Meet Lele Gillespie, September’s Staff Member of the Month

Lele Winter Gillespie, project coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts, is the Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for September. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.  IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?  Gillespie: I have been with the dean’s officeRead the story …

Meet Christina Lewis, August’s Staff Member of the Month

Christina Lewis, operations manager at the University of Mississippi Telecommunications Center, is the Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for August. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.  IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Lewis: 14 years IOM: What is your hometown? Read the story …

Q&A with Dr. Hubert Spears, University Health Services

UM physician provides information on coronavirus safety, urges everyone to get vaccinated

OXFORD, Miss. – The safest, most effective way to avoid COVID is to take the vaccine and wear masks indoors, said Dr. Hubert Spears, a physician with the University of Mississippi Health Services. He urges everyone who is eligible, but has not received the vaccine, to immediately do so.  Spears, a native of Grenada whoRead the story …

Meet Sandra Cox-McCarty, June’s Staff Member of the Month

Sandra Cox-McCarty, associate dean for administration and diversity initiatives, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for June. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Cox-McCarty: Since November or December 1992 IOM: What is your hometown? Read the story …

Seven Staff Members Receive Outstanding EEO Awards

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

OXFORD, Miss. – The assistant director of campus recreation has been honored as the University of Mississippi‘s overall outstanding staff member for 2021. Shannon Richardson was recognized during the annual Staff Appreciation Awards program Tuesday (June 1) in the ballroom at The Inn at Ole Miss. The program was part of a weeklong celebration includingRead the story …

Analysis: Census Figures Reveal Key Findings for Mississippi, Nation

This week’s release of the national and state population totals, as well as state apportionments, marks the culmination of a year’s dedicated work by local civic and social organizations in partnership with the United Census Bureau in Mississippi and across the nation. The 2020 Census occurred during tumultuous events: deployed in a pandemic, rolled outRead the story …

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 …