UM Civic Engagement Efforts Rewarded with National Designation

Ole Miss among 11 institutions recognized for engaging students and communities

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been recognized nationally for its work on civic learning and democratic engagement by a national organization of higher education student affairs professionals. The association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, also known as NASPA, selected UM as one of 11 national Lead Advisory Institutions for theRead the story …

UM Begins Campus Climate Assessment

Campuswide survey runs Oct. 15 through Nov. 12

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning Oct. 15, University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in a campuswide survey related to campus climate aimed at continuing work toward creating an environment characterized by openness, fairness and equal access for all. UM students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to enter a drawing forRead the story …

Journalism Professor Featured in Podcast about Civil Rights Murder

Kathleen Wickham discusses unsolved case in international production

OXFORD, Miss – University of Mississippi journalism professor Kathleen Wickham is featured in an international podcast distributed by Agence France-Presse on the unsolved 1962 civil rights murder of AFP reporter Paul Guihard at Ole Miss. Guihard was shot in the back from a foot away during a riot that accompanied the enrollment of James MeredithRead the story …

Overby Center’s Fall Lineup Focuses on Elections

Public programs include discussions of alternative facts, Mississippi elections and a civil rights icon

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics will host a series of public programs this fall with an emphasis on upcoming elections and the future of journalism. The upcoming session, set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Overby Center Auditorium, features veteran political journalist Peter J. BoyerRead the story …

Music Department Launches 2019-20 Faculty Recital Series

Series starts fall Monday with recital for clarinet and piano

OXFORD, Miss. – The Faculty Recital Series organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Music kicks off its 2019-20 season Monday (Sept. 23) with a recital for clarinet and piano. The recital features clarinetist Michael Rowlett and pianist Amanda Johnston performing in Nutt Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children and OleRead the story …

Choral Concert Celebrates World Peace Day

Performance features UM Chorus and guest choirs

OXFORD, Miss. – A World Peace Day Concert set for Friday (Sept. 20) at the University of Mississippi will bring together more than 350 performers for a choral celebration for peace. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome.Read 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 …

Staff Members Awarded for Representing Student Affairs’ Core Values

Division honors employees for going 'above and beyond' job duties

OXFORD, Miss. – Five staff members in the University of Mississippi‘s Division of Student Affairs have been honored for excellence in serving students during the 2018-19 academic year.  The Core Values awards were established in 2015 to recognize employees who have shown characteristics of the division’s core values: Students First, Everyone Speaks, Embrace Differences and Lead withRead the story …

Journalism Dean Receives National Award

Will Norton honored for contributions to professional groups, field of journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – Will Norton Jr., dean of the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media, has been honored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication with its Presidential Award. The AEJMC Presidential Award is designed to pay special tribute to individuals who have, through their leadership and service, made a difference for theRead the story …

Construction Set to Begin on Gertrude Ford Boulevard

OXFORD, Miss. – Closures of the southbound lane on Gertrude Ford Boulevard, near the University Avenue bridge, are expected during construction of a retaining wall on the University of Mississippi campus starting Monday (July 22). The construction will begin at 7 a.m. July 22 and is expected to continue through Aug. 31. During that time,Read the story …