Joining President LaForge is Rebekah Lyons, hall director for Foundation Hall.

At Delta State, we believe living on campus broadens students’ college experiences and provides opportunities to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our Office of Housing and Residence Life is dedicated to making student residential life the best it can be. With less than a month before the academic year begins, I’m pleased to provide some tips for dorm life. But first, here are some numbers to think about.

  • As of the beginning of July, 774 students have been assigned dorm rooms for the fall, including new and returning students—an increase of 151 students from this time last year.
  • Housing and Residence Life staff boasts 35 RAs, 2 assistant hall directors, and 5 hall directors.
  • Beginning this year, students are required to live on campus for the first two years they are enrolled at Delta State.

In other news on campus, make plans to attend our annual Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 3 PM in the BPAC, where I will be giving my State of the University address. All are invited.

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

BPAC 25th Anniversary Season

Joining President LaForge is Laura Howell, executive director of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

The Bologna Performing Arts Center compiled a stellar lineup last season, including artists with a combined six Academy of Country Music Awards, six Country Music Association Awards, 11 Grammy Awards, 10 Tony Awards, and three American Music Awards, just to name a few. This season is sure to match it and more. Here is what’s on slate for the BPAC’s upcoming 2019-20 season.

  • 14 Main Stage Performances, including 8 concerts, 5 plays, and 1 contemporary ballet company
  • 6 School-Time Matinee Series, which will serve audiences of approximately 10,000 students and teachers throughout the region
  • 6 films that will be screened as part of the Southern Circuit Independent Filmmaker tour, with the filmmaker present at each screening

In other news on campus, mark your calendars for our annual Convocation where I will be delivering the State of the University address on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 3 PM in the BPAC. I look forward to sharing with the DSU family last year’s accomplishments and what to look forward to in the coming year.

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

Digital Media Arts

Joining President LaForge is Michael Stanley, chair of the Art Department and associate professor of art.

This week we are going to talk about one of Delta State’s newest and most unique majors, digital media arts. A bachelor of fine arts in digital media arts provides a foundation for students seeking to develop careers in the rapidly growing areas of motion graphics, animation, sound design, video production, and photography through a multidisciplinary approach. Here are some fun facts about the DMA program.

  • There are 24 students currently majoring in digital media arts, and 7 graduated with that degree in the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Some of the courses included in this program include screenwriting, animation, and fundamentals of digital video.
  • Graduates are prepared for jobs such as videographer, video editor, sound design, and motion graphics designer.

In other news on campus, the last day new students should apply for admission for the fall semester is Monday, July 22. If you plan to graduate this summer, the graduation application deadline is Monday, Aug. 5.

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