OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has welcomed 28 outstanding freshmen from eight states into the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program. The seventh cohort of this innovative teacher education program comes with an average high school grade-point average of 3.91 and ACT score of 29.3.
The new class brings the number of METP scholarship recipients at Ole Miss to 174 since 2013. The new cohort features 10 elementary education majors, five English education majors, three math education majors, six science education majors and four special education majors.
“METP is designed to attract high-performing [...]
OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi's permanent endowment grew in its latest fiscal year to an all-time high of $715 million, thanks in part to the seventh consecutive year of new gifts of $100 million or more.
Private support totaled more than $115.8 million from 30,332 donors, giving the university essential resources to continue providing exceptional experiences for students, faculty, researchers, health care patients and providers, citizens served by outreach efforts, and visitors to all its campuses.
“Private investments are essential to fuel the work of our flagship university,” Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said.
“The generosity [...]
OXFORD, Miss. – “Grandma's Tiny House,” a children's book about a colossal family gathering set in a tiny old house, is the 2018 winner of the University of Mississippi's 2018 CELI Read Aloud Book Award.
Given annually by the UM Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction, the award honors books written for children ages 3 to 10. Established in 2010, this is the eighth time the award has been given by CELI, a center that provides support for Mississippi reading teachers.
“‘Grandma's Tiny House' is a diverse picture book that can be read aloud to [...]