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The Siegel Institute has a busy Fall scheduled planned. See what's happening on our Calendar of Events and plan to join us!


See what's happening at the Siegel Institute! View the Summer issue of THE VOICE OF ETHICAL LEADERSHIP newsletter.


Let your voice be heard! Nominate an outstanding woman for the Siegel Institute's 2015 Phenomenal Woman Award. Nominations due October 15th!


KSU Campus Community -- Please join us for a screening and discussion of the four-part HBO series THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION: CONFRONTING AMERICA'S OBESITY EPIDEMIC...read more

Register for this four-part series to be held during the Fall semester



The Siegel Institute will present a series of five workshops developed for women who are interested in enhancing their leadership potential...read more

Learn more about the three Fall workshops!

Register for the workshops!

Directions to the workshop at the KSU Center




Learn about the "Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" phenomenon...read more


The Metis Movement Conference "Women's Leadership Education Conference" scheduled for October 16-17, 2014. To learn more...









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Welcome to the Siegel Institute! I encourage you to peruse this site to discover the new and exciting offerings as well as information about our programs and projects. Take a moment to explore our many workshops and conferences as well as the course offerings in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics.

This year, we will continue to offer a series of workshops leading up to the March 20, 2015, Phenomenal Women's Conference. These pre-Conference workshops allow participants to explore topics of interest in a relaxed workshop-style setting.  This coming year, we have planned a series of five workshops for women who are interested in enhancing their leadership potential.

I hope you enjoy discovering the various programs and projects offered by the Siegel Institute and that you will choose to attend some of our events. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Siegel Institute, please feel free to contact us.

-Dr. Linda M. Johnston, Executive Director



Recently released, Sports: Peacebuilding and Ethics, edited by the Siegel Institute's executive director Linda Johnston, shows that sports can be an effective mechanism for peacebuilding, especially when incorporated into conflict-resolution programs. Among the questions explored in the volume are: various aspects of culture and how they can help shape sports programs; the role of a coach in creating a culture of peace, and how this culture can fit into a peacebuilding process. Contributors also examine the role of sports in trauma relief programs in Rwanda; the role of universities in sports; and the role of sports in the demilitarization of child soldiers as well as tackle some of the legitimate concerns raised about using sports for peacebuilding.

Congratulations Linda and contributors on this outstanding book!

book summary from http://www.amazon.com/Sports-Peacebuilding-Ethics-Linda-Johnston/dp/141283885



Emmie Leigh Trull, American Studies Graduate Student, Kennesaw State University, shares her thoughts on the Siegel Institute's "The Ethics of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" class

"The Ethics of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" class has been incredibly informative to include into my graduate coursework. I have learned many life skills already just from participating in this class for the first half of the semester. Not only are we learning about zombie popular culture, but we are learning how to deal with crisis situations and leadership roles. Much like in a zombie apocalypse, leadership is needed in a crisis situation. The Zombie effect just makes it more interesting! If you enjoy zombies, or even if you are like me and don't care for them, I would encourage you to enroll in this class!

Andre Forbes, KSU staff member and graduate student, shares his thoughts on "The Ethics of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" class

Hands down my most enjoyable course of the semester is "Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse." I tell my friends I'm taking a zombie course and they question what their tax dollars are going towards. I let them know we are creating people who can lead and survive in a crisis situation, and who understand the ethical, moral, and rationale behind the behaviors of individuals and groups in situations where all has gone to hell. With a group diverse in background, culture, and age, the classroom becomes a groupthink session where you are constantly learning. Dr. Johnston brings an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and experience to the course, and her lessons continually enlighten students.

Adam Tilley, KSU staff member and graduate student, also shares his thoughts about ILEC 8900 "The Ethics of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse"

The class is very discussion focused, combined with a good amount of research by the teacher and students. The more someone is willing to give to the course and their classmates, the more they will take away. I have learned a lot from this class and it is the first class I have actually looked forward to attending every week in a long time...I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in leadership and/or ethics. It has honestly been one of the best, most informative, and most enjoyable classes I have had.

Learn about future Zombie classes!







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