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UM Theatre’s Opening Play Challenges Actors with Poetry and Comedy

‘The Liar’ generates laughs with playful tale of compulsive liars, name mix-ups and baffling romance SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 BY WHITNEY RIGDON The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film kicks off its fall production season this weekend with the romantic comedy “The Liar.” The production opens Friday (Sept. 22) and runs through Oct. 8 in Meek Hall […]

Bruce Levingston (left), the Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence and holder of the Lester Glenn Fant Chair at the University of Mississippi, was recently honored with a generous gift by Harriet (center) and Warren Stephens (right) of Little Rock, Arkansas. The gift will support the arts and humanities at Ole Miss.

Supporting the Arts and Humanities at UM

Harriet and Warren Stephens Honor UM Artist-in-Residence Bruce Levingston with Gift SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UM DEVELOPMENT A generous gift from Warren and Harriet Stephens through the Warren A. Stephens Trust of Little Rock, Arkansas, honors Bruce Levingston, the Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence and holder of the Lester Glenn Fant Chair at the University of Mississippi. […]

The Music Man

‘Music Man’ Marks Return of Summer Productions to Ford Center

Meredith Willson’s popular Broadway musical being staged June 30-July 1 by alumni and locals JUNE 22, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A classic Broadway musical about a heartless grifter who falls for a pretty small-town librarian is the first of a planned annual series of summer community productions at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. […]

UM students (front, from left) Henri Long, Grace Azordegan and Bryce Barrett and (back, from left) Cooper Carrico, Megan Hughes, Miranda Tate and Morgan Whited wait for the premiere of 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' at the Cannes Film Festival. Submitted photo

Students Interact with Film Royalty at Cannes

Group walks red carpet, screens compelling and diverse range of films JUNE 19, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Eight University of Mississippi students walked among the stars at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, last month. “Cannes is the biggest and most well-known film festival in the world, and I still can’t believe that I […]

Heather McMahan

Alumni Give Guidance to the Class of 2023

Notable UM alumni encourage leadership, kindness and pursuing passions When the members of the class of 2023 graduate on May 13, they’ll complete one journey and commence the next. Building on the legacies they’ve established at the University of Mississippi, they are ready to go forth and apply the talents, education and verve they’ve developed […]

Ashley Wingo

Journey to Commencement—A Journey of Discovery

Ashley Wingo goes from stopping fights to staging them. MAY 9, 2023 BY KATHERINE STEWART When Ashley Wingo announced that she’d decided to pivot from a possible career in law enforcement to pursuing acting, friends and family were understandably surprised. “The looks I got were quite hilarious,” Wingo said. “But when I made the decision […]

Maxwell Glasser (left), as Seymour, and freshman Kayla Fifer

Theatre and Film Closes Season with Classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

You’ll never look at a Venus flytrap the same way again APRIL 13, 2023 BY KATHERIN STEWART “Feed me, Seymour” – three little words that to fans of musical theater are simultaneously hilarious and chilling. But if the phrase doesn’t ring a bell, all you need to know is that it’s sung by a plant. […]

from left) Marshall St. Amant, Anderson DeWitt, Margaret Walker, Eriona Banks and Casey McCarthy gather to sign the turret in Ventress Hall, home of the College of Liberal Arts, leaving their mark on the historic building as students have been doing for more than 100 years. The students were chosen after making gifts during Giving Day 2023.

Giving Day 2023 Sets University Record

Alumni, friends step up with $6.83 million in support APRIL 8, 2023 BY TINA HAHN When the last online donation came in Wednesday (April 5) for Giving Day 2023, the University of Mississippi‘s donors had united to set an unprecedented fundraising record. This year, Ole Miss students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff members came […]

Ford Center

Star Power Set to Fill Ford Center for 20th Anniversary

Morgan Freeman set to host gala performance, Haskells to receive Concerto Award MARCH 12, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Stars will be shining brightly March 25 when the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi celebrates its 20-year anniversary with a gala hosted by Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. The […]

Tincher gift

Love for the Arts

Tincher supports UM institute to pay tribute to wife’s life FEBRUARY 27, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Ami Moore Tincher’s interests in life were focused on film and theatre, music and art — the areas highlighted by the Institute for the Arts at the University of Mississippi. Mike Tincher committed an estate gift of […]