Armstrong Atlantic State University
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The Armstrong Atlantic State University, also known as Armstrong Atlantic, Armstrong or AASU short, is a public university in Savannah in the U.S. state of Georgia and part of the University System of Georgia. More than 7,500 students are enrolled in 100 degree programs.
The university was founded in 1935 by the mayor of the city as Armstrong Junior College. Originally, the College was located in the city center, the buildings were donated by businessman George F. Armstrong, in whose honor the institution bears its name. In 1959, the now Armstrong College of Savannah called school part of the University System of Georgia and had the status of a folk high school. In 1964, she offered as Armstrong State College to already higher education.
Donald Livingston handed the State College, an area with an area of one square kilometer southwest of the city. Once there, eight buildings were erected, moved the establishment in 1966 there. Since 1993, the campus is landscaped actively created and is now considered Arboretum. In 1996 the College the status of a State University, and is now called Armstrong Atlantic State University.
The campus in the southwest of the city is about 15 minutes drive from the center. He is 1.1 million square meters and carries through its numerous flowers, ferns, magnolias, oak trees and Spanish moss be the status of an arboretum.
The center of the campus is the Lane Library with approximately 200,000 books and 18,000 audio-visual media. In the Science Center science and technical courses are taught. 2010, a 5700 -square-foot building for the Student Union was built. It houses restaurants and cafes, a theater, a bookstore and a convenience store.
In the southeast of the campus are the sporting facilities of the University. These include a gym, basketball courts and a swimming pool. The Alumni Arena offers 4,000 spectators and is the venue for the teams of the University.
Although the university is considered commuter university, about 1,400 students living in residence halls four in the southwestern part of the campus. Alone in the wind turbine Commons, which were opened in 2006, 600 students live. The other dormitories are Compass Point, University Terrace and University Crossings.
The university has four faculties:
- College of Education
- College of Health Professions
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Science and Technology
Across the campus more than 60 student organizations, in addition, nine student associations. From the student body the two magazines The Inkwell and Calliope are issued.
The eleven sports teams of the University include the sports of baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, softball, tennis and volleyball. The teams are known as the Pirates.
With over 23,000 alumni of the University are connected.