Faith Cox and Sean Gage, standout seniors at Lewisburg High School in Olive Branch, Miss., have been named the 2019 Statesman Scholars by Delta State University. The 12th-graders—and best friends—receive four-year “full ride” scholarships as a result and will enroll at Delta State in the fall. Read More
Delta State University held a grand reopening ribbon-cutting ceremony for its recently renovated Young-Mauldin Cafeteria on Feb. 5, 2019. Read More
National Honor Society members and Student Council leaders. Lettering athletes and star performers. Volunteers who improve their community and scholars who hold part-time jobs while maintaining sparkling grades.
The best and the brightest from high schools across Mississippi and around the region will come to Delta State University to compete for four-year “full-ride” scholarships at the third annual Statesmen Scholarship Day on Feb. 8, 2019. Read More
Delta State University recently updated its academic scholarship policy to align more closely with hours required for degree completion, as well as state financial aid policies.
“The changes will take effect fall 2018 and will apply to incoming students only,” said Dr. Debbie Heslep, dean of enrollment management at Delta State. “Current students will not be impacted by these changes.”
The changes include:
— Recipients must complete 15 hours each fall and spring semester.
— Freshman scholarships will be available for a maximum of 8 semesters of undergraduate study only.
— Transfer scholarships will be available for a maximum of 4 semesters of undergraduate study only.
— Transfer students with community college hours only (excluding dual credit hours) will be considered.
— Transfer students will be required to maintain a 3.25 Delta State grade point average for scholarship renewal.
In addition, the Statesman Award will only pay room and board if the student is living on campus. Also of note, Recognition Awards will only be available to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members.
“The slight changes impact transfer scholarships based on membership in a national honor society,” said Dr. Charles McAdams, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “The change in the GPA requirement to receive and maintain the scholarship reflect more accurately the academic achievement expected of a student in this honor society. The change also aligns our scholarship requirement with other universities.”
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Delta State University is gearing up for its fifth annual Go Green Weekend on campus April 27-29.
Each spring, students, faculty, staff, alumni and Delta State supporters gather for a full schedule of live entertainment, tailgating, sporting events and a Spring Preview Day on April 27 from the Office of Admissions.
The family-friendly affair is a way for the Delta State community to celebrate all things green and white. The schedule of events is coordinated by a number of Delta State departments.
View the full schedule at www.deltastate.edu/gogreenweekend.
Spring Preview Day continues to grow each Go Green Weekend, as potential students have the opportunity to hear from campus leaders, meet faculty and staff to learn about campus departments, interact with current students and student organizations, enjoy campus tours, and be a first-hand fan at Delta State athletic events. This year’s preview day begins April 27 at 9:30 a.m. in the H.L. Nowell Student Union.
Junior and seniors are asked to register for Spring Preview Day at http://www.deltastate.edu/admissions/go-green-weekend.
“Spring Preview Day is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who are still trying to decide where to attend college,” said Rebekah Arant, Admissions recruiter. “It’s also an opportunity to meet with academic departments and student groups to see what being a Statesmen is all about. Students will have the opportunity to hear from campus leaders, enjoy a campus tour, and interact with current students.”
High school students participating in Spring Preview Day will also receive free tickets for themselves and up to two guests to attend the baseball and softball games on April 28.
The Alumni Office also encourages Delta State alumni, current students and community supporters to come out and support Delta State on the baseball and softball fields. The office will support tailgating festivities outside Harvey Stadium at 1 p.m. on April 28.
“Go Green Weekend is a great opportunity for alumni to see the new and exciting things happening on campus, visit with faculty, staff and other alumni, while enjoying some wonderful Delta State University sporting events,” said Amanda Robinson, assistant director of Alumni Affairs. “The Alumni Association office looks forward to seeing all of our alumni return to campus for Go Green Weekend.”
The Lady Statesmen softball team hosts a doubleheader against Mississippi College on April 28. Games begin at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. They close the series April 29 with a 1 p.m. showdown.
The Statesmen baseball team also hosts Mississippi College for a doubleheader, with games starting at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The men close their series April 29 with a 2 p.m. game.
The Office of Student Affairs, Student Government Association, and Delta Music Institute will also get in on the fun with a few events.
Weather permitting on April 27, the SGA and DMI will host a joint party on the quad. Starting at 6 p.m., DMI students will perform on stage and the SGA Student Crawfish Boil will kick off. At 6:45 p.m., a pep rally will take place for the softball and baseball teams. At 7 p.m., the DMI’s 2018 feature artist, Mic Hargrove, will be performing on stage for an EP release party.
“This event is a culmination of a great year for Student Government Association,” said Layla Young, SGA chief of staff and event coordinator. “We are looking forward to a fun-filled night of good food and good music that showcases the quality of talent here at DSU with our family and friends.
On April 28, Greek Life will host the annual Multicultural Step Show at 8 p.m. in the Bologna Performing Arts Center. This year’s show is a partnership with Make-A-Wish Mississippi. Admission is $5 and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish.
Also on April 28, Athletics will host a special recognition at 9 a.m. at the Derrall Foreman Golf Course to honor former Delta State golf coach Derrall Forman.
Go Green Weekend activities are open to the public, but tickets are required for entry into the baseball and softball games. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, potential students and Delta State supporters are encouraged to tailgate prior the games.