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Benefits Open Enrollment Workshop 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014
Tour of the campus and lunch at The Commons following the workshop.
R.S.V.P. to or call 470-578-7984 to let us know you are coming.

Human Resources representatives will be giving a presentation on changes in the benefits offered for the coming year and answering your questions concerning healthcare benefits.

This year, you do not have to select your benefits if you are not making any changes from last year. However, the changes in benefits are, in some cases, significant. The Retirees Association encourages you to join this workshop so you can make informed choices.

Following the meeting, we will board a B.O.B. bus to be treated to a tour highlighting changes to the campus including all the new facilities. We will stop at The Commons and enjoy a dutch-treat lunch together. We should be finished by 1:30pm.


Brunch on the Bricks 2014

KSU retirees and guests are cordially invited to the 2014 “Brunch on the Bricks” ceremony on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The program will begin promptly at 9:30 am at the Legacy Gazebo. Featured speakers Dr. Daniel Papp, president of KSU, and Dr. Harry Trendell, a recent retiree, will share updates about KSU and reminisce about the highlights of previous years at KSU. The program will include a special recognition for Tom Sirmon who chaired the committee that originally developed the Legacy Gazebo. Attendees will scatter rosemary in remembrance of retirees who have passed.

Following the program, we will move to the Student Center Leadership Room for brunch.

Parking will be available in the West Deck and the Visitors Parking lot. Come early and find your brick on the patio!

R.S.V.P. to or 470-578-7984 by Friday, October 10, to assure your seat.



As part of the AASCU American Democracy Project, KSU is promoting several programs this week aimed at increasing civic involvement.

You might be interested in the TurboVote CyberBlast initiative encouraging students, faculty and staff to sign up with TurboVote to make registering, changing addresses, getting reminders, or requesting absentee ballots easier. If you sign up by midnight today using the special link, you will be registered for a chance to win $50! At other times, the link is

Georgia no longer requires a specific reason to request an absentee ballot; anyone can vote from the comfort of home. If you live in Cobb County, the link to download the application form is Other counties have similar services.

"Tee Up!" -- Play Golf with KSU Retirees Association


The Kennesaw State University Retirees Association is planning its first ever “Golf Outing” for all members and/or significant others.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
8:30 am—???
Woodland Hills Golf Club  (
256 Summit Ridge Dr. SE
Cartersville, GA     30120

The Senior Rate is $33 per person including cart and tax. If we have more than 20 players, the price drops to $27.

We will draw for tee times, but couples, friends, former KSU office mates, etc. may play together in foursomes. Tee times will start at 8:30 am. This is just a fun outing, not a tournament — no prizes or trophies, just bragging rights!

Contact KSURA Co-chair Harry Trendell by phone or text (404-384-7881) or by email ( by August 20 to register your interest.

Directions: Take Interstate 75 north to exit 285, Red Top Mountain Road. At end of exit ramp, turn left onto Red Top Mountain Road (which becomes Old Alabama Road). Travel 6 miles to Hwy 61 and turn left. Proceed 1.2 miles to Summit Ridge Drive and turn left. Woodland Hills Golf Club is straight ahead.

Refresh your sense of wonder experience twilight...

Refresh your sense of wonder…
Experience “Twilight in the Gardens”

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 5:30-9:30pm

The KSU Retirees Association invites you to gather for a relaxing and enjoyable evening at Gibbs Gardens located in Holly Springs off I-575.

Take a stroll at sunset surrounded by the beauty of the Valley Gardens. Soak in the sights and sounds of nature, gaze at reflections in the ponds, listen to birds singing nearby and the gentle splashing of waterfalls.

After your walk, meet up in the Arbor Grove to listen to live music, relax with a glass of liquid refreshment (alcoholic or non) and enjoy a snack or two.

Admission to the Gardens is $18.00 for seniors. Refreshments are sold by the vendor.

PLEASE RSVP: email or call 770-794-7984 if you plan to attend.

June 14: Twilight in the Gardens begins at 5:30 pm, featuring gourmet treats from Madeline’s Cafe and Bakery and music by Sweetwater: Cynthia Cero on dulcimer, Vince Ciliberto on guitar, Zachary Denton on fiddle and Jon Ciliberto on bass.

NOTE: We will NOT gather if the weather is not conducive to outdoor activities.

For more information and directions, go to