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Green Week Activities Include Variety of Events to Educate and Motivate Participants

OXFORD, Miss. – A panel discussion on climate change, the annual WorldFest celebration and a keynote address by Toyota’s chief environmental officer are among the highlights of Green Week, hosted next week by the University of Mississippi and city of Oxford. Green Week 2009, which begins Monday (April 20), includes a series of free lectures,Read the story …

UM, Oxford Partner for ‘Green Week’ Spotlighting Environmental Awareness and Action

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and city of Oxford are partnering for a week of activities later this month to raise environmental awareness throughout the community. Green Week 2009, set for April 20-24, includes a series of free lectures, forums, interactive activities and displays to educate participants about environmental sustainability and conservation efforts.Read the story …

Overby Events this Week Include Brokaw, Barbour, Ford

Discussions to provide perspective, reactions to presidential campaigns

OXFORD, Miss. – The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi will host Tom Brokaw, former Gov. Haley Barbour and a Mississippian who ran Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, among other notables, for spirited political reactions to Monday’s presidential debate. At 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 27) at the Overby Center, Stuart Stevens, who managedRead the story …

Ole Miss Market Days Start This Week

Green Fund project brings fresh produce, local foods to campus

Fresh produce and other local goods will be available for purchase during Ole Miss Market Days, a series of events scheduled throughout the fall semester at the University of Mississippi. The markets, set for Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Oct. 6, will take place from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the Student Union plaza. FundedRead the story …

UM Restaurants Going Green

Rebel Market, Catering first in state to achieve GRA certification; Lenoir Dining also in process

OXFORD, Miss. – A restaurant and a catering service at the University of Mississippi are the only Certified Green restaurants in the state of Mississippi. Catering at UM and Rebel Market, both managed by Aramark, began the process last March and achieved Level 1 Certification from the Green Restaurant Association in mid-June. “It has beenRead the story …

Staff Appreciation Week Offers a Variety of Fun Events

The University of Mississippi Staff Council will celebrate Ole Miss staff members May 16-20 with Staff Appreciation Week. The weeklong celebration will include learning opportunities, fun and active events and social gatherings. Staff members are also invited to access the Turner Center facilities free of charge during the entire week, just by showing a staffRead the story …

University Observes National Volunteer Week

Dean of Students office partners with various organizations for week of service and reflection

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will celebrate National Volunteer Week with a slate of activities beginning Sunday (April 10). The UM Office of the Dean of Students and Volunteer Services has teamed up with organizations such as Volunteer Oxford, the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, the Lafayette County Retired andRead the story …

Kick Off Thanksgiving Week with ‘Sorts-Giving’

Faculty and staff volunteers needed to sort game day recycling Nov. 23-24

OXFORD, Miss. – With Thanksgiving break approaching, the Office of Sustainability is looking for faculty and staff volunteers to sort recyclables collected from the Ole Miss-LSU football game as part of the Green Grove Initiative. Dubbed “Sorts-Giving,” the event is set for 1-3 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24 at the Oxford Recycling Center. Volunteers willRead the story …

UM Green Fund Seeks New Proposals

Applications for campus sustainability projects accepted through Oct. 19

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Green Fund is accepting project proposals from faculty, staff, and students through Monday (Oct. 19). Green Fund projects vary in scale, ranging from the installation of several campus hydration stations to providing refills for reusable containers to the launch of a composting program that has diverted more thanRead the story …

Third Annual Racial Reconciliation Week Set for Sept. 7-12 at UM

Events include 'Lunch and Learn' with Ross Bjork and Derrick Evans, Will Campbell Plaza dedication

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Athletics and the university’s William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation are sponsoring a slate of activities for the third annual Racial Reconciliation Week, which runs Tuesday through Saturday (Sept. 7-12). Entering its third year, Racial Reconciliation Week is dedicated to promoting racial equality and encouraging dialogueRead the story …