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By Anna Tucker

Great opportunities abound at KSU during the month of October.

Lecture: Incitement and Terrorism — Challenges and Responses

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public
KSU Social Sciences Auditorium, Room 1021
1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw

Kennesaw State University invites you to attend the 3rd Annual Paul and Beverly Radow Lecture on Jewish Life for a discussion about the contemporary challenges of terrorism. Many people, including reporters, politicians and commentators, focus on the incident itself and its aftermath. In his lecture, Dr. Friedmann investigates the importance of context and understanding motives that drive terrorists. In doing so, Dr. Friedmann invites attendees to explore the ideology of terrorism and examine ways to challenge its incitement.

About the Speaker
Dr. Robert R. Friedmann is founding director of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange and Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. He was the Distinguished Chair of Public Safety Partnerships (2007-2010) and served as Chair (1989-2002) of the Criminal Justice Department at Georgia State University.

About the Series
Natives of Brooklyn, Paul and Beverly Radow were married for over 65 years, raised 3 children, and instilled in them a love for humankind by encouraging each of them to help repair the world. This lecture series is sponsored by their son, Norman Radow, former chairman of the KSU Foundation and president and CEO of RADCO, a real estate development company. Funded by Norman Radow and co-sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books.

Calligraphy Workshop at the Bentley Museum

Thursday, October 26, 2017
10:30 a.m.–12 noon
Free and open to the public | No reservations required
KSU Bentley Rare Book Museum
Sturgis Library, Ground Floor
385 Cobb Avenue, Kennesaw

The Bentley Rare Book Museum invites you to join a calligraphy demonstration on October 26. Curator Dr. Julia Skinner will perform a live calligraphy demonstration as she talks about the process of making manuscript books. Handmade calligraphy magnets are available as take-home gifts for visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Be sure to join us for our monthly open houses each Thursday to learn about a new collection from our Curator Emeritus, Robert Williams. You can find a full schedule at

KSU History Museum's 10th Annual 1940s Swing Dance

Saturday, November 4, 2017
7–10 p.m.
Open to the public | No reservations required
Free admission with the donation of one non-perishable food item
Museum of History and Holocaust Education
KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw

The 10th Annual Swing Dance is coming up Saturday, November 4 at the KSU Center! We will commemorate the 1940s era with an evening of dancing to the live Big Band tunes of the Peachtree Jazz Edition’s 18-piece orchestra. The program supports Feed the Future, a KSU C.A.R.E. initiative to assist students in need; bring a non-perishable food item for donation to receive free admission!

Event highlights include:

  • Big Band music by the Peachtree Jazz Edition
  • Swing dance lessons (7 p.m.)
  • 1940s-style photo shoot
  • Refreshments and costume contest

Join in the fun by wearing 1940s attire! (not required)

For more information, please visit

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