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KSU to add women's lacrosse program

KSU to add women's lacrosse program

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University plans to make women's lacrosse the school's 17th NCAA Division I championship sport.

The Lady Owls will compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference beginning in 2013. All 16 of the school's existing sports have competed for A-Sun championships since 2005.

"Lacrosse is a sport that is growing very quickly in the Southeast, and it will be an excellent addition to our already strong offering of intercollegiate athletics at Kennesaw State," said KSU athletic director Vaughn Williams.

With the addition of women's lacrosse, KSU will be the first NCAA Division I athletic program in Metro Atlanta to sponsor the sport, and just one of two schools in Georgia to do so; the other program is at Mercer University in Macon.

Groups to ask Ga. Regents to reverse policy

Groups to ask Ga. Regents to reverse policy

ATLANTA -- Opponents of a policy that effectively bans illegal immigrants from Georgia's most competitive state colleges and universities are asking the university system to overturn it.

Two young people addressed a committee of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Tuesday. They argued that the policy unfairly excludes a whole group of students and is not well-founded.

Last year, the board adopted the policy amid public concerns about illegal immigrants in the university system. It bars any state college or university from admitting illegal immigrants if it has turned away academically qualified applicants in the prior two years. That includes five schools.

A coalition of groups opposing the policy also held a news conference Tuesday afternoon outside the Capitol to urge the Regents to rescind the policy.

Rep. Price to address Kennesaw State students

Rep. Price to address Kennesaw State students

KENNESAW, Ga. -- U.S. Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.) will speak at Kennesaw State University on Monday.

Price represents Georgia's 6th congressional district, which includes Cherokee County, east Cobb, north Fulton and Dunwoody, as well as Roswell, Sandy Springs and Vinings.

He will speak to KSU students who are majoring in political science and/or taking classes centered on Congress and the legislative process. Rep. Price is expected to discuss his career in politics, give an update on Congress and his priorities, and take questions from students.

All KSU political science majors and those in Congress-related classes are encouraged to attend. The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 5 p.m., in Prillaman Hall, the school's health sciences building.

5 Metro Atlanta colleges join organization to increase minority STEM majors

5 Metro Atlanta colleges join organization to increase minority STEM majors

ATHENS, Ga. -- Seven colleges and universities in Georgia are making strides toward increasing the numbers of minority students interested in STEM disciplines.

The schools are part of an organization known as the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), a collaborative effort to reach underrepresented minorities and encourage them to pursue majors and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The University of Georgia is the lead institution for Peach State LSAMP. Four more of the schools are in Metro Atlanta: Georgia Tech, Georgia Perimeter College, Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University.

Other participating institutions include Ft. Valley State University near Warner Robins, and Savannah State University.

Atlanta-area Simon Malls Raise Over $100,000 for Simon Youth Foundation Educational Initiatives

Atlanta-area Simon Malls Raise Over $100,000 for Simon Youth Foundation Educational Initiatives

 

Atlanta-area Simon Malls Raise More Than $100,000 for Simon Youth Foundation in Annual Bowling for Education Event

Generous donations from J.J. Morley, Dixie Electric, Cannon Roofing and others help raise funds to support students’ continuing public education

 

KSU student wins memorial scholarship

KSU student wins memorial scholarship

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- When Judy Johnson, an employee of the Cherokee County School Nutrition Association (CCSNA), passed away in 2009, a scholarship was created in her memory.

Now, a Woodstock High School alumnus has received the $1,000 gift named for her.

Cory Locatelli, the 2011 recipient, is majoring in photography at Kennesaw State University. He plans to put the Judy Johnson Memorial Scholarship toward his tuition.

Every year, the scholarship is awarded to a child or grandchild of a CCSNA member. Recipients must be good students and have records of community service.

CCSNA holds fundraisers and accepts donations for the scholarship every year.

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

ATLANTA -- State officials have re-opened the pool for $10 million in low interest student loans. 

Lawmakers had set aside $20 million to help families after an overhaul of the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship took effect this summer.

Only about 5,200 students applied for the loans during the initial application period, which ended in July.

The Georgia Student Finance Authority has now re-opened the application process for the remaining $10 million in available loans.

Students have until Oct. 31 to apply for the Student Access Loan Program. 

For applications and details, visit GAcollege411's website.