11 GOLDEN BULLS QUALIFY FOR THE 2012 NCAA DII OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Johnson C. Smith University men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams will have 11 student-athletes competing in the 2012 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Colorado State University-Pueblo inside the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl between May 24-26.

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Charlotte’s Web Technology Mentorship Initiative at Johnson C. Smith University Gets Boost from Project L.I.F.T.

Charlotte, N.C. - May 14, 2012 – Charlotte’s Web, a technology mentorship initiative at Johnson C. Smith University, has received a $172,000 grant from Project L.I.F.T. to serve 40 rising 9th and 10th graders from West Charlotte High School starting this fall.

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Community Health Workshops Offered at Johnson C. Smith University

Johnson C. Smith University and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina are sponsoring a series of free health workshops in the James B. Duke Memorial Library on campus.

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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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