Favrot Student Union Board announces upcoming activities

The Favrot Student Union Board is releasing its upcoming schedule of activities for the month of February. 

The Union Board will sponsor a Mardi Gras Mask Decorating Party on Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m. in the Black and Gold Room. The Mardi Gras Masquerade Party will be held on Thursday, February 4 at 7p.m. in the Black and Gold Room.

Tigerfest Talent Show auditions is set for Feb. 15 & 16 at 7 p.m. in the T.H. Harris Auditorium. For more information contact Khadijah Freeman at

College of Education to sponsor  ‘Praxis Powerhouse Week’

The Grambling State University College of Education will sponsor ‘Praxis Powerhouse Week’ for any student needing help to pass the praxis exam. The activities will end today at 5 p.m. in Room 216 and Saturday, January 29 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.  in Charles P. Adams Hall. A registration Round Robin will be held in the Care Center, room one. 

    Assistance with Praxis registration, fee waivers and plato support will be available. Dr. Dennis Williams will talk about Test Taking Strategies on Monday and Math Strategies will be discussed by Eugene Taylor on Tuesday. Wednesday Dr. Loretta Jaggers and Dr. Elaine Foster will speak on Reading Strategies and on Thursday Dr. Doris Williams-Smith will teach Writing Stra egies while Dr. Kathyrn Newman will discuss Praxis II.

Acts of Faith Exhibition’ to be on display in Dunbar Art Gallery

Grambling State University is hosting an exhibition of selected works from the Sutton Collection of American & African American Art. The exhibition deals with investigations of faith and spirituality in modern, post modern and contemporary art.

The exhibition will be on display from Jan. 11–Feb. 25 in the Dunbar Art Gallery located at the intersection of Sandle and Hutchinson Street in Grambling. The public is invited to visit with the artist at a reception on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. 

The exhibition includes works by Grambling alumnus Frank Kelley, Jr., Drék Davis, GSU assistant professor of art, Elizabeth Catlett, Willie Birch, Jacob Lawrence, Benny Andrews, Michael Harris, Stefanie Jackson, Don Cincone and Vitus Shell. Associated events include a collector’s talk by Cheryl Sutton (Art on Purpose: Creating a Lasting Legacy), Conversations with the Artists and several studio visits.

The scheduled on-site events will include conversations with the artists on February 4 at 1p.m. in Grambling Hall Auditorium, the Art on Purpose will present “Creating a Lasting Legacy” where the collector’s Talk with Cheryl Sutton on February 16 at 11 a.m. in Dunbar Hall Room 148.  On February 15 at 2:30 p.m. there will be an African American Art History Lecture. 

 The Dunbar gallery is open from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.–noon Friday. Accommodations are available for large groups and those with special needs. For more information, please call 318-274-2274. 

Modeling troupe to hold tryouts

     Strut LA will be conducting tryouts on today from 6-8 p.m. in Room 242 of the Student Union. Potential members are asked to wear a white shirt with blue jeans-ladies (little to no makeup with hair pulled back and three-inch heels or higher. No wedges or blocked heels).

Local church to hold ‘Sweetheart’  banquet Saturday, February 6

The Annual Sweet Heart Banquet will be hosted at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church on 228 Watkins Road in Jonesboro, Louisiana on Saturday, February 6 at 6 p.m. 

The guest speaker will be the overseer Nadine McCardia from Kingdom First Church 208 Vinson Street in Jonesboro, Louisiana and the theme will be “It’s All About Love.”

The scripture is going to be on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” 

Women’s Fellowship Ministry presents ‘A Valentine Gala’

    Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church located on 2586 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. in Grambling will have a dinner and theatrical presentation on Friday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.         

    Tickets are $25 per person, for adults only. The attire is semi-formal or formal only. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 5 and tickets will be required for admission.

For more information, contact Rita Hood (318) 245-4860, Cheryl Ivory (318) 247-3372, Carolyn White (318) 247-6484 or Patsy Williams (318) 548-0205.