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GSU changes forum date

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Grambling State University has changed the date of the forum to cover the issues related with the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment to coincide with the university's season opener “Miss Evers’ Boys.” Originally scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 20, the forum has been moved to 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre, PAC on the main campus.

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Shop offers crafty ideas

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Kapiche includes recycled and refurbished goods
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Being aware of her environment, Kat Auger, owner of Kapiche, could not have chosen a better time to open her store.
“We opened the weekend of the Peach Festival,” Auger said. “We had a really good response. It was a really good turnout.”
The shop, which specializes in recycled, repurposed and refurbished goods, features more than 30 vendors.

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‘Miss Evers’ Boys’

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Grambling State University theater season kicks off Sept. 25 with historical production
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Kicking off Grambling State University’s theater season is the provocative “Miss Evers’ Boys,” with nightly performances set for 7 p.m. Sept. 25-28 at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre, PAC on the main campus.
“This is an educational play,” said King David Godwin, head of the visual and performing arts department and endowed professor at GSU. “We wanted a historical play, and one that would also grip and hold the attention of the audience. This particular production addresses ethical and moral issues within the education and research communities.”

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GSU to receive $3.4M grant

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The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Grambling State University will soon be the recipient of a $3.4 million grant.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 19 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to strengthen their academic resources, financial management systems, endowment-building capacity and physical plants as a result of a $227.9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday.

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Ceaser guest lecturer at Tech

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In the annual Louisiana Tech University Constitution Day event, James W. Ceaser, the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and director of the Program for Constitutionalism and Democracy, will explore the ways in which the Constitution is not only a document which establishes our basic institutions and rules of government. His presentation, titled “The Ties That Bind: What We Feel For Our Constitution,” explores how the Constitution is one of the chief sources of the national cohesion, an essential element binding together a diverse and pluralistic free society.

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Police Jury hears funding requests

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Lincoln Parish Police Jury Finance Committee members last week heard from a few organization representatives requesting additional monies for 2013.
Committee Chair Jody Backus opened the meeting by explaining the current financial situation.
“We are in a little better position going into this time than last year,” Backus said. “Last year, it was pretty disheartening the cuts we had to make. But we are still in a crunch. Everyone needs to consider tightening their belt.”

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Hanna named officer of the year

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Capt. Eric Hanna, commander of criminal investigations for the Ruston Police Department, received a 2012 Louisiana Bankers Association Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.
“Louisiana banks are fortunate to work with highly professional law enforcement officials as we all work to end financial crimes. The working relationship between the bankers and all levels of law enforcement is admirable.We appreciate what the bank security officers do in our banks, and we thank the law enforcement officials for their support,” said Robert T. Taylor, LBA chief executive officer.

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Church expresses appreciation

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The Lewis Temple CME Church expressed appreciation and love to the Grambling Police and Fire Department in memory of 9/11. Lewis Temple provided lunch for the whole Grambling Police and Fire Departments, and presented a big greeting card signed by all the members of the church. The food was prepared by Lewis Temple member Terrance Giles, and delivered by Giles and Pastor David Hartfield-Dyels.
Pictured above, from left to right, are Grambling Fire Captain Chris Moore, Pastor Hartfield-Dyels and Grambling Fire Chief David Wells.

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Library to host teen event

Area teens are invited to get together and take over the library for an evening of fun, games and an all out good time. Only teens are allowed for this get together as they will explore the library after hours. There will be an online scavenger hunt, several games, crafts and plenty of food. There will also be a discussion about the upcoming TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meetings.

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Sanders speaks to the Birthday Fellowship Organization

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Leon Sanders, vice president of Finance and Administration at Grambling State University, was the special guest speaker of the Birthday Fellowship Organization on Sept. 10.
Pictured, from left to right, are Lt. Col. Billy Graham, the Rev. Julius Hill, Karl Hunter, Joseph Capers, Frank Patterson, John White and Leon Sanders.

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