News Articles Categorized Under "Academics"
April 25, 2018
Byron Pitts, a multi-Emmy award-winning journalist for ABC News and author, will be the speaker at WSSU’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 18.
April 23, 2018The end of an academic year can bring forth a mixture of emotions. You may feel excited about completing another successful semester; anxiety about completing assignments on time; excitement about summer plans; or apprehension about the future. Staying motivated can feel challenging with just a few weeks left in the semester.
April 20, 2018
After a national search, Dr. Anthony Graham, dean of the College of Education and professor of educator preparation at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been named WSSU's new provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.
April 10, 2018
Scholarship Day, one of WSSU’s largest academic events, highlights the advanced level of graduate and undergraduate research at WSSU and recognizes the scholars who do the work.
April 04, 2018
University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings joined recently appointed members of the UNC Board of Governors for a tour of WSSU.
March 23, 2018Summer classes at WSSU are just a few weeks away. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
March 22, 2018
Three candidates for WSSU’s next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs to visit WSSU starting on March 28. Read more about the candidates here.
March 01, 2018A federal grant will provide scholarships and support for graduate students, helping to increase the number of African Americans in STEM and allied health graduate programs.
February 27, 2018Family Fare Convenience Stores is investing in entrepreneurship with a $50,000 matching gift to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation.
February 15, 2018
WSSU’s Center for Innovative and Transformative Information (CITI) has announced its 2018-19 faculty fellows.
February 12, 2018WSSU is among the top historically Black colleges and universities in the United States, according to two recently released rankings.
January 26, 2018
Due to Monday's widespread campus power outage, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' tour has been canceled. Please check your WSSU email or the website for the latest information.
January 10, 2018Just over 1,700 students at Winston-Salem State University made the fall 2017 Dean's List.
December 19, 2017The New Year promises exciting changes around campus and in the classrooms at WSSU. Here are 10 things to expect.
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 06, 2017
The Office of International Programs will celebrate International Education Week with events highlighting the international scope of WSSU, Nov. 13-16.
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 19, 2017
Nearly 200 WSSU faculty, staff and administrators attended the training effort, an effort to provide the best possible experiences for students.
September 15, 2017
As Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) celebrates its 125th anniversary, the university also welcomes 30 new faculty members.
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 14, 2017Their achievements are so notable that we can feel their impact today.
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 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.
August 21, 2017
Hundreds of students, ready with special viewing glasses, look up to the sky to view the historic eclipse.
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 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.
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 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 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, 2017Eleven WSSU students are gaining work experience this summer through the North Carolina Governor’s HBCU Internship Program.
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 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 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 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, 2017Just over 1,600 students at Winston-Salem State University made the spring 2017 Dean's List.
May 22, 2017Among the Winston-Salem State University graduating class of 2017 are six WSSU employees
May 19, 2017As students marched into Bowman Gray Stadium during the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 19, they shared their messages of gratitude, accomplishment and encouragement.
May 17, 2017These three WSSU scholars are ready to become nurse scientist.
May 17, 2017
Accounting students learned managerial accounting and business concepts while also supporting The Center for Smart Financial Choices.
May 11, 2017
Nursing sisters, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will cross the WSSU commencement stage together for the second time in 10 years on Friday, May 19, earning their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
May 08, 2017WSSU joined leaders from five other Winston-Salem-based colleges and universities – each pledging to incentivize entrepreneurship among their students and alumni through a series of programs based on their areas of focus and unique visions.
May 05, 2017
Barton College, a private liberal arts institute in Wilson, has announced that Endia Beal, assistant professor of art and director of the Diggs Gallery at WSSU, will be the featured speaker at the 115th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13.
April 28, 2017Two WSSU faculty have been selected to work in Nigeria as part of a summer Carnegie Corporation fellowship.
April 21, 2017Dr. Eli Collins-Brown has been named the director of the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL).
April 18, 2017WSSU faculty learned from AT&T executives how skills taught in the classroom help to prepare students to enter the workplace.
April 11, 2017New technology is providing real-time weather data and early warnings for severe weather at the Winston-Salem State University campus.
April 11, 2017
A grant program from WSSU’s Office of Science Initiatives is helping support faculty-mentored research.
WSSU to mentor 3 universities seeking to improve equity gaps among Black, Latino and American Indian students
April 06, 2017WSSU has been selected by the Foundation for Student Success to mentor three universities seeking to improve equity gaps among their Black, Latino, and American Indian students.
March 31, 2017
WSSU’s OT program has received national recognition for launching a training certification to help healthcare professionals better care for those with dementia.
March 31, 2017The School of Health Sciences has received a $269,000 grant from the United Way of Forsyth County that will help to integrate community resources and agencies to improve the health of underserved residents in East Winston.
March 23, 2017
Four full-time students at WSSU were selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from a donation from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and the Tom Joyner Foundation.
March 08, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) trustees, Foundation board members and alumni visited high schools across North Carolina, surprising seniors with the news that they have received one of WSSU’s most prestigious scholarships.
March 02, 2017
Recent graduates of Winston-Salem State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program have received a perfect 100 percent first-time passage rate on their licensure exams, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy recently announced.
February 27, 2017
For the 18th consecutive time, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students will compete at the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament.
January 13, 2017
Brenda Marie Osbey, formerly distinguished visiting professor in Africana studies at Brown University, has joined Winston-Salem State University as distinguished visiting professor in the departments of English and World Languages and Cultures.
January 04, 2017
WSSU is partnering with UpSwing, an online tutoring and coaching platform, to provide students with free access to 24/7 tutoring.
December 20, 2016
WSSU MBA students are gaining hands-on experience and also making an impact in the community through a newly redesigned course that pairs students with community organizations.
November 22, 2016
WSSU is the no. 8 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the nation, and the top in North Carolina, according to rankings released this week by The Wall Street Journal.
November 09, 2016
WSSU's School of Health Sciences is piloting a statewide initiative that aims to increase the number of baccalaureate-level nurses in North Carolina.
October 21, 2016
To increase study abroad opportunities for students, Winston-Salem State University partnered with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to provide passport application fees for 100 university students.
October 11, 2016
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduate programs and professional fields.
October 06, 2016
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) continues to rank as one of the top producers of degrees for African Americans in the nation, according to recent rankings from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
September 27, 2016
Winston-Salem State University is one of four universities in the country participating in a new initiative that could drive down the cost of college by improving degree efficiency. The Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence initiative is being spearheaded by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) thanks to a grant from The Teagle Foundation.
September 21, 2016
WSSU, through a new leadership program, is taking steps to groom the next generation of faculty leaders and address the challenge.
September 13, 2016
In rankings released today, U.S. News and World Report has named Winston-Salem State University among the Top Historically Black Colleges and Universities and among the Top Regional Universities in the South. The university was also named to Washington Monthly’s list of Best Bang for the Buck Universities, a list that evaluates schools on their ability to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price.
September 09, 2016
Winston-Salem State University welcomed 23 new faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Learn more about them.
August 12, 2016
African-Americans have enormous purchasing power, contributing $2 trillion to the economy. However, leading economists have indicated that 400 billionaires, a sliver of the 1 percent that own the lion's share of wealth in the United States, have a collective wealth that equals the collective wealth of the nation’s more than 14 million African-American households. While African-Americans make up 13 percent of the population, they possess just 2.7 percent of the total wealth.
December 09, 2015Students earning a bachelor’s degree from WSSU will have a leg up on their competition when they apply to the university’s highly competitive Doctor of Physical Therapy or Master of Occupational Therapy programs.