KSU Day at the Capitol


Black and Gold pride celebrated under the Gold Dome   Click here to watch the video Click the…

Georgia (Mar 27, 2015)

Black and Gold pride celebrated under the Gold Dome
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KENNESAW, Ga. (March 26, 2015) — Black and gold were the colors of the day at Georgia’s Capitol Wednesday as faculty, staff, students, alumni and others celebrated Kennesaw State University’s inaugural “Day at the Capitol” event in Atlanta.
Members of the Cobb Legislative Delegation were on hand to celebrate and offer congratulations to President Daniel S. Papp, who was invited to the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate sessions as they presented Kennesaw State with resolutions in recognition of the event.
“Now therefore be it resolved by the Senate that the members of this body recognize March 25, 2015 as Kennesaw State University Day at the state Capitol and commend Kennesaw State University for its role in enhancing higher education and being an invaluable partner to the community of Cobb County,” the resolution read.
With the 36-member Men’s Ensemble, directed by Leslie Blackwell, singing in the Rotunda, the resolution unanimously passed.
In addition to the Men’s Ensemble, who performed the KSU Fight Song on the steps of the Rotunda, the day included appearances by Kennesaw State’s mascot Scrappy, KSU cheerleaders, and members of the Formula SAE team, who displayed their award-winning vehicle outside the Gold Dome.
Kennesaw State’s Culinary and Hospitality Services prepared a feast of treats from the university’s nationally-recognized farm-to-table culinary program.
The most popular draw for legislators, Capitol visitors and school children alike, however, was Sturgis, the university’s first live owl mascot.
The event was one the university’s first public outings as a consolidated university. In January, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the consolidation of Kennesaw State with Southern Polytechnic State University, now referred to as the “Marietta campus.” The yearlong process culminates when classes begin this fall and the two Cobb County-based institutions begin operating as a fully consolidated institution.
Kennesaw State student and Vice President of the University’s Student Government Association Khylil Chestnut said that he was excited about attending the inaugural event.
“Seeing the sea of black and gold inside the Gold Dome was an incredible sight and made me proud to attend Kennesaw State University,” he said.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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