Category Archives: GSU Centennial

Posts about the upcoming 100 year anniversary of Georgia State University.

Bazaar Education: Night School in the Peachtree Arcade

In 1917, at the beginning of U.S. involvement in World War I, the Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce (now Georgia State University) moved into two rooms at the newly constructed Peachtree Arcade near Atlanta’s Five Points.  The … Continue reading

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Extinguished Luminaries of GSU: Robert R. Johnson

In the pantheon of distinguished GSU luminaries, the names of George Sparks (first president and recipient of the “Shining Light” award) and Wayne Kell (founder and first director) glow brightly. But there are other leaders and benefactors, now unfortunately forgotten, … Continue reading

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Blank Slate: GSU’s First Downtown Location

The Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce (now Georgia State University) was housed in the Walton Building from 1914 to 1916. This is the first building the Evening School occupied in downtown Atlanta. The relocation of the Evening … Continue reading

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Little-Known and Unappreciated Facts about GSU History

It is well known that Georgia State University traces its origins to the Georgia School of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce.  Nighttime classes appealed to workers in Atlanta’s central business district who wanted to further their careers and skills. But … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of GSU: The Road To Diversity

Mrs. and Miss Homecoming queens Gloria Shurbutt Beachham (left) and Marcia Briscoe celebrate their victories in 1970

To mark Georgia State University’s centennial, the university library will host a series of exhibits throughout 2013. To kick off a year of celebration, you are invited to a reception to launch the first exhibit, The Changing Face of GSU: … Continue reading

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Good Chemistry: GSU’s First Location

 In 1913, the Georgia School of Technology’s  School of Commerce held its first classes at Tech’s ivy-covered chemistry building (Lyman Hall).   The Evening School of Commerce moved to downtown Atlanta the next year.  Since then, Georgia State University has … Continue reading

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Centennial Presentation on 2nd Obama Administration

As part of Georgia State University’s Centennial events, the Honors College is sponsoring a presentation from Christopher Preble, PhD. Dr. Preble is the Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and his presentation is entitled … Continue reading

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U.S. Poet Laureate Scheduled for Georgia State University Centennial Series

The United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will be a featured speaker in the Georgia State Centennial Series January 16th, 2pm in the Rialto Center. See the Georgia State University blog post for more details about her work and the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Activism: Which Side Are You On?

Every October, archives and repositories across the country celebrate Archives Month in order to showcase their collections and raise awareness of their work. In Georgia, the theme for this year’s Archives Month is, The Gift From One Generation To the … Continue reading

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Where Did Georgia State University Come From?

 First Graduating Class

Group portrait of the first class to graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Evening School of Commerce. Back row: Floyd Fenn, A.C. Keise (president), Lib Goodman. Second row: P.L. Clower, Sidney Dunn. Front row: W.L. Trussell, G.J. Blake Do … Continue reading

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