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Mar 022017
 

The Rutgers University Hellenic Cultural Association (HCA)

will hold its

Annual Dinner Dance

Celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of the HCA and

Honoring
Angeliki and Spyros Hionis

 

on Sunday, April 23rd 2017

6:00pm-10:30pm

at The Pines Manor

2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ

with a Performance by the Hellenic Dancers of NJ
and live music by
Grigoris Maninakis and the Mikrokosmos Ensemble

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You can download (as PDF) and print/distribute a flyer for the event here


YOU CAN MAKE  RESERVATIONS FOR THE EVENT
BY FILLING THIS ONLINE FORM

or by emailing HCA at hca.rutgers@gmail.com

or by calling/texting Christina Daniskas at (973) 747-9373


YOU CAN DONATE TO THE RUTGERS FOUNDATION FOR

the Elytis Chair Fund

and the Modern Greek Studies Program

BY FILLING THIS ONLINE FORM

 Posted by on March 2, 2017
Mar 132016
 

The Rutgers University Hellenic Cultural Association (HCA)

held its

Annual Dinner Dance

Celebrating the 41st Anniversary of the HCA and

Honoring the Leadership
of the Pan-Gregorian Enterprises
and the Pan-Gregorian Charitable Foundation
Mr. John Sakellaris, Mr. George Siamboulis, and Mr. James Logothetis

on Sunday, March 13th 2016

6:00pm-10:30pm

at The Pines Manor

2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ

with an Apokriatiki Performance by the Hellenic Dancers of NJ

and live music by Grigoris Maninakis and the Mikrokosmos Ensemble


You can download (as PDF) and print/distribute a flyer for the event here


If you wish to support the Elytis Chair Fund and the Modern Greek Studies Program at Rutgers, you can donate to the Rutgers Foundation:
please download and complete the form for this fundraising event here


 Posted by on March 13, 2016
Nov 072015
 

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On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Hellenic Public Radio-Cosmos FM 91.5 presented the 2015 Phidippides Award to Mr. Nikos Mouyiaris for his passionate advocacy of Hellenism

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The event took place at Terrace on the Park, Queens, NY

Chairman: Philip Christopher-PSEKA President
Co-Chairman: Endy Zemenides- HALC Executive Director
Journal Chairman: Nicos Nicolaou
Mistress of Ceremonies: Nicole Petallides
Music by: Grigoris Maninakis & The Mikrokosmos Ensemble


Nikos Mouyiaris

Entrepreneur, innovator and philanthropist, Nikos Mouyiaris is Founder and CEO of Mana Products, Inc., one of the world’s leading contract and private label cosmetics manufacturers. Established in 1975 with $6,000.00 that Nikos borrowed from his brother, Apostolos, Mana Products today employs over 800 people and is a partner to many of the world’s largest global beauty brands. A graduate of St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and Rutgers University with a Master of Science, Nikos is a visionary business and community leader.

Nikos is also passionate and steadfast in his support of issues of concern to Greece and Cyprus. He is founder of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, and is on the board of the Coordinated Effort of Hellenes, the Hellenic Initiative, and the Pancyprian Association of America, among others. His philanthropic endeavors include the Elytis Chair at Rutgers, Children’s SOS Villages in Greece, and other organizations in the States, Greece and Cyprus.

 Posted by on November 7, 2015
Apr 262015
 

The Rutgers University Hellenic Cultural Association hosted its

40th Anniversary Dinner Dance

Recognizing all of HCA’s past Executive Boards and Members
&
Dr. Stephen Reinert, Director of the Modern Greek Studies Program

on Sunday, April 26th 2015

at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ

Over 300 guests enjoyed dinner and Greek dancing
with live music by Grigoris Maninakis and the Mikrokosmos Ensemble

 Posted by on April 26, 2015
Apr 252015
 

The Modern Greek Studies Program, the Hellenic Cultural Association, and the Elytis Chair Fund of Rutgers University in collaboration with Syn-Phonia Entertainment Inc. presented

Maria Farantouri
“Songs of Greece and the World”

with Lina Orfanos
Musical Director: Achilleas Wastor

on Saturday, April 25 2015 at 7:00 pm
at the Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University
85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

to an enthusiastic audience of over 500 guests

 

Maria Farantouri: A Living Legend

We were proud to welcome the world-renowned Greek vocalist, Maria Farantouri, as she celebrated her fifty years of singing! A close collaborator of the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, she has also performed and recorded works by composers ranging from George Gershwin to Lucio Dalla to Kurt Weill. Maria is a contralto singer with a deep, resonant voice, whose repertory extends from traditional and folk to jazz, classical, and avant-garde works.

