“I’m not going to cry because the Olympics were delayed for one year. I’m going to look at it a different way. The next Olympics, the fifth-year Olympics, will be the most touted, the most popular, the most sought-after Olympics ever in its lifespan. Because it will be the Olympics (that was) delayed by a global unification event where everybody was talking about everybody all at once. It will be the one that everybody was in the vacuum of, waiting for the next year. All sports will come back with a clamor, hopefully, next year.”
Q: I am feeling really overwhelmed. Who can I talk to?
A: The University Counseling Center shifted last week to tele-mental health as a sole-service delivery platform. These services can be offered only to campus community members who are physically located in the State of Mississippi. Detailed information is available on the UCC website, including information for out-of-state students about referrals. The website will be updated and will reflect the most recent information and changes to UCC services. For additional information, please call the UCC at 662-915-3784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UM Libraries continues to provide services to assist in remote teaching and learning. Check out our Online Learning Resources Guide here.
- All research and instruction support is available remotely and can be conducted by telephone, email, chat or video conferencing.
- Schedule appointments with subject liaisons for group instruction and individual research consultations. Click here to contact your liaison.
- Research Guides are available for many courses and topics. These guides provide curated lists of resources and research tips including full-text sources, reference sources and other websites of interest. Click here to access a full listing of research guides.
The Offices of Equal Opportunity and Regulatory Compliance and Title IX are providing services remotely. This decision comes out of concern for the safety, health and welfare of our community and staff and in keeping with the guidance issued by the university and governmental and civic leaders. While not physically present, EORC and Title IX remain available to serve you Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call or email and provide your contact information at:
Lifetimes of dreaming and training were put on hold when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo had been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The IOC announced Monday morning that the Games would begin with Opening Ceremonies nearly one year to the day of its original schedule on July 23, 2021, now giving a specific target for athletes around the world – including several Rebel greats who have had Tokyo circled on their calendar for four years. Read more.
New Leadership and Engagement Ambassadors Program
Applications are available now for 2020-21 L&E Ambassadors through the ForUM. Applications are due April 10. Two Zoom Information Sessions about the program will be held Tuesday, March 31 at 1 p.m. CDT and Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. CDT. If you are interested in attending a Zoom session, email Will Takewell at email@example.com. Please make sure to state which session you would like to attend and if you need any accommodations to participate fully in the Zoom session.
Faculty and Staff
Join the 2020 Resilience Challenge
For UM employees on the state health insurance plan, improve your stress level and become more resilient with a 30-Day Challenge starting Monday, April 6 and continuing for the next 30 days. Upon registration you will receive challenge instructions, 30-Day Resilience Challenge tracking sheets and weekly tips. If you are interested in participating, please register no later than Friday, April 3. If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 3, 2020.
Other Things to Know
- April 1: Meridian, Bonita Lakes Mall
- April 2: Natchez, Address TBD
- April 2: Picayune, Address TBD
Anyone experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, who wants to be tested must first undergo a free screening from a UMMC clinician through theC Spire Health UMMC Virtual COVID-19 Triage telehealth smartphone app. Those without a smartphone can call 601-496-7200. Appointments for testing will be given only to people who are symptomatic for COVID-19 and determined to need testing. Anyone who is not experiencing symptoms is asked not to use the app or call. Click here for full details.