Meet Loretta Sledge Thomas, September’s Staff Member of the Month

Loretta Sledge Thomas, an assistant II in the Department of Procurement, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for September. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Thomas: 20 years on Oct.Read the story …

Meet Laura Vaughn, August’s Staff Member of the Month

Laura Vaughn, coordinator of admissions for the UM Intensive English Program, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for August. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Vaughn: Five years. IOM: What is your hometown? Vaughn: Starkville, Mississippi. Read the story …

A Retirement Tribute to Robin Buchannon

So Long, My Boss, My Mentor, My Friend

I’ve known for many months that my boss and my friend, Robin Buchannon, associate vice chancellor for university relations, was retiring after 34 years at Ole Miss. This day was coming, and, despite my constant cajoling and begging, there was nothing I could do to change it. So, as a writer, I figured the nextRead the story …

Q&A: UPD Capt. Thelma Curry Reflects on 40-Year Career

Longtime officer has been a part of university's transformation and growth

OXFORD, Miss. – Thelma Curry, a captain in the University of Mississippi Police Department, has been a familiar face on campus for more than 40 years, but she recently put down her badge for good.  Curry, UPD’s captain of support operations, retired May 31 after a career that began on campus when she was an OleRead the story …

Meet Katherine Slone, May’s Staff Member of the Month

Katherine Slone, executive assistant in the Office of the Provost, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for May. To help us get to know her better, Slone answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?  Slone: Six years.          IOM: What isRead the story …

Persistence Leads to Perseverance

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” – B.F. Skinner The inaugural Red and Blue Celebration for graduating faculty and staff is a testament to those who have worked hard to overcome obstacles of balancing life,Read the story …

Meet Martina Brewer, April’s Staff Member of the Month

Martina Brewer, associate director of admissions, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for April. To help us get to know her better, Brewer answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?  Brewer: Fourteen years. I started in April 2004. IOM: What is yourRead the story …

School of Applied Sciences Lauds Annual Research Symposium Winners

Students present research in broad range of fields

OXFORD, Miss. – Administrators and faculty in the School of Applied Sciences offer congratulations to the school’s winners of the Graduate Student Council’s Eighth Annual Research Symposium: Christopher Hill, Sam Wilson, James Grant Mouser, Caleb Williams, Lauren Luginsland and Harish Chander for their third-place podium session, “Impact Of Repeated Balance Perturbations on Lower Extremity LeanRead the story …

Celebrating Great UM Women

Inspiring stories reflect observance of Women's History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this selection of stories highlights achievements by great UM women. These are just  few of the wonderful stories about faculty, staff, students and alumni: Nancy Dupont, NewsPro Educator of the Year Karen Raber Named Director of Shakespeare Organization Jacquline Vinson, Barbara Howard, Rose Flenorl, and Peggy Gillom-Granderson recognized duringRead the story …

Ole Miss Outdoors’ Dog Sledding Trip a Howling Good Time

Excursion to Ely, Minnesota, also includes visit to International Wolf Center

It’s my first time dog sledding, and I’m standing on a platform, bundled up like a polar explorer and holding onto a bar behind a sled while five Canadian Inuit dogs eagerly wait to hear “Ready, hike!” Most people think of “Mush” as the command for dog sledding. But “Ready, hike!” is better. “Ready” getsRead the story …