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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Attention Faculty: SoftChalk Webinars are available!

Friday, May 17, 2019

If you’re a new SoftChalk user, these live, one-hour online training webinars are just what you need to get started! The training typically includes a presentation and examples, as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions and receive assistance from the instructor.
Click below to register:

Register Here

SoftChalk and innovative use webinars


Posted by: Office of Extended Learning
NSU Track & Field to Host Goal Seekers 5K

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Norfolk State University track and field program will host the third annual Goal Seekers 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m. at William “Dick” Price Stadium.

Presented by the T2 Fitness Foundation, the purpose of the walk is to further inspire, encourage and motivate individuals to achieve their own fitness, personal and career goals. A portion of the proceeds from the race goes to the NSU track and field program.

Interested individuals can register at The cost is $35 and includes a timed race, t-shirt, food and medals awarded to all finishes and top performers. Registrants can enter the promotional code NSUGoals10 to get $10 off registration.

T2 Fitness is also seeking volunteers for race day. Those interested can register here.

Posted by: Athletics
Online Instructor Excellence Award

Monday, May 13, 2019

The students have submitted their nominations for the first Online Instructor Excellence Award presented by the Office of Extended Learning! Congratulations Dr. Wendy Hinton! She was presented with the 1st Quarter award on May 6. 

Please extend congratulations to the nominees as well! 


Dr. Michael Fischer, Criminal Justice Program/ Sociology


Dr. Lisa Repaskey, Early Childhood, Elementary Education & Special Education


Dr. Kianga Thomas, Early Childhood, Elementary Education & Special Education


Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang, History and Interdisciplinary Studies


Dr. Liyun Wu, School of Social Work


Dr. Scott Debb, Psychology

Posted by: Office of Extended Learning
Attention University Personnel - Blackboard Urgent Maintenance

Thursday, May 09, 2019

The Blackboard Learn System will de down for URGENT MAINTENANCE beginning Friday, May 10th at 11:30 a.m. for 8 hours. We regret any inceonvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Posted by: Office of Extended Learning
Library service and staff unavailable Friday, May 10

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Lyman Beecher Brooks Library services and staff will be unavailable Friday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for staff training. The offices will reopen when the staff returns at 2:30 p.m. Messages may be left at (757) 823-2418.

Posted by: Lyman Beecher Brooks Library
ATTENTION FACULTY: New Respondus Lockdown Browser Webinars for May

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Summer term will be here before you know it! Now is a great time to learn more about how LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor can help prevent cheating during online tests. We're offering three training opportunities this month. We hope to see you there! 

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

Learn how to easily prevent cheating during proctored and non-proctored online exams! Watch an in-depth demo, and learn roll-out strategies.

May 8 and 23 Register Now

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser Advanced Settings

See advanced features such as allowing use of external websites, calculators, & spreadsheets during exams, along with add-on functionality for non-proctored exams.

May 14 2:00 pm and 11 am both ET Register Now

Posted by: Office of Extended Learning
ATTENTION FACULTY: SoftChalk Short Courses

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Do you want to be a SoftChalk Master?

If so, these Short Courses are calling your name! Each live one-hour webinar highlights SoftChalk Cloud and Create tools and activities. Participants will also be given an opportunity to ask the instructor questions.

Upcoming Short Courses in May:

  • Getting Started 1: An Overview of SoftChalk Cloud
  • Getting Started 2: An Overview of SoftChalk Create
  • ToolTips, Images and Hyperlinks
  • Navigation Features and Sidebars
  • Embedded Media
  • Quizzes and SoftChalk ScoreCenter
  • Using the SoftChalk Create ThemeBuilder
Visit the Short Courses page for details and register today!

Link to register

Posted by: Office of Extended Learning
Summer Meal Plan Hours

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Beginning May 12, 2019

Scott/Dozier Dining Hall

Monday - Friday

Breakfast: 7:30am - 8:30am

Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday - Sunday

Brunch 12:00-1:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Posted by: NSU Dining Services