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(Dec 09 2017) Armstrong Hosts 2017 Fall Commencement, Honoring Nearly 600 Graduates

(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.

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(Nov 29 2017) President Frum and Regent Don Waters Help the Rotaract Club Induct New Members

(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.

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(Nov 27 2017) Armstrong Ranked #3 in Nation in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 List of Four-Year Universities

(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.

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(Nov 17 2017) Leadership with a Global Perspective: Sri Lankan Student Finds Opportunities at Armstrong

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.

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(Nov 10 2017) SGA and Liberty Center Student Council Seek Donations for Toys for Tots

(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.

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(Nov 07 2017) Vets Week is Nov 6-11

(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.

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(Oct 25 2017) Armstrong to Host Free Concert by French Singer Eric Vincent on November 3

(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.

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(Oct 18 2017) Treasure Savannah: The Power of Helping Others

(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.

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(Oct 10 2017) Eleventh Annual USG Procurement Expo will be October 24, 2017 in Savannah

(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.

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(Oct 09 2017) Armstrong Earns Prestigious Designation as National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence

(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. 

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(Oct 06 2017) $5.2 Million Federal Grant to Provide Scholarships to Underserved Students in Waters College of Health Professions

(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.

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(Oct 05 2017) Student Government Association Dedicates Campus Memorial to Late Students, Faculty and Staff

(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.

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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) Liberty Center in Hinesville to Host Rescheduled Open House and Fall Mini-mester Registration

(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. 

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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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(Sep 28 2017) Armstrong Selected for Erasmus Grant to Support International Exchange Opportunities

(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.

 
(Sep 27 2017) Armstrong State University Selected for Erasmus Grant to Support International Exchange Opportunities

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.

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(Aug 29 2017) New Waters College of Health Professions Facility Breaks Ground

(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.

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(Aug 22 2017) University System of Georgia 2016 Economic Impact Study Released, Armstrong State Contributed $252 million to Area

(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.

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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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(Aug 07 2017) Consolidation Implementation Committee approves recommendations to promote student success

(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.

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(Jul 25 2017) University Police Departments at Armstrong and Georgia Southern to Consolidate on July 29

(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.

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(Sep 20 2017) Armstrong to Host Start Strong, Start Now Admissions Event on Sept. 26

(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. 

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(Jul 14 2017) Maxine Bryant to Speak at Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

(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. 

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(Jun 30 2017) Director of TRiO Student Support Services invited to attend the National Mentoring Summit

(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.

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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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(Jun 21 2017) Armstrong Student Selected for National Society of Black Engineers Scholarship

(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). 

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(Jun 15 2017) Armstrong Alumni To Honor Faculty and Staff From Eight Decades

(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.

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(Jun 14 2017) U.S. Veterans Magazine Names Armstrong 2017 Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools

(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.

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(Jun 09 2017) National Latina Organization Selects Armstrong as First College Chapter in U.S.

(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.

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(Jun 06 2017) Center for Applied Cyber Education to Host Air Force Association’s CyberCamp Summer Program

(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.

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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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(May 22 2017) Engineering Studies Professor Selected as Faculty Fellow for NASA Research Program

(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.

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(May 18 2017) Turtles Go Wild: TERPS Students Release Diamondback Terrapins on Tybee Island

(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.

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(May 18 2017) Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville To Host Family-Friendly Open House on June 6

(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.

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(May 16 2017) Director of International Education Dorothée Mertz-Weigel Selected for Japan Studies Fellowship

(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.

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(May 06 2017) Armstrong Honors Record Number of Graduates at 2017 Spring Commencement

(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.

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(May 05 2017) Savannah Christian Preparatory School Team Wins First Place at Engineering Design Challenge

(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.

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(May 01 2017) Governor Nathan Deal Approves $22 Million in Construction Funding for New College of Health Professions Center at Armstrong

(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.

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(Apr 26 2017) Former Mayor Otis S. Johnson to Speak at Spring Commencement

(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.

