News for 2018
Looking ahead: Here are 8 things to expect in 2019
December 21, 2018The new year promises exciting changes around campus and in classrooms at WSSU. Here are eight things to expect in 2019.
2018: A breakthrough year for WSSU
December 21, 2018
From viral videos to historic firsts, 2018 was a breakthrough year for WSSU, its students, faculty and staff. As 2018 draws to a close, WSSU News takes a look at what was new and noteworthy with its annual top 10 list.
Mom finds success in WSSU’s healthcare management program
December 20, 2018Courtney Johnson, who has two young daughters, juggled full-time employment – working third shift – along with her responsibilities as a mother. She earned her degree in healthcare management in December.
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.
RAMGuide, WSSU’s mobile advisor, has new name
December 19, 2018
EAB Guide, known as RAMGuide at Winston-Salem State University, is now EAB Navigate Student.
$100,000 gift helps bridge the gap at WSSU
December 13, 2018The Dr. Paul and Marcia Meis Graduation Fund will provide need-based scholarships for up to 40 students over the next three years.
WSSU’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility awards $30,000 in research grants
December 12, 2018
WSSU’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility has announced the selection of its 2018-19 faculty research fellows.
December Kudos: Faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements
December 12, 2018Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for December 2018.
WSSU helps celebrate Chinese university’s 60th anniversary
December 06, 2018Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, along with administrators and students from the School of Health Sciences are sending birthday wishes to China’s Hubei University of Chinese Medicine.
WSSU wins 3 HBCU best practices awards
December 06, 2018WSSU won awards for its website, marketing and for military-friendly programs.
WSSU Giving Tuesday raises record $87,000
December 05, 2018The WSSU Foundation has set a record for one-day giving for the university, raising more than $87,000 in 24 hours.
Whitt-Glover named executive director for health disparities research center
December 03, 2018
Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover, who brings nearly 20 years of experience in health disparities research, has been named the executive director for the Center of Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities at WSSU.
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.
Robinson: WSSU is creating the next workforce
November 21, 2018
In a recent interview, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Chancellor Elwood L Robinson discussed the university’s impact on the Piedmont Triad’s economy.
WSSU receives grant to continue concussion research
November 21, 2018WSSU is among 30 universities participating in the largest-ever study of sports-related concussions. The study was recently awarded $22.5 million in new funding from the Department of Defense and the NCAA.
WSSU becomes first HBCU Adobe Creative Cloud campus
November 20, 2018
WSSU has partnered with Adobe to offer the full collection of Creative Cloud software to all students, creating the first Adobe Creative Cloud Campus at a historically Black college or university (HBCU).
What people are saying about proposed upgrades to Bowman Gray Stadium
November 15, 2018
Officials announced a $9 million improvement package for Bowman Gray Stadium. Here’s what officials and media are saying about the proposal.
Chancellor's Thanksgiving Letter
November 15, 2018This is a wonderful time of the year, with autumn leaves falling, cooler temperatures, and the bonds of friendship and community strengthened through the gathering of family and friends. Thanksgiving is the herald of the holiday season, a time when we celebrate the connections we have with those we love.
Frequently asked questions about the Bowman Gray Stadium improvement package
November 14, 2018Let's look at the most frequently asked questions about the new plan.
City announces $9 million in improvements to Bowman Gray Stadium
November 14, 2018Bowman Gray Stadium would remain in city hands and receive $9 million in improvements and renovations to better accommodate WSSU football under the proposal.
WSSU fraternity to hold 22nd annual Sleep-Out for the Homeless Friday
November 13, 2018WSSU fraternity sponsors the 22nd annual Sleep-Out for the Homeless to shed light on the issue of homelessness in the community.
WSSU’s Sonja Harry serves students, serves country
November 12, 2018
Sonja Harry, an associate professor of social work at WSSU, has devoted nearly 20 years to educating students and serving her country.
2018 SECC employee giving campaign is underway
November 08, 2018Winston-Salem State University employees are once again being asked to give back through the annual State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC), which runs through Dec. 7.
Miss WSSU competing in Ebony HBCU Campus Queens Contest
November 07, 2018Miss WSSU is one of 66 HBCU campus queens competing in the 2018-19 Ebony HBCU Campus Queens Contest.
Rankings show WSSU’s commitment to placing graduates in high-paying jobs
November 07, 2018WSSU is no. 7 on CollegeNET’s 2018 Social Mobility Index (SMI) rankings, which recognize colleges and universities that provide the best opportunities for underserved students.
