Join us for “Musas” theater play with a special discount for Fulbrighters

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WHAT Join the Fulbright Chicago community for a cross-cultural outing to the theater.
WHEN Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. 7:30pm
Talkback with Actress Rebeca Alemán for Fulbright guests immediately to follow the performance
Promotion code ($5 off): Fulbright
WHERE  Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336 (Box Office, Ticketing Inquiries)

MUSAS | Greenhouse Theater Center
Written by Néstor Caballero
Directed by Iraida Tapias

An extraordinary encounter between the Mexican painter FRIDA KAHLO & the American poet SYLVIA PLATH.
The work proposes a fictional crossroad between two artistic personalities, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and the American poet Sylvia Plath. The play is an encounter that never happened in reality. The audience confronts the intense experiences of these women in the same space.
Frida’s life was defined by pain and love. While recovering in bed from a terrible automobile accident  suffered at an early age, she discovers painting and earns a prominent place in Mexican art. Powerful  love and belief in the revolution connects her with Diego Rivera, world famous muralist whom became her husband. Marked by a stormy relationship and intense emotional and physical pain that never fades away, Frida dies at age 47.
Sylvia published her first poem at age eight. Under a beautiful and seemingly perfect life reflected in her verses, underlies darkness and struggle with feelings of self-destruction that haunted her. She married the English poet Ted Hughes, an intense and tumultuous marriage that crumbled despite having two children together. Sylvia had always struggled with finding her own identity and oscillated between moments of intense joy with moments of deep darkness. At age 30, she commits suicide.

Special thanks to Ana Gil-García for her support in coordinating this special outing.

Scenes from our last summer mixer

Enjoying the summer weather and sharing the Fulbright spirit at Troquet

Enjoying the summer weather and sharing the Fulbright spirit at Troquet

CONTINUING WITH OUR monthly mixers, the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association had its fourth get-together at the Restaurant-Bar Troquet in River North on August 12.

Alumni, board members, students and Friends of Fulbright had the chance to interact, share international stories and enjoy the nice weather. Jenni Schneiderman, our Director of Membership has been organizing these mixers. If you have any suggestions for places where to have them, please email Jenni at jenni.schneiderman@gmail.com

There has been four mixers this year so far, chances to meet new Fulbrighters.

There has been four mixers this year so far, chances to meet new Fulbrighters.

Photos courtesy Ana Gil-García

Last mixer of the summer at Troquet

TroquetSignJOIN US FOR DRINKS AND APPETIZERS after work in the good company of our worldly membership!

The weather is beautiful and the location is centrally located and easily accessible.

WHEN Tuesday, August 12th, 2014,  5:30 – 8:00pm

WHERE Troquet, River North, 111 W. Huron @ Clark, Chicago, IL 60654

We welcome future, former, new and old members of the Fulbright Alumni Association.

Please RSVP by 8/9/14 to jenni.schneiderman@gmail.com
House red and white wines $6. Pay for your own drinks and appetizers.

We’ll see you this time at Tumbao

Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 9.31.59 PMJOIN THE FULBRIGHT CHICAGO Alumni Association for our July membership mixer!

WHEN Wednesday, July 9th from 5:30 – 8pm.

WHERE Tumbao, 3213 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647, (773) 716-9007

Join us for drinks and appetizers ($5 Mojitos and 50% off most appetizers) after work in the good company of the worldly Fulbright community in Chicagoland.

Please RSVP by 7/7/14 to jenni.schneiderman@gmail.com

Consul General of Japan offers reception to Fulbrighters

Ron Harvey talking to the attendees

President Ron Harvey welcoming the attendees. At the table, Hon. Masaharu Yoshida and Dr. Bruce Douglas.

By Elio Leturia—IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN the bonds of the Chicago Fulbright community and thank the Fulbrighters who made their Fulbright in Japan, on June 11, 2014 the Consul General of Japan, Hon.  Masaharu Yoshida and his wife Mrs. Miho Yoshida hosted a reception at their beautiful home in Evanston.

