The Delta Statement

Alumni Association and Foundation

Alumni Association and Foundation

March 27, 2017

The Delta State Alumni Association provides the connection linking the University with over 30,000 graduates. It exists to connect graduates for continued support, fellowship, and networking across the United States. The Alumni Association is a separate organization from the Foundation, but has established several funds for...

The Delta Players Present Speech and Debate

The Delta Players Present Speech and Debate

March 25, 2017

The Delta Players premiered their production of Stephen Karam's “Speech and Debate” on Mar 22. This is Dr. Kilby Allen's directorial debut at Delta State. The cast is comprised of Layla Young, Logan Swain, Jess Bennett, and Ginny Smith. The Delta Players have partnered with the GSA for this play, accepting donations for...

BPAC’s Ambassador Program

BPAC’s Ambassador Program

Penny Bedford

March 25, 2017

Filed under News, Spring 2017

The Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is searching for new volunteers for the Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Program began in 1996, a year after the BPAC was opened. The ambassadors are volunteers who serve as greeters, ticket takers, ushers, door captains, and more at BPAC during events, performances, and shows. Ambassadors...

Check Out the Wiley Planetarium

Check Out the Wiley Planetarium

March 9, 2017

The Roy L. and Clara Belle Wiley Planetarium, originally built in 1976, has been newly renovated and reopened to students and the public as of Oct., 2016. Located at the end of the Caylor-White-Walters complex, the planetarium now houses a dual 3-D Digistar 5 digital projector system. The planetarium, which is currently the...

There’s a New Sherriff in Town

There’s a New Sherriff in Town

March 6, 2017

After serving for nearly 25 years on the Delta State police force, Chief Lynn Buford retired on January 17, 2017. Now, there’s a new sheriff in town, Chief Jeff Johns. In light of the new hire, The Statement reached out to Chief Jeff Johns to help students and faculty get to know him a little better. This transcript has been...

Kisses for St. Jude

Kisses for St. Jude

March 2, 2017

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Delta State Chapter of Tri Delta hosted a fundraiser for St. Jude. “Kisses for St. Jude” took place in in the H.L. Nowell Union, where The Delta Statement talked to Kaitlyn Bryant, a member of Tri Delta, to get the scoop on this fundraiser.   Bryant has been a member of Tri D...

Honor Society: Scam or Real?

Honor Society: Scam or Real?

February 27, 2017

The Delta State community has mixed reviews concerning The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement (SCLA), which has recently sent emails inviting students to join “a multidisciplinary honor society with members at over 220 colleges and universities nationwide.” The catch? Students must pay a lifetime membership...

Weirdos Unite

Weirdos Unite

February 23, 2017

“We are the Delta State Weirdo Chess Club, but [we are] more than just a chess club. We're a bunch of young individuals...weird individuals...trying to use our inability to ‘fit in’ [to] make us STAND OUT. Not just in the world of chess, but in the life we live everyday as well.” Weirdo Chess Club Facebook Page ...

What Career Services Can Do For You?

What Career Services Can Do For You?

February 20, 2017

The Career Services (CS) offers many opportunities for students to work on their career path. Their services include but are not limited to resume consultations, job postings, career coaching, job search planning, workshops on interviewing and business etiquette skills, and on-campus interviews. CS also sponsor and host career...

2017 Most Beautiful Pageant

2017 Most Beautiful Pageant

Hannah Kistemaker

February 19, 2017

Filed under News, Spring 2017

On February 16 the Student Government Association (SGA) held Delta State University’s 2017 Most Beautiful Pageant at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. Thursday night, 29 ladies competed for the title of 2017 Most Beautiful, and the winner of that coveted title is Miss Leah Green.   The competition began well before...

UPC Wants YOU

UPC Wants YOU

February 16, 2017

On Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, the Union Program Council showed Disney’s Moana in the BPAC Recital Hall. The Delta Statement talked to Jeanna Wilkes and asked her a few questions about the UPC such as what they do and how students can get involved. The Union Program Council (UPC) is a student organization that coordinates and...

Your Library Problems Are Over

Your Library Problems Are Over

February 13, 2017

“The Roberts-LaForge Library is the backbone of Delta State’s academic environment.” Kristina Claunch, reference and Instructional Services Librarian, stated. The library hosted multiple tours last week on Wednesday, Jan. 18, and Thursday, Jan. 19. The tours were offered every thirty minutes between 12:30-5:30 p.m....