Poet David Whyte to speak at Convocation

Kennesaw State University will host its fall Convocation on Tuesday‚ Oct. 18‚ with poet…

Georgia (Oct 4, 2005) — Poet David Whyte to speak at Convocation

Karen Kennedy


Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu

Kennesaw State University will host its fall Convocation on Tuesday‚ Oct. 18‚ with poet David Whyte as featured speaker. The lecture will be in the Convocation Center at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

Whyte is the author of five books of poetry‚ he is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development‚ where he works with many American and international companies. He grew up among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire‚ England. He holds a degree in marine zoology‚ and has traveled extensively‚ including working as a naturalist guide and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions. He brings this wealth of experiences to his poetry‚ lectures and workshops.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚500 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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