Online Faculty Receive Paragon Award for Excellence in Teaching

Two UM instructors share honor for 2018-19 year

OXFORD, Miss. – How do you make an online course as engaging as a live class and create an authentic learning experience for students outside a traditional classroom setting? The University of Mississippi Office of Academic Outreach works to highlight faculty members who are crafting online classes around these criteria each year. In its ninthRead the story …

Karen Raber Chosen for SEC Faculty Award

UM English professor honored for teaching and Shakespeare scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Karen Raber, a professor of English at the University of Mississippi, has been named the university’s recipient of a 2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. This is the eighth year the program has honored one person from each of the 14 SEC universities for their excellence in teaching – particularly at the undergraduate levelRead the story …

Online Faculty to Share Ideas During Toolbox Talks Event

March 21 program offers tips for connecting with online students

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – A new faculty workshop being offered this month aims to attract DIYers from around campus who may want to try their hand at online course renovation to help shape the way University of Mississippi students learn in online courses. The idea for the event came from online faculty who wanted to “seeRead the story …

English Professor Examines Voices of Early America

Caroline Wigginton wins national book award for first published work

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi English professor Caroline Wigginton’s innovative look at some of America’s earliest texts was recognized nationally recently when she was named the recipient of the 2018 Early American Literature Book Prize for her first academic monograph, “In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America.” The Early American Literature Book Prize, jointly awardedRead the story …

Board of Trustees Presents Annual Diversity Awards

Medical Center administrator and former UM educator honored for service, statewide impact

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning celebrated Black History Month with its annual Diversity Awards ceremony in Jackson. Campus and community leaders were recognized for their efforts in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect. Michael Ryan, professor and associate dean for student affairs in the SchoolRead the story …

Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss

Col. Kelvin Nichols marks promotion where he was first commissioned

OXFORD, Miss. – Col. Kelvin Nichols has accrued more than 29 years of military service in the Mississippi Army National Guard and seen action around the world, and he asked friends, family and his brothers and sisters in arms to join him back home recently at the University of Mississippi, where his military career started. Nichols enrolledRead the story …

Journalism Professor Speaks at National Magazine Conference

 'Mr. Magazine' Samir Husni presents national award, celebrates MPA centennial

OXFORD – The University of Mississippi‘s “Mr. Magazine” played a prominent role in MPA-The Association of Magazine Media’s centennial celebration earlier this month in New York City. Samir Husni, professor of journalism, Hederman Lecturer and director of the university’s Magazine Innovation Center, presented, for the second year in a row, the Launch of the Year award atRead the story …

New Center for Research Evaluation Director Approaches Job with Zeal

Sarah Mason joins UM with 15 years of experience

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Mason is bringing fresh energy to the Center for Research Evaluation at the University of Mississippi as its new director. In barely over a month on the job, Mason is reaching out to the UM, state and regional community, reminding longstanding partners of the broad spectrum of high-quality research and evaluation services theRead the story …

Classics Professor Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Brad Cook receives honor from Mississippi Humanities Council, presents Feb. 11 lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – Brad Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a Humanities Teacher Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council. The award recognizes outstanding work by a Mississippian in bringing the insights of the humanities to public audiences. Cook, a UM faculty member since 2011, is among 29 recipients ofRead the story …

Education Professor Elected MSTA President

Joe Sumrall selected by peers for position in state science teacher organization

OXFORD, Miss. – Joseph Sumrall, a professor of science education at the University of Mississippi School of Education, has been elected to serve as future president of the Mississippi Science Teachers Association, starting in 2020. Sumrall, who has been a member of MSTA since 1987, wants to incorporate more opportunities for north Mississippi teachers and collegeRead the story …