Friends of Hellenic Studies

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Fall 2021

 

Cathy Karathanasis, Mariea Kazantzis and Katherine Panagakos, Co-Chairs of the Friends of Hellenic Studies                    

 

 

Date and Time

Event Location
Sept. 2022

Exploring Hellenism will present a film on “Smyrna:  The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City”

The Stockton Campus Center theater in Galloway, NJ

Thur., July 21, 2022 6:30 pm

“Summer Dreams of Smyrna & Aivali—the Calm Before the Storm”

In Atlantic City, free outdoor concert & short lecture commemorating

100 years since  the Near East catastrophe. The Meandros

Ensemble will perform.

Tue., April 26, 2022 6:30 pm

The Rev. Dr. Constantelos' Memorial Lecture

Fannie Lou Hamer Event Rm. John F. Scarpa Academic Center-Stockton

University, 3711 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City

Free Admission & parking in Academic Center Lot, Reception to follow

Tue., April 12, 2022 6:30 pm

General Meeting

The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork

Library  March 8, 2022 Minutes,   April 12, 2022 Meeting Agenda

Tue., March 8, 2022 6:30 pm

General Meeting

The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.  Feb. 8, 2022 Minutes ,  March 8, 2022 Agenda

Tue., Feb. 8, 2022 6:30pm

Zoom Meeting

Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos

See minutes from the Jan. 11 meeting Jan. Minutes

See attached agenda Feb. Agenda

Tue., Jan 11, 2022 6:30pm

Zoom Meeting

Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos

See minutes from the Dec. 14 meetingMinutes

See attached agenda/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS_Agenda_1_11_22.docx

Tue., Dec 14, 2021 6:30pm

Zoom Meeting

Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos

See minutes from the Nov. 23rd meeting/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS_Nov_2021_Meeting_Minutes.docx

See attached agenda/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS_Dec_2021_Meeting_Agenda.docx

Tue., Nov 23, 2021 6:30pm

Zoom Meeting

Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos

See minutes from the Oct. 12 meeting/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS_October_2021_Minutes.docx

See attached agenda/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS_November_2021_Agenga.docx

Sun., Oct 17, 2021, 2:00pm

Zoom Event

Exploring Hellenism: The Heroic Women of the Greek War of Independence

Please, see attached flyer and click on Register to Register for the event/hellenic-studies/documents/Exploring_Hellenism_2021_Stockton_University.pdf

Tues., Oct 12, 2021, 6:30pm

Zoom Meeting

Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos

See minutes from the Sept. 14 meeting/hellenic-studies/documents/Minutes_Sept._14_2021.docx

See attached agenda/hellenic-studies/documents/October_Meeting_Agenda.docx

Tues., Sept 14, 2021,6:30pm

Zoom

Meeting

Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos

See minutes from the May 18 meeting:/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS_Minutes_May_18_2021.docx  

See attached agenda:/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS_September_2021_Meeting_Agenda.docx

Tues., May 18, 2021, 6:30Pm Zoom Meeting

Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos

See minutes from the April meeting:/hellenic-studies/documents/FHSminutesApril13.docx

See attached agenda:/hellenic-studies/documents/FHSMeetingAgenda5_18.docx

Tues., April 13, 2021, 6:30pm Zoom Meeting

Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos

See attached agenda:/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS-Meeting-Agenda-April-13-2021.docx

See minutes from the March meeting:/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS-minutes-March-9-2021.docx

Tues., March 9, 2021, 6:30pm Zoom Meeting

Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos (see the following video from the Vasilopita celebration)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11NvuNtQ8lMLADOHzn5toS_c5aJMADtC1/view?usp=sharing

Tues., Feb. 9. 2021, 6:30pm Zoom Meeting & Vasilopita Celebration

Zoom meeting hosted b/hellenic-studies/documents/FHS-minutes-March-9-2021.docxy Dr. Katherine Panagakos followed by Vasilopita celebration (see the attached flyer)

/hellenic-studies/documents/vasilopitainv.pdf

Sun., Jan. 17, 2021, 2:00pm

Zoom Meeting

Book presentation by Author Dan Georgakas  of "My Detroit" Growing Up Greek and American in Motor City https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h1OlCZChIvvG715QuV5ElajKM1mT4Mde/view?usp=sharing  

Tues., Jan. 12, 2021, 6:30pm-8:00pm

General Meeting Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos

Tues., Dec. 8, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm

General Meeting Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Katherine Panagakos 

Sun., Nov. 15, 2020, @2:30pm

Zoom Meeting

Book presentation by Author Peter S. Giakoumis  of "Forgotten Heroes of the Balkan Wars"

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u4GdHKNb5EzLCHez3Q6zUhD3Z4V9VYPc/view?usp=sharing

 Thur., October 11, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm

General Meeting

The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.