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(Apr 25 2017) Armstrong Engineering Studies Professor Selected as Governor’s Teaching Fellow

(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.

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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 18 2017) Schedule Announced for 2017 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival on April 21 and 22

(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.

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(Apr 10 2017) Armstrong Hosts Local High School Students for National Biomechanics Day

(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.

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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 06 2017) 29 Armstrong Alumni Honored as Teachers of the Year for 2018

(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.

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(Apr 06 2017) Armstrong Biology Senior Selected for National Science Foundation Summer Research Opportunity at UC Berkeley

(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.

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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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(Apr 03 2017) Armstrong Celebrates Pride Month

(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.

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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 23 2017) Armstrong and City of Savannah to Present 2017 Savannah Asian Cultural Festival on April 21-22

(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.

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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 10 2017) Armstrong State University Introduces New Study Abroad Program in Cuba

(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.

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(Mar 06 2017) Economic Monitor Reports Economy Slowed in 4th Quarter

(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.

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(Mar 10 2017) Armstrong State University Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly Schools

(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.

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(Mar 07 2017) Treasure Savannah: The Spirit of Volunteering

(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.

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(Mar 02 2017) Armstrong Welcomes Visiting Dean, Professor from Germany

(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.

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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 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 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 22 2017) Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture with Dr. Doug Masini on Feb. 24

(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.

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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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(Feb 17 2017) Armstrong Liberty Center To Host Free Start Strong, Start Now Minimester Registration Event on Feb. 21

(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.

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(Feb 14 2017) Armstrong State University Wins CASE Grand Award for Best TV Commercial

(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. 

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(Feb 09 2017) Armstrong Launches Childcare Tuition Assistance Program

(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.

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(Feb 07 2017) Armstrong French Club to Host 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18

(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.

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(Feb 13 2017) Free Start Strong, Start Now Minimester Registration Event on Feb. 17

(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.

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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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(Feb 01 2017) Armstrong Honored in Online College Plan’s Top 20 Best Four-Year Colleges for Veterans

(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.

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(Jan 23 2017) Dr. Delana Gajdosik-Nivens Promoted to Dean of the College of Science and Technology

(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.

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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 17 2017) Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture with Pam Cartright on Jan. 20

(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.

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(Jan 18 2017) Armstrong Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Student Success Center

(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.

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(Jan 11 2017) Board of Regents Approves Armstrong/Georgia Southern Consolidation

(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.

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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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(Jan 06 2017) USG Chancellor Recommends Consolidation of Georgia Southern and Armstrong

(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.

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(Jan 05 2017) Armstrong Receives Gold-Level Military Friendly Award

(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.

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(Jan 03 2017) Economic Monitor Reports Economy Maintains Pace in 3rd Quarter, Expected to Slow

(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.

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(Dec 14 2016) Armstrong’s 2016 State of Small Business Survey Cites Growth, Challenges in Savannah’s Small Business Community

(December 14, 2016) - Armstrong State University’s Department of Economics has released the 2016 Armstrong State of Small Business Report, which offers insight into Savannah’s small business sector. Dozens of local businesses were recently surveyed about business size, financing and marketing efforts, as well as employment and revenue changes. Participants were also questioned about concerns and how area development and public officials can support the small business sector.

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(Dec 16 2016) Armstrong Employees, University Recognized for Employer Support of National Guard and Reserve Service Members

(December 16, 2016) – On Dec. 15, Ret. Col. Ed Wexler of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented Patriot Awards to College of Science and Technology Interim Dean Delana Gajdosik-Nivens and Armstrong Police Chief Wayne R. Willcox. U.S. Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter attended the ceremony and addressed the audience.

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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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(Dec 12 2016) Armstrong to Introduce B.S. in Physical Education with Specialized Track in Recreation and Coaching in Jan. 2017

(December 12, 2016) –The College of Education at Armstrong State University will offer a B.S. in Physical Education with a specialized track in Recreation and Coaching in the spring 2017 semester, which begins on Jan. 9.

