Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The city of Marietta celebrated Black History Month by honoring Kennesaw State University voice and music literature professor Oral Moses for his accomplishments and contributions to the community.
Tuesday, March 19
The city of Marietta celebrated Black History Month by honoring Kennesaw State University voice and music literature professor Oral Moses for his accomplishments and contributions to the community at a city council meeting on March 6. A member of KSU's voice faculty since 1984, Moses is a bass baritone and performs concert works, oratorio, recitals and a variety of art songs with an emphasis on vocal works by African-American composers regularly throughout the United States and Europe, according to a press release from the city of Marietta. “When I first came to KSU, it was a very sparse campus, with only about six or seven buildings and less than 5,000 students," Moses said in a Kennesaw State University press release. What Moses liked …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
"We're here to stay, we're here to play," Owls athletic director Vaughn Williams said at Thursday's official festivities.
After offering the obligatory "Are you ready for some football?" exhortation, Kennesaw State University President Daniel Papp posed another question during a celebratory Thursday afternoon, and he had no intention of making it a rhetorical one. "Why are we adding football?" he asked during the official launch of the school's varsity football program. "We are a major university in the South." "And we are on the way to becoming a major national university as well." With that, one of many choruses of cheers rang out from several hundred revelers at the KSU Convocation Center. Not only is Kennesaw State getting a football program, but it wants to use that high-profile sport to expose the school's academic and extracurricular offerings far …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
They want lawmakers to include $350,000 in the state budget for programs like Kennesaw's Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth, which provides real-world skills to disabled students who aren't able to attend college.
Saturday, February 2
Kennesaw State University is the only university in Georgia that offers a post-high school option for intellectually- or developmentally-disabled students who do not meet the requirements for admission as a degree-seeking student. The university's Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth in May 2012 graduated its second cohort of students, who left with a certificate and internship at the end of the two-year program. The waiting list is full, and disability advocates are pushing lawmakers to include $350,000 in the state budget for programs like it, according to 11Alive. Rita Young of All About Developmental Disabilities said Georgia is behind the rest of the country in supporting individiuals with intellectual and developmental …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics teachers will serve as mentors to Kennesaw State University Elementary and Early Childhood Education undergraduate students as they complete their senior year field and clinical experiences at MCAA.
Wednesday, January 30
The Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) and the Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University (KSU), recently signed an education partnership through the Cobb Chamber Partners in Education program. MCAA teachers will serve as mentors to KSU Elementary and Early Childhood Education undergraduate students as they complete their senior year field and clinical experiences at MCAA. “Our partnership also includes development of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concentration for the Elementary and Early Childhood Education master’s degree program,” said Jennifer Hernandez, MCAA principal. “The collaboration also allows their graduate students to observe and conduct research at MCAA.” “Working …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
TV and film industry boosts Georgia economy, Lenox Square to get a facelift, KSU to break ground on museum, Milton teen busted for using mom's credit card, pizza man pursues robbery suspects and more—here are some headlines from around the region.
For the second time in a week, a high-profile starter for the Atlanta Falcons has been arrested. A week after running back Michael Turner was booked by Gwinnett County police on charges of DUI and speeding, defensive end John Abraham was arrested by Atlanta police on Monday night and charged with obstruction of police and obstruction of fire fighters during an incident at Atlantic Station. Read more on Midtown Patch. The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced Monday that Georgia productions generated an economic impact of $3.1 billion in the state during the 2012 fiscal year, a 29 percent increase from the previous year. “The 2012 fiscal year saw …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Alternatives for the Northwest Transit Corridor include light rail and the expansion of bus services from Cobb County to Downtown Atlanta.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners were briefed on the progress of a transit alternatives analysis presented by Connect Cobb, a project of the Cobb County Department of Transportation, during their Tuesday morning meeting in Marietta. The $1.8 million study, performed principally by Croy Engineering, looked at the best possible ways to establish a mass transit conduit from Acworth to Midtown. The presentation outlined several different mass-transit scenarios, including light rail, express service in HOV or managed lanes on Interstate 75 and a bus rapid transit (BRT) proposal. All proposals have the goal of extending rapid transit options from Cobb County to the existing mass transit systems inside Atlanta. Cities involved in the new …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Chattahoochee Technical College and Kennesaw State University will sign the agreement allowing classes taken at Chatt Tech to count toward a 4-year Early Childhood Education degree, providing students a way to get their foundation in the field.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Teaching young children is something that Chattahoochee Technical College graduate Hayley Erck wants to do. However, Erck has not stopped her own education, as she is one of the first graduates of the new Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education-Birth through Five Degree Program at Kennesaw State University. Chattahoochee Technical College and Kennesaw State University have completed the process of articulating credit and will be signing the agreement soon allowing CTC graduates to transfer to the Bagwell College of Education’s newest program. The agreement allows classes taken at Chattahoochee Technical College to count toward a 4-year degree, providing students a way to get their foundation in the field. “This agreement with …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kennesaw State's annual summer tradition kicks off with a Star Spangled Spectacular event Saturday, June 30.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Kennesaw State University College of Arts is gearing up for the 2012 Starlight Summer Concert Series, a summertime tradition for more than 10 years. The series of outdoor concerts kicks off with a free Star Spangled Spectacular event on the campus green Saturday, June 30, at 8 p.m. Admission opens at 6:30 p.m. The concert will feature music by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, culminating with a fireworks show. Check here for our Patch photo gallery of last year's event. All other Starlight concerts will be held on Sunday evenings at 7:30 with admission at 6 p.m. at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Lawn seating is available for all performances. The events in the series …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
If you enjoy great music, huge water slides or movies, are a history buff or like patriotic happenings, this is your week! Take a look at these family activities in and around Marietta.
Leading up to July 4th, you'll find many fun and exciting activities for the Frugal Family in and around Marietta. If you enjoy great music, huge water slides or movies, are a history buff or like patriotic happenings, this is your week! Take a look at all the events you can enjoy either for free or at a bargain cost: Wednesday, June 27, Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4. Regal Summer Movie Express. Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard the Summer Movie Express to enjoy a great selection of films. Participating Regal Cinemas will offer selected G or PG-rated movies for only a dollar ($1) on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. A portion of proceeds from the Summer Movie Express will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. June 27: Hugo…
Friday, May 11, 2012
Take a look at the Hearts for Heroes III honored warriors; speeches from Brigadier General Joe Jarrard, Commissioner Tim Lee and others; the Marietta High JROTC; song and dance performances; and more.
Thursday night, local servicemen, wounded warriors, veterans, community leaders and civilians filled the Strand Theatre for the third annual Hearts for Heroes. The night was dedicated to Harry Livingston Sr., one of Marietta's best-known WWII veterans and a 1937 graduate of Marietta High School. Livingston was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot. In 1944, his and 10 other "Forts" were shot down on a mission to Berlin. After being interrogated by a German officer, he was placed in captivity with 95 other prisoners, according to the Marietta Museum of History. The prisoners were sent on a 95 mile "death march" in the winter to keep them from falling into the hands of the Russian Army. Livingston's POW camp was liberated in 1945. He returned to …