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September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Holder, who spoke for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, discussed the progress integration has made and the journey still ahead. Chancellor Dan Jones also spoke, highlighting the state’s past and the university’s approach to 50 years of integration.
“This is a remarkable time for our university,” Jones said.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Holder, who spoke for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, discussed the progress integration has made and the journey still ahead. Chancellor Dan Jones also spoke, highlighting the state’s past and the university’s approach to 50 years of integration.
“This is a remarkable time for our university,” Jones said.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The University of Mississippi and Oxford communities had the opportunity to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speak last night at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Holder, who spoke for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College fall convocation, discussed the progress integration has made and the journey still ahead. Chancellor Dan Jones also spoke, highlighting the state’s past and the university’s approach to 50 years of integration.
“This is a remarkable time for our university,” Jones said.

September 21, 2012

Last month, Andy Paul, a religious studies major and recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate, was named a Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Last month, Andy Paul, a religious studies major and recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate, was named a Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Paul composed his winning work, a collection of short stories, as his senior thesis for the honors college. He became the fourth Portz Scholar produced by the honors college since 2002. Each spring, one honors thesis is selected and sent to the NCHC as a contender for the Portz. Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez, dean of the honors college, said the honors college has to choose one thesis from the 100 or more submitted.

September 20, 2012

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honors organization that recognizes high-achieving individuals, awards students around the nation with more than half a million dollars in scholarships annually.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honors organization that recognizes high-achieving individuals, awards students around the nation with more than half a million dollars in scholarships annually.

The top 20 percent of freshmen and sophomores at The University of Mississippi receive invitations, and they can choose to accept or decline.

Members participate in numerous volunteer projects. The local organization volunteers with Oxford’s Leap Frog program, which helps elementary students at risk of falling behind in classes.

September 20, 2012

Since its establishment in 1997, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has had a reputation for producing some of best students The University of Mississippi has to offer.

Since its establishment in 1997, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has had a reputation for producing some of best students The University of Mississippi has to offer. Dr. Debra Brown Young, associate dean of the honors college, said they wanted to create a program to challenge honors students at the same level of law students. “For many people, it’s a time to say, ‘Yes, I think law school is for me,’ or to say, ‘You know, not so much,’” she said. Through a partnership with the Robert C.

September 20, 2012

Since its establishment in 1997, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has had a reputation for producing some of best students The University of Mississippi has to offer.

Since its establishment in 1997, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has had a reputation for producing some of best students The University of Mississippi has to offer. Dr. Debra Brown Young, associate dean of the honors college, said they wanted to create a program to challenge honors students at the same level of law students. “For many people, it’s a time to say, ‘Yes, I think law school is for me,’ or to say, ‘You know, not so much,’” she said. Through a partnership with the Robert C.

September 12, 2012

The average ACT score of 23.9 for the current University of Mississippi freshman class is a record high in the university’s history. According to faculty and students, this record-setting score is expected to boost academic morale for the class of 2016, as well as improve the university’s standing among other SEC schools.

The average ACT score of 23.9 for the current University of Mississippi freshman class is a record high in the university’s history. According to faculty and students, this record-setting score is expected to boost academic morale for the class of 2016, as well as improve the university’s standing among other SEC schools. Director of Institutional Research Mary Harrington has reported that the average ACT and converted SAT scores for this fall’s incoming freshmen are the highest in university history.

April 3, 2012

Due to increased enrollment, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College is expanding to accommodate students. The Institutions of Higher Learning has approved the plans for the college to double its square footage.

 

Due to increased enrollment, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College is expanding to accommodate students. The Institutions of Higher Learning has approved the plans for the college to double its square footage.

“The expansion is a response to the growth of the honors college,” said honors college associate dean John Samonds. “The growth has been phenomenal, and space is getting more dear to students as far as study and public space and space for socializing.”

March 25, 2012

 

A lot of outstanding careers have started at the University of Mississippi. 

 

A lot of outstanding careers have started at the University of Mississippi. 

Martina Cotelo’s career path is an excellent example of successfully pursuing a goal and taking advantage of opportunities, as she was recently selected for an internship at Ernst & Young. She will spend two months working with Ernst & Young in their New York City headquarters this summer.

February 23, 2012

Through the doors of the University of Mississippi Museum stands a vase painted with a scene from the classic Chinese play “Romance of the West Chamber.”

 

Through the doors of the University of Mississippi Museum stands a vase painted with a scene from the classic Chinese play “Romance of the West Chamber.”

The green and red glaze set the stage for the tale of a secret love between a young scholar and a minister’s daughter.

