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A representative of the UM Black Faculty and Staff Organization (left) helps a Facilities Management Department employee select gifts for his families at the annual Books and Bears distribution. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Familiar Favorites, Fresh Faces Featured at UM Books and Bears

Continuation of annual toy distribution for employees’ families draws volunteers and recipients DECEMBER 16, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Like Black Friday without the hassle, dozens of books, dolls, electronics and even bicycles went home as employees of the University of Mississippi Facilities Management Department gathered to give and receive items Friday (Dec. 16) in […]

“The Comeback Kids” featured wonderful performances and moving artwork curated by Angel Morgan (pictured) with support from Bruce Levingston, Philip Jackson, Jennifer Parsons, Penny Leeton, Kunal Shah, and the UM Art & Art History Department.

UM Honors College Student Elevates Art Showcase

Students come together to display their artistic talents DECEMBER 5, 2022 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN University of Mississippi BFA honors student Angel Morgan organized and curated an art showcase in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Great Room this spring. Morgan came across this opportunity to fulfill her Community Action Challenge service requirement for the Honors […]

Kris Belden-Adams

Art Historian Awarded Chair of Excellence

Professor widens circle of research and teaching with coming year at University of Memphis NOVEMBER 18, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Kris Belden-Adams, associate professor of art history at the University of Mississippi, will spend the next academic year teaching and advancing her research into the history and theory of photography as the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair […]

Kariann Fuqua has been awarded one of only five Visual and Design Artists Fellowships presented by the Mississippi Arts Commission this year. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Professor Granted Visual Artist Fellowship

Mississippi Arts Commission recognizes creative contributions to state NOVEMBER 8, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Kariann Fuqua, instructional assistant professor of art and director of museum studies at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a highly competitive artist fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the state’s official grants-making and service agency for the arts. Fuqua […]

Pianist Bruce Levingston is set to perform Sept. 22 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the creation of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts. Photo by Michael Poliza

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Pianist Bruce Levingston and special guest artists will give the first performance in celebration of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the […]

UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters are (top, from left) Scott Barretta, William Dunlap and Bill Ellison, and (bottom) Ralph Eubanks, Kenneth Holditch and Joshua Nguyen.

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Honors UM Alumni, Faculty

Six with UM ties among 2022 award winners JUNE 9, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring several University of Mississippi alumni and faculty members as part of its annual awards to accomplished individuals in various creative fields. UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the MIAL are […]

Virginia Rougon Chavis

Chavis, Simmons Receive Provost’s Office Promotions

New associate, assistant provosts eager to help faculty serve students AUGUST 4, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two University of Mississippi community members have been promoted to executive positions in the Office of the Provost. Virginia Rougon Chavis and Jennifer Simmons have been named associate provost and assistant provost, respectively. They will assist Noel Wilkin, […]

Virginia Chavis

Chavis Learned by Waiting Tables

UM acting associate provost and art professor shares lessons from lifetime journey of learning March 10, 2022 By Michael Newsom Just before the keynote address for the University of Mississippi‘s Graduate Student Council’s Research and Creative Achievement Symposium, Virginia Rougon Chavis shared her story of battling dyslexia and the lessons she learned through waiting tables. Chavis, […]

Goulet Siblings

The University Is Part of the Family

Four Goulet siblings and two parents spend time together at Ole Miss January 12, 2022 By JB Clark Yazmin Goulet’s transcript shows she stayed at the University of Mississippi an extra semester to add a minor to her already impressive resume, but the real reason is this: It’s not every day you get to go to college […]

Alumnus Vitus Shell (MFA art 08) is Louisianian of the Year for 2022.

UM Alumnus Is Louisianian of the Year

JANUARY 11, 2022 Artist Vitus Shell (MFA studio art 08) is on the cover of Louisiana Life Magazine’s January/February issue as Louisianian of the Year. The mixed-media collage painter from Monroe, a visiting assistant professor at Louisiana Tech University, was selected for being a stand out in his profession who gives back and represents what’s […]