International Night at KSU highlights language programs
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
March 13, 2013 12:04 AM | 1667 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The fourth annual International Night at the College of Continuing and Professional Education proved to be a standing-room-only event full of storytelling, cultural dancing, humor, food and more. The event took place at KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive (between I-575 and I-75), and highlighted the various language programs at the College while introducing different cultures through artistic expressions and first-person narratives. Attendees dined on food provided by Gary Coltek, director of KSU Culinary and Hospitality Services, and Enzo Mancuso, catering manager.

International Night 2013 was a melting pot of collaboration from campus groups, instructors and students. Dancers included Kennesaw Square Dealers (square dancing), Anarkali Dance Team (Indian dance), Association of Latin-American Students dancers and others from the International Student Association. Other participants also shared stories of learning English and world travels.

Lyn Cohen is the program manager for Languages, English as a Second Language and Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. Pam Cannon is the program director, and Barbara S. Calhoun is the dean of the College.

Language classes are taught by native speakers, and students learn speaking, vocabulary and writing skills. Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and English are among the offerings. Online classes are also available, which provide the equivalent of the classroom instruction in an interactive format. For more information on the programs, visit


Last chance! On March 16, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra will conduct its Celebrity Luncheon and Silent Auction at Marietta Country Club from 12 to 3 p.m.

Tables are close to filling. There will be authors, artists, chefs, radio and television personalities and more. Call now to sit with the celebrity of your choice. Reservations are $35 per person. Call Betty Knautz at (770) 427-2691.

For corporate and individual sponsorships, call Sharon Stills at (770) 421-9105.


Marietta City Schools and Zaxby’s Restaurant are teaming up to raise funds to benefit the district’s Marietta Reads! literacy initiative. The Marietta Reads! Fundraiser night at Zaxby’s Marietta, located at 1347 Church St., is Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Eat at Zaxby’s Marietta and 10 percent of total sales during fundraiser night go toward Marietta Reads!

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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