October 2012


Delta Sigma Theta Wins DSU's First-Ever Divine 9 Challenge

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DSU President Harry L. Williams honors the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta during halftime of the Oct. 20 homecoming game. The sorority won the University's first-ever Divine 9 Challenge and raised $1,505 to go toward scholarships for DSU students.

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DSU has recently concluded its Divine 9 Challenge, and Delta Sigma Theta came out on top as the winner. The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta received the most votes on the online-based challenged and raised the highest dollar amount for scholarships -- $1,505. DSU’s first-ever Divine 9 Challenge engaged fraternities and sororities in a friendly competition to raise scholarship dollars for DSU students. The online voting and giving took place from Oct. 12-18. The Divine 9 Challenge raised a total of $3,580 and attracted 42 first-time donors to the University. In addition to being recognized by DSU President Harry L. Williams at the Oct. 20 Homecoming football game, Delta Sigma Theta will also receive special recognition during the Dec. 7 President’s Scholarship Ball. Alpha Kappa Alpha came in second place and Kappa Alpha Psi came in third in the Divine 9 Challenge.

DSU to Resume Classes and Normal Operations Wednesday, Oct. 31

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Faculty will observe a flexible attendance policy on Oct. 31 for students unable to return to campus on Wednesday.

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Delaware State University will resume the operations of its offices and campus services on Wednesday, Oct. 31. All employees are expected to report for duty at their regular arrival times. Dr. Alton Thompson, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced that classes will resume at Delaware State University (Dover, Wilmington and Georgetown) at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.  All faculty members are expected to hold classes beginning at that time.  Given the weather-related conditions in the surrounding areas, faculty members will observe a flexible attendance policy Wednesday, Oct. 31 for students unable to get to campus.   Additionally, the Oct. 31 deadline to drop a class, has been extended to Monday, Nov. 5 due to the Hurricane Sandy storm event. Drop slips – signed by the professor/instructor – must be turned into the Office of the Registrar by the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on Nov. 5.    Pre-registration will also be extended for one week, from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28.   The University's Emergency Management Team, which has met regularly over the past five days to prepare and respond to storm related issues, expresses its thanks to all on campus who helped to feed and protect students and maintain essential operations through this challenging time. Thanks also go to students, who approached the storm in a safe and responsible way.     Please note that some area roadways around campus may be affected by the storm.  Please use caution and plan for a little extra commuting time.   Posted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30

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