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Christina Tompkins, a 2009 UM graduate, will perform with ‘The Sound of Music’ national tour Wednesday (Jan. 24) at the Ford Center. Submitted photo

UM Alumna Returns to Ford Center with ‘The Sound of Music’

Christina Tompkins will perform role of Sister Sophia JANUARY 23, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is hosting the national tour of “The Sound of Music” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 24), and a familiar Ole Miss face will be ...
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UM Students, Staff, Alumni Join Community for MLK Day of Service Activities

Volunteers gathering to honor King’s legacy through community engagement JANUARY 8, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi students, staff and community partners are spearheading efforts to promote community engagement and encourage a spirit of service in Lafayette County and ...
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As Ole Miss yearbook editor, Buddy Shaw (left) and Jimmy Parkin, yearbook business manager, review the layout for the 1950 edition.

Shaw’s Major Gift Will Assist Freshmen Entering UM

January 2, 2018  |  BY BILL DABNEY Throughout his life, University of Mississippi alumnus Buddy Shaw (BA political science ’50) has been a giver. He has given of his time, his possessions, his money and his talents. His giving spirit even extended to being a match-maker for his college ...
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Noble Family Establishes Scholarship to Honor Loved One

January 2, 2018 | By Bill Dabney The Noble family name is an institution at the University of Mississippi. Nobles have walked the university’s historic halls, studied in its classrooms and strolled its tree-lined pathways for generations. Among the grandparents, parents, sons, daughters and ...
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December 13, 2017  By Bethany Fitts for the Ole Miss Alumni Association When Chris Presley (BA biology ’12) needs encouragement and inspiration to face life’s obstacles, he listens to songs like Andra Day’s “Rise Up” in which Day sings, “I’ll rise up. I’ll rise like the day. I’ll rise up. I ...
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George Dor is among the recipients of the 2021 Diversity Innovator Awards, presented by the UM Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Submitted photo

UM Professor Lectures on African Music at University of Georgia

George Dor invited as fall speaker for the Institute for African Studies NOVEMBER 10, 2017 BY ANNA HERD George W.K. Dor, professor of music at the University of Mississippi, recently delivered the fall lecture for the University of Georgia’s Institute for African Studies. Dor was invited as guest ...
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Three Croft alumni shared experiences from their professional life with current Croft students in our alumni panel. From right to left: Catherine Espinoza (B.A. 2010), Patrick Dogan (B.A. 2008), and Joel Fyke (B.A. 2005).

THE DM: Croft Alumni Discuss Post-graduation Employment, Life

November 13, 2017  By Michaela Watson for The Daily Mississippian “Describe your dream. Don’t prescribe it,” alumnus Patrick Dogan told students at a panel event hosted by the Croft Institute for International Studies on Friday. “Pursuing your dream is like a game of chess, it’s not like dominos, ...
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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’s Short Stories Focus of 2018 UM Common Reading Experience

Selection fulfills original goal of committee to showcase author’s work NOVEMBER 3, 2017 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM 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 ...
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Daniel Roberts Reflects Upon His Days with UM Black Student Union

Organization provided support, fellowship and opportunities for many African-American students OCTOBER 27, 2017 BY EDWIN B. SMITH While others may have questioned Daniel Roberts’ decision to enroll at the University of Mississippi, the Moss Point native felt no apprehension about being on campus. ...
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Price Walden and Alice Anne Light Return to UM for Sarahfest

Living Music Resource and Sarah Isom Center bring alumni to campus for interview series, concert OCTOBER 26, 2017 BY ANNA HERD The University of Mississippi’s Living Music Resource and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies are teaming up again to host events for the annual Sarahfest. ...
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