December 01, 2023
Kennesaw State University’s Health Promotion and Wellness department has received a more than $27,000 grant to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP) of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). This is the 17th consecutive year that the department in the Division of Student Affairs has received the grant.
November 30, 2023
Growing up the son of a lifelong public servant, Bert Wesley Huffman said a knack for knocking on doors, building relationships and raising money ran through his veins. But so, too, did providing a service to the community. After more than 15 years working in various fundraising and media jobs in the Atlanta area, a decade of which he spent at Georgia Public Broadcasting, Huffman was named CEO of GPB in August. The Kennesaw State University alum said though he never could have imagined himself in the position years ago, he believes his passion for education, arts, media and service to the state of Georgia placed him exactly where he belonged.
November 28, 2023
Weeks after finishing his undergraduate degree in biology, Tyler Hill opened his email to a notice of a master’s degree program at Kennesaw State University that would serve as a stepping stone to a doctoral degree. The email told him about the Peach State Bridges to the Doctorate Program at Kennesaw State. Hill’s success highlights the effectiveness of the Bridges program. Thanks to stories like Hill’s, the program recently received a new five-year training grant renewal worth $2 million from the National Institutes of Health, with professors Melanie Griffin, Martin Hudson, and Kojo Mensa-Wilmot serving as co-principal investigators on the renewal.
November 21, 2023
The notion that it’s never too late to start something new runs through Karen Gandy’s head now the same way it did in the 1990s. Gandy was then in her 30s, and despite trying several different jobs, she had yet to find a career that ignited her passion. She applied and was accepted to Southern Polytechnic State University, now Kennesaw State University. That choice launched Gandy’s career in rocket science and down a path in life that she is reflecting on as she prepares for her final satellite launch and then retirement.
November 17, 2023
Tommy Bagwell and Lori Kaczynski – two longtime supporters of Kennesaw State University whose contributions have created educational opportunities for countless students, were recently inducted into the Michael J. Coles College of Business Hall of Fame.
November 15, 2023
Kennesaw State University engineering senior Jordan St. Louis is using high-tech imaging technology to improve the safety of law enforcement officers and the community. His company, Generalized Robotics, founded during his freshman year, has created a 360-degree police camera called Patrol Buddy Go and has found its first client in the Clayton County, Ga. Police Department.
November 13, 2023
A decade-long effort to study protein and enzyme binding could be the key to understanding and preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer. Equipped with a three-year, $405,650 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Kennesaw State University professor Carol Chrestensen will further investigate the binding process with the help of undergraduate researchers.
November 10, 2023
Now in its seventh year, Empty Bowls is one of KSU’s largest fundraisers for Campus Awareness, Resource & Empowerment (CARE) Services. Including Thursday’s event, the program has raised more than $30,000 to support food insecure students on campus through the CARE Pantry.
November 09, 2023
Putting the interests of student athletes first is a top ethical responsibility of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and its members like Kennesaw State University, Felicia Martin, an NCAA executive, said Wednesday in a speech at KSU. Integrity must guide every action in organizations such as the NCAA and Kennesaw State, which is observing its annual Ethics Awareness Week, Martin said. Her speech was the keynote address in a week filled with special lectures and events focusing on ethics.
November 03, 2023
As they raise multilingual families, Kennesaw State University education faculty and researchers Jayoung Choi and Tuba Angay-Crowder have seen firsthand the work it takes to preserve the languages they grew up speaking before coming to the U.S. Choi, professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in KSU’s Bagwell College of Education, and Angay-Crowder, a postdoctoral researcher, have teamed up with Clemson University education associate Mihaela Gazioglu and HaBilNet, to make it easier on immigrant families in the U.S.