News for 2017
December 19, 2017The New Year promises exciting changes around campus and in the classrooms at WSSU. Here are 10 things to expect.
December 19, 2017As Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) closes the book on its 125th year, WSSU News is taking a look at the top 10 news stories of the year.
December 13, 2017Alexis McCrea is the first WSSU graduate to take advantage of the Early Assurance Program, which offers guaranteed admission into WSSU’s highly competitive doctor of physical therapy program for students who meet specific criteria.
December 13, 2017
From single mother to a determined CEO of a local non-profit, a Winston-Salem State University business student is on a mission to help other single mothers and their daughters break the cycle of poverty.
December 13, 2017WSSU nursing ranks No. 8 on NurseJournal.org’s “America’s Best Nursing Schools for 2018” East Coast, and no. 15 in the nation for online nursing programs.
December 12, 2017Miss Winston-Salem State University is one of 75 HBCU campus queens competing for a spot in Ebony’s 2017-18 HBCU Campus Queens Contest.
December 11, 2017Jeri Craddock was recognized for her leadership during the CSNAP Conference, which was hosted at WSSU Nov. 17-18. WSSU is the first HBCU to host the statewide student leadership event in its 25-year history.
December 05, 2017
WSSU Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity helped those less fortunate in Forsyth County through its 21st annual Homeless Awareness Week.
November 30, 2017
Genuine Jazz WSNC 90.5 FM is airing at full power for the first time since the summer after the purchase of a new transmitter.
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.
November 22, 2017
The two-year grant will fund the development of Weight Matters, an 18-week program that will provide complimentary health screenings, exercise classes, incentives for participation, and a small stipend for the completion of all required program activities. Researchers are recruiting now for the program, which will begin in January.
November 21, 2017WSSU's School of Health Sciences honored six individuals and two organizations that have made a positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston during the inaugural Healthcare Legends of East Winston.
November 21, 2017WSSU's new Center for the Study of Economic Mobility has awarded $60,000 in grants to support four faculty/student research projects that focus on identifying the barriers to economic mobility in Forsyth County.
November 20, 2017Tickets for the 2018 CIAA Basketball Tournament are now on sale for fans, alumni, students and supporters of Winston-Salem State University.
November 20, 2017At Winston-Salem State University, we strive to continually remain in a place of gratitude. We know how blessed we are to live in this time and to be in this place. Let’s use the holiday as a reminder to be thankful for all that we have and to commit ourselves to use our gifts to make the world better.
November 20, 2017
WSSU collected four best practices awards – the most of any university – at the HBCUgrow Conference on Nov. 9 in Raleigh.
November 17, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has been awarded a $385,000 research grant to carry out a model diabetes prevention program for high-risk, low-income communities.
November 16, 2017WSSU employees are once again being asked to give back through the annual State Employees Combined Campaign or SECC.
November 14, 2017Continually ranked among the top investments for college students, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is also a major economic engine in the local and regional economy. WSSU is responsible for pumping more than $233 million into the North Carolina economy, according to a study commissioned by UNCF.
November 14, 2017The Red Sea of Sound received national exposure as their original theme song aired during ESPN’s “First Take," with co-hosts WSSU alumnus Stephen A. Smith '91 and Max Kellerman.
November 13, 2017
WSSU Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. is helping to shed light on the growing issue of homelessness in the community through the 21st annual Homeless Awareness Week, Nov. 13-17.
November 09, 2017In celebration of Veterans Day, WSSU News introduces you to two female student veterans.
November 06, 2017
The Office of International Programs will celebrate International Education Week with events highlighting the international scope of WSSU, Nov. 13-16.
November 02, 2017
WSSU and Hubei University of Chinese Medicine have signed a five-year collaborative agreement that will expand opportunities for WSSU nursing students and faculty to study in China.
November 01, 2017
About 100 WSSU alumni were back on campus on Thursday, Oct. 26, serving as guest professors in classrooms, and participating in panel discussions and luncheons with current students as part of Return to Serve.
October 30, 2017WSSU is no. 9 on CollegeNET’s 2017 Social Mobility Index (SMI) rankings, which were released on Tuesday, Oct. 24. WSSU is one of only five colleges or universities in the nation to rank in the top 20 each year of the rankings.
October 27, 2017
WSSU has received a $25,000 gift from Reynolds American to support the university’s 125th anniversary.
October 23, 2017
Concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades and the big game are all part of the many offerings for WSSU’s 2017 Homecoming Celebration, which kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 22, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 28.
October 23, 2017The chancellor and WSSU Campus 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 20, 2017
WSSU News will go behind the scenes during Homecoming week with a series of live videos.
October 20, 2017Dr. Randy W. Mills, vice chancellor for finance and administration/chief financial officer at Winston-Salem State University, has announced he will retire at the end of December.
