RamPages: News and Events for Faculty and Staff
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, 2018
WSSU recognized the dedication and years of service of their staff during the Chancellor’s Achievement Awards.
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 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 24, 2018Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) recognized faculty for excellence in teaching, research and service during the annual Faculty Awards Luncheon on May 1.
May 23, 2018HBCU Digest announced WSSU as a finalist in seven categories, including top honors for "HBCU of the Year" and "Male President of the Year."
May 23, 2018WSSU won two Telly Awards a Silver People's Telly and a Bronze Telly for a music video featuring the Singing Rams, the university’s choir.
May 21, 2018The WSSU men's basketball program will look to its past to forge its future with the announcement of Cleo Hill Jr. as the head coach of the Rams men's basketball program.
May 18, 2018
WSSU recognized more than 1,200 graduates, students who earned their degrees in summer and fall of 2017 and spring 2018.
May 16, 2018Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements for May 2018.
May 14, 2018
Meet the WSSU Division of Nursing’s first cohort of doctors. These 11 nurse scholars have earned their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and will receive their hoods during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 18.
May 11, 2018Darren Absher, one of 11 to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from WSSU this academic year, hopes to take the knowledge he learned will help nurse practitioners better treat underserved populations locally and globally.
May 09, 2018
A WSSU senior has been awarded a $10,000 fellowship through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration.
May 07, 2018
A program through the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation is providing WSSU students with on-the-job experience and impacting the community.
May 07, 2018
Dr. Darryl Scriven, chair of the Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre and an associate professor of philosophy at Florida A&M University (FAMU), has been named the dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education at Winston-Salem State University.
May 04, 2018A digital marketing agency has named Winston-Salem State University’s website one of the best designed university websites in the world.
May 03, 2018Wilbourne Rusere has been named associate vice chancellor for financial planning and budget.
May 02, 2018A $50,0000 gift from a Winston-Salem family is helping WSSU expand its emergency grant fund, which helps students who need assistance that cannot be provided through financial aid.
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 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 24, 2018WSSU’s choral ensembles are helping to bring people together through a yearlong focus on social justice and hope.
April 20, 2018Graduates of two of Winston-Salem State University’s signature graduate programs continue to excel on their national licensing exams, receiving 100 percent passage rates on their required licensure exams for 2017.
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 19, 2018Wanda Brown ‘77, the director of library services at WSSU, has been elected the president-elect for the American Library Association.
April 17, 2018
John Railey, the former editorial page editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, interviewed Morehouse Professor Gregory Price in advance of his appearance at WSSU on April 19.
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 11, 2018
Cynthia S. Bell, associate professor and chair of the occupational therapy program at WSSU, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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 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 23, 2018
Dr. Doria “Kathy” Stitts, associate provost and dean of University College and Lifelong Learning and interim dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2018-19 year.
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 09, 2018WSSU, in partnership with agencies in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, conducts large-scale emergency preparedness exercise on campus.
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.
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 28, 2018Ivey Brown, WSSU’s chief legal counsel, has been named to the 2018 class of East Carolina University’s 40 Under Forty Leadership Awards.
February 27, 2018Family Fare Convenience Stores is investing in entrepreneurship with a $50,000 matching gift to the Winston-Salem State University Foundation.
February 27, 2018
WSSU's Singing Rams are hitting the road for spring, with 12 stops in eight states starting on March 9.
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 20, 2018
WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson participated in UNC-TV’s “Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: HBCU Legacy and Leadership” that aired on Feb. 19.
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 15, 2018
WSSU’s Center for Innovative and Transformative Information (CITI) has announced its 2018-19 faculty fellows.
February 13, 2018WSSU's new Center for the Study of Economic Mobility was introduced to leaders in Washington, D.C., during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Center for Advancing Opportunity (CAO) State of Opportunity in American Summit.
February 12, 2018WSSU is among the top historically Black colleges and universities in the United States, according to two recently released rankings.
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 02, 2018Starting in January, the Rams Know H.O.W. Mobile Clinic, a service of WSSU’s Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEHD), began offering free expanded clinical services to residents in East Winston.
February 01, 2018Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. In celebration of American Heart Month, Cynthia Williams Brown, chair of the Department of Health Physical Education and Sport Studies, offers tips.
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 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 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 16, 2018WSSU Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson has been named an Outstanding Alumnus by Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Psychology.
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, 2018Just over 1,700 students at Winston-Salem State University made the fall 2017 Dean's List.
January 04, 2018
Constance Mallette has been named vice chancellor for Finance and Administration at WSSU.
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, 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.
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 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, 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 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 12, 2017Chick-fil-A Express opens at the Donald J. Reaves Student Activities Center Food Court.
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, 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 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 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
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 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 18, 2017WSSU has unveiled a fierce new mascot logo that, according to Chancellor Robinson, "makes a bold statement about who we are."