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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 3, 2012

Due to increased enrollment, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College is expanding to accommodate students. The Institutions of Higher Learning has approved the plans for the college to double its square footage.

 

Due to increased enrollment, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College is expanding to accommodate students. The Institutions of Higher Learning has approved the plans for the college to double its square footage.

“The expansion is a response to the growth of the honors college,” said honors college associate dean John Samonds. “The growth has been phenomenal, and space is getting more dear to students as far as study and public space and space for socializing.”

February 17, 2012

With four weeks of registration still left, the number of volunteers for the Big Event at the University of Mississippi has already nearly matched last year’s number.

With four weeks of registration still left, the number of volunteers for the Big Event at the University of Mississippi has already nearly matched last year’s number.
Currently, 1,185 students are registered for the event, according to Melinda Pullen Carlson, associate dean of students and the project’s faculty advisor. Last year, the final number was 1,261.
The biggest challenge when organizing the Big Event is the timing, according to Carlson.
The committee needs to get the right number of projects for the right number of students.

November 17, 2011

 

In order to keep the student body aware of what is being done by their elected officials, the Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi is giving a “State of the Union” today in front of the, you guessed it, Student Union.

The address begins at noon and will be given by ASB President Taylor McGraw, Vice President Abby Olivier and Associate Dean of Students Melinda Pullen Carlson.

November 15, 2011

The Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi is serving an interim suspension while they are under investigation, the reason for which is unknown.
The fraternity is not allowed to hold any parties at their house or hold any event while the investigation is ongoing. Associate Dean of Students Scott Wallace explained an interim suspension is fairly routine for any Greek fraternity or sorority if they are in the process of being investigated.

August 29, 2011

One of Gov. Haley Barbour’s mission statements was creating a landscape friendly to economic development.

One of Gov. Haley Barbour’s mission statements was creating a landscape friendly to economic development.
This includes a push to bring big businesses to the state. Some Mississippians approach the state’s economic upturn with trepidation, however, especially with regard to the local economy.
Lyn Roberts, general manager of Square Books, said she feels local businesses must not be pushed aside in favor of big business.

May 1, 2011

He started as a student, then progressed to a professional athlete, lawyer, professor and chancellor.

Now, Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat has the University’s new $50 million law school named after him. Khayat said having the new building named after him is an overwhelming honor.

“It’s incomprehensible really, and it’s overwhelming,” Khayat said. “Certainly, my family and I are grateful and thankful, but at the same time it is not something that you ever expect to happen to you.”

April 19, 2011

Over the past few weeks, University of Mississippi students have been scrambling to meet with advisors and plan out next semester. For some, the next step went smoothly; others, however, had trouble getting advising holds lifted.

Over the past few weeks, University of Mississippi students have been scrambling to meet with advisors and plan out next semester. For some, the next step went smoothly; others, however, had trouble getting advising holds lifted.

School of business sophomore Wyatt Mounger said he struggled with advising holds.

“You have to do this online advising form, and you might get your hold lifted a week later because they have had so many forms to look at online,” Mounger said.

April 12, 2011

The University of Mississippi’s School of Applied Sciences is in the process of selecting a new dean.

The University of Mississippi’s School of Applied Sciences is in the process of selecting a new dean.

The school’s current dean, Linda Chitwood, is returning to a full-time teaching position at Ole Miss after a 10-year stint as dean, according to Marie Barnard, assistant dean of the School of Applied Sciences.

February 7, 2011

The newest school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will have its own building after spending 38 years without one. 

The newest school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will have its own building after spending 38 years without one.  

The school of pharmacy is currently under construction and is expected to be finished and open by this fall.

Dr. Leigh Ann Ross, associate dean for clinical affairs at UMMC, is looking forward to the new building.

August 23, 2010

The University of Mississippi has named Charles D. Mitchell as the school’s assistant dean of journalism.

 

The University of Mississippi has named Charles D. Mitchell as the school’s assistant dean of journalism.