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Board of Regents approves new mission for consolidated Kennesaw State University

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Mission statement reflects expanded academic programs resulting from consolidation of KSU and SPSU
 
KENNESAW, Ga.  (April 16, 2014) — In the continuing process of consolidating Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University, the consolidated institution – Kennesaw State University – will begin operating under a new mission statement that was approved Tuesday by the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia.  The new mission became effective April 16.
 
The new institutional mission statement, proposed by Kennesaw State President Daniel S. Papp and Southern Polytechnic President Lisa Rossbacher, maintains the vision of academic excellence and core values stated in both institutions ‘previous mission statements and expands the list of academic programs to include those currently offered by each institution.
 
“The consolidated mission statement is a critical early step that sets the course for what our new institution will achieve by combining the talents and resources of these two great institutions of higher learning,” Papp said.  
 
The new mission statement reinforces the new university’s commitment to research, scholarship and public service. It also emphasizes Kennesaw State’s values, stating:
 
The KSU community values open, honest, and thoughtful intellectual inquiry, innovative and creative problem solving, professionalism, expertise, collaboration, integrity and ethical behavior, engaged citizenship, global understanding, sustainability, mutual respect, and appreciation of human and cultural diversity. The University community strives continually to enhance student success, improve institutional quality and respond to public demand for higher education.”
 
The consolidation process for Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic began Nov. 1, 2013, with USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby’s announcement and the subsequent Board of Regents’ approval on Nov. 12 of the consolidation.  Since then a 47-membr team of faculty, staff and students from both institutions have worked together on a Consolidation Implementation Committee to help construct the new Kennesaw State University. They are being supported by 81 operational working groups that are addressing how the new university will handle a range of issues, such as academic and degree programs, admissions and financial aid and other operational and structural responsibilities. 
 
The implementation committee is responsible for submitting a full plan to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in October for its approval.  Based on that plan, SACS is expected to make its decision about the new university in December, with the final decision from the Board of Regents scheduled for January 2015.
 
To date, a proposed academic structure and the appointments of senior administrative officers for the consolidated Kennesaw State University have been announced.  The proposed academic structure calls for a total of thirteen colleges — Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology, College of Architecture and Construction Management, College of the Arts, Michael J. Coles College of Business, College of Computing and Software Engineering, College of Continuing and Professional Education, Leland and Clarice C. Bagwell College of Education, Graduate College, WellStar College of Health and Human Services, Honors College, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Math, and University College.
 
For more information, visit the consolidation website at: http://www.kennesaw.edu/consolidation
 
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from130 countries.

Birla Carbon donates $250,000 to Kennesaw State University

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Funds to create 10 undergraduate summer research opportunities

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 14, 2014) — Kennesaw State University announced today that Birla Carbon has pledged $250,000 to support a new research program for students in the College of Science and Mathematics.

The company’s annual gift of $50,000 for five years will fund the Birla Carbon Scholars Program, which creates 10 annual undergraduate summer research opportunities. Each student will receive a $4,000 stipend to work with faculty on a research project to be presented in an end-of-term symposium. Scientists from Birla Carbon will serve as judges of the 10 final projects, and the top student will receive $2,000 towards travel expenses to present his or her research at a national scientific conference during the next academic year. Additionally, the program will provide a hands-on mentorship experience between students and laboratory leaders at Birla Carbon.

The dean of the College of Science and Mathematics will use the remaining funds to provide research supplies needed for faculty assisting students and supplies needed for the end-of-the term symposium.

“Birla Carbon is a valued company in our community and throughout the world,” said Mark Anderson, the dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. “We are very excited about this partnership. Their scientific talent provides a unique opportunity for students to expand their research skills.”

“Many students are not able to explore summer research programs because they must work full time between the spring and fall semesters,” said Jonathan McMurry, associate dean of research of the College and Science and Mathematics. “This stipend allows them time and financial freedom to expand their research skills outside of the classroom and continue Kennesaw State’s tradition of academic excellence.”

The College of Science and Mathematics Chair’s Council will oversee the selection process for this annual scholarship. Applicants must be freshman, sophomores or juniors during the spring semester in which they apply for the program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

“We look forward to deepening the relationship with Kennesaw State University and supporting their vision to be recognized for excellence in education, engagement, and innovation,” said Kevin Boyle, chief operating officer of Birla Carbon.

“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with Kennesaw State University to support scientific research,” said John Loudermilk, chief technology officer and president, North America for Birla Carbon. “We have been fortunate to benefit from KSU through hiring well-prepared scientists graduating from their programs and now look forward to supporting the scientists of tomorrow through this initiative.”

