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Making Waves 03 2024

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Spartan Women Punch Ticket to NCAA "Big Dance"

lady spartans win MEAC championship again 

By clinching the MEAC Women’s Tournament title on Saturday, the Spartan women’s basketball team earned a spot in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament as a No. 15 seed. It’s their second consecutive appearance in the “Big Dance.” They will go against No. 2 Stanford Friday, March 22, 7 p.m. PT, at Maples Pavilion.

Read the story about the MEAC Women's Tournament.

NSU Students Attend TMCF Conference

nsu students at thurgood marshall event 

Student Pathways and Academic Formation accompanied 39 Norfolk State University students to the 2nd Annual Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) DevCon event held in Baltimore, MD, March 6-10, 2024. The department partnered with TMCF Talent Managers to prepare students for the four-day professional development event designed to enhance the professional aspirations of freshman and sophomore students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The goal of the event is to identify and develop high-potential HBCU talent.

Read the story about the TMCP DevCon.

NSU Hosts Teacher Workshop

nsu teachers host a teaching workshop 

In Fall 2023, the Elizabeth River Project was awarded a competitive National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) B-WET grant to bring hands-on environmental education programs to all 6th graders and their teachers in Portsmouth, VA for the next three years. Through this grant, they are partnering with Portsmouth Public Schools, Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University.

Read the story about the Teacher Workshop

School of Social Work Celebrates Social Work Month

social worker teacher and student 

Social Work month is a national celebration of the social work profession held every March. The National Association of Social Work selects a theme for each year. This year's theme is 'Empowering Social Workers: Inspiring Action, Leading Change'.

Read the story about the Social Work Month celebration

Disney College Program Visits NSU

disney presentation 

Earlier this month, Career Services welcomed Disney for their Spring 2024 Disney College Program, Internships, Programs, & Early Career Conversation. This event was an incredible opportunity for students to explore the many possibilities across The Walt Disney Company.

Read the story about the Disney College Program

Cyber Director Praises NSU Cyber Program

harry coker visits nsu 

During his visit to Norfolk State University, National Cyber Director Harry Coker Jr. praised Norfolk State for its exemplary cybersecurity program. He based his assessment on the University’s designation by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence.

Read the story about the National Cyber Director's visit to NSU

NSU Alumnus Performs at the Oscars

NSU alum at the Oscars 

Dushaun Thompson, a 2016 NSU graduate, showcased his talents on one of Hollywood's grandest stages as he took part in the 96th Academy Awards ceremony. Recalling the experience, Thompson shared, "Being part of that stage with some of the greatest entertainers of our time was truly an honor."

Thompson was interviewed about his Oscar experience, please click here to view the television interview.

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