(December 9, 2017) – Armstrong State University hosted the 2017 Fall Commencement on Saturday, December 9, 2017, conferring degrees on nearly 600 students in two graduation ceremonies held at the Armstrong Sports Center.
(November 29, 2017) - In an evening ceremony at the Ogeechee Theater, the Rotaract Club of Armstrong State University inducted nine new members during an Installation Ceremony, held on Monday, November 27.
(November 27, 2017) – Military Times has again honored Armstrong State University, ranking the institution 3rd in the nation among four-year schools on its Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. This year marks the fourth consecutive year Armstrong has been included on the prestigious list. In 2016, Armstrong was ranked #4 in the U.S.
In 2015, the Georgia Rotary Student Program funded a one-year scholarship for Sri Lanka native Nipuna Ambanpola to attend Armstrong. Excited, Ambanpola was also nervous about adjusting to his new life on a U.S. college campus.
(November 10, 2017) – The Student Government Association and the Liberty Center Student Council of Armstrong State University request donations of new toys for their annual Toys for Tots campaign. The goal for the university’s 2017 campaign is to collect 500 toys. Donation boxes are located throughout campus.
(November 7, 2017) – Armstrong Veteran Affairs invites the Armstrong and greater Savannah communities to celebrate the heroes that live among us during Vets Week, which runs from Nov. 6-11. This week features informational forums, meet and greets, networking opportunities, filming screenings and more. Vets Week culminates at the grand Veterans Day Parade in downtown Savannah. Event times and locations vary.
(October 25, 2017) – Armstrong State University's Office of International Education and the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy invite the Savannah community to celebrate National French Week by attending a free concert by acclaimed French musician Eric Vincent. As The New York Times observed, "His music is universal." This event is free and open to the public.
(October 18, 2017) – On Saturday, October 14, more than 400 students, faculty and staff gathered in the crisp, morning hours to participate in Treasure Savannah, Armstrong’s biannual day of service in Savannah and Hinesville.
(October 4, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host the 11th Annual University System of Georgia (USG) Procurement Expo Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Expo will be held at the Armstrong Center located at 13040 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA.
(October 9, 2017) – Armstrong State University has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center. The university is only one of 14 institutions in the country to earn this prestigious designation.
(October 6, 2017) – Armstrong State University Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Donna Brooks, Ph.D., is the recipient of a four-year U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program Grant valued at $5.2 million.
(October 5, 2017) – In a midday ceremony at the Armstrong State University Student Union Fountain yesterday, the Student Government Association (SGA) dedicated a memorial plaque in memory of all late Armstrong students, faculty and staff.
(October 2, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy continued healthy growth in the second quarter of 2017 while forecasting moderately slower year-end movement.
(October 4, 2017) - The Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville will host an open house and registration event for the university’s 7-week Fall 2017 Mini-mester, which begins on Oct. 16. This event is free and open to the public.
(September 28, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s College of Liberal Arts will present a reading by acclaimed writer Elise Blackwell. The author of five novels, including Hunger, which was named the "Best Book of 2003” by the Los Angeles Times, Blackwell will read from her latest work of fiction, The Lower Quarter.
(September 22, 2017) – Armstrong State University Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology Felix Hamza-Lup, Ph.D., recently secured an Erasmus Plus Grant, which will fund international exchange opportunities for students and faculty at Armstrong and Georgia Southern University.
Armstrong State University Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology Felix Hamza-Lup, Ph.D., recently secured an Erasmus Plus Grant, which will fund international exchange opportunities for students and faculty at Armstrong and Georgia Southern University.
(Aug. 29, 2017) – Armstrong State University officially broke ground earlier today on the new building that will house the Waters College of Health Professions in Savannah. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal praised the $22 million state-of-the-art facility at a ceremony attended by more than 300 community leaders, political dignitaries, faculty, staff and students.
(August 22, 2017) – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) released a study on the $16.8 billion economic impact of Georgia’s 28 institutions on their host economies in Fiscal Year 2016. During that period, Armstrong State University contributed more than $252 million to the Savannah area, reflecting a $17 million increase from fiscal year 2015 to 2016.
(August 18, 2017) – University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley recently named Armstrong State University Associate Professor of Communications and African-American Studies Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Ph.D., to the College 2025 Initiative working group. The group aims to produce more college graduates from Georgia’s public colleges and universities by 2025.
(August 16, 2017)–Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin, “What is the Cost to Nature to Sustain an Increasing Population?” Dr. Lin will explore the effects of agricultural intensification on U.S. farmland and how restructured government policies can minimize unintended environmental impacts. This event is free and open to the public.
(August 7, 2017) – Earlier today, the Armstrong State University/Georgia Southern University Consolidation Implementation Committee (CIC) met and approved recommendations to benefit students and promote student success. Recommendations included tailoring academic degree programs for students, streamlining administrative processes to be more efficient, and defining the new admission requirements for the new Georgia Southern.
