Endowment Honors Memories of Three Friends

Scholarship recipients carry on legacies of fraternity brothers

OXFORD, Miss. – A scholarship endowment paying tribute to the lives of three University of Mississippi students has grown to more than $468,000, and three new recipients of the scholarship say they feel honored to represent the men for whom the scholarship is named. Continuing gifts from the Kappa Alpha fraternity have expanded the CharlesRead the story …

Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. Selections are based on outstanding contributions in all aspects ofRead the story …

Elsie Hood Award Winner Lauded for Empathy and ‘Transformative Impact’

Patrick Alexander is university's teacher of the year

OXFORD, Miss. – Patrick Alexander, associate professor of English and African American studies, is the recipient of the 2021 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award at the University of Mississippi. The honor – the highest bestowed on UM faculty who make a positive difference in the classroom – was announced Thursday evening (April 8) in TheRead the story …

Building on Success, Jumpstart Expands Its Reach

UM-based program focused on training students to teach preschoolers expanding to Jackson, Meridian

OXFORD, Miss. – Jumpstart, a University of Mississippi-based organization that trains college students to teach preschool children from resource-challenged families, is broadening its efforts to ensure the state’s children are well-prepared for kindergarten.  Jumpstart is expanding into Jackson and Meridian as Mississippi fourth-graders posted the nation’s best reading scores in 2019, and all grades wereRead the story …

Bruce Levingston’s New Album Inspires Hope Amid Darkness

UM artist-in-residence's acclaimed recordings surpass 3.5 million streams

OXFORD, Miss. – This past year of uncertainty and stress has caused many to seek answers and inspiration in the familiar. For internationally renowned pianist Bruce Levingston, these difficult times drew him closer than ever to his music. Amid the pandemic, Levingston, the Chancellor’s Artist-in-Residence of the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors CollegeRead the story …

Musical Theater and Film Blend to Take Audiences to Satirical Dystopia

Digital production showcases stage, screen talents of UM students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film‘s innovative 2020-21 season continues with another opportunity for students to create and present theater in a way they have never done before. “Urinetown: The Musical” will be available to stream on-demand from 8 a.m. Friday (April 9) through 11:45 p.m. Sunday (April 11).Read the story …

UM Goes National with Teacher Education Support Program

World Class Teaching Program prepares educators for National Board certification

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is extending the university’s commitment to supporting teacher education to a national level. Based in the UM School of Education, the new World Class Teaching Program 602 assists and prepares school systems and teachers around the country for certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. LaunchedRead the story …

Trent Lott Leadership Institute Works to Prepare Future Leaders

Application for rising juniors and seniors open for the 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The University of Mississippi‘s Trent Lott Leadership Institute is accepting applications for a two-day workshop from rising 11th and 12th graders who attend high school in south Mississippi and want to enhance their leadership abilities and make a difference in their schools and communities. The 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop will takeRead the story …

Applied Sciences Launches Online Master’s Degree in Sport Analytics

New graduate program will prepare students for range of careers in sports-related fields

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management at the University of Mississippi is rolling out its newest graduate program this fall, a Master of Science in Sport Analytics. The program is a one-year, fully online curriculum with two emphasis areas: sport performance and sport business. The online master’s program isRead the story …

Giving Day at Ole Miss

Campaign has goal of strengthening programs, unifying community

OXFORD, Miss. – Giving Day 2021 at the University of Mississippi, April 13-14, will bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to support academic and athletics programs through an online, social media-driven campaign. “We are better together – and together with our generous donors and friends, we can make a positive and powerful impact forRead the story …