Deacon Gabriel Alemayehu, a Hellenic College senior, recently attended The Young Preacher's Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a native of Ethiopia and came to the United States at a young age and settled in Seattle, Washington. He is a deacon in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
This academic year he is a Fellow of The Fund for Theological Education, an organization that supports the theological education of undergraduate and graduate students across the United States. The FTE sponsored his attendance at the festival.
Dr. Michael Kisembo, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Management at Hellenic College, participated in a national project conducted by the Educational Policy Improvement Center that was designed to evaluate the Common Core Standards, which have been recently adopted by over thirty states. Participants rated the importance of the standards for student success in their courses and provided additional information helpful in determining the content and challenge level of their courses in relation to the standards.
Marian Simion, Adjunct Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Hellenic College, will be teaching a course entitled "War and Peacemaking in Orthodox Christianity" this semester. He is the Assistant Director of The Boston Theological Institute (a consortium of eight departments or schools of theology in colleges and universities in the Boston area), a field education supervisor at Harvard Divinity School and also teaches Peace Studies at the Boston College Department of Theology.
The Hellenic College Holy Cross Ambassador Basketball Team is in Oklahoma City this weekend, from January 14 to January 17, to participate in the Metropolis of Denver GOYA Basketball Tournament. The team will play an exhibition game against the coaches.
Panayiotis League, Instructor of Modern Greek Studies and Music at Hellenic College, is in Tarpon Springs through January 12, giving a series of lectures on traditional Greek music, in conjunction with the annual Epiphany celebrations. He was invited by the City of Tarpon Springs and the Florida Folklife Association.
The Very Reverend Dr. Joachim Cotsonis, Director of the Archbishop Iakovos Library and Learning Resource Center, and Byzantine art historian, was recently appointed by Dumbarton Oaks of Harvard University to participate in and serve as an iconographic consultant for the international Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Seals Workshop. Fr. Cotsonis' research and publication specialty is devoted to the religious images found on Byzantine seals, of which Dumbarton Oaks has the largest collection. His presentation was in the session devoted to international standards for images. Dumbarton Oaks gathered numerous international scholars for this event in order to plan for its future digitization of its seal collection. Fr.
Below is a list of upcoming events at Hellenic College Holy Cross. For a complete list, please refer to our Campus Calendar.