Alumnus Charlie Hussey Named SEC Deputy Commissioner

An architect of SEC Network's success appointed to conference's No. 2 post

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Charlie Hussey recently became the Southeastern Conference‘s deputy commissioner after spending the last few years overseeing the overwhelming success of the SEC’s television network. Hussey, who grew up in Oxford, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ole Miss in 1999 and went to work for the SECRead the story …

Student to Make His Own ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ During Bolivia Trek

Jess Cooley, 2020 Barksdale Award Winner, plans to document forest fire devastation in Bolivia

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student Jess Cooley sat in an Oxford coffee shop last August scrolling through Instagram when he saw posts of devastating wildfires in an arid forest that serves as Bolivia’s natural barrier against global warming. The international studies and accounting major from Laurel knew the area that was engulfed veryRead the story …

Online Campaign to Improve UM Student Art Gallery

Dozens of student exhibitions each year need better lighting

OXFORD, Miss. – Every student seeking a degree in fine arts from the University of Mississippi Department of Art and Art History is required to exhibit their work in Meek Hall’s Gallery 130 before graduating. For most students, the exhibit is a joyful highlight of their college careers. However, an outdated lighting system makes theRead the story …

Competition Drives Pharmacy Passion for Female Students, Alumna

National Girls and Women in Sports Day shines lights on athletics' influence in pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Sports bring together communities. More than that, it empowers individuals. For three talented female University of Mississippi pharmacy students and a basketball all-conference alumna, National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Feb. 5) highlights those qualities that competition fuels in their desire to help others through the profession. For Kimsey O’Neal Bailey,Read the story …

SpaceX Veteran Joining UM to Connect Engineering School with Industry

Darin Van Pelt takes position with university after almost 20 years in aerospace industry

OXFORD, Miss. – Darin Van Pelt (BSME 01) has joined the University of Mississippi as director of engineering engagement, focusing on industry engagement for the School of Engineering and working closely with the Center for Manufacturing Excellence, or CME. Van Pelt spent more than 18 years working in aerospace engineering, most recently as a co-founder of ABL SpaceRead the story …

Winter Session Students Get Close-Up Look at Government in D.C.

Course through Haley Barbour Center for Study of American Politics features visit to nation's capital

OXFORD, Miss. – While many of their peers slept in or otherwise relaxed during the winter break, eight University of Mississippi students eagerly tackled the topics of campaigns, elections and advocacy in the United States, thanks to a partnership between Study USA and the Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics. These OleRead the story …

Shepard Smith to be Honored with 2020 Silver Em

Former Fox News anchor to receive university's highest award in journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi journalism student who grew up in Holly Springs and became a leading network news anchor is the latest recipient of the school’s prestigious Silver Em award. Shepard Smith, who spent more than 20 years anchoring Fox News before leaving the network last year, will receive the award duringRead the story …

A Gift for Future Journalists

New scholarship memorializes UM journalism school graduate

OXFORD, Miss. – Colleagues of the late Trey Jordan, of New Orleans, describe the University of Mississippi alumnus as the consummate professional, an outstanding leader and great motivator who was honest, sincere and compassionate. He was well-rounded, they said, and fun – even at work for Northrup Grumman Corp., where he served as an informationRead the story …

Cellist Performs Free Recital Feb. 4 in Bryant Hall

First Tuesdays noontime music series welcomes Christine Kralik

OXFORD, Miss. – Someone looking for a great way to spend a lunch hour would be hard-pressed to do better than to head to Bryant Hall at the University of Mississippi on the first Tuesday of each month for 45 minutes of live music in a beautiful setting. At 12:15 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 4), ChristineRead the story …

UM, Millsaps College Partner to Offer Dual Degree Programs

Students will do a planned transition between institutions to receive degrees from both

OXFORD, Miss. – Students at the University of Mississippi and at Millsaps College soon will be able to simultaneously receive bachelor’s degrees from each, thanks to a partnership agreement between the two institutions. Terms of the agreement include a 10-semester academic plan in which students earn two bachelor’s degrees by transfer and reverse transfer throughRead the story …