Joining President LaForge is Jamie Dahman, assistant professor of music at Delta State and coordinator of the Fulbright Fellowship program here on campus.
One of President LaForge’s priorities has been to boost the number of international students studying on campus as well as to encourage students to study abroad, which has led to cultural exchange programs with Russia, Poland, and Korea.
Over the last three years, enrollment of international students has increased 65%—from 78 students in Fall 2013 to 129 students in Fall 2016. During that same time span, the number of countries represented has increased 79%. Delta State now has partnerships with universities in six countries—Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Korea, Poland, and Russia—and we are eager to expand our international exchange opportunities.
We also encourage students and faculty members to apply for Fulbright fellowships. The Fulbright Fellowship program is one of the most recognized cultural and educational exchange programs in the United States, and it provides opportunities for thousands of successful applicants to pursue research, creative endeavors, and instruction opportunities at universities all over the globe.
On February 28, four former Fulbright Fellows, including President LaForge, will participate in a panel discussion about their experiences in the Fulbright program. The event is set for 12:15 p.m. in the Baioni Conference Center in Broom Hall.
In other news on campus, on Saturday, February 11, and Monday, February 13, the Delta State American Chemical Society and the Wiley Planetarium will present “A Night Under the Stars.” Tickets are $20 per couple and include a keepsake photo and desserts to be served after the 3D show. Shows are set for 7 p.m. To request tickets, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. On Wednesday, February 8, Omicron Delta Kappa will host an interest meeting for students interested in joining the leadership honor society. That event is set for noon in Room 302A of the H. L. Nowell Student Union.
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