Variety of continuing education classes this fall

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Delta State Continuing Education will host several upcoming classes for adults and children of our campus and community. Please view the details below for each and contact the Office of Continuing Education if you are interested in registering.

Pre-registration is required for all of our classes, due to limited space. To register, contact 662-846-4833 or email Payment must be received for classes before the registration deadline printed.

– P90X Live Group Fitness: Find strength in numbers by joining a group fitness classes where you will see RESULTS! This class is open to all fitness types and modifications for exercises will be available. Class will be held on Thursdays from Oct. 19 to Nov. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is only $30 for five weeks of class, and TJ Hendrix, certified instructor, will lead the exercises. Pre-registration required.
– Pumpkin Decorating: Children in 4K and 5K kindergarten will decorate a pumpkin and make several fall and Halloween crafts to take home to their family. This class will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for $20 (all supplies provided).
– Artistic U: The Basics of Knitting: participants will learn different knitting stitches, how to read a pattern, and start/complete a project in the class. Class will meet on Mondays, Nov. 6 to Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 with all supplies provided. This is a great opportunity to learn a new hobby this fall!
– Pinterest Inspired Creations: Participants will learn how to craft and decorate three Pinterest inspired items for their home or as a gift. This class will learn how to paint and decorate hand tea towels, make homemade candle wax squares, and create a fabric tag wreath. This class will be held Tuesday, Nov, 7 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 1. All supplies will be included in the price.
– Wellness Wake-up!: When is the last time that you took a moment to consider your wellbeing in all areas of your life? Join us for a crash course wellness intensive to help you reset your focus on what you need. Attendees will be engaged in personal awareness and growth opportunities to explore their own wellness journey. This class will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to the class. Cost will be $10. Presenter will be Cat Vincent, MA, LPC, NCC, LPC-S.

Check the Continuing Education website at for additional opportunities. Don’t forget that pre-registration is required for all classes.

Music faculty recital open to public Oct. 24

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The Delta State University Department of Music presents Dr. Douglas Mark and Dr. Jung-Won Shin, both associate professors of music, and violinist Anne-Gaëlle Ravetto in a free faculty recital on Oct. 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

The program will include works for tenor and alto trombones and piano by Frigyes Hidas, Eugène Bigot, Ernest Bloch, Jacques Castérède and Astor Piazzolla.

Mark provides instruction in applied low brass, and directs the DSU brass ensemble. He has held similar positions at the Hochstein School of Music, Hamilton College, Nazareth College and Colgate University, all located in New York.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mark has performed with several orchestras, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Locally, he has performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Tupelo Symphony and the Delta Symphony. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts. An advocate of community music projects, Mark has participated in the NEA Chamber Music Rural Residency in Liberal, Kansas. He has performed internationally in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Taiwan. He is an artist/clinician for Antoine Courtois Paris trombones.

Shin is an associate professor of music at Delta State University. She has appeared as an active solo and collaborative pianist with a large range of repertoire for solo, vocal and chamber music at recitals and concerts in the U.S., Canada, Ireland and Korea.  She has won prizes and has been selected as a finalist at several solo, chamber music and concerto competitions, such as the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, the Annual Kankakee International Piano Concerto Competition, and the Korean Festival Ensemble Chamber Music Competitions. She has been featured in international and regional conferences of the College Music Society, The Lives of the Piano concert series at the Manhattan School of Music and the Beethoven Sonata Recital Series at the Yamaha Artist Services in New York, the Beethoven Bootcamp in Dublin, Ireland, the Summer Concert Series at Buam Art Hall and the Geumjeong Cultural Center in Korea, Rising Stars Concerts at the Orford Summer Music Academy and Festival, and guest recitals and master classes at several universities in the U.S. and Korea. Her collaborative CDs with soprano Amy Yeung and violinist Sue-Jean Park were released in 2010.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 662-846-4615.




Pirates Sail onto the BPAC Stage Oct. 16

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On Oct. 16, the Bologna Performing Arts Center will host the hilarious musical shenanigans of Dallas Children’s Theatre’s production, “How I Became a Pirate,” the story of young Jeremy Jacobs and his adventures with the pirates of Captain Braid Beard’s swashbuckling crew.

Based on the popular children’s book by Melinda Long, the morning matinee performance will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Delta and Pine Land Theatre at the BPAC. Tickets for school and family groups are $6 each and are available for purchase online or by calling the Arts Education Office at 662-846-4844. This performance is sponsored locally by Walmart.


Chinese Heritage Museum reunion set for Oct. 27-28

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Oct. 2728 – Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum Reunion

  • The Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum located in the DSU Caps Archives Building will host the biennial reunion with activities and educational events.
  • Events are FREE for DSU students, but they must register before the reunion. Here’s the student registration link.
  • For more information, please contact Emily Jones at