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     UPCOMING EVENTS

July Fourth Potluck Party
Friday, July 4, 5 PM - 8 PM


Bring American Pie or food dressed in W/R/B
Quizzes, Games, Arts & Crafts
Music
Contests for old and young
Fly your kite
Dressing up contest: American Theme –
WEAR something RED, something WHITE, something borrowed, something BLUE

Please, contribute to the food with your favorite Independence Day dishes, snacks or cakes and drinks.
If you want to have barbecue outside PLEASE bring ALL necessary equipment, tools, ingredients and accessories!!! We can only provide you with a great spot to prepare your sausages or hamburgers.

For more information: debrecen@americancorner.hu or Cell: 06.20.363.888606.20.363.8886


Dear American Corner Guests and visitors,

PLEASE note that the American Corner Debrecen is switching to SUMMER OPENING HOURS from July 1 through September 1, 2014:

SUMMER OPENING HOURS

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 1 PM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM - 4 PM
Thursday: 1 PM - 6 PM
Friday: 12 PM - 4 PM
Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday, July 3, 2014: CLOSED

SUMMER RECESS: July 28 to August 11, 2014

National Holiday: August 20, 2014: CLOSED

The American Corner Library will be under inventory and technological renewal from July 1, 2014.

All checked out items must be returned by July 1, 2014!

Thank you for your understanding.

English Conversation Club in July
Tuesday, July 1, 4 PM
July 8, 4 PM
July 15, 4 PM
July 22, 4 PM

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.
The club is free of charge.

kiDs CORNER
Theme: Our Oceans & Independence Day
Tuesday, July 1, 2 PM

We are looking forward to the registration of kids between the ages of 4 - 12yrs.
If your kids are interested in finding out more about the U.S. through games, nursery rhymes, songs and fun activities REGISTER with debrecen@americancorner.hu

Chasing Ice - Documentary Screening and Discussion Afternoon at English Conversation Club
Tuesday, June 24, 5 PM

CHASING ICE 77 minutes - English subtitles

Chasing Ice is an Academy Award –nominated documentary film that captures visual evidence of climate change through the use of time-lapse photography. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, has been broadcast in 172 countries, and has won nearly 40 awards from festivals around the world. The film has also been screened at the United Nations, before Congress, and at the White House. It is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog conceived the boldest expedition of his life: the Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Check out trailer here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIZTMVNBjc4

The screening is followed by an exciting hour of discussion and gaming on climate change and environmental protection

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.
The club is free of charge.

kiDs CORNER
Flag Day Theme
Tuesday, June 17, 3 PM

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday. The American flag, also nicknamed as “Old Glory” or “star-spangled banner”, has changed designs over the centuries. It consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars. Each of the 50 stars represents one of the 50 states in the United States and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies that became the first states in the Union. 

We are looking forward to the registration of kids between the ages of 4 - 12yrs.

If your kids are interested in finding out more about the U.S. through games, nursery rhymes, songs and fun activities REGISTER with debrecen@americancorner.hu


NEW REGULAR PROGRAM to start the Summer with MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Stretch your limits, stretch your mind, JOIN the


 READY - SET - GO boardgame jamboree
June 11, 3 PM
June 25, 3 PM


If you want to have fun after school, socialize with your friends and learn  special vocabulary by playing boardgames - THINK NO FURTHER! The American Corner Debrecen expanded its boardgame collection during winter and now we can offer a selection of more than 50 boardgames to play. There is no age limit to register for the club. We have games from 0 - 99.

The number of available spots for the club is limited so DO NOT hesitate to register early at debrecen@americancorner.hu
 

AC Tour for Tóth Árpád Grammar School students
June 5, 1 PM


The American Corner Debrecen provides AC Tours for high school and primary school groups in English. The focus of the tour is to introduce youth to the services of the American Corner Debrecen and familiarize them with American culture via books, games, videos and quizzes during their visit. As per request we can adjust the AC Tour content to the proficiency level and needs of the groups. AC Tour visits are hosted only by appointment. Please register your group at debrecen@americacorner.hu

  English Conversation Club
June 3, 5 PM
June10, 5 PM
June 17, 5 PM

June 24, 5 PM SPECIAL EDITION

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.
The club is free of charge.


