April 23, 2012

Grambling’s KGRM Sponsors Voter Registration Drive

GRAMBLING, LA – This Tuesday Grambling State University radio station KGRM 91.5 FM will host a voter registration drive. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on campus at the court yard next to the Favrot Student Union.

The drive organizer’s invites everyone to attend. If you are a registered voter bring someone who has not registered. There will be plenty of music, food and Black and Gold souvenirs. This is a one day event to register persons who are of the legal voting age. Registered voters will be able to vote in this year’s Presidential election. Campaign slogan for this year is “Make your vote your voice.”

Other sponsors for the voter registration drive are Grambling State University Student Government Association, Epsilon Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Master of Public Administration and The College Democrats of America. To get additional information regarding this event, contact Ms. Joyce Evans, General Manager at KGRM 91.5, 318-274-6343.

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Patricia Bibbs to Return as GSU Women’s Head Basketball Coach

GRAMBLING, LA – After receiving numerous applications for the Women’s Head Basketball Coaching position, a candidate has been selected. Alumna Patricia “Pat” Bibbs has accepted and will be Grambling State University next women’s head basketball coach.

Bibbs, currently the head women’s basketball coach for North Carolina A&T State University and previously coached at Hampton University became the 51st NCAA Division I Head Coach to join the 500 Victory Club, first head coach to win all 500 games at a NCAA D1 Historically Black University and coached the 6th Player at NCA&T to reach the 1000 career points. Coach Bibbs impressive resume sparked a strong interest for Grambling’s women’s basketball program.

Dr. Frank Pogue, President of Grambling State University states, “One of the reasons we created the university theme “A New Beginning” was to emphasize the importance of building on the excellent history for which Grambling State University is internationally known. The goal is to enhance excellence at all levels, especially in academic performance and athletics. It is widely known that Pat Bibbs’ name and accomplishments are the best examples of excellence. She is also known as a scholar athlete who has successfully merged classroom performance with athletic performance. She will return to her alma mater after achieving outstanding accomplishments, and we will be delighted to welcome her back home.”

“I am so elated to return to my alma mater where everything began for me. This opportunity will complete my coaching legacy, states Patricia Bibbs. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Pogue and Dr. Caldwell where I will have the opportunity be a part of a great team in moving the university forward in a positive direction. I am really excited and looking forward to the 2012-2013 basketball season. May God continue to lead and guide us.”

It is a great opportunity to hire a winning coach who has had a successful career such as Pat Bibbs. It is tough to find a successful head female coach especially one who has had such accomplishments in her career. It is unusual and special for a new Athletic Director to come across someone like Coach Bibbs and who is an alumna of the university as well. I look forward to having Coach Bibbs on staff and being a part of our team,” says Grambling State University new Athletic Director Dr. Percy Caldwell.

Grambling State University ended its 2011-2012 women’s basketball season with an overall 15-15 season and an overall 10-8 conference season.

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April 18, 2012

GSU Art Gallery Presents Deleisa Brown Exhibition – “FEMIDENTITY”

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University will host a solo art exhibit by senior art major Deleisa Brown, entitled "FEMIDENTITY."  The exhibition will be held in Favrot Student Union on April 18-23, 2012.

Brown, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas explores ideas of feminine beauty and how a woman’s confidence is affected by social pressure to be “beautiful.”  She presents simplified silhouettes of nude figures that focus on body contours and rhythmic movement rather than the body as a sexual object. Her belief is that all bodies are beautiful.  She says women should identify with Cindy Olsen who said, “I am beautiful as I am.  I am the shape that was gifted.  My breasts are no longer perky and upright like when I was a teenager.  My hips are wider than that of a fashion model, for this I am glad, these are the signs of a life lived.”

The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Monday, April 23, 2012, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Favrot Student Union, which is located on Main Street, Grambling LA. The Favrot Student Union hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For large groups and services requiring special accommodations, please contact the Grambling State University Visual and Performing Arts Department at 318-274-2274 or the Favrot Student Union at 318-27-3298. Deleisa may be contacted by via email at deleisabrown@yahoo.com

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April 5, 2012

GSU Art Gallery Presents Naja Simeon Exhibition

GSU Art Gallery Presents Naja Simeon Exhibition
“Peaceful Aggression”

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University will host a solo art exhibition by Naja Simeon.  The show, “Peaceful Aggression” will be held in the Favrot Student Union April 10 – 17, 2012.

This showcase of artwork will explore the artist’s concepts and ideas from the simple appreciation of nature’s beauty, to the more sophisticated aspects of environmental deprivation and the true meaning of life.

Naja is from the tropical paradise of Saint Lucia, a small Caribbean island with lush vegetation and immense natural beauty, which has been the main influence for his love for nature. Being involved in both Engineering and Art studies, Naja has combined these two areas of study in his work to express the impact of man and his way of life on his environment.

The public is invited to attend a reception for the artist on Thursday, April 12th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, in the Lobby of the Favrot Student Union, which is located on Main Street, Grambling, LA. The gallery hours are from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, M-F.  For large groups and services requiring special accommodations, please contact the Grambling State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department at 318-274-2274 or the Favrot Student Union at 318-274-3298.  Naja may be contacted via e-mail at misaki59@gmail.com.

GSU Art Gallery Presents Naja Simeon  Exhibition
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April 2, 2012

GSU Tigers Prepare for Prairie View Panthers

Grambling La. – The Grambling State University Tigers baseball team is preparing to take on Prairie View A&M this weekend for the number one spot in the SWAC.

This weekend both teams will battle in a three game series. to see who will take the lead in the conference. Currently Grambling’s record is 15-9 and 7-2 where Prairie View record is 13-9 and 11-2.

Last weekend Prairie View swept the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions to take the number one position in the west. During the same weekend GSU Tigers split with Texas Southern to land in second place. Only half a game separates the two teams.

This exciting three game series will kick-off with a doubleheader on Saturday at noon with the final game of the series being played on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. This series will surely be a show stopping grand slam. Grambling is inviting all baseball lovers to come out and cheer on the Tigers while they attempt to take first place this weekend.

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