Nurse Practitioner Aims for ‘Something Bigger Than Myself’ for Others

Lauren Cannon Durham excited to serve Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Normally, when Lauren Cannon Durham is administering a shot or bandaging a wound, the nurse practitioner is the one asking questions of her patients in the University of Mississippi‘s V.B. Harrison Health Center. Roles reversed recently, however, when a pre-med student having second thoughts about her major asked Durham why she choseRead the story …

Meet Rowan, the Counseling Campus Canine

University Counseling Center to offer animal-assisted therapy with 'sproodle' hybrid

OXFORD, Miss. – Rowan’s tiny feet, luxurious brown-and-white coat and wagging tail bring big smiles to those who encounter him on the University of Mississippi campus, and strangers just can’t help but to stop and ask if they can pet him. The springer spaniel-standard poodle hybrid, known as a “sproodle,” is named for Rowan Oak,Read the story …

A Grassroots Effort: UM’s Magee Center Opens

William Magee's vision to help those struggling with addiction realized in wellness education facility

OXFORD, Miss. – William Magee was a talented, bright young man who brought love and laughter to all who knew him, but in 2013, his life was tragically cut short by his struggle with addiction.  The Ole Miss alumnus’ story doesn’t end there, though, thanks to a grassroots outpouring of $2.7 million in his memoryRead the story …

A Son’s Legacy Provides Resources for UM Recovery Community

Family provides gift to memorialize Will Marsalis, support Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – No one dies without leaving a legacy. Going forward, the late Will Marsalis’ impact will be measured through the hope, support and resources available to University of Mississippi students in recovery from addiction. Will, 37, died July 4, 2018, and his footprint is being expanded through a $500,000 gift from his parents,Read the story …

Getting Back Up Again

UM Collegiate Recovery Community students share harrowing tales of addiction, inspiring stories of getting their lives back on track

OXFORD, Miss. – A successful chef and father of two used to drink vodka at 6 a.m. until he passed out in public, then wake up and try to go to work and conceal his problem. A bright, young student hooked on alcohol and Xanax accumulated multiple arrests in 18 months, including one for assaultingRead the story …

Honoring William by Helping Others: UM to Dedicate Magee Center

Grand opening of pivotal education, prevention facility at Ole Miss set for 4 p.m. Friday

OXFORD, Miss. – The accidental overdose of a young University of Mississippi alumnus brought the UM family together in recent years to support an initiative aimed at preventing such tragedies in the future. On Friday (Sept. 6), the results of this initiative will be unveiled when the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education, anRead 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 University of Mississippi‘s Division of Student Affairs have been honored for excellence in serving students during the 2018-19 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 …

UM Unveils State-of-the-Art South Campus Recreation Center

University transformed vacant property into 100,000-square-foot hub of holistic wellness and recreation

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi officials ushered in the age of the new South Campus Recreation Center Wednesday (Aug. 28), marking the completion of the transformation of a vacant manufacturing site into a 100,000-square-foot hub of holistic wellness and recreation. In 2010, the university purchased the former Whirlpool property, off Chucky Mullins Drive, providingRead the story …

A Bigger, Better Student Union

UM facility has new features and better spaces for student activities, thanks to $60 million renovation

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s new and improved Student Union is twice the size it used to be, and the $60 million renovation also added many digital screens and more flexible meeting spaces, which creates countless opportunities for collaboration and community.  The Ole Miss Student Union opened in 1977 as a 98,000-square-foot center of campusRead the story …

More than Just a Place to Exercise

South Campus Recreation Center aims to benefit all aspects of student well-being

OXFORD – The University of Mississippi‘s new South Campus Recreation Center will provide a state-of-the-art facility where students can lift weights, rock climb and participate in a variety of health and exercise options. But the center will also be a place where students seek wellness education, learn to make healthy decisions and find their university family,Read the story …