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November 15, 2012

One hundred and two University of Mississippi faculty members have signed a letter expressing their concerns with how the university handled the disturbance that happened on election night. The letter was sent directly to Chancellor Dan Jones this past Friday.

One hundred and two University of Mississippi faculty members have signed a letter expressing their concerns with how the university handled the disturbance that happened on election night. The letter was sent directly to Chancellor Dan Jones this past Friday.

The letter, which was initially drafted by political science professor Marvin Porter King, shows that the 102 faculty members who signed the letter are disappointed with how the university is moving forward after the protest.

November 14, 2012

Courtney Davis, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is working to improve diabetes patients’ care through a national, multi-site program called Project IMPACT: Diabetes.

Courtney Davis, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is working to improve diabetes patients’ care through a national, multi-site program called Project IMPACT: Diabetes.

The purpose of the program, funded by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, is to implement better diabetes care in areas that need it the most, like the Mississippi Delta.

November 14, 2012

Jeffrey Jackson, associate professor of sociology at The University of Mississippi, was recently selected as the Mississippi Humanities Council’s 2012 Teacher of the Year.

Jeffrey Jackson, associate professor of sociology at The University of Mississippi, was recently selected as the Mississippi Humanities Council’s 2012 Teacher of the Year.

The Humanities Teacher Awards recognize the contributions of humanities faculty at each of the state’s colleges and universities. Nominations are made by the college president or humanities dean, and Jackson’s name was put forward for the award because he had previously won the Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen.

November 8, 2012

The 2012 Presidential Election has been called “The Social Media Election,” and the essence of that label played itself out in the disturbance on campus at The University of Mississippi. The events Tuesday have stirred up controversy, both on a regional and national level.

The 2012 Presidential Election has been called “The Social Media Election,” and the essence of that label played itself out in the disturbance on campus at The University of Mississippi. The events Tuesday have stirred up controversy, both on a regional and national level.
 

November 6, 2012

Educational scholar RoSusan Bartee became the first black individual awarded tenure and promoted to full professorship in July in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Development, but her work was for more than attention and accolades.

Educational scholar RoSusan Bartee became the first black individual awarded tenure and promoted to full professorship in July in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Development, but her work was for more than attention and accolades.

“My work was not strictly for tenure and promotion,” Bartee said. “It was about being able to position myself to impact the lives of others, and it just so happens I’m doing it here at The University of Mississippi.”

October 30, 2012

Christopher Offutt, assistant professor of English and screen writing at The University of Mississippi, will screen an episode he wrote and produced for the HBO show “Treme” tonight at 7 p.m. in 207 Bishop Hall.

Christopher Offutt, assistant professor of English and screen writing at The University of Mississippi, will screen an episode he wrote and produced for the HBO show “Treme” tonight at 7 p.m. in 207 Bishop Hall.

As a producer and writer for both “True Blood” and “Weeds,” Offutt hopes screening the show will explain the process of screen writing to future producers.

Alan Arrivee, theater and screen writing professor, thinks Offutt’s work will give students an experience outside of class to hear insightful comments from Offutt and become inspired.

October 26, 2012

Riots overtook The University of Mississippi on Sept. 30, 1962. The reason – the pigment of a single man’s skin.

 

Riots overtook The University of Mississippi on Sept. 30, 1962. The reason – the pigment of a single man’s skin.
 
The admission of James Meredith, the first black person integrated into Ole Miss, created an integration struggle that allowed prejudice to hang heavily in the air.
 

October 23, 2012

I have started reading Joyce the last couple weeks and started to notice subtle changes in how I wrote down ideas and carried on conversations with other people. These changes grew less and less subtle, so I visited a retired professor and drinking buddy to talk about how an author can shift our point of view. I walked in through his office and noticed shelves of books written by and on Edgar Allan Poe. Sometimes he goes out of town to give or listen to lectures on Poe. We tease each other about what the other one does.

