Clark Atlanta University

Congratulations 2016 Graduates!

May 13, 2016

 Jazz 91.9 WCLK congratulates Clark Atlanta University graduates, their families, mentors and loved ones as they are celebrated at the Baccalaureate Service on Sunday May 15 at 10:00 a.m. in Epps Gymnasium, and Commencement on Monday, May 16, 8:00 a.m. at Panther Stadium.  

The 2016 Commencement Convocation orator is Mae Jemison, MD, physician, astronaut, engineer and educator.  Jemison was the first African American female to conduct a space mission.   During the ceremony, the University will award four honorary doctorate degrees to the following individuals:  Clark College Alumnus and renowned Musician, Hamilton Bohannon; Musician, Educator and Arranger, Roland Carter; Congressman John Conyers (D-MI); and Georgia's Fourth District Congressional Representative Hank Johnson (CC, '76).

The Local Take on 91.9 WCLK would like to join others in the Atlanta area in recognizing the work of Dr. William Boone.  We regularly feature Dr. Boone as a guest expert on community, Georgia and, national political and policy topics.The Georgia House of Representatives recognized CAU Political Science Professor and Atlanta University Alumnus, William H. Boone, Ph.D., for his long record of activism, community advocacy, outreach and contributions to the academy. 

Clark Atlanta University presents the inaugural Economic Inclusion And Competitiveness Summit on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at the Thomas Cole Research Center on the CAU Campus. Panelists and guests include:   Fulton County Commissioner John Eaves, Metro Atlanta Chamber CEO Hala Moddlemog and many more(see above).   The event will also feature CAU President Ronald A. Johnson, the guiding force behind this summit.   The event focuses on the development of strategies and frameworks to empower under represented people to compete in the innovative economy.

The Disrupt, an Atlanta University Center (AUC) event takes place April 22 - 23 at the Thomas Cole Research Center located on the campus of Clark Atlanta University (CAU).   The Disrupt is open to students and the community.  Attendees can learn about innovation and inclusive competitiveness in the working world. The event will feature cutting edge technology demonstrations like 3D printing and drone racing.  More information about The Disrupt is available by calling Dr. Bruce Berger, director, CAU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneur Development at (404) 880 - 8945.

Clark Atlanta University Guild will present the 23rd Annual Jazz Under The Stars featuring Grammy-nominated Soul/Jazz Vocalist Maysa Leak, the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra and the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Vocal Ensemble on Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.   (Gates open at 6:00 p.m. • Rain or Shine).

This annual Atlanta University Center (AUC) Spring event happens at Clark Atlanta University Harkness Hall Quadrangle, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314.

AUC Robert W Woodruff Library

Start Something: Activism and the Atlanta Student Movement records how students from Atlanta University, Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), The Interdenominational Theological Center, Morris Brown College, Morehouse College and Spelman College joined forces to create the Atlanta Student Movement.  These students developed nonviolent boycotts, sit ins, picket lines and, marches that left Atlanta officials with no choice except to desegregate stores and public facilities.

Saturday morning, April 2 at 7:00 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I'll feature a discussion with Clark Atlanta University Political Science Professor Dr. William Boone and Historian Hermina Glass-Hill.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is Panther proud to join Clark Atlanta University officials, stakeholders and dignitaries at the Georgia State Capitol for CAU DAY during the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session.   We met old friends, and made some new ones.  We even added new Jazz 91.9 WCLK members!   And, added a dose of Jazz preservation to the agenda for the day under the Gold Dome.   Mark Angel called in and talked about the afternoon of activities with Jamal Ahmad during the SOUL of Jazz.

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Clark Atlanta University will close at 2:00 p.m. today, January 22 because of inclement weather conditions, in particular as it pertains to driving conditions in the outer suburbs of Greater Atlanta.    The University will resume normal operations at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 23.  On campus meal service will continue according to normal hours of operation.

Please exercise caution and drive defensively upon your departure from the University.

Join us Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m.  on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  for Heart To Heart With Dr. Tartt, presented by Clark Atlanta University and Verizon Wireless.   How can you renew excitement in your relationship in the New Year?  What do you do when the butterflies in your stomach at the sight of your love fly away and you’re just plain bored?

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