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Overwhelming success of SJU Greek event

“Greek News”, October 22nd, 2007
New York.- A devastating Iraq War, declining economy, fire ravaged Greece is inspiring a return to oneʼs roots. The Fourth Annual Evening of Greek Culture and Cuisine at St. Johnʼs University in Council Hall on Friday, October 12th had standing room only. The Panchiaki Korais Society Dance Group under the supervision of Evangelia Klidas and Katie Markidis mesmerized an audience of 200 persons with a program of dances that exemplified the best of Greece.
The Pan Cyprian Association of America, through the assistance of President Philip Christopher, granted one thousand dollars of scholarships to outstanding students Veronica Georgiades and Christiana Pashiou. Outstanding Benefators honored included: Rev. Anastasios Diakovasilis; New York State Senator Frank Padavan; Stephen Cherpelis, Archon Dikaiophylax of the Order of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle; Journalist/Webmaster Nancy Biska and the Pan Macedonian Studies Center under the presidency of Elias Neofytides.
Award presentations were given to SJU Assistant Dean Ekaterini Georgiades, Greek Club president Diamanto Ktenas; Past Greek Club President Irene Zouroudis and Kostas Lambiris, vice-president of the Pan Macedonian Studies Center. Student moderators of the program were Haritomeni Scoufaras, Theodora Christodoulou and Marina Filippatos.
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Educators honor Greek Independence

Greek News, MARCH 19TH, 2007
New York.- Journalist extraordinaire, Nancy Biska delivered a powerful speech at the Hellenic American Educators Association of the United Federation of Teachers annual Hellenic Heritage Event, on March 15th, at their Manhattan headquarters. The colorful evening provided a celebratory prelude to Greek Independence Day, commemorated world-wide, on March 25th.

Ms. Biskaʼs presentation was preceded by the opening remarks of the Hellenic American Educators Association President, Ms. Demi Savopolis, who warmly greeted those in attendance. Among the notables present was Mrs. Stella Kokkolis, who is the President of the Federation of Greek-American Educators; also the esteemed Board of Director for the Federation of Greek-American Educators, Ms. Adriana Filiotis. “The lecture by Nancy Biska was not only very informative but also very documentary and scientific” said Mrs. Kokolis. “Bravo to H.A.E.A. for the entire program. Our Federation is very pleased to see celebrations that try to perpetuate the Hellenic language and our heritage. We wish to our colleagues health and success in their endeavors”.
A delicious buffet of traditional Greek cuisine was provided, for all to enjoy. The Greek-American Folklore Society danced spiritedly to the soulful Greek music.
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Hellenic Concerns: Re-vitalizing Hellenism worldwide

Part I-January 15, 2007,  Greek News, Interview by: Yvonne A. Montesantos
“Ms. Biska, as a leading proponent of Hellenism, in what ways could we coordinate and interface with the many Greek-American groups more efficiently, in order to re-vitalize Hellenism world-wide?”
Nancy Biska: We Greeks are resourceful, ingenious, creative, megalomaniacs, seekers and, on top of all, we have an opinion about everything. These elements constitute our “big fat Greek ego”. Since the ancient times, Greeks brought into being and achieved great things because of these characteristics. And it was these very characteristics that led to division, to civil wars and in general to our effete position in the global process.
We Greeks abroad feel a great pride for our background and our cultural heritage, something that makes us arrogant and leads us to believe that we deserve recognition and leading positions.
Another egoistic factor for the American Hellenism is the provincialism. The structure of Omogeneia was based on associations of national-topical interest because during the days of immigration this form was subserving socially our compatriots. Nowadays that immigration is in its minimum level, this provincialism stands as an additional barrier, obstructing the cooperation and coordination of the actions of the Greek-American community.
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Συμπόσιο για τα Charter Schools

Greek News APRIL 23RD, 2006
Νέα Υόρκη.- Η λειτουργία και η ποιότητα της εκπαίδευσης που παρέχεται από τα ελληνοαμερικανικά charter schools, θέματα που αφορούν στην οικονομική τους ενίσχυση από την ομοσπονδιακή κυβέρνηση, αλλά και ο ρόλος της ελληνικής Πολιτείας στην προώθηση της ελληνόγλωσσης Παιδείας στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες απασχόλησαν το Συμπόσιο που διοργάνωσε το προ-περασμένο Σάββατο στη Νέα Υόρκη το Hellenic Classical Charter School (HCCS) του Μπρούκλιν σε συνεργασία με το Ελληνο-Αμερικανικό Εθνικό Συμβούλιο.

Οι εργασίες του συμποσίου ολοκληρώθηκαν με την απόφαση για τη δημιουργία μιας ειδικής επιτροπής, με τη συμμετοχή των ιδρυτών και των μελών των Δ.Σ. των charter schools, καθώς και όσων πρωτοστάτησαν στην προσπάθεια δημιουργίας τους, η οποία θα παρέχει πληροφορίες και υποστήριξη σε όσους ομογενείς ενδιαφέρονται για τη δημιουργία Σχολείων Τσάρτερ. Η Επιτροπή όπως σημείωσε ο πρόεδρος του Ελληνο- Αμερικανικού Εθνικού Συμβουλίου, Θεόδωρος Σπυρόπουλος, “θα επιδιώξει συνεργασία με την ελληνική πολιτεία και τις αρμόδιες αμερικανικές αρχές για τη διοργάνωση επιμορφωτικών σεμιναρίων και ανταλλαγής προγραμμάτων, εκπαιδευτικών και μαθητών μεταξύ των δύο χωρών». Continue Reading

Hellenic Classical Charter School

Greek News, April 17th 2006, Photos Maria Tolios

New York.- The operation and quality of education offered by the Greek American Charter Schools in the United States as well as issues relating to their economic support by the US government, the role of the Greek state etc. were examined at a symposium organized in New York on Saturday by the Greek Classical Charter School in cooperation with the Hellenic American National Council, HANC.

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Τιμήθηκαν τα Ομογενειακά Μέσα

Greek News, MAY 3RD, 2004
ΝΕΑ ΥΟΡΚΗ.- Ο οργανισμός Εστιατόρων Νέας Ιερσέης «Πανγκρεγκόριαν» τίμησε την Τετάρτη, στη διάρκεια ιδιωτικού δείπνου, τα ομογενειακά μέσα ενημέρωσης, για την προσφορά τους, όχι μόνο στην προβολή των δραστηριοτήτων του οργανισμού, αλλά και στην προαγωγή των στόχων της Ελληνοαμερικανικής Κοινότητας.
Παρευρέθηκαν, οι εφημερίδες «Εθνικός Κήρυξ», η Hellenic News από τη Φιλαδέλφεια, η GreekNews, καθώς και τα τηλεοπτικά μέσα, Εθνικό Ελληνικό Κανάλι (NGTV), Antenna Sat και Mega Cosmos/Ert Sat.
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