BPAC announces new season

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.

Baseball Coach Mike Kinnison discusses 2016-17 season

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.