Tamala Bullard, a 1992 graduate of Winston-Salem State University was recently honored by her company. Learn more here.

Dr. Sandya Hewamanne

Dr. Sandya Hewamanne

Dr. Sandya Hewamanne, assistant professor of anthropology at Wake Forest University, will speak on “Threading Meaningful Lives: Arranged Marriages, Home Businesses and Identity Negotiations among Newly Immigrant South Asian Women” on Thursday, March 21, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 228 of the Hall-Patterson Building on the Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) campus.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is based on an article Hewamanne published last year that investigated how women who have come to the United States as brides of South Asian professionals use threading, a hair removal method, as a home business to negotiate the challenges they face as newly immigrant women.  It focuses on how these young women combine their expected roles as wives and mothers in a new country with their own aspirations to win respect, find meaning to their lives, and find their identity through threading.

Hewamanne, whose research interests include globalization, identity, cultural politics and feminism, received her B.A. degree in sociology from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and her M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to joining Wake Forest in 2008, she had been an assistant professor of anthropology at Drake University, a research scholar at the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies and senior lecturer in the Department of sociology at the University of Colombo.  Hewamanne also has served as overseas director for the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies and as a social scientist consultant to the World Bank project on tertiary education.

In addition to her public lecture, Hewamanne will present a faculty workshop on gender and sexuality in India.  These programs are part of WSSU’s efforts to integrate Indian into the university’s curriculum and are funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Is it possible that if Winston-Salem State University has the opportunity to play in the CIAA football championship game, the team could be playing at Bowman Gray Stadium? Oh yes, it’s possible. Learn more here.

Dr. Lewis W. Sullivan

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and former president of Morehouse School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at a research conference on Thursday, April 18, hosted by the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).

The conference, entitled “Moving from Health Disparities to Health Equity: The Search for Solutions,” will be held in the Dillard Auditorium in the Anderson Conference Center on the WSSU campus from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  In addition to Sullivan’s address, there will be expert panel discussions, poster and oral presentations, and break-out sessions that highlight proven models and promising strategies for achieving health equity.  The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.  Participants may register at www.wssu.edu/shs.

Sullivan was appointed secretary of Health and Human Services by President George H.W. Bush and served in that capacity from 1989 until 1993.  He also served as chair of the President’s Commission on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and was co-chair of the President’s Commission on HIV and AIDS under President George W. Bush.

Currently, Sullivan is chairman of the board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta, an organization that works to improve health by enhancing health literacy and advancing healthy behaviors.  He also is chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professionals.

A native of Atlanta, Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Morehouse College and earned his medical degree, sum laude, from Boston University School of Medicine.  He was instructor of medicine at Harvard medical School and spent nine years at Boston University where he founded the Boston University Hematology Service at Boston City Hospital.

In 1975, he left Boston University to become the founding dean and director of the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College and became dean and president of Morehouse School of Medicine in 1981 and remained in that position for more than two decades.  He retired in 2002 and was appointed president emeritus.

For the second consecutive year, the Rams men’s basketball team has won twenty games and are coming into the CIAA Tournament ranked 7th in the nation. It’s pretty heady stuff, but coach Collins is trying to keep his team focused. Read more.

WSSU Receives Major Grant for Educating Early Childhood Workforce

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received a $957,797 grant to improve the cultural competence of the early childhood workforce.
The grant was awarded by N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Child Development and Early Education.  It is being funded from the $70 million North Carolina received from the federal Race to the Top [...]

If you are planning to sell CIAA Merchandise at the CIAA Tournament You Had Better Legal

Jacqie Carpenter is not playing. According to a recent report in the Winston-Salem Journal, in her first year as the CIAA commissioner, she is trying to make sure conference officials have more control over what happens outside Time Warner Cable Arena during the league basketball tournaments.
She wants to make sure the CIAA [...]

If you are a WSSU Ram fan, then the name of Timmy Newsome is etched in your memory of greats in football. The retired Dallas Cowboy is among those to be honored during the 40th anniversary observance of the NCAA Div. II. Learn more.

Kiswahili studies scholar to visit Winston-Salem State University

Dr. F.E.M.K. Senkoro, the founding director of the Institute of Kiswahili at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, will be the guest lecturer on “Popular Kiswahili Culture and Youth Identity in East Africa” on Thursday, February 28, at 2 p.m. as part of his visit to Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
The lecture, which is free [...]

Three staff members from The News Argus, the student newspaper at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), have earned awards in the 2012 National HBCU Student News Media competition.
Chelsea Burwell won second place in spot news reporting for her story on bed bugs and Desmond Thompson won second place for his editorial cartoon on the Statue of [...]

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