Joining President LaForge is Elizabeth Joel, Delta State’s Coordinator of Continuing Education.
Each summer, the Delta State campus is filled with young students of all ages attending our many summer camps. From athletic camps to camps focusing on music and the arts, there is something for everyone.
Each year, the Bologna Performing Arts Center hosts the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute, a camp focusing on dance, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. The Department of Athletics offers camps in a variety of sports including football, basketball, and swimming. And, our Office of Continuing Education offers additional camps including Kid’s College and Lego Camp. Kid’s College gives kindergarten through sixth grade students a taste of the college experience. This year, children were offered classes in Art, Cooking, Nursing and First Aid, Physics, Science and Reading. Lego Camp is an annual offering in which students use unique Lego kits to build a variety of projects and learn engineering principles.
In other news on campus, registration for the second term of summer school classes is still open, and there are an array of courses available. For more information, visit deltastate.edu/summerschool. Tomorrow, the Bologna Performing Arts Center will continue its Summer Movie Series with a showing of “Smurfs: The Lost Village.” Show time is 7 p.m., and tickets are $5.
Joining President LaForge is Laura Howell, executive director of the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State.
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. The BPAC recently announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will include concerts, Broadway tours, family programming, and school-time matinees.
The schedule will feature four different series: The Main Stage, consisting of evening public performances; the School-Time Matinee Series, which provides educational programs for school groups; the Recital Hall Series; and, the Family Series.
In other news on campus, to celebrate Mississippi’s bicentennial, the Mississippi Museum of Art has partnered with communities across the state to showcase Mississippi artists. Art Across Mississippi: Twelve Exhibitions – Twelve Communities includes an exhibition here at Delta State. The exhibit of work from artist Marie Hull opened on June 8 in the Fielding Wright Center Art Gallery and will remain open through July 27. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Joining President LaForge is Baseball Coach Mike Kinnison.
This year was a stellar year for the Statesmen baseball team who claimed their 14th Gulf South Conference title, advanced through the NCAA Regionals in Cleveland and had the honor of being one of the teams in this year’s Division II College World Series. In addition, first baseman Zack Shannon and head coach Mike Kinnison were named the American Baseball Coaches Association and National Baseball Writer Association player and coach of the year. In all, five Statesmen earned the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-South Region honors.
This is the seventh GSC title under the leadership of Mike Kinnison, and the Statesmen claimed back-to-back tournament championships for the first time since 2003. They are the only GSC school to win back-to-back tournaments since 2000.