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The late Cora Mitchell (second from left) is surrounded by friends and family at an Ole Miss football game: (from left) son Lance Mitchell, the donor, sister-in-law Helen Thomasson, family friend Marion Brown and niece Pat Thomasson.

Planned Gift Benefits Pride of the South

MAJOR GIFT SUPPORTS BAND PRACTICE FIELD RENOVATION APRIL 23, 2019 By Caitlyn Clegg The late Cora Mitchell was part of student-led efforts to bring the Pride of the South Marching Band back to the University of Mississippi during World War II. Now, a planned gift she established pays tribute to her involvement in the band. […]


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 […]


Born in Daejeon, South Korea, University of Mississippi student Jiwon Lee spent part of her childhood and teenage years in Oxford, so Ole Miss is a second home to her. Photo by Thomas Graning

Music Major Blends Experiences of International and Hometown Student

South Korean native Jiwon Lee grew up on Ole Miss campus MARCH 12, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Jiwon Lee is not your typical international student at the University of Mississippi. Born in Daejeon, South Korea, Lee arrived in Oxford as an infant. Her father, Jongbok Lee, and mother, Aeran Moon Lee, were attending UM in the late […]


UM alumna Tiffany Gammell (left) welcomes Ole Miss music students Maddi Jolley and Carley Wilemon, along with music professor Nancy Maria Balach (right) to Charleston, South Carolina, this weekend for performances, classes and a broadcast of ‘LMR Live’ from the College of Charleston. Photo by Thomas Graning

Music Faculty and Students Head to the College of Charleston

Trip to include performances, a master class and professional networking opportunities MARCH 7, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS When Nancy Maria Balach, associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi and artistic director of Living Music Resource, gets to South Carolina this weekend, she’s going to hit the ground running. Balach and two Ole Miss […]


Brooke P. Alexander, a UM graduate and visiting assistant professor of art and art history at the university, created the cover art for Bruce Levingston’s new album.

Acclaim for UM Pianist Draws Worldwide Attention to State, University

New album, London concerts mark notable start of 2019 for Levingston FEBRUARY 18, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT The month of January brought positive attention to the University of Mississippi and the state as Bruce Levingston, internationally renowned concert pianist and holder of UM’s Fant Chair and Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence, received acclaim for his latest album, “Citizen,” […]


University Sets Annual Black History Month Observances

Keynote addresses by renowned authors Tim Wise and Joy DeGruy highlight events JANUARY 31, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two internationally renowned educators are the keynote speakers for annual Black History Month observances at the University of Mississippi. Tim Wise, a critically acclaimed antiracist essayist, and Joy DeGruy, a respected researcher and author, will deliver […]


Amanda Johnston, UM associate professor of music, is set to perform songs of love with mezzo-soprano Tracelyn Gesteland on Tuesday (Jan. 29) at Nutt Auditorium. Photo by Robert Jordan

Faculty Pianist and Guest Mezzo-soprano to Perform Songs of Love

Longtime collaborators launch tri-city tour Jan. 29 on campus JANUARY 25, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS Valentine’s Day may not be until Feb. 14, but pianist Amanda Johnston and mezzo-soprano Tracelyn Gesteland will perform a program all about love, entitled “Mots d’amour,” or “Words of Love,” Jan. 29 at the University of Mississippi. “We’re performing […]


Rebecca Cohen and Darrick Stribling Jr. banter during their audition for Thacker Jr. They are among the hosts for this year’s show, which airs live from Nutt Auditorium at 6 p.m. Saturday.

‘Thacker Mountain Radio Hour’ Goes Junior

Kids’ version of iconic radio show features special guests and youth hosts, musicians JANUARY 24, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS “Thacker Mountain Radio Hour,” a live radio show featuring literary and musical guests, is teaming up with the University of Mississippi’s Living Music Resource to produce an episode that is for – and, to a […]


Dr. Dor

Music Professor Receives Prestigious International Fellowship

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship supports George Dor’s work with Nigerian university DECEMBER 10, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, a music professor at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to work with professors at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Dor, a […]


Duly Noted, the house band for the Living Music Resource, will perform Thursday evening as part of the cabaret competition at Nutt Auditorium. Photo by Thomas Graning

Cabaret Competition Set to Shake Up Nutt Auditorium

Thursday event will support Ignite campaign for Living Music Resource NOVEMBER 27, 2018 BY LYNN WILKINS The University of Mississippi’s Nutt Auditorium will dress herself appropriately to host a full-bore cabaret competition Thursday (Nov. 29) evening. “If you think you know what Nutt looks like, think again,” said event organizer Nancy Maria Balach, an Ole […]