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ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION


Alabama State University is located in Montgomery, Alabama and is a public college. Alabama State University is a four year college and offers Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, and a number of different programs and courses.

Alabama State University is in a relatively urban area (in or near a city), which may be something you prefer if you like a city lifestyle as a student.

Alabama State University does not have a rolling admission policy, and you will want to make sure that you get your application in before August 15.

Alabama State University is relatively smaller in size with an enrollment of only 5,469 students.

Alabama State University accepts about 37% of its applicants on average, and 88% of the students receive some sort of financial aid for college at Alabama State University.

If you are looking for more information on financial aid at Alabama State University, you can may want to contact Dorenda Adams, who is the Director of Financial Aid at Alabama State University. You may also qualify for free grants for college in Alabama to attend Alabama State University.

You may also need to take one or more of the following tests to qualify for admission at Alabama State University:

  • ACT
  • SAT
  • GRE

If you are interested in joining the Army, Alabama State University does have an ROTC Army program that is available for attending students.

If you are interested in joining the Air Force, Alabama State University does have an ROTC Air Force program that is available for attending students.

Alabama State University offers military credit for military courses that have been completed successfully by students.

If you have taken some advanced placement courses with an applicable test, or obtained credit from an other college, you may be eligible to transfer that credit to Alabama State University.

Alabama State University offers the following co-op opportunities and programs to its students:

  • Applied Arts
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

Alabama State University offers the following extracurricular activities to its students:

  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Music Theater
  • Pep Band
  • Radio Station
  • Sports
  • Yearbook

On a 4.0 scale, the average high school gpa for students that are entering Alabama State University is 2.63.

You may want to brush up on your ACT preparation as well, because the average ACT score for students that are entering Alabama State University is 16.

Don't forget to study for the SAT, because the average SAT score for students that are entering Alabama State University is 817.

Do a lot of students come from out of state to attend Alabama State University? Well, about 35% of the student body at Alabama State University comes from outside the state of Alabama.

Are you thinking of joining a fraternity or a sorority while you are attending Alabama State University? You're not alone - about 7% of the students at Alabama State University join a fraternity or sorority.

Do a lot of the students at Alabama State University live on campus? Well, about 73% live on campus, while 27% live off campus and commute to school every day.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Alabama State University Address:


P.O. Box 271
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: 334-229-4100
Fax: 334-240-6856
Web Site: http://www.alasu.edu

Alabama State University admission closing date:


August 15

Does Alabama State University offer Associate's degrees?


No

Does Alabama State University offer Bachelor's degrees?


Yes

Does Alabama State University offer Master's degrees?


Yes

Does Alabama State University offer Doctoral degrees?


Yes

Alabama State University graduation rate:


20%

Alabama State University retention rate:


68%

Alabama State University average high school GPA:


2.63

Alabama State University average ACT score:


16

Alabama State University average SAT score:


817

Alabama State University tuition cost (estimate):


$4,008



Financial Aid is available only to those who qualify.

Alabama State University room & board cost (estimate):


$3,600

Is Alabama State University a private college?


No

Is Alabama State University a coed college?


Yes

Alabama State University school calendar:


Semester

Is Alabama State University a 2 year or 4 year college?


4 Years
Please Note: Length of programs pertain to finishing programs in normal time.

Alabama State University enrollment:


5,469 Students

Percentage of applicants accepted to Alabama State University


37%

Percentage of students at Alabama State University receiving financial aid:


88%

Percentage of African American students:


94%







Percentage of Caucasian students:


4%

Percentage of students living on campus:


73%

Percentage of students living off campus:


27%



Other Activities Nearby:


Golf Courses in Montgomery


Data provided by Data-lists.com Universities and Colleges Database. Data last updated on 2007-10-05.

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY IN ALABAMA GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

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Academic Competitiveness (AC) Grant Program

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program

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ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS

ASU Announces the Inaugural Class of ’50 under 50’
After a nationwide search, Alabama State University has announced the members of the inaugural class of “50 under 50” award recipients.


ASU Senior Named White House HBCU All Star
ASU student David King has received one of the nation’s highest ranking student leader positions for his academic achievements and record of community service.


ASU Alumna Stars in BET Centric’s ‘Beauty and the Baller’
An ASU alumna has landed a role on a new BET Centric comedy series.


ASU Welcomes Faculty Back for the New Academic Year
Noted ASU researcher Dr. Derrick Dean receives STEM Faculty of the Year Award at the 2017 Fall Faculty Institute.


Honey Beez Represent ASU on ‘America’s Got Talent’
ASU’s Honey Beez appeared on the top-rated reality show, America’s Got Talent, on Tuesday, Aug. 8, sharing their show-stopping talents with the nation.


Alabama State University Extends Online ‘Footprint’
Alabama State University is now able to extend its online “footprint” thanks to a recent approval by the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, known as SARA.


Honey Beez to Appear on ‘America’s Got Talent’ on August 8
Hornet Nation tune in to NBC on Tuesday, August 8, to see the Honey Beez on “America’s Got Talent.”


NAA Elects New Officers
Delegates to the ASU National Alumni Association Biennial Convention have elected new officers to serve for the next two years.


ASU’s summer program offers research experiences for undergraduates
Students from across the nation participate in research program at Alabama State University.


Memorial Service Held for Alumnus George H. Andrews
A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 15, for George H. Andrews, an alumnus who worked to honor ASU students for advancing the University’s tradition of academic excellence.


A Gala Celebration of ASU’s 150th Anniversary
Hundreds of members of the ASU family and the University’s supporters gathered recently for the 2017 ASU Gala, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the University’s founding and presenting the inaugural ASU Advancement Awards.


ASU Marks Its 150th Birthday
Alabama State University celebrated the 150th anniversary of the University's founding with a special birthday party and Day of Giving for O' Mother Dear on July 17.


One of ASU’s Oldest Graduates Has Passed
Alabama State University sadly announces the passing of one of its oldest graduates.


ASU to Host MLK Celebration Events
Alumnus Brandon McGee will serve as the featured speaker at one of two Alabama State University events to honor the legacy and leadership of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Alumna and Broadway Star Set to Speak at Founders' Day Celebration
Alumna Bonita J. Hamilton, longtime star of the Broadway hit "Lion King," will be the featured speaker for the 2017 Founders' Day Convocation on Feb. 3.


NSF Awards ASU Grant Totaling Nearly $1 Million
A new grant from the National Science Foundation will allow for a significant expansion of ASU’s research capacity.


Volunteers Prepare Campus for Students’ Return
A group of enthusiastic alumni showed their love for the University and ASU students during a residence hall cleanup just prior to the start of spring semester.


Student-Athlete Graduates Earn Their Sashes
More than 30 student-athletes were honored with a reception, as they prepare for graduation on Friday, Dec. 9.


Alumnus Remembered as Champion for Youth and ASU
Funeral services were held on Dec. 3, for well-known ASU alumnus and community leader, Robert E. James.


Cast Your Vote for Miss ASU to be Featured in ‘EBONY’ Magazine
Vote today for Miss ASU, Suna Njie, to be included in an upcoming edition of "EBONY" magazine.


ASU Confers More than 400 Degrees during Fall Commencement
Alabama State University’s 294th Commencement exercises included 430 candidates for degrees and a poignant moment for three graduates.


A Look Ahead to 2017
With 2016 coming to a close, there’s a lot to look forward to in the New Year. Here are some expected highlights for 2017:


Bama State Style Returns to National Television
“Bama State Style,” the television reality series featuring Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets, will return to television on Jan. 10, on the Aspire network.


New Date Set for Fall Convocation
The annual Fall Convocation, featuring the President's "State of the University" address, has been moved to Sept. 22.


Inauguration held for SGA Officers
The officers of the Student Government Association were sworn in on Sept. 14 during ceremonies held in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.


ASU Foundation Transition
The ASU Foundation, Inc., is undergoing a transition that includes a new Executive Director.


Work Progresses on the New Interpretive Center
Work is advancing on the $5 million Selma-to-Montgomery Interpretive Center, located on the campus of Alabama State University.


Tropical Disease Expert Speaks about Zika Virus
A nationally known expert on infectious diseases was the guest lecturer at an ASU forum focusing on the Zika virus.


Forensic Science Program Receives NSF Grant
Students in ASU’s forensic science program will benefit from a $40,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation.


ASU Students Receive Scholarships in STEM Disciplines
More than $78,000 in scholarships have been awarded to ASU students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines for the current academic year.


Fall Convocation Features ‘State of the University’ Address
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd will deliver the “State of the University” address during ASU’s annual Fall Convocation on Sept. 15.


Prospective Students: It's Time to Connect
ASU’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment will host its annual Fall Connection Day on Saturday, Sept. 24.


Nat King Cole Jazz Festival: Great Music and Family Fun
The sounds of smooth jazz and soulful blues filled the air on Sunday, Sept. 4, as the Nat King Cole Jazz Festival returned to downtown Montgomery.


Alumni Roundup in San Antonio Draws Crowd of Excited Fans
A large crowd of Hornets fans filled a popular San Antonio restaurant on Saturday, September 3, for the inaugural Alumni Roundup and pre-game rally.


Stevenson Challenges the Class of 2020 to ‘Change the World’
One of the nation’s leading voices for criminal justice reform, Bryan Stevenson, delivered an inspiring address at ASU’s University College Convocation, challenging the Class of 2020 to change the world by channeling their own unique abilities.


ASU Receives $349,000 Grant for Educational Talent Search Program
Alabama State University has received a five-year, $349,000 grant to help students prepare for college success through its TRIO program.


Music Student Performs at International Piano Festival
An ASU senior music major recently attended an international music festival this summer in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she performed during the closing concert.


ASU Student Attends Prestigious Thurgood Marshall Seminar
An ASU music education major was selected to attend the prestigious Thurgood Marshall Teacher Quality Retention Program.


Patrons and Donors Honored by ASU’s National Center
ASU’s National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture recently held its annual Patrons and Donors Reception to honor its most dedicated supporters.


View Bryan Stevenson's University College Convocation Address Live
ASU will live stream of its University College Convocation, which will feature Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, leading advocate for criminal justice reform and author of ASU's inaugural Common Reader selection, "Just Mercy,"


Originator of ‘Black Power’ Slogan Speaks at National Center Symposium
Civil rights activists and scholars spoke to a crowded room at ASU's National Center on Friday, Aug. 26 for a symposium exploring the origins of the Black Power Movement.


Applications Now Being Accepted for Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship
ASU sophomore student scholars interested in studying abroad are encouraged to apply for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship by Sept. 15, 2016.


Boyd Meets with Faith-Based Leaders
More than 40 clergy members recently attended a special breakfast with President Gwendolyn E. Boyd, where the group discussed ways to expand ASU’s connections to the community.


ASU’s Joselyn Miller Named to White House HBCU All Stars
An ASU biology/pre-health major is one of 73 college students named as 2016 HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


AFROTC Scholarships Available for Current Students
ASU’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 019 is offering eligible ASU students an opportunity to compete for several scholarships worth up to $18,000 annually plus textbook allowances and monthly stipends.


ASU Professor Appointed to IRS Advisory Council
The director of ASU’s Master of Accountancy program is one of five new members appointed to serve on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council.


ASU Professor to Speak at 2016 Next Generation Dx Summit
An ASU professor of forensic science will deliver a presentation at an international research conference that draws more than 1,000 scientists and diagnostic professionals.


ASU Website Gets New Look
Visitors to ASU’s home on the web are in for a special treat, as the University recently launched an exciting new redesign of its website.


Move-in Day Full of Excitement
ASU's campus was swarming with excited students, parents and volunteers on Saturday, August 13, as the University welcomed new and returning students during the annual Hornet Haul Move-In Day.


Dr. Cheryl Easley Welcomed as New Health Sciences Dean
The new dean of ASU's College of Health Sciences got a warm welcome to Hornet Nation during a reception held in her honor Tuesday, August 9.


Get Your Tickets Today for the Alumni Round-Up Brunch
The season of football and road trips is fast approaching, and ASU has planned an exciting alumni brunch for Hornets fans attending ASU’s game against the Roadrunners of UT-San Antonio on Sept. 3.


Military Retirement Ceremony Held for ASU ROTC Detachment Commander
The longest serving airman in United States Air Force history was among those gathered on the ASU campus recently to honor Lt. Col. Tangela D. Spencer, commander of ASU’s ROTC Detachment 019, upon her retirement from the armed services.


'Just Mercy' Selected as ASU Common Reader Initiative
ASU's Class of 2020 will receive copies of Bryan Stevenson's powerful book, "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption," as part of the 2016 Campus Common Reader Initiative.


$285,000 Grant to Focus on Collaborations and Prostate Cancer Research
Alabama State University has been awarded a major grant that will help fund a collaborative prostate cancer research program between ASU and the University of North Texas Health Science Center.


107-Year-Old Alumna Visits Campus
Alabama State University's oldest living graduate visited the campus on Wednesday, July 27, spending time with President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Campus-wide Power Outage on July 28
The Alabama State University campus will be closed Thursday, July 28 due to a planned power outage.


Lincolnites’ Reunion: ‘The Legacy Lives’
The Lincolnite Club, Inc., recently held its biennial reunion, honoring the legacy of the nine freed slaves who founded the Lincoln Normal School that would one day become Alabama State University.


ASU Helps Find Housing and Employment for Homeless Veterans
Nearly 100 people attended ASU's first ever housing and career fair for homeless veterans.


