(October 28, 2016) – Anne Thompson, PT, Ed.D., who serves as Armstrong State University's head of the Rehabilitation Sciences Department, has been appointed to the State Board of Physical Therapy by Governor Nathan Deal. Thompson, who is also the university’s director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, will be sworn in on Nov. 15.
(October 29, 2016) This semester, Armstrong Resource and Instruction Librarian Vivian Bynoe and College of Education professors Dr. Patricia Holt and Dr. Anne Katz implemented a critical literacy project, funded by a Teaching and Learning Grant.
(October 27, 2016) – Armstrong State University will celebrate the Symposium on India from Wednesday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 4, in conjunction with Armstrong’s International Education, International Student Organization and the Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science Departments. The Honorable Consul General of India Nagesh Singh will be a guest lecturer for three events.
(October 26, 2016) – Armstrong State University recently appointed Kathy Platt as the institution’s registrar. In this position, Platt oversees the operations of the Office of the Registrar, including curriculum, registration, transcripts and degree completion. She is also responsible for maintaining the academic records of the university.
On October 7, Hurricane Matthew slammed Chatham County, but Armstrong’s community banded together, responding to the crisis with preparedness, resilience and compassion.
(October 25, 2016) – Armstrong State University recently named Dorothy “Dot” Kempson as director of Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville, Ga. Kempson has worked for the Armstrong Liberty Center for more than 15 years and acted as the Interim Director during the 2015-16 academic year.
(October 24, 2016) – Beginning in the spring semester 2017, Armstrong State University will offer a new semester abroad program in Siena, Italy. Students will take classes via Armstrong’s long-time partner, the Dante Alighieri Institute. The 12-week program, which runs from January 22 through April 14, 2017, is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a full roster of semester credits.
(October 24, 2016) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy continued its growth phase during the second quarter of 2016, but some turbulence lies ahead.
Armstrong will host a free lecture by Political Science Professor Lara Wessel and Economics Professor Nicholas Mangee, who will grapple with the nuances of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s political and economic policies. This event is free and open to the public.
(October 14, 2016) – Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was recently presented with the Beach Institute Education Award at the 19th Annual King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Annual Awards Gala.
(October 12, 2016) – The College of Education at Armstrong State University recently received two national rankings. Following evaluation of thousands of other programs, GradSource.com named Armstrong 7th in the nation for Best Online Master’s Program in Education. Teacher.org reviewed 425 colleges and ranked Armstrong’s Early Childhood Education degree program the 17th best in the country.
(September 8, 2016)–The Career Services office hosted its first ever Gulfstream Career panel in Ogeechee Theatre. Over 80 students, faculty and staff attended the event to hear from five Gulfstream employees representing Information Technology, Application Development, Engineering, High Performance Computing, Marketing Communications and Finance.
(September 8, 2016) – After the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando that left 49 dead in June, Mia Merlin, a full-time lecturer of Art Appreciation and Foundations, felt helpless in the face of yet another national tragedy.
(August 17, 2016) – Armstrong State University junior and Georgia National Guardsman Spc. Joseph Broam won the 2016 National Best Warrior title and earned the opportunity to represent the U.S. Army National Guard in the U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition. Broam took top honors at the brigade, state, regional and national levels of the Best Warrior Competition in order to compete against the Army’s finest next month.
(August 19, 2016) – Armstrong unveiled its new state-of-the-art tennis complex with a ribbon cutting on August 18. The new facility, located adjacent to the intramural fields near Windward Commons, features 12 hard courts, lights and electronic scoreboards.