The Delta Statement

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...

Attention: DSU Drivers

Attention: DSU Drivers

September 25, 2017

As DSU campus becomes busier during peak class hours, traffic begins to jam and finding an open space is like finding a needle in a haystack. Here is a brief survival guide for DSU drivers who may be unaware of some rules and regulations. First, purchase your decal. A few ways to do this is by going to visit Student Business...

DSU Baseball: Adds Coach for 2018 Season

DSU Baseball: Adds Coach for 2018 Season

Ricky Silvestri, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2017

Filed under Baseball and Softball, Campus Happenings, Fall 2017, Okra Spotlight

After the Statesmen's excellent 2017 season and World Series run, they have looked to reload an already experienced coaching staff with the addition of Coach Travis Graves. Graves brings with him 6 seasons (2012 to 2017) of experience as an associate coach at NJCAA powerhouse, Eastfield College. During his time at Eastfield,...

DSU: Okra Care

DSU: Okra Care

Dearron Stewart, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

Filed under Campus Happenings, Fall 2017

How many universities can say that they have their own health center? Thankfully, Delta State University’s health center is located right on campus to serve all students, faculty, and staff if they have a medical problem or question. Constructed in 1976, the O.W. Reilly building was named after Dean Reilly, who was famously...

The Boogie Man at the GRAMMY Museum

The Boogie Man at the GRAMMY Museum

Avery Wall, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2017

Filed under Fall 2017, News

The GRAMMY Museum wrapped up the Taylor Swift Experience this summer, and with Fall 2017 semester underway, a new special exhibit is opening up. Working alongside with the John Lee Hooker Estate and Craft Recordings, the GRAMMY Museum is proud to open its exhibit on the famous, GRAMMY-winning blues musician John Lee Hooker and...

The Social Work and Music Program Mashup

The Social Work and Music Program Mashup

May 3, 2017

The Mississippi public school system has taken some hard hits to the budget in recent years, and this effects Delta State University because it is a public institution. Some of these budget cuts have led to some tough decisions that had to be made by the institution’s leaders. There have been some murmurs about some location...

Okra Ain’t Just Fried in the Delta

Okra Ain’t Just Fried in the Delta

May 3, 2017

Spring break is a time of grand adventure, a time for the studying states, people to get away from the books, and see something beyond these cotton-covered flat lands. The nursing majors, the elementary ed peeps, the mathematicians, the future engineers and lawyers, and those of us who breathe the air of Kethley Hall 90 percent...

An Endless War

An Endless War

April 26, 2017

On March 9, 2017, President Donald Trump proposed a 2018 fiscal year budget that would eliminate funding for, among others, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These federal programs offer grants to agencies, organizations, and institutions dedicated to scholarship and...

Passport to Success

Passport to Success

April 10, 2017

The Alumni Foundation and Career Services have teamed together to host an event, Passport to Success, for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. The event focuses on the future of Delta State’s students. Passport to Success will create LinkedIn profiles for the participants free of charge. LinkedIn is a networking tool for...

Wrap it Up

Wrap it Up

Kendall Morrow

April 1, 2017

Filed under Spring 2017, Student Organizations

Members from the African American Student Council hosted events to advocate for women of different cultures to stick to their roots rather than leaving them behind in order to fit into the culture in the Delta. Many Arabic women on campus stopped wearing their headscarves and hijabs completely due to derogatory comments made...

The Illusionists-Live From Broadway in the Delta

The Illusionists-Live From Broadway in the Delta

March 27, 2017

The Illusionists will be hitting the stage in the Delta for a short period of time, but that does not mean their performance will be anything short of amazing. On Thursday evening starting at 7:30 p.m., this magician act right from Broadway will be at Delta State’s own Bologna Performing Arts Center, and you don’t want to...