Meet the Beatles class

Joining President LaForge is Charly Abraham, an instructor at the Delta Music Institute.

For the first time in Delta State’s history, we are offering a “Meet the Beatles!” course as part of the curriculum in our Delta Music Institute.

The class is being taught this Spring, and is an overview of the Beatles, both individually and collectively, as well a study of their music and influence on the society of the 1960s. The course is being taught by Mr. Charly Abraham, instructor of entertainment industry studies, and will include guest lectures by additional Delta State faculty and staff, including myself.

“Meet the Beatles!” is open to all students, regardless of major. The syllabus has been reviewed and approved by John Lennon’s half-sister, Julia Baird, and by personnel at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

Both Charly and President LaForge saw the Beatles perform in concert in 1966.  Charly saw them perform in Memphis for the famous “Cherry Bomb” show. Ten days later, President LaForge saw them perform in San Francisco at the final Beatles concert in history.

The course number is DMI 492, and the course counts for three academic credit hours.

In other news on campus, Career Services will host on Wednesday a seminar on the topic of How To Get a Job.  The session will take place in the H.L. Nowell Union, Room 302A. Later that evening, from 6-10 p.m. in the Jacob Conference Center, the African American Student Council will hosts Open Mic night, and all students are invited to come out and showcase their talent. In athletic news, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving and men’s and women’s basketball teams wrap up regular season competition this week. Swimming and diving hosts the NSISC meet at the DSU Aquatic Center starting Wednesday, while Statesmen and Lady Statesmen hoops host in-state rival Mississippi College on Thursday. has all the information you need for those events.

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