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GIT Center highlighted in Trajectory Magazine

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Talbot Brooks, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University, recently helped publish a special edition of Trajectory Magazine, the official magazine of the Unites States Geospatial Foundation.

Circulation for the major publication is about 100,000, and work from Delta State students is also highlighted in the magazine.

Brooks served as a contributor and subject matter expert for the magazine. Many of the articles published in the edition were the brainchildren of Brooks and Keith Masback, USGIF executive director.

“Trajectory Magazine is the leading trade journal in our industry,” said Brooks. “It’s distribution has soared to well over 100,000 readers in the defense, intelligence and geospatial industries.”

Delta State’s unique GIT center is mentioned throughout the magazine for its efforts of strengthening community resilience and situational awareness. A review of the center’s book, “GIS for Critical Infrastructure Protection,” is also part of the special issue.

“We’re really one of a very select few working in this domain and mentioned in the special issue,” said Brooks. “We’re keeping company with George Mason, University of Chicago, UT Dallas and the University of Pittsburg. Further, the latter focus on research and development, whereas we focus on application and implementation. All the technology in the world is of no value if you cannot integrate its use into existing workflows.”

Brooks said this sort of work is only possible thanks to administrative support with a vision for growing signature Delta State programs.

“They’ve been very flexible and accommodating, and I hope that our accomplishments will continue to not only help build Delta State’s reputation for excellence in this arena, but attract talented new students to campus as well,” added Brooks.

To view the digital edition of the magazine, visit http://trajectorymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Trajectory_2017_Special_Edition.pdf.

Learn more about opportunities at Delta State’s Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at http://www.deltastate.edu/artsandsciences/geospatial-information-technologies.

The mission of the center is to provide geospatial services, accessible education and training, and institutional knowledge for geospatial information technologies to the widest possible audience, and particularly, the mid-Delta region.

Classes cancelled on Wednesday, Jan. 17

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Due to weather conditions and in the interest of safety and an abundance of caution, Delta State University is cancelling all classes, including night classes, on Wednesday (Jan. 17). University employees should report to campus from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Everyone is encouraged to use caution if traveling. Employees who commute and are not able to travel should notify their supervisor.

Please report any problems to the Campus Police Department by calling 662-846-4155. For students living in the residence halls, the Hall Directors will issue information/updates from time to time. Please contact your Hall Director with any questions or problems. The Dining Hall will be open for its normal operating hours.

Decisions regarding scheduled athletic events will be posted on the Delta State Athletics website (www.gostatesmen.com) and social media outlets. For the status of other scheduled university events, contact the event sponsor.

Updates and notifications of campus status will be available at www.deltastate.edu, the university’s Facebook page (facebook.com/deltastateuniversity), Twitter account (@deltastate), and through the Okra Alert Emergency System. Or, you can call for an update at 662-846-4155.

Anyone who has not yet registered his or her cell phone number for emergency text alerts is encouraged to do so now by completing the following steps:
1. Login to your “My DSU” account:
https://banapp2.deltastate.edu:9010/dsu/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage
2. Choose the “Personal Information” section and the “Enroll in Okra Alert” option.
3. Add your cell phone number (with area code).

Campus closure due to weather

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The National Weather Service has placed Cleveland under a Winter Weather Warning beginning at 6 p.m. today and ending at noon tomorrow.

Due to this weather threat, and in the interest of safety and an abundance of caution, Delta State University will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16. All classes, including night classes, are cancelled for Tuesday, and the university will be closed for business operations. However, students who live on campus and nearby are encouraged to return to Cleveland by 6 p.m. today as hazardous travel conditions could extend well into tomorrow night. Everyone is encouraged to use caution if traveling after the storm begins tonight. The Dining Hall will be open for its normal operating hours.

Please report any problems to the Campus Police Department by calling 662-846-4155. For students living in the residence halls, the Hall Directors will issue information/updates from time-to-time. Please contact your Hall Director with any questions or problems.

Decisions regarding scheduled athletic events will be posted on the Delta State Athletics website (www.gostatesmen.com) and social media outlets.

For the status of other scheduled university events, contact the event sponsor.

Updates and notifications of campus status will be available at www.deltastate.edu, the university’s Facebook page (facebook.com/deltastateuniversity), Twitter account (@deltastate), and through the Okra Alert Emergency System. Or, you can call for an update at 662-846-4155.

Anyone who has not yet registered his or her cell phone number for emergency text alerts is encouraged to do so now by completing the following steps:
1. Login to your “My DSU” account:
https://banapp2.deltastate.edu:9010/dsu/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage
2. Choose the “Personal Information” section and the “Enroll in Okra Alert” option.
3. Add your cell phone number (with area code).

Weather update: Employees will not report on Friday, Jan. 12

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OKRAlert: Due to icy roads and winter weather, the university will suspend classes on Friday, Jan. 12. Employees will NOT report at 1 p.m. as originally scheduled.

The Delta State Emergency Response Team is monitoring the situation and is in contact with the National Weather Service, emergency officials and the university’s administration.

Any changes to the university’s schedule will be posted using deltastate.edu, email, text messages, Twitter (@DeltaState) and Facebook.

If you have travel plans, please check weather conditions and road conditions and use judgment before traveling.

Anyone who has not yet registered his or her cell phone number for emergency text alerts is encouraged to do so now by completing the following steps:

1.    Login to your “My DSU” account:

2.    https://banapp2.deltastate.edu:9010/dsu/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage

3.    Choose the “Personal Information” section and the “Enroll in Okra Alert” option.

OKRAlert: Classes suspended Friday, Jan. 12

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OKRAlert: Due to icy roads and winter weather, the university will suspend classes on Friday, Jan. 12. Employees will report at 1 p.m., unless otherwise notified.

The Delta State Emergency Response Team is monitoring the situation and is in contact with the National Weather Service, emergency officials and the university’s administration.

Any changes to the university’s schedule will be posted using deltastate.edu, email, text messages, Twitter (@DeltaState) and Facebook.

If you have travel plans, please check weather conditions and road conditions and use judgment before traveling.

Anyone who has not yet registered his or her cell phone number for emergency text alerts is encouraged to do so now by completing the following steps:     

1.    Login to your “My DSU” account: 

2.    https://banapp2.deltastate.edu:9010/dsu/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage

3.    Choose the “Personal Information” section and the “Enroll in Okra Alert” option.

4.    Add your cell phone number (with area code).