November Kudos Report: Awards, appointments and achievements
November 05, 2018Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for November 2018.
'Thriller' Halloween flash mob: WSSU Style
November 01, 2018WSSU students received a Halloween surprise when a flash mob broke out to Michael Jackson’s hit song “Thriller” in Kennedy Dining Hall on Oct. 31.
Business 40 closure now starts on Nov. 17
October 31, 2018Construction on Business 40 in Winston-Salem will impact traffic around WSSU's campus for up to 18 months. Here are five things you need to know.
WSSU wins $30,000 community garden through nationwide recycling competition
October 30, 2018Student Miranda Legg collected more than 5,000 beauty and personal care empties to win national competition through Garnier.
Homecoming tailgates at WSSU: Come all, come hungry
October 25, 2018
Pitched tents, aromas from outdoor grills, and upbeat music infused the atmosphere at Bowman Gray Stadium as tailgaters enjoyed the most flavorful part of WSSU's homecoming.
6 unforgettable moments from Homecoming 2018
October 23, 2018
Between the parties, the big game and the parade, Homecoming 2018 at WSSU had its share of big moments. WSSU News takes a look at six moments that you may have missed.
Record $2.3 million in NSF grants boost undergraduate research at WSSU
October 22, 2018A record $2.3 million in new National Science Foundation grants will help to expand research opportunities for undergraduate students at WSSU.
WSSU again ranks among top degree producers for African American students
October 22, 2018According to Diverse Issues in Higher Education, WSSU again ranks among the top producers of bachelor’s degrees in the nation for African American students. WSSU also ranks in the top 10 nationally for rehabilitation or therapeutic professions and nursing.
School of Health Sciences honors Healthcare Legends of East Winston
October 22, 2018The School of Health Sciences honored six individuals who have made a positive impact on the health and wellness of the residents of East Winston during the Second annual Healthcare Legends of East Winston event on Oct. 17.
Amon the Ram featured in anti-bullying video
October 12, 2018Amon, WSSU's Ram mascot, has teamed up with the Wake Forest University Deacon and Bolt from the Winston-Salem Dash to support a new anti-bullying campaign.
Statement from WSSU Police: Homecoming Safety
October 11, 2018The 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.
WSSU junior lands summer internship with PGA Tour
October 04, 2018Island Green was one of just 25 students chosen for a 10-week paid summer internship program with the PGA Tour, selected from nearly 1,000 applicants. He offers five tips for students who are looking for internships.
Two from WSSU named White House Initiative Scholars
October 04, 2018Two WSSU students have been named 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars through the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Check out the new Archway
October 02, 2018
The Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Archway, the magazine of WSSU, is available online. For the first time, Archway is digital-only.
Video: 104-year-old alumna ‘a proud Ram’
October 01, 2018A video interview with WSSU’s oldest alumna — who also may be WSSU’s biggest fan.
Homecoming 2018 celebrates ‘Forever Red’
October 01, 2018
WSSU's weeklong Homecoming celebration, Oct. 14-21, will feature concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades, the big game and more.
40 years of Amon the Ram
October 01, 2018
After being WSSU's mascot since 1932, the Ram was named Amon during Homecoming week 40 years ago.
On the Move: New additions to WSSU’s senior leadership team
October 01, 2018
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has filled five key leadership positions at the university since January.
Friendship for ‘WSSU Sisters’ spans five decades
October 01, 2018Eight WSSU alumni who met as students at WSSU celebrate a friendship that spans five decades.
Introducing the 2018-19 Mr. and Miss WSSU
October 01, 2018
Archway caught up with the 2018-19 Mr. and Miss Winston-Salem State University to discuss campus life, this upcoming year, and more.
Forever Red: The research behind the color
October 01, 2018
As WSSU prepares for Homecoming 2018, Archway magazine interviewed the experts – WSSU faculty – to see if they could shed some light on what makes red forever.
A look inside the renovated weight room at Whitaker Gym
September 30, 2018Renovations are complete on the weight room at Winston-Salem State University’s Whitaker Gym.
WSSU, Novant launch nation’s first HBCU-based physical therapy residency program
September 30, 2018
The partnership has created the first physical therapy residency program based at an HBCU. The 12-month program, which will focus on neurologic care, launched Aug. 27.
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.
