Kennesaw State’s Geography and Anthropology Department hosting 2007 GeoFest

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 6‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University’s Department of Geography and Anthropology…

Georgia (Feb 6, 2007) — Kennesaw State’s Geography and Anthropology Department hosting 2007 GeoFest

Stacey Moore

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 6‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University’s Department of Geography and Anthropology will host its first Georgia Geographic Alliance GeoFest Feb. 10. Approximately 25 social science teachers from Cobb and Cherokee counties are expected to attend.

“The educators will learn new teaching strategies for content knowledge and applicable classroom skills‚” said Dr. Garrett Smith‚ chair of the Department of Geography and Anthropology. “We expect teachers to come away from GeoFest with a new−found enthusiasm for geography.”

The Georgia Geographic Alliance is a consortium of professors and K−12 teachers who believe in geography. The program was formerly housed at Georgia State University for 18 years before recently coming to Kennesaw State. GeoFest is funded by a grant from the National Geographic Education Foundation.


To schedule an interview with Dr. Smith or to cover the event‚ please contact the writer.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 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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