Up-and-Coming Comedian to Perform at Ford Center

Alumnus Jay Jurden returns to campus for Artist Series event

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus who is gaining a national audience as a comedian is returning to campus for a performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Jay Jurden, who received his bachelor’s degree in theatre and acting from UM, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22)Read the story …

Ford Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Diverse season, book and celebrity gala to commemorate landmark season

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi celebrates its 20th anniversary this academic year with a diverse slate of performances, an expanded offering for area school children, a book and a spring gala featuring Mississippi celebrities and friends. “The Ford Center is more than aRead the story …

UM Honors James Meredith and Commemorates 60 Years of Integration

Signature event features recognitions and awards for first African American to enroll at the university

OXFORD, Miss. – Culminating nearly a year’s worth of planning, University of Mississippi representatives, alongside city, state and national officials, said thank you Wednesday night (Sept. 28) to the man who moved history forward 60 years ago. A crowd of hundreds of students, faculty, staff, community members, U.S. marshals, and national, state and local governmentRead the story …

University to Honor James Meredith’s Legacy

Signature event to highlight first African American student’s courage, impact

OXFORD, Miss. – Sixty years after civil rights activist James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi, students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests will gather in his honor to commemorate the anniversary of that defining moment in the university’s history. Meredith, who became the first African American student to enroll at UM on Oct. 1, 1962,Read the story …

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond

OXFORD, Miss. – Pianist Bruce Levingston and special guest artists will give the first performance in celebration of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Levingston and other distinguished artists are honoring the new organization being created toRead the story …

UM to Dedicate Ole Miss Student Union Name, Present Concerto Award

Both events pay tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will formally dedicate the new name of the Ole Miss Student Union on Friday (Aug. 26), paying tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation that continues to have a transformative impact on the Oxford and Medical Center campuses. The public is invited to the 10 a.m.Read the story …

Canine Crime Fighter Coming to Ford Center in ‘Dog Man: The Musical’

Hilarious hijinks promise family-friendly entertainment for Feb. 12 matinee

OXFORD, Miss. – Can a dog-headed policeman break into song and dance, chew on a couch and catch the world’s most evil cloned cat, all before lunch? These and other questions will be answered when “Dog Man: The Musical” takes center stage Saturday (Feb. 12) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing ArtsRead the story …

Alumna’s Ford Center Exhibit Takes Viewers Backstage on Broadway

Jenny Anderson's 'The In Between: Intimate & Candid Moments of Broadway's Stars' open through spring

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Jenny Anderson, a freelance photographer working in New York City, is returning to her native state to showcase her first solo exhibition, “The In Between: Intimate & Candid Moments of Broadway’s Stars.” With a reception slated for 6:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 28) on the first-level atrium of theRead the story …

Holiday Village Returns to Ford Center

Seasonal events include gingerbread houses, Santa's mailbox, Beach Boys concert

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is helping everybody get into a holiday mood with its annual Holiday Village, a Beach Boys concert and story time for children. The Holiday Village display runs through Dec. 17. This year’s display features 16 gingerbread houses, aRead the story …

Holiday Concert Returns to the Ford Center

UM Chorus joined by Symphony, Jazz Ensemble and Steel Drums for Friday show

OXFORD, Miss. – For some, the holiday season doesn’t even begin until the University of Mississippi Department of Music hosts its annual Holiday Concert. Olivia Huey, a pianist from Pontotoc working toward her master’s degree in music education, said it’s one of her favorite concerts of the year. “The Holiday Concert is one I savorRead the story …