Camp G.I.F.T.E.D. Provides ‘A Voice’ for Special Actors
Participants of ASU's Camp G.I.F.T.E.D. held a performance culminating the weeklong summer performing arts program.


‘Booked on Heritage’ Shares Children’s Story of E.D. Nixon Sr.
Dozens of children spent part of the day at ASU’s National Center, where they enjoyed a book about E.D. Nixon, Sr., and learned more about their own history and heritage.


ASU's WVAS, Public Safety Sponsor Town Hall Meeting
As cities across the nation grapple with the fallout from recent police shootings and the Dallas sniper attack, an ASU-sponsored town hall meeting provided a forum for community dialogue.


Press Conference Held for Wednesday’s Anti-Crime Town Hall & Block Party
Officials held a press conference at ASU to discuss a community-wide town hall and block party that aims to open dialogue and find solutions to tackle crime in the Montgomery community.


Grant Expands ASU-UAB Cancer Research Program
A select group of high school and undergraduate students are spending their summer at ASU learning about cancer research and gaining exposure to the STEM fields thanks to the expansion of a federal grant.


Spotlight: Dr. Tanjula Petty
Dr. Tanjula Petty is living out her passion to serve as an educator and a change agent through her position as the chief academic officer for Albany Technical College.


ASU’s Air Force ROTC Detachment Celebrates 45th Anniversary
Alabama State University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 019 is celebrating 45 years of training students to become officers in the United States Air Force and leaders in the world.


Melendez: 'Extremely Thankful for My Time at ASU'
Head Baseball Coach Mervyl Melendez said he has "nothing but cherished memories" of his time at Alabama State, after accepting a new coaching position in Florida.


Camp 3T Draws National ‘Stars’ to Campus
Participants in the annual Camp 3T program are getting one-on-one instruction and mentoring from a diverse group of entertainers and artists, many of whom attended the camp themselves as teens.


High School Grads Attend ASU’s Nanobiotechnology Research Training Program
Some of the Montgomery-area’s most talented young scholars are getting hands-on research experience in the STEM fields alongside ASU faculty mentors as part of an eight-week summer training program.


‘Walking in Black History’ Students Visit ASU
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd spent time with a group of middle and high school students who visited the campus to learn more about the University and its role in civil rights history.


Hornets Football Receives APR Award
Alabama State University's football recently received a national honor for the program's latest Academic Progress Report.


ASU Receives $250,000 Department of Defense Grant
ASU’s new biomedical engineering program is one of several University initiatives that will receive a major boost as part of a federal grant awarded by the Department of Defense.


WVAS Wins Top Associated Press Awards
Alabama State University’s WVAS-FM has once again been honored for excellence in broadcasting, earning five awards from the Associated Press.


ASU Celebrates Two New Degree Programs, Release from SACS Warning
Students and employees gathered to celebrate the recent announcement that ASU’s accrediting body has lifted the institution from warning status and has approved two exciting new degree programs.


U.S. Transportation Secretary Brings Message of Connecting Communities to ASU
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony R. Foxx spoke to a packed audience in the theater of ASU's John Garrick Hardy Student Center, as part of an event highlighting Montgomery’s role in the nation’s transportation history and exploring current matters related to transportation.


ASU Professors Awarded $20,000 in Fellowship Grants
The Alabama State Council on the Arts has awarded four ASU professors a total of $20,000 in fellowship grants that will allow them to further enhance their work in the arts.


TAPS Campers Travel to ‘The Land of Oz’
More than 150 campers wowed a large crowd at ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome, as they presented their final performance as part of the annual Theatre Arts Performing School (TAPS).


Registration Underway for ASU’s Middle-School Music Camp
ASU’s Department of Music is hosting a special camp for middle school band and choral students looking to hone their skills over the summer.


ASU Announces Warning Status Lifted by SACSCOC
Alabama State University has been lifted from warning status by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


LIVESTREAM: U.S. Transportation Secretary to Speak at ASU
ASU will livestream its event featuring U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who will visit the campus as part of discussions about Montgomery’s impact on transportation following the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as current opportunities related to transportation.


Alumna Wins Book of the Year Award
An ASU alumna has earned an award for her children’s book that celebrates a young girl’s ever-changing natural hair texture and styles.


WVAS-FM Announces Special Programming for Black Music Month
WVAS-FM listeners can tune in to the station throughout the month of June for a variety of special programs celebrating Black Music Month.


ASU Receives $815,000 Grant to Aid Children and Women's Health Care
Alabama State University has received its third, five-year federal grant to help its Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program continue working to improve healthcare for children and mothers from minority populations.


U.S. Transportation Secretary to Speak at ASU on June 14
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will visit the ASU campus as part of discussions about Montgomery’s historic impact on transportation following the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as current opportunities related to transportation.


ASU NAA to Hold 34th Biennial Convention in Las Vegas
Early registration is underway for the 34th Biennial Convention of the ASU National Alumni Association, which will be held next summer in Las Vegas.


Professor Co-authors New Book on Cancer Research
Dr. Manoj Mishra has co-authored a new book exploring epigenetic advancements in cancer research.


Scholars Spend Summer Conducting Research at ASU
A group of undergraduate scholars from around the world will call the ASU campus home this summer, as they participate in a 10-week research program along with faculty mentors.


Mighty Marching Hornets Band Appears in New Movie
ASU’s showstopping Mighty Marching Hornets band will be seen worldwide in a new movie scheduled for release in November.


ASU to Host a Variety of Summer Camps
Parents in search of activities featuring both fun and enrichment for their children this summer will find a host of options on the ASU campus.


ASU Welcomes New Students for Summer Term
New students enrolled for ASU’s summer term are getting their first taste of campus life, as the University hosts the summer session of its New Student Orientation program.


Alumna Crowned IFBB Figure Pro
An ASU alumna is achieving her dreams as a top national-level bodybuilding competitor.


Hornets Baseball Wins SWAC Championship
The ASU baseball team completed an unprecedented run by winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship with a 7-5 win over defending champion Texas Southern.


Lady Hornets Win First SWAC Softball Championship
ASU's Lady Hornets softball team has made history with its first SWAC Championship title and now his headed to the NCAA Regional Tournament.


Professor Receives Travel Grant to International Conference
An ASU professor and cancer researcher has been awarded a travel grant to attend one of the world’s largest events in the field of immunology.


VIDEO: Steve Harvey's Speech at ASU Commencement
Global entertainer Steve Harvey was the speaker for the 293rd Spring Commencement at Alabama State University on Saturday, May 7, 2016.


Historic Weekend for Hornets Athletics
ASU's women's track has captured its 7th straight outdoor track and field SWAC Championship and 5th straight Triple Crown, while the Hornets baseball team has become the first SWAC team to go undefeated in conference play.


Surprise Scholarships Presented to New Members of Hornet Nation
ASU officials have made “surprise” visits to several area high schools this week, presenting more than $300,000 in scholarships and welcoming dozens of high school seniors into the Hornet Nation.


Golden Class Celebrates 50-Year Reunion
Members of ASU’s Golden Class of 1966 returned to their old stomping grounds to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of their graduation from O’ Mother Dear.


Board of Trustees Elects New Officers
The Alabama State University Board of Trustees voted on new leadership during a meeting held Friday, May 7.


ASU Student Studies Abroad, Lands Google Internship
From a recent study abroad experience in Barcelona to an upcoming internship with Google, Jamie Coleman is a shining example of the ASU mantra, “Opportunity is Here.”


Steve Harvey Challenges ASU Students to ‘Be Great’
An overflow crowd filled ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome for the University’s Spring Commencement Exercises, where world-famous entertainer and entrepreneur Steve Harvey delivered a stirring Commencement address.


ASU Surprises Carver High Seniors with $160,000 in Scholarships
Alabama State University officials surprised seven seniors from Montgomery’s Carver High School with more than $160,000 in academic scholarships.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, April 27
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Scholarship Presentation Bittersweet Surprise for Birmingham Student
There wasn’t a dry eye in Birmingham’s Parker High School auditorium Thursday, April 28, as President Gwendolyn E. Boyd surprised a high school senior with a special ASU scholarship.


Alumnus Produces New Horror Film
An ASU alumnus and filmmaker is hoping to scare up success with his latest movie, a horror film titled “Exit 14.”


National Center Honors Alumnus for Outstanding Years of Service
ASU’s annual E.D. Nixon Institute celebrated a man whose dedication to preserving civil rights history led to the event’s founding nearly 15 years ago.


Theatre Students Making Their Mark on Stage and Beyond
All the world truly is a stage for students in ASU’s Department of Theatre, who have racked up an impressive list of awards and career opportunities.


Medcalf Selected for National Leadership Program
An ASU professor and founding director of the University’s BFA in Dance program will participate in a national networking and leadership development program for dance professionals.


Hornets Athletics Teams Score Big with APR
A total of 14 Hornets athletics programs scored at or above the national benchmark, as the NCAA released its annual academic progress ratings, with 17 of ASU's 18 athletics programs meeting post-season eligibility qualifications for the upcoming season.


ASU Seeking Students for Free Transportation Summer Camp
Alabama State University has been awarded a $30,000 grant to host a summer camp aimed at encouraging high school students to pursue transportation careers.


ASU Professor Speaks at International Conference
An ASU professor of communications recently presented her research during the Popular Culture Association’s annual conference.


Graetz Symposium Honors White Civil Rights Allies
The 10th annual Robert and Jean Graetz Symposium engaged participants in a discussion about the role of white allies during the Civil Rights Movement.


Hornet Fest Provides End-of-Semester Fun
ASU’s third annual spring Hornet Fest drew a crowd of students and employees to the Student Center amphitheater for a fun day featuring food, games, prizes and a variety of activities.


Communications Professor Remembered as a 'Quiet Giant'
Colleagues, students and friends of the late Dr. Tracy Banks, a longtime professor in ASU’s Communications Department, remembered her as a “quiet giant” during a memorial service.


Saturday STEM Academy Brings Science Education to River-Region Students
ASU’s Saturday STEM Academy is helping students in the River Region gain hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Men's, Women's Golf Teams Win SWAC Championships
The Hornets men's and women's golf teams have once again captured SWAC Championship victories, with the men earning their fifth consecutive title and the women earning their fourth consecutive title.


ASU Students Win Top Honors at National Science Convention
Students from Alabama State University recently earned top honors and new leadership positions during a national science convention.


Music Department Awarded Grant to Provide Enrichment Programs for Youth
Alabama State University’s Department of Music will offer a variety of music enrichment programs for students in Montgomery Public Schools as part of a recent grant.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, April 13
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Honors Day Convocation Celebrates Legacy, Leadership and Excellence
Some of ASU’s best and brightest students were recognized today for outstanding academic achievement during the University’s annual Honors Day Convocation.


University Honors 2015-16 Retirees
Alabama State University held a special celebration to honor 16 retirees who have contributed more than 395 combined years of service to the University.


Students Elect 2016-17 SGA Officers, Miss ASU
Results were announced today for ASU’s SGA officers and Miss ASU for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year.


Students Highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The ASU campus community recently held a special event to raise awareness about sexual assault, part of a nationwide observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Internationally Known Entertainer, Entrepreneur Steve Harvey to Deliver Commencement Address
World-renowned entertainer, entrepreneur and best-selling author Steve Harvey will address graduates during Alabama State University’s Spring Commencement Exercises.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, April 6
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Finishes Among Top Eight in Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
ASU’s Honda Campus All Star Challenge team recently continued its streak of placing in the top eight of the national championship.


Students Excited about Harvey Partnership with ASU
Students are looking forward to this year’s Homecoming festivities with great excitement and anticipation following the recent announcement of ASU’s new partnership with world-renowned entertainer and entrepreneur Steve Harvey.


ASU Professor Selected for Entertainment Law Panel
An ASU professor who serves as the coordinator for the University’s Recording Industry Program will join prominent national and local experts as a panelist during a two-day symposium on sports and entertainment.


ASU Vice President Featured Presenter at National Education Conference
One of ASU’s senior leaders recently delivered a featured presentation about social media during the National Education Association’s Higher Education Conference.


Captain Simmons Named Officer of the Month
An ASU police officer recently was recognized for going the extra mile in carrying out the duties of his position and in working to protect the community.


Steve Harvey, ASU Announce Turkey Day Classic Partnership
That “Ole ‘Bama State Spirit” meets Hollywood this year, as world famous entertainer Steve Harvey will partner with ASU to sponsor the 2016 Turkey Day Classic.


ASU Receives $23,000 Grant For STEM Summer Program
Rising high school sophomores from the River Region will get a chance to sharpen their skills in STEM fields this summer during ASU’s UNITE program.


Spring Sting Full of Fun and Enrichment
Fresh off of the spring break holiday, ASU students returned to campus for a week of exciting activities during the University’s first ever Spring Sting event.


WVAS-FM Honored with Four Statewide Broadcasting Awards
?WVAS-FM recently was honored with four broadcasting awards by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.


Donnie McClurkin: 'You Are Mightier Than You Know'
ASU students received a powerful message of inspiration and faith during a recent on-campus event featuring minister and gospel artist Donnie McClurkin.


2016 Football Season Tickets On Sale Monday
Season tickets for the upcoming Hornets football season, which features five exciting home games, will go on sale Monday, April 4.