(July 25, 2017) – On July 29, the University Police Departments at Armstrong and Georgia Southern will consolidate in preparation for the universities’ anticipated consolidation in Jan. 2018. Laura McCullough, Georgia Southern’s chief of police and director of the Office of Public Safety, will lead the consolidated University Police Department.
(September 20, 2017) – Armstrong will host a one-day admissions event for new students looking to register for Fall 2017 courses. All application fees will be waived for the event. This event is free and open to the public.
(July 14, 2017) – Armstrong State University Lecturer of Criminal Justice Maxine Bryant, Ph.D., has been selected to speak at the 2017 Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Justice and Resistance in Athens, Ga. on Nov. 11.
(June 30, 2017) – Armstrong State University Director of TRiO Student Support Services Corine Ackerson-Jones has been invited to attend the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C. as the recipient of the 2016-17 Student Leadership Program Adviser Excellence Award.
(June 26, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy returned to healthy growth in the opening quarter of 2017, as the negative effects of Hurricane Matthew dissipated. Employment, airport travel, retail sales and consumer confidence were especially strong during this period, as was record-setting port activity.
(June 21, 2017) – Armstrong State University Cell and Molecular Biology major Chelsea Sawyer has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Savannah Coastal Empire Professional Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).
(June 15, 2017) – In a yearlong initiative, Armstrong State University’s Alumni Office will host four events to celebrate faculty and staff from the university’s four historic eras, which include The Golden Years: 1937-65; Armstrong State College: 1966-96; Armstrong Atlantic State University: 1997-2014; and Armstrong State University: 2015-17.
(June 14, 2017) – U.S. Veterans Magazine has named Armstrong State University as one of the 2017 Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools. The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. Lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses to determine which universities provide learning environments conducive to student veteran success.
(June 9, 2017) – Armstrong has been designated as the first college campus in the country to have a collegiate chapter of the National Latina Organization MANA, which represents the interests of Latina women, youth and families in the areas of education, health and well-being, financial literacy, equal and civil rights and immigration reform.
(June 6, 2017) – The Center for Applied Cyber Education at Armstrong State University will host two sessions of the Air Force Association’s CyberCamp Program for rising 8th through 12th grade students.
(May 25, 2017) – Armstrong State University’s Director of Multicultural Affairs Nashia Whittenburg has been selected to speak at the 2017 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference in Washington D.C. in June.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(April 4, 2017) – A design created by Armstrong Senior Sonia Mednick, an Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design, was chosen as the official logo for the 2019 Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) annual meeting, which will be held in Savannah, Ga.
(April 3, 2017) – In June 1969, the Stonewall riots in Manhattan fueled what was then known as the Gay Liberation Movement, which called for equal rights and treatment for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. As a result of the riots, the month of June was established as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. In honor of this anniversary, Armstrong students in the Gay-Straight Alliance have organized an entire roster of Pride Month events for April.
(March 24, 2017) – In “From Peril to Promise: The Social Responsiveness of American Theater in the 1930s and 40s,” Sears will discuss the playwrights, theater artists and composers of the 1930s and ‘40s. During the discussion, a company of Armstrong’s musical and theatrical performers and directors will explore scenes from the period’s popular dramatic works by Tennessee Williams, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Kaufman and Hart. This event is free and open to the public.
(March 23, 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.
(March 17, 2017) – Celebrated hip-hop feminist bloggers and authors of The Crunk Feminist Collection, Brittney C. Cooper, Ph.D., Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D. and Susana M. Morris, Ph.D. will join Armstrong State for a conversation and book signing. Sponsored by Armstrong’s Gender Studies program, Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is free and open to the public.
(March 17, 2017) – Armstrong will host a free lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner, an assistant professor of history. In “The Madness of Mary Telfair,” Turner will examine how gendered assumptions informed late 19th-century medical and legal understandings of madness and insanity. This event is open to the public.
(March 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University will offer a new study abroad program in Havana, Cuba from July 9-29, 2017. Students will learn about the history, culture and contemporary issues affecting the Communist island nation post-Fidel Castro. The program is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a roster of semester credits.
(March 6, 2017) - Armstrong’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy slowed to a crawl in the closing quarter of 2016, largely due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew. As such, electricity and retail sales, as well as air travel, slipped. However, losses were offset by gains in employment, port activity and hotel room rentals. The area is expected to see healthy growth by mid-year.
(March 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University has been named to the list of the Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Schools by Victory Media, the publisher of Military Spouse, G.I. Jobs and STEM Jobs, for a second year in a row. The annual list recognizes higher education institutions that actively recruit and support spouses of active duty service members while acknowledging and supporting military spouse students through the unique challenges of military life.
(March 7, 2017) On Saturday, March 4, more than 400 students, faculty and staff gathered on the steps of Student Union in the chill of the early morning for Treasure Savannah, Armstrong’s biannual day of community service in Savannah and Hinesville.
