Convocation Center opens with Community and Academic Symposium
The new Convocation Center opened the first week of April with a series of lectures and special events.
(May 2, 2005) — The new Convocation Center opened the first week of April with a series of lectures
and special events. Highlights from the 2005 Community and Academic Symposium included
University System of Georgia Chancellor Thomas Meredith and Gov. Sonny Perdue’s chief
of staff‚ John Watson‚ who both spoke at the convocation dedication ceremony. Other
featured speakers included Georgia author and storyteller Ferrol Sams‚ New York Times
White House correspondent Elizabeth Bumiller‚ Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist
for the Atlanta Journal−Constitution Mike Luckovich‚ special adviser to the United
Nations secretary−general on sport for peace and development and former president
of Switzerland Adolf Ogi‚ and City College of New York President Gregory Williams.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 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.