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When Nicki Pecori Fioretti graduated from Loyola University with an MBA in finance in 1996, she never dreamed she’d be returning in triumph two decades later. But return she did, as the director of community affairs for the Illinois Housing Development Authority, to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2018 at Loyola’s Quinlan School of...

The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded $1,000 scholarships to 12 area students during the organization’s awards banquet on May 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Nicholas Azzarello, Nikiyja Carter, Nicholas Dove, Gabrielle Goecke, Faith Gossard, Alexa Hawk, Michael Johnston, Madison Langhals, Ethan Mangette, Savannah Meeker,...

Outgoing Menomonee Falls Schools superintendent Pat Greco has been named a co-recipient of the 2018 Wisconsin Policy Forum's James R. Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award. Retired city of Milwaukee budget director Mark Nicolini is the other co-recipient. Greco was named by the group, a nonpartisan independent public policy research organization, as one...

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...