Delta State University’s 5th Annual International Conference on the Blues will celebrate the region’s connections to the art form by honoring blues legends and investigating gospel music’s links to it. The event takes place Sept. 29-Oct. 2 on the campus of Delta State.
Laura Kate Fortner has been named the 2018 John S. and Jutta Karnstedt Ferretti Fellow by Delta State’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program (MA-LS).
A native of Marks, Mississippi, Fortner earned a B.A. in history in 2018 and completed a senior capstone paper entitled, “The Rude Awakening Is Everybody’s Wrong: How the Vietnam War, Social Conflict, and Returning Soldiers Made Rock Classic.”
Who: College of Education and Human Sciences
What: Grant Announcement Ceremony
When: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, 2 PM
Where: Jacob Conference Center, James E. Ewing Building