October 29, 2010

Grambling State Celebrates Homecoming Week – Oct 31 – Nov 7

GRAMBLING—-Grambling State University will celebrate homecoming week Oct. 31-Nov. 7 with activities and entertainment for students, alumni and friends of the university.

Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue established this year’s theme A New Beginning as a part of a renewed university commitment to reunite the entire Grambling State family.

This year’s activities will kick off with a community-wide picnic at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Quad on the Grambling State campus. This event is free and open to public.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, the Favrot Student Union Board and Campus Ministries will host a Gospel Explosion featuring local gospel choirs. This event is also free for the general public.

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Favrot Student Union Board will host a Comedy Show featuring Charlie Murphy, JJ, Tex, and Mama Michelle. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students.

Events on Thursday, Nov. 4, include an International vs. American DJ battle at 11 a.m., Car Show/Hair Show at 3 p.m. and Talent Show at 8 p.m. Tickets for the Talent Show are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. All other events are free and open to the public.

Friday, Nov. 5, festivities include two (2) showings of Stomp the Yard: Homecoming in the Favrot Student Union Movie Theatre at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with special guest appearances by cast members Lamar Stewart and Terrance J of BET’s 106 & Park. Admission is free for students and the general public.

An Old School vs. New School Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center featuring Zapp, SOS Band, Dondria, and Young Jeezy. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $15 for students.

Alumni festivities begin Fri., Nov. 5 with the Grambling University National Alumni Association (GUNAA) Scholarship Golf Classic at Trails End in Arcadia at 7 a.m. The cost is $75 per player, which includes ½ cart, green fees, food and drinks. For more information on the golf tournament, contact Fred Hearne, Jr. at (773) 218-4405 or (318) 259-2502.

An Alumni Convocation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m.-noon in the Floyd L. Sandle Theater located inside the Hutchinson Performing Arts Building. GSU alumnus Kerry Briggs (‘79), Founder/Owner of Briggs Field Services, Houston, TX is the featured speaker. This event is free and open to the public.

The Dunbar Art Gallery is hosting a special Welcome Home Art Exhibition on Friday from Noon-4 p.m. in the Dunbar Hall Art Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

At 6 p.m. on Friday, a special football alumni reception will be held in the Eddie G. Robinson Museum for former football players. For more information on this event, contact Ray Higgins at (318) 274-2210.

Other alumni activities include: Registration/Hospitality at the Alumni Center; an Alumni Breakfast on Sat. from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. in the President’s Dining Hall; and the Black and Gold Banquet (TBA).

This year’s homecoming parade begins at 9 a.m. in downtown Grambling, travels through the Grambling State campus and ends on South Main Street. Tailgating activities end at noon on Sunday.

The Greek Step Show will be held on Sat., Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Admission is $15 for general admission and $10 for students.

The GSU Tigers take on Concordia College at 2 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 6 at Eddie Robinson Stadium.

Student and general admission tickets can be purchased on the 2nd floor of the Favrot Student Union or the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. All tickets will be sold in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center are at the general admission price.

For a complete list of homecoming activities visit www.gram.edu and click on 2010 Homecoming Activities. Student information is available at the Favrot Student Union or by calling (318) 274-2205 or (318) 274-2702. For information on GSU alumni events, call (318) 274-6265.

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Director of Public Relations
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4268
100 Robinson Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2560 Office

 

October 27, 2010

Dr. Lee Jones to Host Student Leadership Development Seminar

Student Leadership Seminar Host, Dr. Lee JonesThe Division of Student Affairs and Lyceum Series will host a high energy, substantive, and highly interactive Student Leadership Development Seminar featuring Dr. Lee Jones. The presentation will be held Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the School of Nursing Auditorium.

Dr. Jones will articulate how Greek and Non-Greek student organizations exemplify more than just stepping, chanting, and moving to the beat. He will also address how bullying affects student victims and the institution.

Dr. Lee Jones currently serves as professor and president and executive editor of InSpire Magazine and executive director of the InSpire ILEAD Institute.

Most recently, he served as the dean of The School of Graduate Studies and professor of Educational Foundations at The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.

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Director of Public Relations
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4268
100 Robinson Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2560 Office

 

October 21, 2010

Grambling State-Bossier Parish Community College Partner to Help More Students Complete Four-Year Degrees

GSU President Frank G. Pogue and BPCC Chancellor Jim Henderson sign articulation agreement.

