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GSU Faculty Awarded $92,919 NEH Grant for Digital Humanities Program

GRAMBLING, La – May 26, 2020 – The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded a $92,919 grant to Grambling State University faculty from the Departments of English and History as part of a three-year innovative curricular initiative for a program in the Digital Humanities.

Co-directors Dr. James Clawson and Dr. Edward Holt, along with Dr. Roshunda Belton and Ms. Catherine Bonner, will collaborate to design and implement an interdisciplinary minor and host a series of workshops to train humanities faculty in pedagogies and technologies appropriate to the Digital Humanities.

The first institute will be hosted by Grambling State University from August 3rd to 7th, 2020. This workshop will serve as an intensive introduction to Digital Humanities and an opportunity to develop learning activities for new and existing classes. Faculty from Grambling and all regional universities are encouraged to apply to participate by submitting their name, contact information, and a 200 word statement about what they hope to gain from the institute to this form by July 1st, 2020. All teaching disciplines and areas of focus are welcome.

Grambling State’s award is part of $30.9 million in grants to support 188 projects across the country. The University’s grant is one of 16 nationwide in the Humanities Initiatives Grants, which in part support and enrich humanities education and scholarship at HBCUs.

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About Grambling State University 
Grambling State University, located in Grambling, Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 43 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information, visit gram.edu.

Contact:
Raven Thissel
thisselr@gram.edu
(318) 243-5012

Grambling State Wins Gold HBCUgrow LEAD Awards for Best Leadership and Innovation

Grambling State Wins! Lead 2020 - The Intersection of Business and EducationPresident Gallot and University Honored by Peer Institutions for Excellence in 5 Categories

GRAMBLING, La – April 8, 2020 – Grambling State University received Gold Awards for Best Leadership and LEAD Innovation for a total of five award wins in different categories: 

Best Leadership
Gold Award
President Rick Gallot, Grambling State University

LEAD Innovation
Gold Award
Grambling State University

LEAD Military-Friendly
Silver Award
Grambling State University

LEAD Website
Bronze Award
Grambling State University, www.gram.edu

LEAD Marketing
Bronze Award
Grambling State University

“I’m exceedingly grateful for the outstanding team that makes growth and innovation possible at Grambling State,” said President Gallot. “Our eyes are on the bright future ahead for our students. Everything we do is focused on ensuring their potential is realized.”

For the third consecutive year, President Gallot’s administration has earned recognition for outstanding leadership from HBCUgrow. Standout aspects contributing to the win are the University’s 7-year enrollment high, $50M partnership with Magic Johnson’s SodexoMAGIC, and the addition of Louisiana’s first 4-year degree in Cybersecurity.    

“We are working to show the world what’s possible when student outcomes are the first priority.” said Dr. Connie Walton, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

For top honors in LEAD Innovation, the HBCUgrow committee considered the University’s groundbreaking of Louisiana’s first Digital Library and Learning Commons, the initiation of the President’s Friends of Technology Advisory Board, and work to launch the first Cloud Computing degree in the state. 

Winners were selected in several categories based on peer nominations and input and data reviews by a panel of judges.  This year’s categories included LEAD Innovation, LEAD Marketing, LEAD Website, LEAD Military-Friendly and Best Leadership. Other winning institutions in different ranks and categories included Howard, Southern, and Jackson State Universities. 

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Grambling State Advances to National Qualifying Tournament of 31st Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Voting Site Open Now Through February 10 for HBCU Student Academic Challenge

Grambling State will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 31st annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for top HBCU students. The fast-paced buzzer competition highlights students’ academic prowess and ability to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture. Grambling State is one of 65 teams competing for institutional grants and a spot in the HCASC National Championship Tournament taking place on the American Honda campus in Torrance, Calif., March 28 – April 1, 2020.

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is a year-round program that centers on academic excellence, community service, leadership, networking opportunities and mentorship. It includes campus engagement, qualifying tournaments and culminates with the National Championship. Since 1989, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, one of Honda’s longest-running philanthropic initiatives in the United States, has celebrated and recognized the academic talents of HBCU students. More than $9 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facility upgrades and other investments to improve the HBCU student experience.

WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC)
Donald Julian Reaves (DJR) Student Center

ONLINE: www.hcasc.com

For the full list of competing HBCUs, visit: https://www.hcasc.com/nqt/teams.asp.

MY HBCU IS A WINNER: To help Grambling State qualify for the National Championship, the public can vote for our team at bit.ly/HBCUWinner2020 from January 29 – February 10. Register and vote up to three times per day. The three top vote-getting HBCUs will automatically advance.

CONTACT: If you are interested in attending the HCASC National Qualifying Tournament, please contact Joseph Baker at bakerjc@wssu.edu – (336) 750-2995

For more information about Honda Campus-All Star Challenge, contact:
Lillian Parker, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge: (800) 388-2272 x104 / lillian@hcasc.com
Jaymie Robinson, Honda North America, (310) 783-3943 / jaymie_robinson@hna.honda.com

Connect with HCASC via social media using #HCASC:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HCASC
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HCASC
Instagram: www.instagram.com/hcascpix

Three-Time SWAC Champion, Coach Wilbert Ellis, to Keynote Eddie G. Robinson Lecture Series

ellis_coach100th Birthday Celebration Continues with Convocation Today at 11 a.m. 

GRAMBLING, La.  – November 11, 2019 – Grambling’s own legendary baseball coach, Wilbert Ellis, will keynote the Fourth Annual Edward G. Robinson Leadership Lecture Series on November 12 in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center at 11 a.m. Coach Ellis is a Grambling State Baseball Hall of Famer and Southwestern Athletic Conference Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. 

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Tech Tour Scholarship Winner Advances to Finals in $3,000 Business Model Competition

Grambling State Students to Compete for Start-Up Business Opportunity at Golden Pitch Finale 

_DSC9621GRAMBLING, LA — November 5, 2019 – Destney Johnson, freshmen recipient of the Grambling State Tech Tour Scholarship, is among those advancing to the finals in the campus-wide business model competition, The Golden Pitch. Campus and community are invited to RSVP to attend the Shark Tank-style final pitch for $3,000 on Tuesday, November 19 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Grambling Hall Auditorium.  

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Grambling State Receives Designation for a Center of Academic Excellence in Mathematical Achievement for Science and Technology

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GRAMBLING, La – October 31, 2019 – Grambling State University receives recognition by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors and the Louisiana Board of Regents for a Center of Academic Excellence in Mathematical Achievement for Science and Technology (CeMAST).
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Drew Brees-Autographed Football Among Prizes for Grambling State Event Guests

Bayou Classic Kicks Ball to Feature Silent Auction with Online Bidding Through Qtego

Bayou Classic 2019 Kicks Ball FlyerGRAMBLING, La – October 28, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University released a partial list of prizes available to guests of the Inaugural Presidents Bayou Classic Kicks Ball at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Attendees who participate in the event’s silent auction can take home a football autographed by New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, among other exclusive items.

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Grambling State Chosen as a Finalist in the 2020 Honda Battle of the Bands

World Famed Band Wins $20,000 Music Education Grant and Advances to Top Eight Competition

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GRAMBLING, La – October 28, 2019 – Grambling State’s World Famed Tiger Marching Band has been selected as a top eight finalist in the Honda Battle of the Bands. In addition to bringing home a $20,000 grant for the University’s music education program, the Band has landed a spot in the final competitive lineup at the 17th HBOB Invitational Showcase in Atlanta on January 25, 2020.

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Grambling State Competes for Honda Battle of the Bands, Voting Open

Band-feature-hondaOnline Voting Open September 30 to October 12, for GSU World-Famed Tiger Band Fans

GRAMBLING, LA – October 1, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced that it’s 93-year old World-Famed Tiger Marching Band will compete in the first round of the 2020 Honda Battle of the Band Competition. To make it to round two, “World-Famed” fans are encouraged to vote for Grambling State at http://hondabattleofthebands.com/.   Continue reading