Man of La Mancha opened on stage at Asbury Memorial Church directed by Travis Spangenburg with musical direction by Warren Heilman. This inspirational show has another weekend left on March 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 15 at 3 p.m.
The Southern Regional Press Institute was held on campus this past week Feb. 20-21. The theme of this year’s regional conference was about how to do it all in journalism as many graduates from Savannah State University's journalism and mass communications program are soon to be young media p…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated after publication to include the university’s statement as follows: "We are aware an SSU student has been arrested for sexual misconduct against an acquaintance. There is no ongoing threat to the campus. All questions should be directed to the Chatham Co…
The theme of this year’s 69th annual Southern Regional Press Institute was "Going Solo: Prepared to Do It All". For students entering an industry viewed as “dying” by pessimists and “evolving” by optimists, students were encouraged in each session to develop multidimensional skills.
The Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) was started by Wilton C. Scott in 1951 to help students acquire skills in communications. SRPI helps connect journalism professionals and students in the south, through workshops and networking opportunities.
Many students attended the “Young Alumni Panel: Success After Graduation” session where they listened to the advice given to them by the alumnis in the room. This particular session was held by online content manager, Kareem McMichael. The recent graduates who spoke on their journeys were al…
Savannah State University and the City of Savannah are collaborating to present the 31st annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival, which began February 1 and will end on Feb. 23. The theme for this year’s festival is “Your Story, My Story, Our Stories”.
The 69th Southern Regional Press Institute (SRPI) will take place at Savannah State University on February 20-21, 2020. This year’s theme is “Going Solo: Prepare to Do It All” with Jessica Sparks, assistant professor of the multimedia and journalism department, as institute director. Sparks …
On February 4 at Neighborhood Comics, Wook-Jin Clark, cartoonist and illustrator, was interviewed about his new Gudetama book “Love for the Lazy” and gave aspiring artists some tips for their future. Clark has been a professional artist for approximately ten years.
While Savannah, Georgia is no stranger to powerful storms, Savannah State University has taken precautions in keeping students safe. With the forecast including the possibility of damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, and flooding, it is important for students to take precaution in order to stay safe.
On Jan. 20, the city of Savannah continued its 41st annual celebration for the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, kicking off the day’s festivities with a parade coming down East Broad Street to MLK Jr. Boulevard, passing the first African Baptist church where Dr. King, gave his legendary “I…
Public service is anything but a foreign concept to Van Johnson, who was inaugurated as mayor of Savannah on Jan. 1. After serving 16 years as First District Alderman, the Savannah State University alum has a plan to reduce violence in the city and increase transparency in the city government.
Left with the realization that campus life is far from utopian, students search internally for answers and ways to keep themselves safe throughout their college years. Many realize that in today’s world few places offer total guarantees of safety and security. Personal awareness of surroundi…
Richard Kessler’s Plant Riverside District is scheduled to open in early spring. The site was purchased on December 31, 2012 and after several years spent in design and construction, the 4.5 acre site is about to transform over one thousand feet of river coastline into a bustling entertainme…
Le’Andrea Gillis, the 5’10” biology major from Adrian, Ga., has been enjoying her basketball season. The Treutlen High School alum has been averaging 19.9 points per game in all 15 Lady Tigers games.
Savannah State University fall commencement is this weekend, and Tiger’s Roar would like to acknowledge the graduation of editorial board member Amanda Wilkins.
For many this semester is a dream come true and the beginning of a new chapter. On Saturday, December 14, SSU will hold its 195th undergraduate commencement ceremony in the university’s Tiger Arena at approximately 8:30a.m.
At the start of a typical weekend at Savannah State University, a student showcase was held in Whiting Hall’s auditorium. The student showcase known as SSU Underground put on a concert full of local student artists which acted as a platform for Savannah State students to promote any personal…
Lee Ivory, celebrated journalist, media consultant and executive, former professor of journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and American University, and former publisher and executive editor of USA Today’s Sports Weekly spoke to mass communications majors on Friday morning.
Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris met on a conference call with various editors of HBCU publications recently to address her student journalism advocacy and her personal support of the importance of media in the upcoming election.
The flu is a common illness in any population, and it usually takes a few days for a person to recover from it. This year it has been projected that there will be many outbreaks that will affect many people, and people should prepare to get their flu shots.
To combat the spread of fake news, Facebook has announced that they are adding a news tab to their U.S. user interface. The company has teamed up with the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CBS News and Fox News among other news outlets to test the site's new ad-on.
“Every entrepreneur is a problem solver, find a problem and you too can achieve maximum success”, says Dr. Samms-Brown as she opened up for the Savannah State University Entrepreneurship Day.Entrepreneurship Day is a formal forum that allows local high school students the exposure and intera…
When Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen originally introduced its chicken sandwich no one expected it would be as popular as it was. A fierce competition emerged between the fried chicken chain and the popular Chick-Fil-A, which claims to to be "Home of the Original Chicken Sandwich".
At 6 a.m. Saturday, a team of 70 Savannah State University volunteers prepared for an onslaught of runners on campus for the annual Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon and Half-Marathon took place.
Savannah State University crowned its 2019-2020 Mister and Miss Savannah State University during Homecoming week at a New Orleans Mardi Gras theme called “Mardi Gras by the Marsh”.
Professor Darryl Thompson and a cast of talented SSU students are preparing to open their fall production of "The Weird" by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, kicked off Homecoming’s Trap Runway Fashion Show at Savannah State University in Tiger Arena where models rocked the latest lines from Gucci, Calvin Klein, and many more brands, all of which rocked the show.Campus Activities Board (CAB) were setting up the event with so muc…
On Oct. 1, a federal judge temporarily blocked Georgia’s controversial abortion law, which banned the medical practice after detection of a heartbeat in the fetus.
On July 1, Kimberly Ballard-Washington officially started her tenure as interim president at Savannah State University after the retirement of Cheryl Davenport Dozier. Tiger's Roar sat down with Ballard-Washington after the semester started to discuss her plans in this role and the future of…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the public to quit using e-cigarette products after an outbreak of lung diseases reported throughout the United States.
Savannah State University students might get an unpleasant surprise on Nov. 5 when they attempt to vote. Depending on the address students use as their residence on campus will determine if they can vote in the Savannah municipal elections.
Savannah State University is celebrating Hispanic heritage month. On Sept. 24, the film Un Perro Andaluz (An Andalusian Dog) was shown in Payne Hall on campus.
The 36th Annual Oktoberfest is coming to downtown Savannah October 4-6. The free event features live entertainment, food, arts and the popular wiener dog racing. The Oktoberfest festival provides fun for all ages to enjoy.
The City of Savannah plans to widen DeLesseps Avenue and Skidaway Road near Harry Truman Parkway- but first, they need to take ownership of property in nearby neighborhoods.
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, students at Savannah State University gathered at the Howard Jordan Building, Torian Auditorium for the 2019 SSU Mayoral Candidates Forum presented by Savannah State’s Student Government Association and the Savannah chapter of the NAACP.
Devil’s Backbone showed the violence and tragic experiences that people faced during the Spanish Civil War.
Karissa Grace Tatum passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 in a lethal car crash. She was a volleyball athlete at Savannah State and a junior classman of the Mass Communications department.
Savannah State University has international students from all the parts of the world, including the Bahamas. Those students are working hard to help families and friends in the archipelago, which was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian as a Category 5 storm when it hit the area.
Savannah State University will be back up and running as per usual Monday, Sept. 9. Students who live on campus are free to return to campus Saturday, Sept. 7.