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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

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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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

Celebrating MLK: How Will You Be Remembered? Join us January 21, 2019

FLYER-FSUB-MLKDay-UpdateFor generations, African Americans have celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, the Grambling State University community will share in a time of reflection inspired by one of Dr. Kind’s most famous speeches, “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?”

Join the GSU Family and speaker Jevin Hodge, who became the youngest African American official elected within the Democratic Party nationwide at age 23, for a march, ceremony, and reception. Continue reading

12 Semester Success Tips from the Grambling State University SGA President

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Guess what #GRAMFAM? That’s right, it’s the first day of classes for the 2019 Spring Semester! The first few weeks on campus are extremely critical for all new and transfer students.

During this time, you get to make high-impact decisions that will have an effect on the rest of your life.

Here are few critical tips for your first weeks (and a few for the longer term) that will make sure you’re on the road to success: Continue reading

GSU Spotlight: 5,500 Miles to Graduation – Grambling State’s Fall 2018 Top Graduate

Valedictorian, Coulibaly, Graduates with Top Honors After 3 Years Away From Home

Lala Coulibaly - 2018 Fall ValedictorianThe Fall 2018 valedictorian for Grambling State University celebrates not only academic success, but also a one-of-a-kind journey on this fall’s graduation stage.

Ms. Lala Aicha Coulibaly will graduate this fall with a 3.91 cumulative GPA, majoring in computer science, and with fluency in three languages: French, English, and her native tongue, Bambara, which she grew up speaking in Bamako, Mali.  Mali is 5,500 miles from Grambling State University and Ms. Coulibaly is excited to share some of her story with her fellow students tomorrow. Continue reading

Grambling State Selected to Host Intercollegiate Football Championship through 2020

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GRAMBLING, LA – December 3, 2018 – Today, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that Grambling State University will host the 2019 and 2020 Football National Championships at the historic Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. 

Formerly held in Daytona Beach, FL, the mid-December game will bring more than  $1 million in economic impact to North Louisiana.  Continue reading

Meet the Cast: The Black Nativity Stageplay at Grambling State’s Opening Night

NativityTonight’s the big opening night. The Grambling State University Choir will perform “The Black Nativity.”  The stage play is the iconic telling of the Christmas story as written by author and the “Poet Laureate of Harlem,” Langston Hughes.

The play’s story most recently made headlines in 2013 when Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson brought it to life on the big screen. This week, GSU’s own star cast will revive the live version for a 3-day north Louisiana showing featuring band direction by gospel group Forever Jones musician William B. Taylor.

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