The TedXUniversityofMississippi planning committee would like to invite YOU to a live-streaming of the TEDWOMEN2016 conference! Join us as we watch renowned speakers discuss topics related to the unique experiences of women! This event is open to the public.
A full list of speakers can be found on the conference website.
SAA SPRING CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: SUNDAY, APRIL 26 IN THE GROVE with Thomas Rhett, Iron & Wine, and Love and Theft. Concert will follow the Ole Miss vs. Alabama baseball game on Double Decker Weekend!
03-17-2015: Ignite Ole Miss Campaign for Studio One
Our students have asked for more technology in the library, particularly video creation technology, and we are responding!
Please consider donating to Studio One through Ignite Ole Miss, and learn more about our project. In an act of solidarity and generosity, Ole Miss Athletics will match every contribution up to $10,000, so your donation will be doubled!
Please help us spread the word about Ignite Ole Miss Campaign for Studio One by sharing this message with your contacts, friends and family. Please share on social media through the University of Mississippi Libraries official accounts: Twitter - @UMLibraries, Facebook - University of Mississippi Libraries, and YouTube - UMLibraries or by tagging @UMLibraries #UMStudio One.
Education transforms lives. All kids can succeed when they get a great education.
Educational opportunities should not be determined by your family’s income or the neighborhood in which you live. That’s why Teach For America is growing the force of leaders committed to ensuring that all kids have an education that expands their opportunities and gives them more choices in life. Leadership through TFA begins in the classroom, where corps members spend at least two years in low-income communities teaching students and helping them reach their full potential. Through teaching, they develop the skills, mindsets, and relationships necessary to become lifelong advocates for students and join a nationwide network of change-makers.
This year, 11,000 corps members are teaching in 50 regions across the country, while nearly 37,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the changes necessary to make a great education a reality for all.
You have the power to help kids get a great education that will give them choices in life. Apply to the 2014 Teach For America corps.
NEXT Application Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014
To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and career backgrounds.
Look for different topics every 3rd Thursday of each month.
The Office of the Dean of Students has a few program series that can help you get plugged into campus and develop your leadership! Check out the link below for more information!
Scope: Technovation requests applications for its Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program for young women.
Deadline: Registration deadline fro 2015 TBD
Funds: Grants up to $20,000
Eligibility: Middle school, high school, and university women ages 10 to 23
Areas: Through an intensive three-month, 50-hour curriculum, team s of young women work together to imagine, design, and develop mobile apps, and then pitch their businesses to investors. no prior programming experience is necessary for students, teachers, or mentors. The program is free to all participants.
Contact: See website for online contact form.
Do you want your organization represented at Welcome Week's Get Involved Fair? This year the Dean of Students Office will be hosting the Get Involved Fair on Tuesday, August 26th & Wednesday, August 27th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Circle in front of the Lyceum.
To reserve your spot, fill out the online form by going to the following link https://orgsync.com/21120/forms/77139, no later than Tuesday, August 19th. (Please note that we will NOT be able to allow organizations/departments to participate in this event if we receive your response after Tuesday, August 19th) Please include your organization's name with the response.
For questions please contact Coulter Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kenna Cornelius at email@example.com
04-15-2014: Student Grant Opportunity from TeenNick
Scope: Nickelodeon's TeenNick solicits nominations for the HALO Effect Awards program.
The program seeks to recognize teens who are leading others to join their movement and take action on causes that are important to them.
Deadline: November 30th 2014
Funds: $5,000 awards
Eligibility: Individuals 14-23 years old
Areas: Nominees must:
Contact: See website for online contact form.
Due to inclement weather, the Retirement Reception honoring Dean of Students Sparky Reardon has been moved to the ballroom at the Inn at Ole Miss. Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday April 15, from 3:30 until 5:00 to honor Sparky’s service to the University of Mississippi.
02-25-2014: Share Your Sparky Story
Dr. Thomas "Sparky" Reardon is retiring from his long tenured role as the Dean of Students at the University of Mississippi in April. We would like to immortalize some of the stories and interactions the Dean has had over the time he spent with the University. He has impacted so many community members, professionals, and students. Please submit a word document with a story or experience that you have had with Sparky. If you have a picture please upload that as well.
