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CNN’s Bakari Sellers to Keynote Grambling State Black History Convocation

Campus Welcomes CNN Commentator and Nation’s Youngest Elected Legislator in History

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GRAMBLING, LA – January 24, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced CNN Commentator and history-making South Carolina Legislator, Bakari Sellers will keynote the University’s Black History Convocation at 11:00 a.m. on February 19, 2019.

Sellers, an HBCU graduate, is well-known for making history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina State Legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. Continue reading

Gov. Edwards Announces Technology Agreement With Grambling State

photo3390University will join LED in implementing $1.2 million initiative in computer science, cybersecurity

GRAMBLING, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined Grambling State University President Rick Gallot and Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson to sign a $1.2 million Memorandum of Understanding which will advance technology careers for Grambling State students. Continue reading

Impact Update: How Public Service Commission Investment Continues Impact at Grambling State

IMG_5568$462,000 Energy Grant Opportunity Grows Campus Opportunity for Student Impact

This week, Louisiana’s Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell Awarded  $750,000 in energy efficiency grants, including $462,508 for initiatives at Grambling State.

“Energy Efficiency is a cost-effective way to reduce energy costs, improve building comfort and preserve our environment,” Campbell said. “Every dollar that our local governments and public bodies save on their electric bills is a dollar that can help them improve service to the public.”

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From GSU Tigers: Hill Records Second Career Quadruple-Double

Dyb8d0SU0AAm7WYFrom GSUTigers.com |GRAMBLING, La. | Shakyla Hill etched her name in the college women’s basketball record books on Saturday afternoon as the Grambling State University women’s basketball team rolled past Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 77-57, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
 
Hill posted her second career quadruple-double, a feat never captured before in the NCAA Division I era. The senior guard from Little Rock, Ark. posted her first quadruple-double in a win over Alabama State on Jan. 3, 2018. At the time last year, Hill joined Sonja Tate (Arkansas State), Veronica Pettry (Loyola-Chicago) and Jackie Spenser (Louisville) as the only NCAA Division I women’s basketball players to register a quadruple-double. Continue reading

New Library Leadership at Grambling State: Adrienne C. Webber, Dean of the Digital Library and Learning Commons

_DSC2082In January 2019, Grambling State University brought on its first Dean of the Digital Library and Learning Commons, Adrienne C. Webber. Webber brings to the University 29 years of professional experience with more than 21 years of expertise managing library and information innovation. Continue reading

Grambling State University Unveils New Digital Library Design

New Facility to Deliver 50,000 Square Feet of Student and Community Information Space

GRAMBLING, LA – January 31, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University revealed designs for a new digital library that will add more than 50,000 square feet of learning space to the University, City of Grambling, and North Louisiana community.

“We see this new facility as an information beacon on a hill,” said President Rick Gallot of Grambling State. “We are grateful to the students, University of Louisiana System, the Board of Regents, our Governor and the legislators who are collaborating to make this vision a reality for our campus.”

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GSU Alumna Dana Williams, Ph.D. Appointed As Interim Dean Of Howard’s Graduate School

Dana Williams Ph.DWASHINGTON – January 30, 2019 – Howard University has appointed Dana Williams, Ph.D., as the Interim Dean of the Howard University Graduate School. Williams serves as the chair of the Department of English and a professor of African American literature. She received her bachelor of arts degree in English from Grambling State University and her master of arts and doctoral degrees in English from Howard University.

Read More at https://newsroom.howard.edu/newsroom/static/9381/dana-williams-phd-appointed-interim-dean-graduate-school

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Grambling State University Celebrates Black History Month 2019

Campus and community host CNN’s Bakari Sellers, Eddie G. Robinson 100th Birthday Celebration, and More

FLYER-BHM-NO-text-squareGRAMBLING, LA – January 24, 2019 – Grambling State University’s month-long Black History celebration will include a long lineup of VIP guests that include CNN’s Bakari Sellers and campus-wide cultural events. The campus and north Louisiana community are invited to visit gram.edu/calendar or download the University’s new mobile app to stay up to date with Black History Events and News. Continue reading