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News Archives for 2015

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(Dec 18 2015) University Receives $100,000 Donation to Establish Emergency Food Resource Fund

(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.

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(Dec 17 2015) Education Trust Names Armstrong a Top Performing School for Underrepresented Minorities

(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.

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(Dec 16 2015) Hip-Hop Fellow: Armstrong English Professor Heads to Harvard

(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.

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(Dec 14 2015) Congratulations, Graduates! Armstrong Salutes Class of 2015 at Fall Commencement

(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.

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(Dec 11 2015) New Armstrong Liberty Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held in Hinesville, Ga.

(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.

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(Dec 07 2015) Cyber Excellence: Armstrong Earns Elite National Designation

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. 

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(Dec 04 2015) Armstrong Announces Local Partners for 2016 Small Business Consulting Course

(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. 

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(Nov 30 2015) College of Education Students Volunteer to Help Prisoners Get Job-Ready

(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. 

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(Nov 19 2015) FINISHING STRONG: 2015 Graduate Paul Sidney

“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.”

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(Nov 09 2015) Armstrong Ranked #7 in Nation by Military Times

(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.

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(Jul 15 2015) Armstrong Hosts Inaugural Summer Communication Camp for Kids

(July 15, 2015) – Armstrong hosts inaugural summer communication for kids at the RiteCare Center.

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(Oct 27 2015) Pete Hoffman Promoted to Director of Governmental Relations and Community Engagement

(October 27, 2015) – Pete Hoffman has been promoted to Director of Governmental Relations and Community Engagement at Armstrong State University.  

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(Oct 23 2015) Celebrate Armstrong Festival Kicks Off with a Bang

(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.

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(Aug 26 2015) Armstrong Professor Selected as Governor’s Teaching Fellow

(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.

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(Aug 19 2015) University Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Student Support Services

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. 

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(Aug 15 2015) University Signs MOU With China’s Yichun University

(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.

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(Aug 12 2015) University Welcomes American Council on Education Fellow

(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.

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(Aug 11 2015) University to Introduce Online B.A. in French in Fall 2015

(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.

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(Aug 07 2015) Armstrong Lecturer Helps Fight Violent Crime in Savannah

(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.

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(Aug 04 2015) Cyber Forensic Division Honored at Southern Legislative Conference

(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.

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(Apr 10 2015) Farmer's Market Coming April 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. 

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(May 15 2015) Savannah Bar Association Honors Associate Professor Becky K. da Cruz

(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.

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(Jul 17 2015) Armstrong To Host Free Start Strong, Start Now Registration Event on August 3!

(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. 

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(Jul 13 2015) Professors and Students Travel to the Czech Republic

(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. 

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(Jul 01 2015) Robert T. Smith Hired As Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

(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. 

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(Jun 29 2015) Two Psychology Faculty Members Win Internal Grants

(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.

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(Jun 20 2015) Nandi Marshall Appointed to American Public Health Association Science

(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.

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(Aug 01 2015) Professors & Director Serve as International Evaluators in the Czech Republic

(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.

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(Jun 16 2015) Alumni Open House/ Annual Meeting Recap

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.

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(Jun 12 2015) Grad Earns Coastal Museums Assoc. Individual of Excellence Award

(June 13, 2015) - The Coastal Museums Association (CMA) recently presented Armstrong graduate, Lacy Brooks, with the 2015 Coastal Museums Association Individual of Excellence Award. 

 
(Jun 12 2015) Notable Alumni Alfred Owens Passes

The Armstrong Alumni Association mourns the passing of Notable Alumnus Alfred Owens '81, who passed on Wednesday, June 3rd at Hospice Savannah.

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(Jun 10 2015) Two Professors Selected as 2015 Governor’s Teaching Fellows

(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.

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(Jun 09 2015) University Receives $1.1 Million Grant for Student Support Services

(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 26 2015) Open house for all former students on Friday June 5!

(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 18 2015) Armstrong Alum Named Odom Elementary School Teacher of the Year

(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 15 2015) Nu Zeta Chapter Donates More Than 2,000 Books to Hodge Elementary

(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 05 2015) University to Host Spring Commencement on May 9

(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.

 
(Apr 27 2015) University to Host Stress-Free Day for Students on April 28

(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. 

 
(Apr 27 2015) New Scholarship Fund to Support Area Military Spouses

(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.

 
(Apr 27 2015) Faculty and Staff Honored at 2015 Leadership Awards Ceremony

(April 28, 2015) — Armstrong honored faculty and staff members at the 2015 Leadership Awards ceremony on April 23.

 
(Apr 17 2015) Inaugural Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture Featuring Acclaimed Musician and Enviornmentalist

(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.

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(Apr 14 2015) 2015 Engineering Design Challenge on April 25

(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. 

 
(Apr 07 2015) University to Host Blackfish and Plastic Paradise Film Screenings on April 22

(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. 

 
(Apr 06 2015) Graduate Student Earns First Place Honors in FastPitch Competition

(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. 

 
(Apr 03 2015) In-State Tuition for Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama Residents Starting in Fall 2015

(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. 

 
(Mar 31 2015) Chief of Police Honored at Federal 100 Awards Gala in Washington D.C.

(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. 

 
(Mar 19 2015) Student Honored with Georgia Legislative Academic Recognition Day Award

(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. 

 
(Mar 18 2015) Savannah Graduates will be hosting FAFSA workshops!

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.

 
(Mar 09 2015) Schedule Announced for Savannah Asian Cultural Festival on March 27-28

(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.

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(Mar 05 2015) Yolinda German Hired as Bursar

(March 5, 2015) — Armstrong State University recently hired Yolinda German as Bursar for the division of Business and Finance.

 
(Mar 02 2015) University to Host Treasure Savannah on Saturday, March 7

(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 25 2015) University Celebrates Women's Empowerment Month

(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 25 2015) Armstrong Wins CASE Grand Award for Best Branding/Identity Campaign

(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 18 2015) University hires Joanne Landers as Director of Admissions

(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 18 2015) Science on Tap Event Focusing on The Science of Consequences on March 3

(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 17 2015) Lecture by Acclaimed Ecologist and Vertical Gardening Guru on Mar. 3

(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 09 2015) University to Host Pirate Preview Open House on Saturday Feb. 21

(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 04 2015) Free Lecture and Writing Workshop by Acclaimed Chilean Author

(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. 

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(Feb 03 2015) Georgia Power Donates $20,000 to Support STEM Initiatives

(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 02 2015) Annual Savannah Asian Cultural Festival Comes to Armstrong March 27-28

(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 04 2015) C-SPAN Bus to Visit Campus on Feb. 13

(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 28 2015) University to Celebrate Black History Month In February

(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 21 2015) French Club To Host 7th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 12-14

(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) University Launches New Monthly Science on Tap Series on Feb. 12

(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 16 2015) SAAC Creates PSA to Raise Awareness, Speak Out Against Sexual Assault

(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 12 2015) Christopher Corrigan Hired as Vice President of Business and Finance

(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 09 2015) University and Liberty College & Career Academy Announce New Partnership

(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.