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Ole Miss ROTC cadets reach the Calhoun City town square and are welcomed by cheering fans during last year’s Egg Bowl Run. This year’s run, which will bring the ceremonial game ball for the annual Egg Bowl game to Oxford, will be Monday (Nov. 19). Photo by Kevin Bain

UM Cadets Ready to Run in Egg Bowl Tradition

ROTC students will carry game ball from Calhoun City to Oxford NOVEMBER 16, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Two dozen Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi will arrive by van in Calhoun City Monday morning (Nov. 19) on a mission to retrieve the ceremonial game ball for the 91st Battle for the Golden Egg, but it will […]


Navy ROTC midshipmen salute during the annual Chancellor’s Pass in Review ceremony Nov. 8 in front of the Lyceum. The annual tradition is designed to inspect troop readiness and features cadets and midshipmen from the UM Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC programs. Photo by Megan Wolfe

Officer Trainees on Display During ROTC Pass in Review

UM cadets, midshipmen continue storied history with annual program NOVEMBER 14, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Scores of cadets and midshipmen stood steadfast at attention for inspection Thursday (Nov. 8) in front of the Lyceum during an annual tradition designed to demonstrate the discipline and training they have received as ROTC students at the University of Mississippi. […]


The University of Mississippi’s Army ROTC reached its 100th year in 2018. Pictured: Army ROTC cadets ruck march down UM’s South Campus Trails in 2017. Photo by Kevin Bain

Ole Miss Army ROTC Turns 100

Storied program continues to teach vital lessons, prepare future leaders NOVEMBER 9, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Mississippi‘s Student Army Training Corps, which was formed while the nation was preparing future officers who would become part of the more than 2 million U.S. soldiers who fought in […]


ROTC cadets from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will be honored on the field at halftime of the military appreciation game against South Carolina. The game is part of the Warrior Week festivities. Photo by Robert Jordan

University Honoring Military through Warrior Week

Events organized to highlight service, recognize military OCTOBER 25, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi is honoring its military veteran students, faculty and alumni during Warrior Week (Oct. 29-Nov. 3) with a series of events designed to recognize members of the armed services in the Ole Miss family. “The University of Mississippi’s support for […]


The University of Mississippi ROTC programs’ 9/11 Memorial Run is set for Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at 5:30 a.m. The event is annually held in remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Annual 9/11 Memorial Run Set for Saturday

First responders and general public invited to offer support and participate SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi ROTC programs host the annual 9/11 Memorial Run at 5:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 8) in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the […]


Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2018

Alumni Association to Honor Seven at Homecoming for Achievement, Service JULY 11, 2018 The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring seven distinguished alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2018. Created in 1974, the Hall of Fame honors select alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to their country, state or the […]


Army ROTC Cadet Donald Lorbecke (right), receives the Society of American Military Engineers Award of Merit presented by Lt. Com. Joshua Taylor. Photo by Kevin Bain

Army ROTC Cadet Receives National Recognition

UM student Donald Lorbecke selected for Society of American Military Engineers Award of Merit MAY 10, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Most military personnel are honored after having engaged in active combat, but one University of Mississippi Army ROTC cadet is being nationally recognized before even being commissioned. CDT Donald Lorbecke, a fifth-year senior majoring in […]


Pride of the South drum major Layne McGuire (center), the band's graduate assistant Pam Crump Jackson (left) and band member Angela Davis-Morris pose for a picture in Knoxville, where Ole Miss played the University of Tennessee.

Alumna’s Gift Honors Parents, Supports Ole Miss Pride of the South

May 8, 2018 By J. Dillon Pitts As former drum major for the University of Mississippi Band, Layne McGuire is used to having people follow her lead. In supporting the band with a recent gift, she hopes to inspire others to do the same. “I was approached about making a gift to the university beyond […]


Two UM Chinese Language Students Named Boren Scholars

Wesley Hale and Shamessia Lee selected for prestigious awards MAY 4, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two accomplished seniors in the University of Mississippi’s Chinese Language Flagship Program are the university’s 20th and 21st recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State. Wesley Hale, of Oxford, and Shamessia Lee, […]


Veterans Association students and their dependents gather in the new Veterans Resources Center on campus. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Veterans with Purple Hearts Honored with Reserved Parking

Dedication ceremonies scheduled April 24 in front of the Lyceum APRIL 19, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Most University of Mississippi students are restricted from parking in certain areas of campus, but that is about to change for Don Zielenski and other Purple Heart recipients at Ole Miss. The sophomore psychology major from south Texas […]