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Greek Life: It’s Not What You Think

Greek Life: It’s Not What You Think

November 5, 2017

Everyone has an image of Greek Life through influenced marketing by the media and entertainment industry. However, the stereotypical Greek Life we see on TV is not exactly accurate. Through an exclusive interview with the President of the Panhellenic Council, Madeline Kincer, the Statement was able to shed some light on the...

Tradition in the Delta

Tradition in the Delta

November 5, 2017

Pig Pickin' is a traditional and annual Delta State University event that has been going on for about three decades and is located behind the football field at Statesmen Park. As the years go by, Pig Pickin' gets better because more people come back to support and celebrate the DSU football team. Thirty years ago, Mr. ...

Southern Hospitality at DSU

Southern Hospitality at DSU

November 2, 2017

Located in Mississippi, Delta State University is at the heart of the south. For many exchange students, the first few days in the States brings on homesickness, insomnia, and communication barriers. Although, once classes begin to kick off and more students arrive to campus—things begin to get easier! With that being ...

DSU Art Faculty Fills Wright Gallery

DSU Art Faculty Fills Wright Gallery

October 13, 2017

Every year, Delta State University has an exhibit opening filled with pieces from the art professors, known as the faculty art show. This year the official opening was on Sept. 28, 2017, and viewings are available until Oct. 26, 2017, in the Wright Art Gallery on DSU campus. In a recent article, written by Jennifer Farish, t...

DSU English Professor Releases Memoir

DSU English Professor Releases Memoir

Kole Oakes, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017

Filed under Campus Happenings, Fall 2017, Okra Spotlight

Mike Smith, author and English professor at DSU, has recently released a new book of essays: And There Was Evening And There Was Morning. The essays detail his experience witnessing his first wife's illness and death and his step-daughter's illness and recovery. Smith published the first essay in the book, “My Two Emil...

92nd Birthday of DSU

92nd Birthday of DSU

October 12, 2017

On Sept., 13, 2017, DSU celebrated its 92nd birthday with a lot zeal and zest. The anniversary celebration began in Whitefield Hall at noon. Current and retired faculty and supervisors shared their history at the university with the public. Speakers included President William N. LaForge, Dr. Johnny Arnold, Dr. Kent Wyatt, Dr. E...

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 ...

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...

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...

Got Time to Make a Time Management Plan?

Got Time to Make a Time Management Plan?

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...

DSU to the Rescue: Hurricane Harvey

DSU to the Rescue: Hurricane Harvey

October 5, 2017

Aug. 25, 2017, Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey, a category three hurricane with one hundred thirty miles per hour winds, and only twelve years after the Gulf Cost was hit by Category 5 Hurricane Katrina. Both storms left behind billions of dollars worth of damages. There were people without homes or power, and nowhere to...

Amazon: All Set for Second Headquarters

Amazon: All Set for Second Headquarters

October 4, 2017

After thirty-eight billion dollars of economic growth in Seattle, Amazon’s first home and the world’s biggest online giant is planning to set up its second headquarters, HQ2, in North America. Amazon has posted an online application to welcome cities to take part in their public search. The deadline for the submission is...