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2016 Founders Day & Inauguration Week Activities

Save the following dates: Founders Day Breakfast – Wednesday, September 14 (7:30 a.m.) Student Cntr., RM 138 Green and Gold Color Run/Walk – Thursday, September 15 (12:30 p.m.) Student Center/Campus Green Inauguration Bash – Thursday, September 15 (5-8 p.m.) Sports Annex Investiture Ceremony – Friday, September 16 (10 a.m.) L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center […]

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Students work together in the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library on Thursday, November 19, 2015. (Tigermoth Photo/Chris English)

NSU Invests $9 Million in Ongoing Residence Hall Renovations

In advance of the upcoming fall semester, Norfolk State University has invested $9 million in current and ongoing projects to renovate its eight campus residential facilities—where more than 1,500 new and transfer students are projected to start classes at the 80-year-old institution. The improvements include upgrades to student rooms, lobbies, and computer labs, in addition […]

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Faculty Member Bequeaths Gift to Norfolk State’s MCJR Department

Professor Linda Hudson Scanlan loved Norfolk State University. For 17 years, Scanlan taught journalism at NSU. In addition, she also chaired the journalism department for seven years. She actively engaged her students and kept up with them, even after they graduated and she had long since retired. Scanlan, who passed away in 2015 at the […]

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National Science Foundation Awards Norfolk State $5M Grant

Norfolk State University has been awarded a $5 million grant by the National Science Foundation to research renewable energy. An NSU team of interdisciplinary researchers led by Dr. Aswini Pradhan, professor of engineering and the Center for Materials Research, will work to find solutions to the global energy challenge. The grant funding is for five […]

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Norfolk State University various cafeterias on Thursday, April 8, 2015.

Norfolk State University Offers New Online Degree Program

Norfolk State University’s School of Business is launching a new degree program in tourism and hospitality . . . online. Set to begin this fall, the bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management will focus on the business disciplines necessary to advance a person’s career in this dynamic and growing field. The online delivery of […]

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A NSU art student walks past a mural in the Hamm Fine Arts Building on Thursday, November 19, 2015. (Tigermoth Photo/Chris English)

Cold Sculpting Exhibit Opens at NSU’s James Wise Gallery

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Spartans Host Free Fan Fest

The Norfolk State University athletics department will host a free Fan Fest  Saturday, Aug. 20, featuring intrasquad scrimmages for both the Spartan volleyball and football teams. The Spartan women’s volleyball team, under first-year head coach Dave Albaugh, will host its Green vs. Gold game at 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 in Echols Hall. The match […]

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NSU Theatre Company Selected for Virginia Theatre Conference

NSU Theatre Plans Big for Fall 2016 Season The Norfolk State University Division of Drama & Theatre Company’s production of Choir Boy has been selected as the Virginia Theatre Conference’s 2016 All-Conference production. The Virginia conference is the largest of any state conference for theatre in the country. NSU is the only university to be given […]

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NSU’s STARS Students Win Research Awards

  NSU’s STARS Summer Research Program students presented their research projects at Howard University during the Annual Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WBHR-LSAMP) Research Symposium and won four of the six awards. The WBHR alliance is one of the largest producers of STEM degrees in the nation. It began […]

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NSU Alumnus Competes in His 5th Summer Olympic Games in Brazil

Former Norfolk State University track star Chris Brown will look to win another medal to cap his storied international career when the Bahamian sprinter competes in his fifth Summer Olympic Games this month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brown, who was the Spartans’first male athlete to earn Division I All-America honors in an individual event […]

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