News & Events


Transformation through Service, our Inaugural Service-Learning Publication

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This publication highlights service-learning courses at the University of Mississippi
spanning a range of academic disciplines, as well as community-based programs
housed at the McLean Institute.


University Observes National Volunteer Week

national-volunteer-week-300x201The UM Office of the Dean of Students and Volunteer Services has teamed up with organizations such as Volunteer Oxford, the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, the Lafayette County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and AmeriCorps VISTA to create a week of volunteer opportunities and recognition.


2nd annual Rural Entrepreneurship Forum in Tupelo, MS
rsz_cohort_1-3 (1)The Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) Initiative hosted the 2nd annual Rural Entrepreneurship Forum in Tupelo, MS.



McLean Summer Program Turning High School Students into Entrepreneurs

mclean-1-300x168Mississippi high school students  gained exposure to innovative problem-solving skills by participating in an entrepreneurial leadership program at the University of Mississippi.



McLean Institute Teams with Catholic Charities for Financial Education

The University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement teamed with Catholic Charities to offer a series of free financial awareness workshops in the Calhoun County town of Vardaman.


McLean Institute Gives Youth Hands of H.O.P.E.

handsofhope-300x168Quitman County youth are working to better themselves and their community, thanks to a University of Mississippi summer enrichment program.


Kids in the Capitol Program Gives Fifth-Graders a Look at Government

kidsinthecapitol-copy-300x168Charleston Middle School students engaged with their state government, thanks to the Kids in the Capitol program, developed by the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and Department of Political Science.


Sullivan Award Presented at 2016 Celebration of Service

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The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established in 1890 to honor individuals
who exhibit nobility of character, exemplified by selfless service to others and the community.
This is the University of Mississippi’s highest award in honor of service.


Bruce Ware, McLean Institute Board Member, partners with McLean to
create Grisham Fellows Program

A group of talented Newton High School students is preparing to spend a
day-and-a-half on the University of Mississippi campus, a visit that organizers hope…



Meet the new Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development students

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The Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) Initiative
works with UM students and faculty to build actionable partnerships with Mississippi communities.
These partnerships will increase entrepreneurship and promote economic development…


Mississippi’s First Lady Sees Horizons’ ‘Life Changing Connections’

unknown-e1403108951313Mississippi first lady Deborah Bryant came to the University of Mississippi Wednesday and was met by bright, inquisitive and energetic Oxford elementary students who are enrolled in the Horizons summer enrichment program.


Horizons Students Learn Photography Over the Summer

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With help from the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Lafayette program,
Horizons purchased digital cameras for this summer’s rising 4th grade class and arranged
for talented local photographers to teach them various composition skills…


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