Winston-Salem State University

2016 Listings

January 27, 2016 - The Fall 2015 semester was a busy one for more than 1700 WSSU students who made the Dean's list.
January 21, 2016 - Wanda K. Brown, has been appointed director of library services at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
January 20, 2016 - Due to predicted winter weather in the Winston-Salem area later this week, several events have been canceled or rescheduled.
January 20, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $50,000 gift from DataMax Foundation to create paid internships at businesses located in Forsyth County.
January 19, 2016 - Kevin B. Byers, assistant dean for budget and administration in Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) School of Health Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term to the Novant Health Foundation's Board of Directors.
January 14, 2016 - A Winston-Salem State University research team will use a mobile app as one of the tools in a three-year $351,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the risk factors of Cardiovascular disease (CVD) among African-American college students.
January 14, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) choir is headed back to Carnegie Hall for a May performance in the MidAmerica Productions concert series.
January 12, 2016 - Timothy McMullen has been named Director of Design and Construction at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
January 12, 2016 - The Center for Design Innovation (CDI) has recently received gifts from two global technology giants. Microsoft and Facebook have each provided CDI with cutting edge gear for their latest virtual and augmented reality platforms.
January 11, 2016 - As part of its commitment to campus safety, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has launched LiveSafe, a mobile application that provides students, faculty, staff, and visitors with an on-the-go way to connect with WSSU campus police.
January 7, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University's Student Success Center at Hill Hall building was the recent recipient of an engineering excellence honor, marking the facility's tenth engineering during 2015.
January 7, 2016 - Robert Johnson, a Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) junior Motorsports Management major from Kernersville, NC, is the first recipient of the $5,000 Sam Belnavis Scholarship from the North Carolina Motorsports Association and the North Carolina Motorsports Foundation.
January 6, 2016 - The Winston-Salem Foundation has named Winston-Salem State University Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator Silvia Ramos to The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee, the Foundation's primary governing body.
February 22, 2016 - Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a grant to the S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation to support its work of creating balanced and revitalized communities in areas surrounding Winston-Salem State University.
February 18, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) in partnership with Food Lion Feeds opened the doors of its on-campus food pantry on Feb. 18.
February 12, 2016 - At first glance, Sierra Payne, a senior Therapeutic Recreation major at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) appears to be like any other young radiant student.
February 9, 2016 - A new agreement between Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and Bennett College - both historically black institutions - is designed to help improve diversity in health care fields in North Carolina.
February 8, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University has received a $205,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation to fund scholarships for full-time female students for the 2016-2017 academic year.
February 5, 2016 - A coalition of 44 member institutions will work together for three calendar years (2016-2018) to develop comprehensive, institutional transformation that redesigns the first year of college and creates sustainable change for student success.
February 3, 2016 - A book talk by an award-winning author, a symposium, a theatrical performance, and a documentary screening followed by a panel discussion about the Black Panther Party are all part of Black History Month activities that are free and open to the public at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) during February.

March 31, 2016 - Freshman applications for admission at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) have increased by double digits, as has the number of freshmen who say they intend to enroll at WSSU this fall.
March 31, 2016 - Andrea Patterson-Masuka, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) assistant professor of communication and media Studies, was recently appointed to the local research board for the city of Greensboro's Participatory Budgeting Project (GPBLRB).
March 30, 2016 - Dr. Kenneth Olden, director of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Center for Environmental Assessment will lecture and answer questions about the public health risks of exposure to chemicals found in soft plastic containers used for packaging water and foods.
March 28, 2016 - A short film featuring Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) online degree program will be among the offerings during an online degree information session.
March 22, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) School of Health Sciences has set upon a goal of diversifying the field of Health professions in North Carolina and the nation.
March 22, 2016 - Brenda Marie Osbey, award winning poet and former poet laureate of the state of Louisiana, will deliver the 2016 James A. Gray Lecture at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 3:30pm in the Diggs Gallery.
March 21, 2016 - Manjunatha B. Bhat, associate professor of physiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Winston-Salem State University, has been selected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to receive a 2016 Award for Excellence in Teaching.
March 15, 2016 - For the second consecutive year, 100 percent of graduates from Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) Master of Occupational Therapy program passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam
March 10, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University is among nine new schools and the only Historically Black College or University, (HBCU) to participate to the largest-ever study of concussion in sport, it was announced recently at the World Congress on Brain Injury meeting in Hague, Netherlands.
March 9, 2016 - Dr. Michael McKenzie, associate professor of exercise science and chair of Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU) Department of Exercise Science, was recently elected to serve a three-year term as President-Elect of the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) during its two-day meeting in Greenville, SC recently.
March 9, 2016 - Coinciding with International Women’s Day, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has signed on to join the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research, a voluntary affiliation of institutions committed to taking meaningful action to support and improve research about women and girls of color.
March 8, 2016 - Dr. Jesse Pittsley, an associate professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Human Performance and Sports Science at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), was recently awarded the Service Award by the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM), for his dedicated and prolonged service, during a two-day meeting of the organization in Greenville, S.C.
