June 25, 2020
University News
Engineering professors collaborate with Wellstar to decontaminate N95 respirator masks
Faced with a shortage of N95 respirator masks amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a team of KSU engineers assisted Wellstar Health System nurse leaders, operations, facility engineering, sterile processing and a project manager in developing an operational plan for their newly built UVGI room to decontaminate masks for reuse.  READ MORE
KSU Prosthetics Research Helps Children Adapt Earlier
New research from Mark Geil, chair of KSU’s Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management and a professor of exercise science  shows how a “Early Knee” prosthetic can help children adapt at an earlier age.
Improving Autonomous Vehicle Infrastructure
Assistant professor of civil engineering Mahyar Amirgholy is involved in several research efforts seeking to address the cooperative control of autonomous vehicles and how the cities of tomorrow can optimize their roadways to improve traffic flow. 
Alumni News
Words from the Wise
Owl Nation - We want to hear from you! Help inspire the Class of 2020 by sharing your congratulations, wise words of advice, well wishes and encouragement here.
Scholarship established in honor of late alumnus
Allen Brooks, president of ServIT, has established a scholarship in honor of a KSU alumnus John Boyko (B.S. Marketing, ’07) who made a lasting impact on Brooks and his company. 
KSU alum aspires to meet mental health needs in rural communities
Austin Peek, (B.S. Psychology ’20) Kennesaw State University alumnus knows first-hand the importance of mental health resources being available in small, rural communities, and he plans to help address that need through a career as a clinical mental health counselor
KSU alums help create COVID-19 tests
Rebekah Henneborn, Mary Katherine Grimes and Kristina Palermino-Rowland, recently started working at Ipsum Diagnostics in Sandy Springs, an anatomical and clinical pathology laboratory that has an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to produce tests for the novel coronavirus. 
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For the Fans
Owls Dominate Big South All-Decade Team Read More
Class Notes
Ms. Suzette Pinnock (International Affairs ’04)
Graduated with (second) Masters in Special Education and Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, May 2020. She earned (first) Master’s in Government with Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, December 2019.
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"An Update on
Fall 2020 Return to Campus"

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Recently, Kennesaw State University launched the Moving Forward fund to support students who have experienced financial challenges amid the coronavirus outbreak. The new fund provides financial support specifically to keep KSU students in school and on the path toward earning their degrees. Over the past two months, the University has received more than 3,000 applications from students needing this assistance, with more coming in daily. If you would like to support our students as they navigate these difficult times, please make a gift to Moving Forward today. 
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