Fireside Chat


Commencement is always one of the happiest and most rewarding times at the university. On Saturday, Delta State awarded degrees to more than 360 graduates who leave Delta State prepared to become leaders in a wide array of careers. We extend our congratulations to them for their contributions to the Green and White and know they will continue on a path of greatness.

In other news on campus, Intersession classes begin today and run from December 12 through January 12. And, the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum, located at the Capps Archives building, will host an open house this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited, and there is no cost to attend.

To keep up with all of the university’s news, events and activities, visit www.deltastate.edu.

Fireside Chat


Joining President LaForge is Dr. Adam Potter, Director of Choral Activity.

Delta State’s Music Department is hosting an event tonight at 7 p.m. that marks a very special opening to the holiday season as choirs from across campus and the community will join together to present Handel’s “Messiah” in the Bologna Performing Arts Center. Choirs participating include The Delta Chorale, Delta Singers Okramen, Delta Singers Women’s Chorale, and the community choir called the Delta Choral Union.

Making the event even more exciting is the inclusion of a full roster of professional string players from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, as well as members of the Delta State Music Department faculty who will accompany the performance. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for DSU faculty and staff, and $5 for students and senior citizens.

In other news on campus, we are entering the final few weeks of the fall semester, and students will begin finals next week. To help students get through the stress of the end-of-semester crunch time, several campus departments are coming together this week to offer students some fun activities. On Wednesday through Friday, the DSU De-Stress Fest will provide students with games, food and other stress relievers from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day in the H.L. Nowell Student Union First Floor Lobby. We encourage students to stop by, take a break from studying and enjoy spending time with one another.

You can keep up with all of our news, events and activities by visiting our web site www.deltastate.edu.

Fireside Chat


The Delta State University Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series continued this past week with special guest Congressman Thompson. Congressman Thompson’s speech “A Look Back at the 2016 National Election,” gave our faculty, staff, students and community a unique opportunity to discuss last Tuesday’s national election.

Representative Thompson is a native of Bolton and a product of the Hinds County School District. He later earned his undergraduate degree from Tougaloo College and his Master’s degree from Jackson State University. After graduating from college, he followed in his mother’s footsteps and worked as a school teacher while pursuing a career in politics. He has served the Second Congressional District since 1993 and is the longest serving African American elected official in the state of Mississippi. He also serves as the ranking minority member of the House Homeland Security Committee.

In other news on campus, students are encouraged to attend the Statesmen Connect and Graduate Studies Career Fair this Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the State Room of the H. L. Nowell Student Union. This is a great opportunity to network with potential employers and find out more about Graduate School options. And, classes will not take place next week so that students can travel home for the Thanksgiving holidays. Administrative offices will remain open through Wednesday and will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

You can keep up with all of Delta State’s news, events, and activities by visiting our web site www.deltastate.edu.