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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SUMMER STUDY IN POLAND!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The Kosciuszko Foundation is accepting applications for summer study programs at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn college credit while studying language and courses such as history, literature, and contemporary Poland.

Students of Polish descent have the opportunity to apply for funding to attend the Jagiellonian University’s programs via the Foundation’ s Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholarships. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the program and have a high school diploma. Graduating high school students, undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Two letters of recommendation, transcripts with a minimum GPA of 3.0, an essay/personal statement, and financial need are part of the requirements for scholarship funding. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 17th. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Classes begin in July. Programs include language classes, afternoon classes on Polish history, workshops, Polish traditions, meals, a shared room, and sightseeing on weekends. Students are responsible for registration fees, single room fees, fees which are not covered by the scholarship, airfare and out-of-pocket expenses.

For additional details regarding eligibility, how to apply for a scholarship, and course descriptions may be found at www.thekf.org/kf/programs/study/

or contact Dr. Kathleen Farkas at kathleen.farkas@case.edu or 216.368.2276.

2nd International Symposium on Modern Polish Society

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

September 11th at 1:30 pm, just after lunch
This is the second time we have asked prominent guests from Poland to present recent trends in social science and culture to our Cleveland community. Just like last year, this second symposium has developed from the collaboration of Dr. Edward Horowitz, Director of the Polish Studies Initiative, Cleveland State University; Dr. Kathy Farkas, “Invisible Groups in Today’s Poland”, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, CWRU; and Gene Bak, Polish- American Cultural Center.
Everybody is welcome to come to the Center on Sept. 11 at noon to have lunch with our guests! Then join us for the presentation afterwards.
In this issue of Forum, you will find information about our guests and their presentations (below) as well as reflection papers written by Case Western Reserve University students who visited Poland this year as a part of the “Invisible Groups in Today’s Poland” travel-study program. There is also a reflection “paper” written by our guest, Ewa Sadkowska, concerning her family’s arrival to the United States. Maja and Zosia are the beautiful daughters of Ewa and her husband Lesław Tetla. You may meet them during the Symposium as well.
Speakers and their presentations
Łukasz Koperski, PhD student in the Institute of Sociology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. Member of the Polish Sociological Association and the Polish Association of Schools of Social Work. His research interests concern social policy, social economy, social contexts of disability, gerontology, and counseling in the media. Member of the research group realizing local public policy programs (diagnosis and strategies) in Poznań.
Title of talk: Social Economy in Poland: innovative examples of community involvement in solving local problems.
Abstract: The social economy is a rapidly growing sector combining two aspects: economic (economic development, goods production, reducing unemployment) and social (solving social problems, social inclusion, strengthening of social capital). The Polish social economy is one of the best functioning in the European Union. We can indicate innovative measures aimed at combining these aspects, including crowdfunding, corporate social responsibility, cause related marketing, and social revitalization. Such activities allow the inclusion of the public in the process of organizing support, moving away from the traditional principles of charity and strengthening local social capital.
Ewa Sadkowska – Manager, National Orchestra of Polish Radio, previously with Stanislaw Wyspiański Dramatic Theatre, responsible for sales and distribution, audience development, commercial events, sales strategy.
Title of talk: A successful transformation from an industrial city to Unesco City of Music
Abstract: The influence of quality of place on people’s perspectives on culture; the need to develop audiences and to encourage participation in cultural events through the use of effective strategies and audience segmentation; turning an area known for coal mines and industry into the best tourist site in Katowice, through revitalization

Lesław Tetla: visual artist, head of Interdisciplinary Actions Studio, Associate Professor, Dean of Faculty of Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice

Title of talk: Artists behind bars

Abstract: Dick Higgins created the term intermedia, defining it as the actions placed between art and life, between artistic means of expression and the media through which human existence articulates itself. This anthropocentric way of perceiving art is very important in the work of the Katowice Academy’s Interdisciplinary Actions Studio, which, in its actions outside the walls of the school or galleries, in public space, enters into direct relation with specific places and the problems of people living in them. One of the most important socially oriented projects is the cooperation with the prison in Zabrze. The aim of this work is stimulation through art. Direct involvement of inmates in art projects is intended to ease tensions and prevent acts of aggression, as well as encourage them to read books and watch films.

 

Cleveland Museum of Art’s Studio Go at the PACC, JPII May 22nd, 2016 10am – 3pm

Monday, May 16th, 2016

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Cleveland Museum of Art’s Studio Go is excited to participate with the Rooms To Let: Cleveland PACC, JPII Art show and Open house on May 22nd, 2016, 10am-3pm  Visit our heritage garden site and connect with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

PACC, JPII, 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105

Additional Slavic Village Rooms To Let details:  http://slavicvillage.org/roomstolet

Studio Go

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s mobile art studio, Studio Go, delivers hands-on art experiences to neighborhoods across Northeast Ohio. People of all ages can participate in art-making and art exploration activities that will spark curiosity and create deeper connections to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s world renowned collection. Studio Go will tour communities across the region May–October 2016.

Use #CMAStudioGo to follow the truck on social media!

Studio Go is made possible through the generous support of American Greetings Corporation.

