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October 5, 2012

Retired Bishop Duncan Gray Jr. of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is donating a personal collection of documents chronicling the period of integration at The University of Mississippi to the J.D. Williams Library special collection of civil rights history.

Retired Bishop Duncan Gray Jr. of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is donating a personal collection of documents chronicling the period of integration at The University of Mississippi to the J.D. Williams Library special collection of civil rights history. The Civil Rights collection housed within the J.D. Williams Library Archives and Special Collections contains writings from notable personalities including James Meredith.

October 4, 2012

With the presidential election a little more than 30 days away and the deadline to register to vote in Mississippi set for Saturday, students at The University of Mississippi are encouraged to register today and Friday in the lobby of the J.D. Williams Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With the presidential election a little more than 30 days away and the deadline to register to vote in Mississippi set for Saturday, students at The University of Mississippi are encouraged to register today and Friday in the lobby of the J.D. Williams Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students may register to vote in Lafayette County rather than by absentee ballots in their home districts by providing a physical mailing address either on campus or in Lafayette County.

April 30, 2012

Find somewhere to live, buy books, get food. These are the necessities each semester requires, and as this semester comes to an end, it’s time to think about ordering a meal plan for the fall.

Find somewhere to live, buy books, get food. These are the necessities each semester requires, and as this semester comes to an end, it’s time to think about ordering a meal plan for the fall.

Next year, Ole Miss Dining Services will offer a new meal plan. The Plus 1 plan will allow one meal per day at any Ole Miss dining location, including the Johnson Commons, the Starbucks in the J.D. Williams Library and The Marketplace in the Residential College South. In addition to that meal, there will be plan options for extra anytime meals.

April 17, 2012

 

“True Blood” lovers can now see where it all began. Charlaine Harris, the Mississippi-born author whose books inspired the HBO hit “True Blood,” has donated several of her manuscripts to the Archives and Special Collections section of the J.D. Williams Library. 

 

“True Blood” lovers can now see where it all began.

Charlaine Harris, the Mississippi-born author whose books inspired the HBO hit “True Blood,” has donated several of her manuscripts to the Archives and Special Collections section of the J.D. Williams Library. 

Jennifer Ford, director of Special Collections, said this collection carries a lot of importance.

March 20, 2012

 

The 19th annual Oxford Conference for the Book kicks off this Thursday, March 22, with a lunch and lecture in the Faulkner Room of the J.D. Williams Library.

March 2, 2012

A quote from Myrlie Evers-Williams on the James Meredith monument at the University of Mississippi between the J.D. Williams Library and the Lyceum reads “Yes Mississippi was ... but now Mississippi is.”

 

A quote from Myrlie Evers-Williams on the James Meredith monument at the University of Mississippi between the J.D. Williams Library and the Lyceum reads “Yes Mississippi was ... but now Mississippi is.”

Evers-Williams speaks from experience. Nearly 50 years ago, her husband Medgar Evers was gunned down in their carport by staunch segregationist Byron De La Beckwith.

Most of the world was introduced to Evers-Williams as the widow of Evers on the cover of LIFE magazine.

February 22, 2012

The Elsie M. Hood Award is one of the University of Mississippi’s most prestigious teaching awards, based on a lifetime’s worth of commitment to excellence in teaching, helping students and researching.

 

The Elsie M. Hood Award is one of the University of Mississippi’s most prestigious teaching awards, based on a lifetime’s worth of commitment to excellence in teaching, helping students and researching.

Recipients receive a $5,000 check from Chancellor Dan Jones and a personalized plaque. The winner will also speak during the Honors Day ceremony in April, and his or her name will be engraved on a plaque in the J.D. Williams Library.

The 2011 award winner was English professor Ethel Young-Minor.

January 29, 2012

The new year is off to a good start for the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library.
The estates of a recently deceased couple from Northport, Ala., has provided a $1 million donation to the library, according to a press release.
Ole Miss alumnus Oscar Ainsworth, who received his bachelor’s degree in 1945 and master’s degree in 1946, spent approximately 36 years as a member of the math department faculty at the University of Alabama.

