Johnson C. Smith University’s Kneisha Gabriel selected for Nestlé USA Leadership Symposium for Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow

Charlotte, N.C., February 18, 2013 -- Kneisha Gabriel of Charlotte, a junior at Johnson C. Smith University, is among 30 students selected for the 2013 Nestlé USA Leadership Symposium for Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow. The fifth annual symposium will be held April 10-14 at the Nestlé USA Headquarters in Glendale, Calif.

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JCSU President Ronald L. Carter to Receive Creative Thinkers Award

Charlotte, N.C., - Feb. 12, 2013 – The Carolinas Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) will honor Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald L. Carter at its Fifth Annual Creative Thinkers Awards on Feb. 20. Carter will join four other honorees, including Jerry Orr, aviation director for Charlotte Douglas International Airport; Dr. Ruth Shaw, founding chair of the Carolina Thread Trail; Dr. Michael Marsicano, president and CEO for the Carolinas; and Davis J. Cable of Springside Partners.

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Aquaponic Garden Takes Root at JCSU

Charlotte, N.C. Feb. 6, 2013 -- Philip Otienoburu, visiting professor of biology at Johnson C. Smith University, joins his students as they introduce tilapia into the university’s first aquaponic garden. This sustainable system of farming entails growing crops and cultivating fish in a closed loop environment.

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Black History Month Activities Planned at Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, N.C., February 1, 2013 -- Johnson C. Smith University’s Department of Political Science and Social and Behavioral Sciences will hold a series of educational events during Black History Month. All events are free and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Technology Center auditorium with refreshments to follow.

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HealthPlex Offers Community Weight Management Program

Charlotte, N.C., - Feb. 1, 2013 – On Feb. 26 Johnson C. Smith University’s HealthPlex will begin a free community weight management program for the public. Weekly sessions will be held every Monday from 5:30-6:15 p.m. at the HealthPlex located near Brayboy Gymnasium.

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Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Community Issues in East and West Sides

Charlotte, N.C., January 31, 2013 –Charlotte’s East and West side community members will have an opportunity on Feb. 6 to discuss issues surrounding economic development, the streetcar, corridor revitalization and community empowerment at a town hall meeting. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Johnson C. Smith University’s Biddle Hall, 100 Beatties Ford Road.

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International Student Brings Unique Perspective to Johnson C. Smith University as a Survivor of Genocide in Rwanda

Charlotte, N.C., -- January 24, 2013 -- During the past year, an outdoor space on the Johnson C. Smith University campus has taken on a new look that draws attention to our increasing emphasis on global education. The exterior wall of the student union displays the words “The World is Your Home” as a testament of the growing diversity at JCSU. Two banners outside the bookstore display information about the United Kingdom and Rwanda as students mingle nearby at outdoor seating areas. Welcome to JCSU International Way.

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JCSU Makes College Possible for Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care

Charlotte, N.C., January 21, 2013- For sophomore Danyell Mitchell, college was not always an option. As a youth growing up in foster care in Cleveland, Ohio, she had little or no guidance about how to get into college, let alone pay for it. Even the application process proved daunting. “College was not an option in my head because I knew I couldn’t afford it,” said Mitchell. But in the back of her mind was a nagging desire to become the first in her family to attend.

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Evening of Stars® on BET to Highlight Johnson C. Smith University

For the second consecutive year, Johnson C. Smith University will be among colleges and universities around the nation featured on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and BET network Annual Special An Evening of Stars® on Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. The variety show is created to focus public attention on America's need for more African American college graduates and UNCF's work getting students to and through college.

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HealthPlex Offers Community Weight Management Program

Charlotte, N.C., - Jan. 8, 2013 – Beginning Jan. 22, Johnson C. Smith University’s HealthPlex will offer a free weight management program for the community of the Northwest Corridor. Twelve group sessions will be held Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the HealthPlex located near Brayboy Gymnasium. The goal of the program is to help participants learn how to maintain healthy lifestyles by creating good eating habits and exercising regularly.

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