The Green & Gold are set to take the stage at the Capitol on Thursday. It’s going to be an exciting evening for all KSU students.
As a part of this event, we’ve teamed up with Joshua Wendling, Marketing Manager for Culinary and Hospitality Services, to give students a tour of The Commons dining hall.
Student Government Association
On a day stuffed with school children, feted fraternities, standout youth sports teams and thousands of Georgians of all ages, Kennesaw State University’s black and gold stood out as the star of the show. That was the case during the KSU Student Government Association’s inaugural Green & Gold Day set at the Capitol, an event designed to demonstrate the school’s growing role as one of the state’s premier universities.
The Green & Gold Day was a big success. A number of high-profile officials, faculty and students made the trip in a variety of ways, including the most impressive of all: a photo op with Governor Nathan Deal.
Among the most memorable experiences of the day was a tour of the state’s largest building, the Capitol. The impressive new building is the state’s premier office complex, encompassing a massive array of offices that include the legislature and executive branch.
The other notable student government event of the day was a reception held in the Capitol’s most impressive lobby, aptly named the state’s new state room. The state room features a sleek design, impressive decor and state-of-the-art technology that aims to enhance student life on campus. The state room also hosts a number of meetings and events throughout the year, ranging from academic and athletic events to cultural and political affairs.
The Green Umbrella, a student organization that aims to bring together all sustainability groups on campus, helped organize the event. Students were invited to attend from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and check out how they can live more sustainably. The Green Umbrella has also been working on a sustainability website to help students find more information about the movement.
Other student organizations set up tables outside of Parks Library to show off their projects. The student organizations included a club devoted to the study of music, the student government association, the Women’s Studies program and an organization geared towards sustainable living.
One student group that focuses on climate change and community service is called UnTextbooked, created by Jana Amin ’21 and Will Bourell ’23. They recorded a podcast that explores historical moments and how they can affect today’s world.
Another student group is a choir that explores the human condition. They wrote and rehearsed a song called “The Light” that delivers an inspirational and urgent message.
The students rehearsed the piece over Zoom and they will perform it in the spring. They have a strong bond with the song and they hope to make it an annual event.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in an organization and learn new skills. Whether it’s working on a team, planning events or learning how to give back to the community, student organizations are an excellent way to develop the skills that employers look for.
In addition, they are a great way to meet new people and develop leadership skills. In order to become an effective member of a student organization, you need to be willing to work hard and take on responsibility.
Many student organizations offer free memberships for students who join. In the spirit of giving back, they often sponsor fundraisers or volunteer opportunities to help people in their communities.
If you are interested in joining a student group, contact the Student Life Office to learn more. There are more than 600 student organizations, including Greek, academic, religious, social, recreational and multicultural groups to choose from.
The Golden Flashes are ready to set the stage for Green & Gold Day on Thursday at the Capitol. The annual event showcases KSU athletics and allows fans to show off their fandom with the purchase of Golden Flashes merchandise, as well as take part in activities like an ice skating competition, hockey game or broomball.
The school’s athletic program began in 1920 with a football team and the “field band.” Today, it boasts 19 Division I varsity sports in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). There are also a number of intramurals and recreational and wellness programs available to KSU students and their families.
Kennesaw State Athletics has been a powerhouse at the NCAA Division I level for 15 years now. During that time, the Owls have amassed 45 ASUN Conference championships and two Big South Conference titles.
Since the transition to Division I, the Owls have won eight national titles and over 60 team championships. From the classroom to the competition, the Owls have made a commitment to preparing their student-athletes for a successful future.
In the fall of 2021, Kennesaw State student-athletes continued their strong academic standing and posted at least a 3.13 grade-point average in 13 of 18 sports. In addition to the success of their athletic careers, they remained dedicated to their studies and continued to give back in their community.
As one of the top collegiate athletic programs in the country, KSU has consistently produced top-tier student-athletes who have been named All-Americans and Academic All-Americans for their individual and team performances. Additionally, the department has worked to strengthen their academic-athletic partnerships and programming through initiatives such as the Ike and Letty Evans Student-Athlete Success Center and Powering Excellence.
The university’s athletic departments continue to grow and evolve, allowing them to offer more opportunities for students to compete. They have added an array of new club sports and intramurals, which allow KSU students to join together with others on campus who share similar interests or hobbies.
Among the more unique aspects of KSU’s athletic programs is its ability to offer premium seating at prices that are affordable for most students. Not only do these tickets provide a great value for students, but they also create a memorable experience for everyone who attends a game.
Kennesaw State’s black and gold stood out on Thursday as the campus community came together to highlight its achievements in front of thousands of Georgians at KSU Green & Gold Day set at the Capitol. The event featured an early morning reception, a presentation of resolutions in both the Senate and House of Representatives and a photo op with Gov. Nathan Deal.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni were also given the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of activities related to KSU’s ongoing commitment to government relations. One of the most notable events was the reception that took place in the Senate Chamber, where members of the Legislature joined Kennesaw State President Kevin Johnson, vice presidents, deans and administrators to welcome a steady stream of visitors to KSU.
The event served as a forum for the students and administration to meet with legislators, both in person and via video conferencing, about issues related to education and public service. It was also a chance to showcase the wide range of activities and services that KSU has to offer.
Throughout the event, representatives from both the House and Senate stopped by to greet KSU guests. Senators Lindsey Tippins, Bruce Thompson, Jeff Mullis and Fran Millar, and Reps Bert Reeves and Stacey Evans all stopped by the event to greet students and give them a chance to speak with their constituents about the work that they do at KSU.
Another event was the Capitol Art Exhibition, an annual student art show in honor of National Youth Art Month. The exhibition will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature works of art created by preK-college students across the state.
A third event was the KSU Spring Game, a special game that will be played at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Friday, April 15. All seating will be behind the sideline and admission is free.
Despite the current scrutiny of the KSU, there is a fear among coaches and parents that any negative attention that comes their way could result in revenge from powerbrokers who abused the sport in South Korea. The father of the country’s greatest sporting defector, Ahn Hyun-soo, has told Reuters that his son had been shunned and bullied by rival Korean teams and that this poisonous atmosphere prompted his decision to switch to Russia.