Ethiopian Airlines Graduate Cohort Flying High with Master’s Degrees

Partnership puts 17 employees through integrated marketing communications program

OXFORD, Miss. – Though they’re rising stars working for Africa’s largest airline and already have impressive resumes, 17 integrated marketing communications students soon will be able to add master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi to their qualifications. The cohort is the fruit of a partnership between the UM School of Journalism and New MediaRead the story …

The University Is Part of the Family

Four Goulet siblings and two parents spend time together at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Yazmin Goulet’s transcript shows she stayed at the University of Mississippi an extra semester to add a minor to her already impressive resume, but the real reason is this: It’s not every day you get to go to college with three of your siblings. “It’s like the university is part of ourRead the story …

UM Community Remembers Former Journalism Educator Nancy Dupont

Professor's influence and steady guidance stretched to all corners of campus and around the world

OXFORD, Miss. – Colleagues and former students are mourning the death of Nancy McKenzie Dupont, who died Dec. 25, just a few months after her retirement from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. In her 15 years at the university, the professor emerita touched the lives of countless students and contemporaries,Read the story …

Integrated Marketing Communications Program Turns 10

Young program one of university's largest, thanks to passionate faculty and alumni

OXFORD, Miss. – Scott Fiene remembers watching the first handful of integrated marketing communications students walk across the commencement stage in 2013, completely unaware that in less than a decade, he would be watching hundreds of IMC graduates cross the stage each year. The University of Mississippi‘s IMC program began with 51 students in theRead the story …

UM Community Remembers Jere Hoar as Tough, But Caring, Professor

Journalist, author who taught from 1956 to '92 remembered for always pushing students to do their best

OXFORD, Miss. – Jere Hoar, who taught journalism at the University of Mississippi for more than 30 years, was legendary for being a tough but caring mentor who enthusiastically pushed his students toward greatness because he believed in them.  Hoar died Oct. 2 in Pontotoc, at 91. A private family graveside service was held withRead the story …

UM, Ecru Partners Working to Tell Story of M.B. Mayfield

Archival partnership helps shine light on one of university's first Black students, acclaimed folk artist

OXFORD, Miss. – Tucked away in a broom closet within a University of Mississippi classroom, M.B. Mayfield earned a fine arts education in the 1950s the only way he could at the time. A folk artist, the Ecru native was not able to register at UM because he was barred by the state’s Jim CrowRead the story …

Late Alumnus Awarded 2021 UM Outstanding Internship Experience Partner

Oscar Pope honored for his mentorship of Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Being a part of the Ole Miss family can mean many things, but many people say it’s about the network of people who understand how special the University of Mississippi is to those who have experienced it. Countless alumni report traveling to far-flung locales, only to hear a “Hotty Toddy” from someoneRead the story …

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 …