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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.

——(Updated 8:46am)

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

Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Awards Grambling State Student Prestige Award

Student Radio Journalist Earns Recognition for work with KGRM and on-campus media 
By Jocye Evans, General Manager, KGRM 

 

Pictured (left to right): Students Kamau Dangerfield, Christiana Essien, Maurice Tandy-Patton and Charleston Talbert, operations manager for KGRM, the Grambling State University campus radio station.

Pictured (left to right): Students Kamau Dangerfield, Christiana Essien, Maurice Tandy-Patton and Charleston Talbert, operations manager for KGRM, the Grambling State University campus radio station.

           Grambling State University junior, Maurice Tandy-Patton, was named Student  Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (LAB) during its annual Prestige Awards Luncheon held March 21, 2019 at the Doubletree Hotel in Lafayette, Louisiana.

            Tandy-Patton won this year’s competition which included both professional and student journalists from throughout the state. The Prestige Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements by Louisiana radio and television broadcasters, was established to encourage the highest standards of reporting, community service and production creativity. All television and radio stations in the state are eligible to compete, and judging is conducted by a panel of broadcast experts from outside of the state of Louisiana.|
            For the 20-year old Cincinnati, Ohio, native, the award is more than a tribute to his hard work with KGRM, a campus radio station that serves the North Louisiana I-20 corridor. Tandy-Patton’s recognition as an on-air announcer also shares a testament to the perseverance he learned early in life while facing some seemingly insurmountable odds. 

 

With limited contact with a mother who was addicted to drugs, Tandy-Patton and his father lived in numerous shelters and, at one point, in their car.  When he was only eight years old, his father developed kidney disease and later in 2015 lost his life after battling lung cancer.

            “I am very honored and grateful to receive this award,” said the 20-year old unsuspecting recipient who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mass communication. “I love broadcasting, particularly radio; and the opportunity to be an

announcer of KGRM, our campus radio station. This experience has been very rewarding and educational,” said Tandy-Patton.
The award, however, was no surprise to some members of the GSU Mass Communication Department. Joyce Evans, general manager of KGRM, describes him as a “dedicated student who always exhibits great initiative, professionalism and diligence.” Maurice has demonstrated admirable leadership ability and his positive attitude makes him a pleasure to work with,” she added.
“I have known Maurice since his first semester of college, when he enrolled in one of the courses I taught. His perfect score on the first test in the course got my attention. He maintained top test scores throughout the semester and was one of the top students in the class,” said Martin O.Edu, professor at Grambling State.
Today, Tandy-Patton maintains a 3.4 grade point average. His ultimate dream is to become a professional broadcaster with a mission to keep the community in which he serves informed of current and important issues and events.

 

“It has been great working closely with and supervising Maurice during his time here at the station,” said Charleston Talbert, operations manager for the radio station.  While at the station, Tandy-Patton was trained in the operations of Shortcut 360

Personal Audio Editor and is currently the producer of the Gospel News Show and hosted two on-air shows, Smooth Jazz with Mo and a talk show, KJ & Mo.

 

            Tandy-Patton is a former contributing writer for the campus newspaper, The Gramblinite, and a member of the Earl Lester Cole Honors College.

Sybrina Fulton to Keynote Grambling State Women’s History Convocation

Campus Welcomes Trayvon Martin’s Mother to Keynote University Women’s History Celebration

GRAMBLING, LA – March 12, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced that Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton will keynote the University’s Women’s History Convocation at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019.sybrina-fulton-trayvon-martin-mothers-day-800x450

Since her son’s death, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for social change across the country.

“Mrs. Fulton is an important voice for social change today,” said GSU President Rick Gallot. “We are excited for our students to witness her example of how we can all champion progress for our community.”

In addition to her national social justice work, Mrs. Fulton continues to live and work in Miami-Dade County, Florida where she advocates and help coordinate housing for those in need.

Campus and community members are invited to attend this month’s convocation.

EVENT INFORMATION

WHO:             Grambling State University

WHAT:           Women’s History Month Convocation

WHEN:           Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 11 a.m.  (CST)

WHERE:         Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center, Grambling, LA

FOR STUDENTS | CONVOCATION SCHEDULE (Updated)

Convocation Schedule

 

For media access or more information, call (318) 243-5012 or email mediarelations@gram.edu.

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Grambling State Searches for Director of Bands and Music Department Lead

band jaqualanApplications Close March 13 for New “World-Famed” Marching Band and Music Leaders

GRAMBLING, LA – March 1, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced applications will close March 13, 2019 for submissions to fill its vacancies for a permanent Director of Bands and a permanent Head of the University’s Music Department. Continue reading