Favrot Student Union Board to sponsor activities, auditions

The Favrot Student Union Board is releasing its schedule of activities for the months of March and April. 

If you are interested in being an opening act in the 2016 Tiger Fest concert to be held on April 14 please bring your CD to office 221 in the Favrot Student Union or mail it to Grambling State University, Favrot Student Union Board, 403 Main St. – Campus Box 4234, Grambling, LA 71245. Deadline to submit is March 17. This is open to the public. However, enrolled students must not have a judicial record within the past year.

Upcoming events will include student choice awards nominations on February 29 and the annual calendar girl pageant on March 12. Tiger Fest is scheduled for April 10-15.


Student Government Association announces schedule for meetings 

The Grambling State University Student Government Association officials are encouraging students to attend the monthly general student body meeting. The next general student body meetings are set March 17 and April 21. All meetings are held in the Favrot Student Union Theater at 6 p.m.

The meetings are open not only to students, but faculty and administration as well. For additional information or concerns contact Jonathan Wallace at 318-303-2927.


Grambling’s Intramural Center to offer additional operating hours

The Department of Recreation and Intramural Center is now operating with new hours. The center open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays and closed on Saturdays.

Terry Lilly will teach aerobics from Mondays through Thursday at 5:15 p.m. (step aerobics) and again at 8 p.m. (dance aerobics). Yoga will also be held in the center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with Capree Bramel.


Grambling State University to hold pre-housing on March 1  

Pre-housing for fall 2016 will be held Monday, Feb. 29, and Tuesday, March 1, in Grambling Hall Auditorium 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for students who want the same room. 

For GSU students who want any room, pre-housing will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 2-3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tiger Village Club house and on Friday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Grambling Hall Auditorium. 


Student Counseling and Wellness Resource Center to host sessions

The Student Counseling and Wellness Resource Center will be hosting Wellness Group every Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through March 15. Sessions will be held in the “Tiger Room” Student Counseling Center.

For more information, contact the Student Counseling Center at 318-274-3277.


Earn Service Learning hours for Social Research Club project

A Service Learning Black History project sponsored by the Social Research Club, Pi Gamma Mu and BEAP will be held Today from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The service project will continue Friday, February 26 from 12 noon until 5 p.m.

The project is in honor of the 20th anniversary of BEAP (Black empowerment apprentice Program).

Grambling organizations as well as individuals can participate in the project by cleaning up, beautification and research. Those involved will assist in the location of grave sites of veterans and centurions for Grambling State University service credit. 

For more information, contact Dr. Frances Staten at 318-436-9572.


Annual area and city to kick off revival with Sunday night musical

The Annual Musical and the Dr. C P. Payne Area and City Revival, sponsored by the Interdenominational Alliance Ministries, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, 301 W. Vaughn Ave. in Ruston, Louisiana. 

Revival services will be held Monday-Thursday, Feb. 29–March 3, with day and night services. Daytime services will be held at the New Rocky Valley Baptist Church, 2155 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Grambling, Louisiana, where the Rev. Julius Sumler is pastor, beginning at 11:45 a.m. daily. Nighttime services will be held at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, 505 Lee Ave. in Ruston.


St Luke’s Episcopal Church to  hold student Canterbury Assocation

The Canterbury Association (The Student Ministry of the church) will meet at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 538 Main St., Grambling. All students are welcome.  Refreshments will be served. 

St. Luke’s Episcopal Chapel will hold its annual Celebration honoring the life of Absalom Jones on Sunday, March 6.  The celebration will begin with the Eucharist Service at 10 a.m. followed by a luncheon.  Both events will take place at St. Luke’s church.

The speaker will be Rev. Kim Jackson of Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a dynamic, inspiring and visionary person who will share her thoughts on the theme for this occasion. Additional information will be forthcoming.

For additional information, please call 318-680-7679 (c) or 318-247-8449 (H). 


The 2016-2017 student FAFSA filing time is fastly approaching

The FAFSA application for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is now available on Please complete the application after you and/or your parents have filed taxes for 2015.

If you and/or your parents are not required by the federal government to file taxes, please complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA now, said Gavin R. Hamms, director of the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. He can be contacted at or

The priority deadline is April 15, but please act immediately!

