Celebration of community and opportunity at KSU

In January 2002‚ the Center for Hispanic Studies at Kennesaw State University will sponsor…

Georgia (Jan 18, 2002) — Celebration of community and opportunity at KSU

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Abstract

In January 2002‚ the Center for Hispanic Studies at Kennesaw State University will sponsor activities aimed at promoting scholarship opportunities for Latino youth and community partnerships with the university.



On both January 22 and 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Burruss Building 151 on campus‚ the Center for Hispanic Studies will host‚ "Conversations: Opportunities for Hispanic Youth in Georgia." These free workshops will feature:



Jan. 22



The former Consul of Mexico‚ Teodoro Maus

Honorary Vice Consul of Spain Ignacio Taboada

Jan. 24



Consul of Colombia Cesar Felipe Gonzalez

Honorary Consul of Bolivia George Handelsman

The speakers will present from 11 a.m. − 12 noon with questions from the audience to follow. Their topics will include:



An overview of the growth of Hispanics in Northwest Georgia;

Hispanic enrollment in public schools;

Opportunities for first generation Americans of Hispanic descent in education‚ business and government;

Working with the Hispanic community; and

The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund.

On Tuesday‚ January 29‚ from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the KSU Student Center University Rooms A & B‚ the Center will host an Open House‚ "A Celebration of Community & Opportunity at KSU‚" also sponsored by the Bagwell College of Education. Prospective students‚ school counselors and teachers‚ as well as parents and community members are invited to visit the campus during this time to learn more about the school's programs and financial aid.



Applications for the Goizueta Scholars Fund‚ need−based tuition scholarships for Hispanic/Latino youth‚ will be available. For more information about attending KSU‚ contact Julio Espana in KSU Admissions at 770.423.6500 or visit the university's web site: www.kennesaw.edu.



LaPaz Restaurante & Cantina will provide refreshments for "A Celebration of Community & Opportunity at KSU." All events are free and open to the public.



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚000‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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