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2018 Women’s Conference returns March 20-21

By March 16, 2018Student Life, Students

The Office of Student Affairs will present the 2018 Women’s Conference titled “Girl On Fire” on March 20 at Delta State University.

Under the direction of Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Vernell Bennett, the conference will be a celebration of female excellence on campus. New this year, a panel of female students was involved in the conference’s programming.

“Students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and community members are invited to participate in the annual women’s conference,” said Bennett. I hope everyone will come out in  support of DSU’s Girls On Fire.”

Students are asked to register online for the event at The schedule of events will be provided free to students, and the first 100 registrants will receive a free T-shirt.

Featured speakers will include Dr. Myrtis Tabb, Pam Chatman and more.

The schedule kicks off at 11 a.m. on March 20 with a luncheon on the second floor of the Student Union (free to the first 100 registrants) and a discussion by Tabb.

From noon until 3 p.m., also in the Union, the Lady Statesman Health & Wellness Fair and Spa will feature health agencies from the region, and local vendors and exhibitors. All activities will be free of charge.

At 3:30 p.m., Chatman will speak at the Jacob Conference Center.

Later that evening, the red carpet will be rolled at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Lady Statesman Emerald Awards of Excellence at 7:30 p.m. in the Jobe Hall auditorium.

The schedule continues March 21 with a series of events taking place on the university quad. At 11:30 a.m., a flash mob will occur, followed by a “Me Too” rally at noon. At 12:45 p.m., the Lady Statesman Color Sprint will kick off. The sprint is a version of the popular Color Run and is designed to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence against women.

The conference culminates with a BBQ on the quad at 1 p.m.

“This year’s conference will be bigger and better,” added Bennett. “Vendor and exhibitor registrations for the Lady Statesman Health & Wellness Fair and Spa have increased by 30 percent over last year, and the number nominations for the Emerald Awards of Excellence and the number of student, faculty and staff conference registrants have increased as well. All events are free, except the opening luncheon which is open to the first 100 registrants.”

Bennett added that a men’s conference would be planned for the fall semester.

For more information, contact 662-846-4150.