Stressed by COVID? Find Simple Moments and Revel in Them

Today’s note is for people who are way, way busier because of COVID-19 and for those who are stressed-out by COVID-19. When the girls were much younger and learning to manage their knives, forks and spoons, they sometimes had the dropsies. Sadly, the noise of falling utensils was musical to them, and they repeated theRead the story …

Faculty Leaders Enhance Teaching Methods for Fall

Resilient pedagogy model helps ease potential disruptions in instruction

OXFORD, Miss. – The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring resulted in the transition of classes to online, remote or other alternative formats in a week’s time by University of Mississippi faculty and students. As the university prepares to welcome students back to campus this fall, faculty are relying on a resilient coursework modelRead the story …

Are We There Yet?

Nope. By no means. No way. No. We are not there yet. When I was a kid, my (large) family drove places in a station wagon. Three people were in the front seat, three in the middle seat, two or three in the rear-facing back seat, and one or two in the tiny space betweenRead the story …

UM Announces Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

New 'Campus Ready' plan implements safety and health protocols to prevent COVID spread

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has released its official “Campus Ready” plan that outlines campus operations and modified academic parameters in preparation for faculty, staff, and students to return to campus for the fall 2020 semester. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while returning to in-person operations, the university is implementing newRead the story …

Rebel Aid 2 to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ole Miss students' return to campus, alumni job searches are chief focus

OXFORD, Miss. – As the University of Mississippi prepares for the fall semester, administrators and financial aid officers are acutely aware that many members of the Ole Miss family continue to struggle due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help serve the needs of students, their families and the university community, UM is hosting a secondRead the story …

University Helping Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Small Business Development Center assisting with federal business stimulus programs

OXFORD, Miss. – Following recent announcements that federal funds are available for economic recovery efforts, the Mississippi Small Business Development Center, housed at the University of Mississippi, is offering counseling and guidance to those interested in applying. The center is involved in the federal and state business stimulus programs, said Michelle Thompson, SBDC communications specialist.Read the story …

Career Center Helping Students, Graduates in Uncertain Times

Virtual drop-in hours and ongoing preparation efforts designed to help navigate uncertain prospects

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Career Center is hosting virtual drop-in hours for students. This is just one of the many ways the Career Center is working to help students whose career prospects and part-time jobs have been affected by COVID-19. “We want students to continue to prepare for the opportunities they wereRead the story …

From CSI to Journalism to Mythology, Summer Camps Move Online

UM Office of Pre-College Programs revamps programs to continue reaching younger students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Office of Pre-College Programs has moved all its summer camps online during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue helping hundreds of younger students discover their passions in areas ranging from journalism to mythology to crime scene investigation. The Office of Pre-College Programs, which is part of the Division ofRead the story …

Maximize Food Provision and Preparation Amidst the Pandemic

UM food experts, dietitians share perspectives, tips for continuing to eat healthy

OXFORD, Miss. – As the country slowly continues reopening for business during the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Mississippi food experts and registered dietitians are weighing in on the food supply chain, sharing local sourcing, gardening and home cooking as solutions for issues of food preparation and safety. To better cope with the impact of theRead the story …

Many UM Graduate Programs Waive Admission Test Requirements

In response to COVID-19, some programs ease prerequisites and extend application deadlines

OXFORD, Miss. – Anyone mulling over applying to graduate school at the University of Mississippi may have a simpler application process this summer, now that many of the university’s graduate programs are waiving standardized admissions tests and extending application deadlines.  The changes in the application process are a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Preparing aRead the story …