The generosity of this donation will be recognized with the renaming of the largest classroom in the Science Building as the Birla Carbon Auditorium for the next five years. In addition, an area within the building will be designated to showcase the Birla Carbon Scholars Program and highlight to students the close relationship between Kennesaw State University and this valued supporter.

 

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More about Birla Carbon:

Birla Carbon is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of high quality Carbon Black additives. Its customers include leading brands and companies from the Tires, Rubbers Goods, Plastics, Inks and Paints sectors globally. The Company has 17 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries and 2 State-of-the-Art Research & Development Centers, one of which is located at their operational headquarters in Marietta, Georgia, USA. The Company has a history of many firsts under its accomplishments, including being the first to produce Carbon Black Beads and patent Dustless Carbon Black in 1927, and being the first Carbon Black Company to use an Industrial Electron Microscope in 1940. The focus on R&D continues to be relentless with much commitment to constantly enhance the technical and environmental impact of its products and operations. Sustainable operational excellence is a key business driver for Birla Carbon, and the company is investing the required resources on its sustainability initiative. 

Birla Carbon is a flagship business of the $40 billion Aditya Birla Group, an Indian conglomerate with leading presence in aluminum, apparel, cement, financial services, retail and telecom sectors. The group operates in 36 countries with employee strength of over 136,000 belonging to 42 different nationalities.

More information about Birla Carbon and the Aditya Birla Group is available on their website www.birlacarbon.com and www.adityabirla.com.

 

More about Kennesaw State University:

Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in Education, Business and Nursing, and a Ph.D. in International Conflict Management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.

 

C-SPAN to air Kennesaw State’s Civil War symposium

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Segments on operations and officers from 1864 Western Theater action air though May 3

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 9, 2014) — Segments of Kennesaw State University’s Center for the Study of the Civil War Era’s 11th Annual Symposium will air on C-SPAN during April and May. Coverage of the “1864-The Western Theater” symposium is part of C-SPAN’s series marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The American History TV series is aired on C-SPAN3.

Segments featuring the following symposium speakers and topics will air:

·      Historian Richard McMurry's discussion of General Joseph E. Johnston and the Atlanta Campaign; Saturday, April 12 at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. EDT

After this initial broadcast, the following segments can be viewed online at http://series.c-span.org/History/Events/The-Civil-War-Gen-Joseph-E-Johnston-amp-the-Atlanta-Campaign/10737444110/.

·      Steve Woodworth, professor of history at Texas Christian University, provides insight on A. J. Smith’s Guerrillas and the Battle of Nashville, Saturday, April 19

·      Jim Ogden, chief historian at the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park, discusses Confederate weapons manufacturing, Saturday, April 26

·      Craig Symonds, Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy, shares his thoughts on Confederate general Patrick Cleburne, Saturday, May 3

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 90graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.

Senior Administrative Structure Named for Post-Consolidation Kennesaw State University

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President Outlines Composition, Titles of Senior Leadership Team
 
KENNESAW, Ga. (April 7, 2014) — Kennesaw State University (KSU) President Daniel S. Papp today announced the senior administrative structure that will comprise the leadership team when KSU’s consolidation with Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) is finalized in January 2015.
 
The announcement follows three months of deliberation and discussion that included numerous  meetings of the 47-person Expanded Consolidation Implementation Committee (ECIC), conversations with presidents of several Georgia and out-of-state universities, and multiple discussions with senior staff in the University System of Georgia’s Central Office,
 
The senior administrative structure of the consolidated university will include six vice presidents and five additional cabinet-level positions. The structure of divisions headed by the vice presidents may be found on the consolidation website: http://www.ksuspsuconsolidation.com, under the “News” header.
 
The six vice presidents, all of whom will be members of the president’s cabinet, will be:
 
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs W. Ken Harmon;
  • Vice President for Operations Randy Hinds, who also will serve as the university’s chief information officer and chief budget officer;
  • A Vice President for Student Affairs, for which a national search will be conducted, following the retirement of current Vice President for Student Success Jerome Ratchford;
  • Vice President for Advancement and Development Michael Harders;
  • Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing Arlethia Perry-Johnson, who also will serve as executive director of the KSU Press; and
  • A Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, a new position for which a national search also will be conducted.

