Former Mayors to Speak at Johnson C. Smith University Lecture is part of “Democracy 2012: The Road to Charlotte”

Former Charlotte mayors Harvey Gantt and Richard Vinroot will present a lecture “Left vs. Right: Democratic and Republican Party Platforms for the 2012 Elections” on April 26 at 7 p.m. on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University. The free lecture is part of the series “Democracy 2012: The Road to Charlotte.”

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Johnson C. Smith University to Celebrate 140th Commencement May 6

Johnson C. Smith University will hold its 140th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 6 at 8 a.m. at the Irwin Belk complex on the university campus. Commencement will be the culminating event for the 145th academic year.

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Johnson C. Smith University to Host Foster Care Symposium

Johnson C. Smith University will present a one-day symposium “Phasing Up to New Possibilities” Supporting Youth through Higher Education on April 27 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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JCSU Engages Promising Entrepreneurs in the Community with Innovo

Johnson C. Smith University is proud to announce the launch party for Innovo, a small business incubator/think tank laboratory run by the Center of Excellence for Diversity, Workforce and Small Business Development at the Smith Institute for Applied Research.

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Johnson C. Smith University to Host Foster Care Symposium April 27

Johnson C. Smith University will present a one-day symposium “Phasing Up to New Possibilities” Supporting Youth through Higher Education on April 27 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual symposium is for public and private agency staff involved with foster youth, universities, students, church leaders, public officials, businesses and community members interested in promoting independence, self-sufficiency and educational advancement for youth “aging out” of the foster care system.

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JCSU Colors Will Light the Charlotte Skyline on Saturday Night

The colors of Johnson C. Smith University will light up the Charlotte skyline on Saturday, April 14 as Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center, 550 South Tryon Street, changes to gold and blue.

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Former Business Columnist to Speak at White House Summit on Entrepreneurship

Charlotte, N.C, April 13, 2012 – Ron Stodghill, director of Innovo Laboratory, and Innovo co-founder, Keisha Talbot Johnson, will travel to Washington, D.C. on April 16 to discuss entrepreneurship at the White House Summit on innovation at universities. The summit is in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Department of Education and the White House. The summit takes place two days prior to the official launch of Innovo Laboratory at Packard Place in Charlotte on April 18. Innovo is a small business incubator/think tank laboratory run by the Center of Excellence for Diversity, Workforce and Small Business Development at the Smith Institute for Applied Research at Johnson C. Smith University. Innovo brings together Charlotte's best and brightest business and civic leaders under one roof to provide their expertise and resources to our city's most promising entrepreneurs.

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Johnson C. Smith University Events Promote Alcohol Awareness

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, Johnson C. Smith University is planning Operation Flag: DWI Display, a Drunk Driver Simulator exercise and hosting a motivational speaker on campus on April 16.

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Johnson C. Smith University Professor Kirsten Hemmy awarded Fulbright Grant

Kirsten Hemmy, assistant professor at Johnson C. Smith University has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to write and do research in Senegal during the August 2012- July 2013 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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