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.
The Johnson C. Smith University women's basketball team has received an at-large bid to play for the 2012 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Atlantic Regional Championship. The tournament will be hosted by Edinboro University on March 9-10, and 12 inside McComb Field House in Edinboro, PA. JCSU enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed and will face No. 6 Gannon University.
The Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball team had the chance to meet with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama,on Friday, March 2 during the 2012 CIAA Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena.
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.”