Five additional cabinet-level officials will include:

  • General Counsel Flora Devine;
  • Chief Diversity Officer Erik Malewski;
  • Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams;
  • A Chief Audit, Risk, and Compliance Officer, a new position for which a national search also will be conducted; and
  • Executive Administrator/Chief of Protocol Lynda Johnson.
 
In addition, Faculty Executive Assistant (FEA) to the President Maureen McCarthy will remain on the Cabinet until her term as FEA expires on June 30, 2015, at which time the Faculty Senate president will join the Cabinet as an ex officio member. Also, as preferred by the NCAA, Faculty Athletic Representative Dan Neiderjohn will continue to report to President Papp.
 
Currently, President Papp has 13 direct reports, and SPSU President Lisa Rossbacher has 12, which together total 25 direct reports. Thus, with Papp having 12 direct reports in the consolidated university, the new senior administrative structure will achieve one of consolidation’s chief objectives, reduction of duplicative administrative positions so that funding can be redirected toward education, instructional support, and research.  
 
Several senior SPSU administrators already have accepted new positions.  SPSU President Rossbacher and SPSU Provost Zvi Safran both have accepted out-of-state presidential appointments, and several other SPSU senior administrators have obtained positions elsewhere.  Others have been offered management positions at the consolidated KSU.  In addition, some administrators have retired or are contemplating retirement, and at least one administrator will return to the faculty.
 
National searches for the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement; and the Chief Audit, Risk, and Compliance Officer will be launched this summer. These searches are slated for completion by the time KSU and SPSU consolidate in January 2015.
 
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of 24,600 from 130 countries.

Kennesaw State presents inaugural International Achievement Awards

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Outstanding alumni, faculty and community partners recognized for global contributions   

KENNESAW, Ga.  (April 8, 2014) — Kennesaw State University presented its inaugural International Achievement Awards during a special ceremony April 8.

The awards, including the Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth awards to distinguished alumni and faculty and special global public service and community partner awards, recognized individuals whose outstanding work or service has made a global impact.

“Presenting our first international achievement awards is a milestone for Kennesaw State University,” said Daniel S. Papp, president. “Over the years, KSU has become known for its focus on international and intercultural learning, and engaged citizenship. These awards are another step in our growth in this arena.  They reflect our commitment to prepare students for an increasingly globalized world.”

The 2014 International Achievement Awards recipients are:

  • Terry Powis, associate professor of anthropology

Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement

Powis has led several excavations in Pacbitun, Belize, which have yielded important findings about trade, social stratification, and the culture of pre-classical Mayan civilization. He has invited students to participate in these excavations, giving them experience working in real archeological sites. His research has been published in several high-profile journals, including Nature and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and his research into the origins of cacao consumption has been reported in the mainstream press. He also is author of “New Perspectives on Formative Mesoamerican Cultures.” A passionate supporter of international learning, he leads study-abroad programs to Belize;  and serves on the University’s Global Engagement Committee and as global learning coordinator for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • H.E. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana

Global Public Service Scholarship Prize

Since becoming president of Ghana in 2012, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has served as an ambassador for the Global Fund in order to champion worldwide vaccination and immunization efforts. In 2013, he received the Africa Award for Excellence in Food Security and Poverty Reduction from the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa. Before becoming president, Mahama spent 13 years as a member of parliament, where he held key government positions, including deputy minister of communications, and was a founding member of the Ghana AIDS Commission. Outside of Ghana, he was part of a group of international observers that monitored the 2002 elections in Zimbabwe, and was a member of the Pan African Parliament, serving as chair of the West African Caucus, and as a member of the European and Pan African Parliament’s Ad-hoc Committee on Cooperation. Before government service, Mahama worked with the anti-poverty non-governmental organization Plan International. In 2013, President Mahama became the first-ever sitting president to visit Kennesaw State.  

  • Nell Diallo, Vice-President of Medshare

Distinguished International Community Partner Award

Diallo is vice president of international and corporate relations for Medshare, a nonprofit organization that collects surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers, then redistributes them to qualified healthcare facilities in the developing world. Nell has helped cultivate a strong partnership between MedShare and Kennesaw State University. MedShare has hosted nursing students and members of the KSU LINK leadership program as volunteers to help sort and assemble medical supply orders, and has provided medical supplies for Kennesaw State study abroad students to deliver to clinics in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2008, Kennesaw State and the University of Cape Coast in Ghana worked with MedShare to ship $500,000 worth of medical supplies to the UCC Hospital. Nell also served as director of the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in Congo.

