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Complete Delta State Jigsaw Puzzles to Occupy Time in COVID-19

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Need something to do during the shelter-at-home order because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Miss being on the Delta State University campus because of the coronavirus pandemic?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, then complete these digital Delta State-themed jigsaw puzzles: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/DeltaStateArchives. Read More

World Premiere of the Documentary Mississippi Yearning, an Expansion of the Award-Winning Finding Cleveland

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Filmmaking duo Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam will return to Delta State University to present the world premiere of their latest documentary about their Chinese immigrant family, Mississippi Yearning, an expansion of their 2014 effort, Finding Cleveland, at 2 PM on Sunday, Oct. 14 in the Bologna Performing Arts Center’s recital hall. This screening, which includes a Q&A with the filmmakers, is free and open to the public.
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Delta State University celebrates 93rd anniversary

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The Dedicated Statesmen Association invites the public to celebrate Delta State University’s 93rd anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at noon inside the H. L. Nowell Student Union.

A short program highlighting achievements and contributions made throughout the 1950s will take place. President William N. LaForge will also make remarks.

A small exhibit of related memorabilia from the University Archives is on display at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the first floor of the student union.

“As President LaForge reflected on the power of time in his convocation address, I want to urge our current student body to remember that this is their time to not only make memories, but to also contribute to the success of the University, as so many students have before us,” said Student Government Association President Charlie King.

Chinese Heritage Museum organizes drive for local animal shelters

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Ushering in the new year, the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum, housed at Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives at Delta State, opened the “Year of the Dog” on Feb. 18 by honoring the Chinese men and women who made the Delta their homes.

In memory of the commitment to community engagement they instilled in their children, museum members collected and donated food, supplies and toys to the Cleveland Animal Shelter and Paw Prints Rescue.

“Each new year brings a renewed commitment to our community and region,” MDCHM Board President Gilroy Chow said. “This was our first opportunity to give back to the community that has supported us for so long, and we were pleased to do so.”

Thanks to the generosity of MDCHM’s membership, more than $500 in food, supplies and toys were made available to the local organizations.

Against the backdrop of a rapidly disappearing society and culture, the MDCHM promotes local heritage preservation by actively collecting oral histories, memorabilia, photographs and textile materials related to the history and story of the Mississippi Delta Chinese immigration and settlement. The resources developed from ongoing preservation projects will encourage an environment of understanding and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity.

The museum opened in October of 2012 and is free and open to the public.

A complete index of materials currently held in the collection is forthcoming. Researchers are encouraged to contact the University Archives staff for appointments to view collections.

Those interested in contributing to the collection by donating family materials or by financially supporting the mission of the museum are asked to contact Emily Jones, university archivist, at  ejones@deltastate.edu or by calling 662-846-4781.