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2021

  • Spartan Legion Ranked No. 1 HBCU Band in the Nation

    - ESPN’s the Undefeated, “…the premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture,” has ranked the Norfolk State University Spartan Legion Marching Band No. 1 in the Division I HBCU Band Rankings for 2021.

  • CSET Good News - Nov 2021

    - This is collection of accomplishments in the NSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

  • New Funding for Virginia HBCUs Soars

    - As part of his Thank You, Virginia Tour, Governor Ralph Northam visited the Norfolk State University Lyman Beecher Brooks Library rotunda on Thursday, Dec. 9, to announce newproposed funding before an assembled crowd of higher education dignitaries, including President Javaune Adams-Gaston, the NSU Board of Visitors and Virginia State University President Makola M. Abdullah. 

  • Spartan Legion Raising Funds for 2023 Rose Parade Appearance

    - Norfolk State University’s mighty Spartan Legion Marching Band has been invited to participate in the 134th annual Tournament of Roses Parade in 2023.

  • NSU and City of Norfolk Host Forum on Community Challenges

    - Norfolk State University, the state’s largest Historically Black College and University, and the City of Norfolk hosted a forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Dorothy B. Brothers Auditorium in partnership with Mayor Kenneth Alexander of Norfolk. 

  • Pharrell Williams to Deliver Commencement Address

    - Norfolk State University is pleased to announce that Virginia native Pharrell Williams will deliver the keynote address at NSU’s 107th Commencement Exercise, which will honor the December graduates in the Class of 2021. Norfolk State University is pleased to announce that Virginia native Pharrell Williams will deliver the keynote address at NSU’s 107th Commencement Exercise, which will honor the December graduates in the Class of 2021.

  • NASA Supporting Stem Students

    - Shelita Hall, a CMR PhD program student, has been selected for a Student Engineering (Doctoral Pathways Trainee) Employee for NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC)’s Human Research program.

  • One Million Dollars for STEM

    - Penn National and theScore donated $1M to the Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS).

  • Norfolk State University Partners with Academic Partnerships

    - NSU Partners with Academic Partnerships to offer Affordable, High-Quality Online Programs.

  • NSU Nursing Students Transition to Practice

    - National League for Nursing and Johnson & Johnson focus on HBCUs to address shortages. Read more

  • New Online Registration Process for Students to Launch in Fall 2021

    - The Registrar’s Office and the Office of Information Technology will launch a new online registration application.

  • CSET Good News - Oct 2021

    - This is collection of accomplishments in the NSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

  • NSU and Pharrell Team Up to Present Economic Business Forum

    - Norfolk State University hosted a business economic forum Thursday, Oct. 28, held by entertainment entrepreneur Pharrell Williams. The mogul’s “The Elephant in the Room” was a business economic panel discussion aimed at helping move the region’s economic development forward.

  • NSU Wins Fall Classic Cyberwars Competition

    - Three NSU students won the SANS+HBCU Cyber Range Fall Classic Cyberwars competition.

  • We're Hosting Transfer Visit Day

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  • CSET Good News Report - Sept 2021

    - CSET Good News Report for the month of September (2021).

  • NSU Partners with WAVY-TV for Gubernatorial Roundtable

    - Norfolk State University has partnered with WAVY-TV to host a roundtable discussion with Virginia Gubernatorial candidates Glenn Youngkin (R) and Terry McAuliffe (D) on Thursday, October 7.

  • Norfolk State University Receives $5M to Develop new Master’s Program

    - Norfolk State University, with Dr. Marie St. Rose serving as the Project Director, has received $5 million to establish a Master of Health Informatics degree program in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health. The cooperative agreement, in consortium with the Virginia Department of Health and the Hampton Roads Community Health Center, seeks to produce 100 underrepresented minority graduates by December 2024.

  • Online Gaming Group contributes $1M to Virginia HBCUs

    - A Virginia online gaming group has donated $1 million to the five HBCUs of Virginia and promised 4% of annual net revenue sharing in coming years with a minimum annual contribution of $500,000 share by the HBCUs.

