Fall 2013: Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

You have enjoyed our Evening with the Arts events in the past, and we hope you will be excited about our new KSU Alumni event, the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens.
For just $35, we'll leave on a chartered bus from the Alumni House #56 at 9 a.m. We have a great space at the Start Rail, just below where the races start. There are 2 great jumps there, and you will be looking down the final stretch. The usual price is well over $100 per person, but we have a special price for our alumni - just $35 for transportation, parking and entrance into the Steeplechase. You will be responsible for your own food, but food vendors will be plentiful. Lunch closes at 2 p.m. We return to the bus promptly at 4:45 p.m. so that we can be back at the Alumni House by 6:30 p.m. at the latest.
Other activities include Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping, Country’s BBQ, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Chick-fil-a at Taste of the Chase, Visit the Greyhounds, River City Model A Car Exhibit, Jack Russell Terrier Stakes Race, Hat Contest and much more! We have a limited number of spaces on the bus, so get your tickets now! Tickets can be mailed if you choose not to ride the bus.


Summer 2013: Hands On Cooking Class at Viking Store
June 22, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sold Out! For just $24.95, we'll have a hands on cooking class at the Viking Store in Midtown. The class stays in one room and you all cook your meal together under the guidance of a Chef. Cafe Italiano is the theme. At the end you'll all sit down to enjoy what you have just prepared. Parking is free. A wine and cheese party is included. Tickets are going fast!

Description:  Regular Hands On Cooking Class
The class stays in one room and you all cook your meal together. At the beginning, you are given a 10 -20 minute lesson in knife skills, sanitation, and kitchen etiquette. The group then cooks the meal together under the guidance of a Chef. At the end you all sit down to enjoy the what you have just prepared.

SPRING 2013: Celtic Woman, Dinner & Concert

April 30, 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. - SOLD OUT-

For just $24.95, alumni and guests dined at Gordon Biersch in the private loft and attended the Celtic Woman Concert at The Fabulous Fox Theatre.

“Singing songs of love, loss, hope and inspiration, Celtic Woman celebrates the emotional resonance of Ireland’s centuries-old musical and cultural heritage while taking advantage of the limitless options of state-of-the-art production. The result is a breathtaking musical and theatrical experience to be enjoyed by multiple generations of listeners.”

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Alumni, faculty/staff and their families joined us at the Alumni House for lunch and a trip to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 28. The cost was $20 per adult.  Lunch, shuttle and ticket were included. Exhibits showing were Garden Gates and Atlanta Blooms.

If you have an idea for an event, please call Jennie Kay Coleman at 770.423.6333.

Shakespeare Tavern: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, January 14, 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.


Our 2012 first quarter Evening with the Arts was at the Shakespeare Tavern. For just $30, alumni and their guests joined us for light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the Alumni House and a chartered bus into Atlanta to see A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Shakespeare Tavern. Seating was in the balcony with staircase access. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Shakespeare Tavern before the performance and at intermission.

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Past Evening with the Arts

Masquerade in the Moonlight

Saturday, October 29, 6 p.m. to midnight.

Our fourth quarter Evening with the Arts event will be at the historic haunted ruins of Barnsley Gardens Resort.

We'll meet in costume at the Alumni House at 6 p.m. to enjoy dinner and cocktails, then board a chartered bus to Barnsley Gardens for dancing and spooky fun.

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Friday Jazz at the High Museum

Friday, September 16, from 5:30 until 11 p.m.

Cocktails, jazz and some of the most important art of the 20th Century.

For just $20, we'll be enjoying light hors d’oeuvres at the Alumni House and a chartered bus ride to the High Museum. The cost of your ticket is included as well. Free parking is available at the houses adjacent to the Alumni House.

Friday's artist is Gary Motley. "Recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and the American Composers Forum, Gary Motley has been featured in Downbeat Magazine and on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland. His recording credits range from Russell Malone’s Black Butterfly to his most recent recording, Renaissance: A Tribute to Oscar Peterson. He has performed with Benny Golson, Eddie Daniels, Carmen Bradford, Kenny Barron, and Dave Brubeck, among others."

Tickets are just $20.00 each. Space is limited.

"The Color Purple" at the Fox Theatre-Highlights

On Saturday, June 18, at 8:00 p.m., The Fox Theatre presented "The Color Purple, The Musical About Love". Alumni and friends, many in cocktail attire or tuxes, met at The Alumni House and enjoyed cocktails and a seated buffet dinner. Then all boarded a chartered bus and were dropped off directly in front of the atrium of The Fox. The show included humor, love and at times, heartache. Our guests were able to meet a key cast member after the show. Tickets quickly sold out for this KSU Alumni Association event. 

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Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Road, MD #5600
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Alumni House Phone: 770-423-6333
Alumni House Fax: 770-499-3639
MAIN CAMPUS LINE: 770-423-6000