Steve Harvey to Hold News Conference at ASU
World famous television and radio host, comedian, actor and best-selling author Steve Harvey will join Alabama State University President Gwendolyn E. Boyd at the ASU Stadium Saturday for a news conference concerning a major announcement.


Biology Major Receives Summer Research Fellowship
An ASU junior biology major will spend this summer working for one of the nation’s leading research organizations.


Students Make Civil Rights Pilgrimage to ASU
Students from Birmingham’s Hudson Middle School traveled to Montgomery this week, where they visited the ASU campus to learn more about the University’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.


Boyd to Receive Honor during WVAS Women’s History Month Celebration
As part of WVAS-FM’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd will be honored for outstanding leadership and service to the community.


COBA Students Receive Offers from Top Fortune 500 Companies
Students from ASU’s College of Business Administration soon will be making their mark as new employees and interns at top Fortune 500 companies.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, March 16
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


‘Spring Sting’ Week Packed with Fun, Excitement for Students
ASU will host a week of exciting activities and events for students during the first ever campus “Spring Sting.”


ASU Receives Grant for Cancer Research Equipment
Alabama State University will enhance its cancer research activities with the help of a recent grant that will be used to assist in the purchase of a high-tech imaging system.


English Professor Recognized as Literary Arts Fellow
The Alabama State Council of the Arts has awarded an ASU English professor with the 2015-16 Fellowship in Literary Arts.


Student Wins Award for Research on Suicide?
An ASU student was recognized during an annual meeting of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association for a poster presentation on the the topic of suicide.


HBCU Presidents' Summit on STEM Supported by Federal Agencies
Representatives from some of the nation's foremost agencies weighed in on the impact of the Presidents' Summit on STEM held at Alabama State University.


STEM Summit Touted as ‘Huge Success’
Leaders of more than 30 HBCUs are leaving Montgomery energized and excited about future collaborations in advancing STEM opportunities, thanks to a three-day STEM summit hosted by Alabama State University.


Nationally Recognized Higher Education Expert Speaks at STEM Summit
Nationally renowned higher education expert and college president Dr. Freeman Hrabowski encouraged university leaders attending the HBCU Presidents’ Summit on STEM to rethink science education at their institutions.


HBCU Presidents’ Summit on STEM Opens in Montgomery
The opening session of the inaugural HBCU Presidents' Summit on STEM, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Alabama State University, was held Sunday, March 13.


Lady Hornets Win Back-to-Back SWAC Basketball Titles
ASU's Lady Hornets have made history after winning back-to-back SWAC Championship titles.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, March 9
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Hosts Inaugural HBCU Presidents’ Summit on STEM
Alabama State University will host leaders of some of the nation’s most prestigious and historic institutions of higher education on its campus for the inaugural NSF-sponsored HBCU Presidents’ Summit on STEM.


Students Win Travel Awards To National STEM Research Conference
A group of students from the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology recently received travel awards to attend a national STEM Research Conference held in Washington, D.C.


ASU MCH Connect Summer Academy Application Deadline is March 18
ASU freshman and sophomore students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers that impact women and children are encouraged to apply for a unique summer training program offered through the College of Health Sciences.


ASU Ceremony Honors Civil Rights Icon and Alumnus
Alumnus and civil rights legend, the Rev. F.D. Reese, was honored during a special outdoor ceremony at Alabama State University on Wednesday, March 9.


Lady Hornets Clinch Top Seed in SWAC Tournament Championship
ASU's Lady Hornets basketball team broke a record, ended a winning streak and clinched the top seed in the SWAC with a big win against Grambling State on Saturday.


Boyd, Students Participate in Bloody Sunday Commemoration
A contingency of ASU students were among the crowd gathered in Selma, Ala., this weekend, where President Gwendolyn E. Boyd delivered the keynote address for a commemorative ceremony marking the 51st anniversary of Bloody Sunday.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, March 2
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Student Wins Top National Award for Forensic Research
A graduate student in ASU’s Forensic Science program recently earned a first-place award during a national research conference.


Boyd to Deliver Keynote Address for Bloody Sunday Commemoration
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd will deliver the keynote address during a commemorative event observing the 51st anniversary of Bloody Sunday.


Recent ASU Grads Win Silver at ADDY Competition
Two recent ASU graduates are headed to compete in the district competition for the American Advertising Awards after earning Silver Awards during a local competition.


Student Wins Top Honors at National Research Conference
An ASU junior biology major earned a first place honor for his research poster presentation during the Emerging Research National Conference.


ASU to Honor Civil Rights Icon, Alumnus Frederick D. Reese
An alumnus who is revered for his role in the Civil Rights Movement will be honored during a special ceremony on the ASU campus.


ASU Culminates Black History Month with Lecture
Students attending ASU’s Black History Month Lecture received an inspiring message about fulfilling the legacy of excellence for HBCUs.


Alumnus Frederick Reese Receives Congressional Gold Medal
ASU alumnus and civil rights foot soldier, the Rev. Frederick D. Reese, was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony at the White House.


Voting Top Topic at Bill Clinton’s Campaign Stop at ASU
A crowd of hundreds flocked to the ASU campus for a chance to see former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who visited the University during a campaign stop in support of his wife’s bid for the presidency.


Early Childhood Center Dedicates New Playground
The first phase of a new preschool playground for students at the Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center was officially dedicated on Friday, Feb. 26.


Alumna Joins Peace Corps, Helps Fight HIV/AIDS in Botswana
A leap of faith has landed one ASU alumna thousands of miles from home, where she is helping to fight HIV/AIDS in Botswana.


Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Calvin L. Williams to Speak at ASU
The ASU Campus Programming Board will host a special program for students featuring Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Calvin L. Williams.


ASU Students Rally for Higher Education
Alabama State University students added their voices to a large chorus of university students and higher education advocates gathered at the Alabama State House Thursday, Feb. 25 to rally for funding equity.


Black History Month Lecture to Feature Alumna, School President
Dr. Monica Motley, ASU alumna and president of the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science, will serve as the guest speaker for ASU’s Black History Month Lecture.


Women's Track Captures Eighth Consecutive Indoor Championship
For the eighth straight year, the Lady Hornets have captured the SWAC Indoor Track Championship title.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Feb. 17
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Alumna Tapped to Head Florida’s Food, Nutrition and Wellness Division
An ASU alumna has been tapped to oversee school feeding programs in the state of Florida, playing a major role in encouraging healthy eating and healthy lifestyles for citizens, especially youth.


Student Receives Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
An ASU student majoring in biology pre-health is one of 40 students selected from more than 25,000 applicants to receive a Tylenol Future Care Scholarship this year.


Business Students Win First Place in Leadership Competition
Competing with students from eight other schools from across the nation, a group of ASU business students brought home a first-place award in an annual Leadership Diversity Competition.


Professor to Receive Cancer Research Award
ASU’s Cancer Biology Research and Training Program will receive national recognition through a research award being presented to Dr. Manoj Mishra, director.


Student Wins First Place at Science and Technology Open House
An ASU biology major earned a first-place award during a Science and Technology Open House poster competition that drew participants from across the state.


Alumnus Making Big Moves in Broadcasting
An ASU alumnus has accepted a new position at one of the top rated television news stations in the state of Louisiana.


ASU Dean Wins Prestigious Award
The dean of ASU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts recently traveled to her home state of Mississippi to accept an award she helped to launch nearly three decades ago.


CIA Chief Speaks about the Importance of Making Connections
ASU’s Office of Career Services held its inaugural Leadership Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Feb. 10, with CIA chief Reginald King as the guest speaker.


Theatre Students Win Kennedy Center Honors for 4th Consecutive Year
ASU’s Theatre Arts program has racked up a record-breaking string of top honors in the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Festival.


Vaughn Honored with Signature Dinner
Alabama State University honored one of its most revered educators, Dr. Percy J. Vaughn Jr., with a black-tie signature dinner attended by former students, colleagues and community members.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Feb. 3
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Cyrus Signs with CFL Team
Hard work and dedication have paid off for Hornets football standout Malcolm Cyrus, who recently signed with the Canadian Football League.


ASU to Host Summer STEM Boot Camp in Birmingham
Rising 8th and 9th grade students in the Birmingham area will have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in STEM during a Summer STEM Boot Camp hosted by ASU.


ASU Receives Third Grant To Teach High School Students Cancer Research
ASU will help expose the next generation of scientists to groundbreaking cancer research this summer, thanks to the institution’s third grant under the Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program.


116th Founders’ Day: Honoring Those to Whom Honor is Due
Alabama State University paused to honor its founders as well as two longtime academic leaders and two of its most faithful alumni during the 116th Founders’ Day observance.


Alumna Helps Charter First AKA Chapter in the Middle East
An ASU alumna is among a diverse group of professional women who recently made history when they helped to charter the Middle East’s first chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


Hornets Announce Full Day of Events for Football Signing Day
College football fans across the nation are gearing up for football signing day, and ASU has planned a full day of events for fans eager to find out about the Hornets’ new signees.


Theatre Department Alumna to Appear on “Fatal Attraction”
One of TV One’s most popular original series will feature a graduate of ASU’s Theatre Arts program.


Music Students Participate in AMEA Conference
Students and professors from ASU’s Department of Music helped to spread the word about the department’s many programs and achievements during a recent conference.


Students to Participate in Leadership Diversity Competition
A team of four ASU students from the College of Business Administration will showcase their business acumen during an annual leadership competition at The University of Alabama.


WVAS-FM Announces Special Programming for Black History Month
WVAS-FM listeners can tune in to the station throughout the month of February for a variety of special programs celebrating Black History Month.


ASU Student Lands Coveted Internship at Morgan Stanley
An ASU student has landed a coveted summer internship with financial giant Morgan Stanley, competing with candidates from around the world for the opportunity.


University Mourns Loss of Alumnus James A. Turner
The Alabama State University family is mourning the loss of alumnus and former chaplain for the Hornets football team, Rev. James Turner.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Jan. 20
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU to Celebrate 116th Founders’ Day, Honor Former Dean
A black-tie dinner honoring Dr. Percy J. Vaughn Jr. and the annual Founders’ Day Convocation are part of the upcoming celebration of Alabama State University’s 116th Founders’ Day.


Alumna Makes History as Administrator of Montgomery County Courthouse
An ASU alumna has made history with her new role with the Montgomery County Courthouse.


Dr. Bryan K. Fair to Speak at ASU’s Distinguished Lecture Series
A noted author and distinguished law professor at the University of Alabama School of Law will serve as the keynote speaker for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series.


ASU VP to Speak at Community-wide Jobs Workshop in Selma
ASU’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement is the featured speaker for an upcoming Community-wide Jobs Workshop in Selma.


MLK Convocation Speaker Declares ‘Recess is Over’
The keynote speaker for ASU’s annual MLK Convocation challenged those in attendance to roll up their sleeves and recommit to the work of achieving King’s dream.


Alumnae Make National News
Those appearing before the District Court in Birmingham, Ala., will now be “seeing double,” as twin sisters and ASU graduates Shera Grant and Shanta Owens both are serving as District Court judges.


Music Department Offers Piano for Children Lessons
Registration now is open for ASU's Piano for Children program, which serves children ages 6 to 12.


ASU-UAB Scientists Receive $50,000 Grant for Breast Cancer Research
Researchers at ASU and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have received a $50,000 grant for a collaborative breast cancer research project.


NAA Launches Nationwide Recruitment Effort
ASU’s National Alumni Association, under the leadership of a new president, is launching a nationwide effort to increase membership and alumni participation.


Hundreds Gather to Celebrate the Life of Alumnus Kenneth “Kenny J” Smith
Longtime radio personality and ASU alumnus Kenneth “Kenny J” Smith was remembered today for his distinctive voice, engaging personality and big heart.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Jan. 6
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Saving the ‘Life of Reylly’
Students who traveled to Peru for a 10-day medical research and internship program were touched by the plight of an 8-year-old boy they encountered in a hospital there and have started a fund to help him receive the medical care that could save his life.


Alumnus Howard Watkins Appointed to ASU Board of Trustees
A committed ASU alumnus who has dedicated countless hours recruiting students to attend his beloved alma mater recently was appointed to the ASU Board of Trustees.


ASU Student Attends International Climate Change Conference in France
ASU student Rashad Grimes was among those from around the globe who attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, where the historic Paris Agreement was reached.


ASU’s College of Education Ranked as a Top Producer of Teachers
ASU’s largest and oldest degree-granting college, the College of Education, is ranked as the third top producer of teachers among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


A Look Ahead: Upcoming Dates for 2016
From University-wide convocations and athletic events to business workshops and music recitals, Alabama State University’s 2016 calendar includes a variety of events.


ASU Music Majors Accepted to Prestigious Vann Vocal Institute
Several ASU music majors have been selected to attend the prestigious Vann Vocal Institute, where they will have an opportunity to study and network with internationally acclaimed opera singers.


MLK Convocation Speaker Announced
ASU’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation will feature the Rev. Matthew L. Watley, executive minister of Reid Temple A.M.E. Church in Glenn Dale, Md.


Alumnus Named to Mobile Bay Magazine’s '40 Under Forty'
An ASU alumnus has been recognized by Mobile Bay Magazine for his community involvement and professional leadership.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Dec. 9
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Graduates Grateful for Opportunities at ASU
More than 400 graduates made the transition from students to alumni on Friday, December 11, as the University held its 292nd Commencement Exercises.


