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April 22, 2012

Tonight, VOX Press Artists series will honor Chris Offutt, an Ole Miss professor and award-winning author and screenwriter.

 

Tonight, VOX Press Artists series will honor Chris Offutt, an Ole Miss professor and award-winning author and screenwriter.

Doors for “An Evening with Chris Offutt” will open at 7 p.m. at The Power House Arts Center.

“When we heard that Chris Offuit was now in Oxford teaching screenwriting at the University of Mississippi, well, we couldn’t help but ask him to be a part of the Series,” co-founder of Vox Press Inc., Louis Bourgeois, said.

February 17, 2012

Valentine’s Day is, surprisingly, the most popular day for a play about violence against women.
The University of Mississippi Feminist Majority is putting on its annual presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” this weekend. The show opened last night and will continue to run both this evening and Sunday afternoon.

Valentine’s Day is, surprisingly, the most popular day for a play about violence against women.
The University of Mississippi Feminist Majority is putting on its annual presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” this weekend. The show opened last night and will continue to run both this evening and Sunday afternoon.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. tonight and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Both are in the Tupelo Room of the Barnard Observatory and admission is $5.

February 28, 2011

Even though the Ford Center was packed last night as the University closed out Black History Month, only one person could truly be heard. 

Even though the Ford Center was packed last night as the University closed out Black History Month, only one person could truly be heard.  

The black woman spoke slowly and softly as the audience sat below like grandchildren at story time. Author and playwright of many works including “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” Ntozake Shange was the special guest speaker of last night’s Black History Month keynote. Following the event, Shange signed copies of her books in the foyer of the Ford Center.

February 23, 2011

Ole Miss was interesting to me. My family had all gone to a Historically Black College or University, and I decided I wanted to go to a school that had multiple races and a mixture of students.

What made you choose Ole Miss?
Ole Miss was interesting to me. My family had all gone to a Historically Black College or University, and I decided I wanted to go to a school that had multiple races and a mixture of students. Ole Miss wasn’t far from home. I am from south Pillow, right outside of Tupelo. I got accepted and didn’t apply anywhere else. Ole Miss took me in.

February 1, 2011

African-American Studies director Charles Ross said each February offers the University a chance to move forward.

African-American Studies director Charles Ross said each February offers the University a chance to move forward.

“One of the ways we have been able to move forward as an institution is that we are constantly speaking about race and issues pertaining to race,” Ross said. “We probably have more responsibility than any other institution in the country to continue to dialogue and to ensure that we are not becoming stagnant, that we are not going backwards as it relates to issues surrounding race and racial discourse.”