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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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  • Charles Black

    Kennesaw State honors legacy of MLK with week of service, remembrance

    January 19, 2024

    The deeds and words of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. were celebrated throughout the Kennesaw State University community this week with a series of events honoring the legacy of the civil rights icon. The week culminated Friday at the annual MLK Legacy Breakfast in the Convocation Center with a keynote address by civil rights activist and actor Charles Black, who served and led several marches, sit-ins and other forms of protest opposing facilities that refused to serve people of color.

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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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  • Ethics Awareness Week

    NCAA leader headlines Ethics Awareness Week observances at Kennesaw State

    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.

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  • Marching Owls

    Marching Owls take advantage of transitional football season for Kennesaw State

    August 31, 2023

    As Kennesaw State’s football team moves from one conference and classification to another and makes changes for the future, Marching Owls director Brandon Meeks plans to do the same for KSU’s marching band. The Marching Owls have an all-time high 280 musicians representing every major on campus. In his second year as director, Meeks said he wants to enhance the program to ensure optimal crowd engagement.

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  • Marietta Recreation Center

    Renovated Kennesaw State Marietta Campus rec center reopens

    August 29, 2023

    Students who walk into the newly renovated recreation center on the Marietta Campus of Kennesaw State University are being met with that exciting and clean smell of all things brand new. After a 10-month, $7.4 million renovation, all the fitness equipment is gleaming, the facility is waiting to be explored, and the joy was apparent on all those at the reopening ceremony on Tuesday, including Kennesaw State President Kathy Schwaig.

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  • Weeks of Welcome

    Fun programs have serious purpose to engage Kennesaw State students

    August 16, 2023

    As music thumped and students mingled on the Campus Green on Sunday, Kennesaw State University freshman Weilly Cabrera of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, surveyed the scene at SplashBash. Lines formed for the waterslide and rides on an inflatable shark, while a football and multiple frisbees flew nearby. It was just what 8,000 new students needed to kick off their college careers.

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  • President Kathy Schwaig and Scrappy the Owl

    Kennesaw State leaders welcome faculty and staff for new academic year

    August 10, 2023

    While some of the 6,000 students who live on campus were moving into residence halls Thursday morning, Kennesaw State University’s faculty and staff gathered in the Convocation Center to focus on the success of all the 44,000 students starting Fall semester on Monday.

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  • Kennesaw State

    Kennesaw State economic impact climbs to more than $2 billion in 2022

    August 09, 2023

    Kennesaw State University had an economic impact of $2.03 billion on Georgia in fiscal year 2022, according to a University System of Georgia (USG) report released Tuesday. Kennesaw State’s economic impact in FY 2022 marked an 10.3% increase from $1.84 billion the previous year, while the University System of Georgia’s economic impact grew by 4.14% over fiscal year 2021.

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  • Nature Bound

    Kennesaw State program offers community, adventure in the great outdoors

    August 08, 2023

    Luke Hardaway had always loved the outdoors, but he found his happy place when he joined a community of nature lovers at Kennesaw State University. Hardaway joined Nature Bound, an outdoor recreation program offered to students through the Department of Sports and Recreation and Outdoor Adventures, in 2022 and said it provided him a close-knit community of people with similar interests within his college community. He’s gone on to serve as a guide on whitewater kayak trips for the program, as well as for whitewater rafting trips with area businesses.

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