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June 14, 2018
Dr. LaTanya Afolayan, senior director of planning and major giving at Norfolk State University, has been named vice chancellor for University Advancement at Winston-Salem State University.
June 12, 2018WSSU has a new 20-year master plan. Let's look at the most frequently asked questions about the new plan.
June 11, 2018
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has announced the creation of a new Division of Strategic Communications, which will be tasked with communicating the university’s brand message to key stakeholders.
June 11, 2018Architects have unveiled a long-term vision for WSSU’s campus that supports growth and offers enhanced amenities for students.
June 08, 2018The newly named H. Douglas Covington Hall, a five-story living/learning community for freshmen, will accommodate about 300 students starting in August. The residence hall features pod communities that are designed to support student success.
May 31, 2018
A second mobile health clinic is about to hit the road, serving the uninsured and underinsured of in East Winston.
May 24, 2018
Ten WSSU students will be interning this summer through the North Carolina Governor's HBCU Internship Program.
May 24, 2018Power to portions of the Winston-Salem State University campus will be shut off next weekend, while major repairs are made to the university’s electrical infrastructure. The scheduled power outage will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 1, and continue through the afternoon on Sunday, June 3.
May 01, 2018April in review: WSSU News takes a look back at some of the big events.
April 27, 2018
WSSU students and staff teamed up with Home Depot volunteers to 'retool the school' during a two-day beautification event, April 26-27.
April 16, 2018WSSU will use the investment for scholarships to address access to care and nursing shortages, and to enhance the division’s technology infrastructure.
April 02, 2018
Fifty years ago this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. The April 1968 issue of The News Argus offers a glimpse of the reaction on campus.
March 27, 2018
WSSU is looking to engage alumni, the community and prospective students with Paint the Town Red, which runs April 10-14. The weeklong celebration of all things WSSU includes one of the biggest academic events and one of the university’s biggest fundraisers.
March 27, 2018Kenneth Raymond '87 resigns from the Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees
March 09, 2018WSSU, in partnership with agencies in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, conducts large-scale emergency preparedness exercise on campus.
March 07, 2018Chancellor Robinson’s address reaffirms WSSU’s rich history and mission as a comprehensive, historically Black university. WSSU is a vibrant and dynamic learning community full of people who are committed to providing our students the very best education possible.
March 02, 2018
WSSU alumni visited high schools across North Carolina, surprising seniors with the news that they have received one of the university’s most prestigious scholarships.
March 01, 2018
Nearly 200 emergency personnel, volunteers, and WSSU faculty, staff and students are expected to participate in a large-scale emergency preparedness exercise on campus on Tuesday, March 6.
February 26, 2018
Associates from Food Lion restocked the Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Rams Helping Hands Food Pantry with more than 6,000 meals.
February 22, 2018
WSSU received three Special Merit Awards in a competition sponsored by District III of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
February 16, 2018
Over the past 125 years, WSSU has evolved from a one-room frame structure into an academic powerhouse with more than 39 buildings located on 117 acres. In celebration of Black History Month, follow us as we take you on a tour of the sites on campus.
February 09, 2018WSSU faculty, staff and administration again stepped up to help those in need, donating $20,743 during the annual State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC).
February 06, 2018
WSSU is partnering with Single Stop Services to help students through the process of filing their income taxes.
February 01, 2018After a lengthy and extensive search, veteran broadcaster Brian Anthony has been named the new general manager for WSSU's radio station WSNC 90.5 FM.
January 24, 2018
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson, Barnes and Noble College’s regional manager, and other WSSU administrators cut the ribbon on Tuesday, Jan. 23, for the grand opening of the expanded university bookstore.
January 23, 2018
The recipients were recognized at an annual banquet celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held at WSSU on Jan. 22. The awards, part of a series of annual events co-hosted by WSSU and Wake Forest University, are annually presented to faculty, staff, administrators and students from WSSU and Wake Forest who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity within the community.
January 23, 2018Joint message from WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson and Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch.
January 12, 2018Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a future where all Americans would share in the opportunity to achieve their dreams. This is the same vision Dr. Simon Green Atkins had for this institution. We remain dedicated to this mission, with social justice and a commitment to equity enshrined in our values.
January 12, 2018WSSU and Wake Forest University are collaborating to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events at both campuses. A highlight is a keynote speech from scholar and bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson.
January 10, 2018
WSSU Department of Athletics brings in the new year with a new look for www.WSSURams.com.
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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Here are seven ways you can follow in the footsteps of WSSU’s founder while on campus.
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, 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 08, 2017
Campus safety officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and preparing response measures should the university be impacted.
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.
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 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 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 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 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, 2017We take a ride on the new Research Parkway extension to get a better idea of how the new interchange works.
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 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.
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, 2017.
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, 2017
Attorney Ivey Brown has been named chief legal counsel at WSSU. His appointment was effective June 9.
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.
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 24, 2017The UNC Board of Governors has made three appointments and reappointed one member to the WSSU Board of Trustees.
May 11, 2017
WSSU has received a $30,000 campus beautification grant through Home Depot’s Retool Your School program.
May 07, 2017
Dana Walker, coordinator of community service at Winston-Salem State University, has received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for his work matching members of the WSSU community with non-profit organizations.
May 05, 2017WSSU students will soon have a new place on campus to relax and focus.
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.
May 04, 2017The Winston-Salem State University Foundation welcomed 100 golfers for the 17th Annual WSSU Golf Classic, raising $45,571 for student scholarships.
April 24, 2017WSSU Police and Public Safety celebrated the promotion of three officers at a ceremony.
April 22, 2017The WSSU Young Alumni Council celebrated young alumni and raised money for WSSU students at the Forty Under 40 Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, April 8, at the Benton Convention Center.
April 21, 2017A unique exhibit is bringing graduating seniors from WSSU and the UNCSA together, and exposing them to new areas of art.
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.
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 27, 2017
Dr. Peggy Valentine, the dean of WSSU’s School of Health Sciences, has received the top honor at The Winston-Salem Chronicle’s 32nd Annual Community Services Awards.
March 24, 2017WSSU’s DJR Student Activities Center has been awarded a national design award.
March 23, 2017
Bakari Sellers, who made history in 2006 as the youngest African American elected official in the nation, will be the speaker at Winston-Salem State University’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, May 19.
March 09, 2017
The Winston-Salem State University Foundation has received a $250,000 gift from Mike and Wendy Brenner that will create a distinguished faculty position in the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education.
March 01, 2017
The Winston-Salem State University Foundation has received a $300,000 bequest from John Taylor, the retired CEO of Taylor Oil Company and a longtime supporter of the university.
February 28, 2017
Winston-Salem State University is competing for up to $50,000 in grants as part of Home Depot’s 2017 Home Depot Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program.