JCSU in the Media with the DNC

Diverse Issues in Higher Education - Johnson C. Smith University students follow in the footsteps of civil rights activists

The magazine features Johnson C. Smith University’s commitment to equipping students to be socially conscious through the classroom and civic engagement. Titled, “The Movement Lives,” the article highlights how today’s JCSU students are following in the footsteps of civil rights activists. The RUN-DNC 2012 initiative is featured prominently in the article, which explains how telling West Side stories has allowed residents to discuss issues and stories that matter to them. The article also tells how students involved in the RUN-DNC 2012 initiative participated in the Democratic National Convention this past September.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education - Youth Summit Brings Democratic National Convention Spirit to Johnson C. Smith

As the Democratic National Convention kicked off in Charlotte, N.C., hundreds of college students packed the decked-out gym-turned-political-forum at Johnson C. Smith University and were told to do two things: prepare to ask questions and use all of their hand-held devises to Tweet, video, text, email and snap pictures about what they were seeing and learning during the event. After all, this was a cyber-summit, not the classroom.


The National Journal - Convention Daybook: Clinton Takes the Stage

Welcome to National Journal’s Convention Daybook, which provides a floor schedule and a list of major events at the Democratic National Convention each day.

Featured guests include actress and Voto Latino leader America Ferrera; Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald Carter; student Charles Hauser;


The Charlotte Post - Digital generation thinks politics, economics

UFuture summit focuses on youth involvement.

...focuses on youth involvement The Congressional Black Caucus Institute and Johnson C. Smith University hosted UFuture- A summit for innovative...


Washington Informer - Actors Host Interactive Youth Summit at DNC

Students Posed Questions on Jobs, Economy, Student Loans and Preparing for Global Economy Charlotte, N.C. – Students and educators from area colleges and universities participated Sept.
 

...from area colleges. The summit was live-streamed from the campus of Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte, NC. Actors Alfre Woodard...


The Charlotte Observer - Students get real-life advice, inspiration

CHARLOTTE, N.C. College students received plenty of advice both practical and inspirational Tuesday at UFuture, a summit focusing on technology, science and finance in the global marketplace.
 

...students from the Carolinas filled the room at historically black Johnson C. Smith University, representing schools from Clemson University to...

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC - Street Party Kicks Off DNC Week

Downtown Charlotte was packed yesterday with locals and thousands of guests in town for the Democratic National Convention. Leoneda Inge reports.
 

...Democratic National Convention. Leoneda Inge reports. Leoneda Inge: The Johnson C. Smith University Marching Band kicked off the massive Carolina Fest...


Inside Higher Ed - Higher education in first days of the Democratic National Convention

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Democratic National Convention begins here today, but Democrats were already gathering over the weekend for sessions that will likely feature higher education in a more prominent role than was the case at the Republicans’ gathering last week in Tampa.
 

...students to volunteer, for example, or professors to conduct research. Johnson C. Smith University, a historically black college, is working on...


The Charlotte Observer - Gusty rain could drench, not quench, CarolinaFest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. These were the sounds of CarolinaFest up and down Tryon Street Monday afternoon: The massed horns of the Johnson C. Smith University Marching Band blasting out Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration,” while musicians paused...


...up and down Tryon Street Monday afternoon: The massed horns of the Johnson C. Smith University Marching Band blasting out Kool and the Gang s...


If you missed the band's performance, you can watch the video the Washington Post posted here...


JCSU's Marching Band via Charlotte In 2012 - Democratic National Convention

JCSU's band opened CarolinaFest, the convention week kick off event, on Labor Day in uptown. You can see photos from the event, including the International Institute of Sound, on Charlotte In 2012's Facebook page

Also, don't forget to check our Facebook page for the latest on what JCSU is doing with the 2012 DNC.

JCSU's Marching Band via The Washington Post - SocialCam

The Washington Post caught video of the band at CarolinaFest and posted it to SocialCam.


CBS This Morning - Sept. 3, 2012

CBS knows a great view when they see one! We were glad to welcome CBS This Morning back on campus Monday morning to shoot the Charlotte skyline. Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante was live from the Irwin Belk Center as he introduced his story about the start of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.


CBS Evening News - Sept. 2, 2012

The CBS Evening News (national news show) chose to use the view of Charlotte from the Irwin Belk Center as the backdrop for a live on-air talk with CBS Political Director John Dickerson during their ramp-up coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

John Dickerson via Instagram

CBS Political Director John Dickerson appreciated the view of the city from JCSU's campus. Here's a shot he posted to via Instagram titled "Charlotte through the uprights."


CBS This Morning - Sept. 1, 2012

CBS This Morning (national news show) broadcasted a live segment from JCSU’s Eddie C. McGirt Field in Irwin Belk Stadium on September 1, 2012.


Dr. Carter discusses UFuture on WCNC

Johnson C. Smith's president, Dr. Ronald L. Carter, discusses the UFuture conference, an interactive forum to be held by JCSU and the Congressional Black Caucus on September 4, 2012.


Charlotte Observer - JCSU Marching Band Opens CarolinaFest Parade

The Johnson C. Smith University marching band will open CarolinaFest at noon on Labor Day. CarolinaFest in uptown Charlotte will kick off convention week activities. To learn more about CarolinaFest, visit http://charlottein2012.com/carolinafest2012/.


Charlotte Observer - Foreign leaders will tour Charlotte on Labor Day

CHARLOTTE, N.C. The Charlotte Chamber will be taking scores of foreign dignitaries in town for the Democratic National Convention on a road show through Charlotte, hoping they’ll take the message about Charlotte’s developing industry sectors back to businesses in their countries.


...some new business this way. The education group will start at Johnson C. Smith University before visiting UNC Charlotte's new Energy Production...


Charlotte Observer - Hollywood stars headed for Charlotte from the Observer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. As Clint Eastwood might say, here come the hot-doggers. Whereas Hollywood conservatives (save for Eastwood and Jon Voight) seemed to shy away from the spotlight during the Republican National Convention in Tampa last week, Hollywood liberals are lining up to get into Charlotte for next week’s Democratic National Convention. 


...winner Alfre Woodard will host a political summit for students at Johnson C. Smith University. Actresses Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera will...


The Root - DNC 2012 Guide: Don't Miss These Events!

Check our guide to events around the Democratic National Convention in N.C., now through Sept. 6.


...Time: 9 p.m. UFuture: A Summit for Innovative Thinkers Location: Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Road, Brayboy Gymnasium Time: 10...