Rooming App Take First Prize in Business Plan Contest

Froomie, an app to help find the perfect roommate, wins the Gillespie Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – When Brea Givens transferred to the University of Mississippi as a junior in 2019, she had a difficult time finding a compatible roommate, so she began developing her own app to streamline the process and deliver better results. That led to Froomie, which provides roommate and housing solutions for college students, andRead the story …

UM Opera Theatre Presents Fresh Approaches to Two Classics

Each show includes a condensed opera and selected scenes

OXFORD, Miss. – “From the Met to Broadway and Back Again” is more than just an invitation. It is an opportunity for anyone craving a unique and unexpected live music and theater experience. For the first time, the University of Mississippi Opera Theatre’s annual spring production will consist of condensed versions of two popular operas,Read the story …

Generous Donations Smash Record During Ole Miss Giving Day 2021

University family gives $2.485 million to soar past fundraising goals

OXFORD, Miss. – When the last online donation was made this week for Giving Day 2021, University of Mississippi faithful had shattered the fundraising record for the annual event. This year, Ole Miss alumni, students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff contributed 1,575 gifts (1,328 unique donors), totaling more than $2.485 million – gifts dedicatedRead the story …

Alumna Discusses Role with Kansas City Chiefs

Hospitality management program's spring industry speaker series continues on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The hospitality management program at the University of Mississippi prepared Nicole Johnson so well for her professional career that she even has a Super Bowl ring to show for it. The suite services coordinator for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, Johnson recently returned to campus as a featured speaker in the DepartmentRead the story …

Wobbling the Foundations of the Universe

UM researchers part of experiment that finds strong evidence of undiscovered particles, forces

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers are playing a key role in a groundbreaking search for undiscovered forms of matter and energy that could unlock an exciting new era of physics. On April 7, researchers working at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois announced that their exploration of a tiny subatomic particle calledRead the story …

Chancellor’s Wellness Challenge Encourages, Rewards Holistic Health

Students have opportunities to engage in self-care activities, wellness events throughout 19-day challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi launched its new Chancellor’s Wellness Challenge this month as a part of the university’s ongoing efforts to bring holistic wellness to the forefront of students’ minds. The 19-day challenge encourages students to take care of their mental, physical and emotional health by offering prizes for self-care activities andRead the story …

University Offers On-Campus and Online Summer Camp Options for K-12

Students can enhance love of learning and stay sharp with UM summer programs

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Office of Pre-College Programs is offering a range of summer program options for students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Through a wide variety of classes on both the Oxford campus and through virtual options, summer programs combine academic benefits with plenty of fun and excitement for participants. StudentsRead the story …

NFL Legend Patrick Willis to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

One of the most decorated players in Ole Miss football history to speak May 8 to Class of 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – NFL legend Patrick Willis, who overcame tremendous adversity to become a scholar-athlete and one of the most decorated football players in Ole Miss history, will give the University of Mississippi‘s 2020 Commencement address on May 8. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020, which were postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic last year,Read the story …

Habitat for Humanity CEO to Deliver 2021 Commencement Address

Jonathan T.M. Reckford to address graduates May 1 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

OXFORD, Miss. – Jonathan T.M. Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, will deliver the University of Mississippi‘s 168th Commencement address May 1 in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Reckford leads the global Christian housing organization that has helped more than 35 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve their homes. Since 2005, when he took theRead the story …

School of Journalism and New Media Team Studies Climate Change

Professors, students dive deeper into topic through in-depth, statewide project

OXFORD, Miss. – Nationally and globally, much of the conversation about climate change has been territorial and political. In Mississippi, state leaders have spoken of it rarely, if ever. However, the state’s science, industrial, agricultural and energy sectors have been working to address change and devise strategies. A desire to explore the issue more in-depthRead the story …