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  • Online learning

    Kennesaw State nationally recognized for online and hybrid course quality

    March 25, 2024

    Kennesaw State University has earned a national award for campus-wide commitment by its faculty to provide high-quality online and hybrid learning. The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) honored Kennesaw State with its 2024 Strategic Innovation in Online Education Award. The award recognizes KSU’s course quality management model, a comprehensive system to ensure that online and hybrid courses meet federal requirements for digital course design, accessibility, and instructor interaction.

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  • Garrard Conley

    Kennesaw State's Garrard Conley candid about his best-selling memoir and upcoming novel

    March 22, 2024

    With his big cloud of black hair standing straight up, the gleam in his bright eyes, and the fluidity of his body as he speaks, it’s easy to be intrigued by Kennesaw State assistant professor of creative writing Garrard Conley. It’s easier still to be entranced by how candidly he speaks about religion, sexuality, activism, and why he asks his students to write with compassion even about the most flawed human beings. Conley is the author of “Boy Erased,” a 2016 Lambda-nominated memoir adapted into a major motion picture starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. It tells the story of a closeted gay son of religious parents being forced into conversion therapy.

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  • Tashin Kazi

    Freshman Kennesaw State student has unprecedented success in research

    March 15, 2024

    Most people know someone with a “go-getter” personality – that person who is energetic and determined to be successful. There might not be a person who better encompasses the idea of being a go-getter than Kennesaw State University student Tashin Kazi. While still a junior at Woodstock High School, he started emailing professors at Kennesaw State asking to join a research team. It was through that outreach that Kazi was connected to Maria Valero, an assistant professor of information technology in KSU’s College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE).

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  • Lacey Harper

    Graduate student finds her calling in women's health at Kennesaw State

    February 22, 2024

    One message reset the life trajectory for Kennesaw State University graduate student Lacey Harper. Two years after earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science summa cum laude from KSU, Harper worked as manager at a sporting goods store when she received a message via LinkedIn from one of her former professors, Garrett Hester. Currently pursuing a master’s in exercise science, Harper has thrived in the Hester research group. Along with the important mission of improving the health of older women, she discovered her inner nerd, immersing herself in the data analysis of her various projects as well as the hands-on aspects of studying the effects of exercise.

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  • Heather Koopman

    Academic leader, researcher named dean of Kennesaw State's College of Science and Mathematics

    February 16, 2024

    Kennesaw State University has named accomplished researcher and physiologist Heather Koopman as dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, effective July 1. Koopman, who comes to KSU with two and a half decades’ experience in academia, was named dean following a national search. Koopman currently serves as the chair of the Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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  • Lisa Reyes-Walsh

    Kennesaw State alumna returns to campus as nursing faculty member

    February 14, 2024

    While working as a substance use disorder counselor at Ridgeview Hospital, Lisa Reyes-Walsh’s supervisor told her, “You know, you’re a nurse through and through.” That reset the course for Reyes-Walsh’s life, though she never fully left counseling behind. She earned a bachelor’s in nursing from Kennesaw State University in 2011, and, now an assistant professor of nursing in KSU’s Wellstar School of Nursing, Reyes-Walsh has applied her knowledge of substance use disorder and ability as a counselor to educate nurses who can care for patients struggling with substance use issues.

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  • Computing

    Kennesaw State University to offer Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

    February 13, 2024

    The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia today approved a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) degree program at Kennesaw State University, beginning in the Fall 2024 semester.

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  • Audrey Morgan

    Kennesaw State Academic Learning Center named for longtime family benefactors

    February 08, 2024

    Kennesaw State University’s Academic Learning Center, home to student honors and research facilities, now bears the name of the University’s largest family benefactors. In front of an audience of KSU deans, faculty and scholarship recipients who have benefited from the gifts of Audrey Morgan and her late sister Bobbie Bailey, KSU leaders unveiled on Tuesday the newly named Morgan and Bailey Academic Learning Center. Philanthropic support from Morgan, Bailey and the Bobbie Bailey Foundation totals more than $17 million, making the family the largest family donors in KSU history.

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  • Kennesaw State University

    Kennesaw State's online degree programs nationally ranked by U.S. News

    February 07, 2024

    Kennesaw State University’s online programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its “2024 Best Online Programs” and “2024 Best Online Programs for Veterans” lists released today. Among universities in Georgia, Kennesaw State had the highest ranked graduate degree program in computer information technology. Other programs from Kennesaw State, including nursing, education and business administration, were also ranked.

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  • STEM building groundbreaking

    Kennesaw State breaks ground for interdisciplinary STEM building

    February 02, 2024

    Kennesaw State University on Friday announced the start of construction on its Interdisciplinary STEM Building on its Marietta Campus to advance collaborative research and teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The occasion was marked with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon and remarks from Kennesaw State President Kathy Schwaig, University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue and KSU mechanical engineering student Nick Farinacci, a President's Parliament Student Ambassador.

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