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U.S. Must Return to the Gold Standard, Says Steve Forbes, at DSU’s Spring 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series

“When money is trustworthy,” Steve Forbes told a capacity crowd at Delta State University’s Spring 2019 Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series, “human progress comes about.” Inversely, continued the notable economic prognosticator, “When money is untrustworthy, bad things can happen.” The U.S. needs to pay close attention to this, he urged. The business publishing magnate and…

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Former Delta State Student Joe Edd Morris to Read from “The Prison,” His New Novel, at DSU Library, a Setting of the Book, on March 6

There’s a special reason why Mississippi native and former Delta State University student Joe Edd Morris will read from his latest novel, The Prison, in the Roberts-LaForge Library on campus on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 3:30 PM. The mystery tale includes it as a setting among other Mississippi backdrops. Morris will sign copies at the…

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In Memory of Ray Wilson

Mr. William Ray Wilson, 88, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at his home. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Cleveland. A Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church with…

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Delta State Mourns Former Longtime Staffer Mary Robbins, 87

Former longtime Delta State University employee Mary Patridge Robbins, 87, died on Jan. 19, 2019 at the Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cleveland. She worked at Delta State’s Computer Information Systems Department, retiring after 28 years and holding emeritus status. Delta State will fly its flag at half-staff from Friday, Jan. 25 through Sunday,…

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Delta State University Receives $4 Million, Largest Single Gift in School History

Delta State University recently received a gift of $4 million from a charitable educational trust created by Dr. Fred Pittman in 1993. The trustees of the Pittman Educational Trust unanimously approved the distribution of the $4 million to Delta State upon the recommendation of Dr. Pittman, founder trustee. The funds will be used for scholarships…

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