Faculty Team Reimagines Arts Elective Intro to Music

Course redesign emphasizes listening skills, critical thinking for invigorated student experience

OXFORD, Miss. – When Michael Rowlett put together a team of music faculty members at the University of Mississippi to rethink the basic arts elective MUS 103: Introduction to Music, he knew he wanted to find a way to connect the process of learning about music to his students’ experiences. “I’ve been teaching Introduction toRead the story …

Ole Miss Alumnus Celebrates 31 Years of Military Service in the Grove

Col. Paul 'Voodoo' Nelson hopes to pass on legacy of service in return home

OXFORD, Miss. – On a sunny October afternoon, retiring Air Force flight surgeon Col. Dr. Paul Nelson (BA 89) and wife Betsy Moore Nelson (BS 89) welcomed friends and family to the University of Mississippi to mark a three-decade arc that has taken them around the world and right back where they began. Standing inRead the story …

Anthropology Professor’s Presentation Featured in February on TED

Carolyn Freiwald's 'The Story of Migration: Your Life in a Tooth' to be broadcast to a global audience

Editor’s note: This presentation, originally set for online broadcast in January, has been rescheduled by TED Conferences LLC for Feb. 12. This story has been updated with the new schedule.   OXFORD, Miss. – A presentation by a University of Mississippi professor will be broadcast to the world later this month through the popular thought-leadershipRead the story …

MLK Celebration to Feature Colorado College President

UM alumnus Mike Edmonds to discuss importance of building community in times of chaos during virtual event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is revisiting Martin Luther King’s 1967 book, “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” as part of the Community-Wide MLK Celebration 2021. This year’s celebration, which will take place virtually at 6 p.m. Friday (Jan. 15), is headlined by MikeRead the story …

Pandemic Provides Possibilities for Mentorship

Theatre and film alumni give students a glimpse into professional world of TV, stage work

OXFORD, Miss. – Amid shifting plans resulting from the ongoing global pandemic, professors in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Mississippi found new opportunities for students this fall by bringing in a diverse roster of alumni as guest speakers for a series of virtual master classes. The idea began in theRead the story …

University Community Mourns ‘Bright Light’ Jackie Certion

Colleagues recall administrator's powerful presence, devoted support to student success

OXFORD, Miss. – Remembered fondly as “one of the brightest lights on our campus,” Jacqueline “Jackie” Certion is being mourned by the University of Mississippi community as a tireless advocate for Ole Miss students and a beacon of hope to many. Assistant director of the Foundations for Academic Success Track, or FASTrack, Program in theRead the story …

‘Distinguished Statesman’ William Winter Recalled as Tireless Advocate

Former governor, Ole Miss alumnus amassed remarkable 75 years of public service

OXFORD, Miss. – A former governor and champion of education and racial reconciliation initiatives whose public service career started while a University of Mississippi student, William Winter died this weekend, leaving behind a lasting legacy throughout the Magnolia State and beyond. Winter, who was known broadly as “Mississippi’s education governor” and accounted for nearly 75Read the story …

A Little ‘L.A.’ at the South Oxford Center

UM Department of Theatre and Film has new $1.5 million film complex on South Lamar Boulevard

OXFORD, Miss. – There’s an impressive new soundstage, 20 film editing stations, sets that are built and then left in place, and ample space for costumes and makeup. There’s even a green room to read over lines, practice jokes and await that first spotlight. This isn’t a list of amenities in a studio somewhere inRead the story …

Brian Foster Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Sociology and Southern studies professor enjoys designing courses to challenge and engage students

OXFORD, Miss. – Brian Foster is enjoying quite a successful conclusion to a wild ride of a year: the University of North Carolina Press published his book, he learned he would be co-editor of a prestigious sociology journal and he earned the honor of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year.  Foster, assistant professor of sociology andRead the story …

Senior Named UM’s First Rangel Fellow

Charlotte Armistead awarded State Department fellowship to prepare students for foreign service

OXFORD, Miss. – A senior in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Croft Institute for International Studies is the University of Mississippi’s first recipient of a prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship. Charlotte Armistead, of Mooreville, is double majoring in international studies and Arabic with a minor in intelligence and security studies. The Rangel Graduate FellowshipRead the story …