Staff Appreciation Week Offers Variety of Events

Ole Miss employees to engage in week of activities, be honored for service May 31-June 3

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Staff Council will celebrate Ole Miss staff members May 31-June 3 with a variety of fun and engaging activities during Staff Appreciation Week. The weeklong celebration will include learning opportunities, fun and active events, and social gatherings. Faculty and staff members also are invited to access the TurnerRead the story …

Andrea Hickerson Named Dean of School of Journalism and New Media

Respected administrator brings expertise in 21st century practices, research into deepfakes

OXFORD, Miss. – Andrea Hickerson, an internationally renowned researcher, educator and administrator, is joining the University of Mississippi as dean of the School of Journalism and New Media. Her appointment was approved Thursday (May 19) by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees at its May meeting. Hickerson begins her new role JulyRead the story …

Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Kenneth J. Sufka and Robert Van Ness honored for their teaching, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of 50 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Kenneth J. Sufka, professor of psychology and pharmacology, and Robert Van Ness, holder of the Bruce Moore Chair in Finance, were appointed the honorific title FridayRead the story …

Kristie Willett Receives University’s Top Research Award

BioMolecular Sciences chair shares toxicology expertise with students, community

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes parents are the best role models to follow. Kristie Willett may be an example of that. Lynn B. Willett, now a retired animal science and toxicology professor from Ohio State University, showed his daughter, Kristie, the world of toxicology from a young age. Kristie attended her first Society of Toxicology, orRead the story …

Red and Blue Celebration Honors Graduating Staff Members

Annual event recognizes 23 UM employees for overcoming challenges, earning degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi staff members who have earned degrees while working were recognized for their accomplishments Wednesday (May 4) at the annual Red and Blue Celebration of Achievement. Twenty-three employees who are receiving bachelor’s, master’s, specialist or doctoral degrees during 2022 Commencement exercises this weekend were honored at noon in Gertrude C.Read the story …

Chemistry Professor, Diversity Official Honored for Student Service

EJ Edney, Eden Tanner earn Frist Award for passion to serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Norris “EJ” Edney, assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, and Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, have been selected as this year’s Frist StudentRead the story …

Mark Loftin to Deliver Last Lecture Friday

Retiring School of Applied Sciences associate dean to share reflections in Bryant Hall

OXFORD, Miss. – Jasper Mark Loftin, associate dean of the School of Applied Sciences and professor of exercise science at the University of Mississippi, will present the Mortar Board’s Last Lecture on Friday (April 29), during the last class session of the last day of classes for the academic year. The lecture, at 4 p.m.Read the story …

University Presents Celebration of Service Awards

Annual program recognizes achievements in research, learning, service and scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will recognize outstanding accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship Tuesday (April 12) during its annual Celebration of Service Awards. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Commons Ballroom. Honors to be presented include the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award,Read the story …

Pharmacy Professor Honored with Elsie M. Hood Teaching Award

John Bentley's dedication and enthusiasm earns him university's top teaching honor

OXFORD, Miss. – With a passion for statistics and commitment to student learning, John Bentley, professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi, is the winner of the 2022 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. This award recognizes one Ole Miss professor each year who embodies teaching excellence and exceptional student engagement.Read the story …

Edney Works to Widen the Ladder of Opportunity for All

New assistant vice chancellor has helped increase student access to university

OXFORD, Miss. – Norris Allen “EJ” Edney’s grandfather was a proud Tougaloo College graduate and outsized figure on the Alcorn State University campus, so when Edney enrolled in the University of Mississippi, he knew he was taking a big chance. Now he’s the university’s assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and a valuable memberRead the story …