University Counseling Center Offers Online Sessions for Clients

UCC transitions to telemental health services in wake of pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – The need for mental health services only grows during times of global crisis and mandatory quarantines, so the University of Mississippi Counseling Center has transitioned to online video sessions to continue helping clients in the safest possible way.  Earlier this month, UM announced that all courses would be delivered online or via other remoteRead the story …

Online Campaign Launched to Help UM Community Amid COVID-19

New Ignite campaign will assist University Health Services, Ole Miss Food Bank and others

OXFORD, Miss. – Hundreds of alumni and friends have reached out to help members of the University of Mississippi community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in students returning to their homes to promote social distancing and courses transitioning to online delivery for the duration of the semester and summer. They’re helping via aRead the story …

Ole Miss Food Bank Seeing High Demand

Campus pantry switches to grab-and-go bags to help community, abide by social distancing guidelines

OXFORD, Miss. – Just because the Ole Miss Food Bank‘s doors are closed doesn’t mean that food isn’t being distributed at the University of Mississippi. Last week, students took home more than 930 pounds of food, an amount comparable to a semester’s worth of food distribution under normal conditions. To prevent the spread of COVID-19,Read the story …

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma in Minority Communities

UM student draws on personal journey for series of wellness events

OXFORD, Miss. – When Dale Hall was an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, he had to grapple firsthand with the stigma surrounding mental health care. Now, he’s working to create a space for other students to learn about mental health and self-care without worry or embarrassment. “I grew up not being able toRead the story …

Campus Nurse Discusses Industry Topics at National Conference

Elizabeth Vaughn part of Challenges in College Health panel at annual Medicat meeting

OXFORD, Miss – Two University of Mississippi Health Services officials discussed a variety of topics affecting college health during a recent panel session at a nationwide conference for college and health care professionals. Elizabeth Vaughn, IT staff nurse, and Alex Langhart, director of University Health Services, represented the university at the national conference, where moreRead the story …

‘Tough as They Come’

Bestselling author and wounded soldier Travis Mills, UM students honored at Veterans Alumni Gala

OXFORD, Miss. – Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s fabled 82nd Airborne, was on patrol in Afghanistan one day in 2012 when he sat his backpack down for a second.  The bag landed on a homemade explosive, and it went off. The next thing Mills knew, he could feel the bare boneRead the story …

New Program Helps First-Generation Students Find Their Footing

StudentsFIRST assists UM freshmen in successfully navigating college life

OXFORD, Miss. – Being the first person in her family to attend college wasn’t an easy thing for Mattie Pintard. The process of completing the admissions application and applying for financial was a challenge, and without her family’s understanding of the process, the Natchez native struggled through the grueling process alone. “Everything that had toRead the story …

Service in Action Benefits Fellow Students

Maddie Marine follows gift with volunteer work at Magee Center

OXFORD, Miss. – With a gift of $25,000 and lots of volunteer effort for the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education, a senior psychology major embodies the citizen-scholar model of service encouraged across the campuses of the University of Mississippi. “I became interested in donating to the Magee Center because my brother has hadRead the story …

First-Year Students Offered Support Needed to Succeed

UM Student Success Coaching provides tutoring, mentoring and more

OXFORD, Miss. – Like many entering freshmen and first-time students, Jazmine Herbert experienced a few challenges adjusting to campus life at the University of Mississippi. “I was having a difficult time with time management and putting aside time to review my class materials,” said Herbert, a junior psychology major with a minor in education. “MyRead the story …

More than a Dance Competition

CASA Encore brings sororities together for a dance-off benefitting abused and neglected children

OXFORD, Miss. – Though the name has changed this year, a long-running sorority dance-off event to benefit abused and neglected children returns this month to the University of Mississippi. For nearly 20 years, Theta Encore was the philanthropy event for the since-disbanded Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. This year, the UM College Panhellenic and CASA ofRead the story …