The 2014 MISS COLORADO USA and MISS COLORADO TEEN USA Pageants took place Sunday, October 27 at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley, Colorado. A capacity crowd filled the theater on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Eleanna Livaditis of Centennial as MISS COLORADO USA 2014, and Cindy Yan of Englewood as MISS COLORADO TEEN USA 2014. Both titleholders will now advance and compete next year at the MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA national pageants.
The Modern Greek Studies Program at the UIUC will screen Maria Iliou's recently produced documentary: "Smyrna: The Destruction of A Cosmpolitan City, 1900-1922." The screening will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 7-9:30 PM at the Knight Auditorium in the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL.
Stratis Tsirkas is the pseudonym of YIANNIS HATZIANDREAS, a novelist and scholar born in Egypt and lived his first 50 years between Cairo and Alexandria which had significant diaspora communities. After graduating from the commercial section of the Ambeteio School, he went to work in a cotton mill as an accountant and later as the manager of a factory in Upper Egypt. His early fiction was based on Egypt poised between two world wars and two domestic revolutions, the first in 1919 and the second in Nasser’s coup d’etat of 1952.
Investigate epic feats of engineering, explore colossal cultures of the past, and discover magnificent masterpieces! DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) is bringing the scale, beauty, and engineering of Greek and Mayan architecture to the Chicago region with the opening of its newest exhibit, Monumental, on Saturday, November 16. Located on the first floor of the Museum in the Creativity Connections Neighborhood, the exhibit will remain at the Museum for more than six months before being offered as a traveling exhibit to other Museums and institutions.
CHICAGO---Jane Monzures, host of “Living Healthy Chicago,” actively promotes embracing life and love. This November 2, her Live.Love.Life (L3) Foundation will host “Alice in Hulaland,” an imaginative adventure into fashion and the arts, to help raise money for degenerative brain disease research.
Watching her mother struggle with a degenerative brain disease called Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) inspired Jane to live well and to give back. With her energies focused on her mother’s care, the foundation had previously hosted just one event a year. Recently, this rare disease claimed her mother’s life. So now the time has come, to do more, to raise awareness, and help others struggling with brain diseases.
There's a time in every man's life when mortality demands that you tick something off your bucket list and for me it was the conversion of a small van into a mini campervan and setting off on an equally mini adventure in it.
Students from the Hellenic American University Psychology Club recently participated in the “Greece Race for the Cure,” Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk in Athens. Event participants included Paul Grosso (front row, far right) of Chicago and Nicole Mitroussias (back row, 7th from left) of Northbrook, Ill., both currently studying at the university.
NEW YORK -- Due to unforeseen circumstances, the world-renowned Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis has had to reschedule his North American concert dates, originally slated for this November 2013. Frangoulis was scheduled to perform on November 10 at the Harris Theater in Chicago. “It is important that we do everything in our power to ensure that this date change doesn’t affect the fundraising element of our performance,” explained Demetra Anagnostopoulos from Frangoulis’ team. “The fact that Chicago’s Greek American Day Schools and the National Hellenic Museum are benefitting from this show is very important to Mario, and our team is completely committed to supporting Greek language education and the perpetuation of our Hellenic heritage in the United States.”
Peter Mitchell has done it all, from being the CEO of his own successful company, to playing five musical instruments, to teaching college business courses, to writing material for textbooks, to appearing regularly on the stage of the Lyric Opera. Yet his most memorable achievement may be on August 2, 2014 when he stands on an English stage to conduct the orchestra and hundred-voice Ware Operatic Society Choir at a concert to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I or The Great War.