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 …

Jack McClurg Making His Mark at CME

Graduate returned to his alma mater to fulfill dreams of teaching manufacturing

  Twenty years ago, Jack McClurg came to the University of Mississippi to earn his master’s degree in materials science. After working professionally for a couple of prestigious companies, he returned to UM to complete his doctorate in the same field in 2002. Two years ago, McClurg came back to his alma mater for thirdRead the story …

UM Efforts Recognized in TVA Community Sustainability Program

Announcement scheduled for Jan. 28 at Insight Park

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s combined sustainability efforts are being recognized as Oxford-Lafayette County is designated a Tennessee Valley Authority Valley Sustainable Gold Community. “The Office of Sustainability was thrilled to make the solid connection between sustainability and economic development and demonstrate that the two are mutually beneficial,” said Anne McCauley, assistant directorRead the story …

Bryant Bolsters Confidence in State’s Aerospace Industry

Governor reaffirms commitment to educational equality to ensure Mississippi maintains a stable work force

OXFORD, Miss. – Praising the role of the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi in assisting aerospace manufacturing operations around Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant reaffirmed his commitment Tuesday to maintain and increase an educated work force for present and future employers.   “Mississippi is working for so many people inRead the story …

UM Building Dedication Brings Barbour Deserved Recognition

Center for Manufacturing Excellence stemmed from former governor's leadership and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Haley Barbour was praised for his leadership and service Thursday (Oct. 18) as the Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi was officially dedicated in the former governor’s honor. Hundreds sat and stood underneath partly cloudy skies with gentle breezes rustling autumn leaves for the mid-afternoon ceremony on the LyceumRead the story …