Archive | March, 2017

Alumnus Promoted to Brigadier General

Norfolk State University alumnus, Col. Fletcher V. Washington ’92, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in a ceremony on March 3 in Springfield, Virginia. A native of Fredericksburg, Washington served four years enlisted in the Army National Guard as a 12B combat engineer, before graduating cum laude from Norfolk State with a bachelor’s […]

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Women’s History Month Events

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Department of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, in conjunction with its partners, has scheduled a few events next week . . . Monday, March 27 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) — A  TEACH-IN will be held to focus on the many ways WOMEN have impacted learning in our world. Location: […]

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Women’s History Month Milestones

In observance of Women’s History Month, check out this list of milestones:* 1839 Mississippi becomes first state to grant married women right to hold property in their own names, independent of their husbands 1840 Catherine Brewer becomes first woman to receive a bachelor’s degree, from Georgia Female College (now Wesleyan College) in Macon, Georgia 1843 […]

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Guest Lecturer to Discuss Frederick Douglass

Norfolk State University has booked an expert on Frederick Douglass.   Dr. Roosevelt Montás of Columbia University, is the guest speaker for the Undergraduate Research Symposium Thurs., March 23, at noon in the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library. Montás’ topic is Frederick Douglass: Literacy, Freedom, Power. Montás was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York City as […]

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Shiloh Baptist Church Hosts Annual Community Service Day

Shiloh Baptist Church, located across from the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center on Park Avenue, will promote community unity during its annual Community Service Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.- noon. This will be a day to enrich the neighboring communities. Each year this vital ministry grows, with hundreds of visitors demonstrating its tremendous value to […]

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WNSB Hot 91 Launches Second MemberFest Campaign

WNSB 91.1 FM, Norfolk State University Radio, will conduct its spring on-air membership campaign “MemberFest 2017,” March 31–April 9. “We understand fully that our listeners count on us. Now we are counting on our listeners. Their financial support enables the radio station to stay on the air and gives WNSB the financial boost needed to […]

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Original Gardeners Story Told

There are many hidden and untold stories about the African Americans who contributed to the fabric of American History. One such example is that of the women and men who worked as the original gardeners at what has become Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The names and stories of the original gardeners and all those who contributed […]

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NSU Hosts High School Track Meet

Norfolk State University and William “Dick” Price Stadium will host the NSU High School Invitational Track & Field Classic April 7-8. The two-day meet will feature top track and field teams throughout Virginia and several from out of state. It will be one of the larger high school meets on the East Coast this spring, with […]

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Athletics Team Participates in Workkshop

Three of the newest members of the athletics department were recently selected to participate in the NCAA’s effective facilitation workshop.  Kentrell Kearney (Director of Compliance), LaTrese Barker (Academic Coordinator) and Ivana Rich (Academic Coordinator/Learning Specialist) were three of 40 individuals selected to participate in this annual event. The interactive workshop is designed to help enhance […]

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Nursing Students Win First Place

Norfolk State University nursing students displayed an entire body of work representing their past year’s academic and civic efforts in a unique project – a pop-up scrapbook. Their creativity paid off with the first place prize at the 2017 Virginia Nursing Students Association (VNSA) State Convention. The awards ceremony was held on February 11. Professor […]

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