Student Receives Travel Award to STEM Conference
A graduate student in ASU’s forensic science program has received an award to cover travel expenses for a national STEM conference.


University to Celebrate 116th Founders’ Day
A black-tie dinner and the annual Founders’ Day Convocation are part of the upcoming celebration of Alabama State University’s 116th Founders’ Day.


Get Your Personalized Brick in Time for Founders’ Day
The “Help Lay a Foundation for Excellence” campaign is giving alumni and supporters an exciting opportunity to leave a tangible, lasting legacy on ASU’s campus.


Steve Rogers Enters SWAC Hall of Fame
A legendary Hornets basketball player has been inducted into the SWAC Hall of Fame.


ASU to Hold 292nd Commencement Exercises
Alabama State University will confer more than 400 undergraduate and graduate degrees during its Fall Commencement Exercises on Dec. 11.


Lawyers Discuss Bus Boycott, Voting Rights
Some of the nation’s most prominent attorneys visited the campus of Alabama State University, where they marked the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott with a forum exploring the role of lawyers in the Civil Rights Movement.


King, Abernathy Friendship Shapes the Civil Rights Movement
Relatives of civil rights icons Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy were among those who participated in a forum exploring how the friendship between King and Abernathy shaped the Civil Rights Movement.


Student Forum Focuses on Activism to End Violence
Inspired by the sacrifices of those who participated in the Montgomery Bus Boycott 60 years ago, a group of students at Alabama State University aim to launch their own movement to end violence on college campuses.


WVAS Partners with NPR to Host Michel Martin’s ‘Going There’ Discussion on Bus Boycott
ASU’s WVAS-FM 90.7 partnered with National Public Radio to host a special broadcast of Michel Martin’s “Going There,” which explored the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott as well as today’s civil rights struggles.


Historical Marker Dedicated at ASU to Civil Rights Icons
Alabama State University paused today to pay homage to local footsoldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, dedicating a historical marker in front of one of the University’s oldest buildings.


NAA Raffle Raises $75,000
The National Alumni Association has announced that members raised more than $75,000 from their annual raffle.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Nov. 25
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Alumnus Elton Dean Appointed by the Governor to Prestigious State Board
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has appointed an ASU alumnus and former Board of Trustees chair to the Alabama Transportation Infrastructure Bank’s Board of Directors.


NAA Raises $75,000 to Benefit ASU
ASU will receive more than $75,000 this year from the National Alumni Association’s annual raffle ticket fundraiser.


COBA Partners with Tec-Master to Launch Mentor Protégé Program for Students
Students in ASU’s College of Business Administration will receive real-world experience and training with a budding technology firm through a new Mentor Protégé agreement.


Football Program Provides Thanksgiving Dinners to Families
Fresh off a big win in the 92nd Turkey Day Classic, the Hornets football team took time out to give back to the community by providing Thanksgiving dinners to 20 area families.


Faculty Member Elected ALCA President Makes History
An ASU College of Education faculty member has been elected as the first African-American male to serve as president of the Alabama Counseling Association.


Historical Marker to be Unveiled at ASU Honoring Bus Boycott
A state historical marker honoring the footsoldiers of the Montgomery Bus Boycott will be unveiled on the Alabama State University campus.


'Tis the Season of Giving at ASU
Help ensure the growth of Alabama State University and the success of the students we serve by making a gift to O’ Mother Dear.


Student Wins Award at National Biomedical Research Conference
An ASU junior biology/pre-health major recently was recognized for his poster presentation during a national biomedical research conference.


Classes Get ‘Fired Up’ at Annual Alumni Scholarship Brunch
A standing-room-only crowd of old friends mingled during the annual Alumni Scholarship Brunch today, reminiscing about their college days and lending their support for their alma mater’s bright future.


Trebled Soul A Capella Group Offers Gift of Music to Local Schools
Students in several local middle and high schools recently got an opportunity to listen to and learn from one of ASU’s most popular student performing groups, Trebled Soul.


Microbiology Student Wins National Forensic Award
An ASU microbiology Ph.D. student has received a national award for her research examining gene expression after death.


?WVAS Joins Salvation Army ‘Angel Tree’ Program to Help Local Families
ASU’s WVAS-FM 90.7 is doing its part to make the holiday season brighter for area families through the Salvation Army’s annual “Angel Tree” program.


Alumni Named to 2016 AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame
The 2016 Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame includes to graduates of Alabama State University.


Mixer Kicks Off Homecoming 2015
Students kicked off Homecoming Week with a Kickoff Mixer that included fellowship, live music and dancing.


An Important Message from ASU Regarding the Concert
Please read an important message from Alabama State University regarding the student concert.


Advancement Services, McGinty Apartments Win Campus Decorating Contest
The Office of Advancement Services and the Willetta McGinty Apartments earned bragging rights in this year’s Campus-wide Black & Gold Decorating Contest.


Student Concert to Feature Lil Wayne, Special Guests
Tickets are on sale now for ASU's Hornet Homecoming student concert, which will feature hit recording artist Lil Wayne and other special guest artists.


Classic Cabaret-style Party Set for TDC Homecoming 2015
You won't want to miss one of the top highlights of this year's Homecoming celebration, the Classic Cabaret, featuring live music, heavy hors-d'oeuvres, Vegas style games, a late-night breakfast buffet and much more.


Bryan Stevenson Names ‘Four Steps to Create Justice’
Equal Justice Initiative founder, Harvard Law School graduate and best-selling author Bryan Stevenson discussed the “four steps to create justice” during a visit to the ASU campus on Wednesday, Nov. 11.


Alumna Named Teacher of the Year at Atlanta School
A veteran educator and ASU alumna has been recognized for her dedication and unique approach to increasing the academic success of her students.


ASU Sponsors Big Data Analytics Workshop
ASU will welcome faculty and graduate students and expert speakers from several universities as it hosts a Big Data Analytics Workshop aimed at adapting and integrating big data analytics in mathematics courses.


HPER Club Wins Baughman Award for Second Consecutive Year
For the fourth time and the second year in a row, ASU’s HPER Club has received a statewide award named for a pioneer in the areas of health and physical education.


ASU Student Hosts Local Art Exhibition
A freshman visual arts major is hosting an art exhibition showcasing her work along with the works of 12 other River Region artists.


Hornets Host Faith & Freedom Night during Prairie View Game
ASU will host Faith & Freedom Night during the Hornets game against the Prairie View A&M Panthers this Saturday, Nov. 14.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Nov. 4
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Dean Receives Mississippi Governor’s Arts Award
The dean of ASU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts is being honored in her home state of Mississippi with an award she helped to launch nearly three decades ago.


President Boyd and Fellow Alumna Shera Grant Receive Statewide Honors
Alabama State University President Gwendolyn E. Boyd and alumna Shera Grant are among 34 women recently honored as "Women Who Shape the State."


Professor Helps Young Children Learn through Music
An ASU professor is helping Montgomery preschool-age children develop school readiness skills through music.


Career Day with Alumni ‘Bridges the Gap’
Alumni from across the country visited their alma mater this week to share wisdom and professional advice with current students as part of the annual Career Day with Alumni event.


New Kick-off Time for Turkey Day Classic Game
Kick-off time for the 92nd Turkey Day Classic football game, which will be played on Saturday, Nov. 21, has been moved to 3 p.m.


Hornets Sting Bulldogs in 74th Magic City Classic
The ASU Hornets have earned bragging rights in this year's Magic City Classic, beating the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 35 to 20.


Jenkins Pays Pre-Magic City Classic Visit to Local School
Hornets Head Football Coach Brian Jenkins got this week’s Magic City Classic festivities off to an early start, with a special visit to the team’s “adopted” elementary school for a Hornets and Bulldogs decorations contest.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Oct. 28
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


5K Freedom Run-Walk helps River Region Veterans
ASU’s WVAS-FM will host its second annual 5K Freedom Run-Walk honoring River Region veterans.


Global Ties Alabama Celebrates 50th Anniversary at ASU
A group dedicated to fostering international relationships through exchange programs throughout the state of Alabama celebrated its 50th anniversary during an annual meeting and luncheon held at ASU.


Magic City Classic STEM Conference Features ‘Super Soaker’ Inventor
More than 600 students, along with school teachers and counselors were among the participants of the inaugural Magic City Classic STEM Connection Conference.


Magic City Classic Tickets Still Available
The 74th Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola is just days away, and tickets still are available to attend the nation's largest HBCU football classic.


Women's Cross Country Wins Fifth Consecutive Title
For the fifth straight year, the ASU women's cross country team has captured the SWAC Championship.


Grammy-Nominated R&B Singer Tank Visits ASU
Students in the Recording Industry program got an opportunity to learn more about the music business from one of today’s top R&B singers during a visit to the ASU campus this week.


Alumni Group to Host Scholarship Fundraiser during Magic City Classic Weekend
What began in 1993 as a college friendship among 12 ASU students has now blossomed into an organization dedicated to helping other HBCU students realize their dreams of a college education.


Classes to Reunite for Annual TDC Alumni Scholarship Breakfast
This year’s annual Alumni Scholarship Breakfast will honor the “Classes of the 5s and Os” and the Silver Class of 1990.


MSPO Students Garner National Awards
ASU’s Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics program is making its mark in the profession with two of its students recently earning prestigious awards during a national assembly.


ASU to Host Celebration for 60th Anniversary of Bus Boycott
A weeklong schedule of events are slated for the 60th anniversary celebration of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott.


Magic City Classic Ambassador, Post-game Concert Announced
Anthony Anderson, star of the hit ABC sitcom, “Blackish,” has been announced as this year’s Magic City Classic ambassador, while chart-topping R&B group Jagged Edge has been announced as the post-game concert act.


Coach Jenkins Leads ASU Support for Injured Southern Player
ASU Head Football Coach Brian Jenkins has spearheaded the University's efforts in support of injured Southern University football player, Devon Gales.


Brick Campaign: Get Your Personalized Paver in Time for Homecoming
November 2 is the deadline to purchase personalized bricks in time for the ninth paver installation, which will be unveiled just in time for Homecoming 2015.


Professor Receives Prestigious Forensic Science Grant
An ASU forensic science professor recently was awarded a grant to further her research in the field.


NPR, WVAS to Live Stream Event at Historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
As part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott, ASU’s WVAS-FM 90.7 is teaming up with National Public Radio to host a conversation between civil rights footsoldiers and today’s youth.


Theatre Arts Graduate Travels Abroad for Internship
A recent graduate of ASU’s theatre arts program has embarked on an all-expense paid, six-month travel experience to South America, where she is working as an intern at a Buenos Aires-based location company.


Watch ASU v. UAPB Football Live on ESPNU
Catch the ASU Hornets' football game against the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions live on ESPNU this Thursday.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Oct. 7
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Miss ASU Coronation Honors Past, Celebrates Future
Alabama State University crowned the reigning Miss ASU while honoring its campus queens and kings at the 68th Miss ASU Coronation.


Students Receive Travel Awards to Present Biomedical Research
Students from ASU’s Cancer Biology Research and Training Program have received travel awards to attend and present research at a four-day, national conference in Seattle.


Innovative Car Manufacturer Eyes ASU as Potential Partner
The manager of a Detroit-based technology company visited the ASU campus today, where he discussed the potential of future partnerships with the University and the capital city


ASU Family Mourns Passing of Trustee Emeritus
The Alabama State University family is saddened to announce the passing of Trustee Emeritus Oscar L. Crawley.


New Pageant Crowns ‘Little Miss’ Contestants
More than a dozen young girls showed off their brightest smiles, best talents and finest gowns this weekend during the University’s inaugural “Little Miss” Pageant.


Freshman Convocation Offers Encouragement, Support for Newest Students
The annual University College Convocation featured a panel discussion and several faculty speakers who offered words of encouragement and support to ASU’s newest students.


Magic City Classic Scores with Upcoming STEM Conference
Some of the brightest minds in research and STEM disciplines will gather to connect university and industry leaders during the Magic City Classic STEM Connection Conference.


ASU Spotlight: Kendall Williams
An ASU junior accounting major described his study-abroad journey to China this summer as a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience.


ASU Awarded Major Federal Grant for NanoBiotechnology Research and Training
ASU has received a grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Minority Science and Engineering Program to promote STEM careers among women and minorities.


President Boyd Receives Top Honors
Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd has received three honors recently for her record of leadership and her accomplishments as President of Alabama State University.


ASU Hosts Saturday STEM Academy
Alabama State University’s College of Science, Mathematics and Technology hosted the first of two Saturday STEM Academies this semester.


Miss ASU Places in Top Five at Miss NBCA Hall of Fame Pageant
Miss ASU 2015-16 placed in the top five of the 2015 Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Pageant this weekend.


Board Extends President’s Contract, Approves 2016 Budget
Alabama State University’s Board of Trustees has approved a three-year contract extension for President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Spotlight: Kenderick Hardy
An ASU adjunct professor recently completed a service project refurbishing tricycles for children at the Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center.


Students To Attend Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute
A group of 11 ASU students will travel to the nation’s capital in November to attend the 2015 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Annual Leadership Institute.


BFA Dance Program Receives Grant to Sponsor Special Programs
ASU's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Program will sponsor four special programs thanks to a grant awarded by the Alabama State Council of the Arts.


ASU Releases 2015 Turkey Day Classic Event Schedule
Alabama State University has released this year’s Turkey Day Classic event schedule featuring a host of exciting homecoming festivities and fun for the whole family.


