First round chess tournament to take place Friday, April 15

The Grambling State University Department of English and Foreign Lasnguages will sponsor a Round-Robin undergraduate chess tournament. The first rounds will begin April 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Tiger Express.

Department faculty members have donated $100 to serve as prizes, first place $50, second place $30 and third place $20. Tournament entry is free.

For more information contact Professor Hugh Wilson at or call (318) 548-9817.


NABA organization to sponsor annual banquet on April 22

The NABA will host its annual banquet on Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. in the President Dinning Hall. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for non-students. We also accept donations. 

The organization hopes to raise funds to sponsor students to this year’s NABA Regional conference in Houston. 


The Office of Retention releases student subject tutorial schedule

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


Master of Arts in Teaching Degree application deadline extended

Master of Arts in Teaching Degree here at GSU! Our application deadline has been extended to Monday April 25!


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 left will include, 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  


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 


St Luke’s Episcopal Church to  hold student Canterbury Assoc.

The Canterbury Association of St. Luke’s Chapel of Grambling will honor some of the seniors from various deciplines who are anticipating graduating from Grambling State University.  The event will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the church which is located at 538 South Main Street in Grambling.

Students planning to attend should RSVP at 318-247-8449 by Friday, April 15.The guest speaker will be an alumnus of GSU, Rev. Sravinohia Bradley.


Mt. Zion Baptist Church to host fifth ‘Gospel Music Workshop’ 

The Grambling Gospel Music Workshop will sponsor its fifth music workshop   on May 31- June 3.  This workshop will benefit pastors, musicians, choirs and others. The host church will be Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Grambling, Louisiana, Rev. Anthony C. Slack, pastor. 

The workshop is designed to bring churches together to strengthen their music ministry for effective worship and to educate the youth and young adults on the importance of keeping gospel music alive.

Presenters will be Pastor Calvin B. Rhone, Ricky B. Davis, and Reverend Prentiss E. Lewis. The workshop will culminate with a concert at the church on Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m., featuring “The Grambling Gospel Music Workshop Choir.” 

Registration and other forms may be downloaded from our website Registration fees are: adults- $25, youth and young adults (ages 6-17)-$10. Church groups: 2-15 participants-$100, 16-30 participants -$150, 31-50 participants -$200, and 51 or more participants -$250.       

Registration deadline: May 16 and late registration begins May 17. Individual, youth and young adults, church groups adults – $30, no late fee and additional persons $5.

If you have any concerns, please contact Sandra Hudson @318-394-7080/318-247-6723 or Patsy Williams @ 318-548-0205/318-255-2380. Send emails to or


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.


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.


Attention Grambling State University undergroung artist

Attention!!! If you are an “underground artist or group” waiting for your “big break”, #TheGHub, is looking for you. The #TheGHub is looking for all local artists and musicians, including rappers, singers, poets, dj’s, producers, and dancers to feature in the Grambling Edition of XXL’s Freshman Class of the Year. For more information, contact Miss Jade Rogers in Washington Complex Room 204. Email: or Twitter: @THEjaderogers


Get Your 2016 Grambling State Football Season tickets now!

 The 2016 Football Season is fast approaching. Get your Season Tickets now. Faculty and Staff may buy tickets through the Payroll Deduction Plan. 

Call the Ticket Office (ext.2625) to make your arrangements and then come by the Ticket Office and sign your Payroll Deduction Form. 

You may begin paying for your tickets in April on a monthly or bi-weekly plan. All season tickets should be paid for in full by the end of October.

Please note that you may also include your reserved parking (if you had it last year) as well as your Bayou Classic tickets. Reserved tickets (chairs with backs) are $72 plus a $4 set up fee for a total of $76 each and General Admission is $64 plus a $4 set up fee for a total of $68 each.


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 at 7 p.m.  Admission is $20.  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. 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


Career Services

If you need to do spring cleaning, the Office of Career Services needs your help.

HOW: By Donating Gently Used Professional Wear (Shoes, suits, dresses, jewelry, and shirts, for males and females.)

All Sizes DATE:  April 1, 2016- May 31. Persons that need items picked up should call the Center at 318-274-2346.

The Office of Career Services, SGA, Back 2 Basic Club,  Aramark, & Residential Life 

invites you to a Chat, Chew, and Fashion Revue on Tuesday, April 19 from 2 pm to 8 pm at McCall Dining Hall (Meal  Fee $6.00 for non-meal plan students & other guest). 

Internships are available now! Come to the office of career services, A.C. Lewis Library, ste. 167. Many are available within each academic area! P


Northern Exposure

Tuesday, May 3 – Louisiana State Museum, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Registration is $75 per person – after Friday, April 29 deadline, the cost wioll be $85 per person. 

PLEASE REMEMBER: You MUST be registered if you plan to attend any part of the day, regardless of whether you ride the bus or drive to Baton Rouge. Space on the bus is limited, so register early! (bus schedule attached) For additional information, please contact Daphne at (318) 807-4018 or


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