October 22, 2012

Political science professor Miguel Centellas said he sometimes wonders why Ole Miss celebrated 50 Years of Integration. He observed how whites and blacks sit on separate sides in the Student Union, how they cluster together while tailgating at the Grove and last week he counted only three black people on the Square.

Political science professor Miguel Centellas said he sometimes wonders why Ole Miss celebrated 50 Years of Integration. He observed how whites and blacks sit on separate sides in the Student Union, how they cluster together while tailgating at the Grove and last week he counted only three black people on the Square.

Although the actions are unintentional, Centellas said he believes these groupings affect how students shape their political views. Family and peer groups are the top two political influences.

October 19, 2012

Ole Miss has something for everyone, even those who hope to become an ambassador to the United Nations or an international diplomat.Model United Nations is a student organization at the university that focuses on teaching
its members diplomacy by presenting the history of the United Nations and its functions.

Ole Miss has something for everyone, even those who hope to become an ambassador to the United Nations or an international diplomat.Model United Nations is a student organization at the university that focuses on teaching
its members diplomacy by presenting the history of the United Nations and its functions.
Participants are coached through mock debates, attend diplomacy conferences and learn to conduct research and build futures for political careers.

October 19, 2012

Faculty members Michael Warren, Robert Doerksen, Rahul Khanna and Jordan
Zjawiony were recognized by The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
during its annual fall faculty retreat for their individual contributions in research, innovation and service.

Faculty members Michael Warren, Robert Doerksen, Rahul Khanna and Jordan
Zjawiony were recognized by The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
during its annual fall faculty retreat for their individual contributions in research, innovation and service.Warren, a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, received the Faculty Service Award. Each year the award is given to a faculty member who shows dedication in providing assistance to others. Warren also serves as an academic adviser for pre-pharmacy
students.

October 17, 2012

In light of this year’s celebration of 50 years of integration at The University of Mississippi, many question the relative lack of diversity among university faculty and staff.

In light of this year’s celebration of 50 years of integration at The University of Mississippi, many question the relative lack of diversity among university faculty and staff.
Accounting professor Annette Pridgen said that there is still much work to do to achieve a fully diverse community at Ole Miss.
“I think they do need to hire more minority faculty,” Pridgen said. “I also think that it would help, as far as staff goes, to increase diversity in the staff and the doctoral program, who will be future faculty members.”

October 17, 2012

Dear Editor,

After reading Andrew Dickson’s column on Larry Taunton’s talk at First Baptist Church, I was struck by his inaccuracy and agenda. I was at the presentation by Mr. Taunton but after reading Dickson’s piece, I wondered if we had heard the same sermon.
Andrew’s column was interesting, but I would compare it to an undergrad sitting through half of his first class with a professor and attempting to write a 4000-word review of the entire course. He missed many of the main points, or chose not to mention them.

October 17, 2012

Students and faculty are trying to get on the same page with attendance policies.

Students and faculty are trying to get on the same page with attendance policies.

The University of Mississippi guidelines allow for attendance policies to be set by departments and individual professors. So, while some classes have no attendance requirements, others allow only three or four unexcused absences.

Sociology professor Callie Casteel stressed the importance of attending class regularly.

October 10, 2012

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

While most college students use their coveted week of Spring Break to soak up the sun, a group of Ole Miss students took the opportunity to travel to Belize, an impoverished Central American country.

This faculty-led trip was for both undergraduate and graduate students in The University of Mississippi’s Teacher Education Program. Deborah Chessin, professor of curriculum and instruction and coordinator of service learning and study abroad, was one of the faculty members who led the trip.

October 4, 2012

With this week’s integration celebration events coming to a close, the Ole Miss community is challenged to continue working toward change.

With this week’s integration celebration events coming to a close, the Ole Miss community is challenged to continue working toward change.

This past Thursday at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College convocation, Chancellor Dan Jones said The University of Mississippi, as well as the country, have made many strides with race relations but are not where they need to be.