(March 2, 2017) – Georg Maas, Ph.D., Dean of Philosophy and Professor of Music at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany, recently visited Armstrong State University to observe university classes, meet with campus officials and tour the city of Savannah.
(March 1, 2017) – The College of Liberal Arts will present a poetry reading at Foxy Loxy Cafe by acclaimed author Emily Rosko, who will read from her latest poetry collection, Prop Rockery. The event is free and open to the public.
(Feb. 28, 2017) – Armstrong State University recognized individuals for their contributions to Armstrong and the community, as well as in advancing the university’s African-American student population, at the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner on Feb. 23. A highlight of Black Heritage Month, the Awards Dinner also paid special tribute to Armstrong’s 1960s alumni.
(February 23, 2017) – Armstrong State University Director of International Education Dorothée Mertz-Weigel, Ph.D., was recently knighted by the French Ministry of Education in a ceremony held at Armstrong.
(February 22, 2017) – In a lecture titled “Creating the Perfect Place to Sleep,” Masini will give an overview of the most common disorders, dyssomnias and discuss the controllable aspects of sleep hygiene. This event is free and open to the public.
(February 21, 2017) – In “Presenting the Civil War: Women, Medicine and Hollywood on ‘Mercy Street’,” the two will discuss PBS Civil War drama, “Mercy Street,” produced by Ridley Scott. This event is free and open to the public.
(February 17, 2017) – Complete an application, be admitted and sign up for the upcoming minimester all on the same day. All application fees will be waived for this event. Click through for additional details.
(February 14, 2017) – The Marketing and Communications Department at Armstrong State University recently won the Grand Award in the TV Commercial/Public Service Announcement division at the 2017 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Southeast District III Conference, held in Nashville, Tenn. The CASE District III Awards Program recognizes the very best in marketing and advancement across the Southeast.
(February 9, 2017) – In partnership with Atlanta-based nonprofit Quality Care for Children, Armstrong State University recently launched a program, which provides financial assistance for quality child care to parents who are pursuing a four-year college degree.
(February 7, 2017) – Armstrong State University’s French Club will host the 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18 at the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, located at 11935 Abercorn St. The festival will screen five French-language movies with subtitles covering a wide range of themes and issues. All screenings are free and open to the public.
(February 13, 2017) – Kick start your career in information technology, business economics, health science or another exciting field with this one-day registration event for new students. Complete an application, be admitted and sign up for the upcoming minimester all on the same day. All application fees will be waived for this event. Click through for additional details.
(February 7, 2017) – This year’s celebration will feature a wide range of events, from timely lectures to a film festival and an Afro-Caribbean cuisine cooking competition. All events are free and open to the public.
(February 1, 2017) – Armstrong State University recently ranked #20 on Online College Plan’s Top 20 Best Four-Year Colleges for Veterans list. Online College Plan compiled the list by utilizing data and research from multiple sources, such as National Center for Education Statistics, Military Times and Military.com.
(January 23, 2017) – Dr. Delana Gajdosik-Nivens has been promoted to the position of dean of the College of Science and Technology at Armstrong State University and began her new role Jan. 1, 2017. Gajdosik-Nivens served as the interim dean of the College of Science and Technology since June 2016.
(January 18, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Comparative Literature Assistant Professor Hapsatou Wane and History Associate Professor Allison Scardino Belzer. In a lecture titled “Women in Conflict: Constructing Identity in the Twentieth Century During Dictatorship and War,” they will draw from distinct historical moments and settings to explore how women writers respond to political and military conflict.
(January 17, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture “Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Review of Existing and Potential Therapeutic Applications in Oncology" by Radiation Therapy Program Coordinator Pam Cartright. This event is free and open to the public.
(January 18, 2017) – On January 12, Armstrong State University hosted a ribbon cutting for the new Student Success Center, which is located on the main campus between the Pirate Athletic Center and Alumni Arena.
(January 11, 2017) – Earlier today, the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approved a plan to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. Read President Bleicken's email to the Armstrong community.
(January 10, 2016) – In a report published today, U.S.News & World Report ranks Armstrong State University #41 on the 2017 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs list. Armstrong is the only institution in Georgia to be included in the national rankings.
(January 6, 2017) – The University System of Georgia announced today that Chancellor Steve Wrigley will recommend the consolidation of Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University for consideration at the Board of Regents’ January 11 meeting.
(January 5, 2017) – Armstrong State University was recently named a Gold-Level Military Friendly School Award recipient in the small public school category for 2017 by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse. This is the eighth year in a row Armstrong has been recognized as a Military Friendly Institution.
(January 3, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah metro economy maintained its course of healthy growth through the third quarter of 2016. All current economic indicators increased from the second to third quarter, with the exception of retail trade. However, the forecasting index for the region declined during the quarter, signaling a potential slowdown on the horizon.