Weapons of Democracy: How Social Reformers Became Propagandists for War - outreach presentation at Ady Endre Secondary School
Guest speaker: Professor Jonathan Auerbach, University of Maryland, Fulbright Senior Specialist Program
Tuesday, June 3, 9:30 AM

What is the role of the media in influencing people’s beliefs and values? This talk examines the paradoxical and disturbing connections between propaganda and Progressivism, a crucial period of American history (1890-1920) marked by reform efforts designed to awaken the country’s democratic potential. This reformation required leaders to actively shape and educate the public through techniques of mass persuasion. Directed by the State, such publicity culminated during the First World War in the creation of an enormous propaganda apparatus that saturated the US and nations abroad with patriotic messages about the greatness of America.


Native American Adventure Day
Sunday, June 1, 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Venue: Liget lakópark

The American Corner Debrecen is participating with an
experiential learning project at Dombos tanya Children's Day this year. Hungarian kids and adults could learn about the Prairie Indians and their culture by taking part in our Native American Adventure Day.
 

Native American Adventure Day
Saturday, May 31, 2 PM - 5 PM
Venue: Dombos Tanya
The American Corner Debrecen is participating with an
experiential learning project at Dombos tanya Children's Day this year. Hungarian kids and adults could learn about the Prairie Indians and their culture by taking part in our Native American Adventure Day.

Native American Adventure Day
Saturday, May 31, 10 AM - 1 PM
Venue: Gáspár György Kert Childern's Day

The American Corner Debrecen is participating with an
experiential learning project at Gáspár György Kert Children's Day this year. Hungarian kids and adults could learn about the Prairie Indians and their culture by taking part in our Native American Adventure Day.

kiDs CORNER
Friday, May 30, 4:30 PM


We are looking forward to the registration of kids between the ages of
4 - 12 yrs
If your kids are interested in finding out more about the U.S. through games, nursery rhymes, songs and fun activities REGISTER with debrecen@americancorner.hu

Preparing for the Right Test: Standardized Test Prep for Higher Education in the US
Friday, May 30, 3 PM
Presenter: Andrew Gatti, Fulbright Teaching Assistant


Many American colleges, graduate schools, and scholarships use 4-hour long standardized tests to help make admissions decisions and award scholarships.  Thankfully, it's possible to study for both the SAT (for bachelor's degree admissions) and GRE (for master's and PhD admissions) and earn a much higher score.  Join us for a workshop on "SAT/GRE Tips, Tricks, and Approaches...


How to Write an American Style Essay: Essential Steps for Writing a Quality Application Essay
Thursday, May 29, 5 PM
Presenter: Andrew Gatti, Fulbright Teaching Assistant


Well-formulated essays are a must when applying to colleges and universities.The essay is your chance to highlight your writing skills, your passions, and your personality. Colleges want to know about your character as well as your accomplishments. The essay writing workshops are not only to make your writing better, but also to help you develop as a writer. We will strengthen you as a writer by concentrating on creating thoughtful and articulate arguments that use strong,concise, focused language. Join the workshops to practice your writing skills and receive advice on how to tell your story in a more compelling way that will make the college of your dreams pause and take a second look at what you have to offer them!


The American Corner Debrecen and the Embassy of the United States Budapest cordially invite you to a special program

Holocaust Remembrance Day: There Was Once...
Wednesday, May 28, 2 PM - 6 PM
Venue: MODEM Modern és Kortárs Művészeti Központ
4026 Debrecen, Baltazár Dezső tér 1. multimedia room/ III. floor

PROGRAM:

2 PM | OPENING REMARKS

Karyn A. Posner-Mullen | Public Affairs Counselor| U.S. EMBASSY 

Moderators

Dr. Tibor Glant | Head of the North American Department | University of Debrecen

Attila Lénárt-Muszka | Ph.D. student | University of Debrecen

 
2:20 PM | MOVIE SCREENING 

THERE WAS ONCE…

Gabor Kalman’s Documentary Film About Hungarian Holocaust with Hungarian Subtitles

 
4:00 PM | REFRESHMENTS

 
4:20 PM | AN AFTERNOON WITH GABOR KALMAN FILMMAKER 

Following the screening there will be a discussion with the director

 
5:30 PM | GUEST PERFORMANCE 

HANA’S SUITCASE BY KAREN LEVINE performed by Ady Endre Secondary School Theater Studies Students in Hungarian

Ladányi Laura and Teremi Sára | directors

Ady Endre Secondary School 12 D |performers

 
 
6:00 PM | CLOSING REMARKS

The program is free and open to the public.

