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April 25, 2012

The Trent Lott Leadership Institute will sponsor the Sunflower County Freedom Project Benefit today at the Powerhouse from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The project works with 7th to 12th graders to prepare for college and maximize their academic potential. 

 

The Trent Lott Leadership Institute will sponsor the Sunflower County Freedom Project Benefit today at the Powerhouse from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The project works with 7th to 12th graders to prepare for college and maximize their academic potential. 

April 11, 2012

Cancer never sleeps. The disease claimed more than 572,000 lives in 2011, according to the American Cancer Society. 

 

Cancer never sleeps. The disease claimed more than 572,000 lives in 2011, according to the American Cancer Society. 

Through all the pain, however, cancer sprouts an everlasting hope, bringing people together.

“Cancer never sleeps, but neither does the fight to find the cure.” 

February 21, 2012

Well, our semester is now in full swing. Papers are due, tests are coming up and group presentations have been scheduled. If you’re like me, you’ve also got multiple meetings scheduled during the week, dinner dates, interviews, sporting events, service projects and more meetings.

 

Well, our semester is now in full swing. Papers are due, tests are coming up and group presentations have been scheduled. If you’re like me, you’ve also got multiple meetings scheduled during the week, dinner dates, interviews, sporting events, service projects and more meetings.

I’m not in a fraternity, so I can only imagine how crazy my life would be if Greek life was thrown into the mix as well. 

February 8, 2012

Oxford-University United Methodist Church is hosting the 9th Annual Empty Bowl Pantry Fundraiser today in an effort to stop hunger.
A $15 donation buys a bowl of soup, a bottle of water, bread and a ceramic bowl created by artists of the Ole Miss Mud Daubers, advanced student ceramicists, as well as other local artists. All proceeds will go to the Oxford Food Pantry.

Oxford-University United Methodist Church is hosting the 9th Annual Empty Bowl Pantry Fundraiser today in an effort to stop hunger.
A $15 donation buys a bowl of soup, a bottle of water, bread and a ceramic bowl created by artists of the Ole Miss Mud Daubers, advanced student ceramicists, as well as other local artists. All proceeds will go to the Oxford Food Pantry.
Barbara Smith, administrative coordinator of Mississippi Mineral Resources, said the fundraiser is simple.
“You just walk through and pick up a bowl,” she said.

January 23, 2012

The UMAA campaign Forward Together has now raised over $59 million since beginning its capital campaign fundraiser in August to build a new basketball arena and add seating to bowl in the North Endzone of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium by the start of the 2015-16 school year.

The UMAA campaign Forward Together has now raised over $59 million since beginning its capital campaign fundraiser in August to build a new basketball arena and add seating to bowl in the North Endzone of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium by the start of the 2015-16 school year.

The goal of Forward Together is to raise $150 million through a diverse, mixed-funding approach. Forward Together celebrated reaching the $25 million fundraising mark at the end of September and reached the $50 million mark in early January.

December 1, 2011

Students, locals and anyone else who loves Oxford’s restaurant scene could win a $2,000 package of gift certificates to Oxford restaurants while benefiting the Boys & Girls Club.
The Ultimate Dine Out is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community.
Ticket sales began Nov. 21 and continue through Dec. 7.
Boys & Girls Club members, parents and staff are selling the tickets, with all profits benefiting the Barksdale Clubhouse in Oxford.

November 15, 2011

Three Blind Wines is a wine tasting with a different spin: when the participants actually taste the wine, they won’t know which wine bottle they are drinking from.
At the event, groups will bring three bottles of wine, of which one bottle will be set aside as part of the grand prize.
The other two bottles will have their labels covered and used in the tasting.
The groups will then sample each other’s wine and vote on the best bottle.

November 13, 2011

The University of Mississippi’s Relay for Life is continuing its yearlong efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer with its newly created Dancing for a Cure.

 

The University of Mississippi’s Relay for Life is continuing its yearlong efforts to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer with its newly created Dancing for a Cure.

The event will pit five couples against each other in dance competition, made to resemble the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars.”

The couples will consist of one Ole Miss faculty member and one student who is a member of the Relay for Life Committee.  

October 30, 2011

The annual Adopt-A-Basket fundraiser has returned again this holiday season to provide a meal for needy families over the holiday break.

 

The annual Adopt-A-Basket fundraiser has returned again this holiday season to provide a meal for needy families over the holiday break.

University of Mississippi students, faculty and anyone in the Oxford/Lafayette community can drop off food donations in the Student Union Ballroom Nov. 14 to 18 to fill baskets that will be delivered to underprivileged families around the Oxford/Lafayette area. A food collection will also take place in local grocery stores from Nov. 13 to 15. The baskets will be delivered during the week of Nov. 14.

October 20, 2011

 

Raise your glasses, local Oxonians; it’s that time of the year again.

The 4th annual Square Toast for Scholarships is quickly approaching, and faculty and students in the hospitality and management program are fervently preparing. 

Square Toast for Scholarships is a walking wine- and food-tasting event spread across several restaurant and business venues on the historic Oxford Square.  

October 11, 2011

As voting day for Amendment 26 approaches, opposition groups are starting to speak out.
While many pro-life organizations have bigger wallets and more members, opposing groups are gearing up to educate the public on the details of the amendment with whatever resources they have.
Tonight, several members of the Lafayette County Women for Progress (LCWP) are organizing a fundraiser at Two Stick against Amendment 26, which will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. The group will raise money for nonprofits across the state opposed to the amendment.

September 14, 2011

 

On Saturday, Fiddlin’ Rooster Farms in Water Valley will kick off the fall season by hosting a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. 

