Gov. Sonny Perdue declares Diversity Month

As part of Kennesaw State University’s 40th anniversary celebration‚ Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has…

Georgia (Mar 15, 2004) — Gov. Sonny Perdue declares Diversity Month

Karen Kennedy


As part of Kennesaw State University’s 40th anniversary celebration‚ Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has declared March 16−April 13 as Diversity Month in Georgia.

The Student Diversity Task Force‚ in conjunction with Interim Vice President for Diversity & Human Resources Flora Devine‚ has organized the 2004 Celebration of Diversity: The KSU Experience‚ a month of activities celebrating Diversity Month.

“The purpose of Diversity Month‚” said Devine‚ “is to celebrate the diversity on our campus and to educate our students for a world lived in common.”

The Diversity Month events sponsored by the Student Diversity Task Force are:

Diversity Month Organizational Fair
Tuesday‚ March 16‚ 11 a.m.−3 p.m.
Student Center Patio
The task force‚ plus other student organizations‚ will set up tables to promote diversity.

The African American Read−In
Thursday‚ March 18‚ 11 a.m.−2 p.m.
Fireside Lounge/Leadership Room
Faculty‚ staff and students will read and discuss African−American literature.

Adult Learner Resolution (traveling to the Capitol)
Tuesday‚ March 23‚ 8:30 a.m.−3 p.m.
Faculty‚ staff and students are invited to travel to the Capitol for the signing of the Adult Learner Day Resolution. Dr. Betty L. Siegel will address the Legislature.

Interfaith Dialogue
Friday‚ March 26‚ 9 a.m.− noon
BB 132
A discussion of different religious beliefs by students and faculty members.

Faculty−Student Diversity Dialogue
Tuesday‚ April 6‚ 12:30 p.m.−2 p.m.
Leadership Room
Students and faculty will discuss diversity.

Faculty Showcase
Thursday‚ April 8‚ 12:30 p.m.−2 p.m.
BB 137
Faculty members will share personal stories of diversity.

Global Music Carnival
Saturday‚ April 10‚ noon−5 p.m.
Campus Green

State Dinner
Tuesday‚ April 13 (7:30 reception and 8 dinner)
KSU Center Room 400
The task force will recognize different people who promote and support diversity.

Zion Day @ Zion Baptist Church
Sunday‚ April 18
Faculty‚ staff and students are invited to spend Sunday at Zion Baptist Church in Marietta.

Shout! Spoken Word
Tuesday‚ April 20‚ 6 p.m.−8 p.m.
Leadership Room
Students will recite poetry.

Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Mini−Symposium
Wednesday‚ April 21‚ 8:45 a.m.−12:45 p.m.
University Room B

The following events are also part of Diversity Month and are sponsored by the groups listed.

Diversity Communication Workshop
Tuesday‚ March 16‚ 12:15−2 p.m.
Location TBA

Philosophy Lecture−Dr. Xinyan Jiang
Thursday‚ March 18‚ 12:30 p.m.
BB 150
Sponsored by PSA

Safe Spaces Training
Friday‚ March 19‚ 10 a.m.−3 p.m.
KH 1102
Sponsored by GLSA

Building a Community
Every Saturday for nine weeks
8 a.m.−5 p.m.
Habitat Site
Sponsored by Presidential Fellows

KSU Celebrity Softball Game
Saturday‚ March 20‚ noon−4 p.m.
Intramural Field
Sponsored by AASA

Multicultural Wedding Reception
Saturday‚ March 20‚ 2−10 p.m.
Student Center Dining
Sponsored by ALSO

Theatrical Performance: Stop Kiss
Tuesday‚ March 23−Saturday‚ March 28‚ 8 p.m.
Stillwell Theater

Women of Color: A Formula for Success
Tuesday‚ March 23‚ 7 p.m.
Leadership Room
Sponsored by AASA

Philosophy Lecture−Dr. Robert Buswell
Thursday‚ March 25‚ 12:30 p.m.
BB 151
Sponsored by PSA

Philosophy Lecture−Dr. Laurel Kendall
Monday‚ March 29‚ 12:30 p.m.
HU 102
Sponsored by PSA

Thinking About Terrorism−Panel Discussions
Tuesday‚ March 30‚ 12:30 p.m.
BB 151
Sponsored by PSA

Intercultural Fashion Show
Tuesday‚ March 30‚ 7 p.m.
University Rooms A−E
Sponsored by NAACP

Peace By Peace Festival
Thursday‚ April 1−Sunday‚ April 4
Morehouse College

Community Builders Prize Award Ceremony
Saturday‚ March 3‚ 6 p.m.
King Chapel‚ Morehouse College

Philosophy Lecture−Dr. Roger Ames
Thursday‚ April 8‚ 12:30 p.m.
BB 151
Sponsored by PSA

Art Show (J. Blinkhorn & K. Holland)
Tuesday‚ April 13‚ 3−5 p.m.
Wednesday‚ April 14‚ 3−5 p.m.
University Rooms A‚ B & C
Sponsored by ABLE

Diversity: A Status Quo
Thursday‚ April 15‚ 12:30−1:30 p.m.
Leadership Room
Sponsored by AMSA

Freedom Fund Banquet
Thursday‚ April 22‚ 8 p.m.
University Rooms
Sponsored by NAACP

GLBT Summit
Saturday‚ April 24‚ 10 a.m.−4 p.m.
University Rooms
Sponsored by GLSA

ACTSO Competition
Saturday‚ April 24‚ 10 a.m.−4 p.m.
Humanities 102
Sponsored by NAACP

For more information on diversity at KSU‚ visit the diversity Web site at


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