Local Artists Showcase their Talents in the BPAC’s Delta Review

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Eddie Amelung and Connie Black of Greenwood

Lane Rodgers of Greenville

The Paisley Brothers: Ike Trotter, Cham Trotter, Rob Hawkins, and Andy Alexander of Greenville

The Delta Review is an in-house production of the Bologna Performing Arts Center, which will be held Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. 

You’ve seen these faces perform around the Delta, now come and enjoy your communities own local artists under one setting.  Why visit New York for a night of cultural enhancement when the Delta Review highlights your very own Delta artists right here in the Mississippi Delta.

This program will feature vocal performances by area Delta artists, or artists with Delta ties, rendered acoustically on the Delta Pine and Land main-stage.  The songs range from light classical (arias from beloved operas/operettas or art songs); Broadway show tunes; jazz, and classic rock-n-roll.  Instrumentals on acoustic guitar and piano will also be conducted. 

These talented individuals will be performing selections from Operatic favorites such as Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro to Broadway musical hits such as “Fiddler on the Roof’s” If I Were a Rich Man, and top 40 sounds, such as Dionne Warwick’s Walk on By.  

Show your appreciation for the arts and support for local talent by attending an afternoon of dancing, singing, and music for all ages. This Review highlights Delta artists in a wide-range performance, making this show the first of its kind in the area.

Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for senior citizens and children.  Visit us online at or contact the Box Office at 662-846-4626 to purchase tickets or for additional information.  Box Office hours are from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm Monday through Friday.



Delta State’s Hilpert resting comfortably following knee surgery

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Delta State University President, Dr. John M. Hilpert is resting comfortably this afternoon, following left knee replacement surgery today.

Performed by Dr. Walter Shelton of Mississippi Sports Medicine at River Oaks Hospital in Jackson, Hilpert is expected to be in the hospital for a few days, with additional recovery time at home. With knee replacement surgery, regular physical therapy is necessary to aid in the healing process.

“I thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes, and I look forward to getting home,” Hilpert relayed.

During Hilpert’s absence, Delta State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. John Thornell will be the senior administrator responsible for the university’s day-to-day operations.



Delta State’s Tabb completes economic development training

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Dr. Myrtis Tabb

Deborah Moore

Dr. Myrtis Tabb, Senior Administrator, Special Projects at Delta State University recently completed Session II of the Economic Development Institute (OU/EDI) conducted by the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Okla.

The Institute is a three-session program, each one week long, which provides a broad spectrum of advanced education for the economic development professional and is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.

OU/EDI classes focus on the three major core areas Finance, Real Estate and Business Retention & Expansion as well as areas of concentration in Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Managing Economic Development Organizations. Students take 117 hours of instruction selected from nearly 50 possible classes, workshops and discussion groups.

Of the training Tabb remarked, “The training provided through the Economic Development Institute is top caliber. I am fortunate to have participated and feel what I have learned can be applied immediately in my community and economic development work with local communities through Delta State University.”

Tabb and Deborah Moore, Director, Center for Community and Economic Development, were recently notified that they had received a scholarship for further study from the Mississippi Economic Development Council, Inc. Scholarship Committee (MEDC) in Jackson, Miss. Funding for the scholarship program is provided by the Mississippi Economic Development Council, Entergy Corporation, Mississippi Power Company and the Mississippi Development Authority in order to enhance knowledge of the development profession.



Admissions to host Spring Visit Days

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Spring Visit Days

The Office of Admissions and Recruiting is hosting the following spring visit days for all prospective high school seniors, community and senior college transfers, and parents:

MajorVisit DayRegistration Deadline
Delta Music InstituteFebruary 19February 14
College of BusinessFebruary 23February 19
School of NursingFebruary 26February 21
Commercial AviationMarch 2February 23
Elementary EducationMarch 5February 28

All events will begin at 9:00 and end by 12:00 (except CAV which begins at 9:30 and ends at 3:00.)  Registration is required.  To register and for a complete schedule of events click on each of the majors listed above.

Note: If you do not see your intended major listed, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-GO-TO-DSU extension 3, to schedule a private campus tour.


Delta State’s Eyster to round out AD search committee

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Scott Eyster

Statesmen quarterback Scott Eyster will serve on Delta State University’s athletic director search committee, President Dr. John M. Hilpert announced today.

A four-year letterman with the DSU football program, Eyster paced the Statesmen to 12-3 mark on the season, finishing ranked No. 3 in the final American Football Coaches Association Top 25 Poll. Currently working on his master’s degree in sports management, Eyster maintains a 3.5 GPA and is three-time All-Gulf South Conference academic honor roll selection.

“Scott has had equal success on the field and in the classroom. He has first-hand knowledge of the operation of our athletic department and is an excellent addition to the search committee,” Hilpert acknowledged.

Dr. Rose Strahan, chair of the mathematics department at Delta State and NCAA faculty athletic representative for the university, will chair the committee. She will be joined by the following: 

·          Georgene Clark – English Faculty (Faculty)

·          John Cox – Cox and Moore Law Firm (Alumni Association)

·          Scott Eyster – Delta State student-athlete

·          Gary Gainspoletti – Gainspoletti and Associates (Athletic Booster Club)

·          Mike Kinnison – Head Baseball Coach (Athletic Staff)

·          Wayne Lee – Health Physical Education & Recreation Faculty (Athletic Alumni)

·          Ned Mitchell – South Group/Bolivar Insurance (Foundation)

·          Billy Moore – Dean of College of Business (Academic  Administration)

·          Sandra Rushing – Head Women’s Basketball Coach (Athletic Staff)

·          Greg Redlin – Vice President for Finance & Administration (Staffing – ex officio)

·          Judson Thigpen – Executive Director of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce (Community)

·          Sam Washington – Director of Purchasing (Athletic Committee)    

University officials project that an effective search may require three months or more, not unusual, for a nationwide search process.

Further details regarding the search process will be released as they become available.