Dr. Michael K. Fauntroy to speak at Johnson C. Smith University

Dr. Michael K. Fauntroy, associate professor at George Mason School of Public Policy, will present a free public lecture, “Black Politics: A Call to Action,” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Johnson C. Smith University.

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Terrell Clark to speak at Johnson C. Smith University

Terrell Clark, an Atlanta-based photographer known for his recent book “Eyes of Uganda: A Sociological Perspective,” will present a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Johnson C. Smith University.

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Dr. Ronald L. Carter featured on cover of Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald L. Carter is featured on the cover of the January issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. In the story “Leading from the Heart,” Carter relates how the University is helping former foster children feel at home at Johnson C. Smith University as part of the institution’s strategic plan.

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JCSU Invited to Join the U.S. Department of Defense Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence Program

JCSU has been invited to join the Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) program after completing its Undergraduate Research Center in Electronics and Cyber Security, thanks to a $400,000 Congressionally directed grant the university received in 2010. The funding allowed JCSU to develop laboratories, software, summer research programs and a curriculum for a minor in cyber security that will tentatively be offered during the 2012-2013 academic year.

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JCSU ATHLETICS MARKS JANUARY 28TH AS AN “EVENING OF CHAMPIONS” CELEBRATION

Johnson C. Smith University Athletics will recognize some of their recent milestones on Saturday, January 28th during the basketball contests for an event entitled an “Evening of Champions”. The Golden Bulls women’s and men’s basketball teams will clash with divisional foe Fayetteville State University in Brayboy Gymnasium on that night.

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Eugene Robinson to speak at Johnson C. Smith University

Award-winning columnist and author Eugene Robinson will kick off Johnson C. Smith University’s Lyceum Series entitled “Democracy 2012: The Road to Charlotte” with a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on January 26, 2012, at Biddle Hall on the University campus, 100 Beatties Ford Rd. Anyone planning to attend the event should RSVP to Anika Pimentel, 704.330.1379 or apimentel@jcsu.edu.

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LAQWESHA GAMBLE AND JAMES OTEY AMONGST THE 16 FINALISTS FOR THE 2012 LOWE’S SENIOR CLASS AWARD

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced the finalists for the fourth annual CIAA Division of the highly regarded Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award program. Seniors LaQwesha Gamble (Winter Haven, FL) and James Otey (Roanoke, VA) will represent Johnson C. Smith University as the selections from the women’s and men’s basketball teams, respectively.

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Charlotte Mecklenburg African American Community Fund announces grant award recipients

Charlotte, N.C. – The Steering Committee for the Charlotte Mecklenburg African American Community Fund is pleased to announce its 2011 grant award recipients. The award recipients are Hope Haven, Inc. ($10,000), Lupus Foundation of America, Piedmont Chapter ($5,000), C. Ray & Cynthia Kennedy Foundation ($5,000), Girl Talk ($3,750), Lakewood Community Development Corporation ($3,750), and Classroom Central ($2,500).

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Effort's to increase diversity shown in local news

JCSU's efforts to increase the diversity of our student population have been noticed by the city of Charlotte.

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Johnson C. Smith professor tapped for oral history project at Duke University

Johnson C. Smith Professor Sharon Raynor will be working with Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies to conduct and document community experiences, spoken memory, oral history and the literacy and culture of silence during the spring 2012 semester.

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