The Office of Retention releases student subject tutorial schedule

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

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

For more information or to schedule a time contact Jessica Wright at 318-274-2095, Cathy Douglas at 318-274-2200 and Jeanette Moss at 318-274-6127 or retention@gram .edu, Instagram: @Grambling_Retention or Twitter: @GSURetention.


Student Counseling Wellness Group to end Tuesday, May 3

The Student Counseling and Wellness Resource Center will host the “E.M.P.H.A.S.I.S.” Empowerment Group sessions until May 3.

Wellness Group sessions are held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the “Tiger Room” of the Student Counseling Center. Because space is limited to 12 students per session, they are encouraged to reserve a spot.

Topics will include, Character of Success (Bobo) April 12, Letting Go of My “Bad” (Turner) April 19, The Change Starts With Me (Gibson) April 26 and My Voice My Decision From This Day Forward (Everyone for Final Group) May 3.

For more information, call the center at 318-274-3277.


Mathematics tutorial clinic open to all Grambling State students

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

The Mathematics Clinic is an opportunity for students to receive individual assistance from 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.    

For more information, contact Shakira Hardison in Carver Hall, Room 137 or by e-mail at  


The 2016-2017 student FAFSA filing time is swiftly 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. The priority deadline is Friday, 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.0 (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.


Alpha Kappa Alpha to hold 108th founders day observance

The members of Epsilon Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will hold their 108th Annual Founders Day Observance on Sunday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Grambling State University Nursing School Auditorium.  This year, the sorority will honor persons in the surrounding communities who have reached their “Golden Years” (nonagenarians and over) and who have paved the way and provided an impeccable blueprint for all to follow.

This event is free and open to the public.  For additional information, contact Regina Willis at (318) 548-2010.


Grambling Branch NAACP to sponsor scholarship banquet

The Grambling Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black and Gold Room. The guest speaker will be Dr. Willie Larkin, president of Grambling State University.  For ticket information, please call 318-247-3627, they will not be sold at the door.

Grace Tatem, secretary, 318-247-8449 or 318-680-7679.


Mt. Zion Baptist Church will celebrate 148 years, spring revival 

Please join Pastor Anthony C. Slack and the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church family, located at 2586 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Grambling, Louisiana in celebrating their 148th anniversary, Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m.  Pastor Robert Gaines and the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church family of Bonita, Louisiana will serve as special guests.

The Church will also hold its Spring revival starting Monday, April 11 thru 14 at 7 p.m.  The Guest Evangelist will be Pastor C. S. Gordon Jr. of the New Zion Baptist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Dr. Gordon is president of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention.

Everyone is invited to attend and for more information, call the church at 318-247-6484.


Local group seeks producers, track makers and engineers 

Local group seeks the assistance of producers, track makers and music engineers for a project. The group is looking for producers, track makers and music engineers for an industry standard project. Create and mix and master, R&B/Soul, Hip Hop/Rap, and Blues tracks. 

Contact Bruce at 469-900-5364 for more information.


Department of Curriculum and   instruction to hold Praxis core

The Grambling State University Department of Curriculum & Instruction will offer the Praxis Core/PLT study sessions remaining schedule.

 The next session is Tuesday, April 26. Writing will be held on Thursday, April 21. All sessions will be held in Charles P. Adams Room 216 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

For more information contact Melanie Monroe  at (318) 274-3702 or 


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 for Thursday, 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.


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


Extensions of Excellence Performing Arts Inc. to present ‘Dance His High Praise 9’

Extensions of Excellence Performing Arts Inc. will present Dance His High Praise 9 featuring the Orchesis Dance Company from Grambling State University.  Other performances will be done by Christian Dance Center, and Louisiana Dance Theater both of Shreveport, LA.  This spiritual ballet is under the direction of Diane Maroney-Grigsby.  This is the ninth year that the Orchesis dance Company will be presented at the Historic Strand Theater in Shreveport, LA. The recital will be April 30, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.  Admission is $20.00.  You may reserve your ticket by calling the Strand Theater box office at (318) 226-8555.  This year the dance Company will be paying tribute to the late Mrs. Doris Mott Robinson, who was the wife of legendary Coach Eddie Robinson.  Once again Extensions of Excellence Performing Arts Inc. will award a two thousand dollar scholarship to a deserving high school student to minor in the arts with a concentration in dance to attend Grambling State University.  The scholarship is named in memory of Helen Horton who was a 1959 graduate of Grambling State University

Save the date

Class of 1966 will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary Class Reunion on May 8-9, 2016

If you are a member of the Class of 1966, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs 318-274-6265 or 318-274-6008 or