School of the Arts gala kicks off KSU’s 40th anniversary celebration

The School of the Arts (SOTA) is hosting its second annual gala April 5 to benefit student scholarships‚ a lecture series and other arts programs. Last year’s "An Italian Affair" raised more than $100‚000 – a record amount for any Kennesaw State University event.

Georgia (Feb 17, 2003) — The School of the Arts (SOTA) is hosting its second annual gala April 5 to benefit student scholarships‚ a lecture series and other arts programs. Last year’s "An Italian Affair" raised more than $100‚000 – a record amount for any Kennesaw State University event.



Once again‚ a committee of volunteers led by Fred and Jane Bentley‚ and Jack and Leone Hinzman is planning a fun and elegant evening of dinner and dancing with silent and live auctions. This year‚ the event decor will have a 1960s theme to celebrate KSU’s founding during that decade.



The committee is also adding special SOTA touches that will make the evening memorable – so don’t be surprised if you spot a few ‘60s celebs in the crowd or see a vintage T−Bird or two on the way to the ballroom.



Sponsors and auction donors include the Cobb Galleria Centre‚ Bentley‚ Bentley & Bentley‚ Mini Maid Services Inc.‚ Marietta Daily Journal‚ Color Wise Inc.‚ Carraba's Italian Grill‚ C & S Paving‚ Cox Printing‚ Hall Printing‚ La Paz‚ The Facility Group and Arcadis‚ Geraghty & Miller.



"We were pleased that dozens of faculty and staff members attended last year when we honored Betty and Joel Siegel‚" said Joseph Meeks‚ dean of the School of the Arts. "This year‚ the event will kick off the university's 40th anniversary celebration by honoring the university's founders and alumni."



Tickets are $150 per person. Tables for 10 may be purchased for $1‚250.



For more information‚ visit the benefit Web site at http://www.kennesaw.edu/arts/benefit or call the School of the Arts at 770−499−3417.





A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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