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Annual holiday giving has begun at Delta State with the DSU Feed-A-Family and DSU Toy Drive.

Holiday giving begins at Delta State

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The season of giving has already begun at Delta State with its two main holiday gifting campaigns getting underway.

Each year, Delta State’s Administrative Staff Council organizes the DSU Feed-A-Family Food Drive before Thanksgiving and the DSU Toy Drive for children from infancy to 10-years-old during the Christmas season.

The DSU Feed-A-Family program benefits staff and community members each holiday season by encouraging departments across campus to donate non-perishable items to help complete bags that provide a Thanksgiving meal to families in need.

Campus volunteers help sort, pack and deliver these items.

“Feed-A-Family is as a way to give back to the DSU family and community,” said Rhonda Loper, program coordinator. “Without the generosity of the DSU staff, faculty and students, we would bot have been able to provide nearly 100 bags of food last year.”

Departments are encouraged to begin collecting donations in their respective offices, which will be collected now through Nov. 16. Pickups will be available upon request Nov. 14-16.

Loper said community groups and churches have also signed up this year to contribute to the food and toy drives.

The annual DSU Toy Drive has also been a mainstay at Delta State during the holidays. Collection of toys will begin Nov. 28 and run through Dec. 15

Unwrapped gifts are sought for children from infancy to 10-years-old and will be donated to youth identified by the Bolivar County Family and Children’s Services.

To take part in the toy drive, bring donations to bring donations to the Registrar’s office in Kent Wyatt Hall.

For more information about DSU Feed-a-Family or the DSU Toy Drive, contact Loper at rloper@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4041.

Delta State’s Staff Council serves as a liaison between the administration and the staff to provide a formal process for staff to discuss issues involving university policies and procedures, and to forward ideas, recommendations and options to the president.

Staff Council brings holiday cheer to Bolivar County children with its annual Toy Drive.

Staff Council holds annual toy drive

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The Administrative Staff Council at Delta State University continues to work hard at helping others this holiday season. Each year, the Staff Council Projects Committee sponsors the Delta State Toy Drive to benefit children in Bolivar County.

This year’s toy drive was another great success. A total of 276 gifts were collected, including bicycles, a scooter, puzzles, books, games and other boys’ and girls’ toys.

Rhonda Loper, staff council projects committee chair, said this is a fitting way to spread holiday cheer.

“There are children in Cleveland who will receive a present this year, who otherwise wouldn’t have if it hadn’t been for the generosity of the Delta State University Staff. As the Projects Committee chair, I couldn’t be more pleased by the response to our annual Toy Drive this year. I want to extend a special thanks to each individual who gave.”

Each department on campus was asked to provide unwrapped gifts appropriate for newborn children up to 12 years old. The toys will be provided to the Bolivar County Family and Children’s Services for distribution.

Staff Council is also sponsoring a holiday breakfast for all Delta State staff members Dec.17. Employee volunteers are providing and serving food with the coffee and juice being provided by the President’s Office.

Delta State’s Staff Council serves as a liaison between the administration and the staff to provide a formal process for staff to discuss issues involving university policies and procedures and to forward ideas, recommendations and opinions to the president.

Administrative Staff Council Fundraiser

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The Administrative Staff Council shall serve as a liaison between the administration and the staff of Delta State University to provide a formal process for staff to discuss issues involving University policies and procedures and to forward ideas, recommendations, and opinions to the President.

Staff Council shall be dedicated to excellence in service and the continued growth and development of Delta State University.

This group will have a table set up in the Union Lobby for fundraising.

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Members of the Delta State staff gathered last week for team building activities and attention to service over self.

Staff “Pay It Forward” at development day

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This year’s theme for Staff Development Day was “Pay It Forward: Service Over Self.” According to Robin Boyles, Staff Council chair, the theme was chosen for two reasons — to acknowledge and celebrate staff contributions of service to the university and community through projects such as Feed-A-Family, Statesmen for Louisville and Relay for Life, and to perform a collective assessment of the attitude of service in day-to-day work.

Following a breakfast provided by Ellucian, a video inspirational message from President LaForge was viewed and Boyles opened the day’s events with a discussion of theme and the reasons behind it. The Years of Service awards were presented by chair of the Incentives and Recognition Committee Bert Herbison and Vice President of Student Affairs Wayne Blansett. Keynote speaker Samuel Jones provided a lively and motivating presentation on customer service and service to others.

Lunch was served by the President’s Cabinet in Young-Mauldin Cafeteria, and afternoon team building activities were held at the Delta State Fitness Trail.

Door prizes were provided by community businesses to give away to staff. Delta State’s Relay For Life team, Fighting Okra Takes On Cancer, raised $236 throughout the day by selling additional door prize tickets and raffle tickets for select items.

The annual event takes place each spring, and members of the committee on Staff Council will prepare for another development day in 2015. Staff Council serves as a liaison between the administration and the staff to provide a formal process for staff to discuss issues involving university policies and procedures and to present ideas, recommendations and opinions to the president.