Video Recap of Spring for Success 2019 Projects and Announcing Spring for Success 2020 Projects

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Watch this new recap video that follows the microgrant money that was raised at Delta State University’s inaugural Spring for Success online giving day on March 20, 2019.

That’s when three projects set about raising $2,500 apiece in 24 hours for worthy campus causes: replacing the Statesman mascot suit, bulletproof vests for university police officers, and equipment for a Virtual Dementia® Tour. Each project that met the goal would receive an additional $2,500 from the DSU Foundation. All projects did. The project that raised the most money earned an additional $1,000—for a grand total of $6,000—in this case, to replace the Statesman mascot suit. Additional money raised went to the General Scholarship Fund.

The second annual Spring for Success online giving day will take place on March 19, 2020. The same goals and rules apply for these microgrants. Read More

Delta State University to Receive 2020 Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award from Mississippi Historical Society for Documentary on 1969 Campus Sit-In about Race Relations

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Delta State University will receive the 2020 Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award from the Mississippi Historical Society for an in-progress “DSU Sit-In Documentary” that examines a 1969 demonstration to advance race relations on campus. Read More

Delta State University Announces 2020 Dates for Pig Pickin’, Oct. 3, and Homecoming, Nov. 14

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Pig Pickin’: Oct. 3, 2020

  • 35th annual event
  • Football vs University of West Florida
  • 4th annual Memphis BBQ Network sanctioned cooking competition
  • Tailgating, live entertainment, visiting with alumni and friend

Homecoming: Nov. 14, 2020

  • 88th annual event
  • Football vs Mississippi College
  • Several activities throughout the weekend with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Class of 1970 to celebrate their 50th anniversary at the Alumni Gala on Nov. 13; Alumni Association to recognize the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, Alumni Hall of Fame, and other service awards that evening Read More