  • Yusof Safi, Cultural Trainer and Interpreter


Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award

Safi is an experienced cultural advisor, lead trainer, and interpreter for the U.S. armed forces, working with multiple government contractors to help train U.S. soldiers on Afghani languages and customs. He graduated from Kennesaw State in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Following the start of military actions in Afghanistan in 2003, Safi left his successful accounting career – with CFO and director of finance titles – to work with the United States Agency for International Development as a senior advisor to the Ministry of Finance. Since 2006, he has provided cultural training and interpreter services to troops at multiple bases, including Fort Polk, La., Fort Bragg, N.C. and Fort Irwin, Calif. He speaks Dari, Farsi, Pashto and German, and can read and write Arabic. He was born in Afghanistan but is a naturalized U.S. citizen. While at Kennesaw State, Safi helped create the Islamic Student Association and the Kennesaw International Student Association and continues to support the University’s Initiative to Educate Afghan Women Scholarship program.

The international awards are organized by Kennesaw State’s Institute for Global Initiatives with financial support from Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth, for whom the awards to faculty and alumni have been named. Jagdish Sheth, a renowned scholar of marketing, consumer behavior and emerging global markets, is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at Emory University and the author of more than 300 papers and books.

“Kennesaw State has been very fortunate to have partners like the Sheths and an internationally engaged campus community to help launch its first awards program,” said Lance Askildson, Kennesaw State’s senior international officer and executive director of the Institute for Global Initiatives.  “From the very beginning, students, faculty and staff have worked with IGI to determine criteria, nominate and select the recipients.  We look forward to recognizing these distinguished individuals who have made outstanding global contributions.”

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.

Georgia manufacturing activity records strong increase, outpaces national activity

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New orders and production drive up employment and finished inventory for March

KENNESAW, Ga.  (April 1, 2014) — Georgia manufacturing activity continued to improve in March as the lingering effects of a harsh winter dissipated and new orders and production experienced significant jumps, according to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) released today by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. 

“It’s apparent this upswing was weather related, but what is not clear is how much of this catch-up is sustainable at this level,” said Don Sabbarese, director of the Econometric Center and professor of economics at Kennesaw State.  The Georgia PMI for March is 62.5, up 5.8 points, while the National PMI for March rose 0.5 points to 53.7.

According to the report, Georgia’s new orders and production are up by 20.9 and 27.4 points, respectively, over the past two months. Fifty percent of respondents reported higher new orders, and 43 percent reporter higher production for March.  However, Sabbarese said it is still too early to determine how much of these new order and production increases were delayed by weather and how much is related to new demand.

Other highlights from the March PMI:

  • New orders up 7.7 points to 66.1, 11.7 points above its six-month average
  • Production up 13.7 points to 67.9, 14.6 points above its six-month average
  • Employment up 8.0 points to 64.3, 7.2 points above its six-month average
  • Supplier delivery down 7.4 points to 57.1, 0.9 of a point above its six-month average
  • Finished inventory up 7.1 points to 57.1, 4.0 points above its six-month average
  • Commodity prices up 3.3 points to 55.4, 2.1 points above its six-month average

The Georgia PMI provides a snapshot of manufacturing activity in the state, just as the monthly PMI released by the Institute for Supply Management provides a picture of national manufacturing activity. A PMI reading above 50 indicates that manufacturing activity is expanding; a reading below 50 indicates it is contracting.   

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Kennesaw State University student receives Fulbright fellowship

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Zach Carter will study fusion energy physics at York University in the United Kingdom

KENNESAW, Ga. (March 27, 2014) — A Kennesaw State University student has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Postgraduate Fellowship to the University of York in the U.K., a prestigious and competitive honor given to highly qualified students planning to pursue a master’s degree.

Zach Carter, a senior double majoring in mathematics and modern language and culture, received the award that covers tuition and a living stipend. In England, Carter will seek a master’s in fusion energy and intends to obtain a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering when he returns to the U.S. Carter resides in Woodstock, Ga., and graduated from Sequoyah High School in Cherokee County.

“Zach is a very accomplished student who has mastered a rigorous curriculum at Kennesaw,” said Mark Anderson, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State. “In addition to his course studies, Zach is providing peer learning support to introductory physics students by serving as a learning assistant. The highly competitive and prestigious Fulbright award is a tremendous accomplishment for Zach. This award reflects positively on Kennesaw State and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as well as the Department of Foreign Languages.”

