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 …

Dignity Drive Seeks to Make a Difference

North Mississippi VISTA Project collecting items for those with housing and financial needs

OXFORD, Miss. – The North Mississippi VISTA Project, hosted at the Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, is conducting a “Dignity Drive” through Oct. 31 to help people with housing and financial needs. All items donated will go to LOU community organizations such as Communicare Project THRIVE, DoorsRead the story …

Timothy Yenter Named Associate Dean of Honors College

New administrator to assist seniors in creating capstone projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Through his new role as associate dean for capstone projects in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, Timothy Yenter wants to “set students free to achieve things beyond what they can imagine.” Capstone projects are scholarly, pre-professional or creative works that students complete in their junior andRead the story …

Including Ethics in the Classroom

Conference to discuss intellectual virtues, ethics in teaching

OXFORD, Miss. – Two visiting keynote speakers will dive into the ethics behind education at the 23rd international conference for Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum, held this month for the first time at the University of Mississippi. The conference is set for Oct. 6-8 at two locations on campus. The society sponsors the conferenceRead the story …

Annual Banking and Finance Symposium Set for Oct. 14

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Business Administration is preparing to host its 21st annual Banking and Finance Symposium, which features speakers and panel discussions to educate students, alumni and finance professionals on topics that affect the financial industry.  The event is set for Oct. 14 at the Oxford Conference Center. Registration is $95 and can be completed by clicking here. “The Banking and Finance Symposium has been an outstandingRead the story …

UM Ranks Top in State for Getting a Job After Graduation

Honor marks sixth consecutive year of recognition; Ole Miss among only two SEC schools listed

OXFORD, Miss. – More than nine in 10 recent University of Mississippi graduates have found and kept a job after graduation. That is why Zippia.com named UM the best college in Mississippi for getting a job for the sixth consecutive year. The ranking considers the most recent College Scorecard data released by the U.S. DepartmentRead the story …