JCSU celebrates connection with First United Presbyterian Church

Johnson C. Smith University celebrated its historical bond with First United Presbyterian Church (USA) at their Homecoming Nov. 11, 2018. They are two of the oldest African-American institutions in Charlotte, N.C.

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Chamberlyn Smith: Four to Finish

Chamberlyn Smith enrolled at Johnson C. Smith University straight out of high school, but arrived already possessing sophomore-level credit hours.

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SPORTS ANALYTICS IN THE CLASSROOM: How JCSU is changing the game

By 2022, the sports analytics market is expected to skyrocket to $4 billion. Yet even as top international players are duking it out for industry supremacy, an assistant professor of computer science at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. is poised to make just as big an impact on the data-charged future of sports.

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NCAA names Irwin Belk Complex among most scenic stadiums in the U.S.

Charlotte, N.C./Oct. 23, 2018—Johnson C. Smith University’s Irwin Belk Complex has always been special—the home of a world-class Mondo track surface, site of the 2016 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field team trials and site of the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in 2011 and 2018. Well now, the NCAA has ranked it among the most scenic Division II stadiums in the country!

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Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Anand Gupta and Christina Jones ’19

Christina Jones’ acceptance into the inaugural cohort of JCSU McNair Scholars program was a leap toward her goal of earning a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline. Cheering her through the many steps leading up to that accomplishment is her mentor, Dr. Anand Gupta.

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Casper stages ‘Home’ for Fall theatrical production

This fall Anthony Casper, assistant professor of theater, is leading JCSU thespians in a production of “Home,” Nov. 1-4, 2018. But outside of the Arts Factory’s Black Box theatre, he can be seen on commercials airing on local cable networks, in billboard and Internet ads, and the 2017 film “An Act of Terror” starring Denzel Washington’s daughter, Olivia Washington.

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JCSU ignites Next Level leadership training program to launch next generation of Black leaders in Charlotte

Charlotte, N.C./October 19, 2018—Johnson C. Smith University is partnering with Next Level Leadership, Inc. to create a space where tomorrow’s leaders can grow, develop and flourish. Next Level, a non-profit leadership training organization, is intentionally developing well-informed, knowledgeable African-American leaders for the purpose of ushering our communities, cities and state into the future.

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Dean Jones examines higher education on Charlotte Magazine’s #discussCLT panel

On Oct. 17, 2018 Dr. Brian M. Jones, dean of the College of Arts and Letters and the College of STEM, joined representatives from the state’s third-largest university, a renowned culinary school and the state’s biggest community college to discuss the state of education in Charlotte.

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Student film featured in international 100 Words Film Festival

Marlon Newman, a Johnson C. Smith University communication arts major, wrote and directed a film selected for the 100 Words Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.

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Golden Bull ready for her close-up

Senior Jocelyn Stanley is preparing for a career in the movie industry with an internship at Susie Films, a full-service film production company.

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