Ole Miss Chapter Wins Mortar Board Honors

Campus organization received Gold Torch Award, named Most Improved Chapter

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of Mortar Board, an honor society for college seniors, recently won two top honors during the national organization’s annual awards program. The UM Tassels chapter met all of the requirements necessary for a Gold Torch Award. The group also was named the Freeman and Fox Most ImprovedRead the story …

North Mississippi VISTA Project Seeks Volunteers

Deadline for applications is July 25

OXFORD, Miss. – The North Mississippi VISTA Project, based at the Grisham-McLean Institute for Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, is seeking applicants to help fight poverty in Mississippi through national service. The North Mississippi VISTA Project has full-time positions for yearlong terms of service beginning Aug. 29. VISTA members join nonprofit organizations andRead the story …

RebelWell Adds More Wellness Options for Employees

Partnership with Deer Oaks EAP yields benefits for UM faculty and staff

OXFORD, Miss. – RebelWell, the University of Mississippi‘s initiative to foster healthy lifestyles among employees, has expanded its offerings to include confidential mental health counseling, financial counseling and other wellness and work-life balance resources. The new services are offered through the Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program. All services are free and confidential and available toRead the story …

University Supports Staff Members’ Creativity with New Residency

Application deadline is May 23

University of Mississippi staff members on the Oxford campus may apply for Staff Creative Residencies, one-week opportunities to work on individual creative projects. The initiative, conceived by the Mississippi Lab and funded by the Office of the Provost, supports projects such as painting, photography, woodworking, writing, video game design, music composition, quilting and more. “JustRead the story …

Inaugural Faculty Development Grant Recipients Announced

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has named its inaugural cohort of recipients of the Faculty Development Grant. The grants were created following a needs and opportunities assessment in fall 2021, per the strategic priorities outlined in the Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. They were developedRead the story …

Institute of Child Nutrition Joins with FARE to Address Food Allergies

Partnership promises to strengthen resources and training for child nutrition programs

OXFORD, Miss. – The Institute of Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi has partnered with the nonprofit Food Allergy Research and Education, known as FARE, to raise awareness and expand education efforts on food allergies, specifically in child nutrition settings. The institute has completed a memorandum of understanding with FARE that outlines activities whereRead the story …

Parking Department Shifting to Use License Plates as Permits

Many parking permit holders no longer will need hangtags or decals beginning this fall

OXFORD, Miss. – The fall 2022 semester will bring changes for some parking permit holders on the University of Mississippi‘s Oxford campus. Besides restructured parking options for commuters, some permit holders no longer will need to keep a hangtag or decal on their car when parking on campus.  Commuters, faculty/staff and Pavilion Garage permit holdersRead the story …

African Cultural Night Set for Friday

Student-led event will feature dance, music, fashion, food and performance

OXFORD, Miss. – The African Caribbean Student Association at the University of Mississippi hosts its annual African Cultural Night on campus Friday (April 22). The free event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Ole Miss Student Union, Auditorium 124, features music, dance, fashion and a special performance. African cuisine will be served on theRead the story …

Oxford Transportation Issues Focus for Campus Public Debate

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community can listen and engage in debate about transportation issues in Oxford on Wednesday evening (April 20) at the University of Mississippi, when the Warren Debate Union presents its latest public debate. The event, at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall, Room 209, is free and open to theRead the story …

UM Hosting Bilingual Health Fair Saturday in Pontotoc

Free 3-hour event providing screenings, vaccinations and information to public

OXFORD, Miss. – Residents of Pontotoc and neighboring counties are invited to a free, bilingual health fair, hosted by several University of Mississippi departments, on Saturday (April 2). The event begins at 9 a.m. at First Choice Bank Gateway Pavilion, 139 West Reynolds St. in Pontotoc. Participants can obtain services including lipid panels, hemoglobin A1CRead the story …