The new year is off to a good start for the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library.
The estates of a recently deceased couple from Northport, Ala., has provided a $1 million donation to the library, according to a press release.
Ole Miss alumnus Oscar Ainsworth, who received his bachelor’s degree in 1945 and master’s degree in 1946, spent approximately 36 years as a member of the math department faculty at the University of Alabama.

January 22, 2012

The undergraduate accountancy program at the University of Mississippi was recently ranked No. 10 in the nation among public universities by the Public Accounting Report.

The undergraduate accountancy program at the University of Mississippi was recently ranked No. 10 in the nation among public universities by the Public Accounting Report.
The Patterson School of Accountancy was also ranked No. 11 for its master’s degree program and no. 12 its the doctoral program.
Ole Miss was not the only SEC school to slide up in the ranks, as Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee are also in the top 30; however, Ole Miss was the only one to slide into the top 10.

October 31, 2011

Several University of Mississippi students will take on the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. 

 

Several University of Mississippi students will take on the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. 

Reference librarian Alex Watson, who is participating, is also challenging students to embark the 30-day challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November.

The first meeting for those wanting to participate in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) was Oct. 23 in the J.D. Williams Library. 

September 21, 2011

 

Free Scantrons are now available at various points around the University of Mississippi campus.

Associated Student Body President Taylor McGraw  was the catalyst for getting the Scantrons for students as a part of his campaign to be ASB president. 

August 22, 2011

 

Ole Miss students will soon have a new place to grab their frappucinos, lattes and sandwiches.

A full-service Starbucks will open in the J.D. Williams library, replacing the Java City coffee location.

 

Ole Miss students will soon have a new place to grab their frappucinos, lattes and sandwiches.

A full-service Starbucks will open in the J.D. Williams library, replacing the Java City coffee location.

April 27, 2011

Teachers and administrators are often the folks who top the lists of who people think are important in a school system. A system’s staff can work just as hard.

Teachers and administrators are often the folks who top the lists of who people think are important in a school system. A system’s staff can work just as hard.

Librarian Laura Harper was recently recognized for that kind of effort.  

Harper, head of government information services and regional depository at the J.D. Williams Library, is this year’s recipient of the 2011 Bernadine Abbott Hoduski Founders Award.

April 24, 2011

With Facebook statuses suddenly consumed with updates about how everyone is obsessively spending every waking minute at the J.D. Williams Library, it is pretty evident that finals are quickly approaching.

With Facebook statuses suddenly consumed with updates about how everyone is obsessively spending every waking minute at the J.D. Williams Library, it is pretty evident that finals are quickly approaching.

Dealing with this intense academic stress is extremely difficult, and some students may need help coping with stress and anxiety. Fortunately, the University Counseling Center is putting on a Stress Less Week from April 25-29.

Events include Pet-a-Puppy, finger painting, hula-hooping, yoga and meditation.

April 6, 2011

For nearly 30 years, the University of Mississippi has been the home of the personal letters of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Gone with the Wind.”

For nearly 30 years, the University of Mississippi has been the home of the personal letters of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Gone with the Wind.”

These historic letters were presented to the J.D. Williams Library by the sponsors of the Brickell Collection, a respected historical collection of literature and personal works of deceased authors.

January 25, 2011

The American Civil War is in the process of becoming digitized, but this is not a video game, it is real-life history at the click of a mouse.

 

The American Civil War is in the process of becoming digitized, but this is not a video game, it is real-life history at the click of a mouse.

 

January 25, 2011

The Associated Student Body has halted the J.D. Williams Library administration’s attempt to issue a policy that would limit the library’s hours of operation.

 

The Associated Student Body has halted the J.D. Williams Library administration’s attempt to issue a policy that would limit the library’s hours of operation.