Jeter Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Wellness and Student Success

Native Mississippian brings 13-plus years of experience to UM

OXFORD, Miss. – An administrator at Winston-Salem State University soon will be the new assistant vice chancellor for wellness and student success at the University of Mississippi. Natasha H. Jeter, assistant dean of health, wellness and prevention services at WSSU, begins her new position Aug. 1. With more than 13 years of professional experience inRead the story …

Sisters Honor Father with Endowment at Ole Miss

Holman sisters' gift supports students in memory of late alumnus

OXFORD, Miss. – The late University of Mississippi alumnus Chris Holman instilled a love for his alma mater in his five daughters from the time they were children. They are sharing that affection with others by creating the Christopher C. Holman Memorial Endowment for Ole Miss Student Emergencies. The Falls Church, Virginia, resident known forRead the story …

Brent Marsh Hired as New Dean of Students

Higher education veteran brings 20-plus years of experience in student affairs to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Brent Marsh, who has worked in higher education student affairs for more than two decades, has been named the new assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Mississippi. Marsh, who was serving as vice president for student affairs at Rogers State University, was selected after aRead the story …

Families Give Back to Boost Campus Programming

Council provides major support to enhance student experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi parents are strengthening the student experience with a gift of $150,000 directed to nine areas of the Division of Student Affairs. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs issued a call for proposals from departments in the Division of Student Affairs, and the Ole Miss Family LeadershipRead the story …

New Director Shares Vision for University Health Services

UM alumnus Alex Langhart sets plans for services to serve students, faculty and staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Alex Langhart, new director of the University of Mississippi Health Services, aims to increase access, promote wellness and find solutions to ensure all faculty, staff and students receive excellent on-campus care. Langhart received his master’s degree in health services administration from UM in 2015. The Tylertown native, who also has a bachelor’s degreeRead the story …

Scholars Examine How History Shapes Society

Acclaimed educators visit UM to close out Black History Month observances

OXFORD, Miss. – Students, faculty and staff at the University of Mississippi celebrated the culmination of Black History Month with a conversation Monday night (Feb. 25) that aimed to highlight how marked aspects of America’s history affect the ways that its citizens move forward toward the goals of racial equality and building a diverse community that lifts upRead the story …

‘Evicted’ Selected for 2019 Common Reading Experience

Incoming students to read Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller

OXFORD, Miss. – The critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” has been selected for the University of Mississippi‘s Common Reading Experience for 2019. Written by Matthew Desmond, a Princeton sociologist and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, “Evicted” was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction forRead the story …

University to Host American Legion Boys State Through 2021

Hundreds of high school juniors come to campus in May to learn about the workings of government

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will continue to host American Legion Boys State through 2021, bringing high school juniors to campus for a weeklong event designed “to develop tomorrow’s informed, responsible citizens.” The university will host American Legion Boys State through 2021. Hundreds of students will stay on campus May 26-June 1 this year to learn howRead the story …

Student Union Renovation and Expansion Project Near Completion

Construction expected to be finished by end of spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – The renovation and expansion of the Ole Miss Student Union at the University of Mississippi is nearly complete, with plans projecting the “true living room to campus” to be finished by the end of the spring semester. The original 98,000 square feet of the campus student life center, which opened in 1977, wasRead the story …

UM Organizing World’s Largest Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament

Ole Miss Phenomena coordinating event to benefit William Magee Center for Wellness Education

OXFORD, Miss. – “Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!” Those words will be uttered by a projected 3,000 people Oct. 25 in the Grove as a number of student organizations at the University of Mississippi try to break the world record for the largest rock-paper-scissors tournament. The Guinness World Record is held by Oobma Inc., which hostedRead the story …