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Mascot poll open to UM voters

Fans of Admiral Ackbar may be disappointed to see that he didn’t quite make the cut, but with 11 choices to select from for the new mascot, the University of Mississippi community has its work cut out for it to find the right look for the Rebels.
Starting today and continuing until July 5, members of the UM community can rate each option.
For each mascot option, voters can rate their opinion from “I love this idea” to “I very much dislike this idea.”

Visit http://mascot.olemiss.edu to learn more. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)

UM research center gets $31.7M to expand

The University of Mississippi has been awarded $31.7 million to expand the Thad Cochran Research Center, the primary research facility of the School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research. (June 25, 2010, Page 1A)

UM mascot vote starts Monday

To be a Rebel or not to be a Rebel is not the question. It’s more about what does a Rebel look like?

That is what members of the University of Mississippi Mascot Selection Committee hope to answer this summer as they move into phase three of the selection process on Monday. (June 24, 2010, Page 1a)

Summer Sunset Series concludes this Sunday with the Germantown Symphony

OXFORD TOWN – This Sunday’s (June 27) Summer Sunset Series concert featuring the Germantown Symphony directed by Ron Vernon is expected to wind down the event in classic, laid-back fashion with plenty of folks in attendance. Page 5 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details, a list of sponsors and photos of the popular event that concludes this Sunday closing out one of the most successful years of the annual event. (June 24, 2010, Page 5)

UM cuts July 4 funding

The community’s annual 4th of July weekend celebrates the red, white and blue, but it’s the green – or lack thereof – that’s causing concerns this year. One-third of the funding was cut this year leaving organizers to rally for volunteers to help begin raising funds for next year. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

UM creates new position to fight poverty

The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has teamed up with Americorps to be a host site for a new position designed to fight poverty in North Mississippi.

Currently taking applications, the Volunteer In Service To America — or VISTA — employee will be a one-year full time position that includes a living allowance, health benefits and an education grant which can be used for graduate education or to repay student loans. (June 21, 2010, Page 1)

Toyota restarts its engine

After a two-year delay caused by the international economic slowdown, Toyota Motor Corp. announced today it’s now planning to open its $1.3 billion Blue Springs assembly plant in the fall of 2011. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

Poor doesn’t equal failure

Telling people Mississippi is poor and needs to improve its educational system is one thing, but Eric Weber, a professor at the University of Mississippi, hopes to show them. Working on a three-year research project that will result in a documentary, Weber intends to focus on the connection between poverty and failure in education which more often than not is due to self-fulfilling prophecy. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)

Mom – always thinking of everyone else

Co-Publisher Tim Phillips looks back at all his mother has done to help him, his brothers and his family through the years and takes the time to thank her on Mother’s Day weekend. (May 7, 2010, Page 4A)

University seeks feedback on mascot from alums

University of Mississippi alumni have an opportunity on May 19 to voice their opinion on a new mascot during a focus session on May 19 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The sessions are limited to 30 people per session, so reservations are necessary by contacting Lynda Walker in the Alumni Office at 915-7375. More information can be found at mascot.olemiss.edu(May 5, 2010, Page 2)

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