UM, Community Partners Organize Bilingual Health Fair in Pontotoc

Spanish-speaking community members invited to receive free screenings, health services

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students are working with health care and public service providers to start meeting the health care needs of Pontotoc’s underserved Spanish-speaking community. The UM McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, as well as representatives from the School of Pharmacy, are partnering with providers toRead the story …

North Mississippi VISTA Project Seeks Applicants

Project places members in full-time community service positions

OXFORD, Miss. – The North Mississippi VISTA Project is seeking applicants interested in benefiting their local communities or kick-starting a career in nonprofits, higher education and public service.  The North Mississippi VISTA Project, offered through the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and part of AmeriCorps, is a yearlong programRead the story …

UM Virtual Reality Lab to Host Open House

Campus, community partners encouraged to come learn how to be involved with emerging technology

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Virtual Reality Lab is opening its doors next week to anyone interested in anything having to do with virtual reality. The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement has partnered with Jackson-based VR company Lobaki to introduce faculty, staff, students and community partners to the numerous, possibleRead the story …

Donations Sought for Lyceum Locker

University's new free supply closet seeks new or gently used school supplies, monetary donations

OXFORD, Miss. – The UMatter: Student Support and Advocacy program and the Academic Support Programs at the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience are jointly launching a school supply closet at the University of Mississippi. Lyceum Locker will serve Ole Miss students who face barriers to success because they lack school supplies needed forRead the story …

Nationwide Now: Continuing Critical Conversations

UM Dialogues on Diversity series facilitates civil discourse around critical issues

OXFORD, Miss. – As the nation reckoned with inequities in race, health care, policing, politics and education – all amid a global pandemic – one University of Mississippi division led real-time community conversations in hopes of bringing communities together. The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement‘s Dialogues on Diversity series steered into the uncertainty ofRead the story …

COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Assistance Available on Campus

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the University of Mississippi community needing assistance scheduling a local COVID-19 vaccine appointment can get help over the next two weeks on campus. Student pharmacists from the School of Pharmacy will be set up at various locations across campus to help anyone needing to schedule an appointment. The student pharmacistsRead the story …

Doctoral Student, Educator Recognized with MPE Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi doctoral student and English teacher in Belmont has received a $1,000 graduate scholarship from the Mississippi Professional Educators. Kristen Zemek, who teaches at Belmont High School, was among 20 students across the state to receive the $1,000 scholarship from MPE, which is awarded to members who wish toRead the story …

UM Named Voter Friendly Campus

Efforts from voting programs aim to increase education, registration

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been designated as a Voter Friendly Campus this semester, a recognition given to campuses nationwide that plan and implement practices to encourage students to register and vote. The designation comes as a result of the work of voting ambassadors across campus and the Division of Diversity andRead the story …

Trent Lott Leadership Institute Works to Prepare Future Leaders

Application for rising juniors and seniors open for the 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The University of Mississippi‘s Trent Lott Leadership Institute is accepting applications for a two-day workshop from rising 11th and 12th graders who attend high school in south Mississippi and want to enhance their leadership abilities and make a difference in their schools and communities. The 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop will takeRead the story …

Dorothy Allison Focus of April Sarahtalk

UM doctoral candidate Sarah Heying to talk about author's exploration of sex, shame and intimacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Heying is exploring Dorothy Allison’s work as a leader in the third-wave feminism movement on Thursday (April 1) for the April Sarahtalk, hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi. “A lot of people are aware of Allison’s renown as a writer ofRead the story …