Sarah Catherine Yawn

Yawn named president of Mississippi Association of Student Nurses

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Sarah Catherine Yawn, a senior Robert E. Smith School of Nursing student from Boyle, was recently elected to serve as president of the Mississippi Association of Student Nurses at the MASN Convention in Biloxi, Mississippi. Yawn formerly served as the director of Breakthrough to Nursing on the previous MASN board.

MASN strives to provide for the highest quality of health care by: contributing to nursing education in the development of the whole person and their professional role as nurses; working to influence the education process, health care, nursing education and practice through legislative activities as appropriate; and encouraging students to actively participate in community health care projects.

Delta State had two other nursing students re-elected to the MASN board. Badel Kalyanji, a junior nursing student from Tupelo will serve as the director of communications, and Tavelle Marion, a senior from Canton, will serve on the Nominations and Elections Committee North.

Graduates Leah Lamb Rybolt and Krystal Henson were honored as inductees into the MASN Hall of Fame for their service and dedication to the DSU Student Nurses Association. Rybolt is from Clarksdale and Henson is from Jackson.

Yawn, Kalyanji, Marion and Tyler Comans, a senior from Vicksburg, were each inducted into the MASN Hall of Fame as past board members.

Learn more about RESSON at http://www.deltastate.edu/school-of-nursing.

Bolivar County remains under Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. and Wind Advisory until 6 p.m.

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Bolivar County remains under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. and a Wind Advisory until 6 p.m. The Flash Flood Watch extends until Wednesday morning.

Students and employees who commute to campus for evening classes should check their local weather and use their best judgment regarding the safety of travel based on their local conditions.

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.

 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).

Bolivar County remains under a Tornado Watch, Wind Advisory and Flash Flood Watch

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Bolivar County remains under a Tornado Watch, Wind Advisory and Flash Flood Watch. The Tornado Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. tonight (Tues., Nov. 17).

According to the National Weather Service:
Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop across the region during the afternoon hours. Damaging winds of 60-70 miles per hour and tornadoes are possible with these storms. In addition, heavy rainfall of 2-4 inches with locally higher amounts will make flash flooding possible beginning late this afternoon and continuing tonight.

A wind advisory means that wind gusts of 40 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution when driving. Wind gusts of 30-40 mph occasionally bring down large limbs and rotted trees causing serious injury and property damage. Exercise caution when outdoors during these conditions.

Flash flood watch for the area begins at 3 p.m. and will continue through Wednesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall will develop and move across the area this afternoon and tonight. Rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches will be common with locally higher amounts possible. Recent rainfalls have left the ground nearly saturated. These soil conditions and expected rainfall intensity will lead to rapid runoff and flash flooding. Some roadways may become impassable. If encountering flooded roadways, remember to turn around and don’t drown. Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

The Delta State Emergency Response Team is monitoring the situation and will issue alerts throughout the day. The team remains in contact with the National Weather Service, emergency officials and the university’s administration.

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

This weather system has the potential to affect travel conditions for our area. If you have travel plans, please check weather conditions and road conditions and use judgment before traveling. If a tornado warning is issued, remain calm. Go to an interior hall or windowless room. Crouch low, head down, and protect the back of your head with your arms. 

Further updates will be posted using deltastate.edu, email, text messages, Twitter (@DeltaState) and Facebook.

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).

Tornado Watch issued for Bolivar County

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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the Bolivar County area through 8 p.m. tonight. The area also remains under a Wind Advisory and a Flash Flood watch due to the potential for severe weather.

The Delta State Emergency Response Team is monitoring the situation and will issue alerts throughout the day. The team remains in contact with the National Weather Service, emergency officials and the university’s administration.

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

This weather system has the potential to affect travel conditions for our area. If you have travel plans, please check weather conditions and road conditions and use judgment before traveling. If a tornado warning is issued, remain calm. Go to an interior hall or windowless room. Crouch low, head down, and protect the back of your head with your arms.

Further updates will be posted using deltastate.edu, email, text messages, Twitter (@DeltaState) and Facebook

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).

Be aware of potential for severe weather today (Tues., Nov. 17)

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The National Weather Service has predicted the potential for severe weather for the Bolivar County area later today (Tuesday, Nov. 17). It is too soon to determine the exact timing of the weather system, but it is expected to arrive late this afternoon into early evening.

The Delta State Emergency Response Team is monitoring the situation and will issue alerts throughout the day. The team remains in contact with the National Weather Service, emergency officials and the university’s administration.

Any changes to the schedule this evening (Tuesday, Nov. 17) will be posted using deltastate.edu, email, text messages, Twitter (@DeltaState) and Facebook. Any changes to the Tuesday (Nov. 17) night class schedule and events will also be communicated through these outlets.

This weather system has the potential to affect travel conditions for our area. If you have travel plans, please check weather conditions and road conditions and use judgment before traveling.

Updates and any changes to the university’s operating schedule will be posted at deltastate.edu, email, text messages, twitter (@DeltaState), and Facebook.

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).