Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Races Hot Rods, Sets Records

Jeffrey Ferguson uses skills to chase lifelong passion for speed

OXFORD, Miss. – As part of the Buckwheat Racing Team, University of Mississippi mechanical engineering alumnus Jeffrey Ferguson helped set a land speed record of 300 mph at the 62nd Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week in 2010. He and partner George “Bucky” Gallimore immediately set a goal to one day return and break another record. Ferguson andRead the story …

Passion for Dance, Philanthropy Drives CASA Encore Performer

Mackenzie Jordan, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma's dance team, relishes giving back

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi junior Mackenzie Jordan’s contagious smile and sensational moves at the CASA Encore stole the show for a moment when she took the stage at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Jordan, an elementary education major and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, played the role of DaphneRead the story …

Tunneling Through: Engineering Professor Assists in Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Project

Lance Yarbrough spent a lot of his summer deep underground

OXFORD, Miss. – For five weeks straight, Lance Yarbrough spent most of his days at the end of a tunnel 600 feet below the Hudson River. The assistant professor of geology and geological engineering at the University of Mississippi was watching “Nora” – a 470-foot-long, 2.7-million-pound tunnel boring machine – mine through rock 900 feet beneath theRead the story …

Junior Using Experiences with Migraine to Help Others

Denney working to inform and assist others suffering from chronic disease

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – When Delora Denney, of Picayune, was 8 years old, a neurologist diagnosed her with chronic migraine disease. She has since been hospitalized six different times due to the debilitating symptoms triggered by the disease. “I can still recall sitting in the doctor’s office and being told that I have migraines,” Denney said.Read the story …

A Season of Style and Substance

UM student fashion show supports Toys for Tots

OXFORD, Miss. – Fashion and philanthropy will unite to brighten holiday spirits this Friday (Dec. 6) at a University of Mississippi student-organized fashion show. Proceeds from the “Fashion Expo: Schoolin’ Life” event will be donated to the local chapter of Toys for Tots, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program that benefits underprivileged children at Christmas.Read the story …

Campaign Aims to Give Student Veterans New Campus Home

Ignite Ole Miss effort seeks funds for renovations, furnishings and supplies

OXFORD, Miss. – A new online fundraising campaign launched by the University of Mississippi intends to welcome student veterans to new headquarters in the George Street House in the heart of campus. The university earlier announced that both the Office of Veteran and Military Services and the Veterans Resource Center would move into one buildingRead the story …

Graduate Student a Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Scholar

IMC master's student Ro Rhodes shares lessons on working in athletics and pursuing one's chosen path

OXFORD, Miss. – Ro Rhodes talks about her future with an inspiring brand of confidence that makes you believe she will succeed no matter what life throws at her.  The University of Mississippi master’s student in integrated marketing communications recently was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 scholar and invited to the Forbes Under 30Read the story …

Donations Sought for Annual Books and Bears Program

UM faculty, staff and students asked to donate gifts for Facility Management employees' children

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s that time of year to add a little “ho-ho-ho!” to your “hotty toddy.” Donations for the University of Mississippi‘s 22nd annual Books and Bears program are being accepted through Dec. 19. Toys and books received by then will be given away Dec. 20 to children of UM Department of Facilities ManagementRead the story …

Service in Action Benefits Fellow Students

Maddie Marine follows gift with volunteer work at Magee Center

OXFORD, Miss. – With a gift of $25,000 and lots of volunteer effort for the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education, a senior psychology major embodies the citizen-scholar model of service encouraged across the campuses of the University of Mississippi. “I became interested in donating to the Magee Center because my brother has hadRead the story …

Testamentary Gift to Benefit Student-Athletes

Anonymous donors provide support to help Rebels balance academics with demands of training

OXFORD, Miss. – By the time most University of Mississippi students are eating breakfast, many Ole Miss student-athletes have already put in a couple hours of training. “We were required to be up at 5 a.m. for a run or for weight training every day,” said UM alumna Kie Purdom, a former golf team member.Read the story …