Grambling State University’s Lady Tiger Shakyla Hill Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Year & All-State Honors

 
Grambling, LA – Grambling State University point guard Shakyla Hill was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Year and third team all-state by vote of the state’s media representatives and university media relations directors.

Hill secured the freshman of the year honors receiving 20 of the 27 votes. The Little Rock, Arkansas native earned second team all-Southwestern Athletic Conference honors after averaging 12.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.8 steals. She led Grambling State in total scoring (401), total rebounding (179), total assists(93) and total steals(86).

Shakyla Hill - GSU Women's Basketball Freshman of the year and All-State Honors She also ranked among the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) leaders in the following categories:
1st in field goal percentage .574
1st in steals 2.8 spg
4th in assists 3 apg
7th in offensive rebounds 2.4 orpg
8th in scoring 12.9 ppg
14th In rebounds 5.8 rpg
15th in free throw percentage .645

Source: GoGrambling.com Fan Website Courtesy photos

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Tiger Express New Hours of Operations

Tiger Express
New
Hours of Operation

Please make note of the following changes:

Burger King Monday – Friday
Saturday and Sunday
10:00am – 9:00pm
3:00pm – 9:00pm
Krispy Krunchy Monday – Friday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Panda Express Monday – Friday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Taco Bell Monday – Friday
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 9:00pm
3:00pm – 8:00pm
POD Market Hours of operation to remain the same. No changes.

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GET YOUR 2016 GSU FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS NOW!

 

Grambling, LA – The 2016 Football Season is fast approaching. Get your Season Tickets now. Faculty and Staff may buy tickets through the Payroll Deduction Plan.

Call the Ticket Office (ext.2625) to make your arrangements and then come by the Ticket Office and sign your Payroll Deduction Form.

You may begin paying for your tickets in April on a monthly or bi-weekly plan. All season tickets should be paid for in full by the end of October.

Please note that you may also include your reserved parking (if you had it last year) as well as your Bayou Classic tickets.

Reserved tickets (chairs with backs) are $72 plus a $4 set up fee for a total of $76 each and General Admission is $64 plus a $4 set up fee for a total of $68 each.

2016 Fall GSU Tigers Football ScheduleClick here for PDF

Additional Information:
http://www.gsutigers.com/

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Strategic Planning Sessions Moving Forward

Grambling, LA – When Dr. Willie Larkin became President of Grambling State University 9 months ago, he promised complete transparency. As a part of his commitment and promise to Grambling University constituents, Larkin established a Strategic Planning Committee early fall, 2015. The committee was charged with developing goals that would enhance the university.

The chair of the Strategic Planning Committee was Dr. Anthony Johnson, associate vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Johnson and the steering committee in consultation with Dr. Maurice Taylor, Vice President for Academic Outreach and Engagement for Morgan State University developed the framework for the strategic planning process. Dr. Taylor completed a comprehensive review of the University using various documents and by conducting his own research about the University.

In February, Dr. Anthony Johnson left the position of associate vice president for academic affairs and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee to pursue other opportunities. President Larkin appointed Dr. Adriel Hilton and Dr. Ellen Smiley as co-chairs of the Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Hilton and Dr. Smiley immediately developed a video that drew attention to the Strategic Planning Process and alerted constituents that their input is encouraged.

On March 31, members of the faculty, staff, student body, alumni, foundation, and community leaders came together for a series of workshops to discuss Grambling State University’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The sessions were facilitated by Dr. Smiley and Dr. Hilton. In addition, the groups outlined a number of core values associated with the University. The data was categorized and placed in a document that will be presented on April 8, 2016 during the next open planning session for the Strategic Plan. The session will be conducted by Dr. Maurice Taylor. After April 8, the committee will began developing drafts of the Strategic Plan for review. The final document will be available by May 31, 2016 for implementation. One of our goals is to ensure that Grambling State University remains Ready for the Challenge.

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GSU Student-Athletes Competing In the Classroom

Grambling, LA – Not only are the student-athletes at Grambling State University competing on the field of play, but they are also consistently among the top students performing in the classroom as well. Of the 315 total number of student-athletes attending GSU for the 2015 Fall Semester, 135 (42%) earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.00 or better. The breakout of individual sports includes: 40 (football), 23 (women’s track), 16 (men’s track), 6 (men’s basketball), 6 (women’s basketball), 18 (baseball), 1 (bowling), 4 (tennis), 9 (softball), 2 (volleyball), and 10 (soccer). Five of the nine student-athletes that earned 4.0 GPA’s were freshmen while 101 have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and higher. In terms of classification, 32 seniors, 31 juniors, 27 sophomores, and 37 freshman student-athletes earned a 3.00 and higher.

Coach Fobbs was especially pleased to learn that 40 (50%) of the 2015 Tiger Football Team earned a GPA of 3.00. “I am extremely proud of my guys not only did we have a phenomenal and remarkable season on the field our guys are excelling off the field in the classroom as well.” The GSU men’s 2015 SWAC Champions cross-country team Coach Bertram Lovell noted that “This is our ultimate goal and that is not just winning on the track but winning in life and we all want championships but the biggest reward is walking across that stage.”