Alumnus James McNeil Appointed to ASU Board of Trustees
A committed alumnus and successful entrepreneur has been appointed to Alabama State University's Board of Trustees.


New Online Application Process for Turkey Day Classic Parade
ASU has made it even easier for participants to enter its annual Turkey Day Classic Parade, with a convenient, new online application process.


Center for Leadership and Public Policy Co-hosts Dementia Care Conference
Alabama State University's Center for Leadership and Public Policy joined the Alabama Department of Senior Services to host a Dementia Care Conference in Prattville.


ASU to Host Saturday STEM Academy for Area Students
ASU’s College of Science, Mathematics and Technology will host two Saturday STEM events designed to cultivate the interest of middle and high school students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Alumna Named Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalist
An ASU alumna and veteran educator has been named the Howard County (Maryland) Teacher of the Year and is one of seven finalists for the 2015-16 Maryland Teacher of the Year Award.


Lecture, ‘Book Talk’ Discusses ASU’s Historic Lab High
Dr. Sharon G. Pierson visited the ASU campus on Thursday, Sept. 17 to discuss her book examining the historical impact of laboratory high schools on HBCU campuses such as Alabama State College’s Lab High.


Boyd Delivers State of the University Address
Alabama State University President Gwendolyn E. Boyd delivered the “State of the University” address at the annual Fall Convocation.


ASU Helps Kick Off National 'Hoops ‘N Hip-Hop' College Tour
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady visited the ASU campus as part of the Magic Johnson Aspire Network’s kickoff of the Hoops ‘N Hip-Hop College Tour.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Sept. 9
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Hosts Several Events Leading up to National HBCU Week Conference
Alabama State University will host several exciting events leading up to the National HBCU Week Conference, organized by the White House Initiative on Black Colleges and Universities.


Help ASU Win $50,000 in Allstate's HBC-I-Owe-U Program
Vote daily through Nov. 30, 2015, in the Allstate HBC-I-Owe-U program, and help Alabama State University win a $50,000 donation for scholarships.


ASU Awarded $450,000 Grant to Conduct Tissue Generation Research
A new grant from the National Science Foundation is helping researchers at ASU explore new methods of artificial tissue generation, with a specific focus on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Sept. 2
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Athletics Announcements Ignite Social Media Explosion
Several major announcements from ASU’s Athletics Department have sparked a flurry of social media responses and led to palpable excitement among Hornets fans.


Boyd to Deliver ‘State of the University’ Address
ASU’s annual Fall Convocation will feature the “State of the University” address delivered by President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Scholarship Banquet Honors Bernice B. Kidd, Alumna and Veteran Educator
The Bernice D. Kidd Scholarship Banquet drew a large crowd of former students and friends who came to honor the veteran educator’s memory and continue her legacy.


Fall Connection Day Set for Sept. 19
ASU is gearing up for its annual fall Connection Day, which will feature a variety of exciting and informative activities to offer prospective students a closer look at the University.


Meeting Emphasizes STEM Education
Math and science educators and specialists from across the state are on the ASU campus this week for the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative’s statewide staff meeting.


ASU Receives Major Grant from Department of Energy
Scientists at ASU have received a major grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to bolster environmental research.


ASU Student Named National HBCU All-Star
Lamar Butler is among 75 of the nation’s top HBCU students who have been named to the first class of HBCU All-Stars, a program sponsored by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


Football: ASU Hornets to Face Auburn Tigers in 2018
Alabama State University's Hornets will face the Auburn University Tigers on the gridiron in 2018, the first ever matchup between the two teams.


Golden Ambassadors Attend Leadership Dinner
The Golden Ambassadors, the official hosts and hostesses of Alabama State University, recently received leadership training from longtime leaders in business and industry.


Alumnus Celebrates 20 Years in Business by Giving Back
ASU alumnus Vladimir Averett celebrated his barbershop’s 20th year in business by honoring his customers and the Montgomery community.


Town Hall Participants Lead Discussion on Teacher Efficacy
Alabama State University’s Teacher Inservice Center recently partnered with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., to present a town hall and panel discussion examining teacher efficacy.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Aug. 26
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU, Tuskegee Renew Football Rivalry
The ASU Hornets and Tuskegee Golden Tigers are renewing their decades-long football rivalry.


ASUNAA to Host Tailgate Party at John Merritt Classic
ASU’s National Alumni Association is heading to Nashville and kicking off the 2015 football season in grand style, with a “Bama State Tailgate” party for the John Merritt Classic.


ASU to Host 22nd Annual Career Day with the Alumni
Current students will glean professional insight and advice from dozens of University alumni who will visit the campus on Nov. 2 for the annual Career Day with Alumni event.


Registration Now Open for ASU's ‘Little Miss' Pageant
Alabama State University’s Miss ASU and Court will sponsor the inaugural Little Miss Pageant, crowning two young girls as “Little Miss Hornet” and “Little Miss ASU.”


ASU Family Mourns Loss of Alumna, Education Advocate
An ASU alumna and beloved River Region educational leader is being remembered for her leadership, empathy, kindness and dedication to students and to her community.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Aug. 19
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Alum and Legendary High School Basketball Coach Retires
After a career spanning five decades, legendary high school basketball coach and ASU alumnus Richard Robertson his hanging up his whistle.


Julian Bond Remembered as ‘a Friend’ to ASU
Alabama State University joins the nation in remembering the life of Julian Bond, a champion for equality.


National Center Reception Recognizes Generosity of Supporters
ASU's National Center recognized the contributions of several donors and patrons at the 12th annual Patrons and Donors Reception.


Fred Gray Receives Award from Alabama Secretary of State
The work of ASU alumnus and noted civil rights champion Fred Gray has been recognized with an award presented by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.


‘Hornet Haul’ Welcomes New and Returning Students
Dozens of volunteers were on hand to help new and returning students and their families during Hornet Haul, the University’s move-in day experience.


New Hampshire Students Visit ASU During Civil Rights Pilgrimage
A student group from New Hampshire recently visited the campus of Alabama State University as part of a civil rights pilgrimage.


Safety Conference Held on ASU Campus
Alabama State University's Department of Public Safety participated in a three-day training seminar to bolster preparedness in the event of an on-campus emergency.


Mishra Named STEM Faculty of the Year
Alabama State University announced its 2015 STEM Faculty of the Year during the annual Fall Faculty Institute.


Next Step in Biomechanics Comes to ASU Campus
A state-of-the art new device in ASU's Biomechanics and Motor Control Laboratory is helping researchers use virtual reality environments to study human motion and ultimately improve lives.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Aug. 12
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Magic City Classic Tickets on Sale
Tickets are now on sale for the 74th Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola, which will take place Oct. 31, 2015 at Birmingham's Legion Field.


Princess Camp a ‘Dream Come True’ for Participants
ASU’s John Garrick Hardy Student Center ballroom was a vision in roses, crystals and tulle, as nearly 50 young girls enjoyed a day fit for royalty during the “Princess in Training Camp.”


Conference Commemorating 1965 Voting Rights Act Concludes
ASU’s National Center concluded its two-day conference commemorating the 1965 Voting Rights Act with cultural expressions and a final ceremony.


Dean Receives Prestigious Award from SCLC
Hollywood star, stage actress and educator Tommie"Tonea" Stewart recently was honored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.


Culminating Event Held for 50th Anniversary Celebration of Voting Rights Act
ASU’s National Center is capping off a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act with a two-day conference featuring historians, state officials and civil rights activists.


ASU, Troy to Meet on Gridiron in 2017
The ASU Hornets and Troy University Trojans will face off on the gridiron in 2017, the first matchup between the two teams since 2006.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Aug. 5
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival Held at ASF’s Shakespeare Garden
ASU’s WVAS-FM, along with the Nat King Cole Society, held the inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival on the grounds of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.


Delegates Elect New Officers during NAA Convention
Alumni from across the nation recently converged on the ASU campus for the National Alumni Association’s 33rd Biennial Convention, where delegates elected new officers for the organization.


Historical Marker Placed at Nat King Cole Birth Home on ASU Campus
Alabama State University’s own WVAS-FM, along with the Nat King Cole Society, dedicated a historical marker at music legend Nat King Cole’s birth home, which is located on the ASU campus.


Hundreds of Alumni Flock Home for NAA Convention
Alumni from across the nation are visiting their old stomping grounds this week, as the National Alumni Association holds its convention on the ASU campus.


Volunteers Swarm ASU Residence Halls for Cleanup Event
Volunteers swarmed several ASU residence halls this week to participate in a three-day cleanup event held to make sure the facilities are move-in ready for new and returning students.


Miss ASU and Court to Hold Princess In Training Camp
Miss Alabama State University 2015-16 and Court will host a special Princess in Training Camp for girls ages four to 13 on Saturday, August 8.


Women Learn Keys to Success at SBDC Conference
Participants of the ASU Small Business Development Center’s Women in Business Conference received expert advice and guidance about the tools to succeed in business.


ASU Signs Mentor-Protégé Agreement with NASA Prime Contractor
Alabama State University is one of two universities to sign a mentor-protégé agreement on July 27 with NASA prime contractor, Teledyne Brown Engineering.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, July 29
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Former Hornets Quarterback Signs with Jacksonville Jaguars
Former Alabama State University football standout Greg Jenkins has signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the upcoming NFL season.


‘Booked on Heritage’ Inspires Young Readers and Writers
The National Center held its annual “Booked on Heritage” program on Tuesday, July 21, entertaining dozens of area youth with lively storytelling and performances.


Metro-Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter Awards $11,500 in Scholarships
The Metro-Washington D.C. Chapter of ASU’s National Alumni Association recently held its annual scholarship brunch, awarding scholarships to seven students who will be attending ASU.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, July 22
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Event Raises Awareness about Hands-on Medical Program for Students
A special event will be held to raise funds to help ASU students travel to Peru and gain experience in the medical field as part of an intensive, 10-day program.


ASU Spotlight: Darian Aaron (‘15)
A recent ASU graduate is making his mark in the world of journalism with a new position as the editor of “The Georgia Voice.”


WVAS-FM Announces All-star Line-up for Inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival
Some of the best jazz muscians in the business will take center stage at WVAS-FM’s inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1.


Boyd Releases Statement on Passing of Dr. George Cooper
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd has issued a statement of condolence on the death of Dr. George Cooper.


Hornet Nation Invited to Help Beautify ASU’s Residence Halls
Volunteers will converge on the ASU campus July 27-29 to take part in a beautification project to spruce up the University’s residence halls.


Mighty Marching Hornets Named Best Marching Band
Alabama State University’s world-renowned Mighty Marching Hornets band recently was honored as the nation’s best HBCU band.


Dedication Ceremony Planned for Historic Nat King Cole House
A dedication ceremony will be held on the ASU campus at the historic home of celebrated singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, July 15
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Hornets Baseball Coach Selected to 17U National Team Coaching Staff
Hornets Baseball Coach Mervyl Melendez has been selected to the coaching staff of the USA Baseball 17-and-under National Team Development Program.


Board of Trustees’ Nominating Committee Makes First Recommendations
The ASU Board of Trustees’ new nominating committee has recommended a list of a total of six names to be considered by Gov. Robert Bentley to fill two new at-large positions on the Board.


Forensic Science Professor to Speak at Genomics 2015 Meeting
An Alabama State University forensic science professor is receiving international attention for her research, including an invitation to speak at the Genomics 2015 Meeting and having her work featured in two newspapers in England.


ASU, UAB to Host 3rd NanoBio Summit
ASU and UAB are joining forces to host the 3rd NanoBio Summit, an event focusing on nanobioscience, nanoengineering, collaboration, discovery and commercialization.


Alumnus Receives 2015 Individual Legislative Award
The School Superintendents of Alabama has recognized an ASU alumnus for his work during the legislative session as a superintendent of one of the state’s largest school systems.


Professor Named Poetry Fellow
ASU professor Dr. Jacqueline Trimble recently returned from a prestigious poetry retreat held for African-American poets.


Magic City Classic Host Hotel Reservations Available
The Magic City Classic Host Hotel, the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, is now accepting room reservations for the 74th annual Magic City Classic weekend.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, July 8
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASPIRE Camp Offers Middle School Students a Taste of College Life
Alabama State University's ASPIRE program is holding its annual summer camp for 6-12th grade students, which this year included a week-long residential camp for 7th and 8th graders as part of a partnership with GEAR-UP Alabama.


President's New Radio Show Debuts on WVAS-FM
Hear the debut of "ASU President's Perspective," a new 90.7 WVAS-FM weekly radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Students Learn Web Design, Science at EYETRACKER Camp
A group of 21 students in grades 9-12 spent the month of June on ASU's campus learning more about web design and science during the National Science Foundation-funded EYETRACKER Camp.


WVAS Hosts Inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival
WVAS-FM, “The Voice of Alabama State University,” will host the inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival.


Alumnus Composes Musical Selection Featured during Charleston Victim’s Funeral
Dr. Gregory McPherson, 1980 alumnus of Alabama State University and renowned composer, created an original work featured during the funeral of Charleston shooting victim, the Hon. Clementa Pinckney and viewed by more than 200 million people worldwide.


Bridge Builders Breakfast Speaker Tackles Elder Abuse
Guests of ASU’s Bridge Builders Breakfast heard from the Alabama Securities Commission director, who spoke about ways the community can address the problem of elder abuse.


