Re-Entry Mississippi

Joining President LaForge is Emily Jones, Delta State University’s archivist.

As our nation celebrates 50 years of space exploration and the lunar landing of Apollo 11, the University Archives and Museum and the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum recognizes the contributions made by the Chinese-Americans living in the Mississippi Delta to the exploration, discovery, and successes of the NASA programs.

  • “Re-Entry MS: 50 years after Apollo” is an in-house curated exhibition featuring items on loan from the individuals who played key roles in the establishment and development of NASA’s Apollo programs and subsequent STEM related discovery.
  • The Mississippi Humanities Council awarded $6,254 in grant money in order to host this public program and the exhibition.

In other news on campus, the Re-entry Mississippi exhibition will be housed in the Capps Archives and Museum through Friday, August 30.

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Teach for America

Joining President LaForge is Brianna Conley, director of institute operations for TFA’s Delta Institute.

Teach For America was started in 1989 as a senior thesis project for Wendy Kopp, a Princeton University student. At the time, school districts across the nation were facing teacher shortages, and Ms. Kopp had the idea of recruiting high-performing college graduates to teach in high-need urban and rural schools. Here are some numbers about TFA.

  • In June, we welcomed the 10th group of corps and staff members from Teach For America—more than 170 people.
  • Following the completion of their five-week training program, participants will spend two years teaching in regions such as Appalachia, the Greater Delta, South Louisiana, and South Carolina.
  • In 2009, Delta State University was selected as the eighth national training location for the organization and the first in a rural area, joining Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.  It now operates as a multi-region regional institute.

In other news on campus, the second term summer school session begins today, and tomorrow, July 2, is the last day to register for the summer program.  If you are interested in registering for summer school classes, visit our website at

All campus offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in recognition of Independence Day. We hope members of the DSU family will enjoy their day off work to celebrate this important holiday.

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