(September 18, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a symposium on North and South Korea on Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 21, with lectures on human rights, nuclear issues and the Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. alliance, and cultural events. The symposium will take place on Armstrong’s main campus at 11935 Abercorn St. All events are free and open to the public.
(September, 18, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Paul Dunn, an assistant professor of biology. The lecture, "Change Can Kill: What Barnacles Can Teach Us About Dying Young," will explore the mystery of why so many living organisms die young, despite the clear disadvantage of doing so,using barnacles as model organisms. This event is free and open to the public.
(August 31, 2017) – Armstrong State University has announced its final Hall of Fame class in institutional history. The Armstrong State Athletic Hall of Fame committee considered nearly a hundred nominations from the beginning of the Pirate athletic program to the very last season of competition in 2016-17 and has selected 40 inductees and five service citation award winners to represent the final class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
(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.
(July 13, 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 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.