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PEGS Student Accepted to Program at Cambridge University

Olivia Stoff will graduate with an undergraduate degree in Political Science in December 2018. She has been accepted to the Cambridge University International Security and Intelligence Program and Conference at Magdalene College, Cambridge. This four-week summer program offers students an opportunity to work with the leading practitioners and academics from security and intelligence communities across the globe. 

The program was created by Richard Dearlove, the former head of Britain's secret intelligence service, M16. The International Security and Intelligence Programme considers the claims of state secrecy, the threat of nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, terrorism, the problems generated by the demand for regional security, and the security challenges in areas of the world experiencing revolution and governing diversity.

Olivia is an Honors student, and she participated in the President's Emerging Global Scholars (PEGS) program during her first two years at Kennesaw State University. PEGS afforded her the opportunity to experience international people and cultures through travel as well as to learn about different regions of the world. After completing her undergraduate degree, Olivia aspires to further her studies in matters of global security.
PEGS Student Awarded the Dr. Ralph Rascati Outstanding PEGS Student Award

Alice Barry is a sophomore at Kennesaw State University majoring in Nursing. She is an Honors student and a member of the President's Emerging Global Scholars (PEGS) program. 

Alice was recognized at the 2018 PEGS Banquet as the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Ralph Rascati Outstanding PEGS Student Award. This award is given to a student who embodies academic excellence with a grade point average that is within the top 25% of students in their 2nd year of the PEGS program and who evidence a spirit of genuine service. 

PEGS Director Dr. Tim Blumentritt had this to say about Alice:  
"Alice is a model PEGS student. First, she's an excellent student, earning top-notch grades in preparation for one of KSU's most challenging majors. She actively engages and achieves top grades in her classes. She is fully committed to the PEGS program. When there is an opportunity to engage in something interesting, or when the program has a need, Alice is there. And not only does she show up, she gives the program her full attention and follows through on every commitment."

Kennesaw State University and Honors College Alumnus Receives Full Ride Scholarship to Portland State University

Vincent Brown graduated as an Honors Scholar in December 2016 with a B.A. in Integrative Studies with a dual concentration in French and Korean languages. In April 2017, he was awarded the  Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in South Korea. 

Vincent will be returning to the United States to attend graduate school beginning in the fall 2018 semester. He was recently accepted to Portland State University's Masters of Urban and Regional Planning program. This program focuses on the history and theory of urban planning, plan implementation, analytical methods, and the dynamics of metropolitan development. Vincent hopes to use his education to help improve national infrastructure and transportation networks.

Photo credit:  Rashida Adekunle
The Honors College will be hosting a very special presentation entitled, Origins: Mapping the Universe, on April 30th, 2018 from 1-2:30pm in the Student Center University Rooms, Kennesaw campus. 

Professors Jack Horner, world famous paleontologist and Jurassic Park consultant, Neil Cornish, 2017 Nobel prize-winning team member in Astrophysics, and Michael Miles, Honors Dean Emeritus and religious studies professor, will  present a synopsis of a course they teach at Montana State University. The seminar, called "Origins," explores the origins of the cosmos, humanities, and religious thought. In this presentation, the speakers will discuss the intersections of religion, spirituality, and science. Each will provide perspectives from their field of study and expertise.
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Dates and Deadlines

March 31 Spring Break Begins
April 2-6 Honors Alternative Spring Break - Habitat for Humanity
April 13 A Day with Honors for Prospective Students
April 14 KSU Day of Service
April 20 A Day with Honors for Prospective Students
April 27 Honors Graduation Luncheon
April 30 Origins: Mapping the Universe

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