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February 21, 2012

One cannot question the notion that this Black History Month is one to remember for Ole Miss. 

 

One cannot question the notion that this Black History Month is one to remember for Ole Miss. 

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been more proud of the progress of our institution than ever before.

Without question, this place is far better off today than it was 50 years ago, and this month alone proved that. While this is not the only month, this month in particular we’ve seen significant progress in regard to every student’s experience. 

February 8, 2012

Soon after the alternates have been named, one contestant gets a faint smile from over the shoulder of one of her friends also participating in the Miss University pageant. 

 

Soon after the alternates have been named, one contestant gets a faint smile from over the shoulder of one of her friends also participating in the Miss University pageant. 

She knows she has done pretty well because she already has two preliminaries, Best Interview and Best Evening Gown, but at this point, any of the remaining girls on stage could win. 

The announcer’s voice comes out of the speakers in the Ford Center, and Kayla Snow’s life changes forever.

February 1, 2012

By the late 1990s, the University of Mississippi had already enrolled its first black student, cheered on its first black student-athlete, elected its first black Miss Ole Miss and crowned its first black Miss University. However, at the turn of the millennium the students had yet to be led by a black Associated Student Body president.

By the late 1990s, the University of Mississippi had already enrolled its first black student, cheered on its first black student-athlete, elected its first black Miss Ole Miss and crowned its first black Miss University. However, at the turn of the millennium the students had yet to be led by a black Associated Student Body president.

June 22, 2011

 

Inspire. Serve. Transform. It’s funny how three simple words can mean so much to one person. As current Miss University Katherine Barkett prepares for the Miss Mississippi pageant on June 29, these are not only the words she lives by — they are the words that have shaped her pageant career. 

February 9, 2011

The third time’s the charm.

The third time’s the charm.

Katherine Barkett has been first alternate for Miss University two years running, and in her senior year, she was finally crowned.

“I almost didn’t compete this year, but I knew I would regret not having tried one more time,” said Barkett, a broadcast journalism major from Flowood. “I never wanted to grow up and look back with regrets.”

Barkett is no stranger to the ultimate goal of Miss University — the Miss Mississippi Pageant.

February 1, 2011

The Ford Center will host the 61st Miss University Pageant on Wednesday.

The Ford Center will host the 61st Miss University Pageant on Wednesday.

“The Miss University pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Mississippi and Miss America pageants,” said Jennifer Taylor, director of campus programming.

Taylor has been involved with the Miss University pageant since 2002.  

“My goal as director of the pageant is to promote a spirit of service,” Taylor said. “I believe that this is a distinguishing characteristic of our pageant at Ole Miss.”

July 12, 2010

 

VICKSBURG - A night of royalty and beauty was fi lled at the Vicksburg Convention Center as girls competed for Miss Mississippi.

 

VICKSBURG - A night of royalty and beauty was fi lled at the Vicksburg Convention Center as girls competed for Miss Mississippi.

 

Among the 45 contestants representing schools around the state, nine students from the University of Mississippi were there to compete for the title.

 

July 8, 2010

Preliminaries for the 2010 Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant began Tuesday evening.

 

Preliminaries for the 2010 Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant began Tuesday evening.

 

There are 45 young women from across the state competing for the title of Miss Mississippi with hopes of moving on to compete for the title of Miss America.

June 25, 2010

A trunk show honoring Miss University Adrian Turner as she prepares to depart for the Miss Mississippi program, will take place on Monday.

 

A trunk show honoring Miss University Adrian Turner as she prepares to depart for the Miss Mississippi program, will take place on Monday.

 

Turner is a 21-year-old native of Tupelo. She is a pharmacy major and will be a senior this fall.