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FGCU Renaissance Academy and Continuing & Off-Campus Programs Present "Spotlight on Guatemala" Symposium, Nov. 3

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy and Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs at Florida Gulf Coast University present an informative symposium on Guatemala and the ancient Maya culture, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Sugden Welcome Center.

Topics include a photographic overview of the country and current thoughts about what led to "The Maya Collapse," challenges in contemporary Guatemala, malnutrition and sustainable solutions for the country, and a special presentation by Anthropology students and members of the Anthropology Club who will share insights into Mayan weaving, a means of life for women in Guatemala. School of Nursing faculty will share about the Global Public Service Academy for Health summer STEM program, "International Health-Guatemala," which brought eight students to the small town of Calhuitz this summer to assist in community health activities.

Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served. Three contact hours available for health and human services professionals. Program fee is $60. To register, go to:

For more information contact Christina Gallagher, program manager for Continuing Education & Off-Campus at (239) 425-3270.

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