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KSU Lacrosse Team Wins Sportsmanship Award

KSU Lacrosse Team Wins Sportsmanship Award

KENNESAW, GA -- Kennesaw State University's club sports men's lacrosse team has won the 2010 James "Ace" Adams Sportsmanship Award for District 5.

Head coach Ken Byers accepted the award at the 2011 Georgia Lacrosse Foundation Awards Dinner in January.

"Coach Ken Byers' Fighting Owls bring a high level of intensity and excitement to every game," said Jerome Ratchford, KSU's vice president for student success.

Preventing Another Tucson: Cobb Agencies Partner to Provide Mental Health Services

Preventing Another Tucson: Cobb Agencies Partner to Provide Mental Health Services

POWDER SPRINGS, GA -- One month after the Tucson massacre, the nation continues to be inspired by Representative Gabrielle Giffords' miraculously recovery.

But many citizens remain vexed about why the event occurred in the first place, which begs the question, "Why did [the 22-year-old alleged shooter] Jared Loughner slip through the cracks, and what could have been done to prevent this tragedy?"

The Cobb County School District and Community Services Board asked the very same question in 2008.

'Life is a Dream' at UWG

'Life is a Dream' at UWG

CARROLLTON, GA -- The West Georgia Theatre Company presents a remarkable night of entertainment with Life is a Dream: An Evening of Ten-Minute Plays.

The show will run in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts' Dangle Theatre from Tuesday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be 2:30 p.m. matinee performances on Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20.

Life is a Dream follows the company's bi-annual tradition of producing an assortment of ten-minute plays written by University of West Georgia students and bringing them to life in the black box theater.

The original Life is a Dream, written by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, has inspired all eight of the short plays.

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

ROSWELL, GA -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) recently announced his desire for middle and high school students to enter the annual statewide Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education, the contest's theme is "What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?" The program began in 1995; this is the first year that the contest will include a Music category.

"These contests are a great educational tool that inspires students to take the initiative to learn more about a critical time in our history," said Sen. Albers. "This program is a great example of the kind of creativity our schools need to truly engage students.

KSU Radio Debuts New Drama 'Harry Strange'

KSU Radio Debuts New Drama 'Harry Strange'

KENNESAW, GA -- A new serialized radio drama is set to debut on Kennesaw State University's OWL Radio Sunday, Jan. 30.

Harry Strange is a serial stylized on the classic radio dramas of the 40s and 50s, but playing against a contemporary backdrop.

"We're excited and thrilled to be bringing this style of radio back to the airwaves," said Reggie Joseph, general manager of the student-run radio station. "This type of experimental programming is what people expect from college radio.

Georgia Charter Schools Make the Grade

Georgia Charter Schools Make the Grade

WASHINGTON, DC -- Georgia has the nation's 7th strongest charter school law, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' (NAPCS) second annual ranking of state charter school laws.

Minnesota's charter law ranked first, and Mississippi's newly enacted charter school law ranked last.

"Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws" analyzes the country's 41 state charter school laws. Each state's law is scored on how well it supports charter school quality and growth, based on the 20 essential components from the NAPCS' model charter school law.

"Georgia was passed by four states, dropping from number four to number seven. This drop had more to do with aggressive changes made in other states than with any steps backward in Georgia," said Todd Ziebarth, vice president, state advocacy and support of NAPCS.

Cobb County Schools Announce Make-Up Days

Cobb County Schools Announce Make-Up Days

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Cobb County has chosen two dates to make up the class time that was lost during last week's winter weather.

Wednesday, Feb. 2 (previously an early release day) and Friday, Mar. 18 (formerly a teacher workday) will now be full school days for Cobb students.

If inclement weather should force the district to cancel more classes, additional make-up days will be explored.

For more information, consult the Cobb County School District's calendars.