Social Sciences Building officially dedicated
KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov 13, 2007) — The new Social Sciences building at Kennesaw State University was officially dedicated today in a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by College and University Administrators, State Senators, community members, and representatives from the companies involved in the construction of the building. The new building has been in use since January, but the official dedication was delayed until the stone sculpture known as "Spaceship Earth" could be restored following its collapse in December. Welcoming speeches were given by Dr. Lendley Black, Dr. Wes Wicker, and the College's dean, Dr. Richard Vengroff. The guest speaker was Mr. Ray Anderson, who was recently selected by Time magazine as an international hero for environmental issues. He touched on the life of David Brower, the environmentalist depicted on the sculpture in front of the new building. Dean Vengroff and Dr. Black focused on what this building means to KSU and thanked all the men and women who helped bring the building to fruition.
Some highlights of the new environmentally friendly Social Sciences Building are its LEED Silver certification, 38 high-tech classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, five research centers, five project centers, 120 faculty and department offices, and a café in the lobby. It is also the largest classroom building at Kennesaw State University.