The Delta Statement

STATESMEN EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

STATESMEN EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

October 11, 2017

On Sep. 22, 2017, The Delta State University Council awarded Miss Stella Pruitt as the August 2017 Employee of the month. She has been working as a custodian at Delta State for the past 11 years. Based on the nominations for staff performance, every month the Incentives & Recognition committee meets up to celebrate ...

Religion in the Cafeteria

Religion in the Cafeteria

October 11, 2017

The DSU cafeteria has a variety of food from a salad bar to fast food, from non-veg to vegetarian, from cheese pizza to pepperoni pizza, and from RC’s to Minute Maids. It’s up to the students how they utilize these available items and if they have questions about the menus or comments the new food service director Michael...

Chinese in the Delta

Chinese in the Delta

October 11, 2017

   What if Chinese men and women never migrated south? Why did they choose the Delta? What would have happened if life would have been easier wherever the Chinese originally lived? All one can say is thank God for the arrivals of the Chinese. While migrating to the Delta, the Chinese were able to contribute much to the regi...

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

October 11, 2017

Debate rages over whether college athletes should get paid for their hard physical and academic work. Another factor in the debate is that they make money for networks and companies such as the NCAA football video game, the best seller in 2014. According to Austin Knoblauch, reporter for the LA Times, President Obama wa...

In Memory of Lucy Janoush

In Memory of Lucy Janoush

October 9, 2017

On Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, the city of Cleveland lost beloved family member, DSU alumnus, and devoted community volunteer Dr. Lucy Richardson Janoush. Dr. Janoush was extremely dedicated to Cleveland community, Bolivar County, the State of Mississippi, and DSU. She consistently worked to make improvements and new additions...

What’s There to do at DSU?

What’s There to do at DSU?

October 9, 2017

When students first arrive on campus, they may have a challenging time finding fun activities to do around Delta State University. Fortunately, students can find many events to experience throughout their stay here at DSU. Former international student Hafsa Al Haroon, who graduated from DSU in 2017, said, “Well, I enjoyed...

Taking a Knee for a Purpose

Taking a Knee for a Purpose

October 6, 2017

On Sept. 24, 2017, President Trump called African-American NFL athletes and their allies who knelt during National Anthem "sons of bitches." After his remark people are curious about standing for the National Anthem. In 2016, quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem, leaving fans and others curious about...

Educating the Future Educators at DSU

Educating the Future Educators at DSU

October 6, 2017

New English Education Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Gabriel Scala, has only been at DSU for six weeks, but so far, she has many new plans in store for the English Education program. In an interview with the Statement, Dr. Scala stated, “Coming in during a year when the program is preparin...

(A Bird) A Shadow

(A Bird) A Shadow

October 5, 2017

  I face outside through the grimy windows and ​wash away flakes of  food from the bowl  –  ​ The sun shines onto the silver of the faucet,  reflecting back light of the sun straight into ​my eyes  ​and the reflection doesn't hurt   like the sun did the times I looked ​straight at it – And as I ...

Cooling Sunlight

Cooling Sunlight

October 5, 2017

The water felt cool even through my wetsuit as I dived deeper into the open plains of the ocean. Sunlight, gentle and soft, streamed through the surface and danced with the bubbles expelled from my regulator. I shifted it a little in my mouth as I took another breath, watching in awe as the bubbles floated up to the surface...

Got Time to Make Time?

Got Time to Make Time?

October 5, 2017

Academic Advising Services are offered to all DSU students and can be found in the Student Success Center on the 3rd floor of the Union. Students who need guidance throughout their college careers are always welcome at the Student Success Center. The Success Center offers not only tutoring services, but an array of academic advising services, such as: a...

Invisible Colors

Invisible Colors

October 5, 2017

When will I get to work? When will it all comes w/ ease? Can you be both passive and active? Will I regret all the times I've popped my bones? Will I ever be able to walk passed a group of black men on the street without feeling nervous,                then ashamed?               Will they ever been se...