KSU kicks off “Year of Romania” with visit from Romanian ambassador to US


“Year of Romania” Day features Olympic gymnast Daniela Silivas, folk tales, music and…

Georgia (Oct 11, 2010) —  

“Year of Romania” Day features Olympic gymnast Daniela Silivas, folk tales, music and dances
KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 11, 2010) —  Kennesaw State University officially kicks off  the “Year of Romania” with two days of events that include a visit to campus by Romanian Ambassador to the U.S. Adrian Vierita on Oct. 18 and “Year of Romania” Day on Oct. 13. Special guests attending “Year of Romania” Day include Jim Rosapepe, former U.S. ambassador to Romania, the honorary consul of Romania in Atlanta, Darius Gazinschi, and Olympic gymnast Daniela Silivas.
The “Year of Romania” is sponsored in partnership with the Bucharest-based Romanian business school ASEBUSS and with local support from the Romanian Consulate in Atlanta and the Romanian Orthodox Church.
As the U.S. celebrates 130 years of diplomatic relations with Romania, KSU celebrates the “Year of Romania” during the 2010-2011 academic year. The “Year of” program, now in its 27th year, features more than 30 lectures by scholars, cultural events and a business conference in April 2011. “Year of Romania” Day on Oct. 13 features Romanian dancers, folk music, folk tales, a gymnastics demonstration and a food tasting. A special address by Romania's ambassador to the U.S. is scheduled for Oct. 18.
Adrian Vierita, ambassador of Romania to the U.S., who will speak on “Romania and the U.S. at 130: Values, partnership and vision”
Jim Rosapepe, former U.S. ambassador to Romania
Darius Gazinschi, honorary consul of Romania in Atlanta
Marcel Duhaneanu, rector, ASEBUSS, Bucharest, Romania
Daniela Silivas, one of Romania’s greatest gymnasts, who holds nine individual World Championship and Olympic titles
Marcel Duhaneanu, rector, ASEBUSS, Bucharest, Romania
·         “Year of Romania” Day:  Wednesday, Oct. 13, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.*
                Carmichael Student Center, University Rooms A-E
·          Ambassador Vierita’s address:  Monday, Oct. 18, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
                Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
                Kennesaw State is located at 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30144
*A lecture titled “Why Romania Works,” by former U.S. Ambassador to Romania Jim Rosapepe and Sheilah Kast, authors of “Dracula is Dead,” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. in room 1021 of the Social Sciences Building
Get more information on the “Year of Romania” and check out the list of upcoming events.
Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 23,000 students from 142 countries.


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