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Band Gets Its Field of Dreams

New practice facility promises to elevate performances AUGUST 31, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN The University of Mississippi’s Pride of the South band is marching with renewed enthusiasm on its new $5.4 million practice field – a replica of Hollingsworth Field, the playing surface at Vaught-Hemingway–
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Daniel Roberts

Young Alum Makes Investment

Honors College Grad Establishes Ole Miss First Scholarship JULY 26, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Daniel Roberts, a 2014 University of Mississippi graduate, has established an Ole Miss First Scholarship in hopes of planting seeds that will thrive and help students enjoy an exceptional college–
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Donor Steven B. King of St. Louis, Missouri, left, visits with Lee Cohen, dean of the College

The New Climate Economy

King Invests in Environmental Studies at UM JULY 12, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT From a young age, Steven B. King of St. Louis, Missouri, has had an affinity for the natural world, and from the time he first set foot on campus, has had an affection for the University of Mississippi. Upon–
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The Southern Foodways Alliance’s work with Lodge Cast Iron influenced the company to develop its new museum. A longtime supporter, Lodge Cast Iron has made a $150,000 gift to SFA to further its mission of documenting, studying and exploring the diverse food cultures of the changing American South.

Bolstering the Mission

Lodge Cast Iron Gift Supports SFA Work JULY 7, 2023 BY MARY STANTON KNIGHT/UM DEVELOPMENT Lodge Cast Iron, founded in 1877, is a fifth-generation family-owned cast iron cookware company based in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, that is strengthening the mission of the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA)–
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Language Immersion

Metcalf Gift to Support International Studies Majors Studying Abroad JUNE 26, 2023 BY TINA HAHN Michael Metcalf – who devoted much of his more than 30-year career to promoting foreign language and culture studies – is ensuring University of Mississippi students have opportunities to achieve high–
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Oxford Conference for the Book

For the Love of the South

Feders Recommit Support for Oxford Conference for the Book with $100K Gift JUNE 1, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY As native Mississippians, Ron Feder and his late wife, Becky, grew up steeped in the folkways of the American South. But it took an extended stay in the faraway Philippines to help them truly–
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St. Amant family

St. Amants Envision Covering Study-Abroad Expenses

Couple’s Gift Establishes Endowments Honoring Beloved Family Members MAY 19, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY Two new endowments at the University of Mississippi stand as perpetual tributes to a beloved grandmother and as testaments to her grandchildren’s UM experiences. With a $100,000 gift, Gabriella and–
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Emmaline Schild

Journey to Commencement—Ready to Make a Positive Difference

Emmaline Schild reflects on opportunities created by leadership endowment. MAY 8, 2023 BY JONATHAN SCOTT Engaging with the community. Supporting others. Making a positive change in the world. These few words say a lot about what Emmaline Schild has focused on during her four years at the University–
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These days, Will St. Amand can be found working as a volunteer in the genealogy room of the Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library.

St. Amand’s Legacy

Professor Leaves Impact with Estate Gift MAY 1, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT University of Mississippi Professor of Biology Wilbrod St. Amand loved his students and recognized the importance of resources in higher education, whether they support laboratories or professors and instructors. In–
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Faulkner's typewriter photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

University Plans to Breathe New Life Into Faulkner’s Mule Farm

Writer’s residency to be the first of its kind in Mississippi APRIL 24, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A new University of Mississippi project aims to create a retreat-style writer’s residency that will afford 50-plus writers a year the time and space to imagine and execute big projects. The location? A–
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