Charlotte, N.C., - Oct. 15, 2012 – Johnson C. Smith University will celebrate Homecoming 2012, “The Smith Way: It’s Contagious,” beginning Sunday, Oct. 21. The activity lineup includes the coronation induction ceremony, pep rally, National Pan-Hellenic Council step show, parade, annual FestiVille celebration, homecoming game, and the alumni gala. The pep rally, which will kick off the weekend celebration, is scheduled to take place in the Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26.
Charlotte, N.C., - October 15, 2012 – Dominique Smith, a senior at Johnson C. Smith University, recently performed with the 105 Voices of History HBCU National Concert Choir for the Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. , in September.
Charlotte, N.C., - October 15, 2012 – Susan Lawson feels she has a 'calling' to teach writing. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she learned that survivorship was limited to five-year statistics. "I asked myself why I would need five years to accomplish what I really felt passionate about doing today," says Lawson, an English instructor and academic advisor at Johnson C. Smith University.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine features Johnson C. Smith University’s commitment to equipping students to be socially conscious through the classroom and civic engagement.
Within an hour after the ribbon cutting at Mosaic Village, a parade of students started to enter the parking deck, pop open their trunks and carry armloads of supplies into their two-, four- and five-bedroom apartments. For many students, the day symbolized another step toward independence.
Charlotte, N.C. – October 4, 2012 – Mosaic Village, the latest jewel in Charlotte’s crown, opened on October 4 in the historic West End as the latest sign of revitalization in the Northwest Corridor. Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald L. Carter joined Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, city officials and business leaders in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the 124,000-square-foot facility at 1635 West Trade Street.
President Barack Obama proclaimed the week of September 23, 2012, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. Johnson C. Smith University stands proudly at the forefront of HBCUs in the brand of a new urban university by honoring and affirming its place in this community of institutions of higher education. Learn more about National HBCU Week by reading the Presidential proclamation here.
Grant from National Science Foundation to Fund Cyber Security Scholarships at Johnson C. Smith University
Charlotte, N.C., - September 13, 2012 - The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) College at Johnson C. Smith University, in partnership with the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC-Charlotte, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Cyber Corp.: Scholarship for Service grant. Johnson C. Smith University will receive $339,189 for the five-year grant, which will provide support for students to study in the field of cyber security.
Charlotte, N.C., September 18, 2012 – The College of Arts and Letters at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) has received its largest study abroad grant which will open opportunities in China to area college students over the next four years. An award of nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the program’s first two years will fund the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad: An Advanced and Intensive Training Program in Modern Chinese Language and Culture.
With some 15,000 journalists and bloggers from around the world converged on Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, JCSU's involvement in DNC-related events was captured online, in print and on the air. National media outlets that covered JCSU include Black Entertainment Television (BET), CBS, National Public Radio, The Washington Post and Diverse Issues in Higher Education.