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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....

606: A Delta Venue

606: A Delta Venue

February 6, 2017

Dylan Crouch turned the house at 606 South Court Street into a venue that hosts a wide variety of acts. 606 has hosted two shows this semester so far and has four more scheduled for February.   The idea to have house shows came from Crouch wanting to be able to see them himself. “When I moved here, I thought, 'Cool...

Write Your Way to Better Papers

Write Your Way to Better Papers

February 2, 2017

Delta State University’s Writing Center is a place students can get help with any writing assignment for any class. Located on the second floor of Kethley beside the Language and Literature office in room 201, it is a peer review service provided for students by Delta State. The Writing Center staff is led by Drs. Susan Allen...

How to Support South Mississippi Tornado Victims

How to Support South Mississippi Tornado Victims

January 31, 2017

The Office of Student Life at Delta State is collecting donations for the Pine Belt tornado victims and encourages students to participate in this on-going event.   On the morning of Jan. 21, 2017, tornadoes hit south Mississippi causing damage to 1,400 homes in eight different counties. There were 60 injuries and...

Four Must See BPAC Performances

Four Must See BPAC Performances

January 31, 2017

The Bologna Performing Arts Center (the BPAC) is renowned for its outstanding list of performances year after year, and this spring will be just as phenomenal as in years prior. From Broadway’s The Addam’s Family to The Nutcracker to the Avett Brothers, the BPAC gives an eclectic variety of events for the students at Delta...

Improvement in the Lives of LGBTQ+ Students

Improvement in the Lives of LGBTQ+ Students

Kole Oakes

January 30, 2017

Filed under Spring 2017, Student Organizations

Going into its second active semester, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) has made some significant strides in bettering the lives of Delta State's LGBTQ+ students.   The GSA’s presence on campus has brought a feeling of comfort and safety to LGBTQ+ students: “I have never really been able to find or talk...

Enrich Your Life Today with the Wright Center Art Gallery

Enrich Your Life Today with the Wright Center Art Gallery

January 28, 2017

Delta State University prides itself on providing its students a quality, affordable education, but education is not limited to the classroom. Delta State students enjoy myriad opportunities to unearth new interests and explore different cultures, languages, and careers; one such opportunity, however, may be easily overlooked:...