GRAMBLING, LA—Officials from Grambling State University and Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) today signed a partnership agreement that will enable students to pursue four-year degrees at Grambling State while completing developmental courses at BPCC. The BPCC@Grambling and Grambling@BPCC agreements will give BPCC a presence on the Grambling State campus and give Grambling State a presence in Bossier Parish.

Grambling State President Frank G. Pogue, Ph.D. and BPCC Chancellor Jim Henderson led signing ceremonies at both campuses. The partnership agreement stipulates that Grambling State University will:

  • Work closely with BPCC to schedule the courses and register students for the specific sections at the University campus;
  • Provide classroom space as well as office space for counseling with students for the conduct of the specified courses;
  • Provide housing options (either University-owned or privatized) for BPCC@GSU students;
  • Provide access to open computer labs to the students enrolled in the sections to allow for the use of supplemental learning resources via the Internet.

BPCC agrees to:

  • Admit students to BPCC at Grambling State University.
  • Employ and provide qualified faculty member/s to teach a designated number of sections of developmental mathematics, developmental English courses, and a mutually agreed upon set of core or other courses at Grambling. The remainder of the core or other courses required for completion of associate/certificate will be taught via internet and/or at the Bossier City location.<>/li
  • Provide the University with an opportunity to review material, publications or media releases related to the subject of this agreement prior to any release of information.

The agreement also allows graduate students in criminal justice, public administration, and social work to take courses on the BPCC campus. Students will have access to classrooms, instructional support equipment, office space and meeting rooms.

In praising the pact, Dr. Pogue said, “This historic agreement creates access to higher education for a large number of students to pursue a degree and an opportunity for a better life. It creates an opportunity for Grambling State to offer access to higher education for students who need to take developmental or other courses prior to enrolling in a degree program.”

For additional information on this and other university events, contact Director of Public Relations, Grambling State University at 318-274-2560 or mediarelations@gram.edu.

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Director of Public Relations
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4268
100 Robinson Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2560 Office

 

October 13, 2010

Parking Changes for Grambling State Football Fans

The GSU Department of Athletics is now implementing a new parking plan for football fans.

Only season ticket holders are allowed to purchase parking spaces inside the gated area. These parking spaces are numbered and only available for purchase by season ticket holders. University personnel are on-site to strictly enforce these rules.

Non-GSU season ticket holders are directed to alternative locations on the campus.

To avoid overcrowding, tailgating areas are now clearly marked and assigned. Tailgating spots are still available.

Prices for non-season ticketholders are $5 for regular parking and $40 for tailgating.

For additional information on parking at Grambling State University athletic events call 318-274-2374.

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Director of Public Relations
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4268
100 Robinson Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2560 Office

 

NIH Grant Helps Grambling State Students Prepare for Doctoral Programs in Biomedical Sciences

GRAMBLING, LA—Grambling State University undergraduates seeking admission to doctoral programs in the biomedical sciences now have additional support from the National Institute of Health (NIH). NIH has awarded a $792,502 grant to continue funding the Minority Access to Research (MARC), Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE), and Bridge program to assist Grambling students in preparing for doctoral programs in biomedical sciences.

The MARC program provides annual fellowships of $33,102 for Louisiana residents attending Grambling and $43,130 for non-residents–the highest amount for undergraduate fellowships for any state supported institution in the nation. The RISE program funds wages of up to $5,400 for students who assist Grambling State faculty with research initiatives. The Bridge Program is a partnership between Grambling State, Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA), and LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport (LSU-HSC). This program enables students who complete their associate’s degree at SUSLA to seamlessly transfer to Grambling to pursue a bachelor’s degree. LSU-HSC provides support by offering the research component.

Grambling students are selected during their junior or senior years and receive individualized program support to enhance their chances of admission to competitive graduate degree programs.

NIH grant-funded students who successfully complete Grambling’s rigorous academic program receive summer research internships, opportunities to present research at national research conferences, tutorial sessions in selected courses and assistance in completing graduate school applications. These activities are also open to other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students who are not supported by the grants.

Dr. M.A. Himaya and Dr. Felix Ifeanyi of the Department of Biological Sciences and Dr. Parashu Sharma of the Department of Math and Computer Sciences led the effort in developing and implementing the NIH grants. During the past 10 years, these programs have received grant awards totaling $8,148,784.

For additional information, contact Dr. M.A. Himaya at 318-274-3149.

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Director of Public Relations
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4268
100 Robinson Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2560 Office

 

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