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Emmaline Schild

Journey to Commencement—Ready to Make a Positive Difference

Emmaline Schild reflects on opportunities created by leadership endowment. MAY 8, 2023 BY JONATHAN SCOTT Engaging with the community. Supporting others. Making a positive change in the world. These few words say a lot about what Emmaline Schild has focused on during her four years at the University of Mississippi, thanks in part to a […]

2022-23 inductees to the university’s student Hall of Fame

Get to Know the 2022-23 Hall of Fame Inductees

Honorees lauded for leadership, service and academic achievement APRIL 18, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2022-23 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to UM students. Inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. […]

Andy Flores

Journey to Commencement—Finding His Voice

Andy Flores went from ‘taking up space’ to become a Truman scholar. MAY 1, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ask Andy Flores how his life has changed since he enrolled as a freshman at the University of Mississippi and he will answer, “a lot.” From his modest beginnings in Ocean Springs, the public policy leadership […]

Period@UM group

University to Provide Free Menstrual Products on Campus

Student group Period@UM fights to end period poverty APRIL 17, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi will begin providing free menstrual products on campus this semester following advocacy from the student group Period@UM. The new menstrual product dispensers are being installed this month in high-traffic first-floor restrooms in 25 buildings across campus. University […]

WHO'S WHO 2023

UM Honors 2022-23 Hall of Fame, Who’s Who

Students honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 14, 2023 BY EDWIN SMITH The University of Mississippi honored students for their leadership, academic achievements, service and potential on Friday (April 14) as they announced this year’s Hall of Fame class and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Each of the […]

The staff of Mississippi Today will be honored for the organization’s work in the state at this year’s Silver Em ceremony at The Inn at Ole Miss. This is the first time a news organization, rather than an individual, has been awarded a Silver Em.

Mississippi Today Named Silver Em Winner

UM School of Journalism and New Media lauds news organization for contributions to state APRIL 11, 2023 BY LAREECA RUCKER The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media has been honoring outstanding journalism with the Silver Em award since 1958, and for the first time, this year’s winner is a news organization, rather […]

Big Event

Student-driven UM Big Event Supports Community Projects

Nearly 1,300 volunteers expected to complete service projects across Lafayette County MARCH 24, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Soon, more than 1,000 University of Mississippi students will go out across campus, Oxford and Lafayette County to complete community service projects as part of Big Event Saturday, set for April 1. Volunteers for the annual day […]

Speakers Edge 2023

Speaker’s Edge Competition Helps Develop Career-Relevant Skills

Seventy-five UM students show off public speaking skills in 19th annual contest JANUARY 24, 2023 BY STELLA CONNELL Costco as a mini-market, remote work technology, virtual passports and artificial intelligence in the food industry were among the topics addressed at the 19th annual Speaker’s Edge competition at the University of Mississippi. Students in business, accountancy […]

Jakob Anseman

TEDxUniversityofMississippi Speakers Look to Face Forward

Eight speakers set for Feb. 23 event JANUARY 23, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT With the goal of sharing ideas worth spreading, TEDxUniversityofMississippi will host its eighth annual event at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees will enjoy an evening of music, art and thought-provoking, short talks […]

Christene Chavez (standing, center, in gray sweatshirt) and other Luckyday Scholars put together Halloween treat bags.

A Family of Luckyday Scholars

Chavez Siblings Grateful for Common Scholarship, UM Experiences NOVEMBER 2, 2022 BY SARA MAHMOUD/UM DEVELOPMENT Leaving the comfort and familiarity of a small town to join thousands of other students at the University of Mississippi can be a daunting experience for many freshmen. That wasn’t the case for Christene Chavez. When she first stepped on […]