Ole Miss Insight is a leadership advisory organization housed under the Dean of Students Leadership Development Department at The University of Mississippi. Insight strives to educate students on the various elements of leadership as well as provide leadership education opportunities to the student body. The members of Insight will work with resources both on-campus, in the local community, and with national organizations to provide leadership opportunities. Members of Insight actively encourage fellow students to participate and engage in developing competencies in personal and professional development, global awareness, and civic and community engagement.
This application is for the inaugural executive board for the Insight Leadership Council. We will be selecting a total of 11 students for the initial exec board. In addition to working with existing programs like "PULSE" and "Lean-IN Ole Miss", you will have the opportunity to shape the the organization through the creation of the by-laws for the organization. Our hope is this becomes the preeminent leadership development student organizations in the country. With your help we will be able to accomplish that goal. Please fill out the following questions to the best of your ability.
Application Deadline March 1st, 2014
** We will be selecting the initial exec board via interviews based on the applications that are submitted early in the spring semester**
Student Org Risk and Org Sync Training for 10/22 Canceled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will attempt to reschedule for a time later this semester. If 10/22 was the only time that you or your organization could make it this semester please contact Coulter Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org). One on one sessions can be arranged so that you can get the appropriate information.
10-11-2013: Homecoming Parade Application Extension
The Ole Miss Student Union and Student Activities Association have extended the deadline for the 2013 Ole Miss Homecoming Parade. We invite your organization to participate in this year’s parade.
Applications are available in 419 Student Union. There is a mandatory meeting for all participating organizations in 207 Bryant Hall on Tuesday, October 15th at 5:15 p.m. Applications are due at this meeting. Each organization must have one student member present at this meeting.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Coordinator of Student Activities
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Npdarce@olemiss.edu | www.olemiss.edu
10-07-2013: Help Rebel Ride by taking a short Qestionnaire
Dear Ole Miss Student Body,
The University of Mississippi continues to evaluate every aspect of campus life. Rebel Ride is currently one of those. We are reaching out to you, the students, to determine your attitudes and beliefs about the use of Rebel Ride. We hope to make conscious effort in allowing our students to make well-informed and healthful choices and to encourage a positive, empowering, and open environment.
Take a few minutes to fill out the survey! We greatly appreciate the participation.
On behalf of the Rebel Ride Committee, we thank you!
Click the link below to take the survey!
-Rebel Ride Committee
09-23-2013: Focus Group to Help With Alcohol Working Group
Dear Ole Miss Student,
The 2013 Alcohol Working Group along with the Office of Health Promotion would like to invite you to participant in a focus group around our Social Norms Marketing Campaign (SNMC) focusing on alcohol. A SNMC is used to address the need for a coordinated approach to consistent messages relating to alcohol misuse prevention across campus in the hopes to institutionalize alcohol prevention education.
We need your input on the following:
1. Use of focus groups to determine if “logo” resonates with the student population
2. Use of focus groups to determine if t-shirts, sponsorships, buttons, and gear are desired by the students
3. Use of focus groups to determine what the “it” avenues in social media are
Please sign up for timeslot
By emailing email@example.com
By phone at 662-915-5055.
Refreshments will be available!
September 24, 2013- 3:00pm-4:30pm – Location Minor Hall- B05A
September 25, 2013- 10:00am-11:30am- Location Minor Hall- B05A
September 27, 2013- 10:00am- 11:30am- Location Minor Hall-B05A
September 27, 2013- 2:00pm-3:30 pm- Location Minor Hall- B05A
Campus & Student Organization Fair
Each year the fall semester begins with Welcome Week, a week-long series of events to welcome new and returning students and provide an opportunity to learn about the special services that Ole Miss has to offer. This year the Department of Campus Programming and the Dean of Students Office will be hosting the Campus & Student Organization Fair.
This event will be held on Wednesday, August 22 & Thursday, August 23 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Grove.
To reserve your spot, e-mail the Department of Campus Programming at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, August 14. [Please note that we will NOT be able to allow organizations/departments to participate in this event if we receive your response after Tuesday, August 16.] Please include your organization’s name with the response.
All advertising -- DM, Welcome Week posters, flyers, etc. -- for this event will be coordinated through the Department of Campus Programming.
