New Director Aims to Train More STEM Teachers

Nicole Roberson to lead the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access

OXFORD, Miss. – Experienced educator Nicole Roberson has been tapped to lead the University of Mississippi School of Education’s efforts to train the next generation of AP-certified teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Roberson has been named as executive director of the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access  at theRead the story …

Finding the Inner Teacher in Holly Springs

Mississippi Teacher Corps marks 15 years of teacher training and summer programs in school system

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Summer school students in a classroom here sat silent with raised hands as De’Asia Sias stood before them talking about “Finding Nemo” and the lesson on persistence hidden in the fishy film. Sias, a Greenville native and member of the Mississippi Teacher Corps at the University of Mississippi, where she isRead the story …

Mission Acceleration Fights Pandemic Learning Loss  

Applications sought for tutors to help K-5 students get their reading up to grade level  

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Mission Acceleration pilot program aims to get 1,000 of the state’s youngest students reading at grade level through intensive tutoring to fight learning loss caused by time away from classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mission Acceleration works through high-dosage tutoring, evidence-based reading interventions, a vast digital library, andRead the story …

New Center for Mathematics and Science Education Director Takes Charge

Alice Steimle has helped lead center's programs to improve STEM education for 14 years

OXFORD, Miss. – Fourteen years ago, Alice Steimle joined the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi as an assistant instructional professor and project manager. Two promotions later, she recently became the center’s new director. The CMSE’s mission is to improve mathematics and science education in Mississippi by helping build relationshipsRead the story …

Pharmacy Alumnus Honors Former School Administrators with Scholarship

David Newton's gift will help aspiring pharmacists and teachers

OXFORD, Miss. – Of those who crossed paths with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Charles Hartman and Mickey Smith, many will say what a great impact each had on their lives and careers. David Newton is one of those who is quick to note the influence each had on him personally. As aRead the story …

UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements inRead the story …

Faculty Members Awarded for Community-Engaged Work

Office of Community Engagement recognizes, rewards projects that emphasize community well-being

OXFORD, Miss. – This year’s Excellence in Community Engagement Awards recognized three organizations led by University of Mississippi faculty and staff that are making a significant impact on the well-being of many in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and across Mississippi. “The award is to recognize excellence in community-engaged work, particularly projects that have been impactful inRead the story …

Educator Selected for Prestigious English Language Project

Tracy Koslowski is among 200 chosen by State Department to give virtual instruction in China

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi educator has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English language specialist virtual project focusing on integrating critical thinking into the English-as-a-foreign-language classroom in China. Tracy Case Koslowski, associate director of the UM Intensive English Program, was chosen for the program through the RegionalRead the story …

Building on Success, Jumpstart Expands Its Reach

UM-based program focused on training students to teach preschoolers expanding to Jackson, Meridian

OXFORD, Miss. – Jumpstart, a University of Mississippi-based organization that trains college students to teach preschool children from resource-challenged families, is broadening its efforts to ensure the state’s children are well-prepared for kindergarten.  Jumpstart is expanding into Jackson and Meridian as Mississippi fourth-graders posted the nation’s best reading scores in 2019, and all grades wereRead the story …

UM Goes National with Teacher Education Support Program

World Class Teaching Program prepares educators for National Board certification

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is extending the university’s commitment to supporting teacher education to a national level. Based in the UM School of Education, the new World Class Teaching Program 602 assists and prepares school systems and teachers around the country for certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. LaunchedRead the story …