Students Examine Nuts, Bolts of Mississippi Manufacturing

Center for Manufacturing Excellence class offers students real factory experience

GREENWOOD, Miss. – The Viking Range plant rumbles on this late summer afternoon with an orchestra of thundering industrial sounds. The clank of punching metal tolls across the airplane hangar-sized space. Forklifts beep as they cruise across the plant’s concrete floor. Voices boom out. Enveloping the dull manufacturing roar is the drone of the massiveRead the story …

Working for a Better Mississippi – One Cup of Coffee at a Time

UM students assist nonprofit with manufacturing challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – Eddie Carr wasn’t searching for another manufacturing class project for his University of Mississippi students, but he walked into one that has allowed his students to help a small north Mississippi nonprofit. An extension service instructor at the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at UM, Carr had some extra time earlier this fall afterRead the story …

American Politics Focus of New Center Named for Haley Barbour

First classes of Center for the Study of American Politics to be taught in upcoming term

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi soon will be home to a bipartisan center named after alumnus Haley Barbour, a major architect of national politics who served two terms as governor of Mississippi. On Thursday (Oct. 18), the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the creation of the Haley Barbour Center for the StudyRead 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 …

Mississippi Universities Provide Key Support for Automotive Industry

UM Center for Manufacturing Excellence praised by automakers for providing skilled graduates

OXFORD, Miss. – The automotive industry serves as a key driver in the state’s economy. More than 200 automotive manufacturers employ 20,000 workers, with annual vehicle production in the state exceeding 500,000. Several university programs are helping the industry grow and flourish in the state. The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the UniversityRead the story …

Ten UM Freshmen Named 2017 Stamps Scholars

Students exemplify best of scholarship, community service and leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten members of the 2017 freshman class at the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have the distinction of being Stamps Scholarship recipients. This year’s cohort consists of Kennedy Cohn of Incline Village, Nevada, Madeline Cook of Flowood, Victoria “Tori” Gallegos of Chicago, Harrison McKinnis of Madison, J.R. Riojas ofRead the story …

Center for Manufacturing Excellence Receives Gifts from Milwaukee Tool

Wisconsin-based manufacturer delivered tool sets, equipment for UM students' use

OXFORD, Miss. – The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi received a generous gift Thursday (March 23) from Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. Three representatives from one of the nation’s leading power tool manufacturers delivered more than a dozen toolboxes, power tools and accessories to the CME. University administrators and studentsRead the story …

UM Volunteers Working at Career Expo in Tupelo

Three-day event designed to help junior high school students focus on opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 60 University of Mississippi staff and students are working to get area eighth-graders thinking about their future at the Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo this week. The event began today (Oct. 4) and ends Thursday (Oct. 6) at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. With the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund atRead the story …

UM Honored with Attendance Award at SEC Symposium

Graduates and undergraduates traveled to Atlanta to participate

OXFORD, Miss. – A diverse group of University of Mississippi students, both graduate and undergraduate, traveled to Atlanta Sept. 20-22 for this year’s SEC Symposium. This year’s theme was “Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” and UM represented each of these areas at the event. The university received the Excellence in Student Attendance Award, which is given toRead the story …

UM Enrollment Tops 23,000 Students for Fall Semester

State's flagship university sees improvement in freshman ACT scores, GPAs

OXFORD, Miss. – Enrollment at the University of Mississippi surged this fall for the 20th consecutive year, making history with more than 23,000 students across all its campuses for the first time. Preliminary enrollment figures show a total unduplicated headcount of 23,096, largest in the state. That’s up 805 students from last fall, or 3.6Read the story …