Joining President LaForge is Cody Upchurch, who serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Fighting Okra Records.
Earlier this semester, Fighting Okra Records, a student-run record label housed in the Delta Music Institute entertainment industry program, released its third compilation CD project. The new CD titled “Fighting Okra: Round 3” features 17 tracks of original music either written, produced, or recorded by DMI students.
The project was the culmination of a senior project by DMI graduate Jarrick Finkley during the fall of 2015. In a continuing effort to expose the music of DMI students to the campus and community, Jarrick decided to assemble a third compilation CD to highlight the depth of talent of DMI students. This semester, students from Delta Music Institute have been promoting the new album through a variety of public relations efforts including press releases and an official launch party that was held on the Quad.
In other news on campus, the Office of Student Affairs is hosting a Halloween party for Delta State students tomorrow at 9 p.m. in Wyatt Gym. And, the world-renowned dance group Ailey II will be performing at the Bologna Performing Arts Center this Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. In athletic news, the Statesmen football team will compete at North Greenville University this Saturday with kickoff set for 1:30 p.m.