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(Nov 01 2017) Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Allison Scardino Belzer on Nov. 10

(November 1, 2017) – In "Women in Uniform One Hundred Years Later: Rethinking World War One in Italy," Belzer chronicles the monumental transition of Italian women from hidden members of society to public representatives of Italian patriotism. This event is free and open to the public.

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(Oct 02 2017) Armstrong Economic Monitor Reports Steady Economic Growth in 2nd Quarter 2017

(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.

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(Sep 28 2017) Armstrong to Present Visiting Writers Series Event Featuring Elise Blackwell on Oct. 5

(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

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(Aug 18 2017) Armstrong Professor Named to University System of Georgia College 2025 Initiative Working Group

(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.

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(Aug 16 2017) Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin on Sept. 1

(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.

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(Jun 26 2017) Economic Monitor Reports Savannah Economic Growth in 1st Quarter 2017

(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.

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(Apr 19 2017) Making Connections: Small Business Class Opens Big Doors

(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.

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(Apr 10 2017) Military Times Ranks Armstrong’s Cybersecurity Program # 9 in the Nation

(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.

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(Apr 04 2017) Armstrong Art Senior Creates Winning Logo Design for 2019 Conference

(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. 

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(Mar 24 2017) Moveable Feast Series Presentation Featuring Pamela Sears on April 6

(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.

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(Mar 17 2017) Armstrong to Host Celebrated Crunk Feminist Collection Authors on March 30

(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.

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(Mar 17 2017) Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner on March 24

(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.

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(Mar 01 2017) Armstrong to Present Visiting Writers Series Event Featuring Emily Rosko on March 2

(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.

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(Feb 23 2017) Armstrong Director of International Education Knighted by French Ministry of Education

(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.

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(Feb 21 2017) Armstrong To Host Discussion with “Mercy Street” Actor William Mark McCullough and Dr. Felicity Turner on Feb. 23

(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.

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(Jan 18 2017) Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture on Jan. 26

(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.

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(Jan 10 2017) Armstrong State University Ranks #41 on U.S. News & World Report for 2017 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs

(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.

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(Nov 11 2016) Armstrong Students Advance to the Semifinals in South Atlantic Moot Court Tournament

(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University students Roxy Simons and Marisol Estrada, both seniors and political science majors, were semifinalists in the 2017 South Atlantic Regional Moot Court tournament, held at the University of Central Florida. Simons and Estrada took the first seed after winning the quarterfinal round against a team from the University of Georgia.

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(Nov 11 2016) Armstrong Professor Receives 2017 Georgia Art Education Association Distinguished Service Award

(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University Art, Music and Theatre Department Head Tom L. Cato, Ed.D., received the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) Distinguished Service within the Profession Award. This award recognizes an outstanding GAEA member for exemplary contributions, service and achievement at the state level. The award was presented at the annual convention in Gainesville, Ga., on October 15.

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(Oct 24 2016) Armstrong State University’s Economic Monitor Reports 2nd Quarter Growth, Forecasts Slowdown

(October 24, 2016) - Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy continued its growth phase during the second quarter of 2016, but some turbulence lies ahead.

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(Oct 19 2016) Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture Featuring Dr. Lara Wessel and Dr. Nicholas Mangee on Oct. 27

Armstrong will host a free lecture by Political Science Professor Lara Wessel and Economics Professor Nicholas Mangee, who will grapple with the nuances of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s political and economic policies. This event is free and open to the public.

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(Aug 03 2016) Armstrong State University Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Ogeechee Technical College

(August 3, 2016) – Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Ogeechee Technical College, located in Statesboro, Ga., on August 2, bridging the institution’s programs in Criminal Justice and Information Technology through a rigorous collection of major field courses.

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(Jun 28 2016) Armstrong English Professor Selected to Attend the Ernest J. Gaines Summer Scholar Institute

(June 28, 2016) – Dr. Carol Andrews, associate professor of English at Armstrong State University, was recently selected to attend the Ernest J. Gaines Center's 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from May 30 through June 24, 2016.

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(Jun 09 2016) Armstrong Professor Teresa Winterhalter Invited to Attend Japan Diplomatic Seminar

(June 9, 2016) – Armstrong English professor and Liberal Arts Associate Dean Teresa Winterhalter has been selected to participate in a two-week Japan Diplomatic Seminar in July as part of a grant sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.

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(Jun 07 2016) Armstrong Signs Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence

(June 7, 2016) – Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence located at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., on June 2 to share resources and help develop a cyber-trained workforce through education, innovation research and outreach.

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(May 12 2016) Armstrong Professor Selected as National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar

(May 12, 2016) – Armstrong Professor Dr. Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar to participate in a residency centered on veteran discourse hosted at Virginia Tech. 

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(Mar 08 2016) Hopkins to Deliver A Moveable Feast Lecture at Massey School

(March 8, 2016) Armstrong will host A Moveable Feast faculty lecture featuring history professor Dr. June Hopkins on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at The Massey School Classroom, located at 207 East Gordon Street.

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(Feb 22 2016) Dr. Nalanda Roy Appointed to Greater Savannah International Alliance

(February 11, 2016) – The Savannah City Council recently appointed Armstrong State University Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations Dr. Nalanda Roy to the Greater Savannah International Alliance (GSIA) for a three-year term. As a board member, Roy will contribute her knowledge of foreign relations, encourage citywide participation in GSIA activities, direct initiatives and seek out viable opportunities to expand Savannah’s global reach.

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(Feb 17 2016) Armstrong Students and Professor Honored in Academy of Economics and Finance Research Competition

(February 17, 2016) – Armstrong State University Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Economics Michael Toma and Economics students Thomas Kavoori and Sebastian Hernandez took top honors at the 53rd Annual Academy of Economics and Finance Conference in Pensacola Beach, Fla., Feb. 10-13.

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(Jan 11 2016) Bryant Named Project Manager for City of Savannah’s New Gun Violence Reduction Initiative

(January 11, 2016) – Maxine Bryant, Ph.D., a lecturer in Armstrong State University’s Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science, was recently named the project manager for the city of Savannah’s new gun violence reduction initiative, End Gun Violence: Step Forward.

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(Jan 11 2016) Curtis Promoted to Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

(January 11, 2016) – Dr. Christopher Curtis has been appointed to the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Armstrong State University and will begin his new role July 1, 2016. Curtis is currently the Head of the Department of History at Armstrong.

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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) Full Steam Ahead: Armstrong Merges Fashion and Technology in an Innovative New Program

(December 14, 2015) - Trending on the global wave of sustainable fashion, Armstrong’s FashTECH Project merges media with technology and inspires local high school students.

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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 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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(Mar 27 2015) Joe Buck Named as Savannah Graduates Executive Champion

(March 28, 2015) — Savannah Graduates, a new community-wide initiative focused on creating a more educated workforce in Chatham County, has named Joe Buck as the organization’s executive champion.