Szoboszlói Úti Primary School’s Project exhibition titled Lessons from Majdanek will be on display.




Love A Tree Day 2014 - Arts and Crafts Workshop - Join us for a Fun Morning!
Saturday, May 24, 10 AM - 12 PM
Venue: Vezér utcai Sportpálya


Love a Tree Day takes place on May 16, 2014. It's a holiday to show your love for trees, maybe by giving them a great big hug. Trees play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate. The American Corner Debrecen in cooperation with DMK Újkerti Közösségi Ház will organize an arts and crafts workshop for Love a Tree Day. Come and join us to express your love of nature.

Emese Fisher művészi világa: Új - Mexikó földrajzi adottságainak hatása egy európai művész festészetére
Friday, May 23, 5 PM
Presenter: Emese Fisher
The language of the program is Hungarian.

Erős, kitartó magyar hölgy vagyok, aki nyakába vette a világot és bebarangolta a vadnyugatot.  Miközben nevelte gyermekét és tanulta az angol nyelvet, ingatlan eladónak képesítette magát. Meg kellett fejtenie a helyi szokásokat és kultúrát, így könnyebben vette az előtte álló akadályokat.

Végül megtalálta azt a helyet, amit itt “Elvarázsolt Táj”- nak neveznek és letelepedett Új- Mexikóban.

Az élet itt sokkal nyugodtabb, így itt nyílt lehetőségem komolyan festészettel foglalkozni. A helybeli egyetemen végeztem képzőművészeti tanfolyamokat, magánórákat is vettem befutott művészektől. A művészeket ahol csak tudom, segítem és támogatom.  

Santa Fe Új-Mexikó fővárosa az egyik világszerte ismert képzőművészeti központ. Három fő kultúrából tevődik össze: angol, spanyol (Hispanic) és őslakos. Ez a különleges keverék érdekes kultúrát és stílust hozott létre. Ez a stílus vonzott engem és nagyon megtetszett. Remélem az Önök tetszését is elnyeri.

Egyéni szemszögből próbálom majd bemutatni Önöknek Ú-Mexikó elvarázsolt tájait, építkezési stílusait és az itt élő embereket.

Briliáns színek, vastagon kent festék, különleges tájak. A tiszta levegő, az erős napsütés és fény befolyásolja a színek minőségét. Állítom, elbűvölő.



Life After Class-Time at Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee
Wednesday, May 14, 4 PM
Guest presenter: Virág Turcsán, Klein Family Scholarship Winner 2013


Are you planning on studying in the US? Would you like to move to a university in the States? Have you already been accepted? Here's what you don't know about living in a college town. Life is not all about classes and homework. There are amazing opportunities outside of the classroom. You might decide you want to go volunteer in New York, Haiti or Ecuador. Guess what! Your school could be paying for it! Would you try working on a farm for extra credit? Maybe set up a hypnotist performance for that boring Wednesday night? Rock-climbing? Start a business company? Fight AIDS? I did all of these in the past 2 months at school. It is unbelievable what you can do after classes if you look around!

NEW REGULAR PROGRAMto start the SPRING with MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Stretch your limits, stretch your mind, JOIN the


 READY - SET - GO boardgame jamboree
Wednesday, May 14, 3 PM
If you want to have fun after school, socialize with your friends and learn  special vocabulary by playing boardgames - THINK NO FURTHER! The American Corner Debrecen expanded its boardgame collection during winter and now we can offer a selection of more than 50 boardgames to play. There is no age limit to register for the club. We have games from 0 - 99.

The number of available spots for the club is limited so DO NOT hesitate to register early at debrecen@americancorner.hu

Spanish Conversation Club
Upcoming dates in May:
Thursday, May 8, 5 PM
                   May 22, 5 PM

All Spanish speakers and those who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills are highly welcome at our event.
The club is free of charge!
Join us to heat up your Spanish!



