Report from Economic Renewal Institute Hails Oxford-UM Relationship

Heartland Forward names LOU community one to emulate for strong economic growth

OXFORD, Miss. – A new report from an economic renewal institute praises the partnership of the University of Mississippi and the city of Oxford for building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters strong growth for long-term economic success. The “Young Firms and Regional Economic Growth: Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurs Critical” report was released by Heartland Forward, a “think-and-do tank” based in Bentonville, Arkansas.Read the story …

Walmart Foundation Funding Fuels New Food Prescription Program

UM professors develop initiative to address food insecurity, food desert issues for Mississippians

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors are recipients of a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation that will create a food prescription program to improve access to fresh food for Mississippians. The $442,154 grant from the Walmart Foundation will fund a program that is expected to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables and increaseRead the story …

Many UM Graduate Programs Waive Admission Test Requirements

In response to COVID-19, some programs ease prerequisites and extend application deadlines

OXFORD, Miss. – Anyone mulling over applying to graduate school at the University of Mississippi may have a simpler application process this summer, now that many of the university’s graduate programs are waiving standardized admissions tests and extending application deadlines.  The changes in the application process are a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Preparing aRead the story …

Mississippi Teacher Corps Offers Free Summer School Across State

In response to social distancing, longtime teacher program takes programming online

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Teacher Corps, an alternate-route teacher preparation program housed at the University of Mississippi, has taken its annual summer school program online and will offer free summer classes to instate students in grades 7-12 and more.  Designed for students in need of credit recovery or enrichment, the program will last fromRead the story …

Sigma Nu Charity Bowl Still Changing Lives

Annual UM fraternity event raised $168,000 for paralysis victim, nonprofit organizations

OXFORD, Miss. – Emmie Brookins wasn’t even born when University of Mississippi football player Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins suffered a life-changing injury during the Rebels’ 1989 Homecoming game against Vanderbilt University’s Commodores. Three decades later, overwhelming charitable response to the tragic incident that left Mullins, who died in 1991, a paraplegic is benefitting Brookins, aRead the story …

UM Continues Commitment to Making Courses Accessible to All

Global Accessibility Day online lunch-and-learn offered May 21 for faculty and staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Imagine opening an assignment for a college course to find a video that has not been properly captioned, and you are deaf. Accessibility specialists at the University of Mississippi are working to eradicate this barrier and others like this by connecting Ole Miss faculty and staff members with tools and resources thatRead the story …

UM Offers Degree in Health and Physical Education

School of Education launching new undergraduate program in August

OXFORD, Miss. – Beginning in August, the University of Mississippi School of Education will offer a new bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. The  program will prepare students to become effective K-12 health and physical education teachers who use collaborative practices that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners. “This new program has been developed withRead the story …

University Celebrating National Nurses Week

UM Student, Employee Health Services honoring those who care for, serve others

OXFORD, Miss. – Nurses at the University of Mississippi Employee and Student Health Services are being honored for their service during National Nurses Week. “We are so proud of our nursing staff who always go above and beyond to provide the best care for our university population,” said Alex Langhart, director of University Health Services.Read the story …

Senior Class Gift Will Aid Fellow Students

UM Class of 2020 responds to COVID-19 by supporting Student Emergency Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Every year, members of the University of Mississippi senior class raise funds to leave a gift behind that represents their legacy. This year, the tradition continues. By requesting contributions to the Student Emergency Fund, the Class of 2020 hopes to help fellow Ole Miss students struggling with pandemic-related challenges. Class of 2020Read the story …

UM Class of 2020, Graduates Celebrated During Live, Virtual Event

More than 5,000 degrees conferred Saturday amid messages of hope and celebration

OXFORD, Miss. – During a live, virtual event filled with joyous celebrations and heartfelt words of wisdom, the University of Mississippi celebrated graduates in the Class of 2020 on Saturday (May 9). The ceremony, a mixture of live-streamed video from the Oxford campus and pre-recorded messages sent from across the country, celebrated Ole Miss students andRead the story …