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 …

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 …

Education Professor Helps Land $1.37 Million Research Grant

National Science Foundation funds science education development project

OXFORD, Miss. – What started as a dissertation has turned into a $1.37 million grant project funded by the National Science Foundation that may help improve professional development for science educators across the nation. Brooke Whitworth, assistant professor of science education at the University of Mississippi, is helping lead this effort, which started with her doctoralRead the story …

UM Student, Alumna Among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists

Arielle Hudson, Chinelo Ibekwe prepare for interview process for prestigious international award

OXFORD, Miss. – An education major at the University of Mississippi and an engineering alumna are both finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Arielle Hudson, a senior English education major from Tunica, will compete for the scholarship during a series of interviews Nov. 22-23 in Birmingham,Read the story …

Education Professor Receives Outstanding College Science Teacher Award

Brooke Whitworth recognized by Mississippi Science Teachers Association

OXFORD, Miss. – Brooke Whitworth, assistant professor of science education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding College Science Teacher Award from the Mississippi Science Teachers Association. MSTA is a statewide nonprofit that supports a network of science educators and aims to promote interconnections between science, teaching and educational resources. Whitworth receivedRead the story …

Teaching in Sign Language

Deaf student Kris Colvin prepares for teaching career with support from UM interpreters

OXFORD, Miss. – Kris Colvin didn’t always believe he could be a teacher. In fact, he remembers being shocked when a substitute teacher in grade school was deaf, too. Colvin was about 10 years old and had never met a teacher who was deaf before. “Up until then, I was only taught by teachers thatRead the story …

Professor Receives National Geography Teaching Award

Ellen Foster recognized by National Council of Geographic Education

OXFORD, Miss. – Ellen J. Foster, associate professor of social studies education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of a 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award in Higher Education from the National Council of Geographic Education. NCGE is a nonprofit that enhances the quality of geography education from kindergarten through higher education. Each year, the Distinguished Teaching Award recognizesRead the story …

Alumnus Chosen for Knowles Teaching Fellowship

Justin Ragland to receive benefits valued at $150,000 for STEM teaching award

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Justin Ragland has been chosen as one of 37 high school mathematics and science teachers nationwide to receive a Knowles Teaching Fellowship valued at $150,000.  The Knowles Teaching Fellowship is a five-year program that supports early-career high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise andRead the story …

Major Gift Supports Early Learning

Hardin Foundation donation to bolster excellence in child education

OXFORD, Miss. – The Phil Hardin Foundation’s recent $400,000 gift to the University of Mississippi‘s School of Education enables the UM Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning to continue its successful Hardin Scholars Program. The foundation’s gift establishes a fund that will support the program while also helping it grow to include earlyRead the story …