June 30, 2011

Aaron James Named Grambling State’s Interim Athletic Director

GRAMBLING, LA — Following the resignation of J. Lin Dawson, Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue has asked Aaron James Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Studies, to serve as Interim Athletic Director, effective immediately.

James, a 1974 graduate of Grambling and first round draft pick up of the Utah Jazz, has also served Grambling as assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Assistant Director of Athletics and Athletic Liaison for the Office of Development.

“I would like to thank Dr. Pogue for his confidence in me and I feel that as a Gramblinite and a former athlete it’s a great opportunity to head the department,” said James.

Dr. Pogue announced that a search committee will be named very soon to conduct a national search, assisted by an executive search firm for Dawson’s replacement. This search committee will be chaired by Dr. Steve Favors, Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Promotions, Marketing and Advancement.

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June 22, 2011

Registration Clearance Day at GSU

GRAMBLING, LA — Enrollment Management will host the “2011 Fall Registration Clearance Day” on June 25 in the Intramural Center and July 19 in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Students will have the opportunity to address any foreseeable challenges related to financial aid, meet with advisors in the academic departments, confirm housing status, establish meal plans, resolve immunization holds, and pay fees that may arise during the regular fall registration period.

Patricia Hutcherson, University Registrar, states that “all students are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities to complete the entire registration process early and be ready to attend classes on August 22.”

The one day registration was created to allow all continuing students to take advantage of this opportunity to complete registration before August to avoid long lines and late fees.

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June 21, 2011

Grambling State University SOAR to Success

GSU SOARS Parent Participation.GRAMBLING, LA —Grambling State University launched its first Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program last week with great success. During this first session new students were able to register, meet with their advisors, and see first-hand what college life will be like this fall, without the rat race. Students were in sessions with their peers while their parents were in sessions with other parents and university officials. At the end of the day students spent the night in their dorm room and met with their parents the next morning for another full day sessions which also included a campus tour.

GSU Soars Students recieving information about the universityNew students coming to Grambling State University in the fall will have the opportunity to attend one of the remaining SOAR sessions: July 6-7, July 11-12, and the last session August 12-13. GSU admission office encourages new students to go to Grambling’s web site www.gram.edu to review the two day schedule of events for their planning purpose.

 

 

 

Future GSU Students Participating in SOARS registration

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June 15, 2011

Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame Induction weekend

Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students:

This letter is being sent as an open invitation to all of the administrators, faculty, staff and students of GSU to support our Third Annual Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame Induction weekend (July 15-16, 2011). This year the Legends are honoring fourteen distinguished individuals who have left their footprints on the landscape of Grambling Athletics. The honorees are; Frank Garnett (Baseball) – James Harris (Football) – Tarcha Hollis (W. Basketball) – Delles Howell (Football) – James Hunter (Football) – Gary Johnson (Football) – James Jones (M. Basketball) – Frank Lewis (Football) – Alex Pero (Baseball) – Everson Walls (Football) – Robert Woods (Football & Track) – Larry Wright (M. Basketball) – Albert Dennis, Jr. (Pre 1960’s) and Douglas Porter (Contributor).

The festivities start on July 15th at 4:30 p.m. with a press conference and reception at the Eddie Robinson Museum (open to the public), and culminate on July 16th at 6 p.m. with the induction banquet at the Fredrick Hobdy Assembly Center (tickets required for admission).

To learn more about the activities scheduled and to purchase tickets and/or ads, please check our website (www.gramblinglegends.net) or call Albert Dennis at 261-0898.

Please join us as we celebrate the contributions of these former Tigers and raise funds for the support of GSU Athletics and the Eddie Robinson Museum.

Sincerely,

Henry Dyer Brandon James
Co-Chairman Co-Chairman

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June 14, 2011

Grambling State University Gears-Up for SOARS

GRAMBLING, LA—High School graduation has come and gone and now it’s time for prospective students to direct their attention to the colleges or universities they have been accepted to. One has to wonder where the summer has gone while preparing to start another chapter in life and what will life be like while leaving home to continue one’s education. Grambling State University plans on helping the Freshman Class of 2014 make that transition as smooth as possible. This week GSU will begin one of four orientations sessions by bringing freshman in early to get acclimated to what’s to come for their college experience at Grambling State University. The Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration program better known as SOARS first session will begin on Wednesday and end on Thursday. A host of activities for the incoming freshman and their parents are scheduled. Students will come in for the two days and experience college life for a short period of time. Students who sign-up early will come in and get registered, meet their advisors, check out their dorm rooms and meet future classmates who know doubt will become lifetime friends.

Dr. Paul Bryant, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management and Retention says, “SOARS is an opportunity for students to get registered for their classes and begin their transition into GSU. The student will spend the night during this transition period and have a sneak peak to what college life will be like. Parents will meet with other parents while they get answers on what they can do to help facilitate their student’s success at Grambling.”

Freshman students who plan on attending Grambling State University in the fall will need to attend one on the SOARS sessions: June 15-15, July 6-7, July 11-12, and the last session August 12-13. GSU admission office wants to make the transition process as easy as possible and advise students to register early and not wait to the last minute.

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