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Molly Pasco-Pranger (left), professor and chair of the Department of Classics, and Andrew Newby (right), assistant director of veteran and military services, co-taught a new course on Humanities and the Experience of War this spring at the university. Participants include (from left) Beau Roddy, Julian Spain-Ledezma, Jake Riffe and Nolan Oglesby. Submitted photo

New Course Brings a Deeper Look into War

Two professors join forces to co-teach class rooted in literature and veterans’ reintegration into society May 4, 2021 by Kathryn Albritton Is war an aberration or an integral part of the human experience? That question lies at the center of LIBA 305: Humanities and the Experience of War, a new class that debuted this spring […]


Nine Speakers Slated for 2021 TEDxUniversityOfMississippi Event

Presenters will address theme of ‘Resilience’ during in-person forum at Ford Center February 22, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Nine speakers will be presenters for the sixth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi event March 9 at the University of Mississippi. The in-person event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets […]


Andrew Newby (center left), assistant director for the Office of Veteran and Military Services, and Natasha Jeter (center right), vice chancellor for student affairs, cut the ribbon to the newly renovated VMS offices in George Street House. They are joined by (from left) Perry Sansing, Jamie King, Will Mobley, Stelenna Lloyd, Kyle Ellis, Provost Noel Wilkin and Cathy Baker. Photo by Logan Kirkland/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Student Veterans Celebrate New One-Stop Shop for Resources

Office of Veteran and Military Services cuts ribbon on renovated space in George Street House January 29, 2021 by JB Clark University of Mississippi student veterans and military-connected students have better access to the specialized services they require than ever before with the opening of the new Veteran and Military Services office in the George […]


Betsy Nelson pins an Air Force retirement pin to her husband’s flight suit. Col. Paul ‘Voodoo’ Nelson held his retirement ceremony at the Walk of Champions, the same place he was commissioned more than three decades earlier. Photo by Logan Kirkland/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Ole Miss Alumnus Celebrates 31 Years of Military Service in the Grove

Col. Paul ‘Voodoo’ Nelson hopes to pass on legacy of service in return home January 13, 2021 by JB Clark On a sunny October afternoon, retiring Air Force flight surgeon Col. Dr. Paul Nelson (BA physics 89) and wife Betsy Moore Nelson (BS 89) welcomed friends and family to the University of Mississippi to mark […]


Megan Steis, a UM senior majoring in Chinese, celebrates being named a 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American by showing off a landshark sign at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Photo by Avary Hewlett

Cadet Named Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American

UM senior Megan Steis recognized among nation’s top cadets for service to her unit, community DECEMBER 10, 2020 BY JB CLARK Megan Steis wants to fly. And as a Navy Federal Credit Union Air Force ROTC All-American, her trajectory is certainly pointed skyward. Steis, a University of Mississippi senior majoring in Chinese, was among a […]


Kaleb Digby, a 2017 UM graduate, has been dedicated to serving his country since his freshman year at Ole Miss. He works for the U.S. Army and on Capitol Hill. Submitted photo

A Life of Service

UM graduate dedicated to serving in both military and government NOVEMBER 30, 2020 BY HANNAH NEWBOLD Kaleb Digby, a 2017 University of Mississippi graduate, has been dedicated to serving his country since he was a freshman in college. The alumnus, who works for the U.S. Army and on Capitol Hill, was a member of the […]


UM officials who traveled to Taiwan to complete an agreement with Chung Cheng University included (from left) Provost Noel Wilkin; Donald L. Dyer, College of Liberal Arts associate dean for faculty and academic affairs; Lee Cohen, dean of the College of Liberal Arts; Daniel E. O’Sullivan, chair of the Department of Modern Languages; Blair McElroy, the university’s senior international officer and director of study abroad; and Henrietta Yang, associate professor of Chinese and co-director of the Chinese Flagship Language Program. Submitted photo

University Keeps Producing ‘Global Citizens’ Despite COVID-19

Taiwanese partnership helps equip tomorrow’s military officers with language skills, cultural knowledge August 25, 2020 by Michael Newsom A masked-up mission to Taiwan earlier this year, just before COVID-19 shut down much of the world, has allowed the University of Mississippi to continue offering opportunities for students to learn Chinese and soak up regional culture […]


UM, National Guard Launch Tuition Program For Service Members

New partnership aims to reduce financial burden for serving students JUNE 25, 2020 BY JB CLARK The University of Mississippi and Mississippi National Guard are partnering to ensure National Guard service members will have their tuition needs met so they can focus on their service and education. “From being recognized as one of America’s Top […]


Two International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Flagship students selected for prestigious award APRIL 29, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two students in the University of Mississippi‘s Croft Institute for International Studies are among the latest recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. Gabe Menchaca, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been accepted into […]


UM student veterans Winston Taylor (left), Lauren Graham and Jamie King show off an Ole Miss flag with Andrew Newby, UM assistant director for veterans and military services, in front of U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly’s office In Washington, D.C. The flag was originally carried to Iraq by King when he was deployed there with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.

UM Students, Staff Lobby for Student Veterans in D.C.

Group met with Veterans Affairs committees to promote ideas for student veteran success APRIL 15, 2020 BY JB CLARK Three University of Mississippi student veterans recently joined Andrew Newby, assistant director for veterans and military services, in Washington, D.C., to meet with the nation’s leaders and participate in a joint hearing before the House of Representatives’ and Senate’s […]