Campus briefs


Founder’s week activities kick off with opening ceremony, breakfast

Grambling State University will host its annual Founder’s Week activities with some traditional events on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25. The opening ceremony will kick off at 7:30 a.m. on Monday as President Frank G. Pogue and Grambling Mayor Edward Jones sign a proclamation to recognize university founder Charles P. Adams at the bust of Adams adjacent to Lee Hall.

The ceremony will be followed by the annual Fellowship Breakfast, scheduled for 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Favrot Student Union’s Black and Gold Room.  The Founder’s Day Convocation will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the T.H. Harris Auditorium. This annual event will include an academic march, the university choir, and students from the lab schools.  During the week, the university will include historic and informational tours about the institution and its founder.


Leadership summit set by Student Government Associstion Friday

The Student Government Association will host a leadership summit from Friday through Sunday.

n Friday: Leadership Institute from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Assembly Center.

n Saturday: Leadership Picnic at the Grambling City Park.

n Sunday: Unity Celebration featuring national recording artist Tye Tribbett in T.H. Harris Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information or to register for any of the iLEAD Summit events, please call (330) 212-1278 or email


Student Union Board to sponsor bus to State Fair Classic Oct. 5-7

There will be a bus sponsored by the Favrot Student Union Board to the State Fair Classic leaving Oct. 5 returning on Oct. 7. 

The cost is $125 which includes game ticket, two-night hotel stay and transportation. Students must pay at cashiers window and take the receipt to room 215 in the Student Union immediately following payment.  Payments can be made with G-Flex cards at the ticket window at the Assembly Center. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 28. 


ROTC contracting ceremony set for Sept. 28 in Nursing Building

The 2012 Fall Contracting Ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held in the Grambling State University Betty Smith Nursing Building Auditorium.

For additional information, call Lt. Col. LaDaryl Franklin, professor of Army ROTC Military Science, at 274-2490.


Office of Transportation releases student shuttle route schedule 

The Grambling State University Office of Student Transportation has released a bus shuttle route for campus residences. The schedule includes times for West Campus Annex.

The shuttle will run Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The shuttle will offer special services for West Campus. Monday through Friday pick-up will be at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and drop-off is 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Students must meet the shuttle at the front gate and the SGA bench in front of the bookstore.

All students must have a valid ID when boarding the bus. The bus will run except when there is a home game. The shuttle will not run on Sunday and will complete Ruston runs every two hours. For more information, call (318) 274-4095. 


Saint Luke’s Episcopal Chapel to sponsor Canterbury Association

   The Canterbury Association of St. Luke’s Episcopal Chapel  will meet every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. The Chapel is located in Grambling at the corner of Main and Adams Streets.  

All students are invited.  Refreshments will be served.  If necessary, call Rev. Nsubuga at 247-6669.