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A Whole New Kind of Fight Song

Singer Haley Tyrrell puts music to work for healing and encouragement May 6, 2021 by Lynn Adams Wilkins Sometimes, the most rewarding journeys can’t be planned; instead, they take direction from opportunities and experiences that come up along the way. So it has been for senior Haley Tyrrell, whose journey began in Ridgewood, New Jersey, […]


Seven UM International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Language Flagship students among those selected for prestigious award April 22, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith For the second time in three years, seven accomplished students at the University of Mississippi have been named as recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. All either are […]


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Phi Kappa Phi 2021 Initiates

Congratulations to the 2021 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society initiates in the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society name comes from the initial letters of the Greek words which form the motto “let the love of learning rule humanity.” The […]


Three Students Selected for Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships

UM trio to use Graduate Research Fellowship Program to further explorations April 20, 2021 by Shea Stewart Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation fellowships that recognize and support the research-based pursuit of master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. Jax Dallas, William Meador and Larry Stokes were selected for […]


UM Named Voter Friendly Campus

Efforts from voting programs aim to increase education, registration April 14, 2021 by JB Clark The University of Mississippi has been designated as a Voter Friendly Campus this semester, a recognition given to campuses nationwide that plan and implement practices to encourage students to register and vote. The designation comes as a result of the […]


This year’s Hall of Fame members are Shelby D’Amico, Harrison McKinnis and Robert Wasson, all of Madison; Victoria Green, of Canton; Asia Harden, of Greenville; Swetha Manivannan, of Collierville, Tennessee; Joshua Mannery, of Jackson; Gianna Schuetz, of Huntsville, Alabama; and Robert “Cade” Slaughter and Madison Thornton, both of Hattiesburg.

Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership April 9, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student […]


Annexstad Honors College scholars Ajah Singleton and Elsi Muñoz Ramos (second and third from left) are pictured with Rachel Coleman (left), Minority Engagement Council advisor, and Ashleen Williams, faculty mentor for the First-Generation Student Network.

Providing a Path to Success

Annexstad Family Foundation, Honors College Create Supportive Communities April 9, 2021 By Jonathan Scott Ajah Singleton and Elsi Gabriela Muñoz Ramos, two first-generation students at the University of Mississippi, have discovered a community where they can thrive, thanks to scholarships awarded by the Annexstad Family Foundation. The students, both members of the university’s Sally McDonnell […]


Student Honors for 2021

Congratulations to the following students from the College of Liberal Arts who received awards at the University of Mississippi 78th annual Honors & Awards Convocation on April 8, 2021.  Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medal 2021 Designees: Katelyn Isabella Barnes, College of Liberal Arts, Biochemistry, Biological Science Alexis Brianna Berry, College of Liberal Arts, Biological Science […]


Endowment Honors Memories of Three Friends

Scholarship Recipients Carry On Fraternity Brothers’ Legacies April 7, 2021 By Bill Dabney A scholarship endowment paying tribute to the lives of three University of Mississippi students has grown to more than $468,000, and three new recipients of the scholarship say they feel honored to represent the men for whom the scholarship is named. Continuing […]


UM senior Lawson Marchetti (center) portrays Caldwell Cladwell, the greedy owner of UGC, which controls the water supply in the dystopian future world of ‘Urinetown.’ The musical production blends stage and film elements to allow audiences to enjoy the production despite pandemic protocols. Submitted photo

Musical Theater and Film Blend to Take Audiences to Satirical Dystopia

Digital production showcases stage, screen talents of UM students April 7, 2021 by Katherine Stewart The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film‘s innovative 2020-21 season continues with another opportunity for students to create and present theater in a way they have never done before. “Urinetown: The Musical” will be available to stream on-demand […]