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 …

Professor Studies Public Education’s YouTube Portrayal

Study of video-sharing site finds negative depiction of public education

OXFORD, Miss. – YouTube is the second most popular website in the world, nestled right behind Google and ahead of sites such as Facebook, Baidu (a Chinese language internet search engine) and Wikipedia. The video-sharing site states it has more than a billion users worldwide – almost one-third of all people on the internet – and every day thoseRead the story …

Jessica Muñoz Receives Andrew P. Mullins Scholarship

Mississippi Teacher Corps alumna pursues doctorate in Spanish at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Jessica Muñoz, a 2018 graduate of the University of Mississippi, is the third recipient of the Andrew P. Mullins Jr. Mississippi Teacher Corps Alumni Scholarship. The award, which is designed to support Teacher Corps alumni who wish to pursue advanced graduate study at UM, will provide $2,000 in financial support for Muñoz, who willRead the story …

Scholarship Recipients Display Attitudes of Gratitude

UM Kelly Gene Cook scholars enjoy opportunity to thank donors

OXFORD, Miss. – “As I look around this room, it’s hard to not get teary-eyed,” Samantha Brewer told a crowd at a recent luncheon at the University of Mississippi. “Because I know it was you. You all made this possible. “You all made me possible. You made me being a teacher possible. And I can’tRead the story …

Ten UM Freshmen Receive Omicron Delta Kappa Awards

Honor society recognizes outstanding young leaders and community servants

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi freshmen have been named recipients of Omicron Delta Kappa’s Freshman Leadership Awards. The annual ODK Freshman Leadership Awards, which identify outstanding freshman leaders and community servants, were presented at the organization’s annual induction ceremony in April. Previous recipients have gone on to serve in roles such as AssociatedRead the story …