‘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 …

Whitwells Support Ole Miss Students

Oxford couple makes major commitment to Magee Center

OXFORD, Miss. – Ginger and Quentin Whitwell have found that living in Oxford, home of the University of Mississippi, gives them an opportunity to see the needs of college students “up close and personal,” inspiring their major support of the William Magee Center for Wellness Education. “It’s personal,” Ginger Whitwell said. “The University of MississippiRead the story …

MOST Conference Offers Unique Insight into College Life, Experiences

Nearly 500 high school seniors participated in UM recruiting and empowerment event

OXFORD, Miss. – As the University of Mississippi’s 2018 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent Conference came to a close Tuesday (July 17), high school seniors in attendance raved about their three days of pre-college experiences. “With 465 prospective students here, this was the largest MOST conference we’ve ever had,” said Alexandria White, assistant director ofRead the story …

MOST Conference Draws Record Number of College-bound Students

More than 500 expected for the annual three-day recruiting and empowerment event

OXFORD, Miss. – An annual three-day event aimed at recruiting African-American high school seniors in the state to the University of Mississippi is expected to draw a record number of students this month. The 2018 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent, or MOST, Conference targets prospective UM students with leadership activities, academic offerings and campus resources,Read the story …

Staff Members Awarded for Representing Student Affairs’ Core Values

Division honors employees for going 'above and beyond' job duties

OXFORD, Miss. – Five staff members in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Mississippi have been honored for excellence in serving students during the 2017-18 academic year. The Core Values awards were established in 2015 to recognize employees who have shown characteristics of the division’s core values: Students First, Everyone Speaks, Embrace Differences and Lead withRead the story …

University of Mississippi Joins The Common Application

Starting Aug. 1, new online system will make it easier for students to apply to UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Students applying to the University of Mississippi will have the ability to do so through The Common Application, an online college application platform that serves and supports more than 3 million applicants, teachers and counselors across the United States and around the world every year. In addition to providing a single onlineRead the story …

Texas Couple Looks to Expand UM Student Recruiting

Crosswells underwrite student recruiter position for Lone Star State

OXFORD, Miss. – With a recent $400,000 gift to the University of Mississippi, Allen and Leah Crosswell of Houston, Texas, have provided the means to hire and support a new recruiter whose goal will be to get more high-achieving Texas students to choose Ole Miss for college. Crosswell, a 1989 graduate of the UM SchoolRead the story …