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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)

Celebrating Jacob Thompson’s 200th birthday

Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look at the accomplishments of one of Oxford’s most distinguished citizens, Jacob Thompson as the University Museum, the city of Oxford and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation gets set to celebrate Thompson’s birthday with a special event on May 11. (April 30, 2010, Page 2B)

Small steps save energy

To help with understanding how small green changes can make a big impact, both on the environment and on your wallet, today’s Green Week activities are focused on helping with energy audits. Outside the student union, members of Habitat For Humanity is working with low-income residents in the Oxford area to provide free consultations and upgrades to lower electric bills. Several university buildings are also competing to see who can reduce their energy consumption the most. A workshop on energy conservation will be open to the community at 2:30 today which looks at the many ways to reduce the amount of energy consumed.

 (April 21, 2010, Page 1)

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