Kennesaw State kicks off “Year of the Portuguese-Speaking World”


Special event to feature cultural arts, food and history KENNESAW, Ga. (Sept. 24, 2015) — For…

Georgia (Sep 23, 2015)Special event to feature cultural arts, food and history

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sept. 24, 2015) — For its 32nd annualcountry study, Kennesaw State University will examine nine countries on four continents that make up the Portuguese-speaking world. A special festival highlighting the countries’ diverse arts, culture and food will launch the yearlong study on Oct. 6.

The study, which continues throughout the 2015-16 academic year, will feature a series of lectures, conferences and cultural events designed to promote a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the Portuguese-speaking countries of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tome and Príncipe. The “Year of” program is coordinated by the University’s Division of Global Affairs, in collaboration with the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.  


The “Year of the Portuguese-Speaking World” Day is designed to introduce the campus and greater communities to the countries under study this academic year and to their cultures and people. The public is invited. Admission is free. Click here to view the complete fall schedule for the Year of the Portuguese-Speaking World. Click here to learn more about the Portuguese-speaking countries.


·      Capoeira Master Muriel Ribeiro, founder of Atlanta’s Cordão de Ouro (CDO) Atlanta, will present a range of historical dances.

·      The KSU Tellers performance company will present an adaptation of a Portuguese folk tale called “The Hearth Cat.”

·      Chefs from three Portuguese/Brazilian-themed eateries — Emidio's, Minas Emporium and Mr. Cheese Bread) — will provide samples of regional cuisines.


Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Carmichael Student Center, 395 Cobb Ave. NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144, University Rooms A-E


Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 33,000 students from over 130 countries. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country. 



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