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News Archives for 2014

(Dec 19 2014) Two New Nursing Programs Launched

(Dec. 20, 2014) — In response to a growing demand for nursing professionals, the College of Health Professions at Armstrong State University—the number one producer of undergraduate health professionals in the University System of Georgia since 2007—has launched two new nursing programs that will help remedy the projected shortage of nurses statewide.

(Dec 09 2014) University Named to 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges List

(Dec. 10, 2014) — Armstrong State University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges list by Victory Media and will be featured in the Winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs magazine.

(Dec 01 2014) Start Strong, Start Now Registration Event on Dec. 12

(Dec. 2, 2014) — Armstrong State University will host a one-day registration event for students to apply, be admitted and sign up for classes on Friday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Armstrong Center. 

(Oct 27 2014) University Hosting Leadership Lecture Featuring Ken Blanchard October 29

(Oct. 28, 2014) — Armstrong State University will host a special lecture by Ken Blanchard, a renowned author, leadership expert and acclaimed speaker on Wednesday, October 29 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. 

(Nov 26 2014) College of Health Professions Receives Georgia Medical Society Award

(Nov. 26, 2014) — Armstrong State University’s College of Health Professions was awarded the Georgia Medical Society’s Institution/Organization Award at the 14th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards Banquet held on Tuesday, Nov. 18. in Savannah. Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken, Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Health Professions Sandy Streater, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department Head Doug Masini and Health Sciences Department Head Robert LeFavi accepted the award on behalf of Armstrong.

(Nov 18 2014) President Linda M. Bleicken Appointed to AASCU Board of Directors

(Nov. 18, 2014) — Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) during the organization’s annual meeting on Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C. 

(Nov 11 2014) University Ranks 12th on Prestigious Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 List

(Nov. 12, 2014) — Military Times honored Armstrong State University earlier today, ranking the institution 12th among four-year schools on its Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 list. 

(Nov 11 2014) Ethics in the Workplace Community Symposium on Nov. 20

(Nov. 12, 2014) — Armstrong State University and Savannah State University will co-host a special presentation on Thursday, November 20 about ethics and fraud in today’s workplace. 

(Nov 11 2014) Stress-Free Day for Students on Nov. 18

(Nov. 12, 2014) — Armstrong's Department of Recreation and Wellness will host a special event on Tuesday, Nov. 18 to help students de-stress before final exams and to learn healthy ways to cope with stress. 

(Nov 03 2014) Moveable Feast Lecture on Imperialism and National Identity, Nov. 13

(Nov. 4, 2014) — As part of its “Moveable Feast” lecture series, Armstrong State University will host a special lecture entitled “X Marks the Spot: Treasure Maps and National Identity in the Far, Far Away” by Director of Gender and Women’s Studies Jane Rago on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Savannah. 

(Oct 31 2014) Kappa Sigma Shaves to Save!

(Nov. 1, 2014) — Armstrong is a little less hairy these days after Armstrong’s Kappa Sigma fraternity shaved 40 heads for the annual Shave to Save event. The project aims to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to heighten awareness about breast cancer. The Omicron Iota chapter raised a total of $2,500.

(Oct 29 2014) Inaugural Diversity Week begins Nov. 3

(Oct. 29, 2014) — Armstrong State University will host its inaugural Diversity Week beginning Monday, Nov. 3. The weeklong series of events will celebrate diversity at Armstrong and highlight current issues within the local community. All events are free and open to the public.

(Oct 27 2014) Special Screening of "Mending the Line" Documentary, November 10

(Oct. 28, 2014) — In honor of Veterans Day, Armstrong State University and Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah will host a special screening of the documentary <em>Mending the Line </em>on Monday, November 10 at 7 p.m. in the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union.

(Oct 22 2014) University to Celebrate Day of the Dead on November 3

(October 23, 2014) — Armstrong State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the CAMINO, HOLA and HORA programs will host a “Día de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead Celebration in honor of the traditional Mexican holiday dedicated to honoring loved ones who have passed away. 

(Oct 21 2014) University to Host Lecture by Author of Scratch Beginnings on November 5

(October 21, 2014) — Armstrong State University will host a lecture by Adam Shepard, author of <em>Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25 and the Search for the American Dream</em>, on Wednesday, November 5 at noon at the Fine Arts Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. 

(Oct 13 2014) Graduates Honored at Inaugural Armstrong Awards Gala

(October 13, 2014) — Armstrong held its first-ever Alumni Awards Gala during Celebrate Armstrong weekend. More than 250 alumni attended the black-tie optional event.

(Oct 13 2014) U.S. Air Force Concert Band to Perform Live on Oct. 22

(October 13, 2014) — The live concert, featuring The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants, begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free but tickets required.

