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Garth Brooks to visit with Mississippi school children

Country music artist Garth Brooks is planning to speak to school children in Mississippi. The Clarion Ledger reports that Brooks will discuss the “The Power of Songwriting” at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, Mississippi, on Sept. 24. The event is part of the museum’s “Backstage Pass” series. It will involve more than 140 local students who will hear Brooks speak, ...

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ROSS REILY: House that Mayers built gets its deserving name

Dr. Ronnie Mayers had a vision. He wanted to build a world-class competition swimming pool to serve the community, house classrooms for students and be home to one of the best college swim teams in America. No, it wasn’t in Oxford or Starkville or Hattiesburg or even in Jackson. It was in Cleveland — yes, Cleveland. Delta State University has ...

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Forbes to speak at Delta State on Monday

Delta State’s Spring 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series will feature Steve Forbes, the publishing magnate and two-time candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. president. His talk, “In Money We Trust? The American Dollar and Your Everyday Life,” takes place on Monday, March 4, at 6 PM in the Jobe Hall auditorium on the Delta State campus. The event ...

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Spaceship-style university cafeteria reopens after overhaul

Delta State University students are once again eating in their flying saucer. The university has marked the reopening of the Young-Mauldin Cafeteria after a $9.2 million renovation. The 1964 building is a landmark on the Cleveland campus, with its rounded exterior and silver-domed roof. But university officials say it had gotten outdated. The university started a renovation in 2017, with ...

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Emmett Till cousin to speak at Delta State

A cousin of Emmett Till is returning to Mississippi to speak about the 1955 abduction and killing of the black teenager, which helped galvanize the civil rights movement.The Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. is speaking at 7 p.m. today at Delta State University. Parker and Till traveled together from Chicago to Mississippi. Parker says he heard Till whistle at a white ...

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Delta State instructor honored with by national accounting group

Dr. Gwen Meador, an instructor of accountancy at Delta State University, is a recipient of the 2018 KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Gender Issues and Worklife Balance (GIWB) Section of the American Accounting Association. KPMG is an international company providing audit, tax and advisory services. Meador’s dissertation, “Ethical Decision-Making Accounting Competencies: Practitioners’ Perspectives,” examines ethical competencies necessary for a ...

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Burgess builds a fantasy sports corporate playing field

By JACK WEATHERLY Fantasy sports have captured the imagination of the country. Participants select fantasy teams – whether baseball, football or basketball – of real players and play games. For Chris Burgess, a former star pitcher for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and Delta State University who later joined the Toronto Blue Jays organization, it struck him: why not apply that to the ...

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Delta State receives prestigious National Park Service award

The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University and the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area recently received 2016 National Park Service Centennial Awards for creating the Delta Jewels Oral History Partnership. The cultural heritage interpretation project has honored the lives of unsung Mississippi Delta church mothers featured in Alysia Burton Steele’s book, “Delta Jewels: In Search of ...

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Rod Paige to deliver fall lecture at Delta State

The Delta State University Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series continues this semester featuring Rod Paige, the former United States Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush. Paige’s speech, titled “The Future of Higher Education in America,” will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 10, in the E.R. Jobe Hall Auditorium on campus. Paige served under Bush from 2001-2005. During his ...

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