In the occurrence of rain, the event will not be rescheduled. Rain cancellations will be made the morning of the event and relayed to each organization via email.
**If you are not the current advisor/contact person for the organization, please reply to email@example.com with the correct contact information as well as your organization’s name. Also, you may forward this e-mail to the organization’s representative.**
Should you have additional questions, please call the Department of Campus Programming at 915-1044.
We look forward to working with you to make this year's Welcome Week a success!
Department of Campus Programming
University of Mississippi
Campus-wide letter writing campaign that begins next week.
Date: Tuesday, February 28th - Friday, March 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Tuesday- Friday)
Location: Catalpa Room in the Student Union
Purpose: Write letters to admitted high school seniors to encourage them to attend Ole Miss.
To ensure that this effort is a success, I am asking for your help to encourage the student groups you advise to participate. In the past, we have had help from the following groups:
§ Ole Miss Ambassadors
§ Ole Miss Telecounselors
§ Columns Society
§ Honors College
§ Student Programming Board
§ Associated Student Body
§ Orientation Leaders
§ Black Student Union
§ Greek Organizations
We will have lists, stationary, example letters, and refreshments. If you would like for your group members to have sign-in sheets for the check-in table, please let me know ASAP! I will be happy to create one for each of your groups, and our Enrollment Services Staff will be happy to monitor the sign-in process for you while we supervise the letter writing. If you would like them to write a certain number of letters, we’ll be happy to monitor that as well. Please just let me know how many you would like each member to write.
Senior Associate Director of Enrollment Services
The University of Mississippi
Wednesday, February 29th 1:00 – 4:00 (The Inn at Ole Miss)
Meet recruiters representing a variety of fields at All Majors Career and Graduate School Fair scheduled for Wednesday, February 29th. The event will be held from 1:00pm – 4:00pm in the ballroom of The Inn at Ole Miss. Dress in business attire and bring resumes to meet with potential employers! The first 250 students will receive a gift! For more information go to career.olemiss.edu.
02-16-2012: The Lady Chargers Basketball Team is 29-0!!
The Lady Chargers are currently 29-0! The Oxford Lady Chargers clinched the win in their 5A division with a win over Westpoint last Friday! They won the first round of the north half tournament with a win over Calloway of Jackson. They will play Canton on Friday, February 17th. The Lady Chargers are hosting the tournament here in Oxford at 7:30! When they win, the top 2 ranked teams will play, Saturday, the 18th at 7! This win will ensure us a place in the 5A Championship game in Jackson. We need our college community to come out to support their future collegiate peers!!!! We all can make a difference!
A proud parent if a Lady Charger
>>>TO VOLUNTEER email volunteer on the AAUW OrgSync page marking the days/times you can come (see special instructions for Friday). If you are not a member of Org Sync, email Amy E. Mark firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, February 17, 2012, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, February 18, 2012, 9:00 a.m.- till
MONDAY, February 20, 2012 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, February 21, 2012 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
See below for more details
>>>For all volunteers there will be sign in sheets for students who need community service hours.
Volunteering for the AAUW Book Sale: Details
FRIDAY, February 17, 2012, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
a.) On the Friday before the book sale (2/17/12) we move the books from where they are stored (Your Extra Closet storage unit) to the Student Union. Volunteers all meet at the Union.
If you can volunteer for this event, I need your name, cell phone number, if you have a truck/SUV and what time you are going to show up (between 3-5 p.m.)
b.) Volunteer with a truck/SUV fill their seats up with other volunteers and drive out to Your Extra Closet on Hwy 7 by the fire station to load up their vehicle and our big trailer to bring back to the Union.
c.) Other volunteers stay at the Union to move tables and wait for boxes to come to help unload.
SATURDAY, February 18, 2012, 9:00 a.m.- till
We unpack the book and sort them onto the sales tables by genres (e.g. fiction, history, business). You do not have to be able to lift a box of books for this event.
When you volunteer, please let me know the times you plan to be there. We work from 9 a.m. until we're done, which is usually 2 p.m.
This is a TON of fun. You get to see the books and get first pick of what you want to buy! Also, there is a mix of students, faculty, staff and non-UM people to liven things up. We order pizza and keep plenty of water on hand. Be sure to wear dirty clothes.
