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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 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...

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...

Counting the Stars at Wiley Planetarium

Counting the Stars at Wiley Planetarium

September 29, 2017

Located behind Walter-Caylor Hall near 4th Ave., the Wiley Planetarium recently hosted its first showing of the semester entitled, “September Sky.” Director of the planetarium, Dr. Adam Johanson led a discussion on the night constellations and planets Delta State students and the Cleveland community can expect to see thr...

Big Changes in Store for DSU BSU

Big Changes in Store for DSU BSU

September 29, 2017

The Baptist Student Union (BSU) at Delta State is kicking off the semester with a new Director, Andrew “Kappy” Kappenman. Kappenman came to be apart of the BSU at Delta State University from Hernando, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and has been involved with collegiate student ministries...

Okra Out Front: Party on the Library Lawn

Okra Out Front: Party on the Library Lawn

Katilyn Walker, Social Media Editor

September 28, 2017

Filed under Campus Happenings, Fall 2017, News, Student Organizations

Everyone is invited to “Okra Out Front,” the first ever celebration of LGBTQ History Month at Delta State University, on Oct. 5, 6:00 p.m., in front of the Roberts-Laforge Library. The event will open with an introduction to LGTBQ History Month and will include a timeline highlighting important events in the struggle...