Calendar of Events

Ongoing

The university’s Associated Student Body, Black Student Union and Graduate Student Council are leading an effort called “Letters to Mr. Meredith” to allow members of the campus community to express their gratitude to Meredith and share reflections and words of appreciation. Letters can be submitted via this form.

February 2023

Friday, Feb. 3

Health Equity Lecture

Time: Noon
Location: Thad Cochran Research Center, Room 1000
Contact: kmcclendon@umc.edu

The School of Pharmacy is hosting a Health Equity Lecture by Dr. Miriam C. Purnell of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where she is chair and professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration. She also serves as the program director for PBC Rural Health Disparities and Social Inequities.

                                                                                                               

Saturday, Feb. 4

Sites of Resistance, Sites of Healing Trip

Location: Jackson, MS
Contact: cvsweet@olemiss.edu

UM students, faculty, staff, and LOU community residents are invited on this trip to visit sites in Mississippi to reflect on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. Leaving from Oxford, MS, we will travel to Jackson, MS, stopping at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Here we will learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the state of Mississippi between 1945 and 1970. We will also stop by Jackson State University to visit the COFO Civil Rights Education Center and the Margaret Walker Center. Here we will learn more about COFO efforts in organizing the 1963 Freedom Vote, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project, along with the impact and legacy of African American history and culture.

Space is limited, and a $20 deposit is required to reserve a spot. Information on how to submit the non-refundable deposit will be sent to those who are accepted to participate. Please fill out this form if you’re interested in participating.

                                                                                                               

Thursday, Feb. 9

Transcribe-a-Thon

Location: J.D. Williams Library, Classroom 106D
Contact: Abigail Norris or Adam Clemons

The library has archived 1,418 letters received by James Meredith during integration at the University of Mississippi. The Transcribe-a-thon events on Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13 will have participants help make James Meredith and the university’s history more accessible by selecting one of the letters to transcribe. The transcriptions will make the letters more accessible to visually impaired researchers who require machine readers and can be used for future digital scholarship research projects including sentiment analysis. Once complete, the transcriptions will be available on eGrove as part of the University of Mississippi Integration Collection.

If possible, participants should bring a laptop to work on the transcriptions.

                                                                                                               

Thursday, Feb. 16

Black History Month Keynote featuring Dr. Judy Meredith

Time: 3–4:30 p.m. — Documentary Screening with discussion led by Dr. Judy Meredith
Location: The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union, Room 326

Time: 6–7:30 p.m. — 2023 Keynote Address: Dr. Judy Meredith
Location: The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union Ballroom

Contact: 60years@olemiss.edu

                                                                                                               

Friday, Feb. 17

Black Student Union’s 10th Annual Black History Month Gala

Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: The Inn at Ole Miss
Contact: bsu@go.olemiss.edu

The University of Mississippi Wind Ensemble ConcertCelebrating 60 Years of Integration

The UM Wind Ensemble will honor James Meredith by performing music by African American composers such as Omar Thomas and Kevin Day, as well as Julie Giroux’s “In My Fathers Eyes.” It will also feature a very special musical guest, New Orleans own Doreen Ketchens.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Contact: rndale@olemiss.edu

                                                                                                               

Tuesday, Feb. 21

2023 Black History Month Concert: Celebrating James Meredith and 60 Years of Integration

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Contact: gwkdor1@olemiss.edu

The concert features Tanisha Ward, soprano (guest artist), Amanda Johnston (collaborative piano), University of Mississippi Gospel Choir, University of Mississippi Men’s Glee, Lafayette-Oxford-University (Lou) Symphony Orchestra and Ole Miss African Drum And Dance Ensemble.

Sponsors include: Department of Music, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement, Office of the Vice Chancellor For Student Affairs, Office of Global Engagement, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, African American Studies, Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, School of Journalism and New Media and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

                                                                                                               

Thursday, Feb. 23

History as a Guide for the Future: University of Mississippi Activism Then and Now

A discussion with Dr. Joy Williamson-Lott, author of Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order

Time: 4:30–6 p.m.
Location: Robert C. Khayat Law Center, Weems Auditorium, Room 1078
Contact: 60years@olemiss.edu

                                                                                                               

Saturday, Feb. 25

Annual Oxford-Lafayette NAACP Banquet  

Hosted by the Oxford-Lafayette NAACP and University Development

Time: 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Location: TBD
Contact: rjpatter@olemiss.edu

                                                                                                               

Monday, Feb. 27

Faculty and Graduate Student Forum on Race & Ethnicity                          
University of Mississippi faculty, M.A., and Ph.D. students from all disciplines and from all colleges and schools are invited to share and discuss their research on race and ethnicity, broadly conceived, in both the United States and abroad. This forum will foster cross-disciplinary exchange, collaboration and conversations across the university to support and highlight research on race and ethnicity being done on our own campus.

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Envisioned Center for the Study of Race & Racism
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Triplett Alumni Center, Butler Auditorium
Contact: sdelerme@olemiss.edu

March 2023

Thursday, March 9

Transcribe-a-Thon

Location: J.D. Williams Library, Classroom 106D
Contact: Abigail Norris or Adam Clemons

The library has archived 1,418 letters received by James Meredith during integration at the University of Mississippi. The Transcribe-a-thon events on Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13 will have participants help make James Meredith and the university’s history more accessible by selecting one of the letters to transcribe. The transcriptions will make the letters more accessible to visually impaired researchers who require machine readers and can be used for future digital scholarship research projects including sentiment analysis. Once complete, the transcriptions will be available on eGrove as part of the University of Mississippi Integration Collection.

If possible, participants should bring a laptop to work on the transcriptions.

                                                                                                               

Monday, March 27

Open Doors

Dinner and conversations with UM administrators

Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Location: The Lyceum
Contact: 60years@olemiss.edu

                                                                                                               

Friday, March 31

Veteran & Military Services Gala with Special Recognition of James Meredith

Black tie event with a cocktail hour and dinner and program to follow.

Time: 6 p.m. (Cocktail Hour), 7 p.m. (Dinner & Program)
Location: Student Union Ballroom
Contact: andrew@olemiss.edu

April 2023

Tuesday, April 11

Celebrating Diversity Excellence
End-of-year celebration with more information to come.

Time: 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Student Union Ballroom
Contact: 60years@olemiss.edu

                                                                                                               

Thursday, April 13

Transcribe-a-Thon

Location: J.D. Williams Library, Classroom 106D
Contact: Abigail Norris or Adam Clemons

The library has archived 1,418 letters received by James Meredith during integration at the University of Mississippi. The Transcribe-a-thon events on Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13 will have participants help make James Meredith and the university’s history more accessible by selecting one of the letters to transcribe. The transcriptions will make the letters more accessible to visually impaired researchers who require machine readers and can be used for future digital scholarship research projects including sentiment analysis. Once complete, the transcriptions will be available on eGrove as part of the University of Mississippi Integration Collection.

If possible, participants should bring a laptop to work on the transcriptions.

                                                                                                               

Friday, April 21

“…And Justice for All by Kyle Pederson” Program

“..and Justice for All” is a choral work composed by Kyle Pederson that was commissioned to celebrate World Peace Day by AVoice4Peace organization. Ole Miss Choirs is one of the commissioning universities.

Hosted by: The Department of Music

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Contact: dtrott@olemiss.edu