Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. Selections are based on outstanding contributions in all aspects ofRead the story …

Bruce Levingston’s New Album Inspires Hope Amid Darkness

UM artist-in-residence's acclaimed recordings surpass 3.5 million streams

OXFORD, Miss. – This past year of uncertainty and stress has caused many to seek answers and inspiration in the familiar. For internationally renowned pianist Bruce Levingston, these difficult times drew him closer than ever to his music. Amid the pandemic, Levingston, the Chancellor’s Artist-in-Residence of the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors CollegeRead the story …

Two Years in Beijing: UM Students Earn Yenching Fellowships

Senior international studies and Chinese majors headed to Beijing for two years

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi seniors are headed to China in September with an opportunity to spend two years studying in Beijing with scholars from around the world after being named UM’s first-ever Yenching fellows. Lennis Barlow, from Madison, and Matthew Travers, from St. Louis, are both majoring in international studies and Chinese and are members ofRead the story …

IMC Student ‘Bridges the Gap’ Between Nonprofits, Need

Senior Natalie Pruitt develops website for students to complete assignments listed by nonprofit groups

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student has created a website to help “bridge the gap” between Mississippi nonprofit organizations and Ole Miss students interested in expanding their resume through community involvement. Natalie Pruitt, a senior integrated marketing communications major and member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, developed the project as partRead the story …

Faculty and Staff Honored with Lift Every Voice Awards

Award given to those who go above and beyond in areas of diversity, equity

OXFORD, Miss. – The Black Faculty and Staff Organization at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, honored three faculty and staff members with the Lift Every Voice Award during the Black History Month keynote. The year’s awards were given to Willa Johnson, Douglass Sullivan-González and DemetriaRead the story …

Remembering Joey Embry

Rebel’s legacy continues with latest scholar

OXFORD, Miss. – Lillian Lindsey, a University of Mississippi freshman from Water Valley, is the 2020-21 recipient of the Joey Embry Memorial Scholarship, expanding the legacy of a beloved student and football player. Joey Embry was actively involved on the Oxford campus and was dedicated to his academic pursuits. He excelled academically, making both theRead the story …

Acclaimed Singer and Pianist Lend Expertise to Young Musicians

Fourth annual Living Music Institute develops skills in performance and the business of music

OXFORD, Miss. – What young musician wouldn’t welcome a weekend of training that includes feedback from seasoned music professionals and targeted coaching on how to build a career, connect with the community and develop an identity as an artist? That’s exactly what the Living Music Institute, an intensive training weekend produced by Living Music ResourceRead the story …

History Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Ashleen Williams first UM student named pre-doctoral fellow by Humanities Without Walls consortium

OXFORD, Miss. – A doctoral student at the University of Mississippi who recently was recognized as a future leader in higher education has been selected to receive a second prestigious academic award. Ashleen Williams, who also teaches in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is among the 2021 recipients of the National Humanities Without WallsRead the story …

A Gift that Honors

UM endowment pays tribute to former faculty members

OXFORD, Miss. – A $100,000 gift to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College pays tribute to two former University of Mississippi faculty members – one for his innovative approach to instruction and the other for his impact on the donor’s education and career path. The gift, made by an Honors Program graduate who preferred toRead the story …

UM Announces New Towns for M Partner Community Improvement Program

McLean Institute adds Ecru, Pontotoc for Phase 2 of community building

OXFORD, Miss. – Following the successful launch of a pilot program that assisted three Mississippi towns with community improvement projects, the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi has launched Phase 2 of its M Partner program with the addition of two more municipalities. The town of Ecru andRead the story …