26th Annual F.E. Woodall Spring Conference set for March 8

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Delta State University Division of Counselor Education & Psychology will host its 26th Annual F.E. Woodall Spring Conference for Helping Professions, Thursday, March 8 on the third floor of James M. Ewing Hall on the campus. 

This one-day workshop is a terrific opportunity to network with other counselors, attend valuable and enlightening workshops and receive CEU credit hours. 

Multiple breakout sessions throughout the day, highlighted by an afternoon keynote will provide community counselors, school counselors, counselor educators, social workers and other helping professionals with valuable tools for use in a wide variety of situations and work environments. 

Debra Carr, a licensed professional counselor; a licensed marriage and family therapist; and an attorney, is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi. She earned her master’s at The University of Mississippi and JD at Mississippi College School of Law.

In 2003, Carr was the Licensed Professional Counselor of the Year by The Mississippi Counseling Association. Previously, she had been named 2000 College Counselor of the Year by MCA. She was also chosen to attend the ACA Southern Region Leadership Conference as an MCA Emerging Leader.

Carr’s keynote address, “Ethical Counseling Practice-Not One Size Fits All” will begin promptly 10 a.m. in the Henry J. Jacob Conference Center of James M. Ewing Hall.

Registration fee is $20 for faulty, staff, and the general public and $1 for DSU students with proper identification.

For more information or to registration, please contact Kashanta Jackson in the Division of Counselor Education and Psychology at (662) 846-4364 or e-mail

DSU 50l: Introduction to Graduate Studies

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The Division of Graduate and Continuing Studies is hosting a cost-free, informative evening for prospective graduate students for the 2007-2008 academic year on Thursday, March 1, 2007 in the State Room of the H. L. Nowell Student Union. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and conclude with a performance by KODO DRUMMERS of Japan at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. Complimentary tickets for the performance are available on a limited basis. Registration is recommended. If you have any questions, contact the Graduate Office at 662-846-4875.

Delta State’s ‘Confidante’ winners announced

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First place awards were recently presented to contributors of the Delta State student literary publication, Confidante. They are: (from left) Landry Barbieri, an English/journalism major of Clarksdale, First Place for Poetry; Nick White, an English education major of West, First Place for Fiction; Edosa Aibangbee, a marketing major from Largos, Nigeria, First Place for Informal Essay; and Nathan Duff, an interdisciplinary studies major of Alligator, First Place for Formal Essay.

The Confidante is scheduled for publication in August.

‘Tapestry’ released by Delta State Lang & Lit faculty

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Tapestry,” the faculty journal of the Division of Languages and Literature at Delta State University, was officially released, Friday, Feb. 16. Published annually since 1988, this work is composed of poetry, short stories and essays written by members of the division. Contributors to this year’s “Tapestry” are (left to right): Bill Hays, Stephen King, Jim Tomek, Susan Allen Ford, Yvonne Tomek, Dorothy Shawhan, Patricia Roberts, Bill Pennington, Marilyn Schultz, Bonnie Horton, Jeff Smithpeters, Ben Burgos, Jack Phillips, Renelda Owen (editor), John Ford and Donna Spell. (Not pictured: Terry Everett, Chip Mitchell and John Pursley.) Copies are on sale for $3 in the Division of Languages & Literature office at Delta State. For more information, please call (662) 846-4060

Torgerson and Jennings represent Delta State at HEADWAE

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Rick Torgerson (left), Delta State University cataloger and associate professor of Library Services; and Emily Jennings, Delta State senior political science major of Clinton, recently represented Delta State University at the 20th Annual Higher Education Appreciation Day/Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) awards luncheon in Jackson.

First celebrated in 1988, HEADWAE was established by the Legislature to honor the academic achievement of individuals and the overall contribution of the state’s public and private institutions of higher learning. In total, 72 outstanding students and faculty members from 36 Mississippi public and private universities and colleges were recognized, as this year’s honorees began the appreciation day with a visit to the State Capitol where they were welcomed and recognized by the Senate and House of Representatives before participating in a tour of the Capitol. An awards luncheon followed at the Jackson Marriott Downtown. Lieutenant Governor Amy Tuck, who actively serves as chairman of the HEADWAE committee, presided as mistress of ceremonies. Kathleen Koch, a CNN general assignment correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and native of Bay Saint Louis, delivered the keynote address.