  • NSU to Provide Virginia College Affordability Network Students with Apple iPad Pros

    - NSU to Launch Spartan Innovation Academy Program, Provide Students with Apple iPad Pros

  • 86 Hours of Giving

    - Message from Javaune Adams-Gaston, Ph.D., President

  • About Love Scholarship Program

    - The Shawn Carter Foundation, together with BeyGOOD and Tiffany & Co., have made a $2 million dollar gift to five select HBCUs: Norfolk State University, Lincoln University, Bennett College, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Central State University. The Carters said, “We are honored to announce the About Love scholarship.”

  • Spartan Innovation Academy

    - Norfolk State University Announces Spartan Innovation Academy Program, University to Provide Every Student and Faculty Member with Apple Devices

  • CSET Good News Report August 2021

    - CSET Good News Report for the month of August 2021

  • NSU Signs Agreement with ODU, EVMS

    - NSU, ODU and EVMS Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Regional School of Public Health The presidents of each institution formally committed to a joint effort to address public health and health inequities in underserved communities.

  • Distinguished alumnus and benefactor joins Norfolk State as visiting professor

    - Distinguished alumnus and benefactor joins Norfolk State as visiting professor

  • Norfolk State announces new administrators

    - As we continue to build on our efforts to advance the mission and vision of Norfolk State University, I am pleased to announce the appointment of the following exceptional higher education leaders in the Division of Academic Affairs. 

  • Education without Borders

    - Dr. Désiré Baloubi, professor of English at Norfolk State University, hosts “What’s Up, Africa?" on the Pan-African Television network popularly known as “Tempo Afric TV.”

  • Norfolk State Comm Grad

    - Theophilus Clark, our Associate Director of Learning Assistance Programs in the Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center, has accepted a new position with Rutgers University.

  • New Online Registration Process for Students to Launch in Fall 2021

    - The Registrar’s Office and the Office of Information Technology will launch a new online registration application.

  • NSU student help restore oyster habitiat

    - This summer, Norfolk State University biology students and faculty helped the Elizabeth River Project in its effort to restore oyster habitats along the Elizabeth River.

  • HBCU White House Initiative

    - Spartans McKinley Lowery and Skylar Groves tapped as 2021 HBCU Scholars by The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • CSET Good News - July 2021

    - Good News Report for College of Science, Engineering, and Technology - July 2021

  • New and Reappointments to the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors

    - New and Reappointments to the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors

  • 25 Game Changers in American Theatre

    - Professor Anthony Stockard was honored on Monday, July 12 as one of “25 Game Changers in American Theatre” by Black Masks. The publication which was founded in 1984 is the oldest existing Black/African-American theatre journal in the country and is endowed by Tony-Award-winning, Broadway legend Andre DeShields.

  • Miller to be Inducted into ABCA Hall of Fame

    - Marty Miller’s storied career received perhaps its crowning milestone Wednesday as the former Norfolk State University baseball coach was named a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2022 induction class.

  • Director of Track and Field Kenneth Giles named as one of the MEAC's 50 Legends in Coaching

    - Director of Track and Field Kenneth Giles named as one of the MEAC's 50 Legends in Coaching

  • Young men’s school grad draws attention with $1 million in scholarships

    - This Young Men’s Leadership Academy graduate received more than $1 million in scholarships and plenty of offers from colleges and universities around the country, but he ended up choosing to major in fashion design at Norfolk State University. Find out why in this article from the Fort Worth Report.

  • Making Strides

    - Norfolk State University continues to make strides in seeking to be one of the most affordable universities in the nation. This effort has been galvanized by the allocation of $2.5M dollars in Cares Act funding to eliminate outstanding balances for more than 1200 students.

  • NSU ROTC Hall of Fame

    - Norfolk State University and the Military Alumni Chapter Foundation recently recognized four distinguished alumni who were inducted into the NSU ROTC Hall of Fame in 2020. The NSU ROTC Hall of Fame was established to honor the accomplishments of individuals who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits and have made significant contributions to the ideals and principles of which the ROTC program was established.

  • COVID-19 Updates

    - The COVID-19 pandemic altered our daily routines and placed many activities on hold. As a community, we worked together to survive and thrive during this pandemic by sacrificing our norms across campus. With the availability of vaccines, we are seeing a reduction of COVID-19 cases and the lifting of safety restrictions at the local, state, and federal levels.  