Cleveland’s Kosciuszko monuments 111th Anniversary- 2:00pm, May 29th, 2016

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

kosciuszko statue and base skinnyYou are invited to Celebrate the

Kosciuszko Monuments 111th Anniversary

And Observance of May 3rd, 1791 -

Polish Constitution Day

 

May 29th, 2016

2:00 PM

 

Cleveland’s Kosciuszko monument is located
on the west grounds of the Cleveland Museum

of Art,  11150 East Blvd, Cleveland , OH

 

 

 

Patriotic program, Polish Folk Dance Groups and Schools 

      

 Bonus:

Celebrating 100 years of Cleveland Museum of Art  

www.clevelandart.org/celebrating-100-years-cma-video

CMA Centennial details: http://www.clevelandart.org/centennial

Polish Children’s Program

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Children's Day at the CLE Lib

Maciej Frąckiewicz and Łukasz Kuropaczewski in Concert

Friday, February 26th, 2016

KuropaczewskiPolish guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski stunned Cleveland audiences with a 2014 debut full of intensity, energy and emotion. He now returns with Polish accordionist Maciej Frąckiewicz in an eclectic program that will redefine the boundaries of chamber music!

MEET AND GREET AT PACC,JPII

The artist’s pay a special visit to the center on March 10th, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Short performance followed by a reception.

MASTER CLASS

On March 11th see a technique and masterclass with Łukasz Kuropaczewski, free to the public at John Carroll University: http://cleguitar.org/play/master-classes/

DUO RECITIAL

See Maciej Frackiewicz and Lukasz Kuropaczewski perform on March 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm, Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights, OH

*Purchase discounted tickets at http://cleguitar.org/event/maciej-frackiewicz-and-lukasz-kuropaczewski/   Select the number of tickets, add to cart and enter discount coupon code: PACCJPII for $5.00 off any ticket at any level.
Discount provided by Mr. Erik Mann, Executive Director of Cleveland Classical Guitar SocietyCleveland Classical Guitar Society logo

Central European Film Days

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

The Department of World Languages, Literature, and Cultures
and Polish Studies at Cleveland State University
present:

“Polak, Węgier, dwa bratanki
“Magyar, lengyel, két jó barát”

“The Pole and Magyar like brothers stand”

Central European Film Days

featuring Hungarian and Polish films
(with subtitles in English)

- FREE AND OPEN TO ALL -

November 6, 2015 – Friday
Fenn Tower, Room 10
CSU Main Campus
1983 East 24th Street

4:00 p.m. – Gods (Bogowie, 2014)

In the 1980s cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa works on the first heart transplant in Poland while fighting the system and his own demons.

6:30 p.m. – Control (Kontroll, 2003)

An award-winning film about a metaphoric and often funny journey in the Budapest subway system.

Between the films: Refreshments

November 7, 2015 – Saturday
Fenn Tower, Room 102
CSU Main Campus
1983 East 24th Street

10:30 a.m. – Children of Glory (Szabadság, szerelem, 2006)
An award-winning, touching film commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 against the Soviet-led Communist rule.

Following the film: Discussion with Cleveland Hungarians, testimonies of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and refreshments

2:00 p.m. – Wałęsa. Man of hope (Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei, 2013)

Andrzej Wajda’s film portrait of Lech Wałęsa – the leader of the Solidarity movement in the 1980s.

Following the film: Discussion with Cleveland Poles about the Solidarity movement

 

A Conversation with Michał Trębacz, PhD

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Polish Studies at Cleveland State University presents:
A Conversation with Michał Trębacz, PhD
Current Polish Scholarship on Jews:
People, Places, Events
Thursday, October 22
During “Common Hour”
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Fenn Tower, Rm 10
Free and Open to all
Michał Trębacz, PhD., is a researcher in Poland at the center for Jewish Research, University of Łódź and the Institute of National Remembrance in Łódź.
Dr. Trebacz is part of growing number of Polish scholars focusing on Jews in Poland in the pre-war period, including their politics. He will give us perspective on the reasons for the special interest in Polish Jews and their recent findings about some of the leading personalities, including Szmul Zygielbojm and his relationship with Jan Karski. He will also discuss Poland’s current position on the Syrian refugees against the background of the Soviet period and earlier, giving us some perspectives on the present Polish leadership.
Find out more about Polish Studies at csuohio.edu/class/polish-studies

Cinema Polska

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

This course is a non-credit course that will begin Wednesday, October 14 and meet weekly on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (no class on November 25). It will be taught by Dr. Tomasz Markiewka, our 2015 CSU Visiting Scholar and Kosciusko Fellow. The course meets from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Polish American Cultural Center in Slavic Village. The fee is $125.

Cinema Polska will explore contemporary Polish cinema with a different film shown each week. There will be an introduction to the film by Dr. Markiewka (and special guests) and discussion will follow after the film. This course is a wonderful complement to the series of Polish films currently being shown at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.

To register: http://www.campusce.net/csuohio/course/course.aspx?C=620&pc=26&mc&sc

Polish Studies   

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Announcing a new course!

Cinema Polska

Taught by Dr. Tomasz Markiewka, our 2015 CSU Visiting Polish Scholar and Kosciusko Fellow

8-Week Class || Beginning Wednesday, October 14, 6:00-9:00 pm
Classes meet at the Polish American Cultural Center in Slavic Village

This is a non-credit course that will meet weekly on Wednesdays for 8-weeks.  (No class on Wednesday, Nov. 25.)

The course will explore contemporary Polish cinema with a different film shown each week.  There will be an introduction to the film by Dr. Markiewka (and special guests) and discussion will follow after the film.

This course is a wonderful complement to the series of Polish films currently being shown at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.

There is a fee for this course.

Further details coming soon!