(December 18, 2015) – A local family, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently donated $100,000 to establish the Armstrong Emergency Food Resource Fund at Armstrong State University. The family, which includes a faculty member and two generations of university alumni, is committed to support efforts to thwart the national trend of food insecurity among college students.
(December 17, 2015) – The Education Trust, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that shapes and influences national and state policy with a focus on reducing achievement gaps, recently named Armstrong State University a top performing school for underrepresented minority students.
(December 16, 2015) - Dr. Regina Bradley to serve as the Spring 2016 Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow for the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.
(December 14, 2015) - Armstrong proudly hosted Fall Commencement on Saturday, December 12, conferring degrees on more than 630 students in two graduation ceremonies held at Armstrong’s Alumni Arena.
(December 11, 2015) - Armstrong State University and the City of Hinesville hosted a ribbon cutting for the new Armstrong Liberty Center, located in Hinesville, Ga., on Dec. 10. The 21,000-square-foot facility, which will open to students in January, is more than double the size of the previous Liberty Center.
The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently recognized Armstrong State University as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. This elite national designation, awarded through the 2021 academic year, underscores the university’s growing commitment to cybersecurity education and research.
(December 2, 2015) – Armstrong State University Assistant Professor of Economics and Director of the Small Business Institute, Dennis Barber, recently secured agreements with five local companies to participate in Armstrong’s spring 2016 Small Business Consulting course.
(November 30, 2015) - Dr. Patricia Holt, a professor in Armstrong’s Master of Education in Adult Education program, recently escorted five graduate students to the Estill Federal Corrections Institute in Estill, S.C.
“Education isn’t just a job,” says Paul Sidney, who will walk across the stage at commencement on Dec. 12, after completing his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. “It’s a calling.”
(November 9, 2015) - Military Times honored Armstrong State University this week, ranking the institution 7th among four-year schools on its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016" list.
(July 15, 2015) – Armstrong hosts inaugural summer communication for kids at the RiteCare Center.
(October 27, 2015) – Pete Hoffman has been promoted to Director of Governmental Relations and Community Engagement at Armstrong State University.
(October 23, 2015) The annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend kicked off on Thursday, October 21 with a lively festival on Burnett Lawn. Students, faculty and staff enjoyed sunny weather, tasty food, live music and interactive games.
(September 26, 2015) – Armstrong State University International Relations and Comparative Politics Professor Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz was recently selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the Academic Year Symposia 2015-2016.
U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter recently announced that Armstrong State University has been awarded a $1.1 million TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
(Aug. 15, 2015) – Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Yichun University, located in Yichun City, China, on August 12, making it easier for faculty and students from both institutions to exchange teaching and learning opportunities.
(Aug. 12, 2015) — Dr. Susan Peters, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Francis Marion University, recently joined Armstrong for her one-year American Council on Education Emerging Leader Fellowship.
(Aug. 11, 2015) — Armstrong State University will offer a fully online B.A. in French, as well as a French minor, starting in the Fall 2015 semester. The program is available through eMajor, a consortium of University System of Georgia schools that partner with one another to deliver high-quality, online bachelor’s degree programs.
(Aug. 7, 2015) — Dr. Maxine Bryant, a lecturer in Armstrong’s Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science, recently traveled to New York with 20 Savannah community and criminal justice partners to meet with the founder of Operation Ceasefire, criminologist David M. Kennedy.
(Aug. 4, 2015) — Armstrong State University’s Cyber Forensic Division Program was recently awarded the 2015 State Transformation In Action Recognition (STAR) Award by a panel of policy experts at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). The event was held in Savannah from July 18 to July 22.
(April 11, 2015) — Armstrong State University will host a Farmer’s Market in front of the Student Union on Wednesday, April 22. This Earth Day event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Armstrong’s Recreation and Wellness Department and the university’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.
(May 16, 2015) – Armstrong State University Associate Professor Dr. Becky K. da Cruz was honored with the Liberty Bell Award during the Savannah Bar Association’s Law Day Luncheon and Annual Meeting held May 14 at the Savannah Golf Club.
(July 18, 2015) — Armstrong State University will host a one-day registration event for new students to apply, be admitted and sign up for fall classes on Monday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Armstrong Center.
(July 14, 2015) – Dr. Patrick Thomas and Kathleen Fabrikant, both associate professors of education at Armstrong State University, recently led a group of education majors in a study abroad program at the University of South Bohemia (USB) in the Czech Republic.
