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Delta State to host 14th Annual Elliot-Nowell-White Science Symposium

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Delta State University will play host to The 14th Annual Elliott-Nowell-White-Science Symposium, Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21.

Dedicated to the advancement of medicine through research, the symposium was established in 1992 by Doctors Robert L. and Mary C. Elliott of the Elliott-Elliott-Head Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center (EEH) in Baton Rouge, La. Its purpose is to introduce Delta State students and faculty to outstanding scientists of international stature whose careers in research serve as role models for students majoring in the Sciences.

This year’s program will feature lectures by the following: Dr. Robert Elliott; Dr. James Holland, Distinguished Professor of Neoplastic Disease at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, N.Y., N.Y.; Dr. Steinar Aamdal, Senior Oncologist, and Head of the Department of Clinical Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, University of Oslo, Norway; Dr. Kenneth Peterson, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport; and Dr. Mark S. Elliott; Plastic Surgeon, Meridian, Miss.

Other speakers are Reginald Herrington and Emily Boykin, recent participants in the Elliott Research Fellowship Program sponsored by The Elliott-Elliott-Head Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center, Baton Rouge, La. Each summer, outstanding Delta State students are given the opportunity to participate in leading cancer research at the Mastology Research Institute, the research arm of the EEH Center in Baton Rouge.

Dr. Robert Elliott will open the symposium with the Armchair Session Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m., Caylor Hall, Room 105. His topic “In Search of Excellence” is Dr. Elliott’s way of “lighting the fire within” today’s students to take up the banner of excellence and strive to achieve greatness.

The Johnny Outz Memorial Lectures, also presented on Oct. 20 will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Jobe Hall. They will include: “New Aspects About the Cause of Breast Cancer,” by Dr. James Holland and “Cancer Vaccines and Chemotherapy: Friend or Foe,” by Dr. Steinar Aamdal.

The Roy Lee Wiley Lecture Series, which opens Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m., Caylor Hall, Room 205 will begin with accounts of their summer experiences at the Mastology Research Institute by students, Reginald Herrington and Emily Boykin.  The program continues with a presentation, “Vibrio Cholerae – an Ancient Scourge with State-of-the-art Virulence Mechanisms,” by Dr. Kenneth Peterson, and concludes with “The Art of Beauty,” by Dr. Mark Elliott.

The Elliott-Nowell-White-Science Symposium is a part of The Elliott Program of Excellence, a multi-faceted endeavor that benefits students from all walks of life at Delta State University. It is held each year in honor of H. L. Nowell and Dr. Jesse S. White.

The symposium is free to the public. All interested students and non-students are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Office of Biological and Physical Sciences at Delta State University, at (662) 846-4240.

 

 

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DSU College of Business to celebrate academic excellence at annual lecture series

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Delta State University’s College of Business will present its annual lecture series, Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. inside the State Room of the H.L. Nowell Union Building on campus.

With “Celebrating Academic Excellence” serving as this year’s message, the College of Business will welcome David Abney, President of UPS International and 1976 Delta State alumnus, for the keynote address.

As President of UPS International, Abney is charged with the strategic development and management of UPS’s international package division. As part of UPS’s Management Committee, Abney is also responsible for overseeing UPS’s international package services within the United States.

A native of Greenwood, Abney received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. It was while at Delta State, he began his career with UPS, as a part-time employee loading and unloading packages in 1974.

Since that time, Abney has held various positions throughout his UPS career, including division manager in New Jersey and district manager in Utah. He also served as president of SonicAir®, UPS’s same-day delivery service. While president of SonicAir, Abney was honored with the Professionalism in Services/Support Management Award by the International Association of Services Management for demonstrating exemplary managerial characteristics.

Prior to taking the helm of UPS’s top international post, Abney led UPS’s logistical and freight operations in Canada, Latin America and the United States. He later headed up the global operations of UPS’s freight forwarding and customs brokerage operations. During his tenure, Abney oversaw UPS’s largest acquisition in recent history – the Fritz Companies.

“Obtaining my degree from Delta State was like crossing the continental divide. I was the first in my family to graduate from a university,” Abney offered. “My education at Delta State certainly helped prepare me for the ‘real world’ of business. It has been 29 years since I left Delta State, and as I now travel throughout the world, I proudly refer to Delta State wherever I go.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the College of Business at (662) 846-4200.

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DSU College of Business to celebrate academic excellence at annual lecture series

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                                                                                    Abney

Delta State University’s College of Business will present its annual lecture series, Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. inside the State Room of the H.L. Nowell Union Building on campus.

With “Celebrating Academic Excellence” serving as this year’s message, the College of Business will welcome David Abney, President of UPS International and 1976 Delta State alumnus, for the keynote address.

As President of UPS International, Abney is charged with the strategic development and management of UPS’s international package division. As part of UPS’s Management Committee, Abney is also responsible for overseeing UPS’s international package services within the United States.

A native of Greenwood, Abney received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. It was while at Delta State, he began his career with UPS, as a part-time employee loading and unloading packages in 1974.

