University Dames

University of Mississippi


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Art Group

  • Nancy Mitchell
  • Date: TBA
  • No previous painting skills required. As an art teacher for more than 30 years, Nancy can teach ANYONE to paint!

Book Group

  • Betty Bridge
  • 3rd Sunday of each month (2:30pm).
  • Read a book of your choice and tell the group about it. Swap books and discover new authors.

Coffee Group

  • Toni Paolillo
  • Date: TBA
  • Meet at a local coffee shop for your favorite morning brew and conversation.

Ladies Night Out

  • Jeanne Lippincott
  • 2-3 times a semester.
  • Take a break and enjoy an evening of dining with other Dames.

Lunch Group

  • Michele Yared Fier
  • Monthly (TBA)
  • Join other Dames for the lunch hour at a local eatery.

Newcomers Out-and-About

  • Heather Hedgepeth
  • Date: TBA
  • Let Heather introduce you to the Oxford Scene, as you attend local events, such as an Art Crawl, Film Festival or Thacker Mountain Radio.

Play Group

  • Ivonne Liebenberg and Leah Tiisler
  • Date: TBA
  • Come to plan and chat with other moms, while the children play.

Recipe Group

  • Keri Dibrell and Nancy Mitchell
  • Twice a semester.
  • Get together in the evening to share dishes and recipes based on a theme to be chosen by the Group.

Sewing Group

  • Chris Frostenson
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:30am-11:30am
  • Bring works in progress, finished items, or just your interest in sewing, and enjoy refreshments while you visit with the group. If you don’t sew, someone may teach you how, or inspire you with an idea for a new project.


  • Keri Dibrell and Sue Gaston
  • Meet Monday-Friday at the “Tad Pad” and walk for about an hour, starting at 8:05am.
  • Walk with us for good health and fitness. Both fast and slow walkers – and baby strollers – are welcome.