UM Ranked Among Nation’s Best Online Graduate Degrees in Education

Ole Miss school climbs in U.S. News rankings

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi among the nation’s top institutions for online graduate degrees in education. At No. 34, the UM School of Education climbed more than 120 spots from U.S. News’ 2018 rankings and is tied with education schools at Ohio University, University of KansasRead the story …

Virtual Classrooms Deliver Real Advantage for UM Education Majors

Mixed-reality teaching experience helps students develop skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Meet Ava and Dev. They are in middle school. Ava is quick-thinking and decisive and likes to be challenged with new ideas and concepts. Dev is a rule-follower who is self-driven with high standards. Ava and Dev are not your average students. In fact, they are not even real students at all.Read the story …

School of Education Hosts Guyton Fall Festival

UM students plan family-friendly event for Oct. 26

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education and student organization Teachers of Tomorrow are sponsoring the 2018 Guyton Fall Festival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 26). Free and open to the public, the festival in Guyton Hall will feature a variety of educational games and activities for children. Children are encouragedRead the story …

COPE Clinic Relocates to South Oxford Center

Move to larger space allows UM facility to better serve Oxford and campus community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Counselor Education Clinic for Outreach and Personal Enrichment has moved to a new location at UM’s South Oxford Center. Previously housed at the university’s Insight Park, COPE moved to the former Baptist Medical Center-North Mississippi facility because of a need for more space. Part of the UM School of Education, COPERead the story …

Nominations Sought for 2019 Common Reading Experience

Community encouraged to recommend books for upcoming freshman class

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is asking community members to help select the book that will be read by the Class of 2023 for the Common Reading Experience. Anyone in the Oxford-Ole Miss community – students, faculty, staff, alumni or residents – can submit nominations. The Common Reading Experience project started in 2011 as aRead the story …

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program Admits 28 Freshmen

One-of-a kind scholarship program designed to stimulate quality education in the state

OXFORD, Miss. – The sixth cohort of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program at the University of Mississippi consists of 28 outstanding freshman from 11 states with an average high school grade-point average of 3.88 and ACT score of 29.4. Originally designed to recruit secondary education majors, METP includes elementary and special education students and is financiallyRead the story …

University Endowment Builds to All-time High of $715 Million

Strong investment returns, generosity of alumni and friends spurs growth

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s permanent endowment grew in its latest fiscal year to an all-time high of $715 million, thanks in part to the seventh consecutive year of new gifts of $100 million or more. Private support totaled more than $115.8 million from 30,332 donors, giving the university essential resources to continueRead the story …

Storeys Aim to Inspire with Scholarship Gift

UM alumna honors parents in naming Women's Council fund

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Beth Powell Storey, along with her husband Barry Storey, both of Augusta, Georgia, hope a scholarship they established will honor her parents and inspire others to give back to Ole Miss. With a recent $250,000 gift, the Storeys established the Sarah and James Powell Ole Miss Women’s CouncilRead the story …

UM Faculty Help Mississippi Students ‘Fuel to Learn’

Pilot curriculum integrates nutrition knowledge into math and language arts

OXFORD, Miss. – Several north Mississippi fourth-grade teachers are taking part in a University of Mississippi study that aims to help children learn more about nutrition while also learning mathematics and English language arts. Called “Fuel to Learn,” the project is funded by a grant from the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research at the UM Medical CenterRead the story …

Willie Price Lab School Earns National Accreditation

UM pre-K facility recognized among best in the nation

OXFORD, Miss. – Willie Price Lab School at the University of Mississippi has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a prestigious designation that recognizes top standards in early childhood education. To earn NAEYC accreditation, Willie Price, which serves local 3- and 4-year-old children, went through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process,Read the story …