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Members of a girls’ soccer team deliver insights into teen life as they chat during practices in the Ole Miss Theatre production of ‘The Wolves.’ The cast members and their understudies are (front row, from left) Elizabeth Adair, Emma Siler, Morgan Odom, Gabrielle Quintana and Madeline Colombo, and (back row) Olivia Crump, Hannah Bosworth, Erin Stanphill, Reagan-Mary Walsh, Robyn Medeiros, Claire Porter, Catherine Long and Lizzy Martin. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

‘The Wolves’ Delivers Adolescent Reality Through Soccer

Opening production of Ole Miss Theatre season posed challenges for production team SEPTEMBER 18, 2019  BY KATHERINE STEWART n the opening scene of “The Wolves,” the chatter of a group of teen-aged girls ricochets around an otherwise empty gymnasium, conversations overlapping as the uniformed young women sit in a circle on the AstroTurf, performing a […]


UM students involved in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program this summer are (from left) John Hendershot, Madison Dacus, Rachael Pace, Madison Morrow, Jacqueline Knirnschild and Joshua Smith. Photo by Bill Dabney

University Funds Undergraduate Projects for Summer Research

Projects explore topics from hearing loss to nutritional education JULY 16, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Six University of Mississippi undergraduates are spending this summer immersed in further academic exploration through the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program. Begun in 2018, the program’s goal is to expand and enhance undergraduate research and creative achievement. The program involves […]


Anne Marie Cammarato

Inaugural Playwriting Resident to Work This Summer at UM

Anne Marie Cammarato will create play with Ole Miss students to be performed in Oxford JUNE 27, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, in partnership with the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, is debuting an innovative program this summer that […]


Professor Elected to College of Fellows of American Theatre

Rhona Justice-Malloy honored with lifetime recognition JUNE 4, 2019  BY KATHERINE STEWART One of the theater world’s highest levels of academic and professional recognition will be bestowed upon Rhona Justice-Malloy, longtime professor in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. Justice-Malloy has been designated a fellow-elect and will receive investiture as an American […]


The University of Mississippi’s Flagship Constellations initiative has awarded four new seed grants through its Community Wellbeing Constellation. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Community Wellbeing Initiative Unveils New Seed Grants

Flagship Constellation grants promote state tourism, childhood health, more MAY 27, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Helping create an Ida B. Wells Commemorative Tour in Holly Springs and exploring the therapeutic use of vocal training in older adults are projects being funded through a new round of seed grants from the University of Mississippi‘s Flagship Constellations initiative. […]


UM Recognizes Two Employees with Frist Service Awards

Michael Barnett, Cindy May receive coveted recognition for exceptional assistance to students MAY 6, 2019 BY ROD GUAJARDO Two University of Mississippi employees who see helping Ole Miss students grow and excel during their time on campus as a top priority have been honored for their unparalleled service to students. Michael Barnett, chair and associate […]


Gregor Patti (left), Elizabeth Burrow and Nicole Fava rehearse a scene for Ole Miss Theatre’s ‘Fly by Night,’ to be performed April 26-28 in Fulton Chapel. Photo by Thomas Graning

Ole Miss Theatre’s ‘Fly by Night’ is Made of Star Stuff

Production explores relationships and the forces that influence them APRIL 23, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART Do you believe in destiny? What about free will? How do you feel about the idea that we’re all made of stars, and that the stars themselves may be pulling us around like so many puppets on so many strings? […]


UM theatre arts majors Matthew McMurtry, a freshman from Brandon, and Gabrielle Quintana, a sophomore from Marietta, Georgia, star as doomed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice in Ole Miss Theatre and Film’s latest production of ‘Eurydice,’ which opens Friday (March 29).

Ole Miss Theatre Delivers Modern Take on Ancient Greek Tragedy

‘Eurydice’ is last production by longtime scenic design professor MARCH 26, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART It’s two weeks before opening night, and Dex Edwards, associate professor of scenic design in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, has a fake vent problem. Not a fake problem with real vents, but a real problem […]


Film Professor Makes International Debut

Sarah Hennigan heads to New Zealand for screening at Maoriland Film Festival MARCH 20, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART One of the most recent additions to the University of Mississippi’s Department of Theatre and Film faculty is already making great strides – across an ocean and into another hemisphere. Sarah Hennigan, assistant professor of film production, […]


UM students Kaelee Albritton (left), Victoria Burrow and Genevieve Walker perform in Mississippi: The Dance Company’s 2017 annual showcase. This year’s showcase, ‘Calling Terpsichore!’ opens Friday in Meek Auditorium. Photo by Robert Jordan

Dance Company Celebrates Modern Dance with ‘Calling Terpsichore!’

Annual showcase features range of styles during performances being staged this weekend FEBRUARY 20, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART In Greek mythology, Terpsichore is known as the goddess of dance. So it is only fitting that she should make an appearance at this year’s annual showcase from the University of Mississippi‘s resident modern dance company, Mississippi: The Dance […]