 Thur., November 8, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm  General Meeting  The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.
 Thur., December 13, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm  General Meeting  The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.
 Thur., January 10, 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm  General Meeting  The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.
Thur., February 14, 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm  General Meeting The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.
Thur., March 14, 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm  General Meeting The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.
Thur., April 11, 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm  General Meeting The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.
Thur., May 9, 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm  General Meeting The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.
Thur., June 13, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm  General Meeting The Demetrios Constantelos Room, 2nd floor of the Stockton University Bjork Library.
Date and Time Event Location
Fri, Jan 19th - 7:30pm General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room
Mon, Feb 16th - 7:30pm General Meeting  CANCELED
Feb 18th - 22nd Production: Courtyard of the Miracles Click here
Sat, Mar. 7th - 6-9pm Spring Event: Exploring Hellenism: Peloponnesos Stockton Seaview Resort
Mon, Mar 16th - 7:30pm General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room 
Thurs, - April 9th - 12:30pm Classical Humanities Society: Did Christians Invent Martyrdom? Constantelos Reading Room
Mon, Apr 20th - 7:30pm General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room
Sat, Apr. 25th,  12-2pm Classical Humanities Society: From Kayseri to Nova Caesarea: Reports from Student Journeys to Cappadocia Constantelos Reading Room
Mon, May 11th - 7:30pm General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room
Mon, Jun 8th -
7:30pm
General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room
Mon, Jul 13th  - 7:30pm General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room
Mon, Sept. 14th - 7:30pm General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room
Wed, Sept. 23rd - 6:00pm Classical Humanities Society presents: Stockton in Cyprus Constantelos Reading Room
Mon, Oct 12th - 6:00pm General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room
Mon, Oct 17th - 8am-8pm Exploring Cyprus (Second Installment) Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art  
Mon, Oct 29th - 6pm-9pm Exploring Cyprus (Third Installment): The Wines of Cyprus  
Mon, Nov 16th - 6:00pm General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room
Thurs, Nov 19th - 6:00pm Classical Humanities Society presents: From Athens to Broadway: Greek Drama on the American Stage Constantelos Reading Room
Mon, Dec 14th - 6:00pm General Meeting Constantelos Reading Room

The Friends of Hellenic Studies work to support the activities of the Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies as well as provide for scholarships, fellowships and study abroad activities.  What follows is a long but as yet incomplete catalogue of fundraisers, community outreach programs and events of the past decade.  Images and summaries of many of them can be found in The Hellenic Voice archive. This page will receive updates as more media and information become available and more links become active.

For a list of scholarship winners, please click here.
For a list of Classical Humanities Society speakers, please click here.

Not yet listed here are events from our early years, which featured mostly dinners and guest speakers including: 

Dr. Constantine Papadakis, President of Drexel (November 1996. Greek Science in the Hellenistic Age); Dr. George Ahtarides of the Presbyterian Hospital. (November 1997- Medicine in the Ancient Greek World);  Archbishop Iakovos (November 1998);  Dr. Robert Wright, Dean and Arceologist at Bryn Mawr College (November 1999). 

  • Survival of the Fittest- Guest Lecturer: Peter Kokkinos
  • All the Rage:Thinking about Christians under Muslim Rule - Guest Lecturer: Molly Greene
  • Summer Greek and Latin IV
  • The Hellenic Voice (Issue XIII)
  • Greek Feast and Wine Symposium
  • Greek Poetry Night with Lili Bata and Manya Bean
  • Guest Speaker: Jeffery Eugenides
  • Olympic Spirit Art Show
  • The Apology of Socrates (stage production)
  • The Hellenic Voice (Issue V)
  • Paidea: Tribute to Demetrios J Constantelos
  • Greek Women through the Ages with Lili Beta
  • Reception for Herman Saatkamp
  • The Hellenic Voice (Issue IV)
  • Fundraiser on the A.J. Meerwald
  • Visit of Archbishop Demetrios
  • Dr Demetri Constas (Sponsored by the Onassis Foundation and organized by the FHS)
  • The Hellenic Voice (Issue III)
  • One Language - One Country by Grigoris Manikakis and Mikrokosmos Ensemble

Scholarships are at the core of the efforts of the Friends of Hellenic Studies.  Over the years, tens of thousands of dollars have been given to help offset the cost of tuition, as well as send students abroad to Greece, Italy and Turkey.  The experiences give them unique advatanges, and spur them on to continuing studies.

 

The Friends of Hellenic Studies meet monthly in the new Constantelos Hellenic Collection and Reading Room, to the foundation of which they contributed $100,000. They work all year to raise money provide scholarships to students of Hellenic Studies and cultivate the enthusiasm of the Hellenic Studies community. 

The current Board Members are:

Tom Papademetriou, Tula Christopoulos, Walter Mularz, Youla Mularz, Christopher Mularz, Eleni Stamelos, Virginia Nikolaidis,  Sinthea Obelenus, Katherine Panagakos, Nick Yiannos, Annette Ladicos, Cecilia Drakopoulos, Peter Douvres, Sophia Nichols Karakoglou,  Cathy Karathanasis, Mariea Kazantzis and Sarah Albertson.