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October 22, 2012

Every year, university faculty review members of The University of Mississippi’s administrative staff. Each individual staff member, however, is only reviewed once every four years. The positions examined include department chairs, directors, associate or assistant directors, academic deans, provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs and a host of other administrators.

Every year, university faculty review members of The University of Mississippi’s administrative staff. Each individual staff member, however, is only reviewed once every four years. The positions examined include department chairs, directors, associate or assistant directors, academic deans, provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs and a host of other administrators.

This year, Sparky Reardon, dean of students, is among those being reviewed. Reardon has been with the university since 1977. Among many accomplishments, he also helped to establish the University Creed.

May 9, 2012

By Quentin Winstine

April 24, 2012

Phi Kappa Theta fraternity will be on campus this fall and will participate in formal recruitment, according to the Interfraternity Council (IFC). 

 

Phi Kappa Theta fraternity will be on campus this fall and will participate in formal recruitment, according to the Interfraternity Council (IFC). 

National members are currently on campus recruiting members to form a colony.

April 2, 2012

Through the efforts of University of Mississippi Panhellenic officers, Greek life will soon welcome a new chapter on campus.

 

Through the efforts of University of Mississippi Panhellenic officers, Greek life will soon welcome a new chapter on campus.

“As of Wednesday, March 28, 2012, we are open for expansion and everything has been approved,” said Panhellenic President Katie Kellum.

The process started after Bid Day 2011.

At this point, the quotas for pledge class sizes have grown too large for each of the nine sororities on campus.

March 27, 2012

The empty sensation of freshman year was a surreal feeling for computer science major, Lakeshia Brock. 

 

The empty sensation of freshman year was a surreal feeling for computer science major, Lakeshia Brock. 

Brock had only been on campus three weeks when she started wandering through the maze of social activities to find her place on campus. After finding no outlet to exemplify both of her heritages, Puerto Rican and African American, she created Goddess, a social group that strives to become the first multicultural sorority on campus. 

March 4, 2012

This past weekend, the University of Mississippi’s campus played host to the Annual Black Alumni Reunion.

 

This past weekend, the University of Mississippi’s campus played host to the Annual Black Alumni Reunion.

The Ole Miss Alumni Association hosts the University’s Black Alumni Reunion every three years since its beginning in 1988. The Black Alumni Reunion was created to celebrate black campus legacies and the impact minorities have on Ole Miss’ campus and diversity.

February 28, 2012

 

For some students at the University of Mississippi, Union Unplugged is the face of National Pan-Hellenic Council Greeks.

The event, which usually happens every Tuesday, has become a showcase for traditionally black sororities and fraternities. The energetic step routines always attract a crowd of students to the front of the Student Union every week.

 

For some students at the University of Mississippi, Union Unplugged is the face of National Pan-Hellenic Council Greeks.

The event, which usually happens every Tuesday, has become a showcase for traditionally black sororities and fraternities. The energetic step routines always attract a crowd of students to the front of the Student Union every week.

February 23, 2012

Greek life at the University of Mississippi has always been one of the many things for which the university is known, but there is a new form of Greek life that is on the rise at Ole Miss: Christian Greek organizations.

 

Greek life at the University of Mississippi has always been one of the many things for which the university is known, but there is a new form of Greek life that is on the rise at Ole Miss: Christian Greek organizations.

In 1985 Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX, pronounced ‘buxs’) was founded at the University of Texas at Austin as a Christian fraternity. Three years after, Sigma Phi Lambda (Phi Lamb) was founded as a Christian sorority.

February 20, 2012

Journalism 500 students asked Ole Miss students how they're planning to spend their spring break. You can listen to their responses here.

Journalism 500 students asked Ole Miss students how they're planning to spend their spring break. You can listen to their responses, recorded on Broadcastr.com, below -- or record your own and map it to your destination by signing up for a free account here.

 

 

February 16, 2012

After attending the Associated Student Body Debate, I can confidently say that no matter which candidates come out victorious, the students of the University of Mississippi will have qualified, dedicated and diligent representation.

 

After attending the Associated Student Body Debate, I can confidently say that no matter which candidates come out victorious, the students of the University of Mississippi will have qualified, dedicated and diligent representation.

Both the judicial chair and attorney general candidates are unopposed. Courtney Pearson, current judicial chair, and Matthew Kiefer, candidate for attorney general, have the qualifications and commitment to represent the student body skillfully in their positions. 

February 12, 2012

For students who have written any poetry or fiction recently, now is the time to put it up against other students’ work for a chance at some cash. 

 

For students who have written any poetry or fiction recently, now is the time to put it up against other students’ work for a chance at some cash. 

The University of Mississippi Department of English will soon have its annual awards for the students with the best skills in creative writing. 

February 1, 2012

It has been exactly one month since the judicial council at the University of Mississippi first met regarding an incident involving the Kappa Sigma fraternity. After a month-long break and a week to review the fraternity’s appeal, the final ruling has been made.

 

It has been exactly one month since the judicial council at the University of Mississippi first met regarding an incident involving the Kappa Sigma fraternity. After a month-long break and a week to review the fraternity’s appeal, the final ruling has been made.

