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National Urban League CEO to Keynote Grambling State Commencement

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GRAMBLING, LA — April 16, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced it will host the Honorable Marc H. Morial, President, and CEO of the National Urban League and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors as keynote speaker at the Spring Commencement, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Morial, who leads the nation’s largest Civil Rights & Urban Advocacy effort, is well known for his local work as former mayor of New Orleans. His tenure as mayor included developing a broad multi-racial coalition who led New Orleans’ 1990’s renaissance and ended with a 70 percent approval rating.

As a lawyer, Morial won the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for his legal service to the underserved.  He was also one of the youngest lawyers, at age 26, to argue and win a major case before the Louisiana Supreme Court.

“It’s an honor to host a transformational leader like Mr. Morial,” said GSU President Rick Gallot.  “His experience in advocacy, service, and entrepreneurship offers an important perspective to our graduates as they prepare to change the world.”

Morial will address faculty, guests, students and their families on the heels of Grambling State’s highest enrollment since 2014 and its recent authorization to offer Louisiana’s first Bachelor of Cybersecurity.

Event Information:

Grambling State University Commencement, Spring 2019Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
Grambling State University
100 North Stadium Drive
Grambling, LA 71245

For media credentials and coverage information, please contact mediarelations@gram.edu or call the Office of University Communications at 318-274-2866.

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Dr. Adolph Brown to Keynote ULS Academic Summit at Grambling State

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GRAMBLING, LA – April 12, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University will continue as host for the eighth annual University of Louisiana System (ULS) Academic Summit.

The highly anticipated two-day gathering is a faculty service-learning conference showcasing and celebrating the academic and research excellence from all nine ULS schools.   Continue reading

GSU Students Bring Back Law School Lessons for Next Steps

bridge1The University of Iowa welcomed top students of color for a unique law school experience

GRAMBLING LA – April 10, 2019 – Because of the joint efforts of Grambling State University and the University of Iowa College of Law, 19 students from GSU (17 Criminal Justice Majors, 1 Mass Communication Major, and 1 Business Management-Marketing Major) were selected to attend the “Iowa Law Bridge Program” in Iowa City, from March 29-31. Continue reading

Grambling State University: Flood Impact Update (Sunday, April 7, 2019 Events)

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DSC_9422 copyOn the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, 2019, portions of Texas, Louisiana, and other areas throughout the Southeast were impacted by a severe weather system. The storm produced heavy rains and high winds. The Grambling Status University campus near the intersection of RWE Jones Highway and Cole Street experienced limited access and potential water damage. Continue reading

University Closed: Monday, April 8, 2019 (Updated 8:46am)

Grambling State University classes and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, April 8, 2019, due to severe weather. Essential personnel are to report and encouraged to use caution when traveling. All student activities and campus events have been cancelled to allow for building assessments. Please visit twitter.com/grambling1901 for updates.

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GSU DINING SERVICES for Monday, April 8, 2019

McCall Dining Center will open at 10 a.m. and then resume normal service.

Tiger Express will open for normal service hours.

1901 Bistro (formerly Cash Street Grill) will be closed.

GSU STUDENT ACTIVITIES for Monday, April 8, 2019

All student activities and campus events have been cancelled to allow for building assessments. University classes and administrative offices closed. Please visit twitter.com/grambling1901 for updates.

GSU UNIVERSITY HOUSING  – Pre-Housing Extended

Pre-housing extended until close of business on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. University classes and administrative offices closed. Please visit twitter.com/grambling1901 for updates.

GSU SHUTTLE SERVICE for Monday, April 8, 2019

Weather permitting, Student shuttle service will run as planned. University classes and administrative offices closed. Please visit twitter.com/grambling1901 for updates.

TRAFFIC UPDATE for Monday, April 8, 2019
GSU Police have confirmed traffic flow has been restored to the following areas:

  • RWE Jones Dr. (between Central Avenue and College Avenue),
  • Cole Street (between RWE Jones HWY and Ballock Street), and 
  • College Avenue (areas west of Main St). 

Speak Up at the Capitol! ULS Day at the Capitol, April 10th

Universities-STD_Grambling-1000Grambling State students and alumni to join the University of Louisiana System in support of higher education.

Do you believe that higher education is an essential part of Louisiana’s future? If so, join Grambling State University and its sister University of Louisiana System schools April 10, 2019, in Baton Rouge, LA. Continue reading

New Era of Excellence Crosses $300,000 Raised for Grambling State University

DSC_6195 copyGrambling State Alumni and Friends raised an additional $65,100 to support Presidential Initiatives

Since President Gallot’s appointment in 2016, GSU Alumni and long-term supporter James Bradford have organized a dedicated group of supporters and givers to help grow Grambling State. For the third year, this group of more than 100 GSU community members supported the third annual New Era of Excellence Reception Saturday, March 16, 2018, raising more than $65,000 to bring their three-year total to $329,000. Continue reading