Johnson C. Smith University officially opened Sustainability Village April 1 as the focal point for its sustainability initiative on campus. The innovative living-learning prototype funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and The Duke Endowment incorporates academic coursework, service-learning activities and applied research that can benefit the campus, the surrounding community and beyond.
As a part of the Johnson C. Smith University Founders Day celebration, the 146th Founders Day Convocation will be held at the Jane Smith Memorial Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. The event will honor Astrid Chirinos, president of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte (LACCC), with the Presidential Citation Award.
Johnson C. Smith University will honor national and local leaders, donors and students during Founders’ Week from April 18 – 21.
Ronald L. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, participated in a symposium today at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte presented by Black Enterprise and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The symposium titled “Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce,” is part of an educational series aimed at cultivating a conversation between the academic and business communities. The Charlotte symposium focused on how postsecondary schools must meet the needs of students of color, and prepare them for careers in corporate America.
The Chris Canty Foundation (CCF) is eagerly anticipating the second Neighborhood Clean-Up event scheduled for Saturday, April 20 in the Historic West End of Charlotte. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University.
President Clinton Announces the Launch of the Clinton Global Initiative University 2013 Commitments “Bracket” Challenge
Today, President Bill Clinton announced the launch of the third annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Commitments Challenge, a competition of ideas from college and university students in the form of a “bracket.” This year, more than 1,000 students, including four students from Johnson C. Smith University, will be in attendance.
Dr. Daniel J. Mitchell, senior fellow at the CATO institute in Washington D.C., addressed a roomful of students, faculty and staff from Johnson C. Smith University and BB&T executives on the topic of moral and economic case for limited government spending at last week’s Free Enterprise and Capitalism luncheon. Mitchell is touted as one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of fiscal policy and government spending. He stressed to students the importance of recognizing how they can shape the economy by being future leaders of the capitalist free market.
Johnson C. Smith University Makes the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Johnson C. Smith University is among more than 600 institutions across the nation honored in 2013 by The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education for improving their communities through community service and service learning.