Delta State to Offer Citizen Response to Active Shooter (CRASE) Course

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Delta State University is pleased to announce the confirmation of two CRASE courses to be offered in the fall semester for faculty and students. This potentially life saving seminar is a quick-paced, two hour, in-depth look at how civilians can protect themselves prior to the police containing a violent situation. The University Police Department will also offer a classroom version after the beginning of the fall semester for faculty and students.
The date geared toward staff employees is Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. in Union 302a.
The New Student Orientation date is August 14th at 12:30 p.m. in the BPAC on the main stage.
Please encourage staff within your department or around campus to attend this important training seminar. It takes everyone to create a safe campus community.

Flags lowered to half staff in honor of Capital Gazette victims

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Statement from United States President Donald J. Trump:

“Our Nation shares the sorrow of those affected by the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Americans across the country are united in calling upon God to be with the victims and to bring aid and comfort to their families and friends. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on June 28, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 3, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.”

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant also ordered flags flown at half-staff on state of Mississippi buildings and grounds from sunrise to sunset on today in remembrance of Lt. Gov. Brad J. Dye, Jr. and Paul Ott Carruth.

Delta State exhibits at rock and fossil show

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Delta State University exhibited at the 39th annual Memphis Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show in late April.

The collection of rocks, minerals and fossils was presented by Dr. Nina Baghai-Riding, professor of biology and environmental science at Delta State, and her husband Keith Riding.

The event features displays created by club members and assorted hands-on activities. Additionally, there are more than 30 dealers who sell rocks, minerals, fossils and jewelry. Exhibitors also include displays from local universities, museums and other agencies.

“Bulgarian Art Song” completed

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“Bulgarian Art Song” is a collection of art songs that were composed by Bulgarian composers. Jamie Dahman, assistant professor in the Department of Music, collected several scores during his time in Bulgaria as a Fulbright Fellow.

A collaboration with Dr. Gabriela Hristova of the University of Michigan-Flint, this 16-song curation is the first such anthology in the United States. In addition to the songs, it includes a brief history of the development of Bulgarian art song, a chapter on lyric diction, and an information sheet about the composers represented in the volume.

“Bulgarian Art Song” is published by Classical Vocal Reprints and was generously supported by a Faculty Research Grant from Delta State University.