Vocalist TJ Crawley performing live at the 2020 Fulbright Chicago Winter Reception

TJ Crawley will be performing at the Fulbright Chicago Winter Wonderland Reception at Columbia College Chicago

NAMED “BEST GOSPEL Entertainer of the Year” at the 2015 Chicago Music Awards, vocalist Tina Jenkins Crawley will be performing at the 2020 Fulbright Chicago Winter Wonderland Reception.

Her repertoire includes upbeat jazz, familiar & current pop tunes with a jazz feel, upbeat hits from the decades—and all genre kind of background vibe. Tina will be accompanied by Amr Fahmy on piano.

DATE Friday, January 24, 2020
TIME 6:30pm – 8:30pm
LOCATION Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Fl, Chicago, IL 60605

RSVPs are required by Monday, January 20, 2020! Please R.S.V.P. clicking HERE.

COST FREE for current visiting Fulbright Students and Scholars and members of the consular corps.
$20 per person for guests, family members, Fulbright Association members and Fulbright Alumni. You can pay in cash, or check, or credit card onsite.

Light fare and wine/beer will be provided.

Street parking is available on Wabash Ave. and in nearby lots. Visit Spothero for deals.

If you will be using public transportation, you can plan your trip with the CTA Trip Planner: www.transitchicago.com
The building is walking distance to the Roosevelt Ave/State St. train stop.

If you have questions about the event, please email fulbrightchicago@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

*Please note that photos and video will be taken at the event.

This program has been made possible by support from the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Let’s celebrate 2020! RSVP for the Fulbright Winter Reception

 

THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION-Chicago Chapter and the Institute of International Education (IIE) invite you, your family, colleagues, and friends to attend the 2020 Winter Wonderland Reception. Reconnect in the New Year with fellow Fulbrighters and alumni!

DATE Friday, January 24, 2020
TIME 6:30pm – 8:30pm
LOCATION Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Fl, Chicago, IL 60605

RSVPs are required by Monday, January 20, 2020! Please R.S.V.P. clicking HERE.


»Light fare and wine/beer will be provided.
»The program will feature live music by Tina Jenkins Crawley who will be performing along with a pianist.


COST FREE for current visiting Fulbright Students and Scholars and members of the consular corps.
$20 per person for guests, family members, Fulbright Association members and Fulbright Alumni. You can pay in cash, or check, or credit card onsite.

Street parking is available on Wabash Ave. and in nearby lots. Visit Spothero for deals.

If you will be using public transportation, you can plan your trip with the CTA Trip Planner: www.transitchicago.com
The building is walking distance to the Roosevelt Ave/State St. train stop.

If you have questions about the event, please email fulbrightchicago@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

*Please note that photos and video will be taken at the event.

This program has been made possible by support from the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

This weekend a night of theater for $10; only for Fulbrighters!

“Exquisita Agonía” by Nilo Cruz, directed by Marcela Muñoz, Aguijón Theater.

IF YOU ARE A FULBRIGHT student or scholar, or a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, you can come and see “Exquisita Agonía” this weekend (Friday 15, Saturday 16 or Sunday 17) for only $10! The play by Pulitzer-Prize winner Nilo Cruz, directed by Marcela Muñoz, is opening the 31st season of Aguijón Theater.

You only need to use the code FULBRIGHT when purchasing your tickets HERE.

DATES | TIME Friday, November 15, 2019, 8 pm. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8 pm. Sunday, November 17, 2019, 6 pm.

LOCATION Aguijón Theater | 2707 North Laramie Ave., Chicago, IL 60639

COST $10 with code FULBRIGHT. Get your tickets HERE.

The play is presented in Spanish with English supertitles.

In “Exquisita Agonía,” world famous soprano Millie Marcel is unable to return to her elegant jet setting life after the death of her equally sophisticated and famous composer husband. An obsession with knowing exactly who received her husband’s heart leads Millie on a relentless pursuit to meet its recipient and, inadvertently, uncovering devastating truths within her own family.

Aguijón Theater is the oldest Latino theater company in Chicago and during the past 30 years has produced over 160 artistic events that include theater plays, monologues, music, poetry and dance shows, colloquia, recitals, staged readings, acting workshops, exhibitions, round tables, and book presentations.

The cast of “Exquisita Agonía” includes Cuban Sándor Menéndez (Imanol,) Colombian Andrea Leguizamón (Romy,) Mexican Víctor Salinas (Tommy,) Venezuelan Israel Balza (Amér,) Peruvian Elio Leturia (Dr. Castillo,) and Colombian Rosario Vargas (Millie.)

Check out what the Chicago Reader and Windy City Times had to say about “Exquisita Agonía.”

The show opened its 31st season on October 17 as part of the third edition of the Destinos Chicago International Latino Theater Festival organized and produced by the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) and runs through November 24 at Aguijón Theater, located at 2707 North Laramie Avenue in Chicago’s Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.

If you will be using public transportation, you can plan your trip with the CTA Trip Planner: www.transitchicago.com

 

 

Free reception celebrating 2019 International Education Week!

THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION-Chicago Chapter and WorldChicago invite you, your family, colleagues, and friends to attend our International Education Week Reception.

International Education Week (November 18-22, 2019) was established by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. We celebrate the benefits of international education with over 190 countries worldwide.

This year we are featuring Seth Green, left, founding director of the Baumhart Center, an interdisciplinary center at Loyola University Chicago that equips Chicagoland leaders and students with the business tools to accelerate social impact. Green is also an executive lecturer in the Management Department of Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, where he teaches courses on nonprofit leadership, social entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility.

DATE Monday, November 18th, 2019
TIME 5:30-8:00 p.m.
LOCATION The Chicago School of Professional Psychology | 325 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

RSVPs are required. Please R.S.V.P. using this FORM.

COST FREE

If you will be using public transportation, you can plan your trip with the CTA Trip Planner: www.transitchicago.com

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

*Please note that photos and video will be taken at the event.

This program has been made possible by support from the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

PASSPORT to the World–International networking reception

THE ROTARY CLUB of Chicago, the Chicago Consular Corps and the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association invite you to a unique networking reception.

More than 250 guests from Chicago’s diplomatic, academic and business communities will explore over 40 country display tables in a trade show like environment. Heavy appetizers will be provided as well as an open bar.

DATE Tuesday, November 5, 2019

TIME 5:30-7:30 p.m.

VENUE Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604

COST $40.00

RSVP Please RSVP by November 1 by visiting www.rotaryone.org or by clicking on the invitation or link below:     https://rotaryone.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=501199&item_id=651975

Questions: contact Don Garner at dgarner@llmlaw.com

Attire: Business Special note: Photos and video will be taken at the event.

“Aguijón 30 Years” Book Launch & Reception

In 2011, Aguijón Theater produced two versions of Antigone.

THE CONSULATE OF PERU in Chicago,  the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association and the Columbia College Chicago Communication Department invite you to attend the “Aguijón 30 años | Aguijón 30 Years” book launch and reception.

The 146-page bilingual book presents over 300 photographs.

Aguijón Theater, the oldest Latino theater company in Chicago, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the release of an illustrated bilingual book. The historical research was led by Peruvian journalist and Columbia College Chicago Associate Professor Elio Leturia (Fulbright USA, 1990-91) and was supported by Mexican writers Andrea Ojeda and Marcopolo Soto.

DATE Monday, October 21, 2019

TIME 6:30-8:30 p.m.

LOCATION Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, 623 South Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60605

RSVPs are required by Wednesday, October 16, 2019!  Please R.S.V.P. clicking HERE.

In eight chapters, in Spanish and English, 146 pages and more than 300 photographs, you will find the history of Aguijón Theater since its inception. The book includes the congratulations of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa, as well as 14 testimonies of playwrights and theater scholars from Colombia, Uruguay, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Spain, Peru, Mexico and the United States.

Director and actor Rosario Vargas founded Aguijón Theater in 1989.

So far, Aguijón Theater has produced three plays: “Casa Propia,” “No se vende” and “La gran Tirana.” “Exquisita agonía” opens on October 17, 2019 as part of Destinos, III Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.

Street parking is available.

If you will be using public transportation, you can plan your trip with CTA Trip Planner 

If you have questions about the event, please email eleturia@colum.edu

*Please note that photos and video will be taken at the event.

This program has been made possible by support from the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Consulate of Peru in Chicago and Columbia College Chicago.

Welcome to Chicago Fulbrighters! Let’s explore Chinatown!

THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION-Chicago Chapter and the Institute of International Education (IIE) invite you, your family, colleagues, and friends to attend our 2019 Fall Welcome. This year we are highlighting Chicago’s vibrant Chinatown neighborhood! Our Fall Welcome has two parts: A luncheon and a guided tour.

DATE  Sunday, September 29th, 2019


TIME  1:00-2:30p.m. Lunch
LOCATION MingHin Cuisine Chinatown, 2168 S. Archer, Chicago, IL
*Group will then walk to cultural activity


TIME 3-5p.m. Guided Tour
LOCATION Chinese American Museum of Chicago,  238 W. 23rd St., Chicago, IL


RSVPs are required by Sunday, September 22, 2019!  Please R.S.V.P. clicking HERE.

The purpose of this event is to welcome the visiting students and scholars who have recently arrived to Chicago for their Fulbright. The gathering provides an opportunity for Fulbright Association members of the Chicago Chapter to welcome and engage our guests, and for visiting Fulbrighters and alumni to affirm friendships as well as academic and professional connections.

COST This event is FREE for current visiting Fulbright Students and Scholars and members of the consular corps.
The cost for guests, family members, Fulbright Association members and Fulbright Alumni is $15 per person.

You may pay via PayPal by clicking HERE.

You may also pay cash in person, at the event.  We are unable to take credit card payments at the event.

Street parking is available.

If you will be using public transportation, you can plan your trip with the CTA Trip Planner: www.transitchicago.com

If you have questions about the event, please email fulbrightchicago@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at the event!  *Please note that photos and video will be taken at the event.

This program has been made possible by support from the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.