This is an expectation of all student-athletes at Grambling State University notes Dr. LaWanda Sykes who serves Director of Academic Enhancement for Athletics. They are reminded that they are students first and foremost and then an athlete second. With our university coming out of the penalty phase dealing with APR (Academic Progress Rate) sanctions this is a great way avoiding going back into any penalty phases. We will continue to guide and help these student-athletes excel in the classroom so they can excel on the field, court, etc. and continue to make Grambling State University proud.

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GSU Criminal Justice Students attend Law School Program at the University of Iowa

 

GSU Criminal Justice Students visit Iowa Law School

GSU students from left to right: Walters, Tibbs, Williams, Moore, Watts, Easton, Pouncy, Stephens, Brown, and Watty.

Written by: Karletta White — Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Department

Grambling, LA – The Criminal Justice Department at Grambling State University produces more than just great law enforcement officers, it prepares and produces well-rounded scholars eager to explore a broad range of careers and post-secondary endeavors, including law school. Recently, ten criminal justice majors from GSU were selected by department faculty to attend the “Iowa Law Bridge Program” in Iowa City, Iowa. Karletta White, an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at GSU and alumna of the University of Iowa, was overly excited when she received the grant from the University of Iowa that would give GSU students the opportunity to attend the 3-day law program at no expense to the students or GSU. Professor White was nominated for the grant by Dr. Alexander Lodge, a GSU alumnus and graduate of the Iowa Law School.

The University of Iowa hosted the GSU students and students from other universities from around the country during the weekend of February 19-21. “The Bridge Program” was designed to introduce students of color to law school. Throughout the three-day program, students learned what it would be like to be a law student, how to develop the strongest application possible, what a law school class is like (a mock class), the best ways to write with clarity, and factors they should consider when they begin to apply to law schools and ultimately choose one, along with many other items. The students were also assigned to a team with students from other universities to work on an assigned project with one of the law school’s professors or a local practicing attorney. The students received readings before the program that they were required to fmish before the start of the program and then they used those readings to work on their assigned group projects. The students ended their weekend by presenting, along with their teammates, how they resolved their assigned Project. Ultimately, the “Bridge Program” was also a way for the university to get to know the students better and to get them to know the Iowa law school better in hopes that some of them will attend. All of the students said the trip to Iowa and the actual law program activities was an eye opening experience that they will never forget and plan to use all of the information they learned to begin their law school application process.

The ten students who attended the law program were: Courtney Borden, Tanisha Watts, Jordan Easton, Allison Williams, Brittany Brown, Jakeyla Walters, Andrew Tibbs, Tia Stephens, Shannon Watty and Ja’Terious Pouncy. A special thank you to the faculty and staff (Ms. Wanda Jacobs) of the Criminal Justice Department and Professor Clarence Williams of the Social Work Department for assisting with this special project.

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Actor Tico Wells at GSU for 2016

Grambling State University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts & The National Association of Speech and Dramatic Arts Presents

Tico Wells, Featured artist for the NADSA 2016 Tico Wells

 Featured artist for the NADSA 2016 is Mr. “Tico” Wells.  Mr. Wells is an award winning actor, director and academician. He is a recipient of The Kennedy Center’s Irene Ryan Acting Excellence Award, for his portrayal of David in James Baldwin’s Amen Corner. He finished his undergrad work at New York University (BFA) in Drama. From there he starred in numerous off- Broadway and regional theatre productions, most notably: August Wilson’s, Fences (Alliance Theater, Atlanta), directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, T. V. and Broadway), George C. Wolfe’s, The Colored Museum, (Center Stage, Baltimore), directed by Lee Richardson, August Wilson’s, Two Trains Running (St. Louis Black Rep.), John H. Redwood’s The Old Settler (World Premiere at the McCarter Theater, NJ and the Longwharf Theatre, CT) directed by Walter Dallas and the original cast of Spunk by George C. Wolfe (Crossroads Theatre, NJ). In New York City, Tico worked with the famed Negro Ensemble Company in The War Party by Leslie Lee.  He gained his first big national exposure on The Cosby Show, as Dr. Jerry Taylor, who delivered Saundra’s twins. While in New York, Tico performed on television shows and commercials, working with the likes of Denzel Washington, Francis Ford Coppola, Spike Lee, Al Pacino, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and many other noted personalities. It wasn’t until he got a break with Robert Townsend in The Five Heartbeats, that he felt it was time for Hollywood. He has been out in the land of stars ever since, honing his skills and enjoying the beautiful weather of California. His movie career includes: newly released films, Love and Other 4 Letter Words and Sister’s Keeper. Other films are, Forgiveness, Wild Hearts, Monster Makers, One Special Moment, Big Ain’t Bad, All About You, The Relic, The Ernest Green Story, Universal Soldier, Trespass, Mississippi Masasla, The Dream Team. A partial list of television shows include: Bones, All of Us, Wanda Does It, ER, 24, JAG, Drew Carey, Law and Order, Boy Meets World, Martin, and Beverly Hills 90210, 227.

All performance activities are open to the public and will take place in the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre of the Conrad Hutcheson Performing Arts Center. Competitions and workshops begin each day at 9:00 a. m., evening performances will begin at 7:00 p. m on Thursday and Friday evenings.  On Saturday evening, April 9, 2016 a special banquet and awards ceremony will take place to conclude the celebration.  Tickets for the banquet are $30.00   For additional information contact 318-274-3225 or 318-274-2892.

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