Telling Oxford: An Evening of Stories and Songs to raise money to support the Collegiate Recovery Community

Published 11:14 am Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The third-annual Telling Oxford: An Evening of Stories and Songs, providing support for students in recovery at Ole Miss, is scheduled for tonight at The Powerhouse.

Adrian Dickey, a longtime favorite singer/songwriter on the Oxford music scene, will share his story and perform, the event also includes students and members of the Oxford recovery community who will share their stories of hope and healing.

The event supports the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at Ole Miss, which will become a part of the William Magee Center for Wellness Education that plans to open on campus in 2019. David Magee, the father of the late William Magee whom the center is named after, is the Telling Oxford master of ceremonies.

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Tickets are $25 (or $10 for students with a student ID) and available at the door. Coffee and desserts are provided, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m. A large crowd is expected, and those without tickets should arrive a bit before 7 p.m. to get tickets and a seat before the program gets underway.

The Ole Miss CRC began in 2009 with a 12-step meeting on campus and weekly meetings with the University Counseling Center staff.  The weekly meetings, which continue, provide support for students’ academic success. In 2015, the CRC Advisory Board distributed the first CRC Scholarships, awarded to students simply on the basis of being clean and sober and active members of the CRC. Money raised from Telling Oxford will help provide scholarships for students while meeting other needs.