March 4, 2016 - The Johnson Controls Foundation has awarded $25,000 to Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). The funds will provide 10 to 15 scholarships for WSSU students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields during the 2016-2017 academic year.
March 2, 2016 - Dr. Margaret C. Simms, Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., where she directs the Low-Income Working Families Initiative, will deliver the 2016 James A. Gray Lecture titled, "Economic Justice: What is it and How do we Achieve It?"
March 1, 2016 - Miss Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), Dontia Yavonne Barrett was recently awarded the coveted 2016 Miss Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) crown.
April 28, 2016 - Margaret Spellings, the new president of the University of North Carolina system, visited Winston-Salem State University on April 26 to learn more about the university and its strategic vision.
April 22, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) was recently recognized by Affordable Colleges Online, a leading education and industry resource for online education information, for having one of the best online counseling programs in the nation. WSSU's program ranked third in the nation.
April 5, 2016 - Award-winning author and noted scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will be the speaker at Winston-Salem State University's 2016 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Friday, May 13.
April 4, 2016 - Morris J. Clarke, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry at Winston-Salem State University, has been named leader of the Executive Council of the Advisory Committee for Biotechnology in the Piedmont Triad.
May 31, 2016 - Senate Bill 873, the "Access to Affordable Higher Education Act," is headed for consideration by the full Senate later this week. The goal of the bill is to increase the accessibility of higher education for North Carolinians by, among other things, reducing the cost of tuition to $500 per semester at five University of North Carolina universities. Winston-Salem State University is among those included in the bill.
May 26, 2016 - Great minds collaborating to create new online and blended courses is the focus of the third annual UNC Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC) co-hosted by Winston-Salem State University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the University of North Carolina's Office of Learning Technology and Innovation from June 1-8, 2016.
May 25, 2016 - A new locally produced program focused on African issues and those of the African diaspora worldwide will begin Wednesday, June 1, on WSNC-FM 90.5 at 7 p.m.
May 25, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will be one of five colleges and universities in North Carolina to carry out a "Facing Project." Facing Projects unite students, writers, artists, and storytellers in a collaborative effort to collect and share stories of individual community members dealing with a community issue.
May 23, 2016 - The Spring 2016 semester was a busy one for more than 1600 WSSU students who made the Dean's list.
May 20, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University's RN to BSN nursing program continues to rack up accolades, most recently ranking eighth on the 10 Best Values in Online Nursing Programs list published by College Values Online. There are approximately 200 nursing programs available through distance education in the United States
May 17, 2016 - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) held its annual Spring General Assembly Meeting and End-of-Year Awards Reception in Charlotte, NC on Monday evening. Athletics administration representatives from each of the CIAA's twelve member institutions joined members of the conference office for the recognition of more than twenty conference awards.
May 16, 2016 - Masterpieces by internationally known Renaissance, modern, and contemporary artists and printmakers, such as Salvador Rosa, Rembrandt van Rijn, Romare Bearden, Pablo Picasso, and Robert Rauschenberg, will be part of an exhibition on display from June 10-September 20, 2016 at The Diggs Gallery of Winston-Salem State University.
May 9, 2016 - Five Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) exercise physiology students will be the first to graduate with honors through their major at the university's Commencement Ceremony on May 13.
May 6, 2016 - Commitment to service, the drive to achieve, and the resolve to overcome obstacles characterize the nearly 850 undergraduate and graduate students who are expected to participate in Winston-Salem State University's commencement ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Friday, May 13.
May 2, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been appointed to serve as the representative from Region 2 on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Presidents Council. Dr. Robinson’s appointment will begin immediately.
June 28, 2016 - Young Americans have gotten weaker - or at least their grip has - according to research conducted at Winston-Salem State University.
June 22, 2016 - According to an analysis by PayScale, Inc., creator of the largest database of individual compensation profiles in the world, Winston-Salem State University ranks fourth in North Carolina for providing the largest percent return on investment for its in-state students.
June 14, 2016 - Two Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students have been awarded prestigious Gilman Scholarships for study abroad for summer 2016.
June 13, 2016 - The Winston-Salem State University Choir's hard work is paying dividends with the notification that Walton Music, an internationally acclaimed music publishing company, wants to feature the choir in demos on their web site and a promotional CD in the fall.
June 10, 2016 - Music, robotics, athletics, math and science, community service projects, and field trips, are all among the enrichment programs being offered at Winston-Salem State University this summer. More than 1,500 students are expected to participate.
July 27, 2016 - More economically disadvantaged students will have the opportunity to pursue a degree in nursing at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) thanks to a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
July 12, 2016 - With the help of Matt Murphy, the 15-year-old racing sensation, the Motorsports Management program at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will introduce young people to the many sides of racing during Diversity in Motion Initiative camps in July.
