Johnson C. Smith University Choir to perform at First Baptist West Church Concert kicks off spring tour
The Johnson C. Smith University Concert Choir will present its Spring concert at First Baptist West Church on March 4 at 11 a.m. The concert will feature a diverse selection of music including classical, sacred, musical theater, spirituals and contemporary gospel. The concert kicks off the choir’s Spring tour to Charleston and Columbia, S.C.; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, New York City and Durham, N.C. The tour will end back in Charlotte at Myers Park Baptist Church on March 25 with a performance at 4 p.m.
WFAE’s Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins interviewed JCSU Associate Professor Cindy Kistenberg, Actor and Director Lou Bellamy and Community Activist Sarah Stevenson last week. The show featured how the university is continuing to “lead the way on what is becoming a profound revitalization of the west side of Charlotte.”
Johnson C. Smith University enhances Liberal Studies Program to meet the needs of today’s students and employers
Johnson C. Smith is laying a new foundation for its Liberal Studies Program to reflect the needs of today’s students and employers. After three years of study and discussions with faculty, alumni, students and administrators, faculty recently voted overwhelmingly in favor of the change.
Johnson C. Smith University will host its fourth annual Arch of Triumph Gala at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Charlotte Convention Center Ballroom.
Fifth Third Bank’s African American Network, in partnership with Johnson C. Smith University, will host a breakfast on Feb. 23 for business leaders and entrepreneurs who support and advance North Carolina’s African American communities. The breakfast will be held at the Charlotte City Club on 121 West Trade St. from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Johnson C. Smith University to Host Diversity in Medicine, Aetna Foundation Event to Attract Minority Students to Medicine
Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a new initiative by a group of Boston and Chicago-based physicians, will stop at Johnson C. Smith University Feb. 21 to offer a day of premedical enrichment activities to students from area colleges, universities and high schools. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Grimes Lounge on the Johnson C. Smith University campus.
Lou Bellamy and Sarah Bellamy will visit Johnson C. Smith University on Feb. 14 to give a lecture on August Wilson and the staging of his plays. The lecture will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre at Johnson C. Smith University’s Arts Factory on Beatties Ford Road near the main campus.
A collaborative effort between Johnson C. Smith University and Charlotte School of Law will enable students to attend three years at Johnson C. Smith University and three years at Charlotte School of Law to earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor degree. The 3+3 program has been approved by the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin in fall 2012.
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan spent a couple of hours on the Johnson C. Smith University campus on Jan.10 to review the school’s urban corridor development plans and meet with JCSU President Ronald L. Carter. She also toured the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research building and the Smith Institute for Applied Research.