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George W.K. Dor part of fellowship program to support projects in Africa JUNE 5, 2024 University of Mississippi music professor George Walasi Kwasi Dor is spending his summer at the University of Ghana, thanks to a prestigious award from the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. The McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology will be in his native […]

Nancye Starnes, a lifelong supporter of the arts, has made a $4.5 million gift toward the University of Mississippi’s plans for a new scene shop, rehearsal space and an on-campus recording studio. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

The Rhythm of Life

Starnes Makes Lead Gift for Construction of Three Arts Facilities JUNE 4, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Nancye Starnes, a lifelong supporter of the arts, has made a $4.5 million gift toward the University of Mississippi’s plans for a new scene shop, rehearsal space and an on-campus recording studio. Starnes of Daniel Island, South […]

Donald Trott is sharing a career’s worth of experience in his new book, ‘Conducting Men’s Choirs.’ Photo by Marlee Crawford/Ole Miss

American Choral Directors Association Honors UM Professor

Donald Trott recognized for mentorship, musical achievements APRIL 22, 2024 Donald Trott, University of Mississippi professor of music and director of choral activities, has been honored by the American Choral Directors Association. He was presented with the Southern Region ACDA Award of Excellence in February at the organization’s conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Trott, who has […]

Antoin Marshall, an Ole Miss master's student in vocal performance, during a recent master class in Nutt Auditorium. Marshall is among the featured performers in the opera theatre's production of 'The Turn of the Screw,' set for April 26 and 28 in the Ford Center. Photo by Srijita Chattopadhyay/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services


Production based on famous English ghost story from the 1800s APRIL 19, 2024 BY ERIN GARRETT The University of Mississippi Opera Theatre’s annual spring production aims to transport audiences to a ghostly world of psychological suspense. The opera will give two performances of “The Turn of the Screw,” written by English composer Benjamin Britten, at […]

University of Mississippi junior Frankie Amore, a native of Charles Town, West Virginia, presents a recital April 17 in Nutt Auditorium. Amore is a recipient of the Lindsey-Snell Scholarship endowed by the late Ellis C. Lindsey Jr. of Moss Point, Mississippi, in memory of his parents.

Making Music-Filled Dreams Come True

Music Aficionado Leaves Generous Gift for UM Scholars APRIL 18, 2024 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UM DEVELOPMENT Ellis C. Lindsey Jr. was passionate about music. The University of Mississippi alumnus earned a degree in business in 1951 and had a successful 40-year career at Texaco (now Chevron). But, after his family and his church, it was music […]

Dean Lee M. Cohen (left), BAR attendees, Kirsten Dellinger, and Val Ross.

Celebrating Excellence and Achievement

Building connections at the second College Black Alumni Reunion event BY STAFF REPORT Dean Lee M. Cohen welcomed the 2024 Black Alumni Reunion attendees from the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts at a reception in Ventress Hall with faculty and staff. “This was the second time the College of Liberal Arts has hosted […]

Izzy Arthurs

2024 Medal for the Arts

Showcasing creativity and future of the arts APRIL 16, 2024 BY ANDREA DRUMMOND The University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts spotlights faculty and student talent in this incredible showcase of the arts encompassing music, film, art, theater, and creative writing during the 2024 Medal for the Arts. On Monday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. […]

Alice Ann Hollingsworth, a senior English major from Jackson, signs her name in the turret of Ventress Hall as part of Giving Day 2024 at the University of Mississippi. Hollingsworth was among three Ole Miss students chosen to sign the historic turret from among those contributing to Giving Dav campaigns. Photo by Amy Howell/UM Development

Giving Day 2024 Breaks Records

Alumni, friends contribute more than $11.5 million to support programs, scholarships APRIL 16, 2024 When the last online donation came in Wednesday (April 10) for Giving Day 2024, the University of Mississippi’s donors had joined together to set an unprecedented fundraising record of more than $11.5 million. This year, there was more of everything: more […]

The Oxford Conference for the Book celebrates its 30th anniversary of fostering discussion about writing, reading and authors this spring.

Oxford Conference for the Book Turns 30

Annual event partners with Southern Literary Festival to celebrate three decades of literary arts MARCH 19, 2024 The storied Oxford Conference for the Book returns to the University of Mississippi and downtown Oxford venues April 3-5 for its 30th anniversary edition. A group of authors, including Willie Morris, Barry Hannah and Kaye Gibbons, convened April […]

Double Decker Festival

Medal for the Arts

Oxford’s Mayor Tannehill to receive UM award at April 22 arts extravaganza MARCH 19, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill will be honored April 22 with the highest award the University of Mississippi gives to recognize excellence in the arts and arts advocacy. At the 7:30 p.m. ceremony and concert in […]