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Students Top Regional Ethics Competition, Eye National Title

Ethics Bowl competitors sharpen research, ethical knowledge, communication skills DECEMBER 6, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE A team of five University of Mississippi students recently navigated a series of ethical challenges to capture the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship. Now they’re setting their sights on the national championship competition, coming up in March 2023. More […]


Spencer Heitman (left) and Katherine Broten

UM Team Wins Debate Tournament

Warren Debate Union wins at event hosted by Lewis & Clark College OCTOBER 30, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Just months after the Ole Miss Rebels won the 2022 College World Series in baseball, another team representing the University of Mississippi has won a national tournament. The university’s Warren Debate Union took first place in […]


US Sen Tim Scott

U.S. Senator to Discuss Freedom, Liberty in Education

Tim Scott slated to speak Oct. 14 at UM OCTOBER 10, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to speak Friday (Oct. 14) at the University of Mississippi as a keynote for the Declaration of Independence Center for the Study of American Freedom speaker series. Steven Skultety, chair of philosophy and religion […]


Timothy Yenter

Timothy Yenter Named Associate Dean of Honors College

New administrator to assist seniors in creating capstone projects OCTOBER 5, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Through his new role as associate dean for capstone projects in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, Timothy Yenter wants to “set students free to achieve things beyond what they can imagine.” Capstone projects […]


Liz Welch, secretary of the Mississippi Senate, talks to students in the Model Mississippi State Legislature class about her experiences and how the Senate works. Submitted photo

Including Ethics in the Classroom

Conference to discuss intellectual virtues, ethics in teaching OCTOBER 2, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Two visiting keynote speakers will dive into the ethics behind education at the 23rd international conference for Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum, held this month for the first time at the University of Mississippi. The conference is set for Oct. […]


Students prepare to show off their steps during filming for the university’s new national commercial, which debuts Sept. 17 during the Ole Miss-Georgia Tech football game. The spot features several Ole Miss students, faculty and alumni, who share their perspectives on how the university has inspired them to build their legacies. Submitted photo

Ole Miss Asks ‘Where Are You Going?’ in Latest TV Commercial

New national spot debuts during halftime of Georgia Tech game SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi debuts its new television commercial Saturday (Sept. 17) during the football game between Ole Miss and Georgia Tech on ABC. The 30-second commercial, titled “Where are You Going,” features Ole Miss students describing their personal […]


CLA Award Winners

Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching, Research

Award recipients span the college’s disciplines June 24, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Eight University of Mississippi professors have been honored by the College of Liberal Arts for their excellence in teaching and research. Three professors were recognized for their exceptional teaching. Timothy Paul Yenter, associate professor of philosophy, received the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Named […]


Center for Practical Ethics Restarts Policy Talks Series

Thursday event to examine role of big data and tech and how they affect rural health care and policy April 19, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith A one-day conference on big data and tech in the delivery of rural health care is scheduled for Thursday (April 21) at the University of Mississippi. The idea to examine […]


Ella Lawson at the Green House Project.

Community Engaged Interns Address Eldercare in the Time of COVID

Society and Health students make a difference                                     MARCH 30, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT In response to the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on older people and residents of long-term care facilities, Sarah Moses, associate professor of […]


Three UM Students Named Truman Finalists

Students who raise awareness about mental health issues and educational access among national finalists February 18, 2022 By Michael Newsom Three University of Mississippi juniors who have worked to improve access to education and to raise awareness about mental health issues have been named finalists for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. National finalists for the honor were […]