KSU hosts Maya heritage conference

Kennesaw State University's Hispanic Center and International Center will host the KSU/Maya…

Georgia (Apr 11, 2003) — KSU hosts Maya heritage conference

Karen Kennedy


Kennesaw State University's Hispanic Center and International Center will host the KSU/Maya Heritage Community Conference at Kennesaw State on Saturday‚ April 12‚ 9:30 a.m.−3:30 p.m.‚ in Burruss Building Room 151. The featured speaker will be state Rep. Calvin Hill‚ R−Woodstock. Other events include Maya cultural displays‚ a Maya cultural show‚ and workshops on building community strength and present and future strategies.

The conference is just one event designed to strengthen the partnership between Kennesaw State University and a community of more than 2‚000 Maya from northern Guatemala‚ now living in Cherokee and Pickens counties. Through this partnership KSU will guide human services‚ nursing‚ teacher preparation and Spanish language students into service learning projects with the Maya community; partner with the city of Canton and MUST Ministries to provide and staff a community center for the Maya; and develop study abroad programs that send KSU students to the Maya's home villages near the Guatemala/Mexico border.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu