Graduate Student Shares Her Love of Law Enforcement

Megan Suprenant continues her criminal justice education through the School of Applied Sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – Megan Suprenant, a second-year student in the Master of Criminal Justice Policy and Practice program at the University of Mississippi, is transitioning from practicing law enforcement to studying criminal justice policy and practice from nationally recognized experts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in law enforcement andRead the story …

Audiology Awareness Month Spotlights Need to Protect Hearing

UM audiologists advise everyone to avoid loud sounds, get hearing checked if changes are noted

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty and staff in the University of Mississippi Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders encourage everyone to take steps to ensure their hearing health as part of the observance of National Audiology Awareness Month, which falls in October. Statistics compiled by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and OtherRead the story …

Family Shows Respect for Faculty Mentors with Major Gift

Vasilyevs establish fund for UM Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

OXFORD, Miss. – Mention the University of Mississippi‘s hospitality program to Scott and Joey Vasilyev and their faces visibly brighten. The Oxford brothers volley names of their favorite professors as if in a match to determine who had the best experience at Ole Miss. “The reason we light up so much is because the facultyRead the story …

Former Marine Tackles Ways to Improve Juvenile Justice

William Agudelo examines problems of youth detention for graduate degree in criminal justice

OXFORD, Miss. – The rates of juvenile detention across America have dropped dramatically over the past decade, but over-reliance on detention facilities for youth offenders remains a major problem for society, according to data compiled by the National Institute of Justice. Also, racial disparity is a serious concern, with far more Blacks and other nonwhitesRead the story …

Alumnus Named 2021 ‘Seafood King’ in Competition

Austin Sumrall lives out dream of owning his own restaurant

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Austin Sumrall recently won the 2021 Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans, representing the state of Mississippi in competition against respected chefs from 14 other states. The field included Sumrall’s culinary hero, Tory McPhail, longtime head chef at Commander’s Palace. Sumrall, a 2020 James Beard Award nominee,Read the story …

Oxford Blues Festival Returns

Music fest aims to give people a reason to celebrate

OXFORD, Miss. – The Oxford Blues Festival’s tagline, “Just a Reason to Celebrate,” holds truer than ever as the festival returns to the Oxford Square this month. The annual festival was sidelined by COVID-19 in 2020, and the 2021 lineup promises to make up for lost time. “Our festival is about celebrating our community, ourRead the story …

Communication Sciences and Disorders Wins Big at State Competition

Department brings home top Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association honors

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi brought home four of the nine awards given at the Mississippi Speech-Language and Hearing Association‘s annual honors event Sept. 2 in Jackson. Mallory Putnam, a graduate of the program from Hernando, won the 2021 MSHA Outstanding School Clinician honor. EmilyRead the story …

Lenoir Dining is Back for the Fall

Interactive learning lab feeds Ole Miss campus and community

OXFORD, Miss. – Hungry campus and community members can visit the Lenoir Dining interactive learning lab, a student-run restaurant in Lenoir Hall at the University of Mississippi. Serving lunch at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters, this full-service restaurant offers a three-course meal, complete with bread andRead the story …

From HR to Baseball to Hockey: Students Enjoy Interesting Internships

UM students discuss summer jobs with MGM resorts, Nashville Predators and Cape Cod Baseball League

OXFORD, Miss. – When the University of Mississippi is between academic terms, some students return home to unwind, travel the country and abroad, or stay on campus for summer intersessions. Others find unique, once-in-a-lifetime summer internships that help them on the road to future careers. This summer, three rising Ole Miss seniors found hands-on internships.Read the story …

Student Examines Substance Use Among LGBT Youth

Jilkiah Bryant presented results of her research for CDC public health showcase

OXFORD, Miss. – Throughout Jilkiah Bryant’s youth in Macon, she spent her time trying to improve her community, a place of generational poverty and a food desert. After working tirelessly in high school and college to improve the health and wellness of individuals in communities like hers, Bryant, a junior in the public health andRead the story …