Psychology Professor Honored with Elsie M. Hood Teaching Award

Matthew Reysen known as a 'passionate and dedicated' teacher

OXFORD, Miss. – A dedicated University of Mississippi psychology professor lauded by his peers for instilling a passion in his students, Matthew Reysen has been named winner of the 2020 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. An associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Reysen was awarded the highest honor a UM faculty member canRead the story …

UM Launching ‘Rebel Aid’ Online Campaign to Assist Students

Funds raised will go to support Ole Miss students, academics and other initiatives

OXFORD, Miss. – Rebel Aid, a grassroots social media campaign, will be launched Tuesday and Wednesday (April 7-8) by the University of Mississippi‘s Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to secure assistance for students and student-athletes struggling under challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.Read the story …

Experienced Administrator is New UM Director of Community Engagement

Anthony Siracusa is first to hold position aimed at improving interaction and collaboration

OXFORD, Miss. – With a vision for an even more engaged campus, Anthony Siracusa has accepted the new position of director of community engagement at the University of Mississippi. “I was both elated and honored to have been offered this position,” said Siracusa, who joined the Ole Miss administration in March. “I’m aware of theRead the story …

A Mother Memorialized

Scruggs couple establishes Ruby Simpson Shelton Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Jody and Pick Scruggs’ gift to the University of Mississippi will help students seeking degrees from departments within the College of Liberal Arts. The 1966 UM graduates’ $50,000 gift established the Ruby Simpson Shelton Scholarship Endowment in memory of Jody Scruggs’ mother, who died from breast cancer in 1970. The Scruggses firstRead the story …

UM Donates Supplies to Lafayette County Emergency Management

More than 1,300 ponchos to be used by medical personnel responding to COVID-19 crisis

OXFORD, Miss. – With surgical gowns for medical personnel in short supply, volunteers at the University of Mississippi have donated more than 1,300 ponchos to Lafayette County Emergency Management officials responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve Quarles, LCEM director, contacted Amanda Drew, UM emergency management coordinator, for help with personal protective equipment, specifically ponchos forRead the story …

Managing Mental Health During the Public Health Crisis

UM social work faculty offer insights on staying emotionally well through social isolation

OXFORD, Miss. – Following social distancing protocol is critical to slowing the spread of coronavirus, but being isolated from colleagues, friends and family, especially over long periods of time, can profoundly affect emotional well-being and overall mental health. Brian Droubay, assistant professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, is an experienced psychotherapist inRead the story …

UM Recognized Nationally for Supporting Transfer Students

University earns Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll recognition for fifth year

OXFORD, Miss. – For a fifth straight year, the University of Mississippi has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa honor society for creating ways to support community college transfer students. UM is among 122 colleges and universities nationally on PTK’s annual Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll and the only Mississippi university to beRead the story …

University Counseling Center Offers Online Sessions for Clients

UCC transitions to telemental health services in wake of pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – The need for mental health services only grows during times of global crisis and mandatory quarantines, so the University of Mississippi Counseling Center has transitioned to online video sessions to continue helping clients in the safest possible way.  Earlier this month, UM announced that all courses would be delivered online or via other remoteRead the story …

Online Campaign Launched to Help UM Community Amid COVID-19

New Ignite campaign will assist University Health Services, Ole Miss Food Bank and others

OXFORD, Miss. – Hundreds of alumni and friends have reached out to help members of the University of Mississippi community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in students returning to their homes to promote social distancing and courses transitioning to online delivery for the duration of the semester and summer. They’re helping via aRead the story …

UM Students Win Coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Jax Dallas and William Meador awarded one of nation's most prestigious academic honors

OXFORD, Miss. – Two juniors in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships. Jax Dallas, a physical chemistry and math major from Caledonia, and William Meador, a chemistry major from Carbondale, Illinois, are the university’s 15th and 16th Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater is one ofRead the story …