Winston-Salem State University

2015 Listings

January 8, 2015 - The Fall 2014 semester was a busy one for more than 1600 WSSU students who made the Dean's list.
January 7, 2015 - WSSU and SciWorks will begin working together to improve science education for the university's students and increase access to science education for students in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.
February 23, 2015 - Triad Today's Jim Longworth Talks with Chancellor Elwood Robinson about his early influences and the goals and challenges of being the thirteenth Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University.
February 20, 2015 - A team representing WSSU's MBA program was first runner-up in the competition held during the recent UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference.
February 12, 2015 - Tracey E. Hucks, James D. Vail III Professor and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at Davidson College, will deliver the 2015 James A. Gray Lecture at WSSU on Thursday, February 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Thompson Student Services Center.
February 5, 2015 - With a focus on increasing the sustainability of the eleven HBCUs in North Carolina, the Student Government Association at WSSU is hosting a Political Action Summit February 11-14 that will feature a panel presentation that will be free and open to the public.
February 4, 2015 - WSSU and First Tennessee Bank are sponsoring a networking event featuring Isaac Green as the keynote speaker on Thursday, February 12, from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Anderson Conference Center on the WSSU campus.
March 23, 2015 - The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina has elected Dr. William U. Harris of Charlotte to the Board of Trustees of WSSU for a term ending in 2019.
March 20, 2015 - Students from WSSU won $20,000 of the $35,000 given away in the recent 2015 Food Lion/Coca-Cola CIAA Scholarship Essay Contest held in conjunction with the CIAA basketball tournament in Charlotte.
March 13, 2015 - Four students representing WSSU will compete in the 2015 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament to be held March 21-25 in Torrance, CA.
March 10, 2015 - Dr. Corey D. B. Walker, dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education at WSSU, has been invited to participate in the 2015 annual meeting of the National Humanities Alliance March 16-17 in Washington, D.C.
March 6, 2015 - Award-winning recording artist and actor Common will be the speaker for WSSU's 2015 commencement on Friday, May 15, at 9:45 a.m. in Bowman Gray Stadium.
March 5, 2015 - Instead of spending spring break at home or at a beach, 15 Winston-Salem State University students will take part in a service-oriented option March 8-14.
November 4, 2015 - Dr. Sylvia A. Flack, executive director of Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities, is one of two UNC system faculty members who recently received the 2015 James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service, given by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.
April 28, 2015 - Chancellor Robinson sits down with Jim Longworth of Triad Today to talk about enrollment and finances at WSSU and how academic quality and success drive what we do at WSSU.
April 14, 2015 - Dr. Sing Muk Ng, senior lecturer in chemistry at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus in Malaysia and Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at WSSU, will deliver a lecture on "STEM Education in Malaysia," Thursday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m.
April 1, 2015 - The S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation has received $99,267 from the sale of the 254-unit James A. Dobson Apartments in Rochester, N.Y.
November 5, 2015 - A new program at Winston-Salem State University is focused on addressing a national demand for getting more African-American males in nation’s elementary and secondary schools.
May 21, 2015 - Aaron Singleton, director of news and media relations at WSSU, has been named to a two-year term on the board of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III.
May 20, 2015 - A 3-minute video produced by two WSSU Faculty members, along with work by students and graduates of UNCSA, won the Public Choice and Presenters' Choice awards in the NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Showcase.
May 13, 2015 - Nearly 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students from near and far who are expected to participate in WSSU's commencement ceremony Friday, May 15, at 9:45 a.m., at Bowman Gray Stadium.
May 12, 2015 - Amica Mutual Insurance Company will contribute $100,000 to an endowed scholarship fund at WSSU in honor of Chancellor Donald Reaves' retirement last December.
May 11, 2015 - Endia Beal, a Winston-Salem artist and interim director of the Diggs Gallery at WSSU, has been selected for the summer residency program at the McColl Center in Charlotte.
May 5, 2015 - WSSU has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $2.3 million from the NIH to better prepare students in the biomedical and bio-behavioral sciences to compete for graduate programs leading to Ph.D. and/or medical degrees.
May 1, 2015 - Three students from area elementary schools took honors in the fourth annual regional Elementary Mathematics Invitational hosted by the WSSU Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education and the WSSU Department of Mathematics.
July 28, 2015 - The WSSU Foundation has been awarded a grant from Islamic Relief USA to support the university's physical therapy clinic at the Community Care Center of Winston-Salem.
July 16, 2015 - Dr. Denise Pearson, senior associate dean and professor of education at WSSU has been appointed to a 3-year term and will chair the highly selective Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards Committee.
July 14, 2015 - With the help of Matt Murphy, the 14-year-old local racing sensation, the Motorsports Management Program at WSSU will introduce Winston-Salem and Greensboro young people to the many sides of racing at three Diversity in Motion Initiative camps in July.
August 24, 2015 - Jaime Hunt has been named director of public and media relations at Winston-Salem State University.
August 24, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University's division of Student Affairs was selected one of 2015's most promising places to work at minority-serving institutions, according to a survey study.
August 20, 2015 - Dr. Elwood L. Robinson, Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University, will serve on a panel during the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference sponsored by the White House Initiative on HBCUs next month.
August 6, 2015 - WSSU will welcome a new generation of future leaders on Aug. 9, beginning at 7 a.m., when nearly 900 new students are expected to arrive on campus for Freshman Move-In Day.

