Student Co-Directors Work Against Student Food Insecurity at UM

With community support, Kate Reinhardt and Holten Moreno lead the UM Food Bank

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Food Bank provides a discreet and much-needed source for food, hygiene products and more for Ole Miss students and employees each week. Supported primarily through donations, the UM Food Bank provides hundreds of meals each semester. Since the fall semester began in August, the Food Bank, housed inRead the story …

Songbird Ecologist, Author to Deliver Earth Day Keynote

J. Drew Lanham's environmental writing praised as opening 'whole new worlds'

OXFORD, Miss. – Songbird ecologist and award-winning author and poet J. Drew Lanham is the University of Mississippi‘s 2019 Earth Day keynote speaker. Lanham will discuss “Head to Heart – Creatively Writing the Bridge Between Science and Art,” at 7 p.m. April 24 in Weems Auditorium at the Khayat Law Center. Lanham’s own life experiencesRead the story …

UM, Oxford Green Week Begins April 20

11th annual celebration includes Felder Rushing gardening workshop, Wonder Walk

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and Oxford community’s 11th annual Green Week observance is scheduled for April 20-26. Green Week is a series of events designed to raise awareness of sustainable practices and to highlight organizations and resources available to the community. “The goal of Green Week is to recognize the important sustainabilityRead the story …

MICHAEL NEWSOM: Green Grove Volunteers Grab Tons of Recyclables Each Year

This semester, the University of Mississippi’s Green Grove volunteers pulled 4,780 pounds of recyclable cans and plastics from Ole Miss football game-day trash – the equivalent weight of a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Most people don’t think much about the things they throw away, but the 186 volunteers who participated in the program did theRead the story …

Transportation Fair, Bike Share Demo Set for Sept. 12

Event helps Ole Miss community explore alternative ways to travel on campus, in Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will highlight modes of transportation, including busing, biking, ride-sharing and car-sharing, Wednesday (Sept. 12) during the 2018 UM Transportation Fair and Ride O’Rama. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Galtney Lott Plaza on Business Row. “As campus continues to grow, so doRead the story …

UM Waste-Reduction Work Leads to ‘Recycler of the Year’ Award

Recycling, compost program and educational outreach cited among university's achievements

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s campuswide work to reduce waste that winds up in landfills has led to the university being named “Recycler of the Year” among educational institutions in the state and recognized at Recycling Day at the State Capitol. The Mississippi Recycling Coalition honored the university with the award for itsRead the story …

UM Food Day Celebration Features Day of Service, Pop-Up Market, More

Events scheduled throughout October to educate and get community involved

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will observe Food Day, a nationwide celebration that focuses on the importance of improving American diets and food policies, throughout October. Food Day events commence with a composting workshop hosted by Sustainable Oxford at 6 p.m. Monday (Oct. 3) at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Campus events kickRead the story …

UM Green Fund Seeks New Proposals

Applications for campus sustainability projects accepted through Oct. 19

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Green Fund is accepting project proposals from faculty, staff, and students through Monday (Oct. 19). Green Fund projects vary in scale, ranging from the installation of several campus hydration stations to providing refills for reusable containers to the launch of a composting program that has diverted more thanRead the story …

UM, Oxford Improve Safety for Cyclists, Pedestrians

Complete Streets pop-up experiment to affect sections of University Avenue in July

OXFORD, Miss. – Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists can take to the streets, all part of an innovative experiment throughout July when a section of University Avenue is temporarily transformed to include two bicycle lanes, mid-block crosswalks and other infrastructure. “The city of Oxford Pathways Commission and the University of Mississippi Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee are collaborating toRead the story …

McCauley, Bombelli Win 2015 Frist Student Service Awards

Honorees lauded at Commencement for dedication to helping students

OXFORD, Miss. – All University of Mississippi employees contribute in some way to the overall student experience, but some faculty and staff go beyond the call of duty in their commitment to helping students. The annual Frist Student Service Awards honors those dedicated individuals. During the university’s Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 9), Anne McCauley, UMRead the story …