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Sweet Treats Raise Awareness of Blindness and Vision Impairment

Music major partners with Ole Miss Dining to write on cookies in braille NOVEMBER 27, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Uniformed in a chef’s hat and jacket, University of Mississippi freshman Sarah Harmon sat at a special table in the Rebel Market on Nov. 10 decorating cookies. She adorned the treats with words such as “dream,” […]

Army ROTC cadet carries the 2021 Egg Bowl game ball

Rivals Ole Miss, MSU Rally for a Cause This Year in Egg Bowl Run

Cadets taking canned food donations ahead of weekend’s 100-mile trek NOVEMBER 15, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Cadets from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University will relay nearly 100 miles across the state on Sunday (Nov. 19) for the annual Egg Bowl Run. Before hitting the field for the game on Thanksgiving, Ole Miss […]

Daneel Konnar (right), a senior from Meridian

Welcome Home: UM Reunites Military Family for Unforgettable Weekend

Father, family reunited at football game as a part of Ole Miss Wish NOVEMBER 4, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Four young boys ran into their father’s arms Saturday (Nov. 4) in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, kneeling and crying as they met him on the field. For a moment, it didn’t matter that 65,680 people were focused on […]

Laura Martin

University Partners with Local High Schools to Monitor Water Quality

Six north Mississippi high schools to test community water, engage in research OCTOBER 29, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi is partnering with north Mississippi schools this year to offer enrichment about water quality and citizen science projects around water testing in the community. The Environmental Protection Agency is funding the project with […]

Community Partnership Brings Fresh Food Options to Campus

University Joins local organizations to provide fresh, locally-sourced produce OCTOBER 21, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Healthy food met hearty appetites at the corner of Business Row and Dormitory Row on Thursday (Oct. 19) as The Farmstand made its debut on the University of Mississippi campus. The stand is the result of an innovative partnership between the […]

Archive Photo: Students and faculty members from the UM Department of Physics and Astronomy demonstrate how liquid nitrogen can quickly freeze everyday items at a previous year’s ‘Spooky Physics Demonstrations.’ This year’s edition of the annual Halloween-themed science show will be streamed via Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 30). Photo by Megan Wolfe/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Physics Department Sets Night of Frightful Fun

Annual Spooky Physics Night set for Oct. 20 OCTOBER 12, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A frightfully fun time for all is in the air as the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts its annual Spooky Physics Night, set for Oct. 20 in Lewis Hall. The program starts at 6 p.m. with […]

Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra

Spanish Instructor Chosen for Engaged Scholars Initiative

Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra among 2023-24 cohort for Campus Compact JULY 16, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Campus Compact has selected a University of Mississippi Spanish professor as part of its 2023-24 Engaged Scholars Initiative cohort. Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra, instructional assistant professor of Spanish, is among 14 faculty and community engagement professionals from across the country selected by […]

Annie Cafer. Photo by Thomas Graning

Center for Population Studies Gets FCC Grant to Boost Broadband Access

UM Center recognized as ‘trusted messenger’ to bridge digital divide JULY 5, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON The Federal Communications Comission has awarded the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies  $350,000 through the new Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program.   The center – which the FCC has recognized as a “trusted messenger” – will use the […]

his summer, a group of eight high school students from Mississippi are participating in the “Building Community Change in the Mississippi Delta” track of the Pre-College Summer Program. As part of the program, they are taking CEL 210: Introduction to Community Engaged Leadership, in which they develop a proposal for a community project. Photo by Kevin Bain/The University of Mississippi Marketing Communications

Mississippi High School Students Study Leadership, Community at UM

Eight rising seniors learn about community engagement, leadership in UM Summer College JUNE 29, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Eight Mississippi high school students are studying ways to help their communities this summer as a part of the University of Mississippi Summer College for High School Students program, “Building Community Change in the Mississippi Delta.” The […]

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M Partner Celebrates Successes in Ecru and Pontotoc

Second phase of place-based initiative improves quality of life in partner communities JUNE 26, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT A University of Mississippi community engagement program is celebrating its latest string of successes in two Pontotoc County towns. M Partner, a place-based initiative of the Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, connects university resources […]