WSSU student Rajah Caruth to be featured in RiverRun International Film Festival
April 19, 2023
WSSU Motorsports Management student Rajah Caruth is the focus of Jack Gordon's “Outside Line,” a documentary short film. Making its North Carolina debut at the RiverRun International Film Festival, the film chronicles Caruth’s journey from virtual racing driver to professional driver in NASCAR’s national touring series.
A Winston-Salem State University alum is making his mark in Hollywood on and off-screen
October 26, 2022
Winston-Salem State University alum actor Chris Greene portrays an assistant chaplain in the Netflix hit true crime drama “DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” In the limited series, viewers are walked through the upbringing of one of the most notorious serial killers in history, the warnings neighbors made concerning his behavior, how he lured his victims, his capture, and ultimately, his trial.
WSSU Powerhouse Red and White Cheerleaders featured in Ciaras video for JUMP
July 08, 2022On an early spring morning, nine cheerleaders and their coaches, NeSheila Washington and Tevin Allen, arrived at the set in Los Angeles, California.
WSSU student, entrepreneur, and filmmaker Earl Robinson selected for McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarship
April 05, 2022
Earl Robinson, a 19-year-old sophomore at Winston-Salem State University, is living, smiling, shining proof that life often travels in a full circle.
Introducing Brilliance Lab
March 17, 2022Winston-Salem State University is engaging in an exciting new venture that will provide the opportunity for every student to graduate with both a degree and a business plan.
Role as Adobe Ambassador on WSSU campus gave Thompson an advantage when she began career search
February 22, 2022When Martasia Thompson walked across the stage at Winston-Salem State University’s graduation last May, she was prepared to walk into a career. And she did.
Alumnus and entrepreneur David Butler found inspiration at WSSU
February 14, 2022Winston groomed me professionally, it groomed me personally. It was super formative and transformative. I had a lot of real-world experiences there. It wasn’t only what I was doing in the classroom, it was a well-rounded experience that helped me.
Red Sea of Sound ready to parade their new uniforms
April 14, 2021They’ve been a long time coming, but it was worth the wait. Winston-Salem State University’s Red Sea of Sound Marching Band just unveiled their new uniforms.
“After Nine” senior online art exhibition
April 22, 2020WSSU students express who they are as developing artists through their senior projects. Selections range from photography, painting, watercolor chalk, and even hand-crafted furniture making.
Celebrate Black History Month with WSSU
February 06, 2020Check out how you can celebrate Black History Month with WSSU the month of February
WSSU: A decade of progress
December 12, 2019
The last decade has seen incredible milestones at WSSU. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 to today.
Help send the Red Sea of Sound to the 2020 Honda Battle of the Bands
October 01, 2019Fans can vote online through midnight on Saturday, Oct. 12, to send WSSU's Red Sea of Sound to the Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta.
Ramily, ESPN honor Stephen A. Smith
September 20, 2019
ESPN "First Take" celebrates HBCU Week with a live show featuring the Red Sea of Sound, and WSSU surprises alumnus Stephen A. Smith with a scholarship.
Alumna helps art grow at community garden
September 09, 2019Muralist Georgie Nakima ’15 designed and worked with campers over two days in July to create two colorful murals at Simon's Green Acre community garden at the Enterprise Center.
WSSU, Wake Forest bands perform together for the first time
September 04, 2019WSSU's Red Sea of Sound (and Wake Forest University’s The Spirit of the Old Gold and Black made history during the halftime show at Wake Forest’s season-opener at BB&T Field.
Social work, Diggs Gallery win 2019 HBCU Awards
August 05, 2019WSSU’s social work program and the Diggs Gallery are named best among nation’s HBCUs for 2019. WSSU was a finalist for 10 of the awards, which are presented by HBCU Digest.
2 recent WSSU graduates participate in Yale art institute
July 15, 2019Two recent WSSU art graduates recently took part in an art program at Yale University.
WSSU a finalist for 10 HBCU Digest Awards for 2019
June 18, 2019For the second consecutive year, WSSU is a finalist for the two top HBCU Awards, "HBCU of the Year" and "Male President of the Year." The awards are presented by HBCU Digest.
