Fireside Chat


Joining President LaForge are Dr. Jan Haynes, a professor in our Family and Consumer Sciences program, and Dee Dee Jones a student in the program.

Each year, students in the Delta State Fashion Merchandising program put together a fashion show to showcase some of their outstanding work throughout the semester. This year’s show, “Behind the Seams,” is set for 7 p.m. this Wednesday, November 2, at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. It promises to be an exciting event with music from Cleveland’s own musical group Southern Halo. This year’s show is dedicated to Pat Kerr Tigrett, a well-known Memphis fashion designer and long-time supporter of Delta State.

The event is made possible by a partnership between Delta State’s Fashion Merchandising program and the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce. It will include a silent auction prior to the event, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

In other news on campus, on Wednesday at noon in the Capps Archives and Museum seminar room, Dr. Julie Weise will speak about Mexican immigration into the Mississippi Delta since 1910. Dr. Weise, who is an assistant professor at the University of Oregon, is an expert on immigration, Latino immigration, race, and identity. That event is free and open to the public. And, on Thursday, the Wright Art Gallery will open a new exhibit by Resa Blatman, an artist from Massachusetts, whose paintings and installations are based in environmental issues and observations. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can keep up with all of our news, events and activities by visiting our web site www.deltastate.edu.

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