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Meet Glenn Schove, March’s Staff Member of the Month

MARCH 22, 2019 BY INSIDE OLE MISS Glenn Storey Schove, administrative coordinator II in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for March. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at […]


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 […]


Alexander Heffner

Lecture Examines ‘Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age’

Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’ ‘The Open Mind,’ to speak March 21 at UM MARCH 6, 2019 BY KENDALL PATTERSON The University of Mississippi’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will sponsor a lecture on “Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age” March 21 in Fulton Chapel. The 6 p.m. lecture […]


Oxford Conference for the Book Welcomes Authors for 26th Year

Readings, panel discussions and lectures are free and open to the public MARCH 4, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY What do a championship poker player, the U.S.-Mexico border controversy and the Appalachian South have in common? They are all part of this year’s Oxford Conference for the Book, set for March 27-29 at the University […]


‘Evicted’ Selected for 2019 Common Reading Experience

Incoming students to read Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller FEBRUARY 20, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT The critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” has been selected for the University of Mississippi‘s Common Reading Experience for 2019. Written by Matthew Desmond, a Princeton sociologist and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, “Evicted” […]


UM faculty members Karen Forgette (left), Guy Krueger and Andrew Davis have won the Digital Learning Innovation Award from the Online Learning Consortium. Photo by Kevin Bain

Three Faculty Win Digital Learning Innovation Award

Trio recognized as national leaders for advancing student success through personalized learning NOVEMBER 20, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three University of Mississippi faculty members have earned a national award from Online Learning Consortium for advancing student success through adoption of digital courseware. Their work is having an impact across introductory writing courses and producing […]


Rhetoric Instructor Wins Blackboard Catalyst Award

Marc Watkins recognized in the Teaching & Learning category JUNE 19, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Marc Watkins, an instructor in composition and rhetoric at the University of Mississippi, has been named the winner of the 2018 Blackboard Catalyst Award in the Teaching & Learning category, which honors those who have adopted flexible distance and online […]


Nobel Prize-winning author and UM alumnus William Faulkner’s short stories will be the focus of UM’s 2018 Common Reading Experience. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Faulkner Stories Selected for 2018 UM Common Reading Experience

Incoming students to read selections this summer FEBRUARY 16, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Ten selected short stories of a University of Mississippi alumnus and one of the most acclaimed American authors of the 20th century will be the focus of the university’s 2018 Common Reading Experience. The Common Reading Experience will showcase Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner’s short stories, […]


UM students Guangyi Zou and Yin Chang play the Chinese folk music duet ‘Molihua’ as part of the 2015 International Education Week. This year’s observance features demonstrations from Malpaso Dance Company of Cuba, among many other events. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

International Education Week Showcases Opportunities Abroad

Events encourage students and faculty to engage in learning about and from other cultures NOVEMBER 9, 2017 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The University of Mississippi’s Office of Global Engagement is participating in a joint initiative between the federal departments of State and Education to showcase benefits of international education and promote programs that prepare students for […]


Sue Gardner, a journalist, executive and Internet activist speaks Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Overby Center for Politics and Southern Journalism. Photo by Victoria Will

UM Hosts Former Wikipedia Executive, Journalist and Internet Activist

Sue Gardner to deliver insights on social media and technology Nov. 13 on campus NOVEMBER 8, 2017 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi will host journalist, executive and internet activist Sue Gardner on Monday (Nov. 13) for a discussion of “How the Internet Broke Democracy, and What We Can Do About It Now.” Gardner’s lecture is set […]