Students Hold Memorial Service for Victims of Charleston Massacre
Alabama State University students held an emotional memorial service on Thursday, June 25 to honor victims of the recent massacre in Charleston, S.C.


Brick Campaign: Get Your Personalized Paver in Time for 2015 Football Season
August 21 is the deadline to purchase personalized bricks in time for the next paver installation, which will be unveiled just in time for the Hornets 2015 football season kickoff.


A Message from President Gwendolyn E. Boyd
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd has released an important message to the University's constituents and stakeholders regarding Moody’s Investor Service’s recent affirmation of the University’s bond ratings.


ASU Spotlight: Ladarreun Taylor
Junior theatre arts major Ladarreun Taylor is taking center stage at a prestigious theatre festival in Massachusetts.


Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center Accepting Applications
ASU’s Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for the upcoming school year.


African Delegation Holds Conflict Resolution Discussion with Students
Representatives from eight African nations recently visited ASU’s campus, where they held a frank discussion about conflict resolution with American and international students in an effort to glean potential strategies for addressing conflict in their countries.


A Message from President Gwendolyn E. Boyd
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd has released an important message to the University's constituents and stakeholders regarding the institution's continued accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


Lecture Addresses Ethics and Abuse in Medical Research
Nationally renowned bioethicist, John R. Stone M.D., Ph.D., was the guest speaker for a lecture hosted by the ASU-UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Magic City Classic Host Hotel Reservations Now Available
The Magic City Classic Host Hotel, the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, is now accepting room reservations for the 74th annual Magic City Classic weekend.


ASU Athletic Director to Speak at CAFS
ASU’s athletic director will speak about building successful championship teams during the invitation-only Campus Athletics Facilities Summit for Division I colleges and universities.


TAPS Presents: ‘The Enchanted Carnival’
Participants of the College of Visual and Performing Arts summer camp, TAPS, presented their final performance this weekend before a crowd at ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome.


Prosthetics and Orthotics Program Receives Major Donation
ASU’s Prosthetics and Orthotics fabrication laboratory has received $8,000 worth of state-of-the-art prosthetic components that will enhance student learning.


Veteran Educator Joins ASU Board of Trustees
Alumnus and veteran educator, Darrell Hudson Sr., is the newest member of the ASU Board of Trustees.


ASU Professors Named National Academies Education Fellows in Life Sciences
Three ASU faculty members recently were named National Academies Education Fellows in the Life Sciences after completing the prestigious Summer Institute sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Academies.


Bridge Builders Breakfast? to Feature State's Top Regulator
The next installment of ASU’s Bridge Builders Breakfast will feature the state’s top regulator and longtime director of the Alabama Securities Commission, Joseph Borg.


Alumnus Selected to Prestigious Conducting Symposium
An ASU alumnus is one of six conductors selected nationwide to participate in the prestigious “Pershing’s Own” conducting symposium.


Hornets Flourish in Spring Individual Academic Report
ASU's student-athletes are winning on and off the field of play, with nearly 200 achieving at least a 3.0 grade point average.


ASU Forges Educational Ties with Liberia
A new memorandum of understanding between ASU and the University of Liberia will offer students and faculty an opportunity to enhance the skills needed to live and work in a global society.


Production Company Releases New Information About ‘Bama State Style’
Producers of "Bama State Style" have released new information about the reality series.


Summer Camps in Full Swing at ASU
For many area youth, summertime brings a chance to visit the ASU campus, where a variety of camps are held to help students sharpen their academic skills and explore their talents in arts and sports.


New Customer Care Center Open at ASU
A new office at ASU is working to make sure all constituents receive top-notch customer service and timely resolutions to problems that arise as part of the campus work or academic environment.


Boycott Commemoration Plans Include Great-Grandson of Sir Winston Churchill
Duncan Sandys, great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, visited ASU on June 3 to discuss his role in the December celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.


Nationally Renowned Bioethicist to Speak at ASU
A nationally renowned expert in bioethics is the featured speaker for an upcoming lecture hosted by the ASU-UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership.


Alumna Named Newest ASU Board Member
A shareholding attorney with one of the state’s largest law firms and second-generation ASU graduate has been named as the newest member of the University’s Board of Trustees.


WVAS-FM Hosts Summit to Help Homeless Veterans
Alabama State University’s WVAS-FM joined forces with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to strategize plans to eliminate homelessness among Alabama’s veterans.


ASU Repeats As Commissioner's Cup Champions, Third Straight Women's All-Sports Trophy
Alabama State University's athletics program racked up seven SWAC championships this year, earning the program its second straight Commissioner's Cup and third straight women's all-sports trophy.


University Mourns the Loss of Lorenza Patrick
The Alabama State University family is mourning the loss of alumnus and Small Business Development Center director, Lorenza Patrick.


ASPIRE Camp Gives Students ‘Head Start’ on Next School Year
Students in grades 6-12 will receive help with study skills, math skills, language arts skills and team building and will take part in workshops, science and motivational activities, field trips and more during the ASPIRE Head Start Camp June 22 to July 23.


ASU to Host Youth Cheer Clinic
Children ages 4-17 are invited to register for a Youth Cheer Clinic to be held June 2-5 on the campus of Alabama State University.


STEM Workshop Aims to Build Partnerships Between Employers, Educators
Leaders in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields recently gathered at ASU for a workshop aimed at helping employers and educators grow STEM development in Alabama.


Recent Graduate to Appear in Independent Film
Darryl Chambers, who recently earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing, will add to a growing list of appearances on runways, magazines and television when he appears in a new independent film this summer.


ASU Awarded Grant to Host Summer Institute for Black Belt Students
Alabama State University has been awarded a grant that will be used to encourage high school students from the state’s Black Belt region to pursue careers in transportation.


291st Commencement Exercises Filled with Highlights, Milestones
The Dunn-Oliver Acadome was filled to capacity on May 9, as thousands gathered to celebrate the 291st Commencement Exercises.


Stakeholders Give Big at 291st Commencement Exercises
As Alabama State University introduced more than 400 new graduates, the 50-year reunion class and a corporate sponsor used the platform to give a total of $100,000 to the University.


ASU Board of Trustees Holds May 8 Meeting
Alabama State University Board of Trustees approved several actions during a full Board meeting on May 8.


Professor Receives Prestigious Travel Grant
An ASU professor will attend the 4th European Congress of Immunology in Vienna, Austria as part of a travel grant from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI).


Vote for Miss ASU to Appear in 'EBONY Magazine'
ASU is calling on the Hornet Nation to vote for Miss ASU 2014-15, as she competes for one of 10 spots in 'EBONY Magazine’s' annual HBCU Campus Queens edition.


Class of ’65: Historic Moments and Memories
Members of ASU’s Golden Class of 1965 are celebrating their 50th reunion this weekend, reminiscing about their days in college and giving back to make a difference in the University’s future.


Reception Honors Hyundai’s 10-Year Partnership with ASU, Montgomery
Hyundai Motor America executives, as well as state and local officials and community leaders, attended a special reception held at The New ASU Stadium.


Boyd and ASU Family Remember Dr. Wallace Maryland Jr.
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd and the ASU family are remembering the life of a beloved and longtime professor, Dr. Wallace Maryland, who passed away today after a brief illness.


85-Year-Old Civil Rights Icon Earns ASU Degree
An 85-year-old woman whose name has become synonymous with justice and civil rights is one of several hundred students who will receive their degrees on Saturday, May 9 during ASU’s 291st Commencement Exercises


Sting-A-Thon 2015: Opening Doors of Opportunity
Alabama State University concluded the “I Love ASU” Giving Campaign with a free concert and live telethon at the 2015 Sting-A-Thon held on April 30.


‘Bama State Style’ Is a Hit on Lifetime
Lifetime Network will air the third episode of “Bama State Style,” the reality television series featuring ASU's Mighty Marching Hornets band, on Friday, April 29 at 10 p.m. (CST).


Joe Whitt Sr. Sworn in as New ASU Board Member
Joe Whitt Sr., the newest member of the ASU Board of Trustees, is an ASU alumnus, former Hornets football player and longtime Auburn University football coach and member of the school's executive leadership staff.


ASU's Phi Beta Lambda Wins Major Awards at State Leadership Conference
Students from ASU's Phi Beta Lambda chapter recently won several awards and were appointed to leadership roles at the 64th annual Future Business Leaders-Phi Beta Lambda State Competition and Leadership Conference.


Faculty Member Named National President of Pi Omega Pi
An ASU professor has been named as the new national president of the Pi Omega Pi National Honor Society.


Variety of Summer Camps Offered at ASU
Parents in search of fun and rewarding summer programs for their children this year will find a wide variety of camps available at Alabama State University.


'Bama State Style' Premiere Boosts Lifetime Network Ratings
Last week's premiere of "Bama State Style," the reality television series featuring ASU's Mighty Marching Hornets band, helped the Lifetime Network rank as the number one cable network with original programming in its Friday time period.


ASU Men's Golf Captures Fourth Straight SWAC Title
The Hornets men's golf team tied an 18-hole mark and set a 54-hole mark record to snag its fourth consecutive title during a dominant performance in the SWAC championship tournament.


Staff Member Honored by Cal State
An academic advisement coordinator at ASU has been honored by California State University - San Bernadino as a “Pioneer of the University.”


ASU Students Win Prestigious Technology Scholarships
The Alabama Technology Foundation has awarded tuition scholarships to two ASU students based on outstanding academic performance in information technology-based majors.


Lady Hornets Golf Team Wins Third Consecutive SWAC Title
The Lady Hornets golf team has won its third consecutive SWAC championship.


Students Honored at Statewide Scholars Competition
ASU STEM majors recently received awards for their research presentations during the 2015 Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ALSAMP) Scholars Spring Research Conference.


Sting-A-Thon 2015 Features Free Outdoor Concert
Grab your lawn chairs and head over to ASU’s campus on Thursday, April 30 for music, fun and a great chance to give back during the 2015 “I Love ASU” Sting-A-Thon.


Band Participates in Red Carpet Screening of New Reality Show
Members of ASU’s Mighty Marching Hornets band got a sneak peek at “Bama State Style,” their new Lifetime Network reality show.


Boyd Releases Statement in Honor of the Late Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr.
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd has released a statement honoring the late Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., son of longtime ASU President Levi Watkins Sr.


Hyundai CEO to Deliver Commencement Address
ASU's 291st Commencement Exercises will feature an address from the president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.


Students Elect New SGA Officers, Miss ASU
ASU students have elected a new slate of student leaders for the 2015-16 academic year.


Hornets Tennis Captures First SWAC Championship
The ASU men's tennis team made history this week, capturing its first ever SWAC tennis championship title.


New Partnership Extends ASU’s Reach in Cancer Research
A new partnership with the University of Alabama-Birmingham is helping ASU extend its reach in cancer research.


Plans Developed for Celebration of 60th Anniversary of Bus Boycott
Alabama State University will play a key role in the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott in December.


Honors Day Convocation Celebrates Academic Excellence
Alabama State University honored the academic achievements of its top scholars at the University’s annual Honors Day Convocation.


Doctoral Student Receives National Award
A student in Alabama State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in the College of Health Sciences has received a national award in recognition of her commitment to service, professionalism and academic excellence.


Alumnus Larry Mack: ‘Glad to Be Home’
When ASU alumnus Larry Mack (‘93) landed a position with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, he jumped at the opportunity to move back to his home state and to become even more involved with his alma mater.


Hornets Football Team Launches Campaign to Give Back
The Hornets football team has launched a new campaign aimed at giving back to the local community.


New Premiere Date for Mighty Marching Hornets Lifetime Network Reality Series
The pageantry, show-stopping choreography and dazzling musicianship of the Mighty Marching Hornets Band will be front and center before a national audience as the new "Bama State Style" reality series premieres on the Lifetime Network on Friday, April 17.


Get Ready for ‘Bama State Style' on the Lifetime Network
The pageantry, show-stopping choreography and dazzling musicianship of the Mighty Marching Hornets Band will be front and center before a national audience as the new "Bama State Style" reality series premieres on the Lifetime Network on Friday, April 10.


Candidates Vie for Student Leadership Positions, Compete in Miss ASU Pageant
ASU students will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 14 to elect candidates for 2015-16 SGA officers and for Miss ASU and Court.


ASU Students ‘Walk with a Purpose’
Alabama State University students participated in the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day to address fresh and healthy food accessibility in downtown Montgomery.


ASU Spotlight: Dr. Carlos Morrison
When Dr. Carlos Morrison, a professor in ASU’s Department of Communications, isn’t informing his students about a wide range of topics related to popular culture, African Americans and the media, he spends his time writing for a number of books and publications.


Brick Campaign: Get Your Personalized Paver in Time for Commencement
The deadline to purchase personalized bricks in time for the next paver installation, which will be unveiled in time for ASU’s Spring Commencement Exercises, is April 17.


ASU Finishes in Final Four at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Alabama State University's Honda All-Star team finished in the final four of the Honda All-Star Challenge National Championship.


WVAS-FM Wins Three ABBY Awards
ASU's campus radio station, WVAS-FM, recently received three Best in Broadcasting Awards (ABBYs) from the Alabama Broadcasters Association.


Forum Celebrates Women’s History Month
Alabama State University celebrated Women’s History month with a Women’s History Forum, titled “Weaving Women’s Lives.”


