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 …

Continuing a Good Samaritan Legacy

Gift creates the Lilly INSPIRE Awards for UM School of Education

OXFORD, Miss. – “He ain’t heavy, Coach. He’s my brother.” Those were the words a young boy spoke to Sale Trice Lilly Sr. after being offered help in carrying his handicapped younger brother home from football practice. That exchange resonated throughout Lilly’s life as an educator in the Mississippi Delta. “In his life, my fatherRead the story …

Outstanding Freshmen Join Innovative Teacher Education Program

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program admits 28 at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has welcomed 28 outstanding freshmen from eight states into the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program. The seventh cohort of this innovative teacher education program comes with an average high school grade-point average of 3.91 and ACT score of 29.3.  The new class brings the number of METP scholarship recipients atRead the story …

FedEx Gift Supports University’s STEM Efforts

Donation to UM Science Building Fund honors alumnus Jim Barksdale

OXFORD, Miss. – With a $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi Science Building Fund, FedEx Corp. has honored Ole Miss alumnus Jim Barksdale upon his retirement as a longtime member of the global shipping company’s leadership team. “Jim was an innovative leader during his tenure at FedEx and went on to serve as anRead the story …

EdsUp! UM Faculty Launch Early Childhood Podcast

Series dedicated to 'children and those who care for them'

OXFORD, Miss. – A new podcast created by faculty at the University of Mississippi‘s Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning is helping raise awareness of important issues related to the development of young children. Hosted by Melody Musgrove and Cathy Grace, the center’s co-directors, “EdsUp!” is sponsored by the Southern Early Childhood Association and is available for downloadRead the story …

Making Moves to Enhance Academics

North Mississippi teachers attend UM chess workshop

OXFORD, Miss. – This week, 26 teachers from across northern Mississippi gathered at the University of Mississippi‘s Jackson Avenue Center to learn how to teach chess to students in their schools. The event was hosted by the UM Center for Mathematics and Science Education and facilitated by Jeff Bulington, of Franklin County Chess and presidentRead the story …