The Delta Statement

African American Student Council

African American Student Council

February 19, 2016

Here are the calendar events for February. ...

DSU to Host DA Awards Ceremony

DSU to Host DA Awards Ceremony

February 17, 2016

Delta State’s literary magazine, Da, formerly known as Confidante, will be having an awards reading on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Capps Archives and Museum from 4:00-5:30. The winning students and honorable mentions are Kole Oakes, Jess Bennett, Nick Houston, Laurel Breeland, Alecia Wilson, Sarah Fortenberry, and Julian...

Students Form Smiles with Smile Train

Students Form Smiles with Smile Train

February 16, 2016

On Feb. 8, 2016, a booth in the student union was set up with candies and treats to be sold for a dollar a piece to raise money in support of Smile Train, a charity organization that provides cleft lip and cleft pallet surgeries for children. Later in the week, to boost donations a raffle was started at $5 per ticket, the prize...

Tri Delta Fundraiser for St. Jude

Tri Delta Fundraiser for St. Jude

February 13, 2016

TheTri Delta sorority held a fundraiser in the Student Union for St. Jude from Feb. 9-­12. Tri Delta’s philanthropy is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The partnership between St. Jude and Tri Delta began in 1999. “Our partnership with St. Jude has allowed us to support their mission of finding a cure for childhood...

Saving Paw Prints

Saving Paw Prints

February 11, 2016

The music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon held a fundraiser from Jan. 25 through Jan. 29, to help raise money and awareness for the no kill shelter Paw Prints. Mu Phi Epsilon had a booth set up in the Student Union from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept donations for Paw Prints. The organization wants to be more active in the community and...

“Snappin’ It Up” In DSU’S Phoneography Class

“Snappin’ It Up” In DSU’S Phoneography Class

February 11, 2016

Phoneography, a new course at Delta State University, is taught by R. Kim Rushing, professor of Art, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:50 – 1:30. Phoneography is a course that teaches students to take nice photos, the inexpensive way, by using their cellphone cameras. “The best camera that you can case to take photographs...

Faculty Senate Update

Faculty Senate Update

February 11, 2016

The Faculty Senate meeting took place on Jan. 19, 2016. The agenda was read as printed. More old business than new business was discussed. Throughout the meeting, the one issue that sparked everyone in the room was the evaluation of teachers. To students this isn’t much of a big deal, but to instructors this is part of...

Kappa Sigma Hosts Puppy Bowl

Kappa Sigma Hosts Puppy Bowl

Katherine White, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Filed under News, Spring 2016

On Feb. 4, 2016, the Lambda-Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma teamed up with the Cleveland-Bolivar County Animal Shelter to hold a Puppy Bowl on the Quad. The Puppy Bowl consisted of two open pens where the puppies could roam freely and play with each other until the students came along to play with, pet and hold them. The Puppy...

Zetas Embrace Finer Womanhood Week

Zetas Embrace  Finer Womanhood Week

Aallyah Wright, Editor

February 11, 2016

Filed under News, Spring 2016

The Psi Kappa chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., hosted their Finer Womanhood Week starting Jan. 31, 2016 through Feb. 4, 2016. Shalisa Jackson, president and treasurer of her chapter, explained that Finer Womanhood Week is a week that the Zetas set aside to participate in community service and other events that help...

The Old Story Teller, You Say?

The Old Story Teller, You Say?

February 9, 2016

In recognition of Mississippi and to celebrate Mississippi’s Freedom Day and the Abolishment of Slavery, The Reverend George Lee and Fannie Lou Hamer Civil Rights Museum will have The Old Story Teller, along with others, reenacting skits that deals with issues of Slavery, Civil War, Sharecropping, The Civil Rights Movement,...