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Booting Test Anxiety to the Curb

Booting Test Anxiety to the Curb

Rebecca Dickson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Campus Happenings, News, Spring 2018

Test anxiety effects many college students when faced with exams that determine whether they will get their degree or not. Fellow students at Delta State University have offered helpful tips and tricks for overcoming test anxiety. Test anxiety can appear in a variety of ways. Students sometimes feel nervousness, nausea, racing...

A Spark to Start a Fire

A Spark to Start a Fire

February 6, 2018

    As an African-American organization Delta State's African-American Student Council has a lot of events planned for Black History Month. On Feb. 5, at 6:00, they will be hosting a Black History Program to bring awareness to significant moments in Black History. The AASC plans to have two speakers at ...

DSU Gets New Cafeteria

DSU Gets New Cafeteria

February 5, 2018

Starting fall semester 2018, DSU students will eat in Young-Mauldin cafeteria, which is currently under reconstruction. DSU allocated $9.2 million for the renovation of this building, which will include a newer dining place, snack bar, theater, and a private dining room. The construction itself started Sept. 1, and will continue...

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 ...

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 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...

Statesman Guide to Success

Statesman Guide to Success

September 30, 2017

Are you a Statesman searching for success? Visit the Student Success Center located on the third floor of the Union in suite 308. There, you will discover a dedicated team of DSU staff who are offering many different resources that can assist students striving for success. This helpful department is on a mission to encourage...