  • Library Renovation

    - While the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library in the middle of the Norfolk State University campus was servicing patrons digitally 24/7 during the pandemic, the iconic building was closed from March 2020 to September 2020. Nonetheless, a lot was happening in that building over this past year. The majority of the first floor was undergoing major renovation. Now the first phase of that renovation is complete.

  • 2021 MEAC Champions

    - The Norfolk State baseball team won its first-ever MEAC championship in dramatic fashion Saturday, rallying to beat North Carolina Central 7-6 on Alsander Womack’s two-out, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning.

  • Norfolk State Honors 2020 Alumni Award Recipients

    - Norfolk State University honored four of its alumni during the afternoon commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduation class on Saturday, May 15, at William “Dick” Price Stadium.

  • NSU Men's Basketball: Dandridge Elected to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

    - Former Norfolk State men’s basketball great Robert ‘Bob’ Dandridge has been named one of 16 inductees to the 2021 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class, it was announced on Sunday.

  • Commencement Speaker - Joan G. Wilmer

    - Commencement Speaker Joan G. Wilmer ’99, Rector Norfolk State University Board of Visitors Growth and change are the driving forces of Ms. Joan G. Wilmer’s career.

  • Commencement Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient - Jerry Brooks

    - Commencement Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient - Jerry Brooks

  • Honoring Excellent Educators

    - Norfolk State University - Honoring Excellent Educators

  • Norfolk State University to Hold Commencement Ceremonies for Spring 2020 and Class of 2021 Graduate

    - Norfolk State University will hold two in-person commencement ceremonies for the Spring 2020 graduation class and students from the Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 15

  • Honoring Community Leadership

    - Dr. Karen Hills Pruden, NSU assistant vice president for Human Resources, was recently honored by the Virginia Beach Coalition at the group’s Leading the Charge for Equity program.

  • Binoculars for Change

    - An NSU student is working to raise money for binoculars as a way of introducing Black girls to birding and hopefully a career in natural science.

  • No. 1 Gonzaga Too Much for NSU in NCAA First Round

    - Norfolk State saw its season come to a close on Saturday night with a 98-55 loss to No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament First Round at Bankers Life Coliseum.

  • Spartans Still Dancing in NCAA Tourney

    - The men’s basketball team beat Appalachian State Thursday and will face Gonzaga Saturday.

  • Spartans Win MEAC!

    - The Spartans are champions! Behind 17 points from tournament MVP Joe Bryant Jr. and a stout defensive effort, the Norfolk State men's basketball team defeated Morgan State 71-63 on Saturday afternoon at Norfolk Scope Arena.

  • CSET Good News Report

    - A summary of things which are noteworthy happening in our own College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

  • Alumna 1st Black Woman NFL Ref

    - Norfolk State University President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston Releases Statement about Norfolk State University Alumna Maia Chaka Becoming the National Football League’s First Black Woman Referee

  • Diageo North America Commits $10 Million to HBCUs - Norfolk State Students to Benefit

    - The North America business of Diageo, a global beverage leader, is committing $10 million to support 25 HBCUs, including NSU.

  • Witnessing History

    - U.S. Army 1st Lt. Angelena Garland, a Norfolk State University alumna, served as the lead escort during the wreath-laying ceremony that was part of the January 20 inauguration ceremonies for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

  • MLK Day Service Project Collects Food for Spartan Pantry

    - The Spartan Community and its supporters stepped up for our students by filling the shelves of the Spartan Pantry with food and essential items. The effort, undertaken as part of the Martin Luther King Day National Day of Service, was nationally registered with the Presidential Inaugural Committee call to service. Read More

  • NSU Receives Grant from Sentara Healthcare & Sentara Health Plans

    - ​Sentara Healthcare and Sentara Health Plans has announced a $10 million investment, called The Sentara Healthier Communities Fund to bolster public health for underserved communities and support healthcare education.

  • NSU & NSU Board of Visitors Member Bishop Kim Brown Receive Encore Awards

    - Both NSU and NSU Board of Visitors (B.O.V.)  member, Bishop Kim Brown, were recipients of Hampton Roads Encore Awards. During a virtual ceremony on December 30, 2020, NSU was presented with the Best College/University Award. Bishop Brown was presented with two Encore Awards – the Humanitarian Award and the Best Pastor Award.