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Alumni encourages Go Green Weekend attendance

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The Delta State University Alumni Association will participate in Delta State’s upcoming event Go Green Weekend March 27-29.

Director of the Alumni Association Jeffrey Farris said tailgating will begin at noon Saturday, and the Alumni Association will be handing out clappers for the baseball game as well as information on the group.

“We encourage alumni and friends to come out and enjoy the weekend that is packed full of activities including a kids zone, live music, a cooking competition, Spring Visit Day and baseball and softball games,” said Farris.

Crustacean’s Crawfish, Domino’s, South Style Snow Cones and Aramark Concessions will be selling food throughout the day Saturday.

The second annual jambalaya cooking competition sponsored by the Alumni Association will also take place through Saturday with the announcement of winners at 2 p.m.

On Friday at 9 p.m., live entertainment will be provided by Patty and the Mayonnaise in Statesmen Park. For a full schedule of events for the entire weekend, visit www.deltastate.edu/gogreenweekend.

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 next year’s Pig Pickin’ (September 19, 2015) and Homecoming (November 7, 2015).

Campus prepares for second Go Green Weekend

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The Delta State University community eagerly awaits the second annual Go Green Weekend, scheduled on campus March 27-29.

The exciting program of activities is sponsored by Delta State’s Office of Admissions, National Alumni Association, Athletics and Student Government Association.

Celebrate the spring season with live entertainment, tailgating, a jambalaya cook-off, athletic games, activities for the family and more. Come out to support the Statesmen and Okra for a weekend of food, fun and sports.

March 28 also doubles as Spring Visit Day — an opportunity for potential students, both high school and transfer, to get a taste of campus. Visitors will be able to directly meet with faculty and staff members, current students and alumni. Those planning to attend are urged to register for the visit online at www.deltastate.edu/gogreenweekend.

Chris Gaines, director of recruiting, said the purpose of Go Green Weekend is to encourage the entire Delta State community to unite and show potential students that Delta State is an outstanding university.

“We want this weekend to build on last year’s success, especially from a student perspective,” said Gaines. “This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to show their support for green and white, and show pride in everything that makes Delta State such a phenomenal institution.”

Student Government Association President Mikel Sykes said the weekend has a little something for everyone, and students are looking forward to this year’s schedule.

“Students had a lot of positive feedback about our first attempt at Go Green Weekend in 2014,” said Sykes. “This year promises to be even better. I really think students and potential students will appreciate that we know how to have fun at Delta State.”

“This wouldn’t be possible without the support from the Union Program Council for organizing and funding activities,” he added.

Events kick off March 27 at 6 p.m. with the jambalaya cook-off at Statesmen Park, followed by live entertainment.

Saturday’s events begin with the Wyatt Golf Classic at 8 a.m. at the Cleveland County Club, followed by the opening of Spring Visit Day at 9 a.m. Tailgating at Statesmen Park picks back up at noon, along with a kids zone and music. The following vendors will also be set up in Statesmen Park: Crustacean’s Crawfish, Domino’s Pizza, Southern Style Snow Cones and Aramark Concessions.

The All-Star Cheerleaders will perform at the park at 1:30 p.m., and awards for the cooking competitions begin at 2 p.m.

Also at 2 p.m., The Statesmen baseball team opens its doubleheader against University of West Georgia at Dave “Boo” Ferriss Field. The second game begins at 5:40 p.m. Lady Statesmen softball takes to the mound for its doubleheader against UWG at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The athletic competitions wrap up on Sunday with Lady Statesmen softball closing out the weekend series at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 2 p.m.

For more information on Go Green Weekend and Spring Visit Day, visit www.deltastate.edu/gogreenweekend.

Inaugural Go Green Weekend cook team competition held

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As part of the inaugural Go Green Weekend, a cook team competition was held supported by the Alumni Association. With ten teams competing, the event had a successful first run. Teams competed in the sausage any way and jambalaya any way categories.

Craig Verhage was part of the Go Green Weekend planning committee and coordinated this year’s competition.

“The first annual Go Green cooking competition was a hit with both local cooks, the prospective students and alumni,” said Verhage. “I heard from the teams that cooked in this year’s inaugural Go Green Weekend that they ‘loved the laidback atmosphere, and the cooking categories were quick and easy to prepare.’ All the teams pledged to return next year and tell everyone how much fun they had, so I expect the competition to fill up.”

The Bottoms Up Smokers took home the first prize for sausage any way and the Overall Grand Champion. Swine Before Pearls won first place in the jambalaya category. The prizes were provided by Kossman’s Inc, Shelter Insurance-Craig Verhage, and Lampard’s. Polk’s Meats, a Corporate Sponsor of the National Alumni Association, provided the sausage and pork chops to the cook teams, and Aguzzi Farms provided the rice for the jambalaya.

Teams were encouraged to cook extra jambalaya to serve to the prospective students who were visiting for Go Green Weekend.

To stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities, follow these social media sites: Facebook (Statesmen Graduates), Twitter (@DSU_Alumni), Tumblr (www.dsualumni.tumblr.com), LinkedIn (DSU alumni), Instagram (dsualumni) and You Tube (dsualumni1). Save the dates for Pig Pickin’ (September 27) and Homecoming (November 15).