Professor Receives National Geography Teaching Award

Ellen Foster recognized by National Council of Geographic Education

OXFORD, Miss. – Ellen J. Foster, associate professor of social studies education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of a 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award in Higher Education from the National Council of Geographic Education. NCGE is a nonprofit that enhances the quality of geography education from kindergarten through higher education. Each year, the Distinguished Teaching Award recognizesRead the story …

UM Hires New Faculty Development Director

Josh Eyler looks to improve campus critical thinking

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Eyler has been hired as the director of faculty development at the University of Mississippi. The position is part of the university’s new Academic Innovations Group, or AIG, a unit working to improve and innovate teaching and learning at the university and responsible for fulfilling the goals of ThinkForward, the university’s new QualityRead the story …

English Professor Honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

Aimee Nezkuhumatahil's 'Oceanic' wins coveted 2019 Poetry Award

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor has been honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for her latest collection of poetry. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the university’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, has been selected to receive the award for “Oceanic” (Copper Canyon, 2018). The MIALRead the story …

Landscape Services Director Volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery

Jeff McManus among more than 400 professionals at day of service

OXFORD, Miss. – The man responsible for maintaining the University of Mississippi‘s main campus as one of the nation’s most beautiful recently joined other professionals from across the country to volunteer at an annual day of service at Arlington National Cemetery. Jeff McManus, UM director of landscape services, participated in “Renewal and Remembrance,” organized byRead the story …

Brent Marsh Hired as New Dean of Students

Higher education veteran brings 20-plus years of experience in student affairs to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Brent Marsh, who has worked in higher education student affairs for more than two decades, has been named the new assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Mississippi. Marsh, who was serving as vice president for student affairs at Rogers State University, was selected after aRead the story …

Outreach Staffer Catherine Hultman Earns Ally of the Year Award

Coordinator of testing services honored for acceptance of LGBTQ community

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi testing center coordinator Catherine Hultman sees students at one of their most stressed and vulnerable seasons, exam time. She also serves as an instructor to incoming transfer students enrolled in the EDHE transfer experience course. This class helps transfer students make a positive transition to the university. During theRead the story …

New Director Shares Vision for University Health Services

UM alumnus Alex Langhart sets plans for services to serve students, faculty and staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Alex Langhart, new director of the University of Mississippi Health Services, aims to increase access, promote wellness and find solutions to ensure all faculty, staff and students receive excellent on-campus care. Langhart received his master’s degree in health services administration from UM in 2015. The Tylertown native, who also has a bachelor’s degreeRead the story …

Study on Internships at UM Earns National Honors

Staff members Kristina Phillips and Jennifer Saxon research access and equity for students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi staff members Kristina Phillips and Jennifer Saxon have been honored with the “Dissertation of the Year” award by the National Society for Experiential Education. The NSEE is a nonprofit organization of educators, businesses, and community leaders invested in the development of education programs that offer learning experiences outside theRead the story …

Smith Reflects on 28-Year Journey from Waiter to Admissions Director

Oxford native, fourth-generation employee to retire from university May 31

OXFORD, Miss. – Whitman Smith graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Ole Miss in 1989 and spent three days as a waiter at the Downtown Grill before he decided to jump ship for an offer he couldn’t refuse. The Oxford native got a call from his alma mater and leapt at the chance to becomeRead the story …

Still Going Strong after 50 Years of Employment

As longest-serving employee ever, Kathy Tidwell rises through ranks during a half-century at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Kathy Tidwell started working at the University of Mississippi a few months before man first walked on the moon. This year marks Tidwell’s 50th year at Ole Miss, making her the longest-serving employee in university history. She officially started in January 1969, and while she could have retired many years ago, theRead the story …