Carter’s recognition by the Fulbright Scholarship Board, the Institute of International Education, and the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission, was partly based on his academic accomplishments and his interest in fusion energy physics. This field of study has long offered hope of a greenhouse gas-free source of energy and power. University of York is a leading institution for this research in the U.K., and Carter is well positioned for the program due to the education he received during his years at Kennesaw State.

“I am very ecstatic about this award, and I can’t wait to begin my studies at York,” said Carter. “I’m interested in working as a researcher one day to help develop nuclear fusion, and this award is a vital step in my journey.”

Kennesaw State University physics professor Ted LaRosa has played a key role in Carter’s education and was among those who provided a recommendation to the Fulbright selection committee.

“Zach is highly motivated and completed several directed studies with the Kennesaw State physics faculty to prepare himself for advanced studies in fusion physics,” said LaRosa. “The accessibility and willingness of the faculty to work with individual students like Zach is another example of how Kennesaw State attracts some of the region's top students. Zach has acquired a unique skill set at Kennesaw and is now in a strong position to realize his goal of advancing research on nuclear fusion.”

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright program has been the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Its goal is to promote and foster bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and meet shared needs.

The Fulbright U.S. Student program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni represent a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, professors, and teachers.

Learn more about another Kennesaw State University Fulbright scholar

KSU’s Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery hosts Pathways to Understanding

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More than 100 experts in neuroscience, addiction treatment and recovery to attend conference April 2-4

KENNESAW, Ga. (March 26, 2014) — Kennesaw State University’s Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) will host the Pathways to Understanding national conference April 2-4. Participants will join specialists in the field exploring current research and advances in neuroscience, addiction and the young adult population.

WHAT: Pathways to Understanding: Neuroscience, Addiction & Young Adults is the first in a series of three national conferences, which will focus on the neuroscience of addiction, treatment and recovery. More than two dozen speakers and panelists representing such prestigious institutions as Harvard Medical School, Yale School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will participate. 

WHO: Teresa Wren Johnston, M.A., LPC, founder and director of Kennesaw State CYAAR, and the Honorable William S. Duffey, Jr., United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia and a CYAAR founder, welcome more than 100 experts in neuroscience, addiction treatment and recovery to the three-day conference. The CYAAR’s mission is to support and encourage young adult recovery and wellness by providing programs and engaging in collaborative research and education. 

WHEN/WHERE: The conference runs April 2-4 in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences on the campus of Kennesaw State University.

MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Media credentials are required for members of the media who would like to cover specific topics or speakers on the agenda. For more information, please contact Kennesaw State University’s Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery at 678-797-2538 or recovery@kennesaw.edu.

For directions and a campus map, please visit: www.kennesaw.edu/alumnifriends_directions.shtml  

 

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.

KSU’s first annual day of service to be held Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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More than 200 students, faculty, staff and community volunteers expected at several service locations

KENNESAW, Ga. (March 25, 2014)  — Get ready to roll up your sleeves and mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26, for the first annual KSU Day of Service. More than 200 students, faculty, staff and community volunteers will be participating in multiple beautification and group project activities at several locations on and off campus.  

WHAT: The KSU Day of Service, organized by KSU’s Office of Community Engagement (engageKSU@kennesaw.edu), is envisioned as a day of fun in service to the community. Volunteer opportunities include Alive Ministries’ Save It Forward Initiative, Allatoona Creek Park Trail System, Keep Cobb Beautiful, United Way’s Shoebox Project, the YELLS Project (Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading and Serving) and the KSU campus landscaping project.

WHO: You! Depending on the site selected, participants can choose activities ranging from light gardening and picking up litter, to building small bridges, to sorting and organizing a food pantry for the needy in Cobb County. Following the morning’s activities, KSU Culinary and Hospitality Services will serve a free, picnic-style lunch from noon to 1p.m. at the Legacy Gazebo.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, April 26, beginning with registration and check-in at 8 a.m. Volunteers are asked to come to the registration desk at the Legacy Gazebo located near the West Parking Deck. Free shuttle transportation to and from off-campus locations will be provided.

RSVP: Volunteers who register by April 4 will receive a free T-shirt and be able to select a specific community activity. Register by visiting the KSU Day of Service link on the homepage of Volunteer KSU’s website at http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/vksu/ or by accessing the online registration at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kG4yRP_OMqeOwylBSucyZeQHrSLLZh06lqlJenu2QIk/viewform.

For directions and a campus map, please visit: www.kennesaw.edu/alumnifriends_directions.shtml  

 

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.

Contact: Robert S. Godlewski, 770-499-3448, rgodlews@kennesaw.edu

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