McMullen named associate vice chancellor for Facility Management
September 26, 2018Timothy F. McMullen named associate vice chancellor for Facility Management at Winston-Salem State University.
WSSU enrollment is highest since 2014
September 19, 2018WSSU is reporting its highest overall enrollment since 2014, according to the university’s Office of Institutional Assessment and Research’s fall report.
WSSU establishes Ram Relief Fund in response to Hurricane Florence
September 19, 2018As North Carolina works to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, WSSU has established an emergency grant program to support students who have financial needs as a result of the storm.
Letter from Chancellor Robinson – Hurricane Florence
September 17, 2018We are grateful that Winston-Salem State University has escaped this deadly storm relatively unscathed. While we have had some minor localized flooding and some downed tree limbs, our campus has fared remarkably well. Unfortunately, many others in the state have not been as lucky.
WSSU receives national HEED Award for diversity
September 17, 2018WSSU is the only HBCU to win the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
Ram family remembers Lorraine Morton ’38
September 11, 2018Lorraine Hairston Morton ’38, a trailblazer who became the first African-American mayor of Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, passed away on Sept. 8.
WSSU closely monitoring Hurricane Florence
September 10, 2018Winston-Salem State University’s Emergency Management is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence.
Letter from Chancellor Robinson – U.S. News Rankings
September 06, 2018Next week, U.S. News & World Report will release its 2019 college rankings. You will undoubtedly see many universities touting their place on the list. Winston-Salem State University will not be. But not for the reason you think.
NASCAR's changing face: Motorsports management students see new opportunities
September 05, 2018
Students at WSSU – the only HBCU to offer a motorsports management program – say the success of Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. may open up new opportunities for them in motorsports.
WSSU welcomes 12 new faculty members
September 05, 2018
WSSU begins the 2018-19 academic year with 12 new faculty members joining the ranks.
Study estimates WSSU's annual economic impact at $420 million
August 31, 2018A new study estimates that Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has an annual economic impact of more than $420 million and generates 8,389 jobs in the Piedmont Triad.
Congresswoman Foxx tours Department of Physical Therapy
August 31, 2018U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx got a first-hand look at WSSU's Department of Physical Therapy, one of the signature programs of the School of Health Sciences, during a tour on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
August Kudos: Faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements
August 30, 2018Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for August 2018.
Barr appointed to WSSU's Board of Trustees
August 28, 2018The North Carolina General Assembly has appointed Robert Barr ‘88 to the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees.
CSEM documentary shows day in the life of local bus rider
August 24, 2018
A new documentary from WSSU's Center for the Study of Economic Mobility is shining a light on the challenges Winston-Salem workers face without a car.
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.
WSSU named a 2018 Social Mobility Innovator
August 24, 2018For the second consecutive year, technology provider CollegeNET has recognized WSSU with its Social Mobility Innovator Award.
Dr. Howard-Vital, former interim chancellor, passes away
August 23, 2018Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, who served as interim chancellor of WSSU from 2006-07, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
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.
WSNC-FM to debut show featuring Chancellor Robinson
August 21, 2018
WSSU's radio station, is launching 'WSSU Future Focus,' an hourlong weekly talk show featuring Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson.
Welcome to the New Semester – Chancellor's Letter
August 20, 2018Welcome to the start of a new semester! August is one of my favorite months of the year.
103-year-old alumna gets surprise visit from women’s basketball team
August 18, 2018103-year old WSSU alumna Henrietta Cross Hatton Clark got her wish: a visit from WSSU's women's basketball team.
Students are career ready after summer internships
August 16, 2018WSSU students are returning to campus with new insights into careers after summer internships.
Inspiring Programs in STEM: WSSU wins two national awards
August 15, 2018
WSSU’s Girls Empowered in Math and Science (GEMS) and Women in Science Program (WISP) each have received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
Money Magazine: WSSU no. 1 HBCU in North Carolina
August 15, 2018WSSU ranks as the no. 1 HBCU in North Carolina, and no. 3 HBCU overall, according to the Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings.
New for fall: WSSU introduces minors in public health, urban studies
August 14, 2018Among the new offerings for the 2018-19 academic year are interdisciplinary undergraduate minors in the high demand fields of public health, and urban studies and sustainability.
WSSU students begin the semester with RAMGuide
August 14, 2018WSSU students begin the 2018-19 academic year on the right path with RAMGuide, a mobile advisor that enables them to manage their education from their phones.
