Johnson C. Smith University celebrated the grand opening of the only Burger King on a college campus in North Carolina today. Located in the Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union, the restaurant is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., as the February 2014 School of the Month. The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Johnson C. Smith University as part of its on-going effort to assist HBCUs in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students in college.
Johnson C. Smith University joins five Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation noted for sustainability efforts. An article published in the Huffington Post on Jan. 3 praises JCSU for “leading a comprehensive approach to campus-wide sustainability.” The article applauds the university for becoming “an aggressive partner with Charlotte’s environmental preservation goals.”