Going for the gold

The typical day at the office usually doesn’t involve cheering‚ water balloon tossing or fun outdoor competition.

Georgia (May 11, 2006) — A typical day at the office doesn’t usually involve cheering‚ water balloon tossing or other fun outdoor competition.

But for some staff members‚ Wednesday was anything but typical as the Campus Green played host to the 3rd Annual KSU Owlympics.

“Owlympics brings staff together for a fun and exciting time to help build morale on campus‚ as well as to help make new friends‚” said Staff Council member Sarah Brooks.

The competition included challenges such as the water balloon toss‚ tug−of−war and the six−legged race. Despite the cloudy weather‚ spectators came out to cheer on their favorite teams from the sidelines with signs and pom−poms.

The Owlympics gold medal went to the “Arts Men” and the Sportsmanship Award‚ which included an ice cream party for the whole team‚ was given to the “Masters of Education.”


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu