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Mass Communications Students Sweep Environmental PSA Competition
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Eight Shaw University Mass Communications students received awards in the City of Raleigh’s Environmental PSA competition. Read More

Dr. Baloubi and Tara Gibbs Receive Lawrence M. Clark Awards
Dr. Désiré Baloubi, chair of the Shaw University Department of Humanities and professor of English and Linguistics, and Tara Gibbs, a graduate student in Shaw’s Divinity School, were selected to receive the Lawrence M. Clark Award. Read More

Senior Matthew Coleman Receives Gus Witherspoon Award
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Shaw senior Matthew Coleman, a Mass Communications major from Durham, NC, received the 2014 Undergraduate Award during the 20th Annual A. M."Gus" Witherspoon Community Recognition Awards Program. Read More

Alumnus Warrick Scott Featured on WRAL’s Tar Heel Traveler
Warrick Scott
Warrick Scott ’00, Founder and Executive Director of the Wendell Scott Foundation, discussed his grandfather’s legacy as NASCAR’s first African-American star with WRAL-TV’s Tar Heel Traveler. Read More

Social Work Students Attend Diversity Recruitment Event
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Shaw University Social Work majors Jack Ellerbe and Hermione Ruffin were selected to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work’s second annual on-campus Diversity Recruitment Event. Read More

Lady Bears Hold Off Fayetteville State To Claim Fourth Straight CIAA Title
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The Shaw University Lady Bears held on late in the game to clinch their fourth straight CIAA Tournament Championship on Saturday evening with a 73-70 win over Fayetteville State University. Read More

Student Athlete Jeffrey Legree Featured on WRAL-TV
Jeffrey Legree
Every time 28-year-old Jeffrey Legree takes part in a basketball practice or game at Shaw University, he gives it his all. Read More

Bahamian Brotherhood Performs at Cary Church
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The First Reformed Church of Cary (FRCC) celebrated Black History Month with a performance by Shaw students who make up the Bahamian Brotherhood ensemble. Read More

Professor Dighton Presents at Local and National Conferences
Desiree Dighton
Desiree Dighton, assistant professor of English in the Shaw University Department of Humanities, presented "Writing Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities," as part of Duke University’s "Doing DH". Read More

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Presidential Search

Noon Day Prayer Service
Wednesdays, 12:00p.m.  
Thomas J. Boyd Chapel

Attention Graduating Students
Please click on the links below to view important information regarding graduation. Additionally, you can find more information on our commencement page.  
» Exit Loan Workshops
» Ordering Your Cap and Gown
» Yearbook Photos
» Graduation Clearance Process
» Rehearsal  

Shaw University Kinesiotherapy Fitness Program
Mondays, 12:00p.m.
Spaulding Gymnasium – Dance Studio 

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Spring Assessment 
Apr. 16-17  
The following student surveys will be administered Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI), Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT), and Major Field Tests (MFT). 
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University Awards Day 
Apr. 17: 11:00a.m. 
Thomas J. Boyd Chapel

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Blood Drive
Apr. 22: 11:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Willie E. Gary Student Center
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Project Life Bone Marrow Drive
Apr: 23: 10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium

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