Donations Sought for 25th Annual Books and Bears Program

UM community asked to donate items for Facilities Management employees' children

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is asking the community to help spread a little joy this holiday season by donating to the 25th annual Books and Bears program. Donations such as toys, books, dolls, bicycles and other children’s play items are being accepted through Dec. 14. All donations will be collected and sortedRead the story …

Campus Recreation Sponsoring Turkey Trot

Annual event to benefit Grove Grocery and Oxford Food Pantry

OXFORD, Miss. – There is still time for individuals to participate in the University of Mississippi’s seventh annual Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk benefiting local food pantries. The event, sponsored by the Department of Campus Recreation, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, Staff Council, InkSpot T-shirt shop and High Point Coffee, is set for Thanksgiving morningRead the story …

University Partners with Community of Excellence Initiative

Collaborative effort focuses on strengthening local communities

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is partnering with representatives from the Appalachian Regional Commission, Tennessee Valley Authority, Mississippi State University and the CREATE Foundation to strengthen northeast Mississippi communities. The Community of Excellence initiative is designed to bring these organizations together with local leaders and residents to focus on long-term projects designed toRead the story …

Center for Population Studies Co-Hosting Rural Partner Summit

More than 75 partners meeting Nov. 9 in Cleveland to address challenges across Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The Center for Population Studies at the University of Mississippi is co-hosting a statewide rural partner summit Wednesday (Nov. 9) in Cleveland. The event, to be held at the Lyric Hotel West End from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is part of the university’s leadership of the Tri-County North Delta Network underRead the story …

Ole Miss Alumni Association Welcomes 2022-23 Officers

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced elected officers for 2022-23 at its annual meeting Oct. 1 as part of Homecoming activities at the University of Mississippi. Bill Reed (BA 72, JD 77), of Jackson, senior counsel in the law firm Baker Donelson, was named president, a one-year term that changes each Homecoming.Read the story …

University Joins Higher Ed, Community Engagement Organization

Open house slated for Nov. 2 to educate UM community about Campus Compact resources

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi recently became a member of Campus Compact, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to higher education civic and community engagement. To educate the university community about available Campus Compact resources, an open house is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 2) in The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss StudentRead the story …

University’s EAC Report Card Posted

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is once again making its Education Achievement Council report card available to the public. The document may be viewed at http://www.mississippi.edu/eac/downloads/2020-2021/um.pdf. To request a copy of the report, email umpr@olemiss.edu. Education Achievement Council report cards for all the state’s universities have been posted online at http://www.mississippi.edu/eac/. The report cardsRead the story …

Kentucky Professor to Discuss Aftermath of Till Murder

Brandon M. Erby to lecture Oct. 25 in Lamar Hall

OXFORD, Miss. – The tragedy is somewhat well known. Emmett Till, 14 years old, was visiting relatives in the Delta town of Money when he was accused of harassing a white woman in a grocery store. Just days later, Till was abducted, brutally beaten and killed. Relatives of the woman were accused of the crimeRead the story …

UM, Community Partners Hosting Oxford-Lafayette Health Fair

Free event provides vaccinations, resources and information to public

OXFORD, Miss. – Residents of Oxford and Lafayette County are invited to a free health fair, hosted by the University of Mississippi, Lafayette County Chapter of the NAACP and MississippiCare, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (Oct. 22) at the Oxford Activity Center. Free parking is available, and the new bivalent COVID booster shot willRead the story …

Common Reading Nominees Due

Recommend books for UM community selection through Dec. 4

OXFORD, Miss. – Incoming University of Mississippi students in 2023 may be different in every way – intended major, school, beliefs, hobbies, hairstyles – but they will have one thing in common: they’ll all be reading the same book. Each year since 2011, students, staff and faculty recommend the university’s next Common Reading Experience, theRead the story …