#FALLFASHION — George Sherman Clothiers


With advances in technology, guys no longer have to iron or take their dress clothes to the cleaners (or to mom).

George Sherman of George Sherman Clothiers said what men have come to expect from athletic wear now can be found in dress shirts and pants. Continue reading

#FALLFASHION — The Lodge


When in Starkville, a Bulldog tee-shirt is always in style—winter, spring summer or fall!

Sherry Neal of The Lodge said the Bella Canvas Tees are popular right now as well as the Comfort Color tees. This fall, both guys and girls will be wearing more of the Woolly Threads pullovers and the fluffy soft quarter zip pullovers.

A portion of this story was published in the August 31, 2017 WELCOME BACK edition of The Starkville Daily News.

Renown artist William Dunlap’s work featured in bicenntennial travelling exhibit at Mississippi State University


 

Artist and author William Dunlap with a young fan at the Soren Christensen Gallery in New Orleans. (Submitted photo)

“I think it’s generally understood that there’s a  bit of Mississippi in everything I do,” said renown artist and Mathiston native, William Dunlap.

Dunlap is one of several acclaimed Mississippi artists (past and present) whose work will be on display Sept. 1-29 at Mississippi State University’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery as part of the “Narrative of the Land” travelling exhibit titled, “Art Across Mississippi: Twelve Exhibitions, Twelve Communities.” It is one of 12 exhibitions travelling across the state in celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial. Located on the second floor of the University’s Welcome Center, “Narratives of the Land” features quintessential scenes of Mississippi landscapes created by artists Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-65), Ke Francis (1945-), William “Bill” Dunlap (1944-) and Eudora Welty (1909-2001). Continue reading

#TUESDAYTIP: Churches — stay in touch with your college students


As a campus minister, Hugh Griffith, director of the Wesley Foundation at Mississippi State University encourages churches to stay in touch with their students at college. 

“Hopefully the students will go to church when they are back home,” Griffith said. “A church could also reach out their students while they’re away.”

Griffith said when he was a student at Mississippi State, the associate pastor from his home church (located five hours away) came all the way to Starkville to take him and others from his home church out to dinner and to visit. 

“That’s a great move for a church!” Griffith said.

#FALLFASHION — R. Tabb and Company


In a college town, Fall equals football, Rush, students returning to campus, cooler temperatures are on the way and so many fun activities.

And those fun activities require breaking out the Fall wardrobe and adding a few trendy pieces.

Rebecca Tabb of R. Tabb & Company, said blush and burgundy are “big colors this fall,” which coordinates perfectly with the team colors of our favorite college football team.

She said another “huge” fall trend is ripped or distressed jeans. She also said booties and over-the-knee boots will also be big this fall.

“And for Mississippi weather, layering is a must,” Tabb said. “Light weight jackets and long cardigan sweaters will also be big this fall.”

 

A portion of this story was published in the Aug. 31, 2017 WELCOME BACK edition of The Starkville Daily News.

Making college students feel welcome and connected


College is an incredibly formative time in the life of a student and it is an important time to make important decisions about faith.

Hugh Griffith, director of the Wesley Foundation at Mississippi State University, said college students are going to grow and develop in some way — positively or negatively — during their college experience, so it is urgent and crucial that students grow and develop in good and godly ways. 

“College students are ‘good soil,’ to borrow the image from Jesus’ parable in Matthew 13,” Griffith said. “There’s urgency in the fact not only good seed grows in good soil, but whatever is planted in good soil will grow and bear fruit, whether the fruit is desirable or not.  Wesley Foundation sows good seed–Kingdom seed–Gospel seed– in the good soil of college students.”

Griffith said “campus ministry serves students when they are away from home and no longer receiving the ministry of their home church like they did during their growing up days.”

There are a wide variety of campus ministries for students to experience on campus this fall, and many students who are in the area over the weekends may have the opportunity to visit local churches. Continue reading