October 19, 2017
Nearly 200 WSSU faculty, staff and administrators attended the training effort, an effort to provide the best possible experiences for students.
October 18, 2017
Mascots from the two Winston-Salem-based University of North Carolina institutions teamed up for a short film to promote WSSU’s 2017 Homecoming.
October 16, 2017The donation, through the sorority’s scholarship and Think HBCU programs, will benefit students majoring in education or mass communications.
October 12, 2017Chick-fil-A Express opens at the Donald J. Reaves Student Activities Center Food Court.
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.
October 03, 2017William Gibson is one of 62 students nationwide selected to the 2017-18 class of White House HBCU All-Stars.
September 29, 2017Concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades and the big game are all part of the many offerings for Winston-Salem State University’s 2017 Homecoming Celebration, Oct. 22-28.
September 28, 2017WSSU took time to honor its visionary founder during a day of events marking its 125th anniversary on Sept. 28.
September 15, 2017
As Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) celebrates its 125th anniversary, the university also welcomes 30 new faculty members.
September 15, 2017
Here are seven ways you can follow in the footsteps of WSSU’s founder while on campus.
September 15, 2017WSSU broke ground on a $53.3 million sciences building during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15. The building is one of the first funded through the NC Connect Bond approved by voters last year.
September 15, 2017WSSU has a long list of firsts. In 1925, it became the first Black college in the nation to award bachelor’s degrees in elementary education.
September 14, 2017Their achievements are so notable that we can feel their impact today.
September 13, 2017
It’s an exciting time to be a WSSU Ram. As WSSU celebrates its 125th anniversary, WSSU News caught up with Jerel Smith and Jordan Reaves, this year’s Mr. and Miss WSSU, to discuss the 125th, campus life, future endeavors and more.
September 12, 2017The competency-based program will help WSSU address the nationwide shortage of baccalaureate-trained nurses
September 12, 2017
WSSU is the first HBCU in the nation to launch an AI virtual assistant to help prospective students successfully apply and enroll in college.
September 11, 2017
Lacey Smith, a student in WSSU's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, attended an elite summer institute for future research scientists.
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.
September 08, 2017
Campus safety officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and preparing response measures should the university be impacted.
September 07, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has announced the appointment of two veteran faculty members to lead departments.
September 07, 2017
The Center for the Study of Economic Mobility will serve as a hub for faculty research, undergraduate student research scholarship and community outreach.
September 06, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is readying for a celebration 125 years in the making. The month of September is an opportunity for WSSU to share the university's historic milestones and achievements and also look to the future.
September 06, 2017Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney General announced that the federal government is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We understand that this announcement may cause concern and uncertainty among some members of our campus community.
September 06, 2017
Dr. Andrea Patterson-Masuka, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, has been selected for the Whisenton Public Scholars Program, an initiative that investigates ways faculty from various disciplines can institute public scholarship and serve their local communities.
September 05, 2017Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has again placed Winston-Salem State University on its list of “Top 100 Degree Producers.” Among North Carolina universities, WSSU ranks as the no. 1 producer of African Americans bachelor’s degrees in three healthcare categories.
September 05, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes, co-chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and associate professor at WSSU, has received the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM award.
August 24, 2017
We preview WSSU's Red Sea of Sound for 2017-18. The season starts on Aug. 26, 2017, with an appearance at the Queen City Battle of the Bands in Charlotte.
August 22, 2017Who has the best football team in the Tarheel state? The Rams, according to a new ranking.
August 21, 2017
Hundreds of students, ready with special viewing glasses, look up to the sky to view the historic eclipse.
August 21, 2017Welcome to the start of a new semester! This is an exciting time at Winston-Salem State University as we prepare to celebrate the 125th anniversary of our founding in September.
August 18, 2017WSSU has unveiled a fierce new mascot logo that, according to Chancellor Robinson, "makes a bold statement about who we are."
August 17, 2017Looking for the best spots on campus to show some Ram Pride during your next photo opp? Here are Mr. and Miss Sophomore's five favorite spots.
August 16, 2017
As more than 950 new freshmen take part in Ramdition, WSSU’s weeklong orientation, they are exploring their values and defining what their legacy will be at WSSU and beyond.
August 15, 2017The first day of classes will also mark a rare celestial event, a total solar eclipse. Two viewings are planned at WSSU to give the university community an opportunity to safely view the eclipse, answer questions and talk to experts about the historic event.
August 13, 2017
Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Class of 2021 didn't let a little rain stop them on their first big day.
August 09, 2017
Isaac Moore has joined WSSU as the director of alumni engagement for the Division of Advancement. Moore comes to WSSU with a background in both higher-education and corporate management.
August 09, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will welcome the Class of 2021 starting with move-in on Saturday, Aug. 12. At more than 950 students, WSSU’s freshman class is largest since 2008.
