Applied Sciences Faculty Member Named Faculty Senate Chair

Daniel Durkin begins his tenure this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – Daniel Durkin, an associate professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, has been named chair of the Faculty Senate for the upcoming three-year term. The Faculty Senate makes recommendations to the chancellor, provost and Council of Academic Administrators on policies affecting the university and provides guidance on such matters whenRead the story …

UPD Chief Ray Hawkins to Retire

Outgoing leader reflects on 24 years at Ole Miss and the rich reward of serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi Police Chief Ray Hawkins, respected law enforcement officer, natural leader and a believer in the ‘education before enforcement’ approach to policing, is retiring after a stellar 30-year career. Hawkins, who was hired as UPD chief on March 30, 2018, retires June 30. He’s looking forward to spending more timeRead the story …

Dr. Marshall Crowther Honored with SEC Michael L. Slive Award

Sports medicine physician recognized as part of conference's Medical Guidance Task Force

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The medical director and sports medicine physician for Ole Miss Health and Sports Performance is among the members of the Southeastern Conference‘s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force who were named recipients of the conference’s Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday (June 2). Dr. Marshall Crowther is theRead the story …

Associate Director of Housing to Head Regional Organization

Jeannie Hopper to serve as president of Southeastern Association of Housing Officers

OXFORD, Miss. – The associate director of student housing for residential learning at the University of Mississippi has been elected to lead a regional organization of housing officers. Jeannie Hopper will serve as president-elect for the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers. SEAHO is the professional organization for the region, which encompasses 10 states in theRead the story …

Faculty Members Awarded for Community-Engaged Work

Office of Community Engagement recognizes, rewards projects that emphasize community well-being

OXFORD, Miss. – This year’s Excellence in Community Engagement Awards recognized three organizations led by University of Mississippi faculty and staff that are making a significant impact on the well-being of many in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and across Mississippi. “The award is to recognize excellence in community-engaged work, particularly projects that have been impactful inRead the story …

Donna Strum Named Interim Dean of School of Pharmacy

Associate provost will assume role starting July 1

OXFORD, Miss. – Donna Strum, associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi, will serve as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and executive director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, effective July 1. Strum steps in for Dean David D. Allen, who has been named president of theRead the story …

Ralph Eubanks Receives Harvard Radcliffe Honor

UM professor and author plans to use fellowship to write a book examining the Delta

OXFORD, Miss. – Walking your dog can be a routine event, or it could be the exact time someone calls your cellphone from a prestigious university sharing the exciting news that you’ve been named a 2021 fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. W. Ralph Eubanks, who received word he is the Carl and Lily PforzheimerRead the story …

Staff Appreciation Week Offers Variety of Events

Ole Miss employees to engage in week of activities, be honored for years of service June 1-4

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Staff Council will kick off summer by celebrating Ole Miss staff members with Staff Appreciation Week, set for June 1-4. The weeklong celebration will include learning opportunities, fun and active events and social gatherings. Staff and faculty members are also invited to access the Turner Center and SouthRead the story …

Postdoctoral Researcher Joins School of Applied Sciences Faculty

Samantha Kostelnik studying telehealth to fight disease by encouraging vegetable consumption

OXFORD, Miss. – Samantha Kostelnik is joining the faculty of the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management as its first postdoctoral research associate. Kostelnik’s main research focus will be studying using telehealth systems to prescribe dietary changes for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “I’m going to beRead the story …

Greg Tschumper Wins Top Research Award

Professor known for his research into theoretical and computational chemistry

OXFORD, Miss. – A big year just got much bigger for Greg Tschumper. The University of Mississippi chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry was named the winner of the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award on Friday (April 30) during the spring faculty meeting. Created in 2008, the award is the university’s highestRead the story …