March 05, 2021
The old adage posits that polite conversation does not include politics or religion. Kennesaw State assistant professor of political science J. Benjamin Taylor asks, “Why not?” Taylor has co-authored a book called Political Advocacy and American Politics: Why People Fight So Often About Politics, in which he and Georgia State University associate professor of political science Sean Richey argue that political advocacy—trying to persuade someone of your viewpoint while remaining civil and recognizing their humanity—is part and parcel of a functioning democracy.
February 24, 2021
Three undergraduate researchers will represent Kennesaw State University at the Posters at the Georgia State Capitol, a showcase of the state’s best undergraduate research, on Feb. 24 from 1-5 p.m. The event gives selected participants from Georgia’s colleges and universities an opportunity to present their research to state leaders. Sponsored by the Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective, the 2021 poster session will take place as a synchronous online virtual conference.
February 18, 2021
To Regina Bradley, Southern hip-hop is more than just about music; it is a means to understanding Black culture, and it offers an opportunity to engage in a dialogue around race. Bradley, assistant professor of English and African diaspora studies, researches how Southern hip-hop influences perspectives on Black history and social issues in the South.
January 26, 2021
Kennesaw State is making a commitment to advance the understanding and impacts of social equity and disparity, through the launch of The Radow Institute for Social Equity (RISE). The Institute, named and endowed by long-time KSU benefactor Norman J. Radow, will seek to address the challenges of social justice, equity and economic inequality while developing sustainable solutions that help address pressing social challenges and produce real change.
January 21, 2021
Charts and graphs are common tools for people to share and discuss data surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, but those visuals may have the potential be misinterpreted by audiences, according to Kennesaw State University’s Sara Doan. Doan, assistant professor of technical communication, has studied graphs and charts published by media companies and magazines during the pandemic, revealing instances of misinformation – either intentional or unintentional – that give audiences skewed perceptions of the virus’ spread and effect on society.
January 20, 2021
There are a couple of reasons German Studies looms large for Kennesaw State University students majoring in foreign languages and fields as diverse as engineering, the sciences, music and the arts, criminal justice and international business. Sabine Smith’s determination to make KSU’s program as comprehensive, rigorous, relevant and inclusive as possible is one of them. As German Studies program coordinator and professor in the Foreign Languages Department in Kennesaw State’s Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, her efforts have generated more than $1.25 million to support the study of German language and culture at KSU.
January 15, 2021
Shawn Long, whose ambitious goal as dean was for Kennesaw State University to have “the most impactful college of humanities and social sciences in the country by 2025,” passed away on Jan. 14, following a serious illness.
January 14, 2021
The first semester of college is a time of transition and growth as students spread their wings and begin to navigate their academic careers, discover new interests and make lasting memories. In recognition of that significant step, we are highlighting students who have just completed their first semesters at Kennesaw State. Ty Poole, who is from Sandersville, Georgia, and plans to pursue a degree in public relations, shares what made his first semester as an Owl so meaningful.
January 06, 2021
The first semester of college is a time of transition and growth as students spread their wings and begin to navigate their academic careers, discover new interests and make lasting memories. In recognition of that significant step, we are highlighting students who have just completed their first semesters at Kennesaw State. Morgan Patterson, who is from Monticello, Ga. and plans to pursue a degree in technical communications, shares what made her first semester as an Owl so meaningful.
December 21, 2020
Kennesaw State University has been ranked recently as having some of the best academic programs in the nation. During the Fall 2020 semester, several online organizations and publications recognized Kennesaw State’s programs for affordability, program flexibility, student satisfaction and curriculum quality.