February 19, 2012

Last Thursday University of Mississippi students had a plethora of options for on-campus entertainment — the Vanderbilt game, the Associated Student Body candidate debates and a chance to hear renowned economist Carl Riskin speak on the unequal income distribution in China.
Riskin’s lecture “Obstacles to a Harmonious Society in China: Poverty, Inequality and Economic Imbalance,” was the first discussion for the spring semester’s 2012 Visiting Speakers series sponsored by the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.

Last Thursday University of Mississippi students had a plethora of options for on-campus entertainment — the Vanderbilt game, the Associated Student Body candidate debates and a chance to hear renowned economist Carl Riskin speak on the unequal income distribution in China.

February 8, 2012

She was known for her endearing spirit, and she embraced her philanthropic activities with just as much zeal and devotion.
Susan Barksdale Howorth, 44, a stalwart of the arts and education, died suddenly of a pulmonary edema on Sunday, Feb. 5.
Born in Memphis on Dec. 23, 1967, Howorth was the daughter of Jim Barksdale, businessman and benefactor of several University of Mississippi programs, and the late Sally McDonnell Barksdale.

She was known for her endearing spirit, and she embraced her philanthropic activities with just as much zeal and devotion.
Susan Barksdale Howorth, 44, a stalwart of the arts and education, died suddenly of a pulmonary edema on Sunday, Feb. 5.
Born in Memphis on Dec. 23, 1967, Howorth was the daughter of Jim Barksdale, businessman and benefactor of several University of Mississippi programs, and the late Sally McDonnell Barksdale.

February 8, 2012

She was known for her endearing spirit, and she embraced her philanthropic activities with just as much zeal and devotion.
Susan Barksdale Howorth, 44, a stalwart of the arts and education, died suddenly of a pulmonary edema on Sunday, Feb. 5.
Born in Memphis on Dec. 23, 1967, Howorth was the daughter of Jim Barksdale, businessman and benefactor of several University of Mississippi programs, and the late Sally McDonnell Barksdale.

She was known for her endearing spirit, and she embraced her philanthropic activities with just as much zeal and devotion.
Susan Barksdale Howorth, 44, a stalwart of the arts and education, died suddenly of a pulmonary edema on Sunday, Feb. 5.
Born in Memphis on Dec. 23, 1967, Howorth was the daughter of Jim Barksdale, businessman and benefactor of several University of Mississippi programs, and the late Sally McDonnell Barksdale.

October 6, 2011

 

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College continues to reach new heights, as this past month’s issue of Reader’s Digest placed the University of Mississippi’s honors program on the level of the academically elite Ivy League schools. 

October 3, 2011

 

The freshman class of 2015 continues to make history, as it brings in the best ACT scores the University of Mississippi has ever seen, along with increased enrollment numbers.

Freshman ACT scores rose from 23.2 in 2010 to 23.5 this year.

As a collective class, the graduating class of 2011 high school seniors stand a better chance of graduating from college, based solely on ACT reports. At the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, enrollment has increased from 900 students to 920 students. 

March 8, 2011

Two honors college students will have the opportunity to have new experiences after winning an exclusive award.

Two honors college students will have the opportunity to have new experiences after winning an exclusive award.

Billy Jean Forrest is interested in exploring health care in Mississippi because she never had it, and Martina Cotelo wants to explore her German-Jewish ancestry because her grandmother sought asylum in a foreign land.

Cotelo, of Oxford, and Forrest, of Randolph, are winners of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s 2011 Barksdale Award, which granted each of them $5,000 to fund their studies.

March 8, 2011

Two honors college students will have the opportunity to have new experiences after winning an exclusive award.

Two honors college students will have the opportunity to have new experiences after winning an exclusive award.

Billy Jean Forrest is interested in exploring health care in Mississippi because she never had it, and Martina Cotelo wants to explore her German-Jewish ancestry because her grandmother sought asylum in a foreign land.

Cotelo, of Oxford, and Forrest, of Randolph, are winners of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s 2011 Barksdale Award, which granted each of them $5,000 to fund their studies.

February 27, 2011

Look no further than our very own music department for a collection of performances from well-developed artists.

February 17, 2011

Along with baseball games and a glimpse of spring, the end of February brings the opportunity for recognition and intellectual advancement for the Honors College.

Along with baseball games and a glimpse of spring, the end of February brings the opportunity for recognition and intellectual advancement for the Honors College.

On Feb. 24, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College will host its annual Spring Convocation.

February 9, 2011

The long-term strategic plan that helped bring Phi Beta Kappa, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Lott Leadership Institute is back, and Chancellor Dan Jones said he hopes to surpass the University’s previous success.

The long-term strategic plan that helped bring Phi Beta Kappa, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Lott Leadership Institute is back, and Chancellor Dan Jones said he hopes to surpass the University’s previous success.

In 1994, former Chancellor Robert Khayat started the multi-year planning process called the Commitment to Excellence Campaign.

Jones’ version of the planning process is called UM 2020: A Bold Vision Forward.