When people outside of the university and the state of Mississippi think of Ole Miss, there is usually an immediate jolt of reservation, according to some Ole Miss faculty and students.

September 26, 2012

Professor Nancy Balach of The University of Mississippi’s music department will appear as a contestant on the 30th-anniversary episode of “Wheel of Fortune,” to be aired Friday. Local NBC affiliates will air the episode at 6:30 p.m.

Professor Nancy Balach of The University of Mississippi’s music department will appear as a contestant on the 30th-anniversary episode of “Wheel of Fortune,” to be aired Friday. Local NBC affiliates will air the episode at 6:30 p.m. This will be Balach’s first appearance on television, and it came as a spur-of-the-moment opportunity. When she and her family were in Pittsburgh this past June, they attended a “Wheelmobile” event at Meadows Racetrack and Casino, she said.

September 26, 2012

A panel of individuals who were on The University of Mississippi campus during the integration riots gathered on Wednesday afternoon for an open group discussion about the violent events that took place on Sept. 30, 1962.

A panel of individuals who were on The University of Mississippi campus during the integration riots gathered on Wednesday afternoon for an open group discussion about the violent events that took place on Sept. 30, 1962. The panel, moderated by associate journalism professor Dr. Kathleen Wickham, was comprised of a retired university administrator, a former faculty member, students who attended the university during the fall of 1962 and a man who was a high school junior in Oxford during the riots. Panel member Ken Wooten began the discussion.

September 25, 2012

The Sept. 11 opening of Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular sports bar franchise, brings more than another place to eat and drink in Oxford – the restaurant is bringing jobs as well, according to BWW employee Devin Savage.

The Sept. 11 opening of Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular sports bar franchise, brings more than another place to eat and drink in Oxford – the restaurant is bringing jobs as well, according to BWW employee Devin Savage.
 
“There’s about 100 people that work there including servers, hostesses, the kitchen and the bartenders,” Savage said.
 
Savage said she thinks the chain’s national reputation will help the bar and restaurant succeed.
 

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

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 17, 2012

James Silver, a historian, former professor at The University of Mississippi and friend of James Meredith authored a book about his first-hand experience of the riot and protest on Oct. 1, 1962, surrounding Meredith’s entry to the school. “Mississippi: The Closed Society” was published in January 1964; Square Books has been carrying this book since June.

James Silver, a historian, former professor at The University of Mississippi and friend of James Meredith authored a book about his first-hand experience of the riot and protest on Oct. 1, 1962, surrounding Meredith’s entry to the school. “Mississippi: The Closed Society” was published in January 1964; Square Books has been carrying this book since June.

August 29, 2012

Picture this: constant sweating, repeated fanning, water bottles lined across desktops like dominoes and long, drawn out sighs. If you pictured yourself in a sauna, you will get partial credit. This imagery is the scene of classrooms in the buildings of Hume, Bishop, Bondurant and Shoemaker.

“There are two set point temperatures for the buildings,” Physical Plant Director Ashton Pearson said. “The winter set point is 68 degrees, and the summer set point is 74 degrees.”
The Energy Management Policy for the University of Mississippi became effective in January 2012. Since then, the summer set point has changed from 78 to 74.
“It’s understood that from the specified set point, the temperature in the building is allowed to drift +/- 2 degrees on either side,” Pearson said.

July 24, 2012

Dr. Frank Anderson, 98, former professor and namesake for the Frank A. Anderson Hall in the school of engineering, died yesterday.

 
Dr. Frank Anderson, 98, former professor and namesake for the Frank A. Anderson Hall in the school of engineering, died yesterday.
Alexander Cheng, dean of the school of engineering, released a statement saying, “We’re extremely sad that Dr. Frank Anderson, founder of the chemical engineering department at Ole Miss and mentor to many generations of students passed away (yesterday),” according to Clint Williford, department chair and professor of chemical engineering.