The Modern Greek Studies Program does not restrict its activities only in campus, but aims to provide services to the wider society and to populations who do not have access to the services which our students have in an attempt to raise awareness of and contribute to the study of Greek language, history, society and culture. During the last academic year the following outreach activities were organized by the program:

You can acccess Dr. Katsikas' interview on "The Greek Star" newspaper of Chicago by clicking on this link:

You can access Dr. Katsikas' interview on the radio program "Focus" on the WILL/Illinois Public Media Program by clikcin on this link:

Poster of Macedonian Society of Greater Chicago Event Thessalonike Thorugh the Ages

You can acces Dr. Katsikas' Power Point Slide Presentation: "Thessalonike: The Imperial City at the Age of Modernity" by clicking on this link:

The Second Annual Greek Film Festival in Champaign took place in March 9-10, 2013. The event co-organized with the FilmHellenes of Chicago and came almost a year after the successful First Greek Film Festival in Champaign, March 2-3 2012, which like the Second Annual Greek Film Festival attracted wide support across the University campus, the wider community of Champaign and the Greek community of Illinois and US Mid-west. This is well reflected on the wide range of sponsors who supported the event and included various and diverse academic units across campus, student organizations, the private sector and many others. The Festival featured contemporary, juried-selected films (feature-length, documentaries, shorts and student films) from Hellenic filmmakers worldwide. The two-day event included screening of 12 films at the Art Theater in Champaign (Downtown). The films were selected by a committee appointed by the Modern Greek Studies Program and were screened in the Second Annual Greek Film Festival organized by the FilmHellenes in Chicago, October 4-8 2012. The festival was attended by around 400 community members from different ethnic and age backgrounds. According to the level sponsorship, sponsors were divided in four different: a) Platinum Sponsors: Office of Public Engagement; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics and the European Union Center; b) Golden Sponsors: Department of Linguistics; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES); Pepsi Cola CU Bottling Co. (family owned business and operated since 1953); c) Silver Sponsors: Russian, East European and Eurasian Center (REEEC); Merry Ann’s Dinner; Exile on the Main Street; d) Bronze Sponsors: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies. Organization of the event was assisted by OCE-Atlas Digital Media, the Hellenic Student Association (HAS) and the Hellenic American Student Organization (HASO). For more details on the program of the festival and other information you can visit the following website: http://www.moderngreek.illinois.edu/events/filmfestival2/

Poster Second Annual Greek Film Festival in Champaign 2013

You can access Dr. Katsikas' lecture at Georgetown University by clicking on this link: