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November 2021


Monday, November 1

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union – Ballroom 

ASB’s annual Adopt-A-Basket initiative generates community awareness and support to meet food security needs for the LOU community. This year, Adopt-A-Basket will be expanding its reach through new community partnerships and offering educational opportunities to students to learn more about these efforts. 

Associated Student Body 

Voter Education and Registration Event

Tuesday, November 2

4 – 6 p.m.

Pavillion Plaza 

Learn more about the state’s voting process and provide educational resources and opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to register to vote. Activities include registration tables, voter education handouts, games, and light snacks. All events are nonpartisan therefore all political affiliations are welcomed. 

Athletics Department – Social Responsibility and Engagement Unit and Center for Community Engagement

Sarahtalk: Craft Talk with Filmmaker Kate Tsang

Thursday, November 4

4 p.m.

Lamar Hall – Room 327

Artist, Filmmaker, and Emmy-nominated Writer Kate Tsang will discuss the creation of her debut film Marvelous and the Black Hole and film-making by women of color. 

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, Department of Theatre and Film 

Your Voice: Your Program

Tuesday, November 9

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Butler Auditorium – Tripplet Alumni Center

Event Registration

Join FASTrack as we discuss diversity and inclusion with student panels and guest speakers. Dinner provided by Taylor Grocery.

FASTrack Program 

Trans in Trumpland

Tuesday, November 9

6 p.m.

LGBTQ Lounge, Lamar Hall – 4th Floor

The community will have the opportunity to watch some episodes from the show Trans in Trumpland, including an episode specific to Mississippi. The community will then be able to reflect and discuss how they relate to the content and how things have changed since the filming. 

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

Veteran’s Day Choral Concert

Tuesday, November 9

7:30 p.m.

Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans at the 2021 Veteran’s Day Concert, featuring Ole Miss choirs and ensembles.

Department of Music

Wellness Walk Series

Wednesday,, November 10 


Grove Stage

The William Magee Center is launching the Wellness Walk Series in Fall 2021 to encourage our campus community to embrace and maintain their physical wellbeing while highlighting its interconnectedness to the other dimensions of wellness. Our office envisions students, staff, faculty, and community members walking together along the University’s designated walking paths.

William Magee Center

Eddie Cole: The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom

Wednesday, November 10

6 p.m.

Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union – Auditorium 124

Dr. Eddie R. Cole’s research focuses on college presidents’ historic role in shaping racial policies & practices both inside and outside of the educational sphere. He will discuss his book, The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom. Books can be signed at the event and are available for purchase at the Campus Bookstore and at the event.

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement and Athletics Department 

Health Equity in Mississippi During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 11 

1 -2:30 p.m.

Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union Ballroom

A panel discussion on health equity in Mississippi during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel will feature Dr. Sandra Melvin (CEO, Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health), Dr. Chigozie Udemgba (Director, MSDH Office of Health Equity), and Dr. Kaye Bender (President, American Public Health Association).

Please register and submit your questions for the panel. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Health, Exercise Science, & Recreation Management and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 

Trans Studies Lecture: I Am Not the Person on My ID!: Legal Gender Transition

Thursday, November 11 

4 p.m.

LGBTQ Lounge, Lamar Hall – 4th Floor

This year’s Trans Studies lecture features Dr. Tre Wentling, an assistant professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the CU–Colorado Springs.  Over the last decade, the Department of Motor Vehicles, in more than twenty U.S. states, along with D.C., have added a third gender designation option: “X.” And, President Biden’s administration recently announced that the Department of State will add the same for U.S. passports. Even Mastercard’s “True Name” project now allows individuals to display a chosen name instead of one’s dead name on credit cards. In this talk, I will explore who takes on the challenging task of changing some identity credentials embedded on identification documents and records, as well as why people of transgender experience are motivated to do so. This talk intends to draw attention to likely misunderstood aspects of legal gender transition: its near impossibility and result in fragmented recognition.  

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and Department of Sociology and Anthropology

LGBTQ Rights, Rules, & Remedies

Friday, November 12 

11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

UM School of Law, Room 2035, Large Moot Courtroom on 2nd Floor

Law school faculty, staff, & students will host the greater university community in this interactive discussion & workshop on issues related to the Rights, Rules, & Remedies associated with the LGBTQ student experience across the university campus.  This will be an informed discussion & workshop event, with audience engagement encouraged. 

The “workshop” portion will be directed at guiding petitioners how to generate their pro se petitions for legal name change through the chancery courts of Mississippi and how to obtain a gender affirming MS driver’s license. Other skills which will be presented include drafting Advance Health Care Directives, Power of Attorney, & Wills. Participants will receive guidance from members of the law school community.

For more information contact, Sarah Schnaithman at – Please register for the event

University of Mississippi School of Law, Trans Program, OUtlaw, ACLU Mississippi, LGBTQ Justice Project, ACLU UofMS, Project One America, and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Native American History Month Celebration 

Monday, November 15

6 p.m.

Butler Auditorium – Tripplet Alumni Center

Native Voices Panel featuring members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

Marsalis Moments of Mindfulness

November 16 


South Campus Recreation Center – Marsalis Atrium

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Moments of Mindfulness will be performative acts accompanied by guided meditative practices designed to help us achieve this goal.

William Magee Center

Ole Miss African Drum and Dance Ensemble

November 16

7:30 p.m. 

A vibrant combination of traditional dance and music celebrates Ghanaian culture.

Department of Music

Food for the Soul

Wednesday, November 17

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Old Athletics Building Student Lounge

Come join fellow staff members for a monthly meeting to feed your body and soul.  Enjoy a healthy meal (recipes supplied by Mariana Jurss, RD) where we celebrate our diverse cultures and we foster a community where we we feel supported and valued.  This monthly event will use the guiding principles of gratitude and kindness to encourage creation of new relationships, reinforcement of positive community interactions  and a feeling of belonging.  This event is for university STAFF.  

Center for Intelligence and Security Studies