MONDAY, February 20, 2012 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
On sale days we need 2 volunteers to sit at the "cash register" to take money and bag at all times. We also need 4 or more additional volunteers to walk around and help customers with lots of books, to tidy up the books and to answer the questions: 'how much do these books cost?' and you point to the signs.
When you volunteer for Monday, please let me know the times you plan to be there. The sale runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Some people come in the morning and work all day while others work an hour at a time as they are able between work and classes.
NOTE to non-UM volunteers: on Monday and Tuesdays during business hours (8-5) you must a visitor tag to park on campus. You do not need a parking pass on weekdays after 5 p.m. or on weekends.
TUESDAY, February 21, 2012 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
See Monday—same info
TUESDAY: CLEAN-UP! 2:30-5:00 p.m.
2 options to help clean up the sale:
1.) Box and take books for any non-profit/charity and haul off for free! This begins at 2:30 p.m. Please let me know in advance so I am reassured that the unsold books are going to be all gone by 5 p.m.!
2.) Box books that need to be recycled due to damage or age; box and transport books to JD Williams Library loading dock; take down sale tables that were borrowed from departments and return.
Please join us February 15th anytime between 5-9pm and help raise money for the Ole Miss Pack-A-Thon! 10% of sales during this time will go towards our fundraising for Feed The Hunger!
Hope to see you there!
2574 West Jackson Ave
02-06-2012: ASB Student Organizations Funding
All student organizations, applications for ASB spring funding is available to all registered student organizations that did not apply or receive approval for funding in the fall. The form will be available from January 25 to February 15 at 8:00 AM. Once the application is submitted, they will receive an email from me with a list of times available for interviews. The interviews will take place the week of February 11-15.
Student Organizations can apply for a portion of ASB's budget by clicking the link below.
01-31-2012: Be Aware of Copyright Laws and Violations!
November 21, 2011 By Deetra Wiley
The number of copyright violations has significantly increased from Nov./Dec. 2010 to Nov./Dec. 2011.
Recently, the University of Mississippi has seen an increase in the number of copyright violation notices received from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and the Entertainment Software Association in accordance with the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). These notices typically identify illegal music and movie downloads from the campus network. To meet the University’s responsibility in addressing these violations, the University blocks the computer identified as containing the copyrighted material. See the Network Blocked List for a list of computers and network devices that are currently blocked from accessing the campus network. That computer will remain blocked until the person responsible emails email@example.com and acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and agreed to comply with the IT Appropriate Use Policy. This policy covers copyright violations as well as other inappropriate use of University resources and systems.
Students who have multiple copyright violations registered to them will be referred to the Dean of Students and go through the student judicial process.
Copyright violations are covered under the law and individuals found in violation are subject to legal ramifications including both civil and criminal lawsuits. Penalties can include up to $250,000 in fines and a felony conviction accompanied by up to 5 years in prison.
Some examples of copyright violations include:
Copying, downloading, distributing, and electronically transmitting items from the Internet or websites without explicit permission. Examples of copyrighted items include intellectual property such as written materials, videos, software, games, sounds, music, performances, etc. which were created by someone other than you.
Sharing copyrighted files from your computer without the owner’s permission through Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing. Please Note: Even if you do not intend to engage in infringing activity, installing P2P software on a computer can easily result in unintentional file sharing.
View the following online resources for additional information:
For Appropriate Use Policy questions, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical assistance, contact the IT Helpdesk at (662) 915-5222 or email@example.com.
11-09-2011: Movember!! For Mens Health!!
It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, which is now dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health. I have joined the movement and will be donating my upper lip to the cause for 30 days. My moustache (Mo) will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancers affecting men. Check out the slide show created by the Movember crew. http://portal.sliderocket.com/APKFB/BMOC-Intro-2011
What is Movember? Legend has it; the idea was born over beers in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003. Luke Slattery, Adam Garone, and Travis Garone (founders of movember) discussed all the attention breast cancer awareness groups have managed to grab for their cause, especially in recent years. The world goes pink in support of women's health in October; why shouldn't men's health enjoy the same attention?
Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and their men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG, Movember is funding world class awareness, research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.
Why am I so passionate about men’s health?
