Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Number 2: You Can Learn to Cook (and Lead!) at KSU!

Do you have a passion for cooking?  Want to keep developing that passion?  Does the idea of blazing trails in the culinary field excite you? 
If you answered “yes” to those questions, then KSU is where you need to be!
Not only will our new degree in Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality get you ready to cook, it’ll prepare you to be a leader in the culinary and hospitality fields.  You’ll learn concepts such as sourcing local foods, establishing water/energy/food conservation programs, applying resource management strategies and much more! 
Michael A. Leven, the current CEO of the Georgia Aquarium, a titan in the hospitality industry, and the man for whom KSU’s School of Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality is named, feels strongly about what this degree will offer our students.  He remarked, “…the [opportunity] for young people in the tourism and hospitality and food industry is enormous.  And I like the idea that they are integrated with the other [subjects] where they can learn humanities, and science and technology.  I think we’ll put out some great graduates, and the industry will want to have them.” 
Stated by a man with over 50 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, those words are as reliable as they come.
Lastly, if you compare the cost of studying at many of the traditional culinary schools with that of KSU, you’ll find us to be one of the most affordable options out there. 
What’s not to like?  Get cooking (and leading!) at KSU!

P.S. – You won’t want to miss our next and final post of this series.  It should prove to be the most “far-reaching” thing you need to know about KSU!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Number 3: The Many Ways to Stay Active at KSU

With stellar recreational facilities, club sports, intramural sports, and outdoor adventures, students at Kennesaw State are never short on opportunities to stay active!
On both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses, you’ll find our Student Recreation and Wellness Centers to be popular places.  Offering basketball, fitness classes, and racquetball, as well as rock climbing, indoor soccer, swimming, weightlifting, and more, these state-of-the-art facilities were built for your well-being.
Want to be a part of a team but feel you’re not NCAA Division I material?  We’ve got you covered.  Our various club sports teams compete nationally against other colleges and universities, and our intramural sports offer you the chance to be on a team of Owls for the simple fun of competition.  To name just a few of your options, we have teams that compete in ice hockey, rugby, ultimate frisbee, flag football, wrestling, air rifle, archery, fencing, equestrian, and even CrossFit.  If you’re not interested in playing organized sports, there are several options for pick-up games and leisure, too! 
Whether your activity or sport is indoor, outdoor, or both, we have the first-rate facilities where you’ll want to play.   
Lastly, KSU Outdoor Adventures provides students with the opportunity to go kayaking, whitewater rafting, backpacking, mountain biking, and much more, all at very affordable prices.
Real owls appear passive, but our Owls stay active.  After all, at KSU there are countless ways to do so!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Number 4: Kennesaw “Safe” University

CollegeChoice.net, an online publication used to help students and their families find the right college, has Kennesaw State ranked among the 50 safest large universities in America.  We come in at number 27!
Their article starts with this preface:
                  Safety may [make one think of] patrol cars and uniformed security, but college safety actually         encompasses an array of student health, wellness, and security issues.  Campus safety doesn’t             just mean low crime rates and the lack of a party scene—though it could mean those things—it     also includes low rates of discrimination, a strong VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)                presence, and a number of services and programs that maintain the holistic wellness of their                  students.
Here at KSU, we take the safety of our students, faculty, and staff very seriously.  We have an excellent police department and public safety agency committed to serving everyone at KSU.  Their service features interaction with the campus community and the use of technology, and a fantastic example of how they do this is through KSU’s widespread use of the LiveSafe mobile application.
KSU Police Chief Roger Stearns says, “LiveSafe is like having a panic button at your fingertips.”  The app features the ability to report safety issues, provide tips about suspicious activity, and have friends walk users home virtually.  Stearns explains that when a suspicious activity tip is reported, a live chat can be established to help clarify the nature of the suspicion, which is then passed on to the responding officer. LiveSafe users can even relay pictures in these situations, too!   
What’s more, KSU’s campuses are well-let, feature 24-hour police and public safety patrols, and have emergency callboxes spread throughout.  To read more about our safety initiatives, check out this article in the KSU magazine.
Future Owls, rest assured that when you come to Kennesaw State, you’ll be at one of the safest large universities in America.