Fiftieth anniversary of KSU this week

October 7, 2013 by  

After a great deal of planning, meetings, and event organising – and naturally, poster, banner, flyer and all kinds of other stationery printing – Kennesaw State University will this week launch its 50th anniversary celebrations.

For some time now, officials at KSU have been scheduling a varied selection of events to mark the momentous occasion.

One of the highlights will be the ground-breaking ceremony for the new student recreation and activities center. Built for a total cost of just under $39 million, the new center is expected to be a fantastic addition to the school.

Another highlight will be the address by the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Secretary G. Wayne Clough is presently slated to give his keynote speech as part of a campus-wide symposium on Thursday, October 10. The subject of the address will be the future of public education in the United States of America.

The address by secretary Clough will be followed by a panel session.

Chaired by Hank Huckaby, the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, the panel will discuss points made by Clough. However, its focus will be much closer to home.

It is understood that the panel will zone in on the future of education in Georgia and the southeastern states.

The celebration – which KSU officials have christened ‘Founders Week’ – will run from today, Monday October 7, through Friday October 11. The overall theme for the event is ‘Celebrating Our Past, Igniting Our Future’.

Still a comparatively young university, KSU has grown to be Georgia’s third largest in its first 50 years, and now educates nearly 25,000 students from over 130 countries.