Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)
As Oxford hangs on to its Biker Friendly Community status for four more years, several riders took part in the Ride of Silence earlier this week to honor fallen cyclists. (May 18, 2012, Page 1B)
Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War that transformed Oxford and the University of Mississippi. (April 13, 2012, Page 2B)
The Lyceum and other buildings on the University of Mississippi campus were used for hospital facilities during the Civil War. Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us how the university made room for the onslaught of wounded soldiers. (March 23, 2012, Page 2B)
The University Dames invites women faculty or staff, or wives of faculty or staff to its annual Newcomers’ Reception and Double Decker Bus Tour from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the second floor board room of The Lyceum.
The University Dames is an organization for women who are affiliated with the University of Mississippi (female faculty or staff, or wives of faculty or staff). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Priscilla at 662-801-6223. (September 6, 2011)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the days before the Civil War broke out when fights among students at the University of Mississippi became more common in the days leading up to the war as tensions began to rise. (January 21, 2011, Page 3B)
The ARRL Mississippi Section and the University of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club will hold an ARRL-approved Hamfest, “ARRL Day in the Park,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Lyceum, located at the end of University Avenue. The program will also feature a tour of the National Center for Physical Acoustics to look at some of the latest mine detection equipment and research. Tours of the Lyceum will also be provided by the University’s Column Society. For more information, visit the website at www.w5ums.org. (October 15, 2010)
Emma Credille and Jenny Urban share a close bond formed from personal tragedies that few others could ever understand.
In March, both girls lost their fathers to suicide.
Both girls are involved in the upcoming “Out of the Darkness” community walk, the signature fundraising event of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which provides funding for research and local suicide prevention education programs. The walk is slated for Nov. 7 at the Lyceum Circle on the University of Mississippi campus.
Take Back the Night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum Circle on campus. A ceremonial march around campus will kick off the program after guests join in some pizza and music. The march against violence will end in the Circle where Janet Kennedy, with the U.S. Attorney’s General’s Office in Jackson, and Mayor Pat Patterson will speak. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil and there will be an opportunity for survivors who wish to speak out. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)