Facilities Management Personnel Recognized for Dedication

Sixty-five team members honored for resolving campus issues during recent winter storm

Personnel in the University of Mississippi‘s Facilities Management Department are being recognized for their dedicated responses during the university’s ice and snow closure last month. During the closure, the department’s dispatch area was staffed around the clock, the university’s wastewater treatment plant operation continued and all campus buildings were walked and inspected for issues dailyRead the story …

How We All Get to the Finish Line … Together

Sixty-one years ago, in the summer, my father took my siblings David, Robert, Johnny, Steve and Cathy on a car trip out West. Cathy was, I think, 8 years old. This means that I was almost 5 years old. Old enough to go on a car trip out West without my Mama, in my opinion.Read the story …

Gilman Scholarships Offer Chance to Explore the Globe

Deadline to apply for next round of study abroad scholarships is March 9

OXFORD, Miss. – Zach Allen planned to study abroad in summer 2020 and spring 2021, but the world had other plans. With travel and entry into Peru and Ecuador restricted due to COVID-19 and universities in Latin America shifting to virtual classes, Allen had to be flexible … and hopeful. With his senior year atRead the story …

Going Above and Beyond: UM Winter Weather Shout-outs

Ole Miss campus community shares thanks, appreciation following winter weather

OXFORD, Miss. – As snow and ice covered Oxford, Lafayette County and much of the South last week, University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students overcame obstacles and challenges brought on by the winter weather to keep the university’s mission on track. Ole Miss News asked the campus community to recognize colleagues and departments acrossRead the story …

Positive Vaccine Side Effects: Hugging and Herd Immunity

I’m not a hugger. My mom was one; my dad was not. My husband is. I hug my husband, yes, and my daughters. But friends, as a way of saying hello or goodbye or thank you for dinner? No. I believe in using my words and speaking with my eyes to say, “Goodbye, I hadRead the story …

A Deeper Dive Into Vaccines

Almost every visit to our clinic and every telehealth appointment ends the same way these days: “Let’s talk about the COVID vaccine.” Some of my patients have scheduled the visit specifically to talk about the vaccines and their worries about taking them, or their hopes concerning how soon they can get a shot. Some patientsRead the story …

Wishing and Hoping and Waiting

Reflections on the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine

My mother married a man who took stairs two at a time, running up. By the time I knew him, my father looked carefully at the height and depth of each stair to determine whether he could raise his leg high enough to reach the top of the stair and whether his shoe would fitRead the story …

Your Favorite Writer’s Favorite Writer

Why writing about Curtis Wilkie's career will be a highlight of mine

Writing the University of Mississippi‘s definitive retirement profile on Curtis Wilkie was the kind of responsibility I wasn’t sure I wanted, but it’s become a memory I will share for years to come. When I arrived at Wilkie’s Oxford home with university photographer Logan Kirkland, we were bummed that rain might hamper our plans toRead the story …

Stop the Scammers: IT Shares Best Practices to Combat Email Fraud

Campus community encouraged to follow tips when encountering malicious, fraudulent emails

Scammers, hackers and all other internet bad guys don’t want you to read this. They want you to let your guard down and be enticed by the email offer for free computers, incredible discount opportunities or even what appears to be friendly outreach from a friend or colleague in need of assistance. All it takesRead the story …

Parameters and Protocols Work When We Work!

As the semester comes to an end, I can’t help but look back on all that has been learned, experienced and practiced this past year in the work world of COVID-19. Many departments embraced the established university’s parameters and protocols and navigated the virus safely. The Office of Admissions, with a staff of nearly 50,Read the story …