Student Co-Directors Work Against Student Food Insecurity at UM

With community support, Kate Reinhardt and Holten Moreno lead the UM Food Bank

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Food Bank provides a discreet and much-needed source for food, hygiene products and more for Ole Miss students and employees each week. Supported primarily through donations, the UM Food Bank provides hundreds of meals each semester. Since the fall semester began in August, the Food Bank, housed inRead the story …

Rebirth of Renaissance Music

Anonymous donor funds UM symposium to revive music of earlier era

OXFORD, Miss. – A Renaissance music renaissance is coming to the University of Mississippi. Thanks to a gift provided by an anonymous donor, a symposium in summer 2020 will bring the enchanting, but seldom-performed music of the Renaissance back to life with a four-day series of lectures and free concerts focusing on historical performances ofRead the story …

Preserving Precious Artifacts

Two UM professors unite to save university's archaeological collection

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi anthropology professors have received a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service to maintain and preserve the university’s archaeological collection, a noted assemblage of as many as 500,000 Native American artifacts stored on the Oxford campus. The grants program, Save America’s Treasures, helps preserve nationally significant historic properties andRead the story …

Arielle Hudson Named UM’s 27th Rhodes Scholar

Tunica native becomes university's first African American female to earn coveted scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Arielle Hudson has become the University of Mississippi’s 27th Rhodes Scholar, making her UM’s first African American female to be selected for the prestigious, international scholarship program. Hudson, a senior English education major, was selected after interviews with the officials from the Rhodes Trust on Nov. 22-23 in Birmingham, Alabama. Scholarship recipientsRead the story …

Couple Provides Support for Student-Teachers

Hunt scholarship helps future educators achieve goals

OXFORD, Miss. – Kayla Denton, a University of Mississippi senior from Calhoun City, is completing the student-teacher requirement of her curriculum, helping educate fifth-graders at Grenada Central Elementary School. A scholarship helps offset her education-related expenses. “I’m so grateful to the Hunts for their generosity,” said Denton, referring to the Burl and Clara Hunt TeacherRead the story …

Story of Entrepreneurship Prevails Amongst Discouraging Voices

REDe keynote speaker offers hope and encouragement to tomorrow's leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – Besides having a killer idea, perhaps the most critical factor in launching a new business is making sure you’re in the right location for your venture to flourish, the co-founder of a rising networking technology firm told students recently at the University of Mississippi. “As an entrepreneur, part of your job isRead the story …

Successful Entrepreneurs Stress Passion, Planning as Keys to Success

Second annual REDe Summit encourages UM students and the public

OXFORD, Miss. – In the entrepreneurial world, time is of the essence, passion drives work and success can feel like a marathon. Those were among the messages at the second annual REDe Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted Nov. 14 by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Mississippi. The event for budding student entrepreneursRead the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty Member Named Recreation Therapist of the Year

Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management unveils new recreational therapy minor

OXFORD, Miss. – Kris Brasher, instructor of therapeutic recreation and a certified therapeutic recreation specialist in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation, has been named Recreation Therapist of the Year by the Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association. Roughly 300 registered certified therapeutic recreation specialists work in Mississippi, and Brasher was recognizedRead the story …

Classics Professor Sees the Writing on the Wall

Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons studies ancient Roman graffiti for insights into culture

OXFORD, Miss. – They didn’t have spray paint or Sharpies, but ancient Romans graffitied all over their towns thousands of years ago.  They created political posters, announcements of public events, like gladiators’ competitions, and personal greetings. One surviving salutation to a woman reads “Aniciae feliciter,” or “good tidings to Anicia.” “Without access to paper, people communicatedRead the story …

Q&A with Ole Miss Students Interning for ’60 Minutes,’ Fortune Magazine

OXFORD, Miss. – Two students from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media are in New York this semester, taking classes and interning through the Semester in Journalism program operated by a journalism institute at The King’s College.  “60 Minutes” intern Matthew Hendley is a junior broadcast journalism major from Madison. He has workedRead the story …