August 30, 2016 - WSSU will host its annual Campus Safety Day on Wednesday, September 7 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm in the breezeway of the Cleon F. Thompson Student Services Center. This event, sponsored by the WSSU Office of Emergency Management, focuses on raising awareness about safety issues and campus protocols.
August 16, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University's Class of 2020 will learn first-hand about their university's commitment to community engagement and service when the more than 950 freshmen in the class participate in 15 community service projects across Winston-Salem from 3-6 p.m. on August 19.
August 12, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University has launched a new era today with the unveiling of a new university logo. The new logo is rich with symbolism and reflects the university's exciting vision for its future while paying homage to its legacy and history.
August 12, 2016 - If you have visited Winston-Salem State University in recent weeks, you would have noticed that as you turn left off of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on to Cromartie Street behind K.R. Williams Auditorium, you saw bulldozers, cranes, and construction vehicles. They were all a part of a three-tiered construction project, which called for the building of a bridge, access road, and a 160-space parking lot.
August 9, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University is expecting 950 new first-year students this fall - the largest incoming class since 2008 and an increase over last year's freshman class of 887. Those students will begin their college experience on Sunday, Aug. 14, with the kick off of the university's week-long fall orientation program known as Ramdition.
August 8, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University announced today BB&T has given $125,000 to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation for academic scholarships for students. The gift will be used to create the Cynthia A. Williams Endowed Scholarship for undergraduates who have declared a major in biology, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics.
September 27, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University is one of four universities in the country participating in a new initiative that could drive down the cost of college by improving degree efficiency. The Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence initiative is being spearheaded by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) thanks to a grant from The Teagle Foundation.
September 26, 2016 - When Zipporah Foster, a senior at Winston-Salem State University, interviewed for a research position at the university, she says she was prepared for any question, even the dreaded, "What is your biggest weakness?"
September 22, 2016 - Dr. William U. Harris ('58) has been elected chair of the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees. He is among a slate of new officers elected at the first meeting of the fiscal year on Friday, Sept. 16.
September 13, 2016 - In rankings released today, U.S. News and World Report has named Winston-Salem State University among the Top Historically Black Colleges and Universities and among the Top Regional Universities in the South. The university was also named to Washington Monthly's list of Best Bang for the Buck Universities, a list that evaluates schools on their ability to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price.
September 9, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University welcomed a dynamic group of 23 new faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year. This exciting group of scholars represents a breadth of experience across multiple disciplines.
September 7, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University is partnering with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for the inaugural "Youth tRAMSformation Tour" on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event will bring 550 seventh-grade students from area schools to campus.
October 27, 2016 - Five of the Rams' seven runners reached the top 10 to claim the championship and to earn spots on the 2016 CIAA Women's All-Conference team. WSSU junior Domtilla Kiplagat won her second consecutive individual championship.
October 14, 2016 - Financial aid counselors will offer free assistance to WSSU students, and high school seniors and their families with completing the FAFSA.
October 12, 2016 - Attorney Camille Kluttz-Leach has been named vice chancellor and chief of staff at Winston-Salem State University.
October 11, 2016 - WSSU has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM graduate programs and professional fields.
October 6, 2016 - C. Bernard Fulp '57, chair and CEO of GOBiz Solutions, will deliver the keynote address for the Founders' Day Convocation at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, in K.R. Williams Auditorium.
October 6, 2016 - Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) continues to rank as one of the top producers of degrees for African Americans in the nation, according to recent rankings from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
November 16, 2016 - The $26,000 gift will allow WSSU to award need-based scholarships to about 20 students.
November 14, 2016 - For the second straight year, the Rams have captured the CIAA football championship, earning a berth in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
November 9, 2016 - The School of Health Sciences is piloting a statewide initiative that aims to increase the number of baccalaureate-level nurses in North Carolina.
November 7, 2016 - Thousands of Ram fans will be hitting the road for Salem, Virginia, to cheer on the South Division Champions.
November 4, 2016 - The Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., will host its 20th Annual Sleep-Out for the Homeless event on the campus of WSSU Nov. 18.
November 3, 2016 - WSSU's marching band will make its sixth appearance in the 'Super Bowl' of band performance competition.
November 2, 2016 - Walter Thomas III, who started racing at age 4, is working to make his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver a reality.
November 1, 2016 - Grant will help to encourage K-12 students in communities in Winston-Salem to pursue computer science careers.
December 16, 2016 - Here's a look at some of the ways students, faculty and staff, and alumni are all taking time to make a difference this holiday season.
December 14, 2016 - Here's a look at some of the ways students, faculty and staff, and alumni are all taking time to make a difference this holiday season.
December 14, 2016 - WSSU is the no. 8 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the nation, and the top in North Carolina, according to rankings released recently by The Wall Street Journal.
December 13, 2016 - WSSU December graduates will be invited back in May for the annual commencement.
December 12, 2016 - Faculty and staff helped Winston-Salem State University exceed its goals for the monthlong giving campaign,donating more than $25,000 to charities.

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