Three students from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) will present their Commitment to Action projects at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) annual meeting at Arizona State University March 21-23. The meeting hosted by President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, will convene more than 1,000 student leaders from around the world. The JCSU students will have an opportunity to showcase their work as they hear from specialists in the field of global development, brainstorm ideas and form effective partnerships with government and private sectors.
Johnson C. Smith University celebrated the building of its new Science Center today as the final steel beam was hoisted by a crane into place on top of the four-story building under construction on Beatties Ford Road.
Johnson C. Smith University is pleased to announce the Master of Social Work (MSW) program was admitted to candidacy during the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) meeting of the Commission on Accreditation held February 7-9. This initial step enables the university to begin offering the graduate level social work program and admitting students.
Johnson C. Smith University has received a $975,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support faculty development and expand the curriculum in the Department of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts. The new funding will also support a Mellon Early Career Faculty Development Program for technology and new media, an emerging scholars lecture series and a collaborative research initiative.
Johnson C. Smith University celebrated the grand opening of the only Burger King on a college campus in North Carolina today. Located in the Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union, the restaurant is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., as the February 2014 School of the Month. The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Johnson C. Smith University as part of its on-going effort to assist HBCUs in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students in college.
Johnson C. Smith University joins five Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation noted for sustainability efforts. An article published in the Huffington Post on Jan. 3 praises JCSU for “leading a comprehensive approach to campus-wide sustainability.” The article applauds the university for becoming “an aggressive partner with Charlotte’s environmental preservation goals.”
SACSCOC Accepts JCSU’s Application for a Higher Degree Level University Will Become a Level III Institution
At its annual December business meeting in Atlanta, Ga., the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accepted the university’s application to offer the master’s degree as its highest degree.