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Mary Haskell

Ole Miss Alumni Association Names Distinguished Alumni for 2023

Eight honored at Homecoming for achievement, service OCTOBER 30, 2023 BY JIM URBANEK The Ole Miss Alumni Association recognized eight distinguished alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2023. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame inductees for 2023 are: Charles C. Clark (BBA 72), of Birmingham, Alabama; Carlyle “Smitty” Harris (JD […]


Master Sgt. Anthony Douglas & Haley Barbour

State, National Leaders Share Insights on Leading Through Disaster

Panel discusses leadership through tragedy, crisis at Ford Center event SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Five state and national leaders shared lessons from their struggles and successes of leadership in crisis Thursday evening (Sept. 14) at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. With former Sen. Trent Lott moderating, former […]


art student at Greenfield Farm

Mississippi Artists to Paint Faulkner’s Mule Farm

Public invited to Sept. 17 reception at Greenfield Farm SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Nine artists from across Mississippi will soon converge on what was once William Faulkner’s mule farm to depict the landscape in a “plein air” painting competition. The Sept. 17 event will be held at Greenfield Farm, a 20-acre parcel of […]


Margaret Walker

Graduate to Study Law with Help of Prestigious Fellowship

Margaret Walker among 62 scholars chosen for national award SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE National honor society Phi Kappa Phi has named 2023 University of Mississippi graduate Margaret Walker among 62 national recipients of its annual fellowship. The program funds the first year of a member’s graduate study. The Suwannee, Georgia, native graduated in May with degrees in public policy […]


Daniel Roberts

Young Alum Makes Investment

Honors College Grad Establishes Ole Miss First Scholarship JULY 26, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Daniel Roberts, a 2014 University of Mississippi graduate, has established an Ole Miss First Scholarship in hopes of planting seeds that will thrive and help students enjoy an exceptional college experience. He becomes one of the youngest alumni ever […]


The Music Man

‘Music Man’ Marks Return of Summer Productions to Ford Center

Meredith Willson’s popular Broadway musical being staged June 30-July 1 by alumni and locals JUNE 22, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A classic Broadway musical about a heartless grifter who falls for a pretty small-town librarian is the first of a planned annual series of summer community productions at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. […]


Rosa Salas Gonzalez

Food, Science and Art on the Menu at Museum Summer Camps

Programming highlights interdisciplinary learning for children JUNE 20, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE This summer, the University of Mississippi Museum is offering a variety of learning opportunities for children in first through fifth grades during June and July. “With all of our camps, I’m trying to connect them to some cross-curricular content,” said Rosa Salas Gonzalez […]


Patrick Dean

Alumnus’ New Book Explores Life of Early American Naturalist, Artist

Text details the multifaceted, complicated history of Mark Catesby JUNE 13, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Outdoor and environmental author Patrick Dean will sign his new book, “Nature’s Messenger: Mark Catesby and His Adventures in a New World,” at Square Books in Oxford at 5:30 p.m. June 19. The text tells the story of Catesby, a […]


Oxford Conference for the Book

For the Love of the South

Feders Recommit Support for Oxford Conference for the Book with $100K Gift JUNE 1, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY As native Mississippians, Ron Feder and his late wife, Becky, grew up steeped in the folkways of the American South. But it took an extended stay in the faraway Philippines to help them truly appreciate the extraordinary […]


Recent Acquisitions

Decade of Donated, Community-Funded Work on Display at UM Museum

‘Recent Acquisitions’ exhibit highlights breadth, variety of art collection MAY 24, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi Museum‘s newest installation, “Recent Acquisitions,” highlights the varied and expansive collection of artworks that have been donated or funded by the community in the last 10 years. Among the selected works are wood carvings, watercolor and […]