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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 16 May 2015
NEWS 8 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 16 MAY 2015 Periodical Antipodes calls for submissions The competition includes works written in Greek or English for poetry, short story and one-act theatrical play categories The Greek-Australian Cultural League (GACL) is openly calling for submissions for its annual literary competition. This issue will publish works submitted by its members, such as poems, short stories, studies, essays, book reviews and other literary works, in Greek and English. Submitted works, in order to be published in the periodical, must be approved by the editorial committee. Contributions for the competition can be submitted in either the Greek or English language and will be judged separately for each language. All submissions should be the original works of the author and should not have been submitted in another competition or previously published. A pseudonym must be used to replace the author's name on the pages. The same pseudonym needs to be used for every submission by the same person. The author's full name and corresponding pseudonym, as well as address, telephone number and email, along with the title of the work/s should be placed in a separate sealed envelope with their entry/entries to ensure their anonymity. There can be only one entry per category, while there is also a word limit which differentiates accordingly. Poems should not exceed 100 lines, prose entries should not exceed 2000 words, and the one-act play should not exceed 15 minutes’ duration. Works that exceed the specified size limits will be rejected without involving the editorial committee. For each entry, the writer must provide the committee with four copies of their submission, one for each judge. These copies will not be returned to the participants. In addition to the four hard copies the applicants should also forward their files electronically via email to gacl. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org The final results of the literary competition will be announced at a special function incorporating the launch of DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Hellenic Initiative launches in Australia Andrew Liveris to host inaugural dinner A $300 a head dinner in Melbourne on June 3 will celebrate the much-anticipated inauguration of The Hellenic Initiative Australia. The Hellenic Initiative (THI) was first established in the United States in 2012 to assist crisis relief and encourage business entrepreneurship in Greece. Since its conception, THI has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to NGOs in Greece which provide assistance to some of those most severely affected by the economic crisis, along with venture capital programs. The organisation's funds are provided by hundreds of US-based donors. THI's executive director Mark Arey visited Melbourne and Sydney in March in preparation for the launch of its Australian arm. Darwin-born Andrew Liveris, president and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company and chair of THI in the United States, will host the dinner in association with ANZ. THI's board members include solicitor and chair of South Sydney NRL club Nick Pappas who will give a keynote address at the event. Also giving presentations will be the organisation's program director in Athens, Michael Printzos, and THI Australia board member Peter Abraam. For further information email email@example.com or call 03 9021 8967. Issue 60 of the Antipodes periodical (2014). the League's annual, bilingual periodical in November 2015. All first-prize-winning works of every category will be published in Antipodes Vol. 61, which will be launched on the same day of the ceremony and commemorative certificates will be posted to the winners. All entries must be submitted at the latest by 26th June, 2015 to the following address: GreekAustralian Cultural League, University of Melbourne, PO Box 4307, Parkville, VIC, 3052, Australia For more information visit www.gacl.com.au Greek studies guru in new position at CDU Charles Darwin University's new head of Greek studies says he will focus on strengthening postgraduate programs and community engagement in his newly created position. Head of Greek Studies Associate Professor George Frazis has worked in tertiary education for more than three decades and helped pioneer Greek studies units at CDU in 2003 through Flinders University. "Learning a foreign language is so important because not only do you learn a new language but also the culture, values and history that go along with it," Dr Frazis said. "I am very proud and happy to now be part of both this community and the CDU community." The Greek-born academic has had a longstanding connection intensive course. CDU’s Head of Greek Studies Associate Professor George Frazis, says he lives for Greek studies. with Darwin since his father migrated there from Greece in 1963. He said his first priority in the position was to establish new relationships with interstate and overseas universities to enhance CDU's language units through resource shar- ing and teaching collaborations. Dr Frazis is also the coordinator of CDU's successful and well-supported Greek in-country language and culture program and each year accompanies students to Greece for a three-week He completed a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Adelaide in 1987 and then a Master of Arts at Flinders University in 1995. Dr Frazis also completed a PhD in 1999 on the 20th century Greek writer, Pandelis Prevelakis. The new position has received strong community support and financial backing from the Friends of Greek Language and Culture, the Guardians of Greek Language and Culture and the CDU Foundation. Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts Professor Giselle Byrnes has acknowledged the generous support of the local Greek community and longstanding supporters of CDU. Sophie Mirabella confirms she will seek Liberal preselection for Indi Former federal Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella has ended months of speculation by announcing she will seek preselection in her old Victorian seat of Indi. The Liberal preselection nomination period ends on May 22 and a candidate for Indi will be chosen next month. Mrs Mirabella lost the seat she held for 12 years in the last federal election to inde- pendent Cathy McGowan. Ms McGowan would not be drawn on the possibility of contesting Indi against her predecessor. "I welcome all candidates and I'm looking forward to an election where there's a diversity of people and positions," she said. "And the whole campaign will be based on policy, so that's what I'm really looking forward to.” Sophie Mirabella, a former Liberal frontbencher, lost the seat she held for 12 years at the last federal election.
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