Sounds of success: Joseph Meeks leads College of Arts at KSU

by By Sally Litchfield sallylit@bellsouth.net The Marietta Daily Journal July 09, 2011 10:08 PM…

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by By Sally Litchfield
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July 09, 2011 10:08 PM | 615 views 
 
A bridge in music is a transitional passage connecting two subjects or movements, according to www.freedictionary.com. Like a composer of music, Joseph D. Meeks builds bridges in our community through the arts.

“I am a builder,” Meeks, dean of the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University, said.

And a builder he is: When he first joined the KSU (then Kennesaw Junior College) faculty 37 years ago, music was part of the Humanities Division housed in one large room. He said, “(KSU) started with three or four buildings sitting in the middle of a pasture. In the early days, we were considered rural.”

When KSU became a four-year college, music was one of the first six degrees offered. “We had established ourselves at that point as a real draw,” the concert pianist said. “There was such an interest, an enthusiasm for what was going on here.”

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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 41,000 students. With 11 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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