Office of Communications and Marketing

Dissemination of Information

Please be reminded that mass dissemination of information—on and off campus—is subject to the University’s Dissemination of Public Information policy.

50-01: Dissemination of Public Information

Policy Statement
The Office of Communications and Marketing has been designated by the President as the primary contact for news media issues and for coordination of dissemination of information to the public. This office is also responsible for ensuring University-wide compliance with this policy.

All due diligence must be taken to ensure that information originating from the University is accurate, complete, reflects the official position of the Norfolk State University organization and is released to the media and target publics in a timely manner.

See the full policy here

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Spartan Life Radio Today

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spend your lunch with us! Join us for the debut of Spartan Life Radio on the BlogTalk Radio network today at 1 p.m. Your host, Michael Cotter (English and Foreign Languages), will be talking with Anthony Stockard, Director of Theatre. It's going to be a great interview and you'll learn about major upcoming productions for 2015. Listen live at or by calling 1-347-850-8515. Spartan Life is interactive so you'll be able to join the conversation. Too busy to listen live, visit and listen to the episode on-demand or you can download the episode and take the show on the road. That number again is 1-347-850-8515 to listen or ask a question. 

Posted by: Communications & Marketing
Walk Norfolk Week: Taking a Step to Wellness

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Did you know that 36% of greater metropolitan Hampton Roads residents are overweight?  28.9% are obese!  The numbers are similar for the region’s children, yet youth numbers have tripled since 1980!  Walk Norfolk Week encourages participants to walk the equivalent of the circumference of the city of Norfolk, some 40 miles (minus waterways), over 8 days, May 30 to June 7.  If that a sounds a bit much, consider that the average sedentary person, one who spends most of their day sitting, is already getting in between 1,000 and 3,000 steps a day.  That’s the equivalent of ½ to 1 ½ miles a day.  Participants of course can set their own goals during Walk Norfolk Week, but we are seeking to motivate residents, from around Hampton Roads, to incrementally add a few more steps to their daily routine.


The May 30 inaugural Walk Norfolk Week event takes place at the Main Norfolk Public Health Center, 830 Southampton Avenue, Norfolk, and features former NFL great Greg Scott (Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals) serving as the grand marshal of a short (0.98 mile) walk celebrating fitness.  We will also be offering a host of free health screenings.  To register online and to get more information on Walk Norfolk Week (e.g., available screenings, schedule, etc.), visit us online at or call 757-683-8836.  All walkers also get a very nice, free Walk Norfolk Week pedometer.  But don’t delay!  Register today!  Help us “battle the bulge!”  Spread the word!



Posted by: Center for Health Disparities
21st National Health Equity Research Webcast

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Please join us for the 21st National Health Equity Research Webcast on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 1:30 -- 4:00 p.m. in room 205 NGE. The theme is "Advancing a Community Based Model for Violence Prevention". Featured speakers will be Pamela Jumper Thurman, PhD (Cherokee), Senior Research Scientist at Colorado State University and Director of the National Center for Community Readiness, Mr. Frank Perez, National Program Director for Cure Violence,  and Mr. Leon T. Andrews, Jr., Senior Fellow at the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education and Families. This event is free and open to the public.  

Posted by: Center for Health Disparities
NSU Retirees Association Annual Luncheon for New Retirees

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Join the NSU Retirees Association at their Annual Membership Luncheon Honoring New Retirees on June 5, 2015, at noon, in the Murray Center (455 E. Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510). Cost: $40 per person in advance.  No monies will be accepted at the door.  RSVP with payment by May 29, 2015 to NSU Retirees Association, 700 Park Avenue, Unit 2033, Norfolk, VA 23504. Make checks payable to NSURA.

For more information, contact LaVerne Moore, NSURA Liaison, at 757-823-8038 or

Posted by: NSU Retirees Association
Media Center Satisfaction Survey

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Welcome to the Media Center Satisfaction Survey.  As a valued customer, our goal is to provide you with the media services and support you need to achieve.

To ensure that we are satisfying your needs and expectations, we would appreciate your help by taking a few minutes to complete this survey. Your feedback will help us assess your needs and meet or exceed your expectations. Please respond to the questions.

To take the Faculty/Staff or Student survey, please visit the Library's website at and there is a link under the Services tab or a link can be found on the website slider. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Circulation Desk at 823-2418 or Reference Desk at 823-8517.  Thank you.

Posted by: Lyman Beecher Brooks Library
Library Summer Hours

Friday, May 15, 2015

Regular Summer Library hours began Monday, May 18. The building will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays–Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Please make sure to check the Library's homepage for special holiday closings. For questions, contact the Circulation Department at 757-823-2418.

Posted by: Lyman Beecher Brooks Library
NSU Police Department Joins Click It or Ticket Effort

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Norfolk State University Police Department is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and law enforcement agencies nationwide for the 2015 "Click It or Ticket" enforcement mobilization from May 18-31.

Seat belts save lives. In fact, from 2008 to 2012, they saved nearly 63,000 lives, and in 2012, an additional 3,031 lives could have been saved if all unrestrained occupants involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts.

Because Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer travel season, it’s the perfect time to remind everyone why seat belt use is required by law.

The next time you head out on the road--day or night--make sure you and everyone in your vehicle are buckled up. You can find out more about the Click It or Ticket mobilization at

Posted by: NSU Police Department
NSU Adjunct Professor Willie Cordy will be Honored at the 3rd Annual NAACP Black Men Rock Image Awards

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fine Arts adjunct professor Willie Cordy Jr will be honored at the 3rd Annual NAACP Black Men Rock Image Awards on June 8 at the Virginia Beach Central Library Auditorium at 6 p.m. Professor Cordy has been rocognized as an artist and for his work in the Hampton Roads community. He will be recognized and honored as "Best Illustrator."

The 3rd Annual NAACP Black Men Rock Image Awards will be a red carpet event to celebrate some of the most distinguished Black men in Virginia, while we are supporting the NAACP Scholarship Fund to give young minds an opprtuninty to be all that they can be.

Call 757-230-6542

Posted by: Fine Arts Department