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Grambling State Advances to National Qualifying Tournament of 31st Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

DSC_5010Voting Site Open Now Through February 10 for HBCU Student Academic Challenge

Grambling State will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for top HBCU students. The fast-paced buzzer competition highlights students’ academic prowess and ability to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture. Grambling State is one of 65 teams competing for institutional grants and a spot in the HCASC National Championship Tournament taking place on the American Honda campus in Torrance, Calif., March 28 – April 1, 2020.
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Three-Time SWAC Champion, Coach Wilbert Ellis, to Keynote Eddie G. Robinson Lecture Series

ellis_coach100th Birthday Celebration Continues with Convocation Today at 11 a.m. 

GRAMBLING, La.  – November 11, 2019 – Grambling’s own legendary baseball coach, Wilbert Ellis, will keynote the Fourth Annual Edward G. Robinson Leadership Lecture Series on November 12 in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center at 11 a.m. Coach Ellis is a Grambling State Baseball Hall of Famer and Southwestern Athletic Conference Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. 

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Tech Tour Scholarship Winner Advances to Finals in $3,000 Business Model Competition

Grambling State Students to Compete for Start-Up Business Opportunity at Golden Pitch Finale 

_DSC9621GRAMBLING, LA — November 5, 2019 – Destney Johnson, freshmen recipient of the Grambling State Tech Tour Scholarship, is among those advancing to the finals in the campus-wide business model competition, The Golden Pitch. Campus and community are invited to RSVP to attend the Shark Tank-style final pitch for $3,000 on Tuesday, November 19 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Grambling Hall Auditorium.  

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Grambling State Receives Designation for a Center of Academic Excellence in Mathematical Achievement for Science and Technology

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GRAMBLING, La – October 31, 2019 – Grambling State University receives recognition by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors and the Louisiana Board of Regents for a Center of Academic Excellence in Mathematical Achievement for Science and Technology (CeMAST).
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Drew Brees-Autographed Football Among Prizes for Grambling State Event Guests

Bayou Classic Kicks Ball to Feature Silent Auction with Online Bidding Through Qtego

Bayou Classic 2019 Kicks Ball FlyerGRAMBLING, La – October 28, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University released a partial list of prizes available to guests of the Inaugural Presidents Bayou Classic Kicks Ball at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Attendees who participate in the event’s silent auction can take home a football autographed by New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, among other exclusive items.

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Grambling State Chosen as a Finalist in the 2020 Honda Battle of the Bands

World Famed Band Wins $20,000 Music Education Grant and Advances to Top Eight Competition

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GRAMBLING, La – October 28, 2019 – Grambling State’s World Famed Tiger Marching Band has been selected as a top eight finalist in the Honda Battle of the Bands. In addition to bringing home a $20,000 grant for the University’s music education program, the Band has landed a spot in the final competitive lineup at the 17th HBOB Invitational Showcase in Atlanta on January 25, 2020.

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Grambling State Competes for Honda Battle of the Bands, Voting Open

Band-feature-hondaOnline Voting Open September 30 to October 12, for GSU World-Famed Tiger Band Fans

GRAMBLING, LA – October 1, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced that it’s 93-year old World-Famed Tiger Marching Band will compete in the first round of the 2020 Honda Battle of the Band Competition. To make it to round two, “World-Famed” fans are encouraged to vote for Grambling State at http://hondabattleofthebands.com/.   Continue reading

Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond to Keynote Grambling State Founder’s Day Convocation

CJH PicGrambling State Welcomes Thurgood Marshall College Fund Board Member & Central State’s First Woman President 

GRAMBLING, La – September 20, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced Central State University’s first woman President and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Board Member Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond will keynote the University’s Founder’s Week Convocation at 11 a.m. on September 24, 2019.   Continue reading

The Golden Pitch Returns: $3,000 for Winning GSU Student Business Ideas 

GSU - Instagram 2Deadline September 27 – Grambling State University Student Teams Can Sign Up in Canvas

Do you have a brilliant idea for a business? Get funding and advice from expert business leaders during “The Golden Pitch” 2019 competition. 

From now until September 27, Student teams can enter to win funding, mentorship, and the opportunity to compete statewide for sharing their business ideas.   Continue reading