September 17, 2014

Community Breakfast Brings People Together to Honor Founder

“Appreciating the Past While Building the Future”

GRAMBLING, LA — The final preparations are underway as Grambling State University gears up for the annual Community Breakfast which brings the community from near and far to Grambling, Louisiana to celebrate the university’s annual Founder’s Day festivities.

As a part of Grambling State University’s Founder’s Week, Interim President Dr. Cynthia Warrick is inviting the university community and the general public to attend the annual Founder’s Week Fellowship Breakfast, scheduled for 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Monday (September 22) in the Black and Gold Room at the Favrot Student Union on campus.

“Come join us during Founder’s Week as we celebrate Grambling’s past, while confidently and courageously creating its future,” says Dr. Cynthia Warrick.” It is fitting that we pause to look back to celebrate our history, recognize the trailblazers who are responsible for GSU’s international brand, and acknowledge the alumni who continue to exemplify excellence in business, education, science, technology, athletics, and the fine arts.”

Tickets for the breakfast are $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the university Institutional Advancement office on campus. For more information, call 318-274-2217 or email wrighttr@gram.edu.

The breakfast is one of a series of events celebrating the university’s 113th anniversary. Founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association, Grambling State opened its doors on Nov. 1, 1901 as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School. The university’s first president, Charles P. Adams, was sent by Tuskegee Institute’s Booker T. Washington to help organize an industrial school. It wasn’t until 1944 when the first baccalaureate degree was awarded in elementary education. In 1946 the university was named after P.G. Grambling, a white man who had donated land used to construct the school. Then in 1974, a new permanent name was given to the historical institution – Grambling State University.

Other scheduled public events for Founder’s Week include:

  • The official opening of Founder’s Week will start at “The Founder’s Bust” of Charles P. Adams with a short ceremony at the east side of Lee Hall at 7:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 22).
  • Founder’s Day Convocation 11.00 a.m. T.H Harris Auditorium. The speaker is the honorable Patrick Jefferson Louisiana House of Representatives –District 11.
  • Founder Week Tours and Departmental and Organizational Exhibits throughout the week in the atrium of the Black and Gold Room.

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August 29, 2014

Spirit Thursday at GSU

Interim President Cynthia Warrick has announced “Spirit Thursday” at Grambling State University throughout the 2014 Football season. Faculty and staff are asked to wear GSU shirts, jackets, blazers, and other paraphernalia and fly their GSU car flags every Thursday to show Tiger Spirit and support of Coach Broderick Fobbs and the GSU football team.

Tune-in to KGRM 91.5 FM on Thursdays for weekly “shout-outs” and give-a-ways which will include:  passes to the President’s Box and a parking pass for one of our home games; GSU paraphernalia; free meals from Cash Street; Barnes & Noble gift certificates and other fun activities. Send your departmental photos for “Spirit Thursday” to morganb@gram.edu to be placed on the university web.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in “Spirit Thursday” activities and attend the home games and support our G-Men at their away games as well.  We want to fill Eddie G. Robinson Stadium with excited fans cheering on their Grambling Tigers.

Catch the Tiger spirit on “Spirit Thursday”.  Grab your shaker, put your car flags on and proudly wear your GSU shirt, and let’s celebrate football at Grambling State University.

Gooooo Tigers!


Bossier City – Under the Bridge – Pep Rally Photos

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August 12, 2014

National Association of Schools of Music Accredits Grambling State University Music Department

Dr. Larry Pannel expresses his elation that the music department's accreditation has been reaffirmed for another 10 years by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
Dr. Larry Pannel expresses his elation
that the music department’s accreditation
has been reaffirmed for another 10 years
by the National Association of Schools of
Music (NASM)

GRAMBLING, LA – The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission on Accreditation notified Grambling State University that its accreditation is in effect as of June 2014. “As an accredited institutional member of NASM, the institution was reminded of its responsibility to participate in reviews and revisions to the NASM Handbook, and to maintain its operations and programs current with NASM standards as these are developed and approved,” notes the letter from Executive Director, Karen Moynahan.

I am elated that we have been reaffirmed for another 10 years with the National Association of Schools of Music, which is not a Cadillac accreditation it’s a Rolls Royce accreditation. The department for the next 10 years will remain a nationally accredited music department,” states Dr. Larry Pannell, Department Head, Band Director and Associate Professor.

