UM-Tupelo Students Earn University’s Top Academic Honor

Alexandria Sappington and Madison Hawes named 2019 Taylor Medalists

OXFORD, Miss. – Madison Hawes, of Saltillo, and Alexandria Sappington, of Pontotoc, both students at the University of Mississippi at Tupelo, are among a select group of graduating seniors who have been awarded a 2018-19 Marcus Elvis Taylor Medal, the highest academic award for Ole Miss students. The Taylor Medal was established in 1904 inRead the story …

Online Faculty Receive Paragon Award for Excellence in Teaching

Two UM instructors share honor for 2018-19 year

OXFORD, Miss. – How do you make an online course as engaging as a live class and create an authentic learning experience for students outside a traditional classroom setting? The University of Mississippi Office of Academic Outreach works to highlight faculty members who are crafting online classes around these criteria each year. In its ninthRead the story …

Division of Outreach Earns Constant Contact Award

Unit recognized among top 10 percent of users driving powerful marketing

OXFORD, Miss. – Digital marketing is a highly competitive and valuable resource for corporations, organizations and universities around the globe. The University of Mississippi’s Division of Outreach and Continuing Education has been honored for its successful use of this medium to reach prospective students and program participants through targeted email campaigns. This month, the marketingRead the story …

Online Faculty to Share Ideas During Toolbox Talks Event

March 21 program offers tips for connecting with online students

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – A new faculty workshop being offered this month aims to attract DIYers from around campus who may want to try their hand at online course renovation to help shape the way University of Mississippi students learn in online courses. The idea for the event came from online faculty who wanted to “seeRead the story …

UM Offers New Ways for Kids to Have Fun While Learning this Summer

Community invited to explore options at Feb. 12 open house

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s inevitable. Kids are going to be spending a lot of time playing video games this summer. Instructors from the University of Mississippi want to show them how to do this safely and perhaps even professionally through the brand new “Esports Business Workshop,” coming up June 24-28 for rising ninth-to-12th-graders. This isRead the story …

Collaboration Aims to Improve Middle School Writing

College writing center directors visit Hernando students, teachers

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Writing center directors at Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven recently collaborated with eighth-grade educators at Hernando Middle School to explore how writing centers can make an impact on students at any grade level. During the last week of November, the directors gave mini-lessons on writingRead the story …

Get Immersed in French Culture and Cuisine with UM Communiversity

Special Valentine's date-night cooking class coming up Feb. 9

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – If you are looking for a fun night out with the opportunity to use fresh ingredients and new spices to cook with the flair of Julia Child, mark your calendars for a variety of new cooking courses offered by the University of Mississippi Communiversity program this month. Judy Bogan, an acclaimed chefRead the story …

New York Attorney Richard Burke Honored for Mentoring UM Students

Law school alumnus spends 50-year career opening doors of opportunity for others

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Since his graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1966, Richard A. Burke has had a heart for helping others achieve the American dream, whether it’s Ole Miss undergraduates searching out future career avenues or international students looking for professional futures in the United States. Recently, Burke was honoredRead the story …

Students Starting Careers with Help from Internship Experience Program

Program supports students interning in Atlanta, D.C., and New York

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – “Life changing.” “Incredible.” “Eye-opening.” “Extraordinary.” A group of University of Mississippi students recently used these words to describe the unique experiences they had this summer that not only enhanced their career skills but also opened doors for their future. Last month, students met with UM administration, faculty and staff to discuss their experiencesRead the story …

‘Green is the New Pink’ Program Searching for Young Environmentalists

Second year of program looks to recruit seventh- to 10th-grade students to study local ecology

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – If you know a seventh- to 10th-grade young woman who would enjoy spending Saturdays hiking by a local river, hunting for salamanders, fishing for rare species or tracking invasive organisms, she should check out the University of Mississippi’s “Green is the New Pink: Young Women Environmentalists in Action” program. The environmental leadershipRead the story …