Museum Unveils 2019 Keepsake Ornament

Collectible features longtime museum display of dressed fleas

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum has unveiled its 19th annual holiday keepsake ornament, which features a longstanding museum display and visitor favorite, the Pulgas Vestidas, or “dressed fleas.” Each year, UM Museum and Historic Houses alternates between subjects in the permanent collection, on the Ole Miss campus and around the city ofRead the story …

Arielle Hudson Named UM’s 27th Rhodes Scholar

Tunica native becomes university's first African American female to earn coveted scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Arielle Hudson has become the University of Mississippi’s 27th Rhodes Scholar, making her UM’s first African American female to be selected for the prestigious, international scholarship program. Hudson, a senior English education major, was selected after interviews with the officials from the Rhodes Trust on Nov. 22-23 in Birmingham, Alabama. Scholarship recipientsRead the story …

Keith Carter Named Ole Miss Athletics Director

Former Rebel Basketball All-American Was 2016 National Fundraiser of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – A nationally recognized fundraiser who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in college athletics, Keith Carter will take the reins of the University of Mississippi athletics department 20 years after leading its men’s basketball program to the top of the Southeastern Conference.   After receiving a unanimous recommendation from the members ofRead the story …

Student Wins Girl Scouts’ Highest National Honor

Lauren Vanlandingham recognized with Gold Award for helping cancer patients with mental health concerns

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student has received the Girl Scouts of the United States of America‘s highest honor for her exceptional efforts to help cancer patients with their mental health. Lauren Vanlandingham, a freshman general business major from St. Louis, was among 10 Girl Scouts from across the nation presented the GirlRead the story …

ROTC Pass in Review Showcases Future Military Leaders

Cadets, midshipmen and marines from the program gather for review by Chancellor Glenn Boyce

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s ROTC cadets, midshipmen and Marines stood at attention Thursday (Nov. 14) in their crisp uniforms and presented the nation’s colors as part of pass in review, a storied military tradition that gives the commanding officer a chance to inspect the troops.  The event was held in front ofRead the story …

UM Student, Alumna Among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists

Arielle Hudson, Chinelo Ibekwe prepare for interview process for prestigious international award

OXFORD, Miss. – An education major at the University of Mississippi and an engineering alumna are both finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Arielle Hudson, a senior English education major from Tunica, will compete for the scholarship during a series of interviews Nov. 22-23 in Birmingham,Read the story …

UM Enrolls Next Generation of Future Leaders Across Six Campuses

Oxford campus records its highest retention rate ever

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi enrolled 22,273 students across its six campuses for fall 2019, based on the official census figure captured Nov. 1. UM continues to attract a geographically diverse student body, with students from all 82 counties in Mississippi, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 88 countries around theRead the story …

Wish Granted: Leukemia Survivor Becomes a Cheerleader

Through Ole Miss Wish, 4-year-old leukemia survivor becomes honorary member of UM cheer squad

OXFORD, Miss. – Rowan Neff’s little feet flew up and she landed on her back with her eyes facing the ceiling of Tad Smith Coliseum. She laughed loudly just as she finished the flip.  “It’s so easy,” Rowan confidently told the assembled group of University of Mississippi cheerleaders who watched her.  The 4-year-old from PontotocRead the story …

UM Named Among Military Times’ Best Colleges for Veterans

Ole Miss lauded nationally for efforts to welcome, support former military personnel

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s efforts to support its thriving community of military veteran students has led to the university being ranked among the nation’s best places for vets to pursue a degree. UM is the No. 53-ranked public university in the Military Times “Best for Vets: Top Colleges 2020.” It’s also one of onlyRead the story …

Institute of Child Nutrition Expands Outreach, Impact

UM resource increases trainings, online offerings for school nutrition professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – Celebrating its 30th year of operation, the Institute of Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi has issued an impact report showing huge growth in outreach aimed at training food service professionals in proper food preparation and nutrition for children nationwide. The Institute of Child Nutrition, or ICN, offers free training toRead the story …