From HR to Baseball to Hockey: Students Enjoy Interesting Internships

UM students discuss summer jobs with MGM resorts, Nashville Predators and Cape Cod Baseball League

OXFORD, Miss. – When the University of Mississippi is between academic terms, some students return home to unwind, travel the country and abroad, or stay on campus for summer intersessions. Others find unique, once-in-a-lifetime summer internships that help them on the road to future careers. This summer, three rising Ole Miss seniors found hands-on internships.Read the story …

Former ‘SNL’ Writer Brings ‘The Heartbreak Henry’ to Oxford

UM alumnus David Sheffield's comic recollection comes to the Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – David Sheffield, a University of Mississippi alumnus who went on to write for “Saturday Night Live” and several Eddie Murphy movies, has taken to the stage with “The Heartbreak Henry,” a comedy based on his experiences as manager of an Oxford flophouse hotel in 1967. The Theatre Oxford production runs Aug. 12-15,Read the story …

UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements inRead the story …

UM Student Selected as National Lambda Sigma Representative

Margaret Walker served as president of campus chapter of national honorary society

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi junior has been selected to serve as a national student representative for Lambda Sigma, a national honor society for sophomores. Margaret “Maggie” Walker, a dual public policy leadership and integrated marketing communications major from Suwanee, Georgia, was chosen to be the primary liaison between the national board andRead the story …

School of Journalism and New Media Team Studies Climate Change

Professors, students dive deeper into topic through in-depth, statewide project

OXFORD, Miss. – Nationally and globally, much of the conversation about climate change has been territorial and political. In Mississippi, state leaders have spoken of it rarely, if ever. However, the state’s science, industrial, agricultural and energy sectors have been working to address change and devise strategies. A desire to explore the issue more in-depthRead the story …

Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. Selections are based on outstanding contributions in all aspects ofRead the story …

Journalism Students Learn with the Best, Thanks to Donation

Memphis news station WREG-TV donates anchor desk to 'Ole Miss NewsWatch' team

OXFORD, Miss. – To help prepare University of Mississippi journalism students for life after graduation, Memphis news station WREG-TV donated its station’s anchor desk to “NewsWatch Ole Miss,” providing a true real-world broadcast journalism experience on campus. The university’s student-run broadcast news operation, NewsWatch also serves Oxford and Lafayette County as its only complete local newscast.Read the story …

IMC Student ‘Bridges the Gap’ Between Nonprofits, Need

Senior Natalie Pruitt develops website for students to complete assignments listed by nonprofit groups

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student has created a website to help “bridge the gap” between Mississippi nonprofit organizations and Ole Miss students interested in expanding their resume through community involvement. Natalie Pruitt, a senior integrated marketing communications major and member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, developed the project as partRead the story …

Professor Co-Hosting Turner Classic Movies Film Showing

School of Journalism and New Media's Joe Atkins set to appear on national program March 21

OXFORD, Miss. – When movie buff Joe Atkins, a University of Mississippi journalism professor, recently entered a Turner Classic Movies contest, he didn’t expect to be selected as a winner. But Atkins will co-host TCM’s showing of the 1959 rock ‘n’ roll film “Go, Johnny, Go!” at 11 a.m. Sunday (March 21) on TCM-TV, theRead the story …

A ‘Gentle Insistence on Excellence’

Nancy Dupont to retire from UM School of Journalism and New Media after spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – At the end of the spring semester, Nancy Dupont retires from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. She has been a vital part of the school since 2006, teaching across a wide swath of the curriculum and playing a critical role in the growth and achievements of theRead the story …