Nursing Graduate Finds Calling through South Africa Journey

Carr applying lessons learned in Johannesburg to work in the Delta

JACKSON, Miss. – Six weeks after traveling more than 8,000 miles from her hometown of Flora, Kayla Logan Carr, a sophomore biology major, decided to become a registered nurse. While conducting exploratory research in HIV education and prevalence in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2006, Carr’s professional trajectory took a different course. She originally wanted toRead the story …

Friends Helped Ducote Receive Fulbright Honors

Martin Ducote, 2012 UM Fulbright Scholar gives credits to his friendships made at Ole Miss and his professors for enabling him to receive the national honor. Video by Mary Stanton.

Poets Advise Honors Students to Use Their Imagination to Influence Communities

OXFORD, Miss. – After flipping a coin to determine who would speak first, poets Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass encouraged University of Mississippi honors students to keep poetry in their lives while working for social change. Delivering the keynote address for the recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, the husband-and-wife duo even sensed poetryRead the story …

21 Exceptional Students Receive Scholarships from Honors College, Special Academic Opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – Fourteen students from Mississippi, two each from Alabama and Tennessee, and one each from Illinois, Wisconsin and Canada enter the University of Mississippi this fall on prestigious scholarships as members of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.

Rising Star at UM Chosen For Preeminent Professional Development

OXFORD, Miss. — A Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College admissions counselor at the University of Mississippi was selected to participate in the 2010 NASPA Region III New Professionals Institute.

Leaping Lizards: Doctoral Biology Student Earns Fulbright Fellowship to South Africa

OXFORD, Miss. – Stuart Nielsen studies lizard species around the world. Thanks to a recent Fulbright U.S. Student Award, the University of Mississippi doctoral student is going to South Africa to continue his research.

Tom Brokaw Guest Lecturer for UM Journalism Class

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw is teaching two classes of the Jour 580 course this semester. Video by Mary Stanton. {youtube}hkUYbeUwblc{/youtube}  

Senior Honors Student with Triple Major Named UM’s 12th Goldwater Scholar

OXFORD, Miss. – Honors student Anna Kathryn Hailey has been named the University of Mississippi’s 12th Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.

Hattiesburg Honors Student Named University’s 14th Truman Scholar

OXFORD, Miss. – Lauded as “change agents,” Truman Scholars are undergraduate students who have the passion, intellect and leadership potential to improve the ways that government and other entities serve the public good.

Two Students Named Finalists for National Truman Scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi students have been named finalists for prestigious Truman Scholarships. The national awards go to outstanding college juniors who show leadership potential and have an interest in government or public sector service. UM students Rachel Willis (left) of Bartlett, Tenn., and Chelsea Caveny of Hattiesburg have been named finalistsRead the story …