December 7, 2012

Visual Art Display

Featuring Anjelica DuRonslet Hardy

Grambling, LA - Grambling State University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts will host an exhibition entitled Distorted Identity, by Anjelica DuRonslet Hardy. The exhibition will be held in Dunbar Gallery, located on Hutchinson Street in Grambling, Louisiana. Anjelica, a senior who lived in New Orleans before being displaced by Katrina, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Studio Art at GSU.

The work in this exhibition focuses on the artist’s journey toward enlightenment regarding self and events that have shaped her life. Anjelica states, “My objective was to create story-based narratives of experiences from my life and those of loved ones, using mixed media.” She uses mixed media to hint at her narratives while not exposing everything, just as persons reveal some of life’s experiences while closely guarding personal details.

The public is invited to attend a reception for the artist on Thursday, December 6th, from 3:30 – 5:00 PM in Dunbar Gallery. Gallery hours are from 8 – 4:30 M-TH and 8 – 12:00 F. Accommodations are available for large groups and special needs persons. For more information about the exhibition please call 318- 274-2274. This exhibition is sponsored in part by GSU’s “Friends of the Arts”.

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Louisiana High School Poetry Contest

Department of English and Foreign Languages sponsors contest with faculty-sponsored awards

Grambling, LA - Louisiana’s budding high school poets have a chance to show off their best work and win $100 to $500 in a poetry contest hosted by the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Grambling State University. “Poetry can awaken the soul, and universities should facilitate that awakening,” said Hugh Wilson, an English professor and co-coordinator of the contest. “We know there are some wonderful poets in high schools across the state, and we want to recognize them, recruit them and encourage them.”

State high school juniors and seniors are invited to participate by entering into the contest by submitting original poems to poetry@gram.edu. Each email submission must include the student’s name, class (junior, senior), street address, city, state, zip code, e-mail address, phone number, and name of high school, including city/town and parish. In addition, each submission must include the name(s) of any teacher(s) who may have encouraged the student to write or submit an entry. Each contestant will retain primary copyright; however, by entering the contest each contestant agrees to allow the university department to publicize and publish submitted poems without charge.

University faculty members will judge all entries anonymously. Judges’ decisions will be final. Contest coordinators have the right to withhold prizes if insufficient submissions of reasonable quality are received. The contest is supported by voluntary department faculty donations. Under no circumstances will a contestant have any claims against Grambling State, the Department of English or judges. Grambling State University disclaims any responsibility for matters of judgment. The winning entries may in these categories with these prize amounts:

  • $500, best original poem in English
  • $300, second place original poem in English
  • $100, third place original poem in English

In addition, one student will win $100 for the best original poem in Spanish and another student will win $100 for the best original poem in French. Prizewinners will be sent checks or money orders. Submissions will be accepted until January 31, 2013. Winners will be notified by April 15, 2013. For more information, email poetry@gram.edu.

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December 4, 2012

Celebrate Christmas Joy at Pogue Reception

President Frank G. Pogue, Mrs. Dorothy Pogue host annual
special event Thursday, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue and First Lady Dorothy Pogue cordially invite all Grambling State University administration, faculty, staff and students to attend their annual Christmas reception on Dec. 6 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Black and Gold Room/Atrium of the Favrot Student Union.

The Pogues will extend greetings to all during this informal activity, which will feature music from the university’s music program as well as an ensemble of faculty and staff who will share some Christmas Joy through song. Light refreshments will be served.

“We know this is a busy time of the year with the important academic focus on final examinations and many preparing to leave our home away from home for the holidays, but we want to see everyone as finals end and as we all plan to enjoy Christmas time with our closest family and friends,” said Pogue. “If you can only come for 30 minutes or so, do it. We’d love to see you so we can wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas.”

The Pogues urge all to take a little time to wish them and other Grambling family members happy holidays. No RSVP is necessary.

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Grambling Reveals Annual United Way Donation

President Frank G. Pogue shares unexpected good news during this difficult economic time as United Way officials join to hear the report

GRAMBLING, LA – This is a difficult, challenging and troubling time financially for institutions and individuals, yet Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue will present United Way officials with great news about the institution’s individual faculty, staff and student donations and pledges. “I can’t wait to see the expressions on their faces as we reveal what our community-conscious faculty and staff decided to do on their own,” said Pogue.

Though the amount of the donation will be unveiled at the university’s United Way closing ceremony on Dec. 5 at 12 noon, Michelle Tolar, United Way’s area development director, and Janet Durden, president of United Way of Northeast Louisiana, have been informed that they are in for some exciting news as Grambling State University once again shows how much the institution supports the Grambling, Ruston, Monroe and northeast Louisiana community organizations provided funding by the United Way of Northeast Louisiana.

The closing program will be held in the Doris Robinson Room of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the campus. Some of the university departments who have contributed a great deal and some of the largest individual contributors will be recognized.

United Way of Northeast Louisiana supports a wide variety of education, income and health programs, including the Boy Scouts of America’s Louisiana Purchase Council, Boys and Girls Clubs in North Central Louisiana and Northeast Louisiana, The Wellspring, OIC of Ouachita, Louisiana Methodist Children & Family Services, Med-Camps of Louisiana and Northeast Louisiana Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation.

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GSU Announces Speaker for 2012 Fall Commencement Exercises

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue is pleased to announce that Central State University President Cynthia Jackson Hammond, will be delivering the university’s fall commencement address.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Hammond has accepted the opportunity to address more than 500 graduation candidates this month,” said Pogue. “As an accomplished educator and a dynamic professional who earned an undergraduate degree and a doctorate of education from our institution, she is a wonderful example of what students can accomplish by matriculating at Grambling State.”

Hammond, a Monroe native, will speak at the university’s fall commencement that will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 14 in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. “We know that it takes a lot for a first-year president to take time away from the university, so we’re elated that Dr. Hammond is making time to be with us,” added Provost Connie Walton, noting that Hammond started her new job on July 1.

The university will host a Tiger Torch night the night before the commencement, on December 13 at 6 p.m. in the T.H. Harris Auditorium. This informal, traditional activity helps graduation candidates and their families to further bond with administration, faculty and staff as new Grambling State alums. Following the December 14 commencement, graduates and their families will join Pogue and Grambling State faculty and staff to celebrate their success in the McCall Dining Hall for a Tiger Family Reception.

Hammond helped lead Maryland’s Coppin State University as provost and vice president for academic affairs, including establishing an undergraduate research center, an advisement and retention program and a First Year Experience program much like Grambling State’s. Hammond was a lead consultant for H&H Educational Consultants, a group that specializes in strategic planning, curriculum design and standards-based assessments. In addition to her Grambling State degrees, Hammond holds a master’s of education and an education specialist degree from the University of Louisiana in Monroe. She was a Louisiana State Board of Regents Fellow in 1987-89.

Dr. Cynthia Jackson Hammond, Central State University President

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