The fraternity was found in violation of hazing, registration of activities and alcohol-related charges.

The charges came from a police report involving the abuse of alcohol, according to Judicial Council Chairman Courtney Pearson.

January 29, 2012

I feel somewhat strange admitting it, but I have fallen head over heels for this town. I have lived in a lot of places and met a lot of people, thanks to my overly enthusiastic mother who makes friends with every thing that has the ability to breathe, her classic victim being the woman standing behind her in the grocery store. Just ask artist, Zach Tutor, but had she not stormed into Square Books and antagonized the poor guy, I never would have known about Supersonic Electronic, or the amazing art it held. 

 

I feel somewhat strange admitting it, but I have fallen head over heels for this town. I have lived in a lot of places and met a lot of people, thanks to my overly enthusiastic mother who makes friends with every thing that has the ability to breathe, her classic victim being the woman standing behind her in the grocery store. Just ask artist, Zach Tutor, but had she not stormed into Square Books and antagonized the poor guy, I never would have known about Supersonic Electronic, or the amazing art it held. 

December 4, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) - Rebel freshman Jarvis Summers scored a career-high 27 points and Ole Miss pulled out another close victory with a 72-70 win at Penn State on Sunday. 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) - Rebel freshman Jarvis Summers scored a career-high 27 points and Ole Miss pulled out another close victory with a 72-70 win at Penn State on Sunday. 

Dundrecous Nelson added 14 for Ole Miss, which claimed the program’s first road win ever over a Big Ten opponent. 

November 30, 2011

Over a thousand women representing eight different sorority pledge classes danced Tuesday night in the thirteenth annual Theta Encore.
This year, Pi Beta Phi stole the show.
Theta Encore, a dance competition between Panhellenic’s fall pledge classes, is hosted each year by the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Known as one of the largest philanthropy events on the Ole Miss campus, Theta Encore benefits Theta’s national philanthropy Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Scarlet Lawrence Akins Foundation.

November 28, 2011

When the average person thinks of the University of Mississippi, several things come to mind including its rich tradition in arts and literature, beautiful people, campus and, of course, the Greek scene.
Ranked as one of the top five greek schools in the nation, but there is more than just the infamous partying brought forth by popular culture when it comes to the Greek system, as it has raised over $500,000 for philanthropies over the past two years.

November 1, 2011

Are two professors really better than one? 

Sometimes, good things come in pairs. Shoes, cookies and good movie sequels are things that we would consider normal when they come in pairs. What about college professors teaching the same course?

Before the start of this semester, I enrolled in a course that was dual-taught by two very qualified professors. I had been warned about these dual-taught courses, but I decided that the concept of having two professors teach the same course was very logical.

October 28, 2011

Sororities and fraternities give back to the Oxford community in a non-traditional way.

 

Sororities and fraternities give back to the Oxford community in a non-traditional way.

Along with game days and fall boots, sorority and fraternity swap season has begun.  For all the non-Greeks out there, swaps, also known as mixers or date parties, consist of a fraternity and a sorority coming together for a themed party at a local Oxford venue, usually a bar on the Square.

There are over 30 sororities and fraternities on the University of Mississippi campus, and most plan swaps at least a few times a semester.

October 20, 2011

 

Picture this: Student A has a class, required by her major, for which she spends an excessive amount of time working. Hours of homework here. Cram session here, cram session there. After all of the work she put into this class, she finishes with a 93.

That, my friend, is a very good grade. The only problem is that her final letter grade has a little minus sign next to it. That minus sign means the difference between a 4.0 and a 3.7 for the hours involved with that class.

Suddenly, her immense effort is worth a lot less.

October 20, 2011

 

Ole Miss students are generally known for being top partiers, having an involved Greek life and frequenting bars. 

But two University of Mississippi students, Kristin Volker and Abby Olivier, are adding something else to that title: charitable. 

Volker, a sophomore, and Olivier, a senior, have established the Ole Miss chapter of ONE, a non-partisan activist group that works toward bringing awareness to the hardships faced in Africa.

October 17, 2011

 

Jane Smith waited anxiously to hear the good news. She knew that she would get into the sorority of her dreams. She had to. Her mom, her aunt and even her grandmother had all been Delta Gamma sorority members when they were students at the University of Mississippi. Jane knew she must continue the legacy.

October 10, 2011

Dr. David J. McCaffrey III said he became a pharmacist to help people.
While his career path changed from helping patients to students, he is exceeding at his goal, as he was recently recognized by the University of Mississippi’s Pharmacy school by receiving an award for Excellence in Advising.

October 9, 2011

The United Nations has named 2011 the International Year of Chemistry to encourage individuals and institutions to celebrate chemistry and its effects on society. 

 

The United Nations has named 2011 the International Year of Chemistry to encourage individuals and institutions to celebrate chemistry and its effects on society. 

The University of Mississippi chemistry and biochemistry departments will sponsor various events during the 2011-2012 academic year in honor of this worldwide campaign.