The normally quiet campus of Johnson C. Smith University was affected by a shooting that occurred on campus at approximately 2:15 a.m. on April 19, 2015. A student sitting in a car on campus was struck by a round when a suspect began firing a weapon. The student, who was not targeted, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. JCSU Campus Police, in conjunction with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), restored order to the campus immediately.
Johnson C. Smith University formally recognized President Emeritus Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy with the April 11 naming ceremony of the Information and Technology Hall in her honor. The first and only woman to be appointed president in JCSU’s 148-year history, she has become revered as our “Technology President.”
Johnson C. Smith University Campus Police Department is hosting an informational session on “What to Do when Confronted by Police” at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015 in the Family Dollar Room of New Residence Hall. The campus police department places great value on maintaining positive police-community relations, and having interactions resolved without pointless conflict, injury or death to either a student or a police officer.
On March 30 and 31, the Johnson C. Smith University Campus Police Department will conduct rapid response active shooter training for all JCSU Campus Police personnel. The training program prepares law enforcement officers to respond to and effectively deal with a nightmare scenario: an armed gunman in a school or work environment.
Don Shell, director of JCSU’s Spiritual Life Center, may be known for promoting spiritual development, but he was recently honored for his much more physical legacy as one of the top football players to have graduated from an HBCU. Shell was inducted into the Black College Hall of Fame earlier this year; a ceremony that followed his earlier enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
AKOO, the luxury menswear brand founded by TI, came to CIAA Feb. 28th and gave 20 JCSU students the kind of encapsulated, one-day educational experience they would normally have to intern out of state for. AKOO, an acronym for A KING OF ONESELF, was founded by Grammy award winning artist, song writer, music and film producer, and actor, T.I. The brand is designed for men of exceptional style, character and creativity.
JCSU student Mpumi Nobiva will participate in a conversation with Nobel Peace Prize winner from Liberia Leymah Gbowee on March 21 at Queen's University.
Johnson C. Smith University, in partnership with Food Lion Feeds, opens the doors of its on-campus food pantry Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. in the George E. Davis House, located at 301 Campus Street. The Golden Bulls Stock Market demonstrates the university’s commitment to both battling the national trend of food insecurity among college students and shaping socially conscious leaders.
Philanthropic experience and giving traditions of African Americans to be explored in new exhibition at Johnson C. Smith University
The groundbreaking exhibition Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited will open in celebration of Black History Month on February 20 in the James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University. The touring exhibition will explore the African-American philanthropy experience and giving traditions grounded in faith, mutuality, responsibility and social justice.