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  • Mary Beck Pinkston

    Alumna sculptor creates captivating piece for Kennesaw State administration suite

    July 11, 2024

    A new owl has come to roost at Kennesaw State University. Its widely spread wings and extended talons grab the attention of visitors to the offices of President Kathy S. Schwaig and other top administrators. The sculpture by College of the Arts alumna Mary Beck Pinkston permanently joins paintings and other art pieces from the Zuckerman Museum of Art’s collection that decorate the space outside the president’s office.

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  • Chantelle Chapman

    Kennesaw State grad embraces the art of research

    June 14, 2024

    For Chantelle Chapman, research includes bright colors, gouache paints, and a studio—rather than test tubes, safety goggles, a lab coat, and a laboratory. From Chapman’s studio came an art project about an extinct bird, the Carolina parakeet, that was declared extinct in 1939. The series of gouache paintings, “Parakeet Lost,” built upon research that included visits to museum specimen collections, earned a runner-up prize at KSU’s Spring Symposium of Student Scholars, a rarity for a student in the College of the Arts.

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  • Sarah Chang

    Kennesaw State graduate brings two worlds together

    May 07, 2024

    Sometimes, Sarah Chang’s days started at 8 a.m. with a class and a lecture in the College of Science and Mathematics and ended at 11 p.m. with the sounds of her violin in a practice room at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey School of Music. Chang admitted at times the long days wore on her, but she has achieved the goal of her self-designed academic journey—bachelor’s degrees in biology and music performance from Kennesaw State University.

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  • Lance Avery Brown backstage.

    Kennesaw State graduate shares his artistry and passion for theatre in the community

    April 26, 2024

    Lance Avery Brown, graduating theatre and performance studies student in KSU’s College of the Arts, has leveraged countless resources and has taken every opportunity during his undergraduate experience to hone his creative skills.

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  • Issa Solís

    New graduate found service through theater at Kennesaw State

    December 11, 2023

    As a teenager, Issa Solís found a community in the world of theater. At Kennesaw State University, she connected with the concept of immersive storytelling, telling her own story and helping others tell theirs. Solís will graduate this week with a bachelor’s in theatre and performance studies, as well as a slew of experiences in building community through theater.

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  • KSU Empty Bowls

    Empty Bowls event combines Kennesaw State art, music and support for students

    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.

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  • Diana Gregory

    Kennesaw State professor earns USG Hall of Fame teaching award

    September 26, 2023

    Diana Gregory, professor of art education in the Kennesaw State University College of the Arts, was honored this month with a Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award at the 19th Annual University System of Georgia Board of Regents Scholarship Gala.

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  • A comprehensive look at staging a major theater production at Kennesaw State

    A comprehensive look at staging a major theater production at Kennesaw State

    May 25, 2023

    From the initial reading of the script to final curtain, Kennesaw State's Department of Theatre and Performance Studies gives students an immersive experience in preparing and performing major stage productions.

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  • Kennesaw State awards ceremony recognizes outstanding faculty members

    Kennesaw State awards ceremony recognizes outstanding faculty members

    April 18, 2023

    College of the Arts Theatre and Performance Studies professor Ming Chen has received the University Distinguished Professor Award, the top honor presented during Kennesaw State’s annual Faculty Awards ceremony on Monday.

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  • Kennesaw State music alum a mainstay of famed Count Basie Orchestra

    Kennesaw State music alum a mainstay of famed Count Basie Orchestra

    April 12, 2023

    When he arrived at Kennesaw State University in Fall 2009, Robert Boone Jr. had spent several years playing drums. More than a decade later, not only is Boone a working musician playing in clubs around Atlanta, but he is also the drummer in the legendary Count Basie Orchestra.

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