The music departments’ next full review will be in 2022-2023 academic year. The Commission commended Grambling State University for its collegial and dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to the institutional mission and to nurturing student learning. The commission also went on to say, “The Department of Music also fosters strong positive connections with the campus and greater community through both academic programming and through personal relationships initiated by faculty and student outreach activities.”

NOTE: Photo – Dr. Larry Pannell

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August 11, 2014

Grambling State University Graduate Students Elected to National Post

GRAMBLING, LA – The National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. (NBGSA) is pleased to announce the election of several Grambling State University graduate students during the organization’s 26th national conference held in Baton Rouge, LA. Those students are Kindrell Plains, Vice President Administrative Affairs; Marcus Kennedy, National Parliamentarian; Kimberly Monroe, National Historian; and Kenneth Williams, South Central Regional Representative. They will serve on the 2014-2015 Executive Council. Additionally, the Leadership team will have Jarell Miller and April Davis, Finance Committee Commissioners. As the organization prepares for an intense 27th year conference, each student position is vital.

The conference welcomed graduate and professional students from diverse academic and regional backgrounds from across the world. Students presented original research through roundtable, panel and poster presentations. Amongst the many informative oral presentations was Grambling State University’s Marcus Kennedy, who presented an auto-ethnographical study on the transitions of an athlete to a graduate coach. Some of the featured speakers for the conference included Dr. Gregory Carr, Chair of African American Studies, Howard University; Dr. Isiah Warner, Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, Louisiana State University and Louisiana State Representative Patrick Jefferson, Councilwoman Ronnie Edward & Senator Weston-Broom.

Founded in 1989, the student-run organization continues to address the needs of minority students by providing them with numerous opportunities for development. NBGSA is comprised of five regions which host events over the course of the year including regional student development conferences, workshops, and networking events. NBGSA also hosts one national research and development conference each year during which the organization awards scholarships and publishes its peer-reviewed journal, Call & Response. Students are allowed the opportunity to fellowship, exchange ideas, network and elect officers for national posts during the conference.

National President, John O. Nwosu, Jr. remarked, "This year we will primarily focus on finding innovative and effective ways to enhance the academic, personal, professional, and social development of Blacks in higher education," He continued, "We have an outstanding team of talented Black graduate students who are capable of raising the expectations for this organization as well as Black graduate students worldwide. I’m fortunate and excited to be working with a team of dedicated and exceptional individuals!" "We plan to make this year the best one ever for NBGSA culminating with our most successful conference in recent history! We have a list of goals and action items oriented towards fundraising, leadership development, and enhancing value for our members and stakeholders," stated President Nwosu. He continued, "I believe that our success starts with leadership and that everyone possesses the ability to lead. The key to overwhelming results for the 2014-15 year will be to galvanize our membership at all levels so that everyone has vested buy in to the successes and achievements of NBGSA!"

The NBGSA leadership team met in Atlanta, GA June 26-29, 2014 at Morehouse University for its annual Leadership Summit and Networking Social. Subsequent quarterly meetings will be held in October 2014 and January 2015 in Gainesville, FL at the site of the 2015 NBGSA National Conference. The 27th annual meeting will be held in March 2015 and hosted by the University of Florida. For more information, email president@nbgsa.org, visit www.nbgsa.org or call (800) 471-4102.

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Several Grambling State University graduate students were elected to serve in leadership roles during the National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. (NBGSA)’s 26th national conference held in Baton Rouge, LA

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Grambling State University Student Interns with NASA’s Robotics Academy

GSU senior De’Shon Swafford accepted an invitation from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama to participate in the Robotics Academy.
GSU senior De’Shon Swafford accepted
an invitation from NASA Marshall Space Flight
Center in Huntsville, Alabama to participate
in the Robotics Academy.

GRAMBLING, LA –This Summer, Grambling State University senior De’Shon Swafford accepted an invitation from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama to participate in the Robotics Academy. The academy selects high achieving students in all types of academic disciplines from universities across the United States.

The ten week program offers an intense learning experience that is either space or aeronautics based. After the summer session the participants are inducted into the NASA Academy Alumni Association (NAAA) .A non-profit organization that supports the missions of NASA and the NASA Academy, providing a network for communication and support for alumni.

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