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WSSU Study Shows Minorities, Disabled Face Even Greater Health Care Barriers During COVID-19 Pandemic
June 30, 2021
It is no secret that underserved segments of the population … minorities and the disabled … face serious barriers when it comes to health care in this country.
A team of Winston-Salem State University faculty members – Dr. Tammara Thomas, Dr. Keisha Rogers, and Dr. Felicia Simpson – recently concluded research that showed those barriers were even more pervasive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 26, 2021
Sometimes to move forward, you need to look back, or at least that’s according to the old adage.
It certainly rings true for Laura Garner, aquatics director at Winston-Salem State University.
April 30, 2021
Students and faculty affiliated with Winston-Salem State University’s Center for Applied Data Science (CADS) presented their research on COVID-19, spatial justice, and other key topics during a virtual departmental showcase on April 6, 2021.
April 26, 2021Winston-Salem State University Professor Lynne Roche Zubov is the winner of the 2021 Board of Governors Teaching Award.
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.
February 25, 2021
WSSU Red Sea of Sound Marching Band to be featured on ABC Network's “National Battle of the Bands: A Salute to HBCU Marching Bands” on Feb. 28.
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 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.
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 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.
November 19, 2020WSSU has the no. 1 most affordable no GRE master’s in healthcare administration online program
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.
October 07, 2020The open enrollment period to update your State Health Plan and NCFlex benefits is Oct. 15 – 31.
September 23, 2020
Kelly White, a native of Hertford, North Carolina, has joined Winston-Salem State University’s Police and Public Safety department as deputy chief.
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 03, 2020WSSU has been awarded a $1.5 million grant funded through the UNC ROI to establish an applied data science center.
September 02, 2020
Dr. Ereka Williams had several goals when she stepped into her new leadership role as the associate dean of education. WSSU News caught up with her to discuss her mission, goals and personal experiences. Here are eight questions with... Dr. Ereka Williams.
August 26, 2020
Eight WSSU faculty members and CITI fellows become Adobe Creative Campus Faculty Fellows after completing the Adobe Creative Campus Faculty Development Institute.
August 18, 2020WSSU rewards 16 faculty members for their outstanding performance with tenure and/or promotion in academic rank for the 2020-21 academic year.
August 06, 2020
August Mebane joins WSSU as the associate vice chancellor of human resources. Her appointment began on July 13.
July 31, 2020
Dr. Ereka Williams joins WSSU as the associate dean of education, quality assurance, and community engagement as of July 1.
July 30, 2020WSSU is one of nine UNC System institutions awarded funding as part of the Behavioral Health Initiatives Grant.
July 21, 2020Winston-Salem State University's School of Health Sciences offers its fall prevention program virtually.
June 24, 2020
Winston-Salem State University has had a stellar year of grant funding. Over 12 months, more than $27 million has been awarded, bringing the university’s total portfolio to just over $51 million, in support of new and ongoing research projects.
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 17, 2020
WSSU’s School of Health Sciences has secured just over $5 million in grants to directly support students in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Occupational Therapy departments.
June 17, 2020WSSU's nursing program's accreditation has been renewed for an additional 10 years by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.
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.
May 27, 2020WSSU has named Amir Henry to be the next Director of Police and Public Safety, succeeding Chief Patricia Norris, who retired in December 2019. His appointment will be effective on July 1, 2020.
May 18, 2020Despite a global pandemic, summer session enrollment at WSSU has reached its highest level in at least five years. More than 1,500 students are registered for Summer I this year — a 15% increase from last year.
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 08, 2020WSSU’s online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is now the best in the nation after being ranked no. 3 in 2019.
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, 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.
April 08, 2020WSSU Professor Scott J. Betz, chair of the Arts and Visual Studies Department, is the winner of the 2020 Board of Governors Teaching Award.
April 08, 2020WSSU offers Ram Relief funds to students affected by COVID-19
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 27, 2020Dr. Mesia Steed, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at WSSU, discusses heart health and how she uses her heart disease research to inform others.
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 25, 2020
Haley Gingles will be joining WSSU’s Office of Integrated Marketing Communications as the Director of Communications and Media Relations effective March 2, 2020.
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 14, 2020Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, a faculty expert in relationship formation and maintenance, sheds some light on the importance of healthy relationships and their effect on college students’ mental, academic and physical health.
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 23, 2020Two WSSU students had the experience of a lifetime last month when they were selected to participate in the Adobe World Sales Conference 2020 in Las Vegas
January 22, 2020WSSU wins four awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in this year’s regional competition recognizing the best communications and engagement from educational institutions.
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 15, 2020WSSU junior Naviyea Adams has conducted dozens of campus tours since becoming a Campus Ambassador his freshman year. Get to know him with WSSU News' 8 Questions with ... .
January 13, 2020
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been named one of the ten most dominant leaders of 2020 by HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF).
December 18, 2019Here are WSSU's Top 10 news stories for 2019.
December 13, 2019
Three WSSU faculty members have been selected as the 2019-20 Center for the Study of Economic Mobility Faculty Research Fellows.
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.
December 03, 2019
WSSU has received nearly $2 million in new grants from the National Science Foundation NSF that will expand research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the university.
December 03, 2019
Alexis McCrea ‘17 will make history as the first WSSU student to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through the Early Assurance Program.
November 27, 2019
The Spatial Justice Studio at the CDI has awarded $12,500 in grants for projects that focus on developing meaningful solutions to spatial justice issues in Winston-Salem.
November 27, 2019WSSU Alumna Sloane Holmes inspires international travel with passport sponsorships.
November 21, 2019Ericka Hurt recently became the first WSSU student to participate in the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) annual HBCU Leadership Summit.
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 18, 2019Taylor Walker, the 80th Miss WSSU, and Kambre Stephens, the 46th Mr. WSSU, need your votes as they compete for a feature in Ebony magazine.
November 18, 2019Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for November 2019.
November 14, 2019The event, held during Homecoming, honors those who have made a positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston.
November 14, 2019The students were among the 1,000 high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from across the country selected to attend the Forbes Under 30 summit.
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 07, 2019Fourteen WSSU students were selected to attend the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s (TMCF) 19th annual Leadership Institute.
November 07, 2019Etienne Thomas, director of athletics at Kentucky State University, has been named the next director of athletics at WSSU. She will be officially introduced at a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 7.
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.
November 03, 2019Twin sisters Jessica and Julia Short say WSSU's MBA program is helping them learn more about each other.
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 15, 2019Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for October 2019.
October 09, 2019WSSU police have charged a Vance County man after receiving reports of a social media threat against the university.
October 04, 2019As the university welcomes its largest freshman class since 2008, data also show that more students are seeing WSSU as a first choice institution.
October 04, 2019Forever Red: Homecoming 2019 will feature a new Halloween-themed community event, the Ram-O-Lantern.
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 27, 2019The Rams will take on Saint Augustine’s Falcons at High Point's A.J. Simeon Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19.
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 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 18, 2019For the second consecutive year, WSSU is a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in recognition of its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
September 13, 2019The Rams open their home schedule at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14, against Catawba College. Here are seven things to watch for the game.
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.
September 11, 2019
WSSU has awarded tenure and promotions to 10 faculty members, effective July 1.
September 10, 2019A new course is helping future educators at WSSU and Appalachian State University look at classrooms in a different way, with the goal of creating an environment in which all students thrive.
September 09, 2019Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for September 2019.
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 06, 2019To best ensure the safety of the campus community and the public, and to expedite entry into athletic venues, WSSU has adopted a clear-bag policy.
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.