UM Announces New Towns for M Partner Community Improvement Program

McLean Institute adds Ecru, Pontotoc for Phase 2 of community building

OXFORD, Miss. – Following the successful launch of a pilot program that assisted three Mississippi towns with community improvement projects, the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi has launched Phase 2 of its M Partner program with the addition of two more municipalities. The town of Ecru andRead the story …

M Partner Celebrates Successful Pilot Phase

Community engagement initiative will continue to improve quality of life in partner communities

OXFORD, Miss. – As COVID-19 has dramatically altered the landscape of higher education, one aspect remains constant at the University of Mississippi: a commitment to community partnership. While the M Partner pilot phase concluded as the pandemic intensified in Mississippi, the relationships supporting the initiative ensured that university representatives could continue to make a contributionRead the story …

McLean Interns Empower Communities Through Challenging Times

Ole Miss students spend summer engaging in public service in north Mississippi communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Though COVID-19 has reconstructed people’s lives and created many uncertainties, the community engagement work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi remains constant. This summer, Ole Miss students, recent graduates and a faculty instructor dedicated their efforts to improving quality of life in communitiesRead the story …

North Mississippi VISTA Project Seeks Applicants to Serve Communities

Summer and full-year national service opportunities available to fight poverty in state

OXFORD, Miss. – As physical distancing to reduce transmission of COVID-19 has transformed the way that Mississippians go to school, do business and care for their neighbors, the North Mississippi VISTA Project is seeking applicants to join efforts to fight poverty in Mississippi through national service. The North Mississippi VISTA Project has positions for full-timeRead the story …

M Partner Summer Interns Work to Improve Quality of Life in New Albany

Five students assist farmers market, youth and economic development organizations

NEW ALBANY, Miss. – This summer, University of Mississippi students completed internships in communities across the state working through M Partner, a community engagement effort that seeks to improve quality of life in partner cities. In New Albany, five University of Mississippi students worked on community development and revitalization projects that involved the local farmersRead the story …

M Partner Summer Interns Tackle Quality-of-Life Projects in Lexington

Two students promote healthy lifestyles, career development and educational partnerships

LEXINGTON, Miss. – This summer, University of Mississippi students completed internships in communities across the state working through M Partner, a community engagement effort that seeks to improve quality of life in partner cities. In Lexington, two University of Mississippi students worked on promoting healthy eating habits in the community through the local farmers marketRead the story …

M Partner Summer Interns Work on Community Projects in Charleston

Four students contribute to health, beautification and marketing efforts

CHARLESTON, Miss. – This summer, University of Mississippi students completed internships in communities across the state working through M Partner, a community engagement effort that seeks to improve quality of life in partner cities. In Charleston, four University of Mississippi students worked on health promotion and diabetes education, and beautification efforts, among other initiatives. MRead the story …

Ole Miss Students to Serve Communities Throughout Mississippi

M Partner prepares for day of service in three communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Some 150 University of Mississippi students will contribute time and service to community projects in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany later this month for the second annual M Partner Community Day. The day of service will take place on Oct. 26 and students can volunteer by clicking here. Meals and transportation will beRead the story …

News You Can Use: Community Collaborations Priority for UM Units

Faculty, staff and students looking for opportunities to improve conditions, create possibilities

OXFORD, Miss. – Public service has always been an integral part of the lives of University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students. For years, academic units and administrative officers have been partnering with Mississippians across the state to improve living conditions in their communities. As a new academic year begins, university faculty, staff and studentsRead the story …

M Partner, Lexington to Host Free Health Fair

Community event offers free health screenings, rummage sale to benefit local preschoolers

LEXINGTON, Miss. – Community members and visitors to the Lexington community are invited to attend a free Health Fair (9 a.m. to noon) and Rummage Sale (7 a.m. to noon) to benefit area preschoolers on Saturday, June 1. The Health Fair will be held on the southeast side of the Courthouse lawn. In case ofRead the story …