National Center Art Exhibition Honors ASU Alumnus, Activist
ASU’s National Center hosted an artist reception for its current Selma to Montgomery themed exhibition, which honored the contributions of civil rights activist, the late Rev. Richard Boone.


ASU Student’s ‘Amazing Journey’ through History
The National Park Service provided an “Amazing Journey” through the history of the Selma to Montgomery March for sophomore Lamar Butler and students from across the country during a five-day “Walking Classroom” that culminated on March 25 at the state capitol.


50th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery March Culminates at Capitol Steps
Alabama State University took center stage on March 25 as the city of Montgomery hosted thousands of marchers celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery March.


ASU Scholars Advance to Elite 8 at National Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Watch ASU’s student scholars compete in the national Honda Campus All-Star Challenge at 11 a.m. (CST) today.


Gifted Gardeners Ceremony Honors Selma to Montgomery March Anniversary
ASU’s Gifted Gardeners group hosted a special spring planting ceremony to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March.


Special Coverage Slated for 50th Anniversary March Commemoration
Alabama State University has planned extensive coverage of the commemorative events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March.


Students, ASU President Depart for National Competition in California
ASU's student-scholars, along with President Gwendolyn E. Boyd, depart this weekend for the 26th annual Honda Campus All-Star national competition.


Lady Hornets Basketball Boasts Top Graduation Rate
Days after winning the 2015 SWAC Tournament Championship and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, ASU's Lady Hornets posted the highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) among all HBCU women's basketball teams.


Lady Hornets Ready for NCAA Tournament Appearance: Live Coverage
ASU's SWAC Championship-winning Lady Hornets basketball team will face the second-seeded Florida State Seminoles in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 21.


ASU’s Honda All-Star Team Preps for National Competition
Alabama State University’s Honda Campus All-Star team is making final preparations to participate in the 26th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship in California March 21-25.


Lady Hornets to Face Florida State in NCAA Tournament
ASU's SWAC Championship-Winning Lady Hornets basketball team will face the second-seeded Florida State Seminoles in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 21.


National Center Hosts Symposium on 1965 Voting Rights Campaign
Several foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement participated in a panel discussion during the National Center’s symposium on the voting rights campaign of 1965.


ASU Professor Receives Prestigious Travel Grant
As part of a travel grant from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI), an ASU professor and undergraduate student will attend the AAI annual meeting in New Orleans, La.


Alumna to Receive New Teacher Grant
An ASU alumna and first-year teacher has been selected to receive an Alabama Power Foundation grant to assist with the purchase of classroom supplies and materials.


Help Welcome Home SWAC Championship-Winning Lady Hornets
Help welcome the Lady Hornets basketball team on Monday, March 16, fresh off their SWAC Championship victory over the Southern University Jaguars.


ASU President, Alumna and Dean Play Prominent Roles in March Commemoration
Alabama State University officials and alumni will play key roles in the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery March in downtown Montgomery on Wednesday, March 25.


Alumnus, WVAS Reporter Featured on BBC News Program
Alabama State University alumnus and WVAS-FM news reporter Scottie Hunter was featured on a segment of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) live coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March.


WVAS Makes NPR Debut During Selma to Montgomery Anniversary
WVAS-FM made history during the recent commemorative events marking the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, as National Public Radio (NPR) aired a special report produced by the station.


ASU Receives Donation from Toyota in Honor of Historic March Anniversary
ASU is one of four HBCUs to receive a share of $50,000 from Toyota in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March.


Students Participate in Selma to Montgomery Commemorative March
Alabama State University students were among the tens of thousands of people who participated in commemorative events marking the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma.


­­­­Boyd Speaks at Brown Chapel Commemorative Service
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd brought the crowd at Selma’s historic Brown Chapel AME Church to its feet this weekend, as she spoke during the pre-march rally held just before the reenactment of the 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.


Boyd to Address Crowd during 50th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery March Commemoration
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd will speak at the historic Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma during a pre-march rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” and the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March.


Students Win Silver at ADDY Awards
Students in ASU’s graphic design program are headed to the American Advertising Awards (ADDY) district competition after receiving Silver Awards at the organization’s Montgomery competition.


Alumna, Instructor Pens Collection of Civil Rights Books
An ASU alumna and instructor is sharing her love of civil rights stories with the world through her recently published collection of civil rights books.


Sting-A-Thon Set for March 15
Live interviews, a free outdoor concert, phone-ins and more are planned for ASU’s 2015 Sting-A-Thon, an exciting benefit event held as part of the “I Love ASU” 30 Days of Giving Campaign.


ASU Advances to National Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Alabama State University’s Honda Campus All-Star team is one of 48 qualifying teams from HBCUS across the country that will compete in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament.


ASU Spotlight: Dexter Constant (’12, ’14)
ASU alumnus Dexter Constant (’12, ’14) has embarked on a new journey and credits ASU with providing him with the foundation he needs to succeed.


Fans Flock to Battle of the Bands
Thousands attended the “Battle of the Bands” hosted by the Mighty Marching Hornets Band Boosters on Saturday, Feb. 21.


Inaugural Valda Montgomery Child Health Symposium Held at ASU
The College of Health Sciences welcomed national and local health experts to discuss Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the inaugural Valda Montgomery Child Health Symposium.


Tommie Stewart Honored by White House as Champion of Change
ASU’s dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts is one of 11 honorees from HBCUs around the country who will be honored with the White House’s Champion of Change Award.


National Alumni Association Preps for Biennial Convention
The National Alumni Association’s Biennial Convention will be held on the ASU campus this summer and will feature a full slate of informative workshops and tours, as well as fun events.


Patti LaBelle Concert Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets are available now for the March 7 Patti LaBelle concert, part of the city’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery March.


President Boyd Responds to False and Inaccurate Editorial
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd today responded to a false and inaccurate editorial written by WSFA TV 12 and carried across multiple state news outlets.


ASU Spotlight: Cedrick Moore (‘98)
ASU alumnus Cedrick Moore is the newest member of the ASU Foundation’s Board of Directors.


MCH Connect Summer Academy Application Deadline is March 30
The deadline for ASU students to apply for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Connect Summer Academy is March 30.


Join ASU President for Healthy Run/Walk Feb. 25
Hornet Nation and the Montgomery-area community are invited to join President Gwendolyn E. Boyd on Feb. 25 at noon for her monthly, one-mile run/walk on the ASU campus.


Distinguished Lecture Series Features Renowned Historian, Dr. Wayne Flynt
Many ASU students were among the more than 100 people attending ASU’s Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and acclaimed historian, Dr. Wayne Flynt.


Alumni Spotlight: Dr. F. Erik Brooks
Dr. F. Erik Brooks (‘99) will now head the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center on the campus of Western Illinois University.


ASU Launches 30 Day ‘I Love ASU’ Giving Campaign
Show your love for ASU by making a gift to the University’s “I Love ASU” 30-day giving campaign, which begins on Valentine’s Day and ends on March 15.


Trustee Angela McKenzie Receives Top Regions Award
Board of Trustees member and ASU alumna Angela McKenzie has received a top award from her employer, Regions Bank, for her professional achievements, as well as her record of community service.


Students Discuss Diversity with International Delegation
Alabama State University students participated in a roundtable discussion on diversity with visitors from nine countries.


Harris Shares Powerful ‘Pearls’ of Wisdom during Black History Convocation
Morgan Stanley executive Carla Harris spoke before a packed audience at ASU’s Black History Month Convocation, sharing powerful and inspirational tips about the journey to success.


ASU Again Receives Cancer Research Grant to Train High School Students
A select group of high school students will spend their summer at ASU learning about cancer research and gaining exposure to the STEM fields.


Theatre Arts Program Snags Third Consecutive Kennedy Center Honor
Alabama State University’s Department of Theatre Arts has done it again, with the crowning of its third consecutive Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship winner at the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Regional Festival.


Board of Trustees Holds Feb. 5 Meeting
ASU’s Board of Trustees held a full meeting on Thursday, Feb. 5, approving a new strategic plan, officially approving contracts for the new head football coach and staff and passing several resolutions.


ASU Opens Campus Extension in the Heart of Commercial District
A news conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held for an extension of ASU’s campus located at the center of Montgomery’s commercial district.


Ceremonial Processional Begins 115th Founders’ Day
The sounds of Scottish bagpipes and the sight of administrators and faculty dressed in traditional regalia while leading a procession through the campus provided a distinguished backdrop for the start of ASU’s 115th Founders’ Day observance.


Gray’s Founders’ Day Speech Encourages Students to Move ‘Onward and Upward’
Iconic civil rights attorney Fred Gray delivered an impassioned address during ASU’s 115th Founders’ Day Convocation, reminding students of their power to change the world.


‘Dream Defenders’ Leader Brings Dynamic Message to ASU Students
Phillip Agnew, founder of the Florida-based activist group, the Dream Defenders, delivered a powerful message about black activism to ASU students during an event held Tuesday, Feb. 3.


City Honors Fred Gray With Historic Marker
The city of Montgomery unveiled a historic marker paying tribute to the work of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most influential attorneys, ASU alumnus Fred Gray.


ASU Joins Local Officials to Announce 50th Anniversary March Commemoration Plans
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd and other ASU representatives joined local officials during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 5 to provide updates on plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March.


ASU Professor Wins ACPA/Native American Network Courage Award
Dr. John Garland is the 2015 recipient of the Native American Network’s Danielle Terrance Award.


ASU Hosts Football Signing Day Bash
Hornets fans are invited to attend ASU's first football signing day bash on Wednesday, Feb. 4.


Jesse Jackson to ASU Students: ‘Look beyond the Bridge’
During a standing-room-only event in ASU’s John Garrick Hardy Student Center theater on Friday, Jan. 30, civil rights stalwart Jesse L. Jackson Sr., challenged students to exercise their right to vote and become agents of change.


ASU Spotlight: Kimberly Kelley
Kimberly N. Kelley (’00) recently was named partner at the Huntsville-based law firm, Wilmer & Lee, P.A.


Innovation Day Focuses on Blending Research, Entrepreneurship
ASU recently held Innovation Day, featuring various speakers who presented information to help the science community take their ideas and inventions from the lab to the marketplace.


Funeral Services Set for Former Board Member
Funeral services for ASU alumnus and former Board member Thomas Figures will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31, in Mobile, Ala.


Great Fun at Inaugural President’s Healthy Walk/Run
More than 50 participants made a one-mile trek around ASU’s campus Wednesday, January 28, as President Gwendolyn E. Boyd kicked off her Healthy Walk/Run initiative.


Jesse L. Jackson Sr. to Speak at ASU
The ASU campus and surrounding community will have an opportunity to hear from longtime civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., during a program on Friday, Jan. 30.


St. Olaf Students Visit ASU to Experience History
A group from St. Olaf College (Minnesota) spent a day on the Alabama State University campus on Thursday, Jan. 22 to get an up-close lesson about ASU’s important role in the modern Civil Rights Movement.


Stingettes Selected Best Among HBCU Dance Teams
The Mighty Marching Hornets Stingettes were recently honored as one of the top dance teams among HBCUs.


ASU, Troy University Co-host Community Celebration Honoring MLK
Alabama State University and Troy University co-hosted a community celebration honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


ASU Today Magazine Goes Digital
Check out the January 2015 edition of ASU Today Magazine in its new online format.


ASU Spotlight: Dr. André L. Harrison (‘93, ‘95 )
The new head of one of Alabama’s largest school systems is an ASU alumnus who says the University provided him with a strong foundation for achieving success as an educator.


Boyd Delivers Keynote Address at AUM MLK Breakfast
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd delivered an inspirational message during Auburn University Montgomery’s annual Martin Luther King Breakfast.


Boyd ‘Set the Sanctuary on Fire’ at King Center’s MLK Celebration
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd delivered an impassioned and inspirational speech during the King Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service, held in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 19.


‘Black Education Matters’: ASU Students Rally for Change, School Choice
More than 100 Alabama State University students rallied and marched to the Alabama State House this week to deliver a petition signed by 1,000 students in support of charter schools.


ASU President to Speak at AUM’s MLK Breakfast
Auburn University at Montgomery’s annual MLK Breakfast will feature ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd as the keynote speaker.


Professor Writes Book Chapter Exploring Race and ‘Fat Activism’
A longtime professor in the Department of Communications has written a chapter exploring the intersections of race and “fat activism” in a newly published book about the Fat Acceptance Movement.


AMPLIFIED to Help LGBT Homeless Youth in Montgomery
The Alabama State University campus community is invited to donate items for a clothes drive benefiting homeless LGBT youth.


Alumnus Sworn in as New Board Member
ASU’s newest Board member, Birmingham-area attorney Lonnie Washington, is an alumnus who brings decades of legal experience and a love for the University to the Board room.


ASU Family Mourns Loss of Legendary Music Dean
Dr. Otis Simmons, the first dean of Alabama State University’s School of Music, passed away on January 10 at the age of 90.


MLK Convocation Speaker Encourages Service Over ‘Self’
Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough stayed true to his moniker as the “Hip Hop president,” delivering an engaging MLK Convocation speech that encouraged students to put service over “selfies.”


Black History Month: Morgan Stanley Exec to Speak at ASU
ASU’s Black History Month Convocation will feature Carla Harris, who is a Wall Street banker, motivational speaker, gospel singer, and author, as its keynote speaker.


ASU to Celebrate 115th Founders' Day
Alabama State University will celebrate its 115th Founders' Day, on Feb. 6, with the annual Founders’ Day Convocation and a Black Tie Gala.


