Education News

Published 6:00 am Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rust College

reactivates Oxford Alumni Club

The Oxford/ Lafayette County Rust College/ M.I. Alumni Club met recently to reactivate.  The chapter had been dormant for several years.

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“Rust College has a strong alumni base here in the Oxford area,” said Andureay Adams, Lafayette County High alumna and a 2008 graduate of Rust College. “We all are so excited about this chance to give back to a place that we hold so dear in our hearts.” Adams also serves as the Oxford’s club vice president.

The club is also soliciting individuals who attended or graduated from Mississippi Industrial College. The two alumni associations recently merged after Mississippi Industrial College closed its doors in the 1980s.

The club has three primary goals:

1. To sponsor events to provide financial support to Rust College.

2. To recruit students in high schools in our target area to attend Rust College.

3. To foster fellowship among members that attended Rust College & Mississippi Industrial College.

For more information follow the club on Facebook or contact the Oxford’s club public relations director, Cecilia James at 662-278-9102

Children’s Chorus open rehearsal and auditions Monday

Singers in grades 4-6 are invited to attend an open rehearsal of the Oxford Children’s Chorus at 4 p.m. Monday in the choir room of the University of Mississippi Music Building. Singers who wish to join are welcome to audition immediately after rehearsal.

The Oxford Children’s Chorus builds musicians through collaborative music-making. Singers build music literacy skills that will last throughout their lifetimes.

Each rehearsal includes time developing music reading and writing skills. Concerts highlight singers’ musical development and their production of beautiful, expressive singing.

Each rehearsal is planned to foster growth through fun, lively and challenging musical activities. Professionally trained musicians help young singers develop basic musicianship skills, including reading, writing, singing and harmony, under the leadership of Andy Paney, UM associate professor of music education.

The chorus rehearses 4-5:15 p.m. Mondays. Tuition for the semester is $35. There is no commitment and no cost to come to the open rehearsal Monday.

More information is available at