August 5, 2015 - Lester Arnold, has been named associate vice chancellor for human resources at Winston-Salem State University.
August 1, 2015 - Aaron Leftwich, WSSU director of environmental health & safety presented recently at a national conference for campus safety, health and environmental practitioners.
September 30, 2015 - Syndicated columnist and author Byron Williams will bring his political and social commentary to Winston-Salem State University's WSNC 90.5 FM radio weekly every Tuesday, starting October 6, at 7 p.m. in a new hour-long program called Public Morality.
September 29, 2015 - Dr. Mohamad Asaduddin, professor of English, Dean of Humanities and Languages, and honorary Director of Academics at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University in New Delhi, India, will deliver a lecture on "World Literature and Minority Cultures: Perspectives from India".
September 28, 2015 - Brenda Y. Cartwright, WSSU professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, was a recent recipient of the Vernon E. Hawkins Pioneer and Leadership Award given by the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC) at their 22nd Annual Training Conference.
September 23, 2015 - The ceremonial ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new 24,000-square-foot Center for Design Innovation (CDI) in the Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 23, 2015
September 22, 2015 - Former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate, renowned activist, hip-hop artist and community organizer, Rosa Clemente, will keynote Winston-Salem State University's inaugural 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month program on September 30, at 7 p.m. in K.R. Williams auditorium.
September 17, 2015 - Students from Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will be engaging in field experiences with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) during the 8th Annual Carolina Nationals this weekend at zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC.
September 17, 2015 - Dr. Angel L. Harris, Director of the Program for Research on Education and Development of Youth at Duke University, will deliver the first of the 2015-2016 James A. Gray Lectures.
September 16, 2015 - The Center for Community Safety (CCS) at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $30,000 Winston-Salem Foundation grant to fund efforts to utilize WSSU faculty and students to improve school performance and the college attendance likelihood of financially, socially and emotionally disadvantaged local elementary students.
September 15, 2015 - Two Winston-Salem State University students were named among top students selected as members of the 2015 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) HBCU All-Stars.
September 11, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University is closed this afternoon due to a power outage that resulted in the injury of two employees this morning.
September 10, 2015 - Th second annual "Clash in Cobb County" on September 12, 4 p.m., in Cobb County, GA. WSSU Rams vs. 2012 Division II National Championship Valdosta State University Blazers.
October 23, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University's Homecoming and Chancellor's Installation week is packed with activities from October 25 to 31.
October 21, 2015 - Noted journalist and activist Charles E. Cobb, Jr. and civil rights activist Judy F. Richardson will deliver this year's J. Alston Atkins Memorial Lecture in Constitutional Law.
October 15, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University was named one of the top 10 universities in the nation for its contribution toward narrowing the economic gap in the United States.
October 14, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) researchers and collaborators have received a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the expansion of a project designed to improve science literacy among visitors to United States National Parks.
October 13, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) researchers have received a five-year $1 million U.S. Department of Education grant to reduce a shortage of rehabilitation professionals.
October 8, 2015 - The work of Endia Beal, interim director of Winston-Salem State University's Diggs Gallery and highly acclaimed photographer and multimedia artist, was recently the subject of New York Times and Huffington Post articles for her bold photo series titled "Am I What You're Looking For."
October 1, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) Wellness Center has been awarded a three-year $900,000 federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) grant to fund programs that use research-proven interventions to reduce substance abuse, occurrences of AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the Winston-Salem community.
November 30, 2015 - In the midst of the traditional holiday shopping season, Winston-Salem State University donors, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and supporters will "Put a Bow on It" by participating in Giving Tuesday – a national movement that celebrates generosity by calling on individuals to make gifts to their favorite charities and nonprofits. This year’s event will be held Dec. 1.
November 30, 2015 - Dr. Dorothy Bethea, chair of the Occupational Therapy department at Winston-Salem State University, is one of five North Carolina occupational therapists, who will receive the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Roster of Fellows Award.
November 17, 2015 - The Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will conduct its 19th annual overnight sleep-out to raise awareness of homelessness in the Piedmont Triad on Friday, Nov. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. near the Clock Tower on campus.
November 16, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University researchers have received a two-year $215,000 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) grant to work with Winston-Salem area churches to explore diabetes prevention in African-Americans age 18 and older.
November 11, 2015 - Constance Mallette has been named associate vice chancellor for financial planning and budget at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), effective November 16.
November 11, 2015 - The Triad Business Journal has named Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson to the 2015 list of the Triad's Most Influential People.
December 14, 2015 - A $25,000 donation from a member of the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees will create scholarships for financially challenged students while supporting academic excellence at the university.
December 10, 2015 - Amari Lewis, a Winston-Salem State University senior majoring in computer science, recently won the best research award in the area of computational biology at the 15th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Seattle.
December 9, 2015 - Dr. Peggy Valentine, dean of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), has been elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals.
December 9, 2015 - Students earning a bachelor's degree from Winston-Salem State University will have a leg up on their competition when they apply to the university’s highly competitive Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) programs.
December 3, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University supporters gave a record-breaking amount during the university’s one-day Giving Tuesday event on Dec. 1. A total of 564 donors gave $35,100, which will fund scholarships for the university.
December 3, 2015 - Winston-Salem State University was ranked fourth in the nation on the's Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs ranking for 2016.

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