Special T-shirts Help Welcome Freshmen and Spotlight Centennial Celebration
When you see freshmen — members of the Class of 2010 — on all Kent State campuses, many will be wearing a specially designed T-shirt that graphically proclaims: Celebrate Centennial.
“The T-shirts are a fun way to welcome the students to the university and to help begin the countdown to centennial in 2010,” says Gail Beveridge, director of Donor Relations and Special Events.
Several members of the Centennial Special Events Committee worked on the project. Brenda McKenzie, associate director of Campus Life, who plans the University Convocation, and Dr. Denise Seachrist, dean of Academic Student Services, Regional Campuses, were very involved in coordinating the order and giveaway. Gail Moseley, ticket manager, helped with the setup in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, and Barbara Reilman, a senior majoring in visual communications design who also works in University Communications and Marketing, developed the graphics for the packaging, T-shirt design and trivia questions.
In addition to the T-shirt giveaway, freshmen have the opportunity to enter the Kent State “Celebrate Centennial” Trivia Challenge, with a student at each campus winning a $100 gift certificate that can be used at his or her campus bookstore. The trivia challenge, Beveridge says, helps students become more familiar with the university’s past and present.
By Rob Jewell