Dr. Bruce Douglas and Ms. Masaharu

Dr. Bruce Douglas and Mrs. Miho Yoshida

Besides the Fulbrighters who did work in Japan, members of the board of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association participated in the event.

“I want to offer this dinner to thank the Fulbright Association,” Consul General Yoshida said while also acknowledging Dr. Bruce Douglas, who was a Fulbrighter to Japan in two successive Fulbright professorships, in 1959-1960 (Okayama) and 1960-1961 (Tokyo.)

Jessica Smith from University of Chicagoand Dr. Patti Powell, chapter board member and Director of Master's Degree Programs in Special Education Trinity Christian College

Jessica Smith from U of Chicago Graduate Student Affairs office and Dr. Patti Powell, chapter board member and Director of Master’s Degree Programs in Special Education at Trinity Christian College, enjoying the delicious meal.

Among other participants to the reception were representatives of University of Chicago and North Dakota State University. Fulbrighters from other states such as Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa were also in attendance.

Evie M. Myers from University of North Dakota and Mary Ellen Schmider, National Fulbright Association Board Member

Dr. Evie M. Myers from North Dakota State University and Dr. Mary Ellen Schmider, National Fulbright Association Board Member

The event started with a reception and moved to a sit-down dinner. After the Consul General welcome and speeches from Dr. Douglas and Dr. Ron Harvey, President of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, the Consul opened the floor for an informal discussion in which attendees commented about their experiences, ways to encourage more scholars/students to apply for Fulbright and how we can better promote international understanding.

Dr. Marilyn Susman (center) board member of the Chicago Chapter, at the dessert table

Dr. Marilyn Susman (center) board member of the Chicago Chapter, at the dessert table

Dinner consisted of an exquisite buffet of Japanese delicacies.

The Chicago Chapter wants to sincerely thank the Consul General and his wife, and also the Vice Consul, Ms. Ayako Yamada, who organized this beautiful event.

Consul of Japan Yoshida Masaharu

Consul General of Japan Masaharu Yoshida talking to Consul Koji Kaneko. In the back, Brooke Noonan, Director of Graduate Student Affairs at University of Chicago

IIE Midwest director Megan Spillman and Jenni Schneiderman

Institute of International Education Midwest director Megan Spillman and Jenni Schneiderman, director of membership of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association

Late Spring Mixer at Troquet

Kari Burnett, Jane Florine and Ron Harvey

Kari Burnett, Jane Florine and Ron Harvey. Florine is leaving for Argentina on June 30 to do research on ethnomusicology.

By Elio Leturia— SEVENTEEN FULBRIGHTERS, among them Chicago Chapter board members, alumni and students gathered on the evening of June 10 at Troquet Bar to socialize, network and share their Fulbright experiences.

This is our second “mixer,” informal opportunities that aim to connect in a casual atmosphere, Fulbrighters and friends of Fulbright. Last night there were wine specials at this nice Gold Coast bar, and despite the rain, all of us had a great time.

Jenni Schneiderman, our Director of Membership, has been organizing these informal mixers. For suggestions about where to host future ones, please email Jenni at jenni.schneiderman@gmail.com

The next Fulbright mixer will be on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. Location TBA. Mark your calendars!

Jenni Schneiderman, Fred Siegman and Paul, a studio art professor who got Fulbrights in the UK

Jenni Schneiderman, Fred Siegman and Paul Witt, a studio art teacher who got Fulbrights in the UK and came from Lake Bluff to the mixer.

Fulbright Chicago Mixer in River North

TroquetJOIN THE FULBRIGHT CHICAGO Alumni Association for a vibrant membership mixer!

WHEN Tuesday, June 10th, 2014,  5:30 – 8:00pm

WHERE Troquet, River North, 111 W. Huron @ Clark, Chicago, IL 60654

Join us for drinks and appetizers after work in the good company of the worldly Fulbright community in Chicagoland.

Please RSVP by 6/7/14 to jenni.schneiderman@gmail.com
House red and white wines $6. Pay for your own drinks and appetizers.