She has been called the “Joan Baez of the Mediterranean” (Le Monde), “a gift from the gods of Olympus” (The Guardian), and “a people’s Callas” (The Daily Telegraph).  Last year she appeared at the MET with jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd and his quartet, who introduced her as his “teacher for the last decade or so.” Anyone who hears her songs can feel the “power and depth of humanity” that Charles Lloyd claims to have felt when he first heard her sing. Farantouri’s voice has touched audiences and artists around the world and this performance is a rare opportunity to hear her at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey.

 

This Concert was Co-Sponsored by the Following Rutgers Student Organizations:

  • Hellenic Cultural Association
  • Rutgers Hillel
  • A.M.O.R. (Association of Mediterranean Organizations at Rutgers University)

 

Free Parking was available on the Premises
General Admission was $50 – Free with Student ID

 

Concert Sponsors: Nikos Mouyiaris, Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), Mana Products Inc.WeSeeBeauty.com

 

 

Administrators Only

 Posted by on April 25, 2015
Oct 212013
 

October 21, 2013

Honoring the late Prof. Bourodimos: Academic Memorial to be held on November 19, 2013

The Trustees of the Elytis Chair Fund at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

and the Hellenic Cultural Association of Rutgers University

HONOR
the Memory and the Contributions
of Professor Stathis Bourodimos (1925-2013)
Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University
Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens
Founding Chairman of the Elytis Chair Fund at Rutgers University

and invite the Academic and the Greek-American communities
to share with them memories of his life and valuable work

on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 4:30 pm
at the Auditorium of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
100 Brett Road, Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854
(CAIT is located between the Engineering Complex and the Busch Campus Center)

 Posted by on October 21, 2013
Apr 202013
 

April 20, 2013

Honoring Mr. Nikos Mouyaris for his Donation of $600,000

The trustees and supporters of the Elytis Chair Fund are honoring Mr. Nikos Mouyaris for his generosity, for his loyalty to his Hellenic heritage and to his Alma Mater, and for the inspiration he is providing to all of us.

Mr. Mouyaris, with his act, is investing in the future of Hellenism. On behalf of all those who have been working, over the past thirty years, to build and maintain a vigorous and continuously growing Academic Program that promotes the study of Greek language, culture and history at Rutgers, The State University, we are both thanking and congratulating him.

Our organization, the Elytis Chair Fund, led by its Founding Chairman, Professor Stathis Bourodemos, set in the 1980s the goal of establishing a permanent Chair for Greek Literature at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. But, in 1993, when the two existing Modern Greek language courses (introductory and advanced) were facing elimination for fiscal reasons, without ever forgetting its long-term goal, the Elytis Chair Fund also assumed the responsibility of supporting these courses financially and using them to gradually and systematically build a comprehensive Greek Studies Program within Rutgers University.

The intention was to complement the already excellent Program in Classical Studies at Rutgers, stressing the continuity of Greek language and culture through the centuries, from Hellenistic times to the modern era. As a result, starting from the original two language courses, we now have a vibrant Program that offers every year over twelve different courses in language, literature, art, culture, and history of Greece across a period spanning over 20 centuries, and provides the option for students to complete a Minor in Modern Greek.

It is worth noting that from a total of 12 registrations in 1993, the Modern Greek Studies Program has in fact exceeded 100 registrations per year across all available courses, becoming one of the largest such programs in the country. We have also worked closely with both the academic and the wider community to inform and educate on many issues that are important to Hellenism, hosting lectures and cultural events that are open to the public.

By any measure, the Greek Studies Program at Rutgers has been a great success, and the generosity of Mr. Nikos Mouyaris will make it even better and stronger – you have our unwavering commitment for this.

 Posted by on April 20, 2013