like working the steps and figuring out how each piece fits together,” Hillhouse said. “The feeling you get at the end when you know you’ve searched andRead the story …

Miele Hudspeth: Making a Difference

Nurse practitioner brings expertise and enthusiasm to UM Health Center

OXFORD, Miss. – From taking temperature to giving injections, Miele Hudspeth makes being treated at the V.B. Harrison Health Center a pleasant experience. With a winning smile and even more winsome manner, the nurse practitioner has been assisting health center staff physicians in providing uncommon care to Ole Miss students. Her secret? Hudspeth loves whatRead the story …

Delta Forum Brings Local Partners Together to Discuss Opportunities

Strategies to boost public health, local agriculture and community partnerships were among the issues discussed at the Delta Regional Forum, sponsored recently by the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies and the Delta Directions Consortium. Some 100 participants gathered June 23 at the Coahoma County Higher Educational Center in Clarksdale for the Delta RegionalRead the story …

Seven Staff Members Receive Outstanding EEO Awards

Individual UM employees and teams recognized for excellence in service categories, operations

OXFORD, Miss. – A supervisor of custodial services has been honored as the University of Mississippi‘s overall outstanding staff member for 2022. Curtis Terrell was recognized during the annual Staff Appreciation Awards program Tuesday (May 31) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. He received a plaque, $1,000 stipend and season OleRead the story …

Alumni Offer Advice to New Graduates

Eight Ole Miss graduates share wisdom and encouragement

On May 7, the Class of 2022 will celebrate Commencement: a moment of achievement that is at once joyous, bittersweet and exhilarating. At the turn of their tassels, the 2022 graduates will become Ole Miss alumni. They join thousands in sharing an affectionate and everlasting bond with the University of Mississippi. Among those alumni areRead the story …