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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.
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.
February 14, 2017Technology provider CollegeNET has recognized Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) for its commitment to advancing the economic opportunity of its students, naming the university a “Social Mobility Innovator.”
January 23, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $10,000 scholarship donation from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) in honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 19, 2017
Dillard Hall will be demolished as part of the first phase of construction on the five-story residence hall.
January 18, 2017
Dr. Dawn Tarfari, associate professor of education; Dr. Fran Bates-Oates, adjunct faculty in the Department of Education; and student Dishanda Brown have been named Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners.
January 11, 2017
Throughout his career, Dr. Casey Jones ’55 made an impact on the lives of students.
January 03, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is celebrating 125 years of transforming the lives of graduates and impacting the community with a yearlong celebration in 2017.
January 03, 2017
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) inducted 14 new members into the Heritage Society, established to honor individuals who have created a lasting legacy at the university by establishing an endowed fund or included the university in their estate plans.
January 03, 2017
At the age of 105, Alma Setzer Keen had seen and done a lot before she passed on Dec. 15, 2016. She had been a highly respected educator, trailblazing community activist and administrator.
December 16, 2016
Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been recognized as a Top 10 Gold Level Military Friendly School by Victory Media for 2017.
December 14, 2016
2016 was another year of change and achievement for Winston-Salem State University. Here’s a look at the top 10 news stories of 2016.
December 13, 2016
Food Lion Feeds is again supporting Winston-Salem State University students through donations to the Rams Helping Hands Food Pantry.
December 12, 2016
At no cost to you, Amazon will donate .5 percent of the price of eligible purchases toward the Winston-Salem State University Foundation through AmazonSmile.
December 07, 2016
The Winston-Salem State University community has a long tradition of giving back to the community and helping those in need. That spirit of serving others was never more on display than during the 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). Since the beginning of the fall semester, faculty, staff and students have been asked to help those in need in our community. Every time, the Ram family stepped up to meet the challenge.
December 01, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has set another record for Giving Tuesday, raising more than $48,000 in 24 hours.
November 16, 2016
AT&T has awarded Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) $26,000 that will provide scholarships to help students stay on track and graduate.
November 04, 2016
Nobody knows what it is like to be homeless, unless you have walked in the shoes of a homeless person. This year, the Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., will host its 20th Annual Sleep-Out for the Homeless event on the campus of Winston-Salem State University near the clock tower beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.
November 03, 2016
Charles Calamese says people are often surprised when they find out he’s a veteran.
September 26, 2016
When Zipporah Foster, a senior at Winston-Salem State University, interviewed for a research position at the university, she says she was prepared for any question, even the dreaded, “What is your biggest weakness?”
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.
August 12, 2016
If you have visited Winston-Salem State University in recent weeks, you would have noticed that as you turn left off of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on to Cromartie Street behind K.R. Williams Auditorium, you saw bulldozers, cranes, and construction vehicles. They were all a part of a three-tiered construction project, which called for the building of a bridge, access road, and a 160-space parking lot.
August 12, 2016
Winston-Salem State University has launched a new era today with the unveiling of a new university logo. The new logo is rich with symbolism and reflects the university’s exciting vision for its future while paying homage to its legacy and history.
August 09, 2016
Winston-Salem State University is expecting 950 new first-year students this fall – the largest incoming class since 2008 and an increase over last year’s freshman class of 887. Those students will begin their college experience on Sunday, Aug. 14, with the kick off of the university’s week-long fall orientation program known as Ramdition.
August 08, 2016
Winston-Salem State University announced today BB&T has given $125,000 to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation for academic scholarships for students. The gift will be used to create the Cynthia A. Williams Endowed Scholarship for undergraduates who have declared a major in biology, chemistry, computer science, or mathematics.
January 14, 2016A WSSU research team will use a mobile app as one of the tools in a three-year $351,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the risk factors of Cardiovascular disease (CVD) among African-American college students.