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(May 25 2017) Armstrong’s Director of Multicultural Affairs to Speak on Student Success at National Conference

(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.

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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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(Feb 28 2017) Armstrong Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni Honored at 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner

(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.

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(Feb 07 2017) Armstrong Celebrates Black Heritage Month

(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.

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(Dec 13 2016) Armstrong Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Consul General of Mexico to Provide Scholarships

(December 13, 2016) – On Friday, Dec. 9, Consul General of Mexico Javier Díaz de Leó visited Armstrong State University to sign a memorandum of understanding with Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken. The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong program is a recipient of the Mexican Consulate’s 2016-2017 IME-Becas Scholarship Program, which benefits Mexican and Mexican-American students.

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(Jan 27 2016) Armstrong Celebrates Black Heritage Month

Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” This is a sentiment Armstrong will honor as we celebrate Black Heritage Month throughout February.

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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.

 
(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.

 
(Oct 22 2014) University to Celebrate Day of the Dead on November 3

(October 23, 2014) — Armstrong State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the CAMINO, HOLA and HORA programs will host a “Día de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead Celebration in honor of the traditional Mexican holiday dedicated to honoring loved ones who have passed away.