August 04, 2017
For many students, the transition from being a high school senior to a freshman in college can be huge. To help them prepare, we asked WSSU upperclassmen for tips for the Class of 2021.
July 28, 2017
Leah Pelletier, a graduate student in WSSU’s Occupational Therapy program, has been selected to the American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Leaders Development Program.
July 27, 2017
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been named one of the Triad’s 'Most Admired CEOs of 2017' by The Triad Business Journal.
July 21, 2017
As WSSU commemorates its 125th anniversary, a new team is in place to help guide the celebration.
July 20, 2017This August, WSSU will unveil a fierce new mascot logo that pays tribute to the university’s past while establishing a bold and energized new look for the future. The new Ram head will roll out at Meet the Rams on Aug. 19.
July 14, 2017WSSU’s Birth through Kindergarten Education program has been ranked as one of the top 25 online early childhood education programs in the nation.
July 13, 2017WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson will discuss the university’s as a presenter at CollegeNET's first Social Mobility Summit meeting July 16-17 in Portland, Oregon.
July 13, 2017We take a ride on the new Research Parkway extension to get a better idea of how the new interchange works.
July 11, 2017WSSU ranks as one of Money Magazine's "Best Colleges in the South." WSSU is one of only two HBCUs on the list.
July 11, 2017The General Assembly has appointed longtime Winston-Salem residents Kenneth Raymond and Dr. Ricky R. Sides to the WSSU Board of Trustees. The pair replace BOT Vice Chair Charles Wright and Osyris Uqoezwa, whose terms expired.
July 10, 2017
WSSU psychology students spent two weeks immersed in faculty-mentored research as part of a new summer institute.
July 06, 2017Changes are ahead for drivers who take U.S. 52 to WSSU's campus and Bowman Gray Stadium. The new Research Parkway interchange is expected to open on Wednesday, July 12, and the Rams Drive exit/entrance ramps will close permanently.
July 03, 2017The historic bell has been restored just in time for the university’s 125th anniversary.
July 03, 2017From the streets of Brazil to offices in Winston Tower, WSSU marketing major Nailah McElvane gaining experiences beyond the classroom this summer.
June 27, 2017WSSU is one of 12 institutions in the nation selected for a four-year project that will help introduce more students to high-quality undergraduate research.
June 27, 2017Eleven WSSU students are gaining work experience this summer through the North Carolina Governor’s HBCU Internship Program.
June 26, 2017About 100 elementary and middle-school students from Winston-Salem are spending their summer learning about science through the SciTech Institute's summer camps.
June 23, 2017Chantell Huell, a mass communications major at WSSU, offers five reasons on why you should attend an HBCU.
June 23, 2017WSSU's Board of Trustees officially welcomed its newest member, as Javonty Hunter, 2017-18 president-elect of Student Government Association, took the oath of office.
June 20, 2017Winston-Salem State University’s Enrollment Services is offering one-stop enrollment process sessions to prepare new freshmen for their move-in on Aug. 12.
June 16, 2017The goal of the three-year initiative is to develop a scalable model to engage faculty and revise curriculum in a manner that makes attaining a degree more efficient for students and improves graduation rates.
June 15, 2017
The School of Health Sciences at WSSU has received a $15,000 donation from the Averill Foundation to support simulation training.
June 14, 2017Dr. Amber DeBono, assistant professor of psychology at WSSU is the recipient of the inaugural Karla Holloway Mentoring Award, which honors educators who mentor women and girls of color during the early stages of development as scholars and researchers.
June 14, 2017
Attorney Ivey Brown has been named chief legal counsel at WSSU. His appointment was effective June 9.
June 08, 2017WSSU has been awarded a $41,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and Partners of the Americas to develop a study abroad program focusing on the African presence in Cuba.
June 07, 2017WSSU has named Barnes & Noble College as the new operator of its on-campus bookstore. The WSSU bookstore will reopen under new management on June 19.
June 02, 2017With the forthcoming departure of Provost Brenda Allen and Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education Corey D. B. Walker, WSSU has announced the appointment of Dr. Carolynn Berry as interim provost and Dr. Kathy Stitts as interim dean of the College, effective July 1.
June 01, 2017WSSU celebrated the accomplishments of the staff during the 2016-2017 academic year with the Chancellor’s Achievement Awards on Wednesday, May 24.
June 01, 2017Just over 1,600 students at Winston-Salem State University made the spring 2017 Dean's List.
May 31, 2017Now you can easily stay up to date on the latest news and features about Winston-Salem State University through WSSU News. Don’t miss these eight new features.
May 31, 2017
In support of Winston-Salem State University’s new brand platform, the university’s website has undergone a complete redesign.
May 30, 2017Staff take over K.R. Williams Auditorium at the Chancellor's Achievement and Service Awards.