Delta State fashion merchandising student, Kirsten Stroven (left) was second runner-up at the recent New Orleans Fashion Career Day Apparel Design Competition, reported Dr. Jan Haynes, fashion merchandising professor in the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences. Stroven’s sustainable design was created from upcycled book pages.
A group of Delta State University baseball alumni recently gathered for a weekend of fun reunion activities on campus.
The group enjoyed lunch downtown with their former coach, the legendary Boo Ferriss, and his wife Miriam.
In between ballgames at Tim and Nancy Harvey Stadium-Ferriss Field, the former Statesmen and their families met at the Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni and Foundation House for food and fellowship provide by a former teammate and the National Alumni Association.
Director of Athletics Ronnie Mayers and Director of Alumni Affairs Jeffrey Farris updated the group on the exciting things happening on campus.
To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), Tumblr (http://www.dsualumni.tumblr.com), LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1). Save the date for this year’s Pig Pickin’ (Sept. 24) and Homecoming (Oct. 15).
A concert featuring the Delta State University Wind Ensemble as well as three other ensembles is set for 7 p.m. April 14 at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.
The concert is free and open to the public. Admission is free.
The DSU Symphonic Band, the Hinds Community College Wind Ensemble and the Cleveland High School Concert Band will also perform.
The DSU Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Director of Bands Dr. Erik Richards.
“We have not invited a community college or high school band to play at our spring concert for a while now,” Richards said. “This is something we hope to continue to do to build relations with bands in the state and prospective students.”
Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs Dr. Charles McAdams will also serve as a guest conductor for the DSU Wind Ensemble.
For more information, contact Delta State University Department of Music Secretary Cheryl Beaty at (662) 846-4615.
The Office of Admissions recently held a DSU Family Dinner in Oxford for all local students admitted to Delta State for the fall of 2016. Over 30 students and family members attended the event, held at Old Taylor Grocery. Alumnus Josh West ‘05 spoke to the group about his experiences at Delta State. West lives in Tupelo and operates his business, Blue Delta Jeans, out of Oxford.
Current student Vic Rather also shared his Delta State experiences with the group. Derrick Bean, the admissions recruiter for the area, led the program. Each student received an exclusive T-shirt and was entered into a drawing for door prizes.
Similar events sponsored by the Officer of Admissions have been held throughout the state. According to Caitlyn Thompson, director of recruiting, the DSU Family Dinner series was created to support engagement with admitted students.
“Delta State boasts its family-like atmosphere, so to show our family love, we wanted to dine with our future students and give them a taste of the green and white experience,” said Thompson.
To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), Tumblr (http://www.dsualumni.tumblr.com), LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1). Save the date for this year’s Go Green Weekend (April 2), Pig Pickin’ (Sept. 24) and Homecoming (Oct. 15).
To schedule a campus visit or find out more about the application process, visit www.deltastate.edu/admissions.
As a part of Beatles Symposium 2016: From the Cavern to Candlestick, held in partnership with GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, Delta State University faculty and visiting scholars will present papers at Delta Music Institute’s Studio A beginning at 2 p.m. today.
From 2-2:50 p.m., Delta State’s Cade Holder will present “They’re Gonna Put Me in the Movies”: A Study of Beatles Songs in Film Narrative.” Dr. Jeff Smithpeters will follow with “You Can See Them Out for Dinner”: The Beatles and the Fear of Being Swallowed.”
Visiting presenters will include Kathryn Cox (University of Michigan): “Think For Yourself”: Rubber Soul, Revolver, and the Roots of George Harrison’s Compositional Style,” Dr. Jan Blüml (Palacký University, Czech Republic): “Reception of the Beatles behind the Iron Curtain: The Example of Communist Czechoslovakia,” and Dr. Robert Groene (University of Missouri – Kansas City): “A Music Therapy Content Analysis of The Beatles Music 1957-1970.”
Distinguished Beatles authors Ivor Davis and Jude Southerland Kessler will continue tonight’s schedule at the DMI beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The symposium continues Saturday on site at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. The schedule of events will celebrate the lasting influence and impact of The Beatles with a weekend full of activities.
For more information, visit http://www.grammymuseumms.org/events/detail/beatles-symposium-2016-from-the-cavern-to-candlestick.