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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Johnson C. Smith University will host the 2nd annual Indaba community forum for residents of the Northwest Corridor on Saturday, March 31 in Grimes Lounge in the Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union. The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include breakfast and lunch.
Three students at Johnson C. Smith University recently won awards for their research projects at national conferences. Randale Watson, a sophomore at Johnson C. Smith University with a major in computer engineering, received a first place award for presenting a research project on Emergency Detection and Relief Using Robotics at the February Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) held in Atlanta.
Johnson C. Smith University will host A Vintage Affair, an intimate evening of food, jazz and a live auction of rare vintage wines. The event will take place Thursday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Foundation for the Carolinas, located at 220 North Tryon Street.
“Passing Through Light,” a new work of public art using LED technology and located at the I-77 and West Trade Street underpass, is serving as a visual and dynamic gateway for vehicles and pedestrians as they enter and exit the city of Charlotte’s Historic West End. The artwork was created by Austrian artist Erwin Redl.