Academic Support, Developmental Studies Look to Boost Awareness

Open house set for Sept. 22; Coffee with a Coach is Oct. 8

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi programs that provide support to help ensure student success have scheduled events designed to increase awareness of the services they offer to assist students. An open house sponsored by Academic Support Programs, part of the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience, and Developmental Studies, a program operatedRead the story …

Census Redistricting Data Available in User-Friendly Format

OXFORD, Miss. – The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a more user-friendly format for the 2020 Census Redistricting Data to help local and state governments understand the demographic changes happening in their communities and across Mississippi. Residents can visit https://data.census.gov/cedsci/ to access demographic characteristics at all geographic levels, including census block and county. This data, originally releasedRead the story …

Creed Week Offers Community Opportunity to Learn, Get Involved

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in a series of events this week promoting the UM Creed. Presented by the Associated Student Body, the annual Creed Week features activities designed to unite the campus community. Each tenet stated within the creed is highlighted one day during theRead the story …

University Schedules Vaccine Clinics throughout Semester

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has scheduled Pfizer vaccination clinics for the remainder of the fall 2021 semester. All clinics are walk-up with no appointment needed and will be held in the East Ballroom of the Paul B. Johnson Commons. Vaccines are free and available to everyone 12 and older. Upcoming Pfizer vaccineRead the story …

Reb Fest at the Rec Begins Semester with Food, Fun and Inclusive Tours

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Campus Recreation invites first-year and returning students alike to come by the South Campus Recreation Center on Thursday evening (Aug. 26) for food trucks, laser tag, climbing wall challenges, and tours and fitness demonstrations. Many of the university’s club sports teams also will meet with studentsRead the story …

Honor Society Chapter Recognized as Active Star

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars has been given Active Star status by the national organization. A nonprofit organization certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, NSCS recognizes and elevates high-achieving undergraduates who excel academically during their first and second year of college. With itsRead the story …

University Unveils New License Plate Design

Proceeds continue to fund Grove beautification, scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – Starting this week, University of Mississippi alumni and supporters who live in Mississippi can purchase an updated Ole Miss affinity license plate. The new Mississippi license plate features the addition of “Hotty Toddy” across the bottom and an updated Ole Miss script logo to the left of the plate number. “It’s importantRead the story …

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 …