Top Ole Miss Stories of 2019

Year-end review showcases highlights, achievements across UM

OXFORD, Miss. – From reaching an all-time high first-year retention rate to unveiling new and renovated facilities across campus, it’s hard to believe all that happened in one year at the University of Mississippi. Here are some of the top Ole Miss achievements and accomplishments from 2019 – truly a year to remember: Record-high Retention and Graduation At our core,Read the story …

Meet Teri Gray, November’s Staff Member of the Month

Teri Gray, administrative secretary II in the School of Applied Sciences, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for November. 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? Gray: Nine years on Feb. 9, 2020.Read the story …

Q&A with Ole Miss Students Interning for ’60 Minutes,’ Fortune Magazine

OXFORD, Miss. – Two students from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media are in New York this semester, taking classes and interning through the Semester in Journalism program operated by a journalism institute at The King’s College.  “60 Minutes” intern Matthew Hendley is a junior broadcast journalism major from Madison. He has workedRead the story …

Enhancing UM Student Services and Advocacy Resources

Q&A with Kate Forster and Shelli Poole

UMatter: Student Support and Advocacy assists students facing challenges as a way to promote personal and academic success. Housed in the Division of Student Affairs, UMatter has three case managers who handle student advocacy, sexual assault response and violence intervention and prevention, as well as student-of-concern reports. IOM recently visited with Kate Forster, director ofRead the story …

Former CBS Sports Producer Leads Documentary Film Festival Workshop

Students completed intensive storytelling projects on tight deadline

OXFORD, Miss. – A 13-time national Emmy Award-winning sports television producer recently returned to the University of Mississippi to lead a 48-Hour Documentary Film Festival workshop hosted by the School of Journalism and New Media. Terry Ewert, former executive producer of CBS Sports, has won Emmys for writing and documentary filmmaking. He also led production forRead the story …

Meet April Thompson, October’s Staff Member of the Month

April Thompson, director of academic outreach in the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for October. 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? Thompson: Eight years. IOM:Read the story …

School of Applied Sciences Shows Off New Home

Faculty and staff share renovated Garland, Hedleston and Mayes at open house

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences welcomed more than 100 attendees to its recent open house for the renovated Garland, Hedleston and Mayes halls to celebrate the project’s completion and welcome the community at large to the school’s new space. The former residence halls have been renovated and repurposed toRead the story …

M Partner Summer Interns Work to Improve Quality of Life in New Albany

Five students assist farmers market, youth and economic development organizations

NEW ALBANY, Miss. – This summer, University of Mississippi students completed internships in communities across the state working through M Partner, a community engagement effort that seeks to improve quality of life in partner cities. In New Albany, five University of Mississippi students worked on community development and revitalization projects that involved the local farmersRead the story …

M Partner Summer Interns Tackle Quality-of-Life Projects in Lexington

Two students promote healthy lifestyles, career development and educational partnerships

LEXINGTON, Miss. – This summer, University of Mississippi students completed internships in communities across the state working through M Partner, a community engagement effort that seeks to improve quality of life in partner cities. In Lexington, two University of Mississippi students worked on promoting healthy eating habits in the community through the local farmers marketRead the story …

M Partner Summer Interns Work on Community Projects in Charleston

Four students contribute to health, beautification and marketing efforts

CHARLESTON, Miss. – This summer, University of Mississippi students completed internships in communities across the state working through M Partner, a community engagement effort that seeks to improve quality of life in partner cities. In Charleston, four University of Mississippi students worked on health promotion and diabetes education, and beautification efforts, among other initiatives. MRead the story …