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Fireside Chat – August 20, 2018 – State of the University

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In this special edition of Fireside Chat, President LaForge shares some highlights from the 2018 State of the University address.

In other news on campus, classes for the fall semester began today, but it’s not too late to register. If you are interested in enrolling at Delta State, contact our Admissions office at 662-846-4020.

On Thursday, IHL Commissioner Dr. Al Rankins will be on campus as part of his listening tour, which includes visiting all eight public universities during his first 100 days in office. Delta State faculty, staff, and students, as well as community members, are invited to an Open Forum with Dr. Rankins on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Room 302A of the H.L. Nowell Student Union. I encourage everyone to come out and share your thoughts and ideas for higher education with Commissioner Rankins. And it’s Welcome Week on campus. For all the information on that and to keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.

Fireside Chat – August 13, 2018 – Statesmen Football Preview

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President LaForge is joined by Todd Cooley, Head Coach of the Statesmen football team.

Delta State’s football program distinguishes itself as one of the premier programs in Division II, with a national championship in 2000, a runner-up finish in 2010, seven Gulf South Conference titles, and nine playoff appearances.

Coach Cooley, the 19th coach of the Statesmen football team, has been instrumental in Delta State’s success since taking the job in 2013. Some of the highlights during his tenure include a stellar 9-2 record for the 2014 season ending with a Gulf South Conference Championship, two playoff appearances in 2014 and 2017, and numerous All-American selections including from last season’s squad, running back Chris Robinson and offensive lineman George Roberts.

Be sure to come out and support the Statesmen during their first home game against Grand Valley State University on Saturday, September 8 beginning at 6 p.m. at Parker Field-McCool Stadium.

In other news on campus, Fall Convocation will take place on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center, during which time I will deliver my annual State of the University address. Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday, and it’s not too late to register. If you are interested in enrolling at Delta State, contact our Admissions office at 662-846-4020.

To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.

Fireside Chat – August 6, 2018 – New Student Week

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President LaForge is joined by Marwa Cherraf, an assistant in the Office of Student Life.

New Student Week, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, will acclimate incoming freshmen and new transfer students to Delta State University and the Cleveland community. These new students will learn about the many academic, health, and social support systems and resources made available to them at Delta State. They will be introduced to faculty, staff, advisors, student leaders, as well as their new classmates.

This week-long extravaganza will occur August 12-18. All freshmen students are required to attend, while new transfer students are encouraged to take part in this fun and important event.

In other news on campus, the Alumni Association will host the Leflore County Chapter Meeting tomorrow and the DeSoto County Chapter Meeting on Saturday.  You can contact the Alumni Office at 662-846-4660 for details.  Also, mark your calendars our Fall Convocation, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 16 at 3 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.

Fireside Chat – July 23, 2018 – Jim Miller, Director of Career Services

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President LaForge is joined by Jim Miller, Delta State’s new Director of Career Services.

Jim joins the Delta State family from Mississippi College where he served many roles during his five-year tenure there, including his most recent position as Director of Career Services. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in his new role at Delta State. Jim grew up in Tupelo and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and his Master’s degree from Mississippi College.

Delta State’s Office of Career Services exists to assist students in realizing their post-graduation goals. The staff help students with document preparation, such as resumes and cover letters, coach them on professionalism and the interview process, as well as serve as a liaison between students and employers through the Statesmen Connect job portal, career events, and internships.

In other news on campus, the start of the 2018-19 academic year is quickly approaching. We will kick off the Fall semester with New Student Week scheduled for August 12-18. This week of events offers incoming freshmen and new transfer students an opportunity to become acclimated to their new college home. For a full schedule of events, visit deltastate.edu/studentlife.

To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.

Fireside Chat – July 16, 2018 – Music Department Studies Abroad in South Korea

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Joining President LaForge are Amanda Lutz and Catheryne Booth, two music majors who participated in the study abroad trip to South Korea.

Earlier this summer, Dr. Christy Riddle and Ms. Michelle Johansen joined President LaForge in a Fireside Chat segment to discuss Delta State’s international programs, including Study Abroad, the newest division of the DSU Student Success Center that provides students and faculty with opportunities to participate in academic and cultural programs around the world.

At the beginning of the summer, faculty and students from the music department traveled to South Korea for a week, which included attending classes, performances by faculty and students, as well as some sight-seeing.

At Delta State, we believe that opportunities, like the study abroad program, produce well-rounded graduates, and we encourage students to pursue these types of opportunities. By studying abroad, students have the chance to see a side of their major that they may not have been exposed to at home. Also, studying abroad is a great way to really experience and understand the host country and its people, its traditions, and its culture.

In other news on campus, the Lady Statesmen Individual Skills basketball camp is this Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Instruction will be given by the DSU coaching staff, as well as former and current DSU Lady Statesmen. To register, visit gostatesmen.com.

To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at deltastate.edu.