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KSU to host screening of domestic violence documentary

KSU to host screening of domestic violence documentary

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University has joined forces with the Partnership Against Domestic Violence to host a screening of "Telling Amy's Story," a 60-minute documentary about a domestic violence homicide that occurred in Pennsylvania in November 2001.

The film will be shown in Room 1021 of the Social Sciences Building at KSU (1000 Chastain Road, 30144) at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 23.

"Telling Amy's Story" was created by Penn State Public Broadcasting and has aired on public television stations throughout the country. It has also been used as an educational tool by the U.S.

KSU breaks ground on science lab addition

KSU breaks ground on science lab addition

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University has broken ground on a new facility dedicated entirely to scientific teaching and research.

The $21 million KSU Science Lab Addition will enable the university to expand course offerings and increase research opportunities for students and faculty.

"The KSU Science Lab Addition is vital to the success of our College of Science and Mathematics, which is quickly becoming one of Georgia's outstanding science institutions," said Dr. Daniel S. Papp, president of KSU.

Prom charity looking for dress donations

Prom charity looking for dress donations

KENNESAW, Ga. -- With prom season in full swing in Cobb and Paulding, Becca's Closet is in great need of donations.

Becca's Closet is a nationwide organization that provides dresses to disadvantaged young women who are preparing to attend formal events. It was started in memory of 16-year-old Rebecca Kirtman, who passed away in a car accident in 2003; during her sophomore year of high school, Becca collected 250 dresses for Florida girls so they would have something to wear to their proms.

Cobb County's chapter of Becca's Closet is located at 2986 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, 30144 (off of the I-75 Wade Green Road exit). To make an appointment to look for a dress, email the chapter.

Kell High (Marietta) and Walton High (Marietta) held their proms on Saturday, Mar. 12.

Creating Community Awards names first-ever recipients

Creating Community Awards names first-ever recipients

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb Community Relations Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the first Creating Community Awards.

This honor is given to a person, group or business that fosters local cooperation and demonstrates innovative ideas for connecting Cobb's many diverse communities.

Each county commissioner chose a winner from his or her district:

Berry student newspaper wins state press awards

Berry student newspaper wins state press awards

ROME, Ga. -- The Campus Carrier, the student newspaper of Berry College, took home a number of awards at this year's Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The paper won first place in "Best Community Service Features," second in "Best Community Service Sports Excellence" and third in "Improvement" in the Senior B Division, which includes all Georgia colleges and universities with fewer than 8,000 students.

"I'm really proud of the staff, because winning awards at the state level is a nice recognition of their hard work," said Campus Carrier editor Ashley McIntyre of Kennesaw.

Cobb BOE to stream meetings online

Cobb BOE to stream meetings online

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Board of Education will now stream its meetings online.

The first meeting to be streamed live is the work session on Wednesday, Mar. 9. at 8:30 a.m.

Powered by the popular LiveStream media platform, the online broadcast provides a new way for constituents to stay informed about public education in Cobb County from anywhere that Internet access is available.

The streaming video is free to watch; it is supported by short, content-monitored advertisements.

In addition to watching the stream on the Cobb County School District's website, residents can also watch the board's meetings on COBB edTV (Comcast channel 24) or Smyrna Charter channel 97.

KSU fires coaches, overhauls men's basketball program

KSU fires coaches, overhauls men's basketball program

KENNESAW, GA -- In a move aimed at tackling serious problems with the academic progress of student athletes in the basketball program, Kennesaw State University's interim athletic director announced that contracts for Tony Ingle, the school's head basketball coach, and his assistant coaches will not be renewed.

Scott Whitlock said that the move was "regrettable but necessary" in light of the academic challenges and difficulties the men's basketball program faced.

"We have already lost one men's basketball scholarship, and we anticipate further NCAA action due to the continuing academic deficiencies of the program," he said. "We know that this is a strong action, but it was made after extensive analysis of the past and present academic performance of the men's basketball team."

Dr. Daniel S.