Inaugural Scholarship Awarded to UM Summer College Participant

Oxford High senior Carlos Sanchez earns scholarship from The Citizens Bank

OXFORD, Miss. – A senior at Oxford High School, Carlos Sanchez works hard to excel in his classes and student leadership roles while also serving as drum major for the Oxford Charger Band. Sanchez had an opportunity to get a jump-start on college this summer by attending the University of Mississippi Summer College for HighRead 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 …

Student Encourages the Next Generation during Summer at Ole Miss

Clarksdale native Jhalen Wells serves as summer programs counselor and mentor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi sophomore Jhalen Wells wanted to spend his summer making a difference. While growing up in Clarksdale, Wells looked up to older kids who worked hard for the chance to go to college and pursue their dreams, he recalled. “It was an inspiration to see others in my community goRead the story …

UMHS Teacher Named 2021 Outstanding Earth and Space Science Teacher

Gail Davis honored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi High School instructor Gail Davis has been named the Mississippi Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Year by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. The Oxford resident teaches high school earth and space science online for 9th-12th graders in the UM High School online program. She also teaches scienceRead the story …

Conference to Explore Contributions of Mississippi Authors

Annual event includes biographers and friends of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright

OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned Mississippi authors William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright are the focus of the University of Mississippi‘s 47th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, being conducted virtually July 18-21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner, Welty, Wright: A Mississippi Confluence,” the virtual international conference includes four days of lectures, panels and other presentations.Read the story …

Oxford and Lafayette Students Win Top Prizes in Regional Science Fair

University hosts MSEF Region VII Lower Fair for area first-sixth graders to display projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Students from Oxford and Lafayette elementary and middle schools competed among fellow budding scientists from 13 north Mississippi counties in April during the Region VII Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair hosted by the University of Mississippi‘s Office of Pre-College Programs. Students submitted videos of themselves with their projects and explained each partRead the story …

Oxford Students Win Big at Regional and State Science Fairs

MSEF Region VII Upper Fair and State Fair 2021 awards announced

OXFORD, Miss. – The science fair season has been going full blast this year, even virtually. Students from across a 13-county region recently participated in the Region VII Mississippi Science and Engineering Fairs and the Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair. The MSEF Region VII virtual science fairs are hosted by the University of Mississippi OfficeRead the story …

University Offers On-Campus and Online Summer Camp Options for K-12

Students can enhance love of learning and stay sharp with UM summer programs

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Office of Pre-College Programs is offering a range of summer program options for students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Through a wide variety of classes on both the Oxford campus and through virtual options, summer programs combine academic benefits with plenty of fun and excitement for participants. StudentsRead the story …

Trent Lott Leadership Institute Works to Prepare Future Leaders

Application for rising juniors and seniors open for the 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The University of Mississippi‘s Trent Lott Leadership Institute is accepting applications for a two-day workshop from rising 11th and 12th graders who attend high school in south Mississippi and want to enhance their leadership abilities and make a difference in their schools and communities. The 2021 Pathways to Leadership Workshop will takeRead the story …

Berezina Earns University’s Top Online Teaching Honor

March 24 event to feature latest Paragon Award winner, showcase innovative online teaching strategies

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Last March, when the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic hit the state, faculty at the University of Mississippi began swiftly converting live courses to an online format that allowed students to keep learning and progressing toward graduation. As they look back over the past year, faculty and staff in the UMRead the story …