Highlights of Recent Events

The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens


This November, Alumni and friends chartered a bus for the annual Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens. Tents and lawn chairs lined the fences along the rolling hills of Southwest Georgia. It was a beautiful day at the races; we had a great space at the Start Rail, and we were able to see the final stretch of all the races. The usual price was well over $100 per person, but we were able to secure a special price for our alumni - just $35 for transportation, parking and entrance into the Steeplechase.

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KSU Day at the Braves, 2013

Over 1500 alumni, students, faculty/staff and their families & friends descended upon Turner Field to witness the Braves bid for the National League East Division. The Braves were in first place ahead of the Washington Nationals by 11 games, and there was excitement in the air. Droves of Owls in bright yellow t-shirts rounded the clay field in the prime position for the pregame outfield parade.  Winning 2-1, a confident Braves team glided easily towards the division title on this perfect September evening.

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KSU Night with the Hawks, 2013


Scrappy posed with KSU alumni, students, families and friends before the game at Philips Arena on February 8, 2013. Sadly, the Hawks lost to the New Orleans Hornets, but a new tradition for KSU was begun with all tickets sold out in record time.

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Networking and Bowling at Brunswick Zone


KSU Alumni enjoyed a summer night by cosmic bowling with their friends and family at Brunswick Zone XL.  The fun atmosphere led to many intriguing networking conversations.  Serving as a great way to let off some steam from a long week at work, the Alumni had a great time under the cosmic lights.

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens


On a beautiful Spring day in April, alumni, faculty/staff and their families spent a lazy afternoon exploring the Atlanta Botanical Gardens after having lunch at the Alumni House.  Favorites include the Orchid House, tropical frogs and the children's splashing fountain. 
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Night at the Museum

Review by Robert Cairns:

Thanks for the wonderful event we had last night.      The exhibits were very informative, and tied-into the books and manuscripts so well!  It was also obvious that the Curators and speakers have a passion for the history and knowledge presented, and an enthusiasm for sharing it, and presenting it in a creative way!

Touring the Rare Book rooms was simply an incredible experience.  Learning the history of the rooms, the painstaking detail to re-create a 18th century personal library, and the items that further educated us on the theme of the exhibit was a perfect ending to a perfect night.

Thanks, again, for this wonderful experience. (I posted a link a Facebook!).

Robert Cairns, KSU Alumnus, MBA 1987.

 

Shakespeare Tavern

Our 2012 first quarter Evening with the Arts was at the New American Shakespeare Tavern. For just $30, alumni and guests joined us for light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the Alumni House and a chartered bus into Atlanta to see the sold out show, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Shakespeare Tavern. Door to door service on a "Big Owl Bus" is really the way to enjoy a Saturday night in Atlanta. The Tavern was packed with people, including children who were just as delighted by the comedy as the adults. The superb acting made the words of Shakespeare quite accessible to our ears. Food and beverages were available for purchase before the performance and at intermission.

Masquerade in the
Moonlight

Barnsley Gardens were rockin' Saturday night.
KSU Alumni and guests filled the ruins of the Barnsley house with dancing, mischief and spooky fun.
A dj, fortune teller and beautiful and creative costumes were the night's entertainment. 
It was a brisk October evening, and all enjoyed the outdoor heaters and roaring fires, not to mention the cash bar.

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