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(Dec 09 2016) Great Dane’s Hammond for Hope Foundation Awards Two Scholarships to Armstrong

(December 9, 2016) – Armstrong State University has received a three-year commitment from the Hammond for Hope Foundation -- founded by Great Dane -- to fund two scholarships, beginning in fall 2017. One $10,000 scholarship and one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to students working toward graduate degrees in Armstrong’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program. 

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(Nov 16 2016) Armstrong Professors Awarded $330,000 U.S. DOE Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant

(November 16, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded a $330,967 grant to Donna Mullenax, Janel Smith and Elizabeth Williams. The two-year grant will support STEM education in Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS).

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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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(Nov 04 2016) Leading by Example: Armstrong Student and Anti-Violence Activist Mentors Youth

Born among a bed of gang activity in a housing project in Watts, Los Angeles, 19-year-old Armstrong State University student and anti-violence activist Semaj Clark once considered himself one of southern California’s most dangerous teens.

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(Nov 01 2016) Armstrong Ranked #4 in Nation in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Four-Year Universities 2017 List

(November 1, 2016) – Earlier today, Military Times honored Armstrong State University, ranking the institution 4th in the nation among four-year schools on its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list. This year marks the third consecutive year Armstrong has been included on the prestigious list. In 2016, Armstrong was ranked #7 in the U.S.

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(Oct 27 2016) College of Education Encourages Critical Literacy in the Classroom

(October 29, 2016) This semester, Armstrong Resource and Instruction Librarian Vivian Bynoe and College of Education professors Dr. Patricia Holt and Dr. Anne Katz implemented a critical literacy project, funded by a Teaching and Learning Grant.

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(Oct 27 2016) Armstrong State University to Celebrate Symposium on India Nov. 2-4

(October 27, 2016) – Armstrong State University will celebrate the Symposium on India from Wednesday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 4, in conjunction with Armstrong’s International Education, International Student Organization and the Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science Departments. The Honorable Consul General of India Nagesh Singh will be a guest lecturer for three events.

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(Oct 26 2016) Kathleen Platt Appointed as Armstrong’s Registrar

(October 26, 2016) – Armstrong State University recently appointed Kathy Platt as the institution’s registrar. In this position, Platt oversees the operations of the Office of the Registrar, including curriculum, registration, transcripts and degree completion. She is also responsible for maintaining the academic records of the university.

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(Oct 26 2016) Pirate Strong: Resilience & Compassion in the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

On October 7, Hurricane Matthew slammed Chatham County, but Armstrong’s community banded together, responding to the crisis with preparedness, resilience and compassion.

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(Oct 25 2016) Dorothy Kempson Named Director of Armstrong Liberty Center

(October 25, 2016) – Armstrong State University recently named Dorothy “Dot” Kempson as director of Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville, Ga. Kempson has worked for the Armstrong Liberty Center for more than 15 years and acted as the Interim Director during the 2015-16 academic year.

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(Oct 24 2016) Savor Tuscany: Armstrong Introduces New Semester Abroad Program in Siena, Italy

(October 24, 2016) – Beginning in the spring semester 2017, Armstrong State University will offer a new semester abroad program in Siena, Italy. Students will take classes via Armstrong’s long-time partner, the Dante Alighieri Institute. The 12-week program, which runs from January 22 through April 14, 2017, is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a full roster of semester credits.

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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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(Sep 19 2016) Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken Receives Beach Institute Education Award

(October 14, 2016) – Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was recently presented with the Beach Institute Education Award at the 19th Annual King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Annual Awards Gala.

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(Sep 12 2016) Armstrong’s College of Education Earns Two National Rankings

(October 12, 2016) – The College of Education at Armstrong State University recently received two national rankings. Following evaluation of thousands of other programs, GradSource.com named Armstrong 7th in the nation for Best Online Master’s Program in Education. Teacher.org reviewed 425 colleges and ranked Armstrong’s Early Childhood Education degree program the 17th best in the country.