July 12, 2021
Winston-Salem State University has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to implement BNC First Day® Complete, a course material delivery model that will drive student success by ensuring all students are prepared to begin learning on the first day of class.
First Day® Complete, an innovative course material delivery model, addresses equitable access, convenience, and affordability across all courses at an institution by bundling the cost of course materials into tuition and ensuring students have all their materials for the semester available on or before the first day of class. WSSU will cover all associated expenses so that no additional costs will be passed on to students.
June 23, 2021When it comes to skin-care products, Ajane Pridgen has always been a bit of a hobbyist, experimenting and making creams and lotions and hair-care products that worked well for her. Even during her four years at Winston-Salem State University, she found time to dabble in this diversion.
May 26, 2021
Taylor Adams is a big fan of Coming To America, the 1988 comedy blockbuster starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.
The Winston-Salem State University senior may be an even bigger fan of Coming 2 America after getting to interview the stars of the recently released sequel.
May 20, 2021
Winston-Salem State University will host five commencement ceremonies over two days, beginning Thursday, May 20, and concluding on Friday, May 21. Notably, an additional ceremony has been added to recognize 2020 graduates. In-person ceremonies will be held on WSSU’s main campus at the Intramural Practice Field.
Partnership With Point Motion Will Help WSSU Occupational Therapy Students Engage With Patients Virtually
April 27, 2021
Winston-Salem State University’s Occupational Therapy Program has added a partnership that will help its graduates reach more people in an easier, virtual fashion.
April 21, 2021With the guilty verdicts handed to ex-police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd may come a variety of emotions within in our campus community.
March 31, 2021WSSU Department of Rehabilitation Counseling will be hitting the road with a new Behavioral and Health Community Support Unit (BeHCU).
March 29, 2021
The S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation has been awarded a grant by the Small Business Administration to establish the 6th Women’s Business Center in North Carolina and the second at a North Carolina historically black university.
March 22, 2021The unfortunate increase in violent incidents against our Asian, Asian American, and Asian Pacific Islander citizens has been alarming. The level of cruelty demonstrated is heartbreaking and should give each of us pause to reflect upon who we are as a community.
March 17, 2021Winston-Salem State University’s Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) kicked off their planning process on Feb. 26. Their goal is to develop a realistic and measurable Strategic Plan 2021-26 that is in place by September.
March 08, 2021
WSSU Department of World Languages and Culture will now offer the STARTALK intensive Chinese summer program in a digital format. Beginning July 12, the three-week program that explores the Mandarin language and Chinese culture will be available to high school and college students from anywhere in the world.
March 08, 2021
WSSU-Novant Health Physical Therapy Neurologic Clinical Residency Program receives full accreditation from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. WSSU is the first HBCU in the nation to offer a fully accredited PT residency program.
January 29, 2021WSSU kicks off its spring semester with the return of Future Focus Now and two appearances on national television.
January 27, 2021WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on camera during Novant Health visit.
January 27, 2021
Former teacher, mentor, school administrator, school board member and Winston-Salem State University alumnus Victor “Vic” Johnson Jr.’61 dies of COVID-19 at age 85.
January 15, 2021On Monday, January 18, Winston-Salem State University, along with others across the nation, will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – as we have done for over thirty years.
January 14, 2021WSSU, UNCSA and Wake Forest University to celebrate MLK Day with joint virtual read-in day on Saturday, Jan. 23.
January 14, 2021
Ronnie Long, a North Carolina man who served over 40 years in prison after being wrongly convicted in 1976 and the focus of WSSU Justice Studies’ Ronnie Long Project, has been pardoned by N.C. Governor Roy Cooper.
December 18, 2020
The holiday season often brings out the best parts of humanity. People are cheerful and passing along well wishes to friends and strangers alike. It is during this time that we intentionally connect with those we hold dear and give without the expectation of receiving. This is also the time of year that we collect new memories and reflect on holiday moments that have made our lives special.
December 16, 2020
As the first year of this new decade comes to an end, here’s a look back at some of the year’s most memorable WSSU news stories.
December 15, 2020WSSU continues to rank high on national lists. Here’s a list of some of WSSU’s notable 2020 rankings.
December 15, 2020
WSSU receives $30 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
December 11, 2020WSSU’s Million Dollar Match campaign exceeded its $2 million goal by more than 60 percent - providing almost $3.4 million for student scholarships.
WSSU justice studies students created Ronnie Long Project, campaigned for exoneration of wrongly-convicted N.C. man
December 07, 2020WSSU justice studies faculty and students help exonerate Ronnie Long, a North Carolina man who served 44 years in prison after being wrongly convicted.
December 07, 2020
WSSU welcomed over 60 new Heritage Society members during a virtual induction ceremony on Dec. 3.
November 12, 2020WSSU’s Office of International Programs to celebrate International Education Week virtually, Nov. 16 - 20, to bring awareness to the art, culture, and perspectives of its international students and partners.