Morgan Stanley Executive to Speak at ASU
ASU’s Black History Month Convocation will feature Carla Harris, who is a Wall Street banker, motivational speaker, gospel singer, and author, as its keynote speaker.


Mayor Honors Golden Ambassadors for Capital City Christmas Parade Entry
ASU’s Golden Ambassadors received an award for having one of the best floats in Montgomery’s 2014 Capital City Christmas Parade.


HPER Students Receive State Award for Service
Students in ASU’s HPER Club were presented with an award recognizing service to others during a statewide conference.


Hornets Football: Jenkins Era Begins at ASU
The ASU family welcomed new Hornets Head Football Coach Brian Jenkins during a standing-room-only press conference held in the Club Lounge at The New ASU Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 17.


A Look Ahead: Upcoming Dates for 2015
ASU’s 2015 calendar already is packed with academic programs, sporting events and community activities.


Dr. Walter Kimbrough to Speak at ASU’s MLK Convocation
ASU's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation will feature Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough.


Get Your Personalized Brick Just in Time for Founders Day
The “Help Lay a Foundation for Excellence” campaign is giving alumni and supporters an exciting opportunity to leave a lasting legacy and be an integral part of the physical transformation of ASU’s campus.


Daughter Says Jenkins Brings ‘Determination’ to Coaching Job
The daughter of ASU’s new head football coach believes that with her father’s leadership and the University’s top-notch athletics facilities, the Hornets are destined for success.


ASU Spotlight: Eric Welch Guster
ASU alumnus and Birmingham attorney Eric Welch Guster has become a go-to legal analyst for some of the nation’s top news outlets.


Graduates Encouraged to Continue 'Journey to Success'
Alabama State University welcomed its newest alumni Friday, following the University’s 290th Commencement Exercises.


ASU Donates Holiday Dinners to Montgomery-area Families
Alabama State University volunteers provided holiday cheer for dozens of Montgomery-area families during the University’s 6th annual Yuletide Giving Campaign.


ASU Signs International MOU with Soongsil University
Representatives from Soongsil University (South Korea) visited ASU Monday for the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two universities.


ASU Names New Head Football Coach
Alabama State University will introduce new Hornets head football coach, Brian Jenkins, during a press conference at The New ASU Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Alumnus, Civil Rights Icon Fred Gray Named Founders' Day Speaker
Renowned civil rights icon and attorney Fred Gray will speak during Alabama State University’s 113th Founders’ Day Convocation.


Students Help Lead ASU's World AIDS Day Observance
Students from the Department of Communications recently took a leading role in organizing ASU’s observance of World AIDS Day.


Gear Up Alabama Kickoff Held at ASU
Alabama State University served as the host for the GEAR UP Alabama Kickoff to help students in the state’s Black Belt region.


Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Marks Holiday Season
A large crowd, with many bearing hand-decorated ornaments, gathered for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on ASU’s campus Wednesday.


Civil Rights Icon Fred Gray to Speak at Founders’ Day Convocation
Renowned civil rights icon and attorney Fred Gray will speak during Alabama State University’s 113th Founders’ Day Convocation.


ASU Spotlight: Ursula Thomas (‘94)
Dr. Ursula Thomas, co-author of a newly published book, is building upon the strong teacher education foundation she received at ASU to make a difference in the lives of the next generation of educators.


ASU Students Rally in Support of Trayvon Martin’s Family
ASU students added their voices to a national outcry about the shooting death of Travyon Martin, as they staged a peaceful rally in memory of the Florida teenager.


WVAS Receives Professional Awards, New Grant and New Market
WVAS-FM recently garnered several awards, received a major grant and announced that an international radio station now is airing one of its programs.


ASU Co-Hosts Annual Prom Dress Giveaway
Hundreds of excited teenagers lined up at ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome to take part in the annual Prom Dress Giveaway spearheaded by Clearchannel Radio and supported by several local businesses and organizations.


SOS Leaders Win Big at Regional Workshop
Alabama State University’s Student Orientation Services (SOS) racked up two major awards in the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop in Charlotte, N.C.


ASU Helps Celebrate ‘Octavia Spencer Day’ in Alabama
Alabama State University joined local and state leaders Wednesday to help honor Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer.


Third Annual President’s Tour Ready to Hit the Road
ASU is gearing up for its third annual bus tour, which will travel to several cities in Alabama and Georgia to share the University’s story and transformation.


ASU to Offer New Master’s Degree in Applied Technology
Alabama State University aims to meet the needs of technology managers in various areas of the workforce with a new master’s degree program in applied technology.


ASU Symposium Highlights Research and Creative Activities
Scientists, educators, politicians, technology experts, and participants from four universities and colleges will attend ASU’s annual Research and Creative Activity Symposium.


ASU Participates in Selma-to-Montgomery March Commemoration
ASU students, employees and alumni were among thousands who took part in the 47th anniversary observance of the historic Selma-to-Montgomery March in downtown Montgomery on Friday morning.


Final Day of HBCU Conference Focuses on Federal Funding Opportunities
An administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy encouraged ASU and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to take advantage of the many resources available at the federal agency.


HBCU Conference Speakers Encourage Focus on Entrepreneurism, Technology, Innovation
Entrepreneurism, technology and innovation were the focus of the second day of ASU’s National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference on Tuesday, March 6.


Former Presidential Cabinet Member Delivers Address on Health Disparities
Attendees of the inaugural Baines-Woodruff Endowed Lectureship got an opportunity to hear from the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Hundreds Attend ASU’s Connection Day
High school students and their parents flocked to Alabama State University for the annual Spring Connection Day.


White House Executive Kicks Off ASU HBCU Conference
A White House executive told attendees at ASU’s National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Conference that HBCUs are needed to help achieve a major goal set by the Obama administration.


ASU Set to Begin National HBCU Conference on March 5
Final preparations are in place for the second annual HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference, which will bring hundreds of business and education leaders to ASU's campus.


National Center to Celebrate 15-Year Anniversary
ASU’s National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture is celebrating a milestone anniversary with a host of special events throughout this year.


College of Health Sciences Takes Aim at Health Disparities
ASU’s College of Health Sciences will hold two major events this week to address the problem of health disparities.


ASU Gears Up for Spring Connection Day on March 3
Thousands of high school students and their parents will converge on the campus of Alabama State University for the annual Spring Connection Day 2012.


Students Tap Into Corporate Resources at COBA Business Expo
ASU students welcomed the opportunity to get up close and personal with business leaders from some of the nation’s most successful companies during the COBA Business Expo.


Department of Energy Administrator to Speak at ASU’s HBCU Conference
An official from the U.S. Department of Energy will address attendees at the second annual HBCU Conference being held at Alabama State University March 5 - 7, 2012.


ASU Gears Up for Spring Connection Day
Thousands of high school students and their parents will converge on the campus of Alabama State University for the annual Spring Connection Day 2012.


Theatre Students, Faculty Garner Kennedy Center Awards
Students and faculty from ASU’s renowned Department of Theatre Arts brought home four total awards from the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.


Former Presidential Cabinet Member to Speak at ASU's Health Disparities Lecture
ASU’s inaugural Baines-Woodruff Endowed Lectureship on Health Disparities will feature a former member of President George H.W. Bush’s cabinet and leading authority on health care.


University Honors Slain Teen Who Planned to Attend ASU
Alabama State University honored Nicholas Jackson II, a 15-year-old football star and honor student who was killed in a home invasion in Norcross, Ga.


New ASU Softball Facility Named After Noted Faculty Member
ASU’s new softball complex will bear the name of a longtime faculty member who has been a trailblazer in women’s sports.


Black History Month Event Features Women of Civil Rights Movement
ASU continued its celebration of “Black Women in American History and Culture” with a panel discussion featuring women who were active in the modern Civil Rights Movement.


Alumnus Receives Grant from Alabama Power
A recent ASU graduate is off to a great start in his first year as a classroom teacher, with help from a grant he received from Alabama Power.


White House Executive to Speak During Opening of HBCU Conference
The executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will kick off ASU’s second annual HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference.


COBA Holds Technology Camp for Middle School Students
Alabama State University’s College of Business Administration recently hosted more than 200 middle school students at a technology camp.


COBA Honors Alumni, Inspires Women, Motivates Youth
ASU’s College of Business Administration recently held three events for its alumni and for members of the community: The Silhouette of Service Awards; the Women 2 Women Conference; and an IT Camp for middle school students.


Founders' Day Convocation Honors ASU’s Legacy
Alabama State University's 112th Founders' Day Convocation capped off a week full of exciting events held in celebration of the University's rich legacy dating back to 1867.


ASU Hosts Conference to Inspire and Empower Women
ASU’s College of Business Administration recently joined forces with the Small Business Development Center and the Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Change to host a conference celebrating and empowering women.


ASU Representatives Visit Area Schools for ‘Read and Rise’
ASU representatives visited Montgomery-area schools and spent time reading to schoolchildren as part of the University’s 112th Founders’ Week celebration.


ASU Pays Tribute to Presidents and Icons
The ASU family paid tribute to its presidents and icons during the annual Founders’ Week wreath-laying ceremony.


Activist Weaves Songs, Stories at Black History Month Convocation
Renowned scholar, singer and civil rights activist Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon entertained and inspired a packed audience gathered for ASU’s annual Black History Month Opening Convocation.


ASU to Offer Free Tax Preparation Assistance
Alabama State University will offer free tax assistance for Montgomery residents who earned $50,000 or less during 2011.


ASU to Hold Two Dedications During Founders Week
As part of its 112th Founders’ Week observance, ASU will formally dedicate two locations on the University campus.


WVAS Hosts Business After Hours Event
Montgomery area business owners joined ASU’s WVAS-FM for its second Business After Hours networking gathering.


Top Experts to Speak at ASU’s HBCU Conference
Some of the nation’s top experts will deliver keynote addresses during Alabama State University’s upcoming HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference.


ASU to Celebrate its 112th Founders’ Day
Alabama State University will celebrate its 112th Founders' Day with a week of activities honoring the memory of its founders.


Opening Convocation to Feature Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon
Alabama State University’s Black History Month Opening Convocation will feature a longtime civil rights activist who has used music to push for equality.


ASU’s COBA Part of Major Job Creation Effort
The Disadvantaged Businesses Enterprise (DBE) department within ASU’s College of Business Administration is leading a major effort to try to create jobs in the state of Alabama.


Final Construction Phase Begins on New ASU Stadium
Construction on the new Alabama State University multi-purpose football facility is in its final phase.


ASU Spotlight: Akia Fleming
From performing in one-woman plays to recording R&B music to teaching the arts, ASU theatre arts alumna Akia Fleming is following her dreams.


ASU Announces 2012 Black History Month Schedule
Join ASU in celebrating Black History Month with a host of programs for the ASU community.


ASU Receives Major Grant from U.S. Department of Defense
Alabama State University has received a research grant from the Department of Defense that could help wounded soldiers.


MLK Convocation Emphasizes Relevance of King’s Views on Poverty
The guest speaker for ASU’s annual MLK Convocation tied together King’s push for economic equality in the late ’60s with the nation’s current economic struggles.


ASU’s Police Department Moves to New Location
The Alabama State University Police Department has moved into a new and improved facility that will allow the department to protect and serve students, staff, faculty and the community better.


Basketball Game Times Changed for Monday, Jan. 9
ASU's Office of Sports Information has announced game time changes for the Hornets men's and women's basketball games on Monday, Jan. 9.


Second Annual ASU HBCU Conference to be Held in March
Entrepreneurship experts from around the country will converge on Alabama State University’s campus in March for the second annual ASU HBCU Conference.


Deadline Extended for 2012 Spirit of Marion/Tullibody Award Nominations
The deadline to nominate a deserving ASU alumnus for the Spirit of Marion Award or the Spirit of Tullibody Award has been extended to Jan. 11.


ASU Announces Results of Survey on Alabama’s Immigration Law
ASU’s Center for Leadership and Public Policy has conducted a statewide survey to find out what Alabama residents think about the state’s controversial new immigration law.


ASU Provides Meals for 100 Families
The ASU family teamed up to provide holiday food boxes to 100 area families during the University’s third annual “Yuletide Giving Project.”


ASU’s National Center Celebrates 56th Anniversary of Bus Boycott
ASU’s National Center marked the 56th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott with a visit from the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of the nationally renowned Abyssinian Baptist Church.


ASU Spotlight: Dr. Kennedy Wekesa
ASU professor and associate dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology will serve as an editorial board member for a well-known publishing group.


Nominations Being Accepted for 2012 Spirit of Marion/Tullibody Awards
The deadline to nominate a deserving ASU alumnus for the Spirit of Marion Award or the Spirit of Tullibody Award is January 5, 2012.


ASU, City of Montgomery Partner for Economic Development Summit
Religious and community leaders are invited to attend ASU’s Faith-Based Community Economic Development Summit on Tuesday, Dec. 6.


Dean Tommie “Tonea” Stewart Honored for Service and Accomplishments
It was a weekend of tears, laughs, applause and celebration, as hundreds gathered Nov. 25-26 to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart, dean of ASU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.


ASU, Baptist Hospital Partner to Demonstrate New ‘Jungle Gym’ Therapy
Alabama State University’s College of Health Sciences is partnering with Montgomery’s Baptist Hospital to provide access to a new physical therapy device for children.


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