January 23, 2024
Songwriter Hal David said it best with the lyrics to “What the World Needs Now is Love.” This past December, the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) graduated two Ph.Ds. who are committed to working toward a more peaceful, even more loving, world. Graduates Isaac Andakian, Ph.D., and Nashay Lowe, Ph.D. are ready to apply their conflict management and peacebuilding expertise to shape a more harmonious future.
January 11, 2024
At 18, most students are just beginning their college careers. But for Amari Cody, it’s the age she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kennesaw State University.
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.
October 19, 2023
Kennesaw State University professor Teresa Raczek and her husband Brian LaRaia loved to travel -- an activity that inspired many of the gourmet dinners LaRaia cooked for the couple during their 25 years together. When LaRaia passed away in April of 2021, Raczek said she and his family were immediately interested in finding ways to honor his memory by helping others explore the world and consider new perspectives. Together, they gifted $50,000 to endow the Brian Olcott LaRaia Traveling Scholarship in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2022, and recently, Raczek added a more than $200,000 planned gift to that endowment.
September 28, 2023
Kennesaw State University associate professor of psychology and associate director of the AMES Research Center, Israel Sánchez-Cardona will embark on a five-year, $6 million research initiative sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at developing partnerships between researchers and community organizations to address structural issues affecting health in Puerto Rico.
September 15, 2023
Kennesaw State University student Edwin Trejo-Rivera said that having opportunities to conduct research is an experience he never expected to have at an undergraduate level. The junior psychology major from Marietta not only had that opportunity but, over the summer, presented his research on a global scale at the Interamerican Congress of Psychology in Paraguay.
June 09, 2023
Twitter can influence American standing in the world when one of its 350 million users is the U.S. president, a study from Kennesaw State University suggests.
May 10, 2023
Graduating Kennesaw State senior Savannah Tuschl comes by her curiosity about cultures honestly.
April 25, 2023
Four Kennesaw State faculty members have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for more than $313,000 to study the economic, cultural, historical and health significance of artisanal alcohol production in a small island nation in West Africa.
April 24, 2023
When Zy Justice arrived at Kennesaw State University in Fall 2018, she knew she wanted to major in criminal justice. She didn’t expect her studies to include training in acting. Nonetheless, Justice recently sat in a black-walled room with a mixed group of theatre and criminal justice majors participating in a dramatic reading of selections from the play version “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds, a novel about the code of vengeance governing the streets where the main character lives.