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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August 7, 2014

Dr. Loretta Walton-Jaggers of Grambling State University

Named LRA Educator of the Year

Louisiana Readers Association (LRA) honored Dr. Walton-Jaggers at its Annual Educator of the Year Banquet on July 25th in Marksville, LA.
Louisiana Readers Association (LRA) honored
Dr. Walton-Jaggers at its Annual Educator of the
Year Banquet on July 25th in Marksville, LA.

GRAMBLING, LA – Dr. Loretta Walton-Jaggers, a seasoned educator at Grambling State University was recently named Louisiana Reading Association’s Educator of the Year. Dr. Jaggers is a professor of Education Curriculum and Instruction and is the founder and coordinator of the annual Spring Reading Conference promoting university, school, and community partnerships at Grambling State University since 1995.

“I am elated for being chosen for this distinguished honor. I love to read as well as teaching others to read. This field has opened many doors of opportunities as well as travel. I’ve traveled throughout the United States, Jamaica, and the Czech Republic while attending reading conferences,” states Dr. Walton-Jaggers.

Louisiana Readers Association (LRA) honored Dr. Walton-Jaggers at its Annual Educator of the Year Banquet on July 25th in Marksville, LA.  “Dr. Jaggers has been a member of LRA and IRA for 22 years. In addition, she has been very instrumental in curriculum development at Grambling State University. She co-authored the book, Developing Literacy Skills Across the Curriculum, and articles used in the development of courses in the university’s teacher education program.  Dr. Walton-Jaggers is also the Principle Investigator and Director of the 2014 LA GEAR UP Summer Bridge Program at GSU, sponsored by a grant provided by the Louisiana Office of Financial Assistance (LOSFA)), the program provides opportunities for first semester freshmen to enhance their Reading/Literacy, Math and English skills as well as college and career readiness.

“We are grateful to Dr. Walton-Jaggers for her role in literacy education in Louisiana and congratulate her on this recognition,” says Lena M. Sparacio, M. Ed., Chairperson, Awards and Citations Committee.

The Louisiana Reading Association, one of the largest professional educational organizations in the state, has been promoting and advocating for literacy for more than 50 years. LRA works closely with the International Reading Association and local reading councils, promoting and dispensing research based literacy information to its more than 53,000 members in the U. S. and worldwide. In addition, the LRA provides professional development opportunities for educators and advocates for practices that improve reading instruction and support the best interests of all learners and reading professionals.

NOTE: Photo – Dr. Loretta Walton-Jaggers

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