Statesmen Football Preview

President LaForge is joined by Todd Cooley, Head Coach of the Statesmen football team.

Delta State’s football program distinguishes itself as one of the premier programs in Division II, with a national championship in 2000, a runner-up finish in 2010, seven Gulf South Conference titles, and nine playoff appearances.

Coach Cooley, the 19th coach of the Statesmen football team, has been instrumental in Delta State’s success since taking the job in 2013. Some of the highlights during his tenure include a stellar 9-2 record for the 2014 season ending with a Gulf South Conference Championship, two playoff appearances in 2014 and 2017, and numerous All-American selections including from last season’s squad, running back Chris Robinson and offensive lineman George Roberts.

Be sure to come out and support the Statesmen during their first home game against Grand Valley State University on Saturday, September 8 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Parker Field-McCool Stadium.

In other news on campus, Fall Convocation will take place on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center, during which time I will deliver my annual State of the University address. Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday, and it’s not too late to register. If you are interested in enrolling at Delta State, contact our Admissions office at 662-846-4020.

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New Student Week

President LaForge is joined by Marwa Cherraf, an assistant in the Office of Student Life.

New Student Week, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, will acclimate incoming freshmen and new transfer students to Delta State University and the Cleveland community. These new students will learn about the many academic, health, and social support systems and resources made available to them at Delta State. They will be introduced to faculty, staff, advisors, student leaders, as well as their new classmates.

This week-long extravaganza will occur August 12-18. All freshmen students are required to attend, while new transfer students are encouraged to take part in this fun and important event.

In other news on campus, the Alumni Association will host the Leflore County Chapter Meeting tomorrow and the DeSoto County Chapter Meeting on Saturday.  You can contact the Alumni Office at 662-846-4660 for details.  Also, mark your calendars our Fall Convocation, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

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BPAC Announces 2018-19 Season

President LaForge is joined by Laura Howell, executive director of the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University.

Delta State University is proud of the stellar entertainment and cultural options brought to the community by the Bologna Performing Arts Center, a 1,200-seat state-of-the-art theater that features everything from Broadway musicals to GRAMMY-winning musicians. Last month, the BPAC announced its 2018-19 Season, which will include concerts, Broadway tours, family programming, and school-time matinees.

The schedule features two different series: the Main Stage, which features public performances, and the School-Time Matinee Series, which provides educational programming for school age students. All together, the new season features a total of 17 performances.

In other news on campus, final exams for the second term of the Summer Session will occur on Thursday, August 2. That means the 2018-19 academic year is right around the corner. University offices will return to their regular operating hours beginning Monday, August 13.

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