(Oct 08 2014) Armstrong State University Arboretum Wins Savannah Tree Foundation Award

(October 9, 2014) - The 2014 Lynda Beam Award recognizes Armstrong’s commitment to fostering the awareness of the positive impact of trees through the campus-wide Arboretum. 

(Oct 01 2014) Now Collecting Donations for Third Annual Clothing Closet Event

(October 2, 2014) — The Office of Career Services at Armstrong State University is now collecting gently used, professional clothing, shoes and accessories for the Third Annual Clothing Closet to be held on February 18 and 19, 2015. 

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(Sep 30 2014) Crisis in Ukraine Symposium, October 16 and 17

(October 1, 2014) — Armstrong State University will host a two-day Crisis in Ukraine Symposium, which will take place on Thursday, October 16 at the Ogeechee Theater at Armstrong State University and on Friday, October 17 at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church. 

(Sep 24 2014) Dr. Bleicken Signs Memorandum of Understanding with South University

(September 25, 2014) — Armstrong State University and South University are entering into a partnership designed to help local students pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area. 

(Sep 24 2014) G.I. Jobs Honors University as a Military Friendly School for Fifth Year

(September 25, 2014) — Armstrong State University has been officially named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fifth consecutive year. 

(Sep 22 2014) Professor Honored by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

(September 23, 2014) — Armstrong State University professor of rehabilitation sciences David Lake received the Outstanding Service Award from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) at their annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif. on September 18-20, 2014.

(Sep 17 2014) Bruce Barragan Hired as Executive-in-Residence

(September 18, 2014) — Armstrong State University recently hired healthcare industry veteran Bruce Barragan, LFACHE, as Executive-­in-­Residence for the university’s Masters of Health Services Administration Program.

(Sep 16 2014) University to Celebrate Latino Heritage Week September 19-26

(September 17, 2014) — Armstrong State University will host Latino Heritage Week from Friday, September 19 through Friday, September 26, offering a variety of events that are free and open to the public. 

(Sep 11 2014) Douglas E. Masini Named a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians

(September 12, 2014) — Douglas E. Masini, Ed.D., head of Armstrong State University’s Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department, has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. 

(Sep 03 2014) Memorandum of Understanding Signed With Georgia Military College

(September 4, 2014) — Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Georgia Military College, a junior college located in Milledgeville, Ga., on August 29, making it easier for students to transfer to Armstrong.

(Sep 03 2014) Nursing Student Crowned Miss Collegiate America

(September 4, 2014) — Armstrong State University student Megan Gordon was crowned the 2014 Miss Collegiate America on July 6 in Orlando, Fla. Gordon, who is originally from North Augusta, S.C., is a junior in Armstrong’s nursing program.

(Sep 03 2014) First-Ever Farmer's Market Coming to Campus September 9

“We think it’s important for students to have access to healthy food and information about how to eat healthy and local,” said Megan Feasel, director of Armstrong’s Student Recreation Center. “We invite the public to attend and to support local farmers and vendors.”

(Aug 27 2014) Greek Life and University Staff Participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

(August 28, 2014) — The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken social media by storm, and members of the Armstrong State University community have come together to show their support for ALS and the phenomenon that has garnered 1.9 million new donors and $88.5 million for the ALS Association.

() Ceramics Sculptures and Raku Pottery coming to campus!

Armstrong’s Robert I Strozier Faculty Lecture Series will kick off the 2014-15 academic year with “Ceramics Sculptures and Raku Pottery,” by John Jensen, Armstrong professor of art. 

(Aug 14 2014) Move-In Day! The Class of 2018 Occupies Windward Commons

(August 15, 2014) — Armstrong State University officially opened its residence halls for the fall 2014 semester on Thursday, Aug. 14 as 420 new freshman flooded campus excited to start strong at Armstrong.

(Aug 14 2014) University Representatives Meet with Israeli Consul General

 Members of Armstrong’s Cyber Security Research Institute recently met with Israeli Consul General Opher Aviran to discuss future areas of collaboration between Israel and the University System of Georgia. 

(Aug 07 2014) Cecil "Rock" MacCaskill Hired as University Registrar

(August 8, 2014) – Armstrong State University recently hired Cecil “Rock” McCaskill as the University Registrar. In his new position, McCaskill serves as the university’s academic records officer and is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Office of the Registrar and Veterans Affairs. 

(Aug 04 2014) University Named a Yellow Ribbon School, Tuition Assistance for Military

(August 5, 2014) — Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. 

(Aug 04 2014) Moveable Feast lecture and performance series announced!

(August 5, 2014) — Armstrong State University is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014-2015 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university’s College of Liberal Arts in historic venues throughout Savannah.