WSSU Tradition: Anthem ‘Get Up,’ more than a song
March 27, 2019
There are few things that will bring Rams to their feet faster than hearing the Red Sea of Sound play the song “Get Up.”
Red Sea of Sound mini-doc featured at UNC's Morehead Planetarium
March 11, 2019The documentary, "Love, the Band," focuses on the HBCU marching band experience and goes behind the scenes with the band
Singing Rams keep Faith alive
January 31, 2019After Faith Webber '17 passed away in a car accident, Singing Rams alumni rallied to keep her memory alive. An alumni scholarship that supports choir members has been renamed in honor of Webber.
WSSU receives $600,000 Mellon Foundation grant for humanities
January 09, 2019
The three-year Mellon Foundation grant will provide the infrastructure to support faculty development and curriculum redesign for courses in art and visual studies, English, history, and music.
WSSU, UNCSA create four research design studios at CDI
December 20, 2018Faculty from WSSU and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are partnering to create four interdisciplinary design studios that will tackle some of the biggest problems facing the region: equity, mobility, scientific literacy, education and environmental resilience.
Video: You're invited to the WSSU Choirs Holiday Concert
November 26, 2018The University Choir's annual Holiday Concert, set for Dec. 2, is one of WSSU’s biggest events. Here's a preview of the concert.
WSSU alumnus is brain behind new Carolina Film Festival
September 28, 2018Eight questions with ... Oliver Crooms IV '07, the founder and president of the inaugural Carolina Film Festival, which will be held in Charlotte on Oct. 13.
Red Sea of Sound drum majors ready for new challenges
August 24, 2018The 2018-19 Red Sea of Sound drum majors are ready to hit the field in the style that fans expect from WSSU’s band.
Department of Music presents faculty recital series
August 22, 2018The Department of Music at WSSU is highlighting the talents of its faculty through a new faculty recital series.
Singing Rams music video earns two Telly Awards
May 23, 2018WSSU won two Telly Awards a Silver People's Telly and a Bronze Telly for a music video featuring the Singing Rams, the university’s choir.
Singing Ram finds her strength through song
May 02, 2018WSSU senior Jessica Johnson, who struggled as a child due to a speech impediment, has performed on some of the biggest stages as a student at WSSU.
WSSU’s Singing Rams stand for social justice
April 24, 2018WSSU’s choral ensembles are helping to bring people together through a yearlong focus on social justice and hope.
Singing Rams prepare for eight state tour
February 27, 2018
WSSU's Singing Rams are hitting the road for spring, with 12 stops in eight states starting on March 9.
Video: Don't miss the WSSU Holiday Concert
November 22, 2017WSSU's Department of Music will present the annual WSSU Holiday Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at K.R. Williams Auditorium on WSSU's campus.
Help send Red Sea of Sound back to the Honda Battle of the Bands
October 05, 2017
Fans can help send WSSU's Red Sea of Sound marching band to the 16th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase.
WSSU celebrates Atkins’ legacy
September 28, 2017WSSU took time to honor its visionary founder during a day of events marking its 125th anniversary on Sept. 28.
Video: Students create 'Singing Rams Hype Jam'
September 08, 2017A new hype song, co-written by five WSSU students, is letting people know the Singing Rams are on the map, one student says. Check out their music video.
WSSU, UNCSA seniors collaborate on Diggs Gallery exhibit
April 21, 2017A unique exhibit is bringing graduating seniors from WSSU and the UNCSA together, and exposing them to new areas of art.
The Singing Rams hit the road for spring break
March 07, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s Singing Rams are hitting the road for spring break, with seven performances in four states and Washington, D.C., starting on Saturday, March 11.
Diggs director named to Time magazine list
February 24, 2017
Endia Beal, director of the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, has been named to Time magazine’s list of “12 African American Photographers You Should Know Right Now.”
Red Sea of Sound performs at Honda Battle of the Bands
January 28, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s “Red Sea of Sound” marching band represented North Carolina at the 15th annual Honda Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Jan. 28, in Atlanta.
New exhibit brings focuses on Black male identity
October 12, 2016
“Do You See Me?” an exhibit at Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Diggs Gallery, brings together nine emerging artists who are questioning the dominant narratives and imagery associated with Black male identity.
WSSU choir appears on promotional CD
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.