*1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
*A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.2 minutes
*1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
*24% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women
Please join the Ole Miss network so that movember.com can track donations from the entire college.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Adam Mausolf, through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11-09-2011: Game Day Recycling Fundraiser!!!
The Office of Sustainability is offering a great fundraising opportunity for a student organization. For the remaining two home football games, we need a recycling crew to help collect the recycled materials in the Grove after the games. The organization will earn $13 per student per hour, and we are looking for a group of 6-10 students to work 2-3 hours.
If you are interested, please call Anne McCauley at 662-915-2074 or email email@example.com. Preference will be given to an organization who commits to working both games.
11-04-2011: Now Accepting IFC Executive Board Application
We are accepting applications for IFC Executive Board now. You have to be an active Greek member and in good standing with the University.
Please turn in the completed application to the Greek Affairs Office 406 Union.
Download the application HERE
The Mississippi Sports Law Review is hosting it's Fall 2011 Symposium. The Symposium will be held at the Robert C. Khayat School of law on November 11, 2011, Room 1078 at 1:00pm.
The event is open to the public. FREE LUNCH will be served at 12:00pm. The Symposium will address the issue of Social Media and Intercollegiate Athletics. Speakers will include John T. Wendt, Peter C. Young, Jerry Parkinson, Mary Margaret "Meg" Penrose, Timothy Epstein, and Steven Cox. William W. Berry will moderate.
10-25-2011: OLE MISS Green Fund
“ Are You Ready? Hell Yeah! Damn Right!
Reducing costs! Reducing Emissions!
Boosting Ole Miss's Image!
Hotty Toddy! ”
TAKE THE POLL
The Green Fund will help
Reduce energy costs by increasing energy efficiency and conservation at Ole Miss.
Reduce the carbon footprint of Ole Miss.
Increase Ole Miss's investment in clean and renewable energy sources.
Make Ole Miss a leader in energy efficiency and sustainability at both the state and national levels.
Increase student awareness,involvement and leadership in environmental sustainability and in accomplishing the above goals.
GREEN FUND 101
What is Green Fund?
The Green Fund would be supported by a student fee of $5-12 and would be used to make Ole Miss a more sustainable and energy efficient campus. The Green Fund will go to investment in renewable energy (solar, wind, etc...) and funding energy efficiency and sustainability projects created by students, faculty and staff.
When: Saturday, November 5th (On site: 10:30-5; Event Run Time 11:30 to 3:30)
Where: Cyprus Point Area, Sardis Lake
Requirements: 18 workers to be on site at 10:30am (we ask them to be there an hour early so nobody is late) They will work from 11:30 to 5:00 - Must be 15 or older. We will instruct workers on their duties of supervising entertainment equipment. Everyone helps with take-down until 4:30 or 5:00. They will be paid $50 each – one check to organization. Everyone will have 15 minute quick lunch break with food & beverage provided.
If Interested Contact:
Presto Partyz, Inc.
10-03-2011: Hazing Awareness Scholarship for the 2011/2012
$700 HAZING AWARENESS Scholarship (increase from $500 for Fall 2011/Spring 2012)
NOTE: Easy scholarship to apply for so do it today, don't take this one for granted! NO APPLICATION
FEE REQUIRED FROM YOU. Simply read and follow the instructions below. If instructions are not
followed your application will not be considered.
Milk & Honey Publishing, CollegeGreekBooks.com and Big Walt Anderson are proud to announce up to
SEVEN $700 CASH AWARDS FOR THE FALL 2011/SPRING 2012 SCHOOL YEAR.
All students that are enrolled in any accredited college or university that has a Greek Social Setting may
apply. You must be in good standing at your school with a minimum 2.0 GPA or C Average.
Also, up to the first 10 applicants of each deadline month (see below) will receive one free collectible rare
"Big Walt Anderson" autographed book of their choice from CollegeGreekBooks.com, which includes
The Secret Sisterhood and Pledge Brothers but not the movie Frat Daze, nor movies Secret Sisterhood
Part 1 or Part 2 Fall of the Alpha Chapter, delivered personally by Walter "Big Walt" Anderson or
shipped via USPS (post office) mail.
