August 2012

August 31, 2012

DNC 2012 Guide: Don't Miss These Events!

Check our guide to events around the Democratic National Convention in N.C., now through Sept. 6.

...Time: 9 p.m. UFuture: A Summit for Innovative Thinkers Location: Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Road, Brayboy Gymnasium Time: 10...

August 30, 2012

Obama banks on all-star surrogates

President Barack Obama has made one thing clear: North Carolina is key to his reelection.

That’s why Charlotte’s hosting the Democratic National Convention and the president has been sending representatives to the state – and the Queen City — to lobby for votes in November. From celebrities like actress Ashley Judd to First Lady Michelle Obama, North Carolina has been heavily courted.

...and spreading Obama s message. Actress Alfre Woodard joined politicians at Johnson C. Smith University in May to rally young voters and to get...


Mosaic Village won’t be ready by DNC

CHARLOTTE -- A project designed to help revitalize the western part of the city won't be finished in time for the Democratic National Convention as officials had hoped it would.

Construction on Mosaic Village, a $29.1 million mixed-use development for Johnson C. Smith University, will wrap up by Sept. 24, said Beth Hernandez,...

August 29, 2012

Honor of a lifetime

Seventy years after he helped desegregate the Marine Corps, John Shadd has his Congressional Gold Medal.

...first class, Shadd was honorably discharged in 1946 and went on to attend Johnson C. Smith University. He retired from the U.S. Postal service,...

August 27, 2012

A $75,000 prize Talleys up for On Q's leader

Quentin Talley will open his company's 2012-13 season next month in the black-box theater at Johnson C. Smith University's Arts Factory.

...Talley will open his company's 2012-13 season next month in the black-box theater at Johnson C. Smith University's Arts Factory. roboblogger...

August 26, 2012

Anthony Foxx: Q&A with Charlotte’s mayor and DNC host

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With the Democratic National Convention set to start in Charlotte next week, a lot is riding on the shoulders of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.

...the evening at a recent community forum at Charlotte's historically black Johnson C. Smith University. Residents, some from parts of the city...

August 25, 2012

Charlotte theater director wins $75,000 prize

The Charlotte Observer - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Sometimes, people give you money because you're cool. You run a respected, struggling arts organization for a few years, trying to get people to notice.

...Baraka and Adrienne Kennedy, begins Sept. 14 in the Arts Factory at Johnson C. Smith University. What does Charlotte get? The rejuvenation of this...

August 24, 2012

Foreign leaders will tour Charlotte on Labor Day

CHARLOTTE, N.C. The Charlotte Chamber will be taking scores of foreign dignitaries in town for the Democratic National Convention on a road show through Charlotte, hoping they’ll take the message about Charlotte’s developing industry sectors back to businesses in their countries.

...some new business this way. The education group will start at Johnson C. Smith University before visiting UNC Charlotte's new Energy Production...

August 23, 2012

FBI: Anarchist extremists willing to use explosives at DNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A joint intelligence bulletin issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Department of Homeland Security warns of violent plans anarchist extremists may have in store for the Democratic National Convention.

...Chief Rodney Monroe responded the bulletin after a town hall meeting at Johnson C. Smith University with Mayor Anthony Foxx Wednesday night. He...

August 22, 2012

Foxx hosts town hall on DNC today

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday on the city’s preparations for the Democratic National Convention. The hourlong session will begin at 7 p.m.

...session will begin at 7 p.m. at Biddle Hall on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Road. Foxx, who will also discuss...


Rumor Patrol: Are they really coming to the DNC?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:33 PM EST Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012 7:21 AM EST CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) -- The rumor mill of the celebrities coming to town for the Democratic National Convention has been working overtime! Every day, it seems there is a new name being thrown out.

...actress Alfre Woodard will be hosting a political summit for students at Johnson C. Smith Universityduring the DNC. The interactive event will...

August 20, 2012

REGION: Increasing the number of black doctoral students

Johnson C. Smith University student Asia Mapp, 21, of North Carolina, reacts to fellow student Lauren Simmons, 22, during a mentoring session by UCR associate professors Erica Edwards and Vorris Nunley.

REGION: Increasing the number of black doctoral students Johnson C. Smith University student Asia Mapp, 21, of North Carolina, reacts to fellow...

August 19, 2012

QB wants to prove JCSU critics wrong

Keahn Wallace insists on being a better quarterback.

The J.C. Smith sophomore spent the offseason gaining a more thorough understanding of the Golden Bulls’ attack after accounting for 2,478 total yards and 24 touchdowns to earn the CIAA’s offensive rookie of the year award. The result is more comfort in reading and exploiting defenses.

August 16, 2012

National Journal and The Atlantic Update Slate of Events for GOP, Dem Conventions

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 16, 2012 -- National Journal LIVE and Atlantic LIVE will team up for a slate of thought-provoking events at the Republican and Democratic conventions in Tampa and Charlotte.

...Stickan, Chairman, Young Republican National Federation Featured Guests (Charlotte): Ronald Carter, Ph.D., President, Johnson C. Smith University...


Free Gold Rush bus service to shift for DNC

Charlotte’s free, trolley-style Gold Rush buses will not be in service on Monday, Sept. 3, for CarolinaFest and other opening fesitivities for the Democratic National Convention.

...Creek Greenway s parks and trails. Red Line service going west to Johnson C. Smith University will resume after the convention. Sullivan: 704-358-5532...

August 15, 2012

Mayor Foxx hosts town hall meeting about DNC preparations

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is hosting a Town Hall meeting Thursday, August 22. There, he will discuss the preparations for the upcoming Democratic National Convention, and his vision for Charlotte's future.

