Army Officer, Former Football Player Returns to UM to Talk Vaccines

Lt Col. Sheldon Morris holds campus discussions on immunization with students, faculty and staff

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sheldon Morris returned to the University of Mississippi this week to meet with students, faculty and staff to answer their questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Morris is a former Ole Miss football player who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was brought to campus byRead the story …

Warren Debate Union Prepares for Campus Public Debate

Organizers hope Nov. 8 discussion of ballot initiatives sparks community dialogue

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi community members can listen and engage in competitive arguments surrounding Mississippi’s political system on Monday (Nov. 8), when the Warren Debate Union presents its Democracy Debate. The event, at 5:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union, Room 323, is free and open to the public.Read the story …

Political Veterans Talk Problem Solving in a Divided Country

Former Gov. Haley Barbour and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker share lessons for leading in a polarized nation

OXFORD, Miss. – Two of Mississippi’s major political figures of the modern era used their decades of combined experience recently to share lessons with more than 100 University of Mississippi students about solving problems in a divided nation. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who served from 2004 to 2012 and was also chairman of theRead the story …

Classical Pianist, Swiss Photographer Team Up for Ford Center Show

Andreas Klein and Andreas Rentsch also to conduct master class, talk with UM music, art students

OXFORD, Miss. – Classical pianist Andreas Klein and Swiss fine arts photographer Andreas Rentsch will perform together Thursday (Nov. 4) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. Part of the Artists Series, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. During the first half, Klein will play a BachRead the story …

Biologist Talks Science on CBS’s ‘Mission Unstoppable’

IF/THEN ambassadorship gives Goulet national platform to encourage young women

OXFORD, Miss. – Tamar L. Goulet loves sharing her passion for the sciences with anyone who will listen, especially young women interested in pursuing a career in the male-dominated field. This weekend, the University of Mississippi biology professor will have a national audience as she takes CBS’s “Mission Unstoppable” into the field to learn aboutRead the story …

Latest UM Theatre Production Asks: ‘What Would Elle Do?’

'Legally Blonde: The Musical' brings live acting back with a bend and snap

OXFORD, Miss. – After more than 18 months away from auditorium stages, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is returning, unleashing all that pent-up energy with a spectacular production big enough to fill the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. “Legally Blonde: The Musical” opens Friday (Oct. 29) at theRead the story …

‘The Light in the Piazza’ Subject of Nov. 3 SouthTalk

Several events celebrate Elizabeth Spencer's 100th birthday

OXFORD, Miss. – The beloved characters created by Mississippi author Elizabeth Spencer are returning to the South with a University of Mississippi Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza,” which is the focus of a SouthTalk sponsored by the UM Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Composer Adam Guettel, director Blake McIverRead the story …

Learning the Art of Civil Discourse

Students apply ethical theory for decision-making and policy

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Mississippi is offering two events in the next few weeks exploring the ethical issues of timely topics. Just Conversations is a fun event run by students from the Ethical Policy Debates class to explore ethical issues and think about potential solutions throughRead the story …

A Veterans Day Concert Salute

UM Chorus and Orchestra and Oxford Civic Chorus join forces to celebrate

OXFORD, Miss. – The musical forces of the University of Mississippi Chorus and the LOU Symphony Orchestra will join with the Oxford Civic Chorus for a musical salute to all veterans of the United States military Nov. 9 in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free andRead the story …

Musical Duo Brings Experience and Energy to Campus

Ole Miss students to rehearse and perform with Jenny Conlee and Kelly Hogan

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Music and Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies are welcoming professional musicians Jenny Conlee and Kelly Hogan to campus for a weeklong residency that includes master classes, an acoustic performance by the duo and a concert featuring UM students. Conlee, a member of theRead the story …