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A sixth-generation Italian American with a profound connection to her roots, Carla Simonini, Ph.D., arrives in Chicago next month to lead Loyola University’s Italian-American Studies program. Complimenti! It took five years, a massive fund-raising campaign that netted $500,000 and a historic commitment by Loyola University of Chicago, but our metro...

The Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge 685 held its initiation/scholarship dinner on May 2 at The Venue in Tallmadge. Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee that reviews GPA, recommendations, accomplishments and activities, and essays on their career choice and their Italian heritage. Zachary Conti, son of John and Andrea Conti, was awarded a s...

If you want to send your kids to Italy this summer while keeping them close to home, Casa Italia has the summer camp for you. The camp is celebrating its 14th year. The Casa’s Italian Language & Culture Summer Camp will introduce children ages 4 to 16 to the best that Italy has to offer through drama, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, sports, d...

The American Association of Teachers of Italian-Midwest hosted a symposium based on the current “Made in Italy” trend sweeping World Languages. With enrollments diminishing, programs closing, and the lack of teachers to replace retiring teachers and long-term leaves, we need to come together! It is important to begin to look towards the future and...

A full-time Italian professor at Youngstown State University will be departing for a new opportunity at Loyola University Chicago in the fall. Carla Simonini accepted a position at LUC, where she has been named the inaugural Paul and Ann Rubino Professor in Italian American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. According to LUC’s University...

This past Friday, the faculty and students of Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literature came together in DeBartolo Performing Art Center’s Leighton Concert Hall to perform a wide variety of fantastic Italian music for a sold-out crowd. As part of Romance Languages International Week 2018, Professor Lesley Marcantonio’s “Intermedia...

Italian Teacher for a Maternity Leave. Marist High School, Chicago, has a maternity-leave teaching position to begin August 17, 2018, and run through the end of the first marking period (October 23, 2018) to teach Italian levels 1 and 2. Qualifications: Near native fluency required, BA required/MA preferred, previous teaching experience preferred....

The success of a partnership between Prospect High School and an olive oil company in Italy is causing officials at Township High School District 214 to consider offering more international internship programs to students. District 214 Superintendent David Schuler recently said additional international internships, which are currently just offered...

Leading Italian American studies scholar Carla Simonini, PhD, has been named the inaugural Paul and Ann Rubino Professor in Italian American Studies (IAS) in Loyola University Chicago’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), effective August 15, 2018. The endowed professorship was established to build a premier IAS program among only a handful of prog...

Milwaukee Public Schools. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Victory K8 & Milwaukee Italian Immersion School http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/home.htm http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/victory/ Requisiti richiesti: Abilitazione all'insegnamento in Italia o negli Stati Uniti; Minimo tre anni di comprovata esperienza nell'insegnamento su posto comune nella...

Call for Papers - “The Conflicts of Immigration Past and Present: The Position[ing] of Italians and the Diaspora”. October 18-20, 2018. Submission Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018. Upload/submit proposals to Submittable: https://italianamericanstudies.submittable.com/submit - For inquiries, please contact the conference committee at: IASAConference...

The Italian American Festival Foundation will award $8,000 in scholarships to Stark County high school graduates of Italian American heritage. The Italian American Festival Foundation Inc. of Stark County will award $8,000 in college scholarships for the 2018 school year. This is the 32nd consecutive year the foundation will award scholarships. To...