Partnership with Canada announced

Kennesaw State University President Betty Siegel recently signed a memorandum of understanding…

Georgia (Apr 25, 2006) — Partnership with Canada announced

Karen Kennedy


Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or

Kennesaw State University President Betty Siegel recently signed a memorandum of understanding between Kennesaw State and the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America to support an annual Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar in Canadian Studies at KSU beginning spring 2007.

The research scholar will conduct collaborative research with KSU faculty‚ present guest lectures at the graduate and undergraduate levels and assist the KSU community in providing greater visibility for Canadian studies on campus and in the region. In addition‚ the scholar will teach one course in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and will participate in the annual conference of the Southern Association for Canadian Studies.

“Canada is Georgia’s biggest international trade partner with annual business in the billions of dollars‚” said Richard Vengroff‚ the new dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “It is therefore very important that we prepare our students to understand Canadian values‚ cultures‚ governance‚ the economy and NAFTA. Canada provides an outstanding opportunity for our students to study abroad in an easily accessible‚ stimulating and exciting environment in a very cost−effective way. The new chair will help stimulate interest and provide some of the baseline knowledge that will contribute to successful opportunities for study and research for both students and faculty.”

For more information on the Fulbright Research Scholar Chair at Kennesaw State University‚ e−mail William Griffin‚ chair of the department of foreign languages‚ at


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 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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