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 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.
September 25, 2023
Two Kennesaw State University professors agree that good teachers know they can always learn something new about their craft, no matter how long they do it or how successful they’ve been at it. Professor of mathematics Ana-Maria Croicu and professor of software engineering Hassan Pournaghshband spent a week in May at the University of Georgia after being selected for the prestigious Governor’s Teaching Fellows Spring Symposium, a series of events dedicated to improving teaching skills in Georgia’s colleges and universities.
September 22, 2023
When Brian Bohannon’s phone rang in March 2013 with an offer to become Kennesaw State’s first head football coach, he didn’t hesitate to accept. At the time, the University had already laid the foundation to launch the program. It was situated in fertile recruiting grounds in metro Atlanta. It had an 8,300-seat stadium with 101 lockers, enough to house an entire football team.
September 21, 2023
For a parent, there could never be a worse tragedy than losing a child. It’s an intense, deep pain that Diane Davis, the mother of late Kennesaw State University student Tarik Kindell, can never escape, but now Ms. Davis is turning her pain into purpose. With tears streaming down her face and her voice cracking, Ms. Davis paused and took a deep breath to gather her strength. She began to explain why creating an endowment for Kennesaw State in her son's honor was not only important to her, but also instrumental in the healing process.
September 20, 2023
Occasionally, big ideas are birthed from small beginnings. Kennesaw State University assistant professor Jian Zhang got the idea to study joint movement after hearing about his friend’s toddler who developed some serious sleep issues. Zhang, who has a background working on robotic systems and is interested in how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology can improve our daily lives, thought there might be a way to combine artificial intelligence and clothing security tags to help find a solution.
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.
September 13, 2023
A new Kennesaw State University program arms students with knowledge and resources that leaders hope will encourage students and their peers to reach out in times of mental health crisis. In time for National Suicide Prevention Month, KSU has launched its “You Matter” suicide prevention and mental health program, aiming to reduce the stigma around addressing depression and thoughts of suicide among college students.
September 11, 2023
Connections matter in matching people who have no home with services they need. In Cherokee County this year, connections between a United Way leader who is a two-time Kennesaw State University graduate and scholars at KSU led to a study that pinpointed the extent of the needs of unhoused people in the county.
September 08, 2023
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved two major construction projects at Kennesaw State University – the construction of a new residence hall on the Kennesaw Campus and a renovation of the Owls’ baseball stadium.