Contact your school's scholarship office and request an application or apply online at
www.collegegreekbooks.com/cashaward.html - you may download the scholarship application there as
Deadlines: Aug. 6th, 2011, Sept. 6th, 2011, Oct. 6th, 2011, Nov. 6th, 2011, Dec. 6th, 2011, Jan. 6th, 2012, Feb. 6th, 2012, March 6th, 2012, April 6th, 2012,
May 6th, 2012, June 6th, 2012 and July 6th, 2012. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE VALID FOR THE UPCOMING DEADLINE DATE ONLY! YOU
MAY APPLY ONCE PER LONG SEMESTER ONLY!
Awards granted around the 30th of each month
(starting Sept 30, 2011 you may check collegegreekbooks.com/cashaward.html for monthly award winners)
09-22-2011: University of MS (UM) Mobility Survey
Complete the University of MS (UM) Mobility Survey
for a chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate.
This survey will help UM assess your mobility needs. Less than 10 minutes to complete!
09-21-2011: Career Fair!!!
Meet recruiters representing a variety of fields at All Majors Career Fair scheduled for Wednesday, September 21st.
The event will be held from 1:00pm – 4:00pm in the ballroom of The Inn at Ole Miss.
Dress in business attire and bring resumes to meet with potential employers! For more information contact the Career Center at 915-7174 or come by to see us at 303 Martindale.
Attention: If you are interested in formal recruitment the registration deadline has been extended to the 25th of September at 4:00pm. The IFC Presidents voted to move the deadline to allow those students that missed the original deadline a chance to register.
Sign up by Clicking Here
09-14-2011: Mandatory Student Organization Orientation
September 14 & 15
5:30pm in Bondurant 204
To be fully recognized by the University of Mississippi, it is now mandatory to attend one of two dates for orientation student organizations. The purpose of this orientation is two-fold. One it allows the University to get accurate contact information and provides a forum other than the online update for organizations. Second, it allows the University to provide valuable information to both perspective and current organizations about policies and procedures that will benefit them greatly.
SOME BENEFITS OF BEING FULLY RECOGNIZED…….
- Funding from the University
- Room reservation for meetings and other events
- Web domain
- Campus E- Mail address
08-11-2011: Protect Yourself and Your Reputation Online!
THINK before you post, like, tweet or follow.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter can be lots of fun and a good way to stay connected with friends, but they can also leave you vulnerable to having your identity stolen, your reputation damaged, and even your physical safety compromised. Don’t just do it because your friends are doing it. Protect your identity online and think about the impact to your reputation. Be aware that future employers will check your digital tracks to try to understand what kind of person you are. Remember that the University Creed applies to online activities too.
Protect your identity online.
Think about what you are revealing and how easy it may be for a total stranger to find out personal details about you. Use privacy settings in social media applications to control what others can see, but remember that these sometimes fail. The recent USA Today article, “Web tracking has become a privacy time bomb,” describes the serious trade-off between mobile apps / cool stuff on the Internet and your privacy. Moreover, every website you visit is logged, and most online communication lacks encryption that would prevent others from capturing it.
Protect your reputation online.
Your online activities leave a digital trail that can follow you for years and even a lifetime. Materials that you post online such as photos, videos, and comments can be copied and re-posted indefinitely, making removal virtually impossible. Likewise, preferences revealed through “like” and “follow” can give insights into your personal life and character for all the world to see.
The recent Washington Post article, “More employers using firms that check applicants’ social media history,” stresses that it is just as important for your online presence to be polished and professional as your face to face presence. Likewise, the recent Wall Street Journal article, “Facebook Is Fun for Recruiters, Too,” warns that “Many U.S. companies and recruiters are now looking at your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other accounts and blogs — even YouTube — to paint a clearer picture of who you are.”
Remember that the University Creed applies to online activities.
The University Creed sets standards for how members of the University of Mississippi community conduct themselves and treat each other. It says:
The University of Mississippi is a community of learning dedicated to nurturing excellence in intellectual inquiry and personal character in an open and diverse environment. As a voluntary member of this community:
- I believe in respect for the dignity of each person
- I believe in fairness and civility
- I believe in personal and professional integrity
- I believe in academic honesty
- I believe in academic freedom
- I believe in good stewardship of our resources
- I pledge to uphold these values and encourage others to follow my example.
The creed is just as relevant when you are blogging, tweeting, and posting as when you are physically on campus.
