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Delta State’s Green receives research award

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Delta State Associate Professor of Sociology and Community Development Dr. John Green was recently awarded the 2010 Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award. The award is presented by the Community Development Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to community development.

 
Green received his bachelor’s in political science and master’s in sociology from Mississippi State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in rural sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002 and returned to Mississippi as a faculty member in the Division of Social Sciences at Delta State University.
 
During 2009-2010, he has been interim chair for the Division of Social Sciences and acting chair of the Department of History.
 
Green is the founding director of the Institute for Community-Based Research at Delta State. A collaborative partnership between the Division of Social Sciences and the Center for Community and Economic Development, the institute works with students, faculty and grassroots organizations to engage in applied research and evaluation. Additionally, the institute partners with a broad array of nonprofits, foundations and universities. Among a diverse portfolio of projects, the institute regularly conducts quantitative and qualitative research and works with organizations to use results for planning and evaluating projects to move communities from vulnerability to resiliency. This involves initiatives in the Delta and the Gulf Coast regions of Mississippi.
 
In addition to his faculty positions at Delta State, Green has professional appointments as a consultant to the Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness, University of Michigan and a Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State University. He was awarded the Delta State Foundation Prizes for Excellence in Service and for Excellence in Research, and the Rural Sociological Society’s Award for Excellence in Extension and Public Outreach in 2009. He served as president of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association, and he is currently a council member with the Rural Sociological Society.
 
Green will be honored during the Awards Banquet of the Community Development Society Annual International Conference to be held July 25-28, in New Orleans.
 

 

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Delta State to offer ‛Time Management: How to Get More Accomplished in Less Time’ workshop

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Delta State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a “Time Management: How to Get More Accomplished in Less Time” from 2-3 p.m., on June 15, at the Humphreys County Library at 105 South Hayden Street in Belzoni.

 
Dr. Cooper Johnson, chair of Entrepreneurship in Business Technology and Dr. Jamye Long, assistant professor of management at Delta State, will be the featured speakers.
 
The Time Management workshop focus on the specific skills employees need in order to efficiently accomplish established organizational goals. Through proper planning and organizing, employees are better equipped to handle daily tasks as well as unexpected and pertinent situations.
 
Delta State University’s SBDC is a member of the Mississippi Small Business Development Centers (MSBDC) network. MSBDC has assisted Mississippi businesses since 1981. 
 
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by calling (662) 846-4236 or by mail to the Delta State University MSBDC at P.O. Box 3235, Cleveland, MS 38733, funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Registration is required for all workshops. Business owners and managers are encouraged to attend.
 
The workshop is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend and to reserve a seat, contact the Delta State SBDC at (662) 846-4236 or e-mail jstarks@deltastate.edu or contact Catfish Museum at (662) 247-4838 or catfish@belzonicable.com.
 
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Delta State to host Gulf Coast area alumni gathering

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Delta State University’s Gulf Coast area alumni gathering will be held on Tuesday, June 22, at the home of Dr. Johnny Mallett at 4482 W. Gay Road in D’Iberville.

 
A social/registration is scheduled for 6 p.m., followed by a barbecue dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person.
 
All Delta State alumni and friends of the university are invited to attend.    
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Delta State alumni association at (662) 846-4660 or e-mail alumni@deltastate.edu. 
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Delta State provides books to students in reading program

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Students in the Mississippi Humanities Council’s Family Reading Bonds (MHCFRB) program, which encourages literacy by working with parents and their children, received their own books at a recent session held in Itta Bena. 

 
This six week program utilizes a storyteller and discussion leader to encourage parents and their lower elementary age children to read together as a family and discuss important issues such as fairness, courage, cleverness, and dreams and determination.
 
The books were provided by members of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), and distributed by the Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University. The Delta Center has received thousands of books from the Alliance and will be sending them to literacy programs across the Delta. 
 
The Mississippi Humanities Council Family Reading Bonds program is presented in conjunction with Communities in Schools Greenwood Leflore.
 
Along with the books and certificates of appreciation given to the families at the final session, each child in the program will received a book each week, compliments of the Harry Potter Foundation.
 
The Harry Potter Alliance has 60 chapters around the world, and raises funds and provides resources for projects in Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. 

 

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Delta State to offer Summer Arts Plus camp

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Joyce Sledge (right) of Cleveland, registers her four grandchildren for the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute PLUS camp. Pictured with Sledge is Tennie Lester, Arts Education Coordinator, Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC).

 
The camp is for children ages 5-12 and will be held July 12-17 on the Delta State campus. 
 
To register or for more information, contact Lester at (662) 846-4844 or e-mail tlester@deltastate.edu.