Founders Week Events 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013
All day event
KSU Main Campus
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Monday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. - 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.”

Location: Horace W. Sturgis Library

Tuesday, Oct. 8

11 a.m. -
Student Convocation: "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.
Location: Convocation Center

5 - 8 p.m. - “Hoot-a-Palooza,” a community partner event at Town Center Mall celebrating Kennesaw State students, faculty and staff/
Location: Town Center Mall

Wednesday, Oct. 9 - FOUNDERS DAY

1 p.m. - Groundbreaking for the renovation and expansion of Kennesaw State’s Horace W. Sturgis Library
Location: Horace W. Sturgis Library

8 p.m. - Founders Day Concert, featuring the Kennesaw State University Orchestra
Location: Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center

Thursday, Oct. 10

9:30 a.m. - Higher Education Symosium: “Higher Education: The Next 50 Years.” - 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 this campus-wide symposium. Following Clough’s address, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby will chair a panel of top higher education leaders, including Mark Becker, president of Georgia State University; Renva Watterson, president of Georgia Highlands College; and 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.”
Location: Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center

2 p.m. - Groundbreaking for the $38.7 million Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center
Location: Construction site of the Center

Friday, Oct. 11

1 p.m. - “The Evolution of Inclusion at Kennesaw State University,” a panel discussion facilitated by President Papp and the University’s Chief Diversity Officer, Erik Malewski, designed to engage the campus community in a conversation about the changes that have taken place at the University over the past five decades.
Location: Prillaman Hall Auditorium

 3 p.m. - “Celebration on the Green,” a gathering of the university’s faculty, staff, students and friends for food and fun
Location: Campus Green


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