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Ourania Stephanides
St. Petersburg College

             TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2010) – St. Petersburg College’s Tarpon Springs campus will host a number of activities during the second day of the two-day 15th annual Forum/Conference of The American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture (AFGLC), planned for Feb. 19 – 20 in Tampa and Tarpon Springs.

  • All activities of the first day (Friday, Feb. 19) will take place in Room 2708, Marshall Center, University of South Florida. Tampa, Fla., 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; a reception will follow at 6 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 37 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa.
  • The activities of the second day (Saturday, Feb. 20) will take place in Room 156, Lyceum, St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs campus, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; they will be followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Spanos-Pappas Community Center, 348 North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon  Springs. Pianist and composer George Skaroulis will present a recital that will include his newest composition on Tarpon Springs’ Epiphany celebration. Admission of $15 will benefit the Dr. D. Halkias Lecture Series on Faith. Tickets are available online and may be purchased by calling: 404-816-6372 or 813-789-4134; or on-line at: www.evzonemusic.com).

            All events are free and open to the public.

            The Annual Forum/Conference benefits the AFGLC membership, the faculty and students of the hosting university, and society at large. Scholars present papers and lead discussions on topics relating to nearly 2,000 years of Hellenic thought.

            AFGLC (www.afglc.com) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Hellenism and the Hellenic spirit. Members believe America’s future leaders must have the same level of knowledge of the forces that shaped today’s world as did the founders of the U.S. AFGLC and its parent, the International Foundation for Greek Language and Culture (IFGLC), are dedicated to passing the torch of knowledge to today’s young in appropriate academic settings through Interdisciplinary Centers of Hellenic Studies (ICHS) at selected universities.

            Each ICHS consists of five professorships, each bearing the name of the benefactor whose donated funds helped establish it. Professorships are endowed and cover all aspects of Hellenic culture: Language and Literature; Philosophy; History; Culture; and Byzantine History & Orthodox Religion.

            ICHS model centers now exist at the University of South Florida and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. These centers are supported by the AFGLC chapters in Tampa Bay and Tri-State, respectively. AFGLC also has chapters in St. Louis; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Bogota, Colombia; and, most recently, in New York state, in partnership with Stony Brook University.

            AFGLC is greatly assisted in its mission by its chapter in Greece, the IFGLC Athens Center, which serves as an indispensable link with Greece.


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