MEDIA ADVISORY: UM student-athlete dies after collapsing during routine conditioning

Bennie F. Abram, 20, a nonscholarship athlete who transferred to the University of Mississippi from Itawamba Community College last fall, died today at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Prestigious Fellowship Aids Study of Physical Activity Among Delta Schoolchildren

OXFORD, Miss. – Abigail Gamble, believed to be the first University of Mississippi doctoral student to receive a prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dissertation fellowship, is using the award to study the physical activity of schoolchildren in the Delta. “We would like to determine how state, district and school-level policy, and the built environment ofRead the story …

Wii Fit May Not Help Families Get Fit

OXFORD, Miss. – The Nintendo Wii Fit many people are considering as Christmas gifts may be great entertainment, but a University of Mississippi study indicates the console has little effect on family fitness.

Fantasy Sports and Math: Research Reveals Link in Student Success

OXFORD, Miss. – Fantasy sports can help improve mathematics test scores in schools nationwide based on information gathered by a University of Mississippi researcher surveying elementary and secondary teachers and students.

Celebrate Physical Fitness During May by Walking with Chancellor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students and Oxford residents are encouraged to celebrate May by taking a morning walk with Chancellor Robert Khayat beginning at 8 a.m. Monday (May 4) on the front steps of the Lyceum. The 1.5-mile walk will end back at the Lyceum.

National Leader in Social Justice Speaks Thursday on Sexual Violence Awareness

‘Take Back the Night’ march, candlelight vigil scheduled April 20 OXFORD, Miss. – Two free, public programs to raise awareness of sexual violence are scheduled April 16 and 20 at the University of Mississippi. Keith Edwards, director of campus life at Macalester College and a national leader in social justice education, speaks at 7:30 p.m.Read the story …

Rebel Quest Expands this Summer with Nine Weeks of Fun and Learning

      Watch Rebel Quest video.View more videos. OXFORD, Miss. – Summer should be more than watching television and punching the snooze button, and for students enrolled in the University of Mississippi’s Rebel Quest 2009 program, this summer promises plenty of fun, learning and physical activity. Nine different weeklong athletic and enrichment camps forRead the story …

Scuba Diving: Oxford Style, Far from Open Water for the Sport

Students in the advanced diving course at the University of Mississippi discuss plans for the day’s activities before donning their gear at the Turner Center pool. UM photo by Robert Jordan. UM program second largest in country behind Florida OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is probably not the first place that comes toRead the story …

Can Nintendo Wii Game Consoles Improve Family Fitness?

Jessica Aten, 8, plays a game on her family’s Nintendo Wii game console. A University of Mississippi researcher is studying whether the video game systems can improve physical fitness levels of users. UM photo by Robert Jordan. OXFORD, Miss. – Consumer research suggests the Nintendo Wii Fit video game console may be among this year’sRead the story …

Student Health Fair Scheduled Wednesday

OXFORD, Miss. – Students at the University of Mississippi have an opportunity to check their cholesterol, blood pressure and bone density, as well as visit with health care providers, during a health fair Wednesday (Oct. 15). The fourth annual Ole Miss Student Health Fair is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby.Read the story …