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Engineering Studies Professor Selected as Faculty Fellow for NASA Research Program

(May 22, 2017) – Armstrong State University Professor of Engineering Studies Cameron Coates, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Faculty Fellowship Program for the second consecutive year.

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Turtles Go Wild: TERPS Students Release Diamondback Terrapins on Tybee Island

(May 18, 2017) –Armstrong State University student members of the Terrapin Educational Research Program of Savannah (TERPS) recently gathered on Tybee Island to release 17 diamondback terrapins into the wild. The state-protected turtles hatched from eggs rescued on Highway 80 last summer.

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Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville To Host Family-Friendly Open House on June 6

(May 18, 2017) – The Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville will host an open house event featuring free family-friendly fun. Tours of the Armstrong Liberty Center and information about academic programs will be available, plus free snow cones, cotton candy, face painting and more.

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Director of International Education Dorothée Mertz-Weigel Selected for Japan Studies Fellowship

(May 16, 2017) – Armstrong State University Director of International Education Dorothée Mertz-Weigel, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in a Japan Studies Institute Fellowship at San Diego State University from June 5-18, 2017. The two-week Summer Institute will focus on the study of modern Japan and encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses.

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Armstrong Honors Record Number of Graduates at 2017 Spring Commencement

(May 6, 2017) – Armstrong State University hosted Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2017, conferring degrees on more than 800 students, a record number, in a special ceremony at the Savannah Civic Center.

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School Team Wins First Place at Engineering Design Challenge

(May 5, 2017) – Six Savannah Christian Preparatory School students took home the gold for Best Overall Design at this year’s Engineering Design Challenge (EDC), presented by Armstrong State University’s Engineering Studies Program on Saturday, April 29. The winning team, comprised of Camila Hilsaca, Carsen Christy, Blake Chance, Jay Bradley, Robby McCool and Cameron Shults, received a $500 cash prize.

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Governor Nathan Deal Approves $22 Million in Construction Funding for New College of Health Professions Center at Armstrong

(May 1, 2017) – Today, Governor Nathan Deal signed the FY18 budget for the State of Georgia, which includes $22 million in construction funding to build a health professions building on the Armstrong State University campus.

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Former Mayor Otis S. Johnson to Speak at Spring Commencement

(April 26, 2017) – Former Savannah Mayor Otis S. Johnson ’64 will serve as the keynote speaker at Armstrong’s Spring Commencement, which will begin at the Savannah Civic Center on Saturday, May 6, at 9:45 a.m.

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Armstrong Engineering Studies Professor Selected as Governor’s Teaching Fellow

(April 25, 2017) – Armstrong State University Engineering Studies Professor Priya Thamburaj Goeser, Ph.D., has been selected as a 2017 Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the summer symposium program. Established in 1995 by former Governor Zell Miller, the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program provides select Georgia higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills.

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Making Connections: Small Business Class Opens Big Doors

(April 19, 2017) – In the Small Business Consulting course taught by Dennis Barber, Ph.D., Armstrong Economics professor and Small Business Institute director, undergraduates gain firsthand experience in Savannah’s small business community, which is a leader in the state.

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Schedule Announced for 2017 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival on April 21 and 22

(April 18, 2017) – The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Armstrong State University will present the 2017 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, one of the South’s largest Asian celebrations, on April 21 and 22. All events will take place at Armstrong’s main campus at 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah. The festival is free and open to the public.

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Armstrong Hosts Local High School Students for National Biomechanics Day

(April 10, 2017) – On April 6, health magnet juniors and seniors from the Effingham County Career Academy traveled to Savannah to get a glimpse of sports medicine in action at the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center at Armstrong State University for National Biomechanics Day. Armstrong was the only institution in Georgia to arrange a participating event, which provided almost 60 students with tangible biomechanics knowledge.

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Military Times Ranks Armstrong’s Cybersecurity Program # 9 in the Nation

(April 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University has been ranked #9 on the prestigious Military Times 10 Best Cybersecurity Programs list. Armstrong is the only university in Georgia included on the list.

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29 Armstrong Alumni Honored as Teachers of the Year for 2018

(April 6, 2017) – Twenty-nine Armstrong State University alumni were recently honored as 2018 Teachers of the Year at the Teacher of the Year Gala, held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

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Armstrong Biology Senior Selected for National Science Foundation Summer Research Opportunity at UC Berkeley

(April 6, 2017) – Rising Armstrong State University senior Haley Breanne Kodak has been selected as one of 10 students to participate in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. From June 4 through Aug. 11, Kodak, a first-generation college student and Biology major, will live on campus at UC Berkeley and work on an individual biology research project with a faculty member.