Anonymous Gift Provides Competitive Edge for Recruiting Brass Players

New scholarship will help deserving students participate in band and earn their UM degree

OXFORD, Miss. – An anonymous gift of $100,000 has been presented to the University of Mississippi Pride of the South Marching Band in honor of Chris Presley, the band’s drum major in 2010-2012. A Batesville native, Presley graduated in 2012. Besides his leadership and service through music, Presley was an Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholar, aRead the story …

Alumni Association to Honor Seven at Homecoming for Achievement, Service

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Alumni Association honors seven alumni with its highest annual recognition during Homecoming weekend Nov. 5-6.

Rebel Black Bear Selected As New On- Field Mascot for Ole Miss Rebels

OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebel Mascot Selection Committee is excited to announce the Rebel Black Bear as the new on-field mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels.

Former President’s Visit An Honor for University of Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – Former President Bill Clinton’s appearance today (Oct. 14) at the University of Mississippi will offer students an opportunity to hear firsthand about the importance of exercising their right to vote.

Staff, Faculty Members Recognized for Excellence in Advising Students

… Inaugural award to be presented annually OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi faculty and staff members who have consistently demonstrated excellence in advising students have been selected for special recognition.

University Writing Center, Oxford-Lafayette County Library Launch Community Writing Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Writing Center has joined the Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library to help improve writing skills throughout the community. UM volunteer writing consultants (from left) Amber Lowe, Brannon Miller, Camille Lesseig, Cody LeBlanc and Joshua Hamer recently began their service learning project at the Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library. They willRead the story …

University Launches Provost Scholars Program

… More than 350 incoming students given unique opportunities, challenges during inaugural seminar OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is brimming with one of its most academically talented freshman classes ever, thanks to a new initiative designed to attract and retain bright students.

Jackson Heart Study Celebrates 10 Years of Improving Minority Health

JACKSON, Miss. – A scientific conference featuring experts in heart disease and public health from the nation’s top universities and institutes will celebrate the Jackson Heart Study’s 10th anniversary during a three-day event beginning Wednesday (Sept. 22). The Jackson Heart Study Scientific Conference 2010, which runs Sept. 23-24 at the Jackson Convention Complex, will bothRead the story …

Lafayette-Oxford-University Community to Observe Alzheimer’s Tribute Sept. 21

… Community respite program for caregivers will also be revealed at reception OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the L-O-U community, are invited to participate Tuesday (Sept. 21) in the Oxford Alzheimer’s Tribute.

Annual Howorth Lecture Features Acclaimed Writer bell hooks

OXFORD, Miss. – Ending racism and sexism in society will be explored by acclaimed writer bell hooks in the 16th annual Lucy Somerville Howorth Lecture in Women’s Studies Monday (Sept. 13) at the University of Mississippi.