(July 1, 2015) Armstrong State University recently hired Dr. Robert T. Smith, a veteran academic administrator, as provost and vice president for academic affairs. In his new position, Smith oversees all academic divisions, faculty, instruction and research affairs at Armstrong.
(Jun 29, 2015) Wendy Wolfe won a Research and Scholarship grant for her project entitled: A comparison of cognitive restructuring and gratitude-based interventions in changing body dissatisfaction and eating behaviors. Sherry Serdikoff won a Teaching and Learning grant for her project entitled: Learning through Assessment: Enhancing Student Learning with Retrieval Practice Using the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique.
(June 20, 2015) — Dr. Nandi A. Marshall, assistant professor of health sciences at Armstrong State University, has been appointed to the American Public Health Association (APHA) Science Board.
(June 18, 2015) — Armstrong professors of criminal justice, social and political science José de Arimatéia da Cruz and Becky da Cruz and Director of International Education Jim Anderson recently served as international evaluators at the National Science Exposition sponsored by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
A lively crowd gathered at the Alumni Center Open House on June 5. Later that evening, at the Alumni Association's Annual Meeting in Jenkins Theater, five new Board members were approved and the new slate of officers was confirmed. A new tradition was also launched with the presentation of the first-ever Alumni Volunteer Awards.
(June 13, 2015) - The Coastal Museums Association (CMA) recently presented Armstrong graduate, Lacy Brooks, with the 2015 Coastal Museums Association Individual of Excellence Award.
The Armstrong Alumni Association mourns the passing of Notable Alumnus Alfred Owens '81, who passed on Wednesday, June 3rd at Hospice Savannah.
(June 11, 2015) — Armstrong State University Assistant Professor of Childhood and Exceptional Student Education Anne Katz and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Tricia M. Brown were recently selected as 2015 Governor’s Teaching Fellows for the Summer Symposium program at the University of Georgia.
(August 19, 2015) – U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter recently announced that Armstrong State University has been awarded a $1.1 million TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
(May 27, 2015) — The Armstrong Alumni Center will host an open house party for all former Armstrong students from on Friday, June 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Burnett Hall. The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. in Jenkins Theater on the same evening.
(May 19, 2015) — Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal recently presented Armstrong College of Education graduate Christy Efaw with Odum Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year Award.
(May 16, 2015) — The Nu Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, part of the College of Education at Armstrong State University, recently handed out more than 2,000 books to Sarah Mills Hodge Elementary School students in Savannah in connection with Literacy Alive!
(May 6, 2015) – Armstrong State University will graduate more than 770 students on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the university’s Spring Commencement at the Savannah Civic Center, located in downtown Savannah at 301 E. Oglethorpe St.
(April 28, 2015) — Armstrong State University’s Department of Recreation and Wellness will host a special event to help students de-stress before final exams and to learn healthy ways to cope with stress.
(April 28, 2015) — Earlier today, representatives from The Landings Military Family Relief Fund, Armstrong State University and Savannah Technical College signed a gift agreement for a new scholarship fund designed to support local military spouses and to enable them to complete college.
(April 28, 2015) — Armstrong honored faculty and staff members at the 2015 Leadership Awards ceremony on April 23.
(April 20, 2015) — On May 1, award-winning pianist, author and conservationist Chuck Leavell will deliver the first of a series of lectures focusing on the importance of environmental stewardship.
(April 14, 2015) — Armstrong State University’s Engineering Studies Program will host the 2015 Engineering Design Challenge, which will showcase the ingenuity and creativity of students from Johnson High School, Beach High School, Savannah High School, Savannah Early College, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Richmond Hill High School, Savannah Arts Academy and Jenkins High School.
(April 8, 2015) — Armstrong State University’s Makin’ Maroon Green will host a special film screening of the acclaimed documentary Blackfish, in honor of Earth Day 2015 on Wednesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union's Ogeechee Theatre.
(April 7, 2015) — Andy Cabistan, an ambitious Professional Communication and Leadership graduate student at Armstrong, recently scored a first place win in the student entrepreneur category in the 2015 FastPitch competition, which identifies him as a promising force in Savannah’s professional community.
(April 4, 2015) — Armstrong State University will offer in-state tuition to residents of Florida, South Carolina and Alabama, starting in the fall semester of 2015. The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents recently voted to offer in-state tuition at 10 public universities, including Armstrong.
(April 1, 2015) — Armstrong State University’s Chief of Police Wayne Willcox was honored with a Federal 100 Award at the 26th Annual Federal 100 Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. on March 26.
