Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 26

6:00 p.m. National Alumni Association Reception
Hugh Ellis Walker-Alumni Foundation House
Sponsored by the Bolivar County Alumni Chapter

Sunday, October 27

2:00 p.m. “A Night at the Movies” | North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Bologna Performing Arts Center
Purchase Tickets
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4:00 p.m. Performing Arts Reception
Bologna Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by the Bologna Performing Arts Center
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7:00 p.m. Jam Session with the President
Studio A, Delta Music Institute

Monday, October 28

8:00 a.m. Retirees Breakfast
State Room, H.L. Nowell Union
Sponsored by the Dedicated Statesmen Association
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12:00 p.m. Robert E. Smith School of Nursing Lecture Series and Luncheon
Room 141-143, Nursing Building
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GUEST SPEAKERS:
Teresa Malone, Executive Director, Mississippi Nurses Association
Roselyn Howard, Executive Director, Mississippi Nurses Foundation
Nora Davis, Nursing School Graduate
Kim Fava, Nursing School Graduate
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2:00 p.m. Robert E. Smith School of Nursing Open House
Tours and simulation lab demonstrations with nursing students
Nursing Building
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4:00 p.m. Robert E. Smith School of Nursing Reception
Nursing Building
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5:00 p.m. Delta State University Colloquia:
Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series | Watch Live
Rooms 141-143. Nursing Building
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GUEST SPEAKER:
Marcella McKay, Chief Operating Officer
Mississippi Hospital Association
Title: “Nurses of the Future: Impacting Health Care and Promoting Health”
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6:30 p.m. Mississippi Literary Collection Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception
Roberts-LaForge Library

Tuesday, October 29

7:00 a.m. Faculty and Staff Breakfast
State Room, H.L. Nowell Union
Sponsored by Administrative Staff Council and Faculty Senate
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8:30 a.m. College of Education and Human Sciences Classroom Lecture
Rooms 227-228, James M. Ewing Hall
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GUEST SPEAKER:
Doris Dixon, Legislative Policy Staff Member, Office of Legislation
and Congressional Affairs, U.S. Department of Education
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10:30 a.m. College of Education and Human Sciences Q&A Session with
Student Teacher Interns
Jacob Conference Center, James M. Ewing Hall
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GUEST SPEAKER:
Mike Neyman, Consultant on Leadership and School Reform
Institute for Education and Workforce Development
University of Mississippi
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12:00 p.m. College of Education and Human Sciences Lecture Series and
Luncheon
Jacob Conference Center, James M. Ewing Hall
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GUEST SPEAKER:
Mike Neyman, Consultant on Leadership and School Reform
Institute for Education and Workforce Development
University of Mississippi
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2:00 p.m. College of Education and Human Sciences Open House
James M. Ewing Hall
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4:00 p.m. College of Education and Human Sciences Reception
Jacob Conference Center, James M. Ewing Hall
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5:00 p.m. Delta State University Colloquia:
Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series | Watch Live
Jacob Conference Center, James M. Ewing Hall
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GUEST SPEAKER:
Doris Dixon, Legislative Policy Staff Member, Office of Legislation
and Congressional Affairs, U.S. Department of Education
Title: “From Dickens to Dr. Dre”
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6:00 p.m. Student Cookout and Entertainment
The University Quadrangle
Sponsored by the Student Government Association

Wednesday, October 30

10:00 a.m. First Lady’s Campus Architectural History and Arts Walking Tour
Nancy LaForge, Emily Jones and Ron Koehler
Bologna Performing Arts Center
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12:00 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series:
Madison Center Celebration
Auditorium, E.R. Jobe Hall
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GUEST SPEAKER:
James W. Morhard, former Chief of Staff
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee
Title: “The Continued Persistence of the Vietnam Syndrome: No Policy, No Victory and the Defense Budget”
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2:00 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Open House
W. M. Kethley Hall
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Art Exhibit
Wright Art Gallery
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Choral Performance
Wright Art Gallery
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Virtual Dementia Tour
Department of Social Work, Thomas L. Bailey Hall
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Hearing Screenings
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, W.M. Kethley Hall
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Student and Faculty Research Poster Display
Department of Biological and Physical Sciences, Caylor-White Hall
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5:00 p.m. Delta State University Colloquia:
Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series | Watch Live
Auditorium, E.R. Jobe Hall
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GUEST SPEAKER:
James W. Morhard, former Chief of Staff
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee
Title: “Social Policy and the Problem of a Divided Congress in a Divided Government”
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6:00 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences Reception
Auditorium, E.R. Jobe Hall
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7:00 p.m. Theater Production: Our Town by Thornton Wilder (selected scenes)
Auditorium, E.R. Jobe Hall
The Delta Players, Division of Languages of Literature

Thursday, October 31

7:00 a.m. Run with The President
H.L. Nowell Union
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11:00 a.m. College of Business Lecture Series
Baioni Conference Center, James W. Broom Hall
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GUEST SPEAKER:
The Honorable Bennie Thompson
United States Representative, Second District of Mississippi
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12:00 p.m. Student Leadership Forum
Second Floor Lobby, H.L. Nowell Union
Sponsored by the Student Government Association
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1:00 p.m. College of Business Open House
James W. Broom Hall
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2:00 p.m. Surviving a Plane Crash
Auditorium, E.R. Jobe Hall
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GUEST SPEAKER:
James W. Morhard, survivor of the 2010 plane crash that claimed
the lives of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens and four others.
Title: “Surviving Survival: Recollections on a Plane Crash”
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3:00 p.m. College of Business Reception
Auditorium, E.R. Jobe Hall
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4:00 p.m. Delta State University Colloquia:
Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series | Watch Live
Auditorium, E.R. Jobe Hall
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GUEST SPEAKER:
Jeff Lenn, Professor of Strategic Management
School of Business, George Washington University
Title: “At the Intersection of Business and Ethics”
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5:00 p.m. Trunk-or-Treat
Statesmen Park (Rain Location: Wyatt Gym)
Sponsored by the Department of Athletics
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6:00 p.m. Community Cookout and Entertainment
Walter Sillers Coliseum
Sponsored by the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce
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9:00 p.m. Pep Rally
Walter Sillers Coliseum

Friday, November 1

7:00 a.m. Ecumenical Service
Lena Roberts Sillers Chapel
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8:00 a.m. Delegates’ Breakfast
State Room, H.L. Nowell Union
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10:30 a.m. The Inauguration of William N. LaForge | Watch Live
Bologna Performing Arts Center
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GUEST SPEAKER:
The Honorable Thad Cochran
United States Senate
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12:00 p.m. Inaugural Luncheon
University Quadrangle

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