WSSU, N.C. A&T discuss the implications of racial trauma on educator preparation during joint town hall
November 02, 2020
WSSU and North Carolina A&T education departments held a joint virtual town hall meeting to discuss the implication of racial trauma on educator preparation on Oct. 27.
October 30, 2020
NBA star and WSSU student Chris Paul teamed up with WSSU Student Government Association to organize “March to the Polls Pt. 2,” on Oct. 27.
September 23, 2020Winston-Salem State University will honor its 128th year and founder Dr. Simon Green Atkins with a virtual celebration on Sept. 28.
September 23, 2020WSSU raises more than $32,000 in three hours during HBCUniVersus virtual giving challenge with North Carolina Central University.
September 03, 2020WSSU has been awarded a $1.5 million grant funded through the UNC ROI to establish an applied data science center.
July 31, 2020
Dr. Ereka Williams joins WSSU as the associate dean of education, quality assurance, and community engagement as of July 1.
July 21, 2020Winston-Salem State University's School of Health Sciences offers its fall prevention program virtually.
July 02, 2020
Six WSSU students accepted into the North Carolina You Can Vote Civics Fellowship Program, an eight-week program that develops community leaders that educate, register and mobilize voters.
June 18, 2020
Based on guidance from public health officials, feedback from our alumni, and our overriding concern for the health and well-being of the Ram Family, WSSU has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Homecoming event.
June 16, 2020Rave Guardian is WSSU’s official campus safety app for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
June 11, 2020WSSU will receive $1 million from the UNC Board of Governors and the N.C. Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill to fight COVID-19.
June 04, 2020
Two WSSU students will be interning this summer through North Carolina Governor's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Internship Program.
June 02, 2020Against the backdrop of a global pandemic that is disproportionately impacting African Americans, we again find ourselves assailed with horrific images that remind us of the reality of racism in America.
June 01, 2020A cross-campus working group has designed a flexible, in-person Fall 2020 experience designed to keep the Ram Family safe while moving our community forward.
May 31, 2020
As your incoming Director of Police and Public Safety, I want to share with you my thoughts on the recent events in Minneapolis where George Floyd, an unarmed man, died while in police custody, says Amir Henry.
May 19, 2020Former lawmaker, educator, activist, and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) alumnus Larry Womble dies after a period of declining health.
May 19, 2020Former lawmaker, educator, activist, and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) alumnus Larry Womble dies after a period of declining health.
May 08, 2020In a report recently released by Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Dr. Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, and his students, WSSU proves to be a vital pipeline of economic opportunity.
May 04, 2020Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson's radio show, Future Focus, is back on a new platform with a new name: Future Focus Now.
April 29, 2020WSSU faculty and staff spearheaded a highly successful effort to collect personal protective equipment to go to local public health agencies. The university was able to donate more than 10,000 nitrile gloves and 300 disposable isolation gowns.
April 22, 2020The Enterprise Center and its chefs, in conjunction with Love Out Loud, Chuck Spong, and The Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity partnered to provide thousands of meals to our community.
April 08, 2020WSSU offers Ram Relief funds to students affected by COVID-19
April 01, 2020Freshman Lauren Bagby took home first place in the #MakeNCCount video competition jointly sponsored by NC Campus Compact and NC Counts Coalition.
March 11, 2020
WSSU is competing for up to $50,000 in grants as part of Home Depot’s 2020 Home Depot Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program.
February 26, 2020
Twelve future soldiers took the oath of enlistment on Winston-Salem State University’s campus during a mass Future Soldier Swearing-in Ceremony administered from space by Army astronaut Col. Andrew Morgan on Feb. 26.
February 25, 2020More than 200 Winston-Salem residents gathered to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Winston-Salem sit-in on Sunday, Feb. 23.
February 14, 2020
A community commemoration vigil will be held in downtown Winston-Salem to mark the 60th anniversary of the event. The event is free and open to the public.
February 06, 2020Check out how you can celebrate Black History Month with WSSU the month of February
February 05, 2020
Business 40 reopens as Salem Parkway after being unavailable to motorists for nearly two years.
January 21, 2020Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University collaborate to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 20 year anniversary of their partnership.
January 17, 2020
WSSU faculty, staff and administrators raised $33,040 during the annual State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC), nearly $13,000 more than last year.
January 17, 2020
Every year, people across the country and around the world celebrate the birthday of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. He left an indelible mark on our nation that can never be erased. His message of peace, non-violence, and equality for all is as relevant today as it was more than five decades ago.
December 18, 2019Here are WSSU's Top 10 news stories for 2019.
December 12, 2019WSSU's Police and Public Safety building to be renamed in honor of first female chief of police.
December 12, 2019
The last decade has seen incredible milestones at WSSU. Here are some of the highlights from 2010 to today.
November 21, 2019Two university alumni have been named to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation Board of Directors.
November 21, 2019Leaders were elected during the regular Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 20.
November 20, 2019
WSSU is again joining thousands of organizations across the globe in participating in Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. Here are five things you should know.