(March 20, 2015) — Armstrong State University senior Blair Weaver was honored with the Georgia Legislative Academic Recognition Day Award during the University System of Georgia’s board meeting in Atlanta on March 18.
Savannah Graduates, a new community-wide initiative focused on creating a more educated workforce in Chatham County, is offering free workshops to assist community members in completing the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
(March 10, 2015) — Armstrong State University and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs have officially announced the entertainment schedule for the 2015 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, one of the South’s largest Asian celebrations, on March 27 and 28.
(March 5, 2015) — Armstrong State University recently hired Yolinda German as Bursar for the division of Business and Finance.
(March 3, 2015) — Registration for Treasure Savannah Spring 2015 is underway! This semester's event will take place on Saturday, March 7 and will gather Armstrong students, faculty, staff and members of the community to volunteer in service opportunities throughout the city.
(Feb. 26, 2015) — Armstrong State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Gender Studies program is pleased to announce the schedule for the annual Women’s Empowerment Month celebration, featuring a series of lectures, panel discussions, presentations and special events throughout March.
(Feb. 26, 2015) — Armstrong State University recently won the Grand Award for Best Branding/Identity Campaign, in recognition of the university’s Start Strong campaign, at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Southeast District III Conference in Orlando, Fla. Armstrong graphic designer Michael Lowe accepted the award on behalf of the university at a special awards banquet on February 17.
(Feb. 20, 2015) — Armstrong State University recently hired Joanne Landers as the new director of admissions. She brings more than 14 years of experience in enrollment and recruitment management at a range of institutions of higher education to her new position and is responsible for the strategy, execution and management of the university’s admissions and recruitment process.
(Feb. 20, 2015) — Armstrong State University will host the second monthly Science on Tap event featuring Dr. Susan Schneider, adjunct professor and visiting scholar of psychology at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. on Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m. at Coastal Empire Trading Co., 215 W. Liberty St.
(Feb. 18, 2015) — Dickson Despommier, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University, will deliver a lecture about urban agriculture and vertical farming, an innovative technology designed to move agricultural production within densely-populated cities on Tuesday, March 3 at the Armstrong Center Auditorium.
(Feb. 10, 2015) — Armstrong State University will host an open house event for prospective students and their parents. Guests will have the opportunity to meet professors, talk with current students, tour campus, see first-year housing, learn about financial aid, and participate in specially designed sessions.
(Feb. 5, 2015) — Armstrong's Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy, along with the Gender studies program, will host the award-winning Chilean author Pía Barros in the Student Union's Ogeechee Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
(Feb. 4, 2015) — Cathy Hill, vice president of Georgia Power’s Coastal Region, recently presented Armstrong State University president Dr. Linda M. Bleicken with a check for $20,000 from the Georgia Power Foundation to benefit the university’s College of Science and Technology and ongoing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives.
(Feb. 3, 2015) — Armstrong State University and the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs will present the 2015 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival, one of the South’s largest Asian celebrations, on March 27 and 28.
(Feb. 5, 2015) — The C-SPAN bus will visit Armstrong State University on Friday, Feb. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the opportunity to learn about public affairs, current events and C-SPAN programming.
(Jan. 29, 2014) — Armstrong State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is pleased to announce the schedule for the annual Black History Month celebration, featuring a series of lectures, panel discussions, performances and more.
(Jan. 22, 2014) — Armstrong’s French Club will host the 7th Annual Francophone Film Festival February 12-14 at the Ogeechee Theater, located in the Student Union at Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.
(Jan. 21, 2015) — Armstrong State University’s College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap, a new monthly event that is free and open to the public, on Feb. 12 at Savannah Coffee Roasters, located at 215 W. Liberty St.
(Jan. 17, 2015) — Without a doubt, one of the hot topics surrounding social media, and athletics in general, has been sexual assault. Armstrong State University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president and volleyball player Kayla Berns saw an opportunity to lend the voices of her fellow committee members to speak out on the issue and help raise awareness for a very difficult subject matter.
(Jan. 13, 2015) — Armstrong State University recently hired Christopher Corrigan as the institution’s new vice president for business and finance. As a 30-year senior-level financial and operations professional, Corrigan brings a wide range of experience to Armstrong’s expanding initiatives.
(Jan. 10, 2015) — Armstrong State University and the Liberty College and Career Academy in Hinesville, Ga. announced a special partnership on Thursday, Jan. 9 that will enable Liberty County high school students to get college credit for the Engineering Pathway program and the Teaching as a Profession Pathway program.