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UM Faculty Travel Across Southeast for Collaborations

Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program DECEMBER 13, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Established in 2012 by the SEC provosts, the program provides financial assistance from […]


The UM Intensive English Program promotes global citizenship among non-native English speakers from the university and the community, as part of the university’s overall mission to develop a sense of global responsibility. Photo by Megan Wolfe

Delivering ‘A Good American College Experience’

UM Intensive English Program helps international students gain language and cultural skills APRIL 9, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Wenquan Cai came to the University of Mississippi to study mechanical engineering but quickly realized his English wasn’t strong enough to maximize his experience at a major American institution of higher learning. The native of China wasn’t out of luck. UM’s […]


The 2019 University of Mississippi Hall of Fame. Pictured are (front row, from left) Blair Wortsmith, of Little Rock, Arkansas; Makala McNeil, of Grenada; Mallie Imbler, of Tupelo; Jaz Brisack, of Oxford; Skylyn Irby, of Batesville; Randon Hill, of Oxford; (top row from left) UM Provost Noel Wilkin; UM Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Brandi Hephner LaBanc; Jarvis Benson, of Grenada; Levi Bevis, of Florence, Alabama; Elam Miller, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Jacob Ferguson, of Randolph; UM Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks and UM Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Melinda Sutton Noss. Photo by Thomas Graning

Ten Seniors Inducted into UM Hall of Fame

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 6, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2018-19 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at UM. The inductees were honored Friday (April 5) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford […]


Jacob Gambrell

Croft Student Secures Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship

Jacob Gambrell to write articles for society’s Key Reporter MARCH 22, 2019 BY BY ADDISON MARKHAM University of Mississippi senior Jacob Gambrell, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, has received the Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship Award. Every year, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, one of the most prestigious academic honor societies, seeks writing interns to help […]


Emily Wagster Pettus to be Honored with 2019 Silver Em

Longtime legislative reporter to receive university’s highest award in journalism MARCH 12, 2019 BY LAREECA RUCKER Between 2003 and 2014, U.S. newspapers lost 35 percent of their statehouse reporters, a percentage slightly higher than newspaper staffing nationwide, the Pew Research Center reports. As news staffs shrink across the country, state government reporters have become an […]


Dr. Steven Cunningham (left), chair of the IHL Diversity Committee, congratulates retired educator Peggy Sisson on being honored with the board’s Karen Cummins Community Service Award.

Board of Trustees Presents Annual Diversity Awards

Medical Center administrator and former UM educator honored for service, statewide impact FEBRUARY 28, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The Mississippi board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning celebrated Black History Month with its annual Diversity Awards ceremony in Jackson. Campus and community leaders were recognized for their efforts in advancing diversity and encouraging […]


A Grisham fellow from Newton High School helps a resident of the State Veterans Home mix watercolors for his painting project. Photo by Kevin Bain

Grisham Fellows Find UM Family During Visits

Newton High School students meet with faculty, staff and students; volunteer in community FEBRUARY 25, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH As a student at the University of Mississippi, Bruce Ware took Sociology 101 under professor Vaughn Grisham. From that classroom experience, Ware and Grisham developed an enduring friendship that inspired Ware to incorporate an ethic […]


Cuba TIES IV Conference participants help set up one of the posters by UM faculty for presentation.

UM Educators Fostering Cuban Educational Collaboration

Six faculty members are applying principles, information gathered and shared during recent conference DECEMBER 18, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Six University of Mississippi faculty members were among educators from Cuba and many surrounding countries, including the United States, brought together for the recent Cuba TIES IV Conference. UM educators who presented at the fourth […]


History Makers: Three UM Students among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists

Jarvis Benson, Jaz Brisack, John Chappell set to compete for coveted award NOVEMBER 12, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM For the first time ever, the University of Mississippi boasts three 2019 finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships, which draw students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Jarvis […]


The 2018 UM Croft Scholars are (front, from left) David McDonald, Emma Lane, Akshaya Vijayasankar and Delaney Smith, and (back) Jess Cooley, Olivia Jaramillo, Reed Peets and Ava Cooper.

Eight UM Students Earn Prestigious Croft Scholarships

Exceptional scholars receive $4,000 per semester to further studies NOVEMBER 1, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Eight students at the University of Mississippi‘s Croft Institute for International Studies are recipients of this year’s distinguished Croft Scholarships. The prestigious scholarships pay up to $32,000 over four years, and the funds can be combined with other scholarships. Croft Scholars retain the […]