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News & Updates from the Honors College
KSU Honors Program Alumna, Ashlyn Schwartz, Accepted to Ph.D. Program

Ashlyn Schwartz graduated from the University Honors Program as an Honors Scholar in spring 2015 with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. 

Currently, Ashlyn is pursuing her  Master's degree at the University of Tennessee where she is studying Kinesiology, with a concentration in Exercise Physiology, and specializing in pediatric exercise physiology. She serves as a graduate assistant for the Center for Physical Activity and Health. She also serves as a research assistant in the Pediatric Exercise Physiology Lab where she studies physical activity assessment in youth, nature based behaviors and physical activity, and the impact of physical activity on executive function in children and adolescents.  Ashlyn received a student research award at the regional SEACSM conference for her thesis study: Playground and Garden Activity Levels in Young Children. She was also elected as a student representative for the SEACSM Executive Board.

Ashlyn will begin her Ph.D. Program at the University of Tennessee in fall 2017 where she will study in the Child and Family Studies Department. She has been given an assistantship and awarded the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence. She reflects back on her time with the University Honors Program fondly and says, "The additional requirements of the Honors Program pushed me to develop relationships with professors within my Department which directly facilitated my growth. These connections drove me to take leadership roles in organizations within the University, as well as introduced me to the field of research."
Special Presentation for Honors Students by Jeff Rients, March 17th, 2017

Learn the skills needed to retain what you learn with a special presentation by Jeff Rients!

March 17th, 11AM-12PM
Student Center Leadership Room
Kennesaw Campus

Event activities include an ice cream sundae bar, free daybooks, and giveaways. There is no cost for attendance.

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Honors Scholar, Madison Hupp, Receives Prestigious Travel Award

Madison Hupp will be graduating from the University Honors Program at KSU as an Honors Scholar in spring 2017. She was recently awarded with Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award . This award, which honors the memory of Victoria Finnerty, supports travel costs for undergraduates engaged in research to attend the 58th Annual Drosophila  Research Conference.

One of the significant benefits of being an Honors student are the meaningful connections you build with the Honors faculty. Madison was particularly close with Dr. Liza Davis during her time in the University Honors Program. She remembers her time in Dr. Davis' class fondly and says, "I find myself applying different topics we discussed to real life situations, so it's as if the class is ongoing! I am extremely grateful that I was able to have Dr. Davis as a professor for multiple classes and learned invaluable information in both that I will take with me through life."

Adrian O'Sullivan, Non-Traditional KSU Honors Student, Pursuing Degree from Ireland

Adrian O'Sullivan is a non-traditional University Honors student studying Information Security and Assurance in the Cole's College of Business at KSU. 

Born in Ireland, Adrian moved to the United States in 1996 to work for a company specializing in a wide range of insurance products. He began his tenure at KSU in 2002 where he joined the University Honors Program. 

After spending many years in Georgia, Adrian made the decision to enroll in online courses and relocate to his family to West Cork, Ireland to spend time with his parents. Adrian and his family enjoy traveling and have had the opportunity to visit England, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Adrian will move back to Georgia in the summer of 2018 where he plans to graduate as an Honors Scholar from the Cole's College of Business.

KSU Honors Students, Eli Hogan and Erica Moody, Receive Top Honors in Investment Competition

Erica Moody and Eli Hogan are m embers of the Kennesaw State University Student Management Investment Fund (SMIF) team in the Coles College of Business. They recently competed in an annual global competition, the CFA Institute Research Challenge Southern Classic. Their team earned top honors against other teams from Clemson University and the University of Georgia. 

When asked about the team's advancement to the finals, Erica stated, "We are looking forward to perfecting our presentation and moving on to compete in Seattle. We hope to bring home another win to KSU and Coles College."  The North American Championship will be held in Seattle in April. 
Kaitlin Slicker, Awarded Outstanding DEHP Student for 2016-2017

The Outstanding Dual Enrollment Honors Student Award is presented annually to the student with the highest GPA and the greatest number of KSU credits and honors courses. 

Kaitlin Slicker is a senior from Allatoona High School. She began the Dual Enrollment Honors Program full time as a junior. She is on track to complete 66 credit hours with a 4.0 GPA.  

Kaitlin has been accepted to Georgia Tech where she plans on majoring in Biology or Chemistry. She plans to attend medical school where she will specialize as a trauma or ER surgeon. Kaitlin spends her time working in the KSU SMART center where she tutors math. Outside of school, she enjoys mountain biking, reading, and hiking at many different trails around Georgia. She also volunteers as a part of SORBA (Southern Off Road Biking Association) where she helps to maintain mountain biking trails in Acworth.
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Dates and Deadlines

Mar. 17 Honors Student Event: Special Guest Speaker, Jeff Rients, Presenting: "Daybooks for Deeper Learning", 11am-12pm
Mar. 17 Honors Faculty Event: Jeff Rients, Presenting: "Engagement and Assessment with Student Daybooks", 1pm-3pm
Mar. 27 DEHP: Registration Begins for Fall Session
Mar. 30 Last Day to Withdrawal without Academic Penalty
Apr. 1 - Apr. 7 Spring Break - No Classes
Apr. 28 Second Annual Honors Recognition Luncheon for Graduating Honors Scholars
May 1 Last Day of Classes

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