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Exciting Things Going on at KSU This Month

April 12, 2016

KSU Student Led TEDx 2016

For the second year, Kennesaw State University’s student-led TEDx 2016 will feature more than a dozen students, faculty and staff presenting a TED-like experience that includes live entertainment, dynamic speakers and videos to spark discussions and connections with the community. TEDx 2016, an offshoot of the popular TED Talks held around the country, will be held Saturday, April 16, in the Sturgis Library. Hosted by Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Michael L. Sanseviro, the theme of the all-day event is “The Unknown.”

WHAT: An exploration of “The Unknown” is the theme of TEDx 2016, an all-day annual event organized by Kennesaw State University students to share thought-provoking ideas and live entertainment. Registration, which includes food, beverages and goody bags, is $15. Click here to register by April 13.


Kevin Gecowets, director, Center for University Learning: Dealing with constant change

Robin Mathis, lecturer, School of Communication and Media: When doing your job feels wrong

Ryder Deaton, student, Bachelor’s in Business and Engineering: Updates to renewable energy sources

Margarert Edinburgh, student, Master in Integrative Studies: Rejuvenating and encouraging our elders

Karen Hypolite, assistant professor of chemistry, College of Science and Mathematics: S.T.E.M. pathways to reveal the unknown


C. Dupe, an Atlanta-based hip-hop artist, who has performed at Apache Café

Bandi Orchestra, whose unique sound incorporates such genres as classical, Latin, West African and Persian

Shawn Allison, a Kennesaw magician whose best magic trick is changing someone’s perspective on life

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 9:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: KSU Horace W. Sturgis Library, 385 Cobb Ave., Kennesaw, Ga. 30144

Parking will be available at the KSU Visitors Lot. For directions and a campus map, visit:   For more information TEDx 2016, please go to
Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Professional Certificate Program

KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education’s Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Professional certificate program begins April 14. This course is recommended for accounting, treasury and financial analysts, CFOs, consultants, students with an interest in finance and business-related fields, and others in similar professions. Financial Acumen and Financial Analysis are key components to this course.

The course will be taught by Chris Grier, head of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Arby’s Restaurant Group. He said, “This program will help set yourself apart from other corporate finance professionals. In this class, you’ll learn the latest best practices for analyzing trends, building forecasts and creating financial models. Not only will this course enhance your skills to transform your organization’s data into relevant, actionable recommendations, it will prepare you for AFP’s new Certified Corporate FP&A Professional™ credential exam.”

Professional development is essential, and companies benefit immensely from a well-equipped team. For more information, visit or call 470-578-6765.

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