For questions please come by the office in Lee Hall or call/email one of the experienced staff members such as Hamms,; Janice Critton, Counselor (A – E) or 318-274-6229; Carlever Allen, Counselor (F – J) or 318-274-6230;  LaTisha Sutton, Counselor (K-R), or 318-274-6415; Vertise Pickens, Coordinator/Counselor (S-Z) or 318-274-6372; Gloria Rhodes, information specialist, or 318-274-6440; Cherlyn Hatter, administrative coordinator II, or 318-274-6277 and Sherita Robertson, assistant director of system maintenance, or 318-274-6439.


MSIPP application deadline is Feb. 28


A new program designed to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce is offering internships for full time undergraduate students. 

Minorities Serving Institutions Partnership Program is offering internships for 10 weeks during the summer. Interns will complete research projects providing an enhanced training environment and exposing them to research challenges to Department of Education’s mission.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

For eligibility you must be a U.S. citizen enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited MSI, and be working towards a STEM (science, engineering, technology, and mathematics) degree. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be able to pass a drug test upon selection to participate.

Participants will be rewarded by either a stipend or salary commensurate with cost of living at the location of the host DOE laboratory.

For more information about DOE-EM’s MSIPP Interships Program, contact Connie Yung at 803-725-9032 or


GSU office of Retention tutorial schedule ready

The Grambling State University Office of Retention has announced its tutorial schedule for the semester.

Tutorial for biology 103, 104, 113, and 114, for chemistry 111, and for English 101 and 102 will be held through April 29.


Tutoring in mathematics open to all students

The Quality Enhancement Plan at Grambling State University kicked off its Mathematics Clinic earlier this week.  The clinic will be available Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Carver Hall, Room 136 until April 28, 2016.  

The Mathematics Clinic is an opportunity for students to receive individual assistance from Mathematics faculty outside the classroom.  All mathematics students may participate, however students registered in MATH147 (Pre-calculus I) and MATH148 (Pre-calculus II) are required to attend.    

To find out how the Mathematics Clinic can help you succeed or for more information, contact Shakira Hardison in Carver Hall, Room 137 or by e-mail at  

The Mathematics Department and the QEP team are here to help you excel, because at Grambling State University Math Really Does Matter!


Legacy Square Brick campaign: Be a part of history Phase II

The first bricks have been installed in Legacy Square and we are well on our way to creating an awesome display of love of GSU. So many have viewed the bricks and are pleased at the outcome. Orders are already coming in to ensure that the bricks will be installed by graduation, Spring 2016! (Orders and payments must be received by 03/01/16 for May installation.) All proceeds from the Legacy Square Brick Campaign are used towards scholarships. Contact Alumni Affairs for additional information (318) 274-6265 or (318) 274-6008.


Group seeks producers, track makers and music engineers

Looking for producers, track makers and music engineers an industry standard project. Create and mix and master, R&B/Soul, Hip Hop/Rap, and Blues tracks. Contact Bruce (469) 900-5364.


Burn camp for girls deadline nears

March 15 is deadline to apply for burn camp for girls

Angel Faces is looking for adolescent girls who have suffered severe burns or disfiguring trauma to attend its annual healing retreat June 20-26 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. 

The retreat is designed to inspire and nurture the girls to process their adversity and to help boost self-confidence.

The retreat is designed for girls ages 12-18. The week long retreat is free to participants. The $4,500 fees are taken care of by the sponsors of AngelFaces.  

The founder of the Angel Faces, Lesia Cartelli, was burned herself in a gas explosion at the age of 9. She spent over 20 years developing and directing after-care programs for children and adults. 

 “We take girls who hurt inside and out, who may be in a spiral of self-pity, anger and depression… ,” said Cartelli. “We teach them to get out of the spiral by embracing the pain as a blessing.”

Applications are posted online at The deadline for applications to be submitted is March 15.


RPAR softball leagues games to begin April 25

Fresh cut grass, lined infield, ring of a bat, a diving catch, sweating, bleeding, and diving into home.

Not a bad way to spend an evening out at the Ruston Parks and Recreation softball fields.

RPAR softball games begin Monday, April 25 The divisions are Coed, Men’s E, Men’s Church and Coed Church. Games are played by United States Specialty Sports Association rules.

The team fee of $305 is due Wednesday, April 20.

For more information, contact RPAR at 318-255-5800 or