WSSU expert: Don’t be fooled by ‘the freshman 15’
August 09, 2018
A WSSU researcher is hoping to expose the 'freshman 15' myth and help college students avoid the weight-gain trap. She offers seven heart health tips for freshmen.
WSSU students attend Clemson summer communications program
August 07, 2018As part of the program, Erwin Scholars networked with industry professionals, received hands-on training and engaged in a competition by working on a real-world brand project from presenting sponsor Denny’s.
WSSU welcomes the class of 2022
August 07, 2018The anticipation is building as Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) prepares to welcome nearly 950 freshmen for Ramdition, a weeklong orientation.
New programs take Rams abroad
July 26, 2018
Thanks in part to the launch of unique faculty-led programs to Cuba, India and South Africa, a record number of WSSU students are studying abroad.
Letter from Chancellor Robinson: Passing of UNC System President Emeritus C.D. Spangler Jr.
July 24, 2018The Winston-Salem State University community joins the University of North Carolina System in expressing our sorrow at the passing of UNC System President Emeritus C.D. Spangler Jr.
WSSU programs soar in new national rankings
July 20, 2018WSSU graduate and undergraduate programs continue to soar in newly published national rankings.
WSSU expert: Opioid addiction increasing among the aging population
July 16, 2018
A WSSU expert is sounding the alarm about the growing opioid epidemic and its impact on the aging population in North Carolina.
Eight questions with … Dr. Darryl Scriven, new dean of The College
July 13, 2018Learn more about Dr. Darryl Scriven, the academic and administrative leader for the College’s more than 200 full- and part-time faculty members in 19 departments.
July Kudos: Faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements
July 12, 2018
Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for July 2018.
Minority mentorship program receives national recognition
July 10, 2018WSSU is one of seven mentor institutions in the Foundation for Student Success mentorship program. The program is set to impact 100,000 Black, Latino and American Indian students at 21 mentee institutions.
WSSU hosts minority construction and supplier outreach
July 06, 2018Nearly 100 representatives from certified Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), state agencies and universities attended the Eighth Annual Minority Construction and Supplier Outreach on June 14.
WSSU welcomes new provost
July 06, 2018Dr. Anthony Graham, the new provost for WSSU, is hitting the ground running in his first week.
Chancellor Robinson honored by Leadership NC
July 03, 2018WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson receives Leadership North Carolina's L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award.
Dance-Barnes accepted to HERS summer leadership institute
July 03, 2018Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes, co-chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and associate professor of cellular and molecular biology at WSSU, has been accepted into the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College Summer Leadership Institute.
WSSU occupational therapy department explores 3D printing
July 02, 2018The Occupational Therapy Department at WSSU is examining 3D printing through a new transformative curriculum project.
Forsyth Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary Board creates scholarship for nursing students
July 02, 2018The scholarship will provide $1,250 per semester for five Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in their final year or semester of study.
New WSSU license plates hit the road
July 02, 2018After more than 20 years, the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has unveiled a new look for WSSU’s license plates that features the fierce new WSSU Ram mascot logo.
WSSU Golf Classic raises more than $40,000 for scholarships
June 26, 2018The WSSU Foundation welcomed 133 golfers for the 18th Annual WSSU Golf Classic, raising $40,340 for student scholarships.
Winston-Salem’s first shared-use commercial kitchen opens
June 26, 2018Winston-Salem's first shared-use commercial kitchen is open for business. The kitchen, located at WSSU's Enterprise Center and funded through a partnership with the City of Winston-Salem, aims to help food entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs.
Nursing, social work programs win 2018 HBCU Digest awards
June 25, 2018WSSU's nursing and social work programs each earned top honors at HBCU Digest’s 2018 HBCU Awards on June 22.
SGA president becomes newest Board of Trustees member
June 21, 2018William Gibson, 2018-19 president-elect of the Student Government Association, took the oath of office to become a member of the university's Board of Trustees.
Chancellor Robinson featured in social mobility e-book
June 21, 2018Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson is one of four higher-education leaders featured in a new e-book that offers best practices for student success and social mobility.
Spring 2018 dean's list announced
June 15, 2018
Just over 1,700 WSSU students made the Spring 2018 Dean's List, according to the Office of the Registrar.
WSSU graduate overcomes obstacles, ready to change the world as an educator
June 15, 2018WSSU graduate Inayah Turner turned tragedy into triumph, and now she's ready to change the world as an educator.