Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University is exceeding goals for Fall 2016 enrollment, as anyone who walks the promenade on a sunny afternoon already knows.   Tune into Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 a.m. for the October edition of CAU Now-Lifting Every Voice.   We discus why more students are choosing CAU and how students who don't typically have access to higher education can earn a degree from a great HBCU.

Clark Atlanta University President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson stopped by the SOUL of Jazz during WCLK's Fall Jazz-A-Thon to talk with Jamal Ahmad  about his love of Jazz and his vision for CAU.  Dr. Johnson is officially inaugurated as the fourth President of CAU on Saturday, October 8.  Festivities include a series of events and symposia.   For information on those events, click here.

 Join us Saturday, September 24, 7:00 a.m. for CAU Now - Lifting Every Voice, a new program on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  CAU Now - Lifting Every Voice is a compelling monthly radio program highlighting academic excellence and issues in higher education from Clark Atlanta University faculty,  students and industry thought leaders.

Horace Henry

Saturday, September 17 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, I talk with Clark Atlanta University Alumnus Horace Henry, who as a student at CAU in 1969.  Henry took his new camera with him to attend the ecumenical service for Martin Luther King, Jr.   Henry's photos of that historic event, the first real birthday observance for Dr. King after his 1968 assassination, are now featured in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

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.