Kennesaw State Finalizes Anniversary Plans
Kennesaw State University unveils 50th Anniversary logo, magazine; finalizes plans for “Founders Week”
Week includes keynote by Smithsonian Institution head and former Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough
- “My Orange Duffel Bag,” will feature a presentation by author and motivational speaker Sam Bracken, who after a traumatic childhood, turned his life around and became a college football standout and Georgia Tech graduate. Bracken will be joined by legendary Coach Bill Curry. This convocation is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m., in the University’s Convocation Center.
- Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and former Georgia Tech President Dr. G. Wayne Clough will deliver the keynote address, “The Future of American Public Higher Education,” at a campus-wide symposium titled, “Higher Education: The Next 50 Years.” Following Clough’s address, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby will chair a panel of top higher education leaders, including Dr. Mark Becker, president of Georgia State University; Dr. Renva Watterson, president of Georgia Highlands College; and Dr. Arthur Dunning, professor and senior research fellow in the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama. The panel will examine “The Future Of Public Higher Education In Georgia and the Southeast.” The event is set for Thursday, Oct. 10, at 9:30 a.m., at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
- “The Evolution of Inclusion at Kennesaw State University,” a panel discussion facilitated by President Papp and the University’s Chief Diversity Officer, Erik Malewski, will engage the campus community in a conversation about the changes that have taken place at the University over the past five decades. The event is slated for Friday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m., in the Prillaman Hall Auditorium.
- Dr. Thomas A. Scott’s book launch and signing of “Kennesaw State University: The First Fifty Years, 1963-2013,” and the unveiling of the Kennesaw State Archives’ historical exhibit and website, “The Kennesaw State Spirit: KSU at 50.” This joint event is slated for Monday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Horace W. Sturgis Library;
- “Hoot-a-Palooza,” a community partner event at Town Center Mall celebrating Kennesaw State students, faculty and staff, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 5-8 p.m.;
- The groundbreaking for the renovation and expansion of Kennesaw State’s Horace W. Sturgis Library, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m.;
- The Founders Day Concert, featuring the Kennesaw State University Orchestra, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m., in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center;
- The groundbreaking for the brand-new, $38.7 million Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center, slated for Thursday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m.; and
- The week of activities will wrap up with a campus-wide “Celebration on the Green,” a gathering of the university’s faculty, staff, students and friends for food and fun on Friday afternoon, Oct. 11, at
- 3 p.m., on the Campus Green.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of 24,600 from 130 countries.