Student Success Comes from Teamwork

 

We are always encouraged by our students' ability to achieve success, both in the classroom and in other areas of university life. Academically, this is evident through class and other engaged learning opportunities where student success is demonstrated by the group effort. But there are also opportunities outside the classroom where our students are learning the importance of teamwork and how to collaborate to achieve a successful outcome.

For example, our student-athletes have shown what it takes to compete at the highest levels.

After winning the ASUN conference championship, the KSU women's volleyball team is taking their success on the road this week as one of the elite field of 64 teams in the 2019 NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Owls will square off against Western Kentucky in the first round on Dec. 5.

Also this week, the Kennesaw State football team is advancing to the second round of the FCS Playoffs. In their third straight year competing in the national playoffs, the Owls beat Wofford this past weekend and, in the process, broke a record for the most wins (48) by a start-up program in its first five years. KSU will face Weber State in round two on Dec. 7.

But teamwork goes beyond just the athletic field. Students in the College of the Arts will come together to perform at elite levels as artists in two upcoming events. On Friday evening (Dec. 6), the KSU Symphony Orchestra, the KSU Wind Ensemble, and several of the KSU choirs together will perform at the School of Music's sold-out Holiday Concert. Then on Sunday, Dec. 8, students in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies will use their talents to help other students in their Holiday Benefit Performance. All proceeds from this event benefit theatre and performance studies majors pursuing an upcoming study abroad program. 

These students, in both the arts and athletics, are shining examples of how success comes to KSU when we work together as a team.

Pamela Whitten

President

Written By Whitten

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