08-09-2011: Memphis Redbirds Student Appreciation Nights
Discounted tickets available for all students to welcome in the new school year!
Choose from 3 great Redbirds games!
Student Appreciation Nights
• Game 1: Monday, August 29th 7:05pm vs. Albuquerque Isotopes
• Game 2: Friday, September 2nd 7:05pm vs. Nashville Sounds
• Game 3: Sunday, September 4th 6:05pm vs. Nashville Sounds
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE TICKETS
Contact: Alex Pelletier
Phone: (901) 722-0271
Fax: (901) 328-1102
07-22-2011: Move In Day Volunteers for Groovin at Move-In!!!
It's that time of year again, and the Ole Miss Department of Student Housing and Residence Life is planning the freshmen move-in 2011. We are hoping to have members of the Oxford community, current students and entire on campus organizations. This year, we are hoping to make this event even bigger and better, and more fun than last year. It is a great service opportunity and a way to greet new students and their families. We were hoping Ole Miss Ice Hockey would be interested in volunteering this year. The event will be on Friday, August 19th from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. The theme is Groovin’ at Move In. Volunteers will receive a groovy t-shirt to wear to the event, as well as, refreshments throughout the day. There will be information tents, as well, for you to post information about Ole Miss Ice Hockey and a schedule. All on campus organizations are encouraged to send as many volunteers as possible; there will be something for everyone to do!
Below is the link to register if you or your business is interested in participating in Groovin' at Move In.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me (919-223-0064). Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!
05-04-2011: Meeting to Discuss Tornado Relief Effort
A meeting is taking place to discuss ideas that individuals have and want to implement to assist individuals in Mississippi and Alabama effected by the tornadoes.
The meeting is scheduled for 4:00 pm today in the Union Ballroom.
For additional information, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students/Volunteer Services located in Room 422 of the Union Building.
04-07-2011: April 10-April 16 is National Volunteer
April 10-April 16 is National Volunteer Week
Colleges all across American are encouraging students to volunteer in their local community during this week. The University of Mississippi Office of the Dean of Students/Volunteer Services is joining this campaign. Please volunteer in the local Lafayette and Oxford communities during National Volunteer Week.
Please register volunteer work completed by you or by you with a student organization during National Volunteer Week by visiting the Volunteer Services website at http://dos.orgsync.com/org/volservices and completing the National Volunteer Week Community Service Hours Form.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 662.915.7247.
03-24-2011: Job Search Presentation Series
The University of Mississippi Career Center is hosting a job search presentation series to assist students in finding full-time employment for after graduation. The series will go over anything a student needs to know to be ready for the job search.
We will be hosting presentations in the Career Center on the following days and times:
Mon, March 28 @ 2:00
Tue, April 5 @ 5:30
Wed, April 6 @ 10:00
Mon, April 11 @ 11:00
Tue, April 19 @ 5:30
Wed, April 20 @ 3:00
Mon, April 25 @ 11:00
In addition, we would like to provide our job search presentation to organizations throughout campus to ensure all students have the information they need upon graduation. If any student organization is interested in having a job search presentation done for their organization, they can contact Mary Beth Grayson, the Graduate Assistant for Internships with the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.7174.
If organizations do not have time to include the job search presentation in their meetings, we wish they would encourage students to attend the presentations held in the Career Center at the dates above.
02-17-2011: Heroes for the American Red Cross
Dear Student Organization Leaders and Members,
The Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross in Oxford, MS needs you or your organization to be a “HERO.” March is Red Cross Month. During this month, our “Heroes for the American Red Cross” campaign will begin on March 1 and run through March 31. The goal is to raise $25,000 throughout the 7 counties that we serve through the Oxford office of the Northwest MS Chapter. Each hero pledges to raise $1,000 or more to help us meet our mission to: help local residents prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
You are well aware of the role of the American Red Cross during both state and national disasters. Did you know that single family fires are local disasters that the Red Cross faces on a weekly basis? For a family of 4 the Red Cross provides assistance of over $1,000 which includes food, clothing, and three days in a local hotel as needed. Records indicate that in our 7 county office area, the ARC responds to an average of nearly 100 fires per year. Whether it’s a helping a family recover from a house fire, training employees in CPR and First Aid, teaching businesses to better prepare for a disaster, or feeding and sheltering hundreds of your neighbors after a disaster, your Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross is here and functioning because of support from HEROES like you.
