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Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture Featuring Dr. Regina Bradley and Angela Horne on Dec. 8

(November 29, 2016)–In a lecture entitled “Landscapes of Unrest: Visual Narratives of Environmentalism and Civil Rights in Photographic Stills,” Visual Arts Professor Angela Horne and African-American Culture Professor Regina Bradley will discuss how seemingly "still" images of a landscape are translated into stories that inform the way we engage with modern American culture and society. This event is free and open to the public.

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Armstrong Hosts Identity Theft and Fraud Presentation Event as Part of International Fraud Awareness Week

(November 18, 2016) – As part of the University System of Georgia’s International Fraud Awareness Week in November, Armstrong State University’s IT Services Department recently hosted a presentation by Fred Brown, an information technology security analyst at Armstrong, focusing on identity theft and fraud.

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Armstrong Professors Awarded $330,000 U.S. Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant

(November 16, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded a $330,967 grant to Armstrong State University Senior Physics Lecturer Donna Mullenax, Math Lecturer Janel Smith, Ph.D., and Childhood and Exceptional Student Education Lecturer Elizabeth Williams. The two-year grant is funded by the Mathematics and Science Partnerships federal program and will support STEM education in Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS).

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Armstrong Students Advance to the Semifinals in South Atlantic Moot Court Tournament

(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University students Roxy Simons and Marisol Estrada, both seniors and political science majors, were semifinalists in the 2017 South Atlantic Regional Moot Court tournament, held at the University of Central Florida. Simons and Estrada took the first seed after winning the quarterfinal round against a team from the University of Georgia.

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Armstrong Professor Receives 2017 Georgia Art Education Association Distinguished Service Award

(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University Art, Music and Theatre Department Head Tom L. Cato, Ed.D., received the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) Distinguished Service within the Profession Award. This award recognizes an outstanding GAEA member for exemplary contributions, service and achievement at the state level. The award was presented at the annual convention in Gainesville, Ga., on October 15.

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Leading by Example: Armstrong Student and Anti-Violence Activist Mentors Youth

Born among a bed of gang activity in a housing project in Watts, Los Angeles, 19-year-old Armstrong State University student and anti-violence activist Semaj Clark once considered himself one of southern California’s most dangerous teens.

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Armstrong Ranked #4 in Nation in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Four-Year Universities 2017 List

(November 1, 2016) – Earlier today, Military Times honored Armstrong State University, ranking the institution 4th in the nation among four-year schools on its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list. This year marks the third consecutive year Armstrong has been included on the prestigious list. In 2016, Armstrong was ranked #7 in the U.S.

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College of Education Encourages Critical Literacy in the Classroom

(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.

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Armstrong State University to Celebrate Symposium on India Nov. 2-4

(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.

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Kathleen Platt Appointed as Armstrong’s Registrar

(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.

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Pirate Strong: Resilience & Compassion in the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

On October 7, Hurricane Matthew slammed Chatham County, but Armstrong’s community banded together, responding to the crisis with preparedness, resilience and compassion.

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Dorothy Kempson Named Director of Armstrong Liberty Center

(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.

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Savor Tuscany: Armstrong Introduces New Semester Abroad Program in Siena, Italy

(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.

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Armstrong State University’s Economic Monitor Reports 2nd Quarter Growth, Forecasts Slowdown

(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.

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Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture Featuring Dr. Lara Wessel and Dr. Nicholas Mangee on Oct. 27

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.