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Meet the Mississippi Department of Education's Teacher of the Year: UM alumna Hannah Gadd Ardrey, a teacher at Lafayette Middle School in Oxford.

Teacher of the Year Credits Scholarships for Success

Just Four Years Out of Ole Miss, Educator is Making a Difference OCTOBER 16, 2019 BY MARY STANTON KNIGHT Years before she was selected as the Mississippi Department of Education’s 2019-2020 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, Hannah Gadd Ardrey was a student with a dream of attending college. Gadd Ardrey has been teaching for five […]

First Tuesdays Music Series Continues with Young Composer

Price Walden brings rarely-heard Schumann and original compositions to Bryant Hall at midday SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS Composer and pianist Price Walden is set to perform at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 1) for the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series at the University of Mississippi. The 45-minute program, in the […]

UM clarinetist Michael Rowlett and pianist Amanda Johnston preview material from their Faculty Recital Series concert, set for Sept. 23 in Nutt Auditorium, in the new noontime music series, ‘First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall.’

Music Department Launches 2019-20 Faculty Recital Series

Series starts fall Monday with recital for clarinet and piano SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS The Faculty Recital Series organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Music kicks off its 2019-20 season Monday (Sept. 23) with a recital for clarinet and piano. The recital features clarinetist Michael Rowlett and pianist Amanda Johnston performing […]

A World Peace Day Concert

Choral Concert Celebrates World Peace Day

Performance features UM Chorus and guest choirs SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT A World Peace Day Concert set for Friday (Sept. 20) at the University of Mississippi will bring together more than 350 performers for a choral celebration for peace. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for […]

Johnston, UM associate professor of music

Piano and Vocal Recital Offers ‘Words of Love’

Longtime collaborators present program of traditional, contemporary work SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS Pianist Amanda Johnston and mezzo-soprano Tracelyn Gesteland will perform a program all about love, entitled “Mots d’amour,” or “Words of Love,” on Monday (Sept. 9) at the University of Mississippi. The 7:30 p.m. recital in Nutt Auditorium is free and open […]

Remembering Mike Overstreet

Major Gift Strengthens Eight Areas of Ole Miss Important to Family DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY TINA HAHN Helen Graeber Overstreet knew how her late husband, Mike Overstreet, felt about the University of Mississippi. When she was ready to expand his legacy, she turned to their alma mater to establish six endowments that will impact the […]

The University of Mississippi’s Flagship Constellations initiative has awarded four new seed grants through its Community Wellbeing Constellation. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Community Wellbeing Initiative Unveils New Seed Grants

Flagship Constellation grants promote state tourism, childhood health, more MAY 27, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Helping create an Ida B. Wells Commemorative Tour in Holly Springs and exploring the therapeutic use of vocal training in older adults are projects being funded through a new round of seed grants from the University of Mississippi‘s Flagship Constellations initiative. […]

UM Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks (left) and liberal arts Dean Lee Cohen look on as their fellow sailors prepare to launch a mate overboard in rehearsals for the Opera Theatre production of ‘H.M.S. Pinafore,’ which runs this weekend at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Things Are Seldom What They Seem: Ship’s Crew Features Familiar Faces

Community members bring energy and diverse experience to comic ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ APRIL 24, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS In this weekend’s production of the classic musical comedy “H.M.S. Pinafore,” don’t be surprised if you spot people you’re more used to seeing at the grocery or around town – even in the halls of the Lyceum – […]

The late Cora Mitchell (second from left) is surrounded by friends and family at an Ole Miss football game: (from left) son Lance Mitchell, the donor, sister-in-law Helen Thomasson, family friend Marion Brown and niece Pat Thomasson.

Planned Gift Benefits Pride of the South

MAJOR GIFT SUPPORTS BAND PRACTICE FIELD RENOVATION APRIL 23, 2019 By Caitlyn Clegg The late Cora Mitchell was part of student-led efforts to bring the Pride of the South Marching Band back to the University of Mississippi during World War II. Now, a planned gift she established pays tribute to her involvement in the band. […]

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 […]