November 08, 2019The segment featured a roundtable discussion with UNC Board of Governors members Harry Smith and Darrell Allison; Bill Roper, UNC System interim president; and six UNC System chancellors, including WSSU's Elwood L. Robinson.
November 05, 2019WSSU commemorated its founding 127 years ago and founder Dr. Simon Green Atkins during the 2019 Founder’s Day Convocation.
November 05, 2019
Between the parties, the reunions and the game, Forever Red: Homecoming 2019 at WSSU had its share of unforgettable moments. As we close the book on this year’s event, WSSU News presents 10 must-see moments.
October 29, 2019From a new clear-bag policy to painting the town red, here's what you need to know about Forever Red: WSSU Homecoming 2019.
October 25, 2019Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson and WSSU Police and Public Safety want to ensure that Homecoming is a safe experience for everyone. Here are some things to consider during your time at Homecoming events.
October 09, 2019WSSU police have charged a Vance County man after receiving reports of a social media threat against the university.
October 04, 2019Forever Red: Homecoming 2019 will feature a new Halloween-themed community event, the Ram-O-Lantern.
September 24, 2019To celebrate WSSU’s birthday, University Advancement is challenging you to make an online gift of $18.92 to the Million Dollar Match Endowed Scholarship Fund. All gifts will be doubled.
September 12, 2019A donor will match every dollar contributed or pledged for need-based endowed scholarships – up to $1 million – between now and Dec. 31.
September 11, 2019Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about WSSU's Million Dollar Match fundraiser.
August 27, 2019Through the program, up to four fellows will be selected and receive a stipend of up to a $2,500 to focus on developing meaningful solutions to spatial justice issues in Winston-Salem.
August 13, 2019
A new study finds that WSSU has an annual economic impact of $494 million on the Piedmont Triad and generates more than 8,400 jobs.
August 05, 2019The fall prevention program will be introduced at fall screening screenings at four YMCA of Northwest North Carolina locations starting on Aug. 7
August 02, 2019WSSU has announced the appointment or reappointment of six trustees to the university’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1. All will serve four-year terms.
August 01, 2019This is the second signing for WSSU academic leaders over the past month, as WSSU expands opportunities for area community college students seeking to pursue baccalaureate degrees in critical workforce areas, such as STEM, healthcare, and early childhood and K-12 education.
July 15, 2019GEMS academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with a special two-week camp. Over the past 10 years, more than 1,500 girls have participated in the program.
July 15, 2019WSSU alumna who has served her alma mater as an advocate, fundraiser and volunteer in several capacities will serve as the interim director of alumni engagement at WSSU.
July 02, 2019Two new transfer agreements will create opportunities for Davidson County Community College graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology from WSSU.
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.
May 30, 2019Update on the search process for the director of athletics position.
May 24, 2019WSSU's C.G. O’ Kelly Library is helping tell the history of Winston-Salem’s Union Station.
May 01, 2019As fellow citizens of North Carolina and fellow members of the University of North Carolina family, our hearts are breaking following the news of a shooting at UNC-Charlotte last night.
April 25, 2019The Renaissance East Corridor, a historic business area near WSSU's campus, is seeing a rebirth thanks to the work of business students.
April 18, 2019The alumni honorees gave back, raising more than $54,000 for scholarships for WSSU students, a record for the event.
April 11, 2019Applications are now being accepted for WSSU's STARTALK Chinese Language, an intensive scholarship-based summer program for high school and college students.
April 08, 2019Want to get a feel for WSSU's Social Mobility Summit? Here are a few highlights from the speakers at the two-day summit.
April 08, 2019
For nearly 40 years, the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has supported WSSU students through its scholarship program.
April 06, 2019WSSU's campus was placed on lockdown for about an hour early Saturday morning while university police and Winston-Salem Police responded to a call of a fight in Brown Residence Hall. No serious injuries were reported.
April 01, 2019The founders of Swing Phi Swing, along with hundreds of members of the organization returned to WSSU to commemorate the 50th anniversary and to dedicate a monument at the spot where the organization first started in 1969.
March 27, 2019Check out what WSSU has going on in April. There is something for everyone.
March 15, 2019WSSU will bring together academic, community leaders, researchers and students to share knowledge at the Social Mobility Summit 2019. The summit, themed “Innovative Approaches on Campus and in the Community,” is April 2-3.
February 26, 2019WSSU has the opportunity to win the HCASC top prize – a $75,000 institutional grant from Honda.
February 22, 2019WSSU student volunteers went to work on Tuesday, Feb. 19, restocking the shelves of the pantry, which provides in-need students with healthy, culturally appropriate emergency foods.
February 15, 2019For the third consecutive year, WSSU will partner with the SECU Foundation to provide financial support for students to pursue internships.
February 06, 2019You can help Miss Winston-Salem State University Christina Harris in her quest to become the next Miss CIAA and also support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
February 05, 2019
WSSU Foundation announces eight new members to the Board of Directors.