Bestselling author and UM Professor of English and Creative Writing KIESE LAYMON addressed, “What unites us?” in front of captivated students, staff, faculty, and community members at the Ford Center on February 4th. Laymon is the auther of Heavy: An American Memoir, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, Long Divison, and the […]
On September 12th, the SMBHC welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to the Ford Center stage for the Honors Fall Convocation. Many thanks to all who attended. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services.
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Commissioning took place at the Ford Center on Friday, May 10, 2019. Before a packed house, Jessica Tran welcomed everyone, Jarvis Benson delivered the address, and Jacob Ferguson provided the charge. Ellie Smith served as Class Marshal. Yasmeen Abdo was awarded the Dean’s Prize for earning 70 honors hours–the highest amount in her class, and tied for the second-highest […]
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College welcomed Dr. Brian Foster to the Ford Center stage on February 19th for the SMBHC Spring Convocation. Dr. Foster presented Jukebox: Sounds like Then and captivated the audience with his storytelling centered around the question, What should we remember? Read more about the magical evening here. Thank you, Dr. […]
Join the SMBHC on February 19th at 7pm at the Ford Center, where UM Sociology and Southern Studies Assistant Professor and SMBHC alum Brian Foster will present Jukebox: Sounds like Then. Before his presentation, the 2019 Barksdale Award winner(s) will be announced. Free and open to the public!
Katie Ford, founder of the anti-human trafficking foundation Freedom for All and the legendary former CEO of Ford Models, will be our guest speaker at our SMBHC Spring Convocation on Tuesday, February 20th, 7 pm, at the Ford Center. Shandra Woworuntu, a survivor of human trafficking and now an international leader in the fight against human trafficking around the […]
Last night’s Honors Convocation with Live Cinema, Rooftop Films and Bruce Levingston wowed our brains and pressed our hearts! THANK YOU to those in attendance last night; you are the core and light of the SMBHC! Fascinated by Brent Green’s words? Explore his narration writings by clicking here. Discover more about Sam Green here. Check […]
On November 10, 2016, Chancellor Vitter shows off his Sugar Bowl ring while addressing a packed house during his Investiture as the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. The SMBHC faculty, staff and students congratulate Dr. Vitter on becoming the 17th Chancellor. We look forward to many years working alongside him!