Fireside Chat


Joining President LaForge is Jeffrey Farris, Director of the DSU Alumni Association, to discuss this year’s Pig Pickin’ events.

Delta State’s annual Pig Pickin’ event has become a major draw for everyone from barbeque aficionados to alumni to prospective students. The event was started 31 years ago by the Delta State Alumni Association, and is one of the biggest events hosted by Delta State each year. The event includes two days of entertainment, cooking competitions and, of course, tailgating and football. This year’s event will take place this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 23-24).

Saturday also is DSU Day, a day hosted by the Admissions office that offers prospective students an opportunity to tour campus and meet DSU students, faculty and staff. There is still time to register if you or someone you know is interested in attending Delta State. You can find out more about DSU Day by clicking on the DSU Day slide on our web site www.deltastate.edu.

In other news on campus, next weekend marks the opening of the Smithsonian “Hometown Teams” exhibit, which will be on display at the Chadwick-Dickson Field House. Delta State was selected as one of the locations to host the exhibit following a competitive application process spearheaded by our University Archives and Museum staff. And on Wednesday, the Delta Chorale, the Delta Singers Women’s Chorale, and the Delta Singers Singing Statesmen will join with choirs from around the world in a world-wide peace awareness project. That event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Jobe Hall Auditorium.

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