Since that time, Abney has held various positions throughout his UPS career, including division manager in New Jersey and district manager in Utah. He also served as president of SonicAir®, UPS’s same-day delivery service. While president of SonicAir, Abney was honored with the Professionalism in Services/Support Management Award by the International Association of Services Management for demonstrating exemplary managerial characteristics.

Prior to taking the helm of UPS’s top international post, Abney led UPS’s logistical and freight operations in Canada, Latin America and the United States. He later headed up the global operations of UPS’s freight forwarding and customs brokerage operations. During his tenure, Abney oversaw UPS’s largest acquisition in recent history – the Fritz Companies.

“Obtaining my degree from Delta State was like crossing the continental divide. I was the first in my family to graduate from a university,” Abney offered. “My education at Delta State certainly helped prepare me for the ‘real world’ of business. It has been 29 years since I left Delta State, and as I now travel throughout the world, I proudly refer to Delta State wherever I go.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the College of Business at (662) 846-4200.

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Delta State’s Homecoming Parade Set for Friday Oct. 28

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Delta State University’s Homecoming parade is set for Friday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.

All floats in the parade will line-up at 3 p.m. in the north parking lot of Kent Wyatt Hall, with all other units to line-up at 3:30 p.m.

Floats will be judged in the parking lot prior to the parade. Awards will be presented during half-time festivities of the homecoming football, Saturday, Oct. 29. The Statesmen will play host to Ouachita Baptist with a 3 p.m. kick-off scheduled.

The parade route will start at the north parking lot of Kent Wyatt Hall, entering the Delta State campus on Sunflower Road and will pass in front of the H.L. Nowell Union and exit onto Fifth Avenue. The parade will then proceed up Court St. to Sharpe Ave., then go north on Sharpe Ave. to Sunflower Rd. and proceed back to Kent Wyatt Hall parking lot.

After the parade, the floats will be taken to Parker Field to be displayed. The floats must be removed from the field between 1 and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Cassie Cole, SGA Student Activities Chairman and Linda Ross, Director of the H.L. Nowell Union are coordinating the parade.

For more information, contact please Ross at (662) 846-4666 or Cole at (601)-540-4509.

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Full slate of activities scheduled for Delta State’s Homecoming Weekend

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Delta State University will celebrate its annual Homecoming weekend with a full slate of activities scheduled, beginning Friday, Oct. 28 – Saturday, Oct. 29.

To commence the celebration, the Delta State University Alumni and Foundation will hold a press conference, Friday, Oct. 28, at 11:30 a.m. on the east steps of Kent Wyatt Hall, announcing the conclusion to its highly successful, five-year “Wings & Roots” fund-raising campaign. Representatives from faculty, staff, students and community will be in attendance including Delta State President Dr. John M. Hilpert and Foundation Board President Ned Mitchell. 

Delta State’s Homecoming parade is set for Friday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m., with all floats in the parade set to line-up at 3 p.m. in the north parking lot of Kent Wyatt Hall and all other units to line-up at 3:30 p.m.

Floats will be judged in the parking lot prior to the parade and awards will be presented during half-time festivities of the homecoming football game, Saturday, Oct. 29.

Friday night will feature an induction ceremony and dinner for the latest “Golden Circle” honorees. Additionally, the M Club will hold its reunion at 6 p.m. in the east lobby, second floor of the H.L. Nowell Union.

Saturday’s activities will start early and last long into the evening, providing ample opportunity for all to become involved. The Jimmy R. Williams Bookstore will open its doors at 8 a.m. in the H.L. Nowell Union and will be providing a 10 percent discount with the presentation of an alumni membership card.

The Delta State art depart will be presenting an exhibition, Five Painters, which features the works of five former DSU art students. A coffee reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – noon in the Wright Art Gallery on campus.

Also that morning, the Alumni Association will host a brunch in the State Room of the H.L. Nowell Union to present its Outstanding Alumnus Award to Tim Harvey of Memphis, along with fellow service award winners, Dave “Boo” Ferriss; Judson Thigpen and Mandy Gardner. Also that morning, ninety five-year-old, Ava Abdo Breeden, the last living member of the famed Margaret Wade “Rabbit Foot Squad,” will be presented a loyalty award which will be accepted by Wilma Gilbow, her niece.

The day will also feature many class reunions throughout the day, highlighted this year by the Class of 1955, the 1965 football team and the 1970 track teams.

At 11 a.m., many departments across campus will be having “Open Houses,” including the Division of Language and Literature (Kethley Hall), Speech Pathology (Kethley) and the School of Nursing. The Roberts-Laforge Library will present its open house and tour at 1 p.m.

At noon, most of the day’s activities will shift to Shumate Park. All encouraged to tailgate and picnic before the football game. Activities are planned for both children and adults, alike.

Renaissance, Delta State’s poplar music ensemble, will perform at 1 p.m., with the Statesmen football squad set to walk through the park just minutes before at 12:45 p.m.


Kick-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. inside Travis E. Parker, as the Statesmen play host to Ouachita Baptist in their final home contest of the 2005 season. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime of the game.

Homecoming weekend will culminate that evening with a Student Hall of Fame Reunion Gala at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Country Club.

For a more complete listing of the weekend’s schedule, please contact the Alumni Association at (662) 846-4706 or visit the Delta State website at www.deltastate.edu.