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Delta State seeks to lease defunct golf course to developers

A Mississippi university is asking developers for ideas about what to do with the school’s defunct golf course. The Bolivar Commercial reports that Delta State University has issued a request for proposals, aiming to pick a developer sometime this summer. The university closed the Derrall Foreman Golf Course in 2017, saying the course cost too much to operate in the face ...

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50 Years of Krispy Kreme in Mississippi

By JULIA MILLER For 50 years, the sweet taste of Krispy Kreme doughnuts has infiltrated Mississippi to create warm memories and long-lasting traditions, and the Dorgan family is making sure to celebrate with all their loyal customers. On Saturday, a family-friendly and free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. by Krispy Kreme locations in Columbus, Gulfport, ...

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Trustees give final approval to Delta State tuition increase

Delta State University will raise the sticker price for students by 5 percent this fall. The College Board gave final approval Thursday to the plan to increase total tuition and fees from $6,418 to $6,733 at the 3,600-student university. Delta State charges Mississippi residents and out-of-state students the same price for tuition. The plans won initial approval in December, but ...

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Southern Miss team wins Mississippi social business challenge

Team Blueprint Health from the University of Southern Mississippi took top honors in the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Social Business Challenge, with Team Addressing Disparities in Dental Care Access from the University of Mississippi Medical Center receiving the silver medal and Team LEE Activity Center from Delta State University receiving the bronze medal. The competition was held ...

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The Latest: Official: Delta State shooting suspect not on campus

A professor was killed in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi, an official said Monday, and the campus remained on lockdown with the shooter still believed to be on the loose. Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Murray Roark said history professor Ethan Schmidt was killed inside an office in Jobe Hall. It was not immediately clear if anyone else ...

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William Simpson picked for the Presidential Leadership Scholars program

Delta State alumnus William Simpson is one of 60 scholars selected to participate in the inaugural class of The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a leadership development initiative supported by former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The program allows scholars like Simpson to interact with distinguished professors and former administrative officials as a way to develop their talents. The ...

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From the Delta to Kuwait — DSU geospatial director finds receptive audience

As director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University, Talbot Brooks is a man in demand, logging thousands of miles annually, supporting the adoption and implementation of geospatial information technologies. A recent trip to the Middle East, however, ranks as one of his most satisfying. Brooks recently traveled to Kuwait at the request of the ...

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Ole Miss co-hosting minority business fair June 18

OXFORD, Mississippi – Supporting statewide efforts to increase diversity among higher education vendors, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University are co-hosting a June 18 vendors’ fair for minority businesses to provide more access to the bidding process. “Minority Business Expo: Making The University Connection” begins at 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Jackson Avenue Center near ...

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