KSU expands presence at Paulding County Instructional Site

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University adds new courses, support staff, workshops and educational programs  KENNESAW, Ga…

Georgia (Dec 10, 2009)University adds new courses, support staff, workshops and educational programs

 KENNESAW, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2009) — Starting in January, Kennesaw State University will offer seven new classes at the Paulding County Instructional Site for students currently enrolled at KSU. 
 
Among the spring 2010 offerings are upper-level courses in leadership, history, management, criminal justice, ethics and business law. KSU, in partnership with Georgia Highlands College, opened the Paulding site in August. 
 
The university also announced the appointment of a “faculty in residence” at the Paulding site. Ken Hill, a lecturer in First-Year Programs in KSU’s University College, will be available to advise current and prospective students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
 
KSU’s Student Enrollment Services department is providing additional support for students at the Paulding site. Romina Torres-Aranda, student services associate, will be available to meet with students on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 13. Group information sessions are also scheduled at 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday. 
 
“This expansion represents our commitment to working with our partners at Georgia Highlands to increase educational access for residents of the Paulding County and Dallas area,” said Lana Wachniak, interim faculty executive assistant to the provost. “We anticipate adding more classes and resources in the coming semesters as we assess demand and indentify opportunities.”
 
Current KSU students can register for classes at the Paulding site using KSU’s Owl Express system through Jan. 6. Prospective students seeking to take classes at the Paulding site in the future must complete the university’s admissions and enrollment process, beginning with the on-line application form. For summer and fall 2010 application deadlines and information on KSU admissions, registration and financial aid, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/enrollment_services.html
  
Throughout 2010, KSU’s Center for Conflict Management will offer educators, business people, students and community residents a series of workshops and literacy-enhancing activities at the Paulding site. Workshop topics include teaching tolerance, mediation, effective conflict communication, living with disabilities, current affairs and enhancing the social studies curriculum.
 
The center also is sponsoring two day-long events in March 2010 — The Big Read Family Day and The Big Read Youth Day — at the Paulding site. Most workshops and activities are free. KSU enrollment is not required for the scheduled workshops and Big Read programs. For more information, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/conflict or contact Shauna Carmichael at scarmic1@kennesaw.edu or at 770-423-6299.
 
Contact: Sabbaye McGriff, 678-797-2550 or smcgrif1@kennesaw.edu
 
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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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