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Empire Beauty School Honors Moms

Empire Beauty School Honors Moms

ATLANTA -- Many people wish they could give makeovers to their hardworking moms.

Students at Atlanta-area Empire Beauty Schools will have the chance to do just that during a special event known as "Celebrate Mom."

Current and prospective Empire students are invited to bring their moms to school on certain days in January and February as they explore whether a career in beauty is right for them. The mothers in attendance will have the chance to compete in a fashion show and get the makeovers they deserve.

"Most of our students will tell you that there is one special person in their life whose support was central to their journey to cosmetology school and beyond," said Franklin K. Schoeneman, chairman and CEO of Empire Education Group.

SoCon11 Expected to Sell Out for Second Straight Year

SoCon11 Expected to Sell Out for Second Straight Year

KENNESAW, GA -- SoCon11, the popular social media networking event, is slated to sell out for the second year in a row.

The two-day event will begin with an evening of music, dinner and a cash bar at the Carter Center (453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, 30307) on Friday, Feb. 4, followed by a full day of networking and discussion sessions in the Social Science Building at Kennesaw State University (1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, 30144) on Saturday, Feb.

Students Meet, Exceed Standards at 31 Cobb County Schools

Students Meet, Exceed Standards at 31 Cobb County Schools

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Thirty-one Cobb County schools were recently recognized by the Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement for meeting the office's high standards for public schools.

Awards were presented to the schools for reaching certain levels of the Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), a mandate of the No Child Left Behind legislation.

Seven of the Cobb County schools earned the SSAS Bronze award, while the remaining schools earned the Silver (seven), Gold (nine) and Platinum (eight) awards, all for Highest Performance.

The minimum requirements for Highest Performance revolved around a school's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status and whether or not its student body meets and exceeds standards.

The qualifications for Highest Performance for each award are:

Bronze: More than 20% of the school's students must excee

KSU to Hold Career Training Expo

KSU to Hold Career Training Expo

Update: Due to inclement weather, the KSU Career Training Expo has been moved to Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6:00 p.m.

KENNESAW, GA -- Do some good for yourself in the new year and get a jump-start on a new career.

A Career Training Expo will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13 at KSU Center (3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, 30144), one mile from the campus of Kennesaw State University.

Hosted by the College of Continuing and Professional Education at KSU, the expo will highlight the more than 40 certificate programs and 2,500 courses offered by the school online and at KSU Center.

Cobb Teens Participate in WALK OFF for a Cause Fashion Show

Cobb Teens Participate in WALK OFF for a Cause Fashion Show

ATLANTA -- The five Metro Atlanta Avenue shopping centers hosted a high school fashion show benefiting the United Way on Thursday, Dec.

KSU Orchestra to Perform in China

KSU Orchestra to Perform in China

KENNESAW, GA -- The Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform a three-concert tour in Beijing and Xi'an, China from Friday, Dec. 31 to Friday, Jan. 7.

Seventy-five students and eight faculty and staff will participate in the trip.

The orchestra was invited after submitting a recording with an application to perform in the new concert hall in Xi'an. After the acceptance, they were also invited to perform shared concerts at the Central Conservatory in Beijing and at Jiao Tong University.

In addition to their own performances, the KSU students will have the opportunity to meet other music students, watch them perform and learn about how music is studied in China.

KSU Launches Anti-Idling Policy

KSU Launches Anti-Idling Policy

KENNESAW, GA -- Kennesaw State University recently became the first public university in the State of Georgia to develop a formal "no idling" policy by participating in the Clean Air Campaign's Diesel Idling Reduction Program.

Since the 2008 launch of the Clean Air Campaign's Diesel Idling Reduction Program, more than 140 employers, properties and organizations in Georgia have taken the initiative to reduce unnecessary diesel engine idling among their fleets and at their worksites. Made possible by a grant from the UPS Foundation, the program has also educated thousands of drivers about the harmful effects of vehicle idling.