33rd Annual Pig Pickin’

President LaForge is joined by Amanda Robinson, Interim Director of Alumni Affairs.

Four bands, more than 300 combined hours of breaking down film (breaking down film…what does this mean), 500 t-shirts, 1,000 Pepsi drinks, 1,000 bags of chips, and close to 700 of pounds of barbeque cooked by The Left Field Crew. That is what is in store for you this weekend at the 33rd Annual Pig Pickin’.

Barbeque, music, and football: Is there a better combination?

In other news on campus, Delta State will celebrate its 93rd Anniversary tomorrow at noon in the East lobby on the second floor of the H.L. Nowell Student Union. This event, hosted by the Dedicated Statesmen Association, is free and open to the public. Tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m., country artist Lee Ann Womack will perform at the BPAC as a stop on her “All the Trouble Tour.” To purchase tickets, visit www.bolognapac.com. And, Statesmen Park will open at 5 p.m. on Friday and at noon on Saturday as we kick off the 33rd annual Pig Pickin’.

To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.

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93rd Anniversary

President LaForge is joined by Dr. Rose Strayhan, a member of the Dedicated Statesmen Association and former professor and chair of the math department at Delta State, to discuss plans for celebrating the university’s upcoming anniversary.

On Tuesday, September 18, members of the Delta State family will come together to celebrate the university’s 93rd anniversary. Three years ago, we began hosting annual anniversary celebrations, and we will continue to do so as we prepare for the centennial celebration in 2025. Each year’s celebration has focused on a specific decade of the university’s history, and this year’s events will highlight the 1950s.

This event is spearheaded by Emily Jones, the University Archivist, and members of the Dedicated Statesmen Association. The DSA is comprised of around 20 active members who are highly motivated retired faculty and staff who want to promote the home of their beloved Statesmen and Fighting Okra.

In other news on campus, the 28th Annual Rice Tasting Luncheon is set for Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Walter Sillers Coliseum. Since Bolivar County is the largest rice producing county in MS, this event is a way to say thank you to our rice farmers and all those who serve in the rice industry.

To keep up with all of our news, other events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.

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Labor Day Special

President LaForge is joined by two members of Delta State’s facilities management team, Cecil Barnett and Michael Kemp.

Yesterday was Labor Day, a national holiday to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  Today, I want to recognize our hard working faculty and staff at this great university — particularly our facilities management department.

The Department of Facilities Management is responsible for ensuring that effective and efficient services in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all University facilities and grounds support the academic, research, and administrative functions, while balancing financial and technical constraints with aesthetic and historical concerns. They are dedicated to providing an attractive, clean, accessible, safe, and well-planned educational environment to facilitate campus activities, and support the mission and goals of the university. All efforts of the department are service-based, and satisfactory customer service is an essential component and goal of all departmental undertakings.

In other news on campus, there will be a screening of “Eyes on Mississippi’ on Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Baioni Conference Center in Broom. This documentary chronicles the life and work of journalist Bill Minor, who covered state and national politics for over 50 years, through his newspaper columns reporting race during the civil rights era. A panel discussion with author and documentary filmmaker Ellen Ann Fentress and invited professionals and DSU student journalists will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, the Delta State football team will host their first home game against Grand Valley State University at 6:00 p.m. Please come out and help cheer on the Statesmen to their first home field victory of the year.

To keep up with all of our news, other events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.

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