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Ole Miss hires Kirk Purdom

Kirk Purdom, vice president for advancement at Transylvania University and a University of Mississippi alumnus, has been named UM executive director of alumni affairs, effective March 14. Tim Walsh, who held the post since 2008, retired in March 2015. Sheila Dossett, senior associate director of alumni affairs, has served as interim executive director since that time. Purdom has served in ...

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National Apartment Association rep sees image problem for Ridgeland

The Van Mark Apartments in Ridgeland.

» Ole Miss professor doubts moves against apartments will be seen widely as negative By TED CARTER Ridgeland could be creating an image among commercial investors as a city that changes land-use rules as it goes along, the head lobbyist for the National Apartment Association says. The problem rests with the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen’s decision to apply new and ...

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Telehealth network’s Southeastern expansion means more jobs, services

Dr. Kristi Henderson,  
Chief telehealth and innovation officer, UMMC

By BECKY GILLETTE The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Center for Telehealth and Intel-GE Care Innovations has had such success providing the Diabetes Health Telehealth Network that it is being expanded to serve those with other chronic diseases and those underserved across the Southeast. “UMMC’s Center for Telehealth has a history of creating sustainable telehealth models by providing high quality health ...

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MacNeil a top lawyer

John B. MacNeill of MacNeill, McKay & Gay, PLLC, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for Insurance Litigation and Defendants’ Personal Injury Litigation. MacNeill has a bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Mississippi.

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Integrative medicine clinic treats whole body

Second-year School of Medicine students Evan Ciarloni (left) and Jillian Merica give an asthma breathing test to Charley Williams, who copes with asthma.

As if her severe asthma, chronic bronchitis, complicated migraines and allergic rhinitis weren’t enough, single mom Ella Robinson found herself barely able to manage the side issues wrought by often-disabling diseases and the merry-go-round of failed treatment. “I was going through all the psychological effects,” she said of her constant pain and fear that an asthma attack would shut down ...

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ALAN TURNER — Mississippi newspapers are a vital part of our state and its communities

Will Norton, Joel McNeece, Layne Bruce

To paraphrase what Mark Twain once famously said upon reading the news of his demise: the news of newspapers’ death has been greatly exaggerated. In fact, Mississippi’s newspapers are generally doing quite well, thank you.  Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with several folks who are in the know about Mississippi newspapers.  Layne Bruce is the executive director of ...

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UM offers new hybrid doctorate in K-12 leadership


OXFORD — A new doctoral program at the University of Mississippi is designed for working principals, superintendents and district-level administrators. The School of Education’s doctor of education degree in K-12 leadership will combine online coursework and traditional seminars on weekends. Doug Davis, director of the program, says in a news release that the degree requires six semesters of part-time study ...

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Fall exhibit of Marie Hull art is must-see

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The artists of Mississippi are real treasures, and none shines brighter than Marie Atkinson Hull. She is beloved by collectors, art students and Mississippians who enjoy her work. A major retrospective exhibition and a new book will honor Hull’s legacy. Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull will be on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art from Sept. 26 ...

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Ole Miss to honor Charles Overby

The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy will honor Charles Overby, a champion of the First Amendment and the free press, with the 2015 Legacy Award this spring at the University of Mississippi. Overby will receive the Legacy Award, presented by C Spire, at a dinner April 18 at Carrier House, home of Chancellor Dan and Lydia Jones on the ...

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Sheila Dossett lands UM alumni post

Sheila Dossett has been appointed interim executive director of alumni affairs at the University of Mississippi, effective March 2. Tim Walsh, who has been executive director since 2008, retires March 1. Dossett is senior associate director of alumni affairs and director of alumni activities for the schools of Applied Sciences and Education. A member of the alumni affairs staff since ...

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