UC Connect Brown Bag SeriesTuesday, September 9th
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - LB 430
Wednesday, October 8th
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - UC 214
Thursday, November 6th
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM – UC 214
Hold the dates for the "UC Connect Brown Bag Series", come meet + eat + connect with your UC colleagues for community, building, networking, sharing insights, strategies and innovative ways for empowering all stakeholders of University College. This is your "UC Connect Brown Bag Series" to plan, envision, and enjoy. Let's be pathfinders of our own success at University College and beyond.
Examining Hunger : Food Security from a Food Bank's PerspectiveWednesday September 17, 2014
LOCATION: Health Sciences Prillaman HS 1000
TIME: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Chris Ferguson is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. His main work consists of raising awareness about hunger and poverty issues through Hunger 101 workshops, film screenings of “A Place at the Table”, and speaking engagements. He joined the Food Bank in November 2011 after receiving a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. Previously he worked at a variety of nonprofits primarily focusing on foster youth and low income families.
Please join the American Democracy and welcome Chris Ferguson as he discusses Food Security from a Food Bank's Perspective
Urban Agriculture as a Catalyst to Revitalize the American CityThursday September 18, 2014
TIME: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Social Science 1021
As the Founder and President of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW), Rashid Nuri is one of the pioneers of the urban agriculture movement in the 5 farm sites in Metro Atlanta that produce over 35,000 lbs of certified naturally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and other added-value products per year. United States. Rashid manages
K. Rashid Nuri brings more than forty years of global food experience to TLW. He served as a Senior Executive in the Clinton administration as Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Senior Advisor at the Department of Commerce. Rashid has managed public, private, and community-based food and agriculture businesses in over 35 countries around the world. Rashid graduated from Harvard College where he studied Government. He also earned a M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts.
Rashid serves as Chairman of Board, Georgia Organics, the Executive Committee of Atlanta Local Food Initiative, Founder and Board of Urban Food Abundance Movement and member Fulton County Citizens Committee on the Environment.
The 1st Annual Georgia First-Year and Transitions ConferenceWhen: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: KSU Center at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw Georgia
The Department of First-Year and Transition Studies in the University College at Kennesaw State University is sponsoring the first annual Georgia Conference on First‐Year and Transition Studies.
This One‐Day Drive‐In Conference will provide a forum for faculty, staff, and administrators to share ideas, resources, and engaging pedagogy to enhance our work with first year and students in transition.
Conference session topics include:
- Engaging classroom pedagogies and best practices
- Assessment of curricular and co-curricular aspects of first-year and transition programming
- The student perspective on the first college year and transfer experience
- Strategies for administering and collaborating in first-year programs and learning communities
- Student learning and success
- Graduation coaching
- Retention, progression, and graduation of first-year and transfer students
Who Should Attend: Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
Registration: (continental breakfast and lunch included)
Early Bird (before 09/10/14): $65
General Fee (after 09/10/14): $75
Group Fee (minimum 8 or more): $40
Student Fee: $40
"The Power of Faith to Promote Global Change."When: October 15, 2014
Presented by Rev. Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Time: 2:00 pm
Where: KSU Bailey Center
Reverend Naomi Tutu’s visit is co-sponsored by the American Democracy Project, the Institute for Global Initiatives, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.. Special thanks to COTA's David Daly who worked some magic to open up the Bailey Center.
If you would like to learn more about Naomi Tutu, here is her biography from her speaking agency. "The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu's life as an activist for human rights. Those experiences taught her that our whole human family loses when we accept situations of oppression, and how the teaching and preaching of hate and division injure us all. In her speeches she blends this passion for human dignity with humor and personal stories.
Tutu is the third child of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu. She was born in South Africa and had the opportunity to live in many communities and countries. She was educated in Swaziland, the US, and England, and has divided her adult life between South Africa and the US. Growing up the "daughter of..." has offered Naomi Tutu many opportunities and challenges in her life. Most important of these has been the challenge to follow her own path and role in building a better world. She has taken up the challenge and channeled the opportunities she has been given to raise her voice as a champion for the dignity of all.
Here is a YouTube video of her being interviewed at her alma mater: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYVziYDevgQ
Kennesaw State University Presents The Global Futures ForumNovember 14, 2014
More details to come
About the Global Futures Forum
The Honors College and University College of Kennesaw State University announces the 2014 Global Futures Forum that will be held at on the campus of Kennesaw State in the Humanities and Social Science Auditorium and Atrium on Thursday, November 13th through Saturday, November 15th. The theme for this inaugural event is:
Developing Economic Sustainability and Cultural Exchange in the Americas
Kennesaw State University has distinguished itself as an institution of excellence and a leader in the field of international affairs and global issues. The recipient of the 2011 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization and a partner institution with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and its global training division, CIFAL, Kennesaw State, its academic colleges and the Institute for Global Initiatives offer an integrated, interdisciplnary and multi-faceted globally- oriented learning environment that is engaged with Metropolitan Atlanta and across the world.
Today’s world is marked by geopolitical complexity, interdependence, and incessant change. Cultural expertise and the exchange of ideas and perspectives are fundamental competencies. Anticipating the world of tomorrow, the goal of this interdisciplinary forum is to showcase public and private thought leaders, organizations, and best practices that are accomplishing meaningful work impacting the trends and issues that are tied to recognized global challenges.
Forum Co-Chairs: Professor Ken Hill, Director, Strategic Global Initiatives for the Honors College
Professor Todd Shinholster, Lecturer, University College
Forum Steering Committee (Vice Chairs)
Dr. Ralph Rascati, Founding Dean of the Honors College
Dr. Keisha Hoerrner, Interim Dean, University College
Chris Young, Executive Director, CIFAL Atlanta