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Delta State to host Go Green Weekend

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Delta State University is shaping a new student-based tradition with an exciting program called Go Green Weekend, scheduled on campus and in the community April 3-5.

The program is sponsored by Delta State’s Office of Admissions, National Alumni Association, Athletics, Student Government Association, Union Program Council, Sonic and the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce.

Fun will come in all forms as the weekend features the 42nd annual Springfest, Bolivar County Alumni Crawfish Boil & Social, a number of spring sports home games — including a Statesmen football scrimmage — tailgating, entertainment, Junior Day touring for high school juniors, the inaugural Delta Duathlon and more.

Chris Gaines, director of recruiting, said the purpose of the weekend is to encourage current students, alumni, faculty and staff members to unite and show potential students that Delta State is an outstanding university. 

“We want this weekend to be memorable for everyone involved, especially the students,” said Gaines. “This is a unique opportunity because we haven’t had a big spring semester event of this magnitude in the past. It’s a perfect opportunity to get everyone involved.”

Student Government Association President Sydney Hodnett said from a student perspective, Go Green Weekend offers enough variety to appease the entire student body.

“Part of our job with the SGA is to make sure there are fun opportunities available through campus,” said Hodnett. “Go Green Weekend will be packed with awesome festivities and also show potential students what we have to offer.

“We’d like to thank the Union Program Council for their support in organizing and funding activities.”

Events kick off April 3 from 2-6 p.m. with Springfest on the quadrangle. The festival features games, food, music, entertainment and more.

The following day begins with a community cleanup of downtown Cleveland from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lady Statesmen and Statesmen tennis matches start at 1 p.m., followed by tailgating and a sausage and jambalaya cook-off at 3 p.m. Live music and entertainment begins in Statesmen Park at 8 p.m.

Saturday launches at 8 a.m. with the Delta Duathlon, a running and biking race through Cleveland for youth and adults. The inaugural duathlon is organized by the Delta State Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Recreation Leadership.

The fun continues at the Cleveland Country Club at 8:30 a.m. with the Wyatt Golf Classic, followed by the Lady Statesmen alumni soccer game at 10 a.m. Junior Day meets at the H.L. Nowell Union, also at 10 a.m., and the football scrimmage kicks off at 11 a.m. at Parker Field-McCool Stadium. The Statesmen alumni soccer game begins at noon.

Statesmen Park will be rocking at noon with a big group of events scheduled, including a kids zone, silent auction, Student Organization Fair and a number of other entertainment activities. The cook-off winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

The Lady Statesmen softball team squares off against Lee University at 2 p.m., while the Statesmen face Lee at 3 p.m. Both teams will compete in doubleheaders.

The festivities wrap up at 5 p.m. in Statesmen Park with the Bolivar County Alumni Crawfish Boil & Social.

For more information on Go Green Weekend, visit www.deltastate.edu.

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Delta State to host Go Green Weekend

By | Admissions, Alumni, Athletics, Community, Faculty/Staff, Students | No Comments

Delta State University is shaping a new student-based tradition with an exciting program called Go Green Weekend, scheduled on campus and in the community April 3-5.

The program is sponsored by Delta State’s Office of Admissions, National Alumni Association, Athletics, Student Government Association, Union Program Council and the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce.

Fun will come in all forms as the weekend features the 42nd annual Springfest, Bolivar County Alumni Crawfish Boil & Social, a number of spring sports home games — including a Statesmen football scrimmage — tailgating, entertainment, Junior Day touring for high school juniors, the inaugural Delta Duathlon and more.

Chris Gaines, director of recruiting, said the purpose of the weekend is to encourage current students, alumni, faculty and staff members to unite and show potential students that Delta State is an outstanding university.

“We want this weekend to be memorable for everyone involved, especially the students,” said Gaines. “This is a unique opportunity because we haven’t had a big spring semester event of this magnitude in the past. It’s a perfect opportunity to get everyone involved.”

Student Government Association President Sydney Hodnett said from a student perspective, Go Green Weekend offers enough variety to appease the entire student body.

“Part of our job with the SGA is to make sure there are fun opportunities available through campus,” said Hodnett. “Go Green Weekend will be packed with awesome festivities and also show potential students what we have to offer.

“We’d like to thank the Union Program Council for their support in organizing and funding activities.”

Events kick off April 3 from 2-6 p.m. with Springfest on the quadrangle. The festival features games, food, music, entertainment and more.

The following day begins with a community cleanup of downtown Cleveland from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lady Statesmen and Statesmen tennis matches start at 1 p.m., followed by tailgating and a sausage and jambalaya cook-off at 3 p.m. Live music and entertainment begins in Statesmen Park at 8 p.m.

Saturday launches at 8 a.m. with the Delta Duathlon, a running and biking race through Cleveland for youth and adults. The inaugural duathlon is organized by the Delta State Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Recreation Leadership.

The fun continues at the Cleveland Country Club at 8:30 a.m. with the Wyatt Golf Classic, followed by the Lady Statesmen alumni soccer game at 10 a.m. Junior Day meets at the H.L. Nowell Union, also at 10 a.m., and the football scrimmage kicks off at 11 a.m. at Parker Field-McCool Stadium. The Statesmen alumni soccer game begins at noon.

Statesmen Park will be rocking at noon with a big group of events scheduled, including a kids zone, silent auction, Student Organization Fair and a number of other entertainment activities. The cook-off winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

The Lady Statesmen softball team squares off against Lee University at 2 p.m., while the Statesmen face Lee at 3 p.m. Both teams will compete in doubleheaders.

The festivities wrap up at 5 p.m. in Statesmen Park with the Bolivar County Alumni Crawfish Boil & Social.

For more information on Go Green Weekend, visit www.deltastate.edu.

The Go Green Weekend Cook Team Competition is accepting applications for  sausage and jambalaya cook offs.

Go Green Weekend to include Cook Team Competition

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It’s no secret that delicious food is a staple in the Mississippi Delta and many events revolve around cooking — which is why it’s only natural that Delta State’s upcoming Go Green Weekend includes a Cook Team Competition.

Cook teams will have the opportunity to compete in the categories of Sausage Anyway and Jambalaya Anyway. Both sausage and rice will be provided to the teams, and Polk’s Meats will be providing the sausage for the event. The competition will be located in Statesmen Park, and cooking sites will be assigned by noon on April 3. The winners will be decided after one round of blind judging, and the Go Green 2014 Grand Champion title will be awarded to the team with the highest cumulative score of the two categories.

“Go Green Weekend is an exciting time at Delta State University with alumni, community members, faculty, staff, students and prospective students coming together,” said Jeffrey Farris, director of Alumni Affairs. “We hope to show our prospective students what Delta State is all about, so we are encouraging our cook teams to prepare extra jambalaya for these future students to enjoy.”

The Grand Champion will receive $200, and the first place Sausage Anyway and first place Jambalaya Anyway Winners will each receive $100. The entrance fee is $40 for a 20-by-20-foot space. Teams needing a larger space should contact the Alumni Association. Application and payment must be received by March 21.

For more information, contact BBQ Competition Chair, Craig Verhage at cverhage@shelterinsurance.com or Jeffrey Farris, university staff member at jfarris@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4660. To register, visit http://www.deltastategiving.org/alumniassociation/gogreenweekend.