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College of Liberal Arts Celebrates Outstanding Accomplishments

Recognizes stellar students, teachers, staff, and alumni APRIL 28, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT Students, teachers, staff, and alumni were honored by the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts at a campus celebration on April 27. “The inaugural College of Liberal Arts Awards Ceremony celebrates some of the outstanding individuals who make our university a special […]

Spring breaks forth on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus in front of Ventress Hall, home of the College of Liberal Arts.

College of Liberal Arts to Host Inaugural Awards Ceremony

Honoring University of Mississippi students, teachers, staff, and alumni in the liberal arts APRIL 20, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT The inaugural University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Commons Ballroom. Outstanding students, teachers, staff, and alumni will be recognized at […]

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Faculty, Staff Honored for Diversity Excellence

Event serves as final celebration in university’s 60 years of integration commemoration APRIL 13, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT University of Mississippi leaders and members of the campus community came together Tuesday (April 11) to honor faculty and staff achievements in the areas of diversity and inclusion. The Honoring Diversity Excellence ceremony and reception came at […]

Melanie Ho

Southern Documentary Project Director Earns Two Fellowships

Melanie Ho plans to use award to network with other emerging storytellers and hone skills MARCH 10, 2023 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Melanie Ho, producer-director at the Southern Documentary Project and an adjunct assistant professor in the University of Mississippi‘s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, has enjoyed many accolades the past few months. […]

Sarah Rodriguez

Using Oral Histories as an ‘Avenue to Difficult Truth-telling’

Sarah Rodriguez blends love for food and meaningful conversation at Southern Foodways Alliance FEBRUARY 6, 2023 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Sarah Rodriguez engages with people through her work as an oral historian, honing skills such as honesty and empathy building. She also enjoys connecting with them over a meal, which is not surprising, given her […]

Laura Martin

University Partners with HUD Higher Education Network

Collaboration to focus on areas such as housing access, eviction prevention OCTOBER 27, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Laura Martin, associate director of the University of Mississippi‘s Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and director of M Partner, has been appointed to a national think tank devoted to building relationships between higher education and […]

Kevin Cozart, operations coordinator in the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, displays photo portraits of LGBTQ Mississippians that he captured during his staff creative residency. Photo by Bruce Newman Photography

Staff Members Complete Inaugural Creative Residencies

Fifteen tackle outside projects that fuel progress, plan Sept. 1 presentation for results AUGUST 17, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Fifteen University of Mississippi staff members recently completed their first week of a residency aimed at allowing them to advance creative projects outside their formal positions.  The participants of the Staff Creative Residencies Initiative were […]

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University Presents Celebration of Service Awards

Annual program recognizes achievements in research, learning, service and scholarship April 11, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will recognize outstanding accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship Tuesday (April 12) during its annual Celebration of Service Awards. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Commons […]

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Project Coordinator Lele Gillespie named Staff Member of the Month

Meet Lele Gillespie, September’s Staff Member of the Month September 23, 2021 by Inside Ole Miss Lele Winter Gillespie, project coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts, is the Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for September. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long […]

JThe late Jackie Certion, assistant director of the FASTrack Program, is this year’s staff winner of the Frist Student Service Award. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

University Honors Two Beloved Employees with Frist Awards

JoAnn Edwards and Jacqueline Certion recognized for passion for serving students April 26, 2021 by Mitchell Diggs Two University of Mississippi employees – the university’s head debater and a late administrator fondly remembered as “one of the brightest lights on our campus” – have been honored with a prestigious campuswide award for student service. JoAnn […]