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Position: Foreign Language Teacher – Italian (Part-Time, .833 FTE) Location: Roosevelt Middle School, River Forest, Illinois Starting Date: August 20, 2014 Salary: According to Schedule   Qualifications: a) Valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL)With a Foreign Language - Italian Endorsement c) A Master's Degree is preferred c...

From Dominic Candeloro, Chair Campaign for Italian American Studies at Loyolahttps://www.facebook.com/italianamericanLoyola   What's your Italian American heritage worth to you? Today, 6 generations and 150 years after the first migrations, the record of that epic experience is at risk of fading away. Though we may retain some food trad...

by Steven Litt   Alta House, the splendid early 20th century Little Italy landmark resembling a brick palazzo airlifted from Tuscany, will take the first physical step toward its new life as a Montessori School on Wednesday. Contractors are scheduled to begin prepping for asbestos removal in the first phase of a $3 million expansion and...

The Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi (SIEF) is pleased to announce exciting news: the inauguration of its Chicago location in Wicker Park, Toddlers playgroups, Saturday classes and the first Italian Summer Camp in Chicago. The Scuola (SIEF) will open its doors on April 2nd, 2016 for Playgroups and Children Courses on Saturdays at the Monsigno...

The Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge 2700 presented its 2015 Joseph Caldarone Memorial Scholarship to (from left) Marissa Politano of Tinley Park, who plans to major in medical lab science with a minor in music at Illinois State University; Victoria Schwieger of Chicago, who plans to major in engineering at Purdue University; Skylar Blasz of Ch...

by Dominic Candeloro   Dear friends, You may have heard about an important initiative underway at Loyola University Chicago. The Italian American community is working together to raise $500,000 to establish an endowed professorship dedicated to an Italian American Studies interdisciplinary program. This program at Loyola is the answer to th...

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate these exceptional local students. It was a pleasure to get to know each of them and their families over a wonderful Italian meal. Thank you to all of our CIAO members and friends who have worked so hard this year to help us raise the funds to provide these scholarships.   We were fortunate to b...

The Italian cultural institute presents "Anorexia. The Real Causes: Blood Types and Trauma," a lecture about Dr. Bracco's book, "Anorexia. The Real Causes," in conversation with author and journalist Dario Voltolini, on Thursday, April 9th at 6p.m.   The publication concentrates on leading-edge innovative solutions for the understanding and...

by Phil Wenzel Eastern Upper Peninsula golf enthusiasts will meet this Saturday near Sault Ste. Marie to raise money that will help some students pay for college. Tanglewood Marsh Golf Course will host the 4th annual Christopher Columbus Italian-American Society Golf Tournament, an event that began when organization members wanted to raise mo...

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will lead an IU delegation to Italy and Poland this week.They will celebrate anniversaries of relationships with key university partners and work to enhance existing relationships and develop new ones in these countries. Among the key milestones being celebrated are the 50th anniversary of IU's stud...

The Boardman High School chapter of the Societ Onoraria Italica, the Italian National Honor Society, the Maria Montessori chapter, recently had its annual induction ceremony on May 15. Sixteen juniors were inducted in the event, as well as one honorary member, Mr. Eric Simione, a social studies teacher at Boardman.   The ceremony featur...

Dreams really do come true. "We're halfway there!" exclaimed Dominic Candeloro, co-chair of the Campaign to Create an Endowed Professorship of Italian American Studies at Loyola University Chicago.   "We started formally about a year ago and the first nine months were really challenging, but year-end donations in 2013 brought us within strik...