...open to the public. It runs from 7pm-8pm in Biddle Hall at Johnson C. Smith University on Beatties Ford Road. Copyright 2012 WBTV. All rights...


Meetings to share information on how DNC will affect you

Charlotte city leaders are planning a variety of public meetings on how the Democratic National Convention will affect businesses, transit users and Charlotteans in general.

...Anthony Foxx will host a town hall at 7 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University to discuss preparations for the DNC. All Charlotte residents are...

August 14, 2012

Find is molecule-sized, but big

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- College students spend their summers in lots of cool ways. You know: interning, lifeguarding, bugging Mom and Dad, discovering new molecules in space.

...each year, according to a news release from U.Va. The students came from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C.; PVCC; St. Augustine's...


Hurley re-elects board officers

The Hurley board of managers at its annual meeting July 25 re-elected Charlotte Edwards, chairman; Philip Shaltz, vice chairman; Carl Bekofske, treasurer; and Frances Gilcreast, secretary.

...with Citizens Bank in Flint. Edwards holds a bachelor's of science degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., and a master's...

August 13, 2012

Town to sponsor talk on student housing

CHAPEL HILL - The Town of Chapel Hill “Special Topics” sessions return to the community with a presentation on student housing at noon Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr.

...by a question and answer session. Crisp is a 1989 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte and a 1992 graduate of the UNC School...

August 4, 2012

Your First Year of College Dance

August is back to school time and, for many dancers, that means starting your first year of college dance study. Dance Informa spoke with three university professors for advice on preparing for this transition.

August 12, 2012

PVCC student discovers new molecule

College students spend their summers lots of cool ways. You know: interning, lifeguarding, bugging Mom and Dad, discovering new molecules in space. Well, that last one’s how Albemarle County resident and Piedmont Virginia Community College student Jolie Nyiramahirwe spent her summer.

...year, according to a news release from UVa. The students came from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, PVCC, St. Augustine s College in...

August 10, 2012

JCSU parking garage to be ready in time for DNC

The parking garage built as part of a $26 million retail-housing-parking village rising near Johnson C. Smith University is expected to be ready for use before the Democratic National Convention.

JCSU parking garage to be ready in time for DNC The parking garage built as part of a $26 million retail-housing-parking village rising near...


Morrison: CMS must confront race, value of diplomas

Charlotte needs to have a "courageous conversation" about the role of race in academic success and failure, Superintendent Heath Morrison told a group of westside leaders at Johnson C.

...race in academic success and failure, Superintendent Heath Morrison told a group of westside leaders at Johnson C. Smith University.

August 8, 2012

RNC panel to feature Chelsea Clinton, George P. Bush

National Journal, The Atlantic, and Microsoft are partnering to host "Conversations with the Next Generation," town hall events at the RNC in Tampa. The invite-only event will be Aug.

...Correspondent, NBC Chris Frates, Correspondent, National Journal Confirmed Guests: Ronald Carter, Ph.D., President, Johnson C. Smith University...

August 6, 2012

Teachers, staff work to help students in west Charlotte corridor excel

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Teachers and staff from nine schools are meeting to discuss ways to help students in the west Charlotte corridor excel in the classroom.

...essential game change in our community long term, Foxx said. The Project L.I.F.T. Institute will run through Aug. 15 at Johnson C. Smith University.


Program to help challenged schools launches at Johnson C. Smith University

CHARLOTTE--A community initiative to help some of Charlotte-Mecklenburg's most challenged schools officially launches this week. Project L.I.F.T. stands for Leadership and Investment For Transformation.

Program to help challenged schools launches at Johnson C. Smith University...


Exam pass rates fall at two CMS schools

West Charlotte, Harding high schools fail to test enough students for ratings

...Monday. Hundreds of educators from the Project LIFT schools gathered at Johnson C. Smith University on Monday to launch a week of training for...


Project L.I.F.T. workshop kicks off at Johnson C. Smith University

CHARLOTTE--Charlotte-Mecklenburg teachers and staff members are discussing strategies for academic achievement. They met at Johnson C. Smith University to launch the L.

Project L.I.F.T. workshop kicks off at Johnson C. Smith University CHARLOTTE--Charlotte-Mecklenburg teachers and staff members are discussing... 

August 3, 2012

Two new officers join south Charlotte division

Officers Leila Beimel and Erion Hysi are the newest members of the Providence Division of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The division covers SouthPark, Foxcroft and Cotswold, as well as other portions of the city north of Fairview Road.

...honored at a graduation ceremony Friday, July 27, in Charlotte. Dr. Ronald Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, was the day's guest...

August 1, 2012

Student team discovers new interstellar molecule during summer program

...new interstellar molecule during summer program Left to Right: Kennedy Johnson, Johnson C. Smith University; Nicole Sciortino, St. Augustine's...


Foxx, Vinroot push city-county union

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After two fruitless years of trying to get the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to fully merge, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is trying again, with the help of former mayor Richard Vinroot.

...Energy chief executive Jim Rogers; real estate developer Johnny Harris; Johnson C. Smith University President Ron Carter; Joe Hallow of Bissell...


Hillary Clinton goes to sub-Saharan Africa: a counterpoise to China's sway?

The Secretary of State was in Senegal Wednesday, kicking off a six-nation trip to sub-Saharan Africa. Hillary Clinton will highlight Africa's economic and political progress – and try to define what Obama means by 'partnership, not patronage.'

... will hamper the US role in Africa until it becomes something more concrete,” says Terza Lima-Neves, an associate professor of African politics at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C....