Kennesaw State professor receives educator of the year award from Georgia Art Education Association

Sandra Bird‚ an associate professor of art education at Kennesaw State University‚ recently won the…

Georgia (Oct 18, 2007) — Kennesaw State professor receives educator of the year award from Georgia Art Education Association

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Oct. 18‚ 2007) −— Sandra Bird‚ an associate professor of art education at Kennesaw State University‚ recently won the Higher Education Art Educator of the Year award from the Georgia Art Education Association. The award was announced at the GAEA’s Fall Professional Learning Conference in Augusta‚ Ga.‚ earlier this month. Bird lives in Kennesaw.

“I’m excited to receive this award‚” says Bird. “It’s a truly a reflection on the people that I work with. It’s always nice to be recognized for your hard work.” Bird has been a member of the National Art Education Association since 1996 and has participated in several NAEA and GAEA projects‚ including presenting 15 presentations at various conferences since 2000.

Bird has been a KSU faculty member since 1999. She received her Ph. D. in art education from Florida State University and is particularly interested in non−Western art. Her latest project is working with Blackwell Elementary School in Marietta‚ Ga. to help students learn about China through interactive art activities. Bird is also active with several Islamic educational organizations‚ including the Islamic Speaker’s Bureau of Atlanta and the Istanbul Center for Culture and Dialogue.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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