February 22, 2024
Not only did the WSSU Rams men’s basketball team win 64-47 over the Virginia Union Panthers in a game simulcast on three major networks – TNT, ESPN2 and NBA TV – but the once-in-a-lifetime experience spilled off the courts as well.
February 08, 2024
As we honor Black History Month, we commemorate Winston-Salem State University’s long and distinguished list of firsts and its contributions to the transformative milestones of the collective African American journey.
February 08, 2024The Winston-Salem State University Rams men’s basketball team won’t be the only ones showcased on a national stage at the third annual NBA HBCU Classic. Senior Sasha Williams has been selected to participate in its Student Art Design Showcase.
January 31, 2024Winston-Salem State University will celebrate Black History Month with several events to elevate a consciousness of artistic excellence and civic engagement.
November 09, 2023The latest rankings for the ESPN Band of The Year HBCU band championship are in and Winston-Salem State University has made the leap to no. 1.
October 11, 2023From the bang-bang boogie to body-ody-ody-ody, Winston-Salem’s Patrick Denard Douthit, better known as 9th Wonder, gave some lessons on hip-hip took during the inaugural Slater Series on the campus of Winston-Salem State University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 06, 2020Check out how you can celebrate Black History Month with WSSU the month of February
December 12, 2019
The last decade has seen incredible milestones at WSSU. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 to today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 15, 2019Two recent WSSU art graduates recently took part in an art program at Yale University.
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.
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.”
March 11, 2019The documentary, "Love, the Band," focuses on the HBCU marching band experience and goes behind the scenes with the band
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 22, 2018The Department of Music at WSSU is highlighting the talents of its faculty through a new faculty recital series.
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.
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.
April 24, 2018WSSU’s choral ensembles are helping to bring people together through a yearlong focus on social justice and hope.
February 27, 2018
WSSU's Singing Rams are hitting the road for spring, with 12 stops in eight states starting on March 9.
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.
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.
September 28, 2017WSSU took time to honor its visionary founder during a day of events marking its 125th anniversary on Sept. 28.
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.
April 21, 2017A unique exhibit is bringing graduating seniors from WSSU and the UNCSA together, and exposing them to new areas of art.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.