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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 Receives $32,000 Grant from Phil Hardin Foundation for Spoken-Word Poetry Collaboration between Division of Languages and Literature and Rosedale Freedom Project

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Delta State University received a $32,100 grant from the Phil Hardin Foundation to fund an initiative in which undergraduate students in a creative writing poetry class and their faculty member from the Division of Languages and Literature will serve as mentors to middle- and high-school students associated with the Rosedale (Miss.) Freedom Project. The affiliation, called The Spoken Word Freedom Project, will begin in fall 2020 and conclude in spring 2021.  Read More