If you or your group would like to be an ARC HERO or are considering it, please respond to the Northwest Chapter, P. O. Box 97, Oxford, MS 38655 or contact Dr. Noel Wilkin (email@example.com) by March 1, 2011. A HEROES team captain will contact you within the next couple of weeks to talk with you further and explain any questions that you might have.
At the end of the campaign we will feature an ad in the Oxford Eagle and host a breakfast to recognize each HERO and to celebrate the overall success of the campaign. Thanks for your consideration and we look forward to working with you!
Jim Stephens Campaign Chairperson (662)801-3056 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bebo Howell Northwest MS Chapter Director (662)236-1282 email@example.com
02-08-2011: Complete UM 2020 Vision Survey Win iPad
Deadline: Wednesday, February 9
The University of Mississippi recently announced a new strategic planning process called UM 2020: A Bold Vision Forward.
So far, nearly 500 students have completed the UM 2020 Vision Survey, but we would like to double this number before the deadline tomorrow. The survey is an opportunity for students to submit their ideas on the future of the University. The survey includes sections that evaluate the university's undergraduate programs, graduate and professional programs, service and community partnerships, operations and facilities, campus life, and faculty.
Please encourage your friends and colleagues to complete the survey before the deadline on Wednesday, February 9. As a thank you, when you complete the survey your name will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad.
To complete the survey, please visit the UM 2020 website and click on the link to the survey at the bottom of the webpage. The website can be found at www.olemiss.edu/um2020.
We thank you for your continued support of our University. We look forward to working with you on this exciting initiative.
01-31-2011: Ronald McNair Achievement Seeking Apps
The Ronald McNair Achievement Program is seeking applicants for participation in the 2011 Summer Research and Graduate Studies Program.
The program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) to serve individuals interested in research and pursuing a Ph.D. in ANY academic discipline. The program provides a 6-week paid summer internship ($2,500 stipend, 3 credit hours, meal plan and campus housing) in which participants are partnered with a research professor within the discipline. It also provides assistance with graduate admissions, primarily GRE preparation and the writing of the personal statement. Via the program, participants are allowed to present research findings at regional and national conferences, participate in graduate school visitations, and engage in scholastic undertakings that increase the likelihood of matriculating to a doctoral program.
Successful applicants will meet the following program qualifications:
The application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 09, 2011. For more information contact Demetria Hereford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.915.1179. You may also visit Vardaman 206.
11-17-2010: Adopt-A-Basket This Week!
November 12-13th (collecting 10am-3pm)
November 14th (collecting 9am-noon)
November 14th (delivering 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Items Needed for Baskets:
$35 gift card (Walmart, Kroger, Big Star) 2 large cans of corn
2 large cans of green beans 2 cans of chicken broth
1 can of cranberry sauce 1 lg onion
3lb of sweet potatoes 3lb of white potatoes
1 can of sweetened condensed milk 5lb sugar
Location: Item collection & packing in Union Ballroom
Purpose: To provide dinner to needful families in the Oxford/ Lafayette community during the Fall holiday week.
History: Over the past five years, this event has collected more than 1,000 baskets for people in our community. Baskets include items to feed a family of 4-6 a meal.
In addition to donating the meal items, volunteers are needed to pack baskets during the times listed below. Volunteers must sign up for a time. Contact Rosie Nelson at email@example.com or 662-915-7247 to select a time.
Monday 11/12 10am-3pm
Tuesday 11/13 10am-3pm
Wednesday 11/14 9am-noon (collection)
Wednesday 11/14 1:30pm-5:30pm (delivery)
11-03-2010: MOST Conference Organization Fair
MOST is a conference targeted toward minority high school students. The org. fair will give the students an idea of all the diverse things they can become involved in while at Ole Miss.
DATE: Monday November 15, 2010
PLACE: The Grove or the Johnson Commons (Dependent on the weather)
10-01-2010: Ole Miss Has Gone Mobile
Now Ole Miss is mobile! MyOleMiss, Calendar, Sports, Maps, and more!
Check out this link: http://technews.blog.olemiss.edu/2010/08/20/ole-miss-mobile/