Campus Life / Education / Local

Making it happen: Behind the scenes at Norfolk State’s Black History Month events

by Halle Ellis During the month of February, the Black History Month Committee comprised of various campus divisions, come together and lead the university in a series of free, open to the public premier events. These events celebrate and bring heightened awareness and understanding to African American and African diasporic cultures. Campus events include African … Continue reading

Business / Local / National / Politics / Technology

Norfolk State celebrates landmark agreement to increase HBCU participation in federal contracting

Last year, the Council Exchange Board of Trade (CEBOT), in partnership with their minority technology company members and NSU, responded to a Request for Information (RFI) presented by the Office of Management and Budget and the GSA for Technology Based Management (TBM). It proposes the inclusion of over 100 minority technology companies with a GSA … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Local / Virginia

Virginia 2019 Commemoration’s “Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival” features events statewide through November

Jamestown, VA (November 4, 2019) – Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution ’s Customs, Cultures, and Cuisine Festival will be celebrated across the Commonwealth throughout the month of November and will feature more than 40 events and programs. Presented by TowneBank, the premier events, festivals and special programming will draw on 400 years of Virginia’s unique … Continue reading

Virginia Stage presents MacArthur Genius Award-Winner Dominique Morisseau’s “Detroit ‘67”
Local / Theater & Dance

Virginia Stage presents MacArthur Genius Award-Winner Dominique Morisseau’s “Detroit ‘67”

Turntables turn to turmoil in the heart of Detroit when a mysterious woman enters the lives of siblings Chelle and Lank. Underground basement parties are the talk of the town as the spirit of Motown breaks barriers across neighborhoods. As race riots erupt in their beloved city, tensions escalate at home. How will this family … Continue reading

Dr. Justin Moses joins NSU senior leadership team
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Dr. Justin Moses joins NSU senior leadership team

by Stan Donaldson, Norfolk State University Communications and Marketing A former Virginia Commonwealth University administrator has joined Norfolk State University this month in a new senior leadership role. Dr. Justin Moses, a Michigan native, will serve as Vice President for Operations and Chief Strategist for Institutional Effectiveness. NSU President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston announced in August … Continue reading

Kamala Harris tells Spartan Echo she wants to help HBCUs as U.S. President
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Kamala Harris tells Spartan Echo she wants to help HBCUs as U.S. President

by Jessica Toliver, Editor-in-Chief On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Spartan Echo had the opportunity to speak with U.S. Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Several topics were discussed starting with Harris’s background and what helps guide her steps in wanting to help historically black colleges and universities continue to grow and succeed. Harris discussed two … Continue reading

Local / Music / Theater & Dance

Attucks Theatre celebrates 100 years of community with two-day concert and celebration

NORFOLK, VA – Oct. 4 and 5, the historic Attucks Theatre will continue its celebration of the anniversary of its founding with the 100th Anniversary Community Celebration. The two-day celebration will add a community element to the Attucks Centennial celebration by inviting local artists and organizations to showcase the history of the Attucks and the … Continue reading

More Spartans enter NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Program
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More Spartans enter NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Program

by Maya Dawson Norfolk State University is being represented at the NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Program, with Hadji Gaylord and Raynard Reveals being a part of the program, joining other alumni such as Brehanna Daniels, Lamar Neal, and Ernest Holden. Brehanna Daniels was the first African American woman to work a pit … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local

Norfolk State urges hurricane precautions for on-campus residents

The term “Shelter-In-Place” is used to refer to situations where it is safest to remain indoors rather than face uncertainty outside. When sheltering, seek safety by placing barriers between you and the danger. This could include walls, rooms without windows, locked doors, furniture, etc. Action Guidelines Before Read and follow all official Norfolk State University … Continue reading

Virginians advised to finalize preparations for Hurricane Dorian and take shelter
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Virginians advised to finalize preparations for Hurricane Dorian and take shelter

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam advised Virginians today, Sept. 5, to finalize their preparations and take shelter as Hurricane Dorian impacts Virginia overnight tonight and throughout Friday. Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) officials and partners have worked since last week preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in southeastern and coastal Virginia. Virginians in coastal areas … Continue reading

National Weather Service issues hurricane alert for Norfolk and surrounding area, expects similar track to Matthew
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National Weather Service issues hurricane alert for Norfolk and surrounding area, expects similar track to Matthew

Hurricane Dorian remains a dangerous hurricane and is expected to move up the Southeast US coast today, approaching the North Carolina coast Thursday and Friday. There is still some uncertainty regarding the exact forecast track, but significant impacts are expected across eastern Virginia and Eastern North Carolina. Regardless, this is a very large system and … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Governor Northam announces improvements to emergency plans for hurricanes and other natural disasters

~ Updates enhance coordination, outline state agency responsibilities to support emergency operations in the Commonwealth ~ RICHMOND—On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Governor Ralph Northam issued the new Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan (COVEOP), which lays out improvements to policies and plans for responding to hurricanes or other major natural disasters in Virginia. With the peak … Continue reading

Two Spartans enter NASCAR Drive for Diversity program
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Two Spartans enter NASCAR Drive for Diversity program

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 20, 2019) – Following the thorough evaluation of athletes from universities across the country, NASCAR and Rev Racing have chosen seven participants to join the 2019-20 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program. The former collegiate athletes were selected based on a fitness assessment held in May at the NASCAR … Continue reading

Norfolk State names new police chief
Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Norfolk State names new police chief

After a national search, Norfolk State University administrators have selected Vincent M. Moore to serve as the new Chief of Police and Public Safety. Moore brings decades of leadership experience in federal law enforcement and the military. His expertise encompasses communications, crime prevention, counter-terrorism, crisis mitigation, disaster preparedness, emergency response, event security, hazardous materials, program … Continue reading

Norfolk State mourns the passing of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson
Education / Local / Opinion & Editorial / Virginia

Norfolk State mourns the passing of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson

July 29, 2019 Dear Members of the Norfolk State University Community, The Spartan family mourns the loss of one of its stalwart champions. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Norfolk State University President, Dr. Harrison Benjamin Wilson, who led our fine institution from 1975-1997. Dr. Wilson died on July 28 … Continue reading

Education / Local / Science / Technology

Free Norfolk summer youth program explores aviation

NORFOLK, VA (July – August 2019) – Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) and the City of Norfolk, VA have teamed to offer a robust STEM education program throughout Norfolk’s nine-week Parks and Recreation summer camp.  The program’s mission is to reach the 1,400 students who will be participating in summer youth programs, and to provide … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Norfolk and Virginia officials issue statement about Virginia Beach

Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander’s statement on the Virginia Beach tragedy. “Today’s heartbreaking tragedy has spread grief throughout the region. We have lost loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and souls committed to excellence in public service, and there are many whose lives will be forever changed by this event. “In the moments to come as … Continue reading