SGA Elections

Joining President LaForge to talk about the Student Government Association elections is Charlie King, SGA President.

The Student Government Association is holding its annual elections this week. Here are some numbers on the SGA.

  • Six positions are up for election, including president, vice president, and chief justice.
  • The SGA cabinet is comprised of 15 members, of which 6 are elected and 9 are appointed.
  • There are 20 senate members, representing all aspects of student life.
  • Voting will take place throughout the day March 25-27 at the H.L. Nowell Student Union.
  • 48 years ago, President LaForge was elected SGA President in a hotly contested race that featured a one-vote victory in a primary election.

In other news on campus, the sixth annual Winning the Race conference begins today. Check out the website,, for the full line up of speakers and programs.

In athletic news, baseball will host Southern Arkansas on Wednesday at 5 PM. And, baseball and softball will host the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday and Sunday this week. For game times, please visit

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Spring for Success Online Giving Days

Joining President LaForge to talk about the three projects for Spring for Success Online Giving Days are Dana George, Chief Jeffrey Johns and Jana Donahoe.

Delta State University Foundation’s inaugural Spring for Success Online Giving Day is set for March 20 and will raise money for three microgrants that benefit the campus in different ways. The idea is for donors to give to the specific project or projects that interest them. A committee chose three worthy projects from more than 20 submissions. Here are some numbers on the three chosen projects.

  • The Statesman mascot costume is in dire need of refurbishment.
  • The Statesman was selected as the official mascot in 1975, when 625 out of 948 students, faculty and alumni voted on the ballot.
  • The campus police department’s body armor safety initiative wants to raise money to replace their officers’ bulletproof vests.
  • Based upon data collected by the Office of Justice Programs, from 2015 to 2017, protective vests were directly attributable to saving the lives of at least 129 law enforcement and corrections officers.
  • The social work department’s virtual dementia tour has offered a mindful simulation, the Virtual Dementia Tour, to students, faculty, and staff. The tour gives participants a glimpse of what it is like to experience the cognitive and physical impairments that people with dementia commonly experience.
  • More than 5.7 million Americans live with dementia while 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for them at a cost of upwards of $232 billion.

In other news on campus, classes are back in session after spring break. The 2019 Women’s Conference is Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, and the 6th Annual Winning the Race Conference begins next week.

In athletic news, baseball and softball will host West Florida this week. Game times can be found by visiting

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Colloquia: Steve Forbes

Joining President LaForge is Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, who served as the guest speaker at this spring’s Delta State University Colloquia: Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series.

For more than 100 years, Forbes Media has focused on discovering up-and-coming business leaders, exploring pivotal moments in history through the lens of entrepreneurship and innovation, and inspiring the game-changers of the world to reach their highest potential. Here are some numbers on Forbes.

  • Forbes maintains a 6.7 million audience readership
  • It has 45 million social media followers
  • Spanning 68 countries and 26 languages, Forbes publishes 38 international editions and has a 1.2 million international circulation
  • reaches 71.1 million online visitors in the United States, up 28% from the previous year.

In other news on campus, it’s spring break this week, so, students, enjoy your much-deserved time off before returning to finish the semester off strong.

In athletic news, the tennis teams will host Dallas Baptist University today at 11 AM. And, softball will host Harding University for a doubleheader starting at 1 PM on Tuesday.

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