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Joining President LaForge are Dr. Bret Pimentel, associate professor of music, and Young Hye Min, a junior pursuing a bachelor of music degree in piano performance.

According to the College Music Society, of the more than 4,600 institutions in higher education in the United States, approximately 1,800 have degree-granting music programs — of which, Delta State is one.

Here are some impressive numbers about Delta State’s Music Department.

•11 students performed in South Korea this summer as part of the music department’s trip to Seoul.
•20 total concerts were performed by Delta State ensembles, faculty, and guests this semester, including 9 student capstone recitals, with many more to come in the spring.
•71 music majors
•252 students participate in ensembles, which includes the marching band, choirs, and other groups.

In other news on campus, the woodwind chamber ensembles will perform on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The noontime luncheon lecture series, Café Scientifique, will feature Talbot Brooks, director of the center for interdisciplinary geospatial information, as he presents “Redefining Resiliency with Geospatial Technologies: A DSU-UN Partnership.” This will take place at noon on Wednesday in the GIT Center in Kethley Hall Suite E, room 150. In athletic news, men’s basketball will tipoff their 2018-19 home schedule on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Fisk University.

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Joining President LaForge are Amanda Robinson, director of alumni affairs, and Charlie King, president of the Student Government Association, to tell us about some of the activities planned for Delta State’s 86th annual Homecoming.

Homecoming is a time-honored tradition at Delta State. Here are some fun facts about one of everyone’s favorite events of the year.

  • Eight distinguished alumni will be honored on November 9, including Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, the Alumni Hall of Fame inductees and the Service Awards winners.
  • Nine young women will be introduced as Homecoming maids with one being crowned Miss Green and White at halftime of the football game.
  • 53 groups participated in the Homecoming parade last year, and 89 will participate this year.
  • The Statesmen football team is 54-29-1 in Homecoming matchups. They will face off against in-state rival Mississippi College for the 39th time in program history, and the Statesmen hold a 21-15-2 advantage in the all-time series versus the Choctaws.
  • 6,555 people attended last year’s Homecoming football game.

In other news on campus, pre-registration is this week. Students, go see your advisor to register for the spring 2019 semester. And for our students who plan to graduate in December, the deadline to turn in fall 2018 graduation applications is Friday. The Wiley Planetarium will show the program “November Sky” on Friday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for children, seniors and any Okra card holders. Tailgating will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, and Statesmen football will kick off against Mississippi College at 2 p.m.

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Election Day 2018

Joining President LaForge to discuss the upcoming elections is Arlene Sanders, an instructor in political science in the division of social sciences and history.

Elections are based on numbers. With the midterm elections fast approaching, here are some interesting figures to consider before Election Day on November 6.

•All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are up for election; 1/3 of the U.S. Senate
•There are 1,811 voting precincts in Mississippi, including 28 in Bolivar County.
•13,636 citizens in Bolivar County and more than 1.2 million Mississippians voted in the 2016 presidential election.
•In 2016, the voting-age population in Mississippi was 2.2 million. Of those, 1.7 million were registered voters and 1.5 million voted.

In other news on campus, the Wiley Planetarium is showing the program “Violent Universe” tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12, senior citizens, and anyone with an Okra Card. Also, if you have young children, we invite you to bring them to our Athletics Department’s annual Trunk or Treat event, which will take place on Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Statesman Park.

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