117th Anniversary and Founder’s Week – Schedule of Activities

September 24, 2018 – September 28, 2018 all-day
Various Locations on Campus
403 Main St
Grambling, LA 71245
GSU Communications Office

117th Anniversary and Founder’s Day Observance
Grambling State University
1901 – 2018
Founder’s Week, September 24 -28, 2018
THEME: “Grambling State University 2018: Embracing Traditions –A Salute to Dr. Joseph B. Johnson”

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 24, 2018

7:30 a.m.   Official Opening of Founder’s Week Ceremony
The Founder’s Bust (eastside of Lee Hall) 

8:00 a.m.   Founder’s Week Community Fellowship Breakfast
Black & Gold Room/Favrot Student Union
Admission by ticket – Ticket cost $12.00
Advance purchase required:  Advancement Office/GSU Campus
Contact:  Mrs. Rose Wright – 274-2217
Deadline:  Thursday, September 19, 2017
Performance by the GSU Choir

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. –Grind to Graduation
Grambling University National Alumni Association (GUNAA) Panel discussion with first Year Experience Students
Nursing Building Auditorium

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

11:00 a.m. – Founder’s Day Convocation
T.H. Harris Auditorium
Speaker:  Attorney Thomas N. Todd
Launch of the 2021 Committee

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

12:00 Noon – Brown Bag Lunch in Legends Square – A Musical Salute to former President Joseph B. Johnson
GSU Band
Legends Market |Legends Walk of Fame
Refreshments will be served

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -President’s Luncheon with the Emeriti Professors–11:00 a.m.

*FYE students will participate in Founder’s Week Bus Tours – Monday, September 24th – Friday, September 28th during their scheduled FYE class times.  Thursday, September 27th will be allotted for Tours for faculty/staff and community.

*Essay Contest – sponsored by the Eddie G. Robinson Museum/Office of Advancement
Essay: “What is the importance of Founder’s Day?”
Must be typed 250 words; no more than 300 words, APA format
First 50 Essays will be considered
Open to 1st and 2nd semester Freshmen
Pick up applications from the University College, Title III Programs (Brown Hall Office or University College Instructor)
1st Place Prize – $100.00   2nd Place Prize – $50.00
Deadline:  September 24, 2018 by noon to the Eddie G. Robinson Museum

Design of Brochure Contest – Eddie G. Robinson Museum/History Department
First 50 brochures will be considered
Based on visiting the Museum
All college classifications may participate BUT  must be enrolled  in a History Class.  Judged on graphic design, purpose, and historical info on Coach Robinson’s tenure at GSU.  Must be a single fold 8.5”x 11” 2-sided sheet of paper, or a tri fold 8.5” x 14”, 2 sided sheet of paper.
Pick up application from the History Department or Eddie G. Robinson Museum.
1st Place Prize – $100.00  2nd Place Prize – $50.00
Deadline:  September 24, 2018 by noon to the Eddie G. Robinson Museum

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