Joining President LaForge today are Dr. David Breaux, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and two students in the Delta State College of Arts and Sciences.
This Saturday, April 9th, Delta State’s College of Arts and Sciences will kick off an exciting new campaign with far-reaching impact for the region and state. InFuSE, which stands for Integral Funding for Science Education, is a two-year campaign, which will provide funding for the newly-renovated math and science building, Caylor-White-Walters Hall, and will endow programs that will reach young students across the state for many years to come. Caylor-White-Walters Hall has been transformed over the past few years into a state-of-the-art facility that offers Delta State students superior laboratories for all areas of sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, DNA technology and anatomy. It also features a Planetarium, making Delta State the only university in the state to house such a facility, and a Herbarium, which is home to over 17,000 plant specimens and serves as a scientific and educational resource for researchers around the world.
The university is very proud of these new facilities and the opportunities they provide for Delta State students as well as for kindergarten through twelfth grade students from all over the state. In fact, the university is already planning the second Kent Wyatt STEM Summer Camp, a major outreach effort by faculty and students, which is intended to create interest among the future generations of college students in the growing fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Everyone from the Delta State family and the Cleveland-Bolivar County community is invited to come to a “Sneak Peek” into the new facility on April 9. Visitors will see first-hand the quality of the new laboratory and research space and will have an opportunity to talk to some of the Delta State students who are already benefitting from what this building now offers.
In other news on campus, SpringFest is set for Thursday on the Quad, and all Delta State students are encouraged to come out and enjoy the activities and giveaways that will be offered. The event is set for 1 to 5 p.m. On Wednesday night, Delta State student organizations will hold the annual Multicultural Step Show in Sillers Coliseum at 9 p.m., and everyone in the community is invited to attend. Check out all of the campus events and activities on our website: www.deltastate.edu.