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  • KSU receives $2 million grant to boost student success

    Kennesaw State University has received a $2 million grant to bolster two of the University’s outreach programs – Thrive and Achieve Atlanta – both of which help promising students achieve academic success and progress to graduation.  –  September 29, 2020

  • Application opens Oct. 1

    Kennesaw State students use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid. Your FAFSA application for the upcoming school year should be completed by March 1.  –  September 28, 2020

  • Doctoral student aims to impact healthcare through data

    Throughout her professional career, Kennesaw State University Ph.D. student Lauren Staples has always found herself picking up the mantle of the “data person.” After earning her degree in biosystems engineering from Clemson University in 2009, she took a role as a process engineer for a Boston-based biochemical company, where over time she became heavily involved in pulling data for plant control systems at its Louisiana facility. After earning a graduate degree in statistics from the University of New Hampshire, she would go on to work for another chemical company in Florida as a project engineer, once again gravitating toward data management. During 11-months as a data management analyst at Children’s Oncology Group in Gainesville, Fla., Staples was introduced to Kennesaw State’s Ph.D. in Analytics and Data Science program by her husband, whose coworkers had previously applied. Following a conversation with Jennifer Priestley, executive director of Analytics and Data Science Institute, Staples made the decision to move to Marietta in order to pursue her degree.  –  September 25, 2020

  • Activities begin Oct. 5

    Join the KSU community and participate in a virtual or in-person event to get your questions answered about Spring registration and other services available to students at Kennesaw State. Areas of coverage include Academic Advising, Tutoring, Career Planning, Financial Aid, SMART Center, Counseling, Supplemental Instruction, and the Writing Center.  –  September 24, 2020

  • KSU students welcome challenge of first virtual Hackathon

    Hackthons are by nature designed to challenge students to perform under unusual circumstances, typically by solving complex industry-related problems within a short timeframe. This year, teams of students competing in the College of Computing and Software Engineering’s (CCSE) fourth annual Hackathon were faced with the entirely new challenge of participating fully online.  –  September 23, 2020

  • Written by Whitten | Recognizing our Diversity Award honorees

    Earlier this year, faculty, staff and students were honored through the Presidential Diversity Awards. Led by the six Presidential Commissions on Diversity, these awards recognize faculty, staff and students who go above and beyond to ensure that the KSU community is a welcoming place where all students can thrive.  –  September 22, 2020

  • Donors Seek to Build Community Support Through Athletics Gift

    When he moved to the Atlanta area 20 years ago, Mel Clemmons decided early on that he would put his energy into supporting the local college team. Since then, he and his wife Stephanie have sent their sons to Kennesaw State University basketball camps, served as community advisors in the search that landed coach Amir Abdur-Rahim and have led numerous fundraisers to support the Owls. Recently, the Clemmons gifted the Department of Athletics $50,000 to support the renovation of the men’s basketball locker and film rooms.  –  September 21, 2020

  • KSU researcher awarded NIH grant for project on gestational diabetes risk

    Gestational diabetes affects nearly one in 10 pregnancies and is associated with children facing an increased risk of obesity and diabetes as adults. Kennesaw State University researcher Katherine Ingram is tackling these transgenerational health issues through a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ingram, associate professor of exercise science in KSU’s Wellstar College of Health and Human Services, is the principal investigator for the $406,000 grant awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  –  September 21, 2020

  • KSU professor digs through the dirt of political campaigns

    Think that the current presidential election is the dirtiest campaign ever? Think again, says Kennesaw State University political science professor Kerwin Swint. Swint, the director of KSU’s School of Government and International Affairs, points out that negative campaigns are nothing new to American politics. Swint is a nationally known expert on political campaigns and elections and is the author of the book “Mudslingers: The Top 25 Negative Political Campaigns of All Time.”  –  September 18, 2020

  • When life happened, KSU grad found opportunities

    The last thing Kianni James ever expected was to develop a passion for data analytics. But when she returned to college after taking time off to work and raise her son, she was surprised to learn how much successful businesses rely on data to guide their decision-making. It soon became her dream to become a data analyst – a dream she recently accomplished. James graduated in May with a degree in information systems from the Michael J. Coles College of Business with a minor in applied statistics. In August, she began working as an inventory solutions data analyst with The Home Depot, the country’s largest home improvement retailer.  –  September 17, 2020