Fall 2012

2012 Election Viewing Party Terminus LGBT Plaza
Constitution Day Diversity Plaza GSU Vs TN Viewing Party
Blue at the Zoo

Where will you be on Election Night 2012? Come watch the 2012 election results live in the Courtyard! CNN will be on-site to record video of the GSU community’s reactions to the election results. Attendees are asked to wear GSU or political-party affiliation apparel.
Enjoy free food and patriotic giveaways and cast a mock vote for this historic presidential race, which several national polls have touted as one of the closest races in recent history. Results of the mock election will be announced toward the end of the evening. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to share the reasons why this election has been meaningful to them in an “open mic” type format.

This event is co-sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Supported by Student Activity Fees.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
7-10 p.m.
Courtyard
Student Center next to Food Court

Free Event! No Ticket Required.


Come experience art, music, poetry and comedy at this “On the Edge” Homecoming 2012 event featuring student artists, music performers, student comedy and spoken word.

Tickets are available for purchase at:
Campus Tickets beside the Bookstore in the University Center
Rialto Center for the Arts (on event day only)
• GSU Students, Faculty and Staff: $5
• General Admission: $15

* One student ticket per GSU student. Panther ID required at time of purchase and at the door. GSU students may purchase one additional ticket at GSU guest price.

This event is sponsored by Campus Events and Spotlight Programs Board.
Supported by Student Activity Fees.

Art • Poetry • Music • Comedy
Featuring Comedian DeRay Davis from “Jumping the Broom” and “Barbershop” 1 & 2
Friday, October 19, 2012
8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Rialto Center for the Arts

For more information, please contact Campus Events at 404-413-1857 or Spotlight Programs Board at 404-413-1610.
Download Fact Sheet.


In honor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History Month, we gladly present the LGBT Celebration Plaza featuring Alliance. Plaza Days highlight a diverse range of music and entertainment from rock bands and hip-hop to classical performers. If youʼd like to perform, contact the Campus Events Music Director by email or phone at 404-413-1857.

Supported by Student Activity Fees.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
12:15-1 p.m.
Library Plaza

Free Event! No Ticket Required. Open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.


We are proud to live in a country that is based on our constitutional rights. Celebrate National Constitution Day with Campus Events and the Student Government Association. The event will feature guest speaker Judge Bridgette Campbell of the Cobb County State Court. Judge Campbell is the first African American judge to be appointed by a governor in the state of Georgia. She was appointed by former Governor Roy Barnes.
Special guests will include SGA President Marcus Kernizan and 2012 GSU Idol Ariana Jones.

Supported by Student Activity Fees.
Keynote Speaker: Judge Bridgette Campbell, Cobb County State Court
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
12-1 p.m.
Speaker’s Auditorium, Student Center

Free Event! No Ticket Required. Open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.
Download Judge Bridgette Campbell biography


Enjoy performances at this Diversity Plaza by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company, African Student Association dancers and the GSU Salsa Club while eating lunch or hanging out between classes.

Plaza Days highlight a diverse range of music and entertainment from rock bands and hip-hop to classical performers.

If youʼd like to perform, contact the Campus Events Music Director by email or phone at 404-413-1857.

Supported by Student Activity Fees.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:15-1 p.m.
Unity Plaza

Free Event! No Ticket Required. Open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.


Come dressed in Panther blue and cheer on the GSU Panthers as they go head-to-head with the SEC Tennessee Volunteers. Enjoy tailgate games, giveaways, prizes and a performance by Frenchy. Tailgate food will be served, but don’t forget to bring your own folding chair or blanket.

Supported by Student Activity Fees.
GSU vs. Tennessee Viewing Party
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Kickoff is at 4 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom

Free Event! No Ticket Required. Open to all students, faculty, staff and the public.


Come join Campus Events and Spotlight Programs Board as we paint Zoo Atlanta BLUE! After closing for the day on September 7, Zoo Atlanta will re-open its gates for the GSU community for its inaugural Blue at the Zoo event. Students, faculty, staff and guests will have the zoo to themselves for a private event that will include music, food, face painting, stilt walkers and much more! Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can catch a lasting memory with GSU’s own mascot, Pounce!

Supported by Student Activity Fees.
· GSU Students: $5
· Guests and Children*: $10
*Children 2 and under are FREE
Tickets are available for purchase at:
Campus Tickets beside the Bookstore in the University Center
After 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7, tickets will only be available at Zoo Atlanta.
· Non-refundable / rain or shine event
· Ticket only valid during GSU special event
· All Zoo Atlanta policies apply.
Friday, September 7, 2012
5:30-10 p.m.
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

This event is open to GSU students, faculty, staff and their guests.


Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will bring her audience into the world of the chimpanzees and share information about the work of the Institute, a global leader in innovative conservation, environmental and humanitarian programs. She will also discuss the current threats facing the planet and her reasons for hope in these complex times.
In July 1960, Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals. The Jane Goodall Institute continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program.
This event is free, no ticket required, and open to all students, faculty, staff and the public. All guests are encouraged to arrive early for seats. Once the Ballroom is full, guests will be directed to the Speaker’s Auditorium for viewing via live feed.

Photo by Michael Neugebauer. Please note: Dr. Goodall does not handle wild chimpanzees. This orphan chimp lives at a sanctuary.

Supported by Student Activity Fees.
An Afternoon with Jane Goodall
Monday, October 8, 2012
3 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
Followed by Book Signing
Download Jane Goodall’s Biography

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