“We are hoping this weekend is a huge event because we want to raise a lot for St. Jude,” owner Rhona Webb said. “It’s a charity that’s near and dear to my heart.”

August 22, 2011

Forward Together, a capital campaign fundraiser for Ole Miss Athletics, kicked off at a public announcement on Aug. 9 in the South Endzone Club at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. 

 

Forward Together, a capital campaign fundraiser for Ole Miss Athletics, kicked off at a public announcement on Aug. 9 in the South Endzone Club at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. 

April 29, 2011

Rarely do institutions draw the line between earning extra credit and giving away points.

This question has recently been brought to light in the Sacramento area because of the actions of a Folsom Lake College professor.

The professor offered to raise students’ grades if they helped in the college foundation’s fundraiser. Students could raise their grades by an entire letter grade depending on how much money they raised, essentially setting up students to pay for extra credit.

April 19, 2011

The Oxford Kiwanis Club will kick off the Double Decker festival with its annual pancake breakfast.

The Oxford Kiwanis Club will kick off the Double Decker festival with its annual pancake breakfast.

The meals will be served on April 30, at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church.

“The pancake breakfast is our biggest fundraiser for charities throughout the year,” said Howie Morgan, Kiwanis member and Oxford resident.

While the Kiwanis Club participates and holds many small projects and events, the pancake breakfast is its most anticipated event.

April 7, 2011

This Sunday, Rob Treppendahl and Bowman Hitchens will hold a fundraiser to raise money for their summer expedition kayaking the Mississippi River.

This Sunday, Rob Treppendahl and Bowman Hitchens will hold a fundraiser to raise money for their summer expedition kayaking the Mississippi River.

The “Awake In the Current” fundraiser for Interfaith Compassion Ministry will be held at Emileigh’s Table on the Square. The students will sell wristbands and T-shirts to raise money.

“The fundraiser is very special and a tangible way for people to be a part of this,” Hitchens said.  

April 7, 2011

This Sunday, Rob Treppendahl and Bowman Hitchens will hold a fundraiser to raise money for their summer expedition kayaking the Mississippi River.

This Sunday, Rob Treppendahl and Bowman Hitchens will hold a fundraiser to raise money for their summer expedition kayaking the Mississippi River.

The “Awake In the Current” fundraiser for Interfaith Compassion Ministry will be held at Emileigh’s Table on the Square. The students will sell wristbands and T-shirts to raise money.

“The fundraiser is very special and a tangible way for people to be a part of this,” Hitchens said.  

March 30, 2011

The Leapfrog program will host a 1950s prom-themed fundraiser Friday, April 1 at the Powerhouse.

The Leapfrog program will host a 1950s prom-themed fundraiser Friday, April 1 at the Powerhouse.

The idea behind its theme, “Leap Back in Time,” is to get everyone “rocking around the clock” in ‘50s garb for a good cause.

March 30, 2011

Miss-I-Sippin’ returns to the Powerhouse tonight to serve up Southern-style culinary creations matched with a variety of beers.

Miss-I-Sippin’ returns to the Powerhouse tonight to serve up Southern-style culinary creations matched with a variety of beers.

The event is a fundraiser for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and UM hospitality management program and will serve quality Southern cooking with up to 22 different beers.  

“I’m very excited about this year’s event because we are going to incorporate a lot of Mississippi products and Mississippi foods,” said Wayne Andrews, director of the Powerhouse Arts Council.

March 24, 2011

Got plans for tonight? Cancel them. There is something going on that can provide an evening’s entertainment as well as help a good cause.

Got plans for tonight?

Cancel them. There is something going on that can provide an evening’s entertainment as well as help a good cause.

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is putting on a must- see production, and its proceeds will benefit the Powerhouse.  

 
Tonight, a Jackson-based ensemble called Front Porch Dance will perform at the Powerhouse.

February 22, 2011

Last weekend, the Powerhouse Community Arts Center was broken into and robbed.

Last weekend, the Powerhouse Community Arts Center was broken into and robbed.

Wayne Andrews, director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, said the police believe it was broken into late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Approximately $1,000 was stolen from the office, including money from the donation box, Andrews said. The robbery was discovered by the staff and volunteers of the upcoming play “Reasons to be Pretty,” which had come in to set up for production.

February 17, 2011

The Women of Distinction luncheon originally scheduled for Nov. 9, 2010, has been rescheduled due to a lack of nominees and time to have them nominated.

The Women of Distinction luncheon originally scheduled for Nov. 9, 2010, has been rescheduled due to a lack of nominees and time to have them nominated.

The event, now planned for March 8, is hosted by the Girl Scouts Heart of the South and FNC. The luncheon will honor distinguished women of Lafayette, Grenada, Yalobusha and Panola Counties.  

February 13, 2011

Empty Bowls, an annual fundraiser for the Oxford Food Pantry, will be held today at the Oxford-University Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Empty Bowls, an annual fundraiser for the Oxford Food Pantry, will be held today at the Oxford-University Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants pay $15 for a bowl of soup, bread, and a bottle of water, with all benefits going to the food pantry. 

February 13, 2011

Recently an incredible number of students have started volunteering for Feed the Hunger.

Recently an incredible number of students have started volunteering for Feed the Hunger. 

Feed the Hunger is a children’s outreach program that feeds starving children in places like Africa, Haiti and Bangladesh. 

The organization holds Pack-A-Thon events throughout the country, bringing people together to pack food. 

Ole Miss has the exciting distinction of being the first ever college campus to host a Pack-A-Thon.