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.
December 16, 2020
How historical events are presented to students influences their understanding and overall grasp of historical concepts, according to Kennesaw State University researchers James Newberry and Adina Langer. Recording and compiling oral histories, video clips and interviews of people who experienced major historical events firsthand allows for students to make a human connection and “meet history face-to-face,” explained Langer and Newberry.
December 14, 2020
Kennesaw State University’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) recently received a national award for its efforts that increased the chapter’s membership more than eightfold. Kennesaw State PRSSA won the Dr. F.H. Teahan Award for Chapter Development at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) International Conference. The KSU chapter was recognized for its recruitment initiatives, chapter programming, member involvement and relationship with its sponsoring PRSA chapter after boosting its membership from five to 42 members in the 2019-20 academic year.
December 03, 2020
Kennesaw State University graduate student Kandace James has won first prize in the Georgia Shorts Film Festival for her short film screenplay “Cutting Teeth.” A second-year student in KSU’s Master of Arts in Professional Writing program, James beat out four other finalists in the contest, which was part of a consortium of film festivals nationwide but focused on Georgia-inspired narratives.