Ole Miss Women’s Council Reschedules Legacy Award to April 10

Popular entertainer Dolly Parton to visit UM next spring

OXFORD, Miss. – Legendary performer and philanthropist Dolly Parton is scheduled to visit the University of Mississippi and Oxford to accept the prestigious Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy next spring. Parton was previously scheduled to be honored locally this fall by the OMWC. The Women’s Council, founded more than twoRead the story …

Grammy Winners Highlight 2021-22 Ford Center Season

Slate also includes theater, jazz, blues and classical performances

OXFORD, Miss. – Grammy Award-winning classical and pop acts highlight the 2021-22 season of performances scheduled at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The fall 2021 schedule opens Sept. 14 with the world premiere of the multimedia experience “Voices of Mississippi.” The program features musical performances by notable MississippiRead the story …

Pharmacy Graduate Students Win AAPS Student Chapter Award

First-time honor for UM chapter recognizes service and outreach

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Student Chapter Award by the national organization. The award is given to chapters that demonstrate exceptional commitment to service and outreach. Up to three chapters nationwide are selected for the awardRead the story …

New CISS Hires Bring Six Decades of Experience in Intelligence Fields

UM center prepares students for careers in national security and information areas

OXFORD, Miss. – Two new Center for Intelligence and Security Studies faculty members bring to University of Mississippi classrooms more than 60 years of combined experience with the U.S. intelligence community and military. Craig Morris, whose career spans almost three decades as an intelligence officer with the U.S. Air Force, and Kevin Riehle, whose background includesRead the story …

Pegues to Lead UM Student Affairs

Experienced, respected leader appointed as permanent vice chancellor

OXFORD, Miss. – After nearly two years of leadership and service in an interim role, Charlotte Fant Pegues has been named the University of Mississippi‘s vice chancellor for student affairs. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the appointment at its August meeting. Pegues has served the university in aRead the story …

CME Students, Volunteers Help Upgrade Grove Grocery

Remodeled space, new equipment make pantry better able to serve UM community

OXFORD, Miss. – Grove Grocery, the University of Mississippi‘s food pantry, recently got an upgrade, thanks to students and staff in the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence. Housed in Kinard Hall, Room 213, Grove Grocery provides free meals and hygiene items for Ole Miss students and employees. The revamp took place late last springRead the story …

University Community Remembers Luther August Knight Jr.

Beloved biology professor helped establish UM Field Station, conducted groundbreaking research

OXFORD, Miss. – Family and members of the University of Mississippi community are fondly recalling memories of the late Luther Augustus Knight Jr., a beloved retired biology professor whose noteworthy achievements included helping establish the university’s renowned Field Station. Knight, 90, died Aug. 23 at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services were Aug. 26Read the story …

Building a Premier Esports Program

Payne family gift applauded as an investment in the future

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Abb Payne, of Hattiesburg; his wife, Jennifer; and their family are football fans who tend to spend fall weekends at university stadiums. One family member, however – the Paynes’ 10-year-old son, Ford – prefers the online gaming competitions of esports over the traditional gridiron. Thanks to the family’sRead the story …

Student Encourages the Next Generation during Summer at Ole Miss

Clarksdale native Jhalen Wells serves as summer programs counselor and mentor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi sophomore Jhalen Wells wanted to spend his summer making a difference. While growing up in Clarksdale, Wells looked up to older kids who worked hard for the chance to go to college and pursue their dreams, he recalled. “It was an inspiration to see others in my community goRead the story …

University Kicks Off Semester with Vaccination Clinics

Goal is to make vaccine accessible and convenient for all

OXFORD, Miss. – With COVID-19 continuing to spread across the state, the University of Mississippi is working to ensure that members of the university community have plenty of opportunities to be vaccinated at convenient times and locations. Over the course of four days near the beginning of the semester, volunteers from the School of PharmacyRead the story …