V. International Event 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 4 PM - 8:30 PM
Venue: MODEM Modern és Kortárs Művészeti Központ
4026 Debrecen, Baltazár Dezső tér 1.


You can find the American Corner booth at the International Event organized by the University of Debrecen.
Do not miss the AC presentation at 4 :15 PM where you can learn about our activities, programs and all the fun you can have if you visit the American Corner Debrecen.

See you there.

English Conversation Club
Upcoming dates in May:
Tuesday, May 6, 5 PM

                  May 13, 5 PM

                  May 20, 5 PM

                  May 27, 5 PM


For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.
The club is free of charge.


Less Known Yugoslav Ethnic Groups in the US
Thursday, April 17, 5 PM

Guest speaker: Professor Matjaz Klemencic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Venue: Méliusz Juhász Péter Library
Bem tér 19.

The Sculpture of David Smith in Europe and America
Tuesday, April 15, 5 PM
Guest speaker: Esther T. Thyssen, Yale PhD, Independent Scholar of Art Histroy

Short Bio: Esther T. Thyssen (Yale PhD 1999) wrote her dissertation on the Abstract Expressionist movement in New York, with focus on the sculpture of the Dorothy Dehner, fellow artists and one-time wife of David Smith. Thyssen has published essays on the work of Dehner and New York School sculpture, and is currently preparing entries on American artists for the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Modernism (forthcoming 2015). As a former Fulbright Guest Professor of American Studies at the University of Debrecen (2006) Thyssen is returning to Debrecen to participate in the American Art History course currently taught by Dr. Lenke Nemeth in the Institute of British and North American Studies.

Abstract:
David Smith (1906-1965)* was the pre-eminent sculptor of the New York School. Best known for his iron and steel constructions, Smith created cohesive sets of sculptures, each organised around a particular system of forms, metaphors, and methods. Smith sculpted found metal with the oxyacetylene torch and welded the cut shapes together. An anthropomorphic tendency recurs regularly in Smith's work, even in the Cubi series (1961-65), mostly composed of spare geometric volumes. Planar parts are joined at angles to entrap space, or layered thinly to slice through space rather than to displace it. From the mid-fifties until his death in a car accident in 1965, Smith's output was prolific and monumental, his process driven by his wartime experience as a machinist and metals fabricator.

The presentation will be held in English.

If you plan to attend the event with a school group please register with debrecen@americancorner.hu.


kiDs CORNER
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 AM


International Children’s Book Day

April 2nd is International Children's Book Day. At our April 5th Kids Corner event we are planning to create great games around books.

We have some tasks for You:

No. 1.: Please bring along your favorite quotations from a Hungarian or American poet! (April 11th is Poetry Day in Hungary and the American Corner Debrecen is participating in a project launched by the Méliusz Juhász Péter Könyvtár to cover our glass windows with favorite quotations.)

No.2.: For YOUNGER ones, think about your favorite tale and children’s book character...we will work with them.

Theme for OLDER ONES:



...In a place once known as North America, now known as Panem, is a very rich City surrounded by twelve Districts. Every year because this very rich City, known as The Capitol, is so rich and likes to think they control all the Districts - which they do - there is something known as The Hunger Games! The Hunger Games is a 2008 science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins.

We chose you to be part of our HUNGER GAMES day!
Let’s EXPLORE and discover it together!
games, role play, costumes and fun...


Our guest presenter and moderator: Zsófi Simon!


Spanish Conversation Club
April 3, 5 PM


All Spanish speakers and those who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills are highly welcome at our event.
The club is free of charge!
Join us to heat up your Spanish!


NEW REGULAR PROGRAMto start the SPRING with MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Stretch your limits, stretch your mind, JOIN the

READY - SET - GO! - boardgame jamboree
April 2, 3 PM
APRIL 9, 3 PM
April 16, 3 PM
April 23, 3 PM
April 30, 3 PM
You can sign up your school group at debrecen@americancorner.hu

If you want to have fun after school, socialize with your friends and learn  special vocabulary by playing boardgames - THINK NO FURTHER! The American Corner Debrecen expanded its boardgame collection during winter and now we can offer a selection of more than 50 boardgames to play. There is no age limit to register for the club. We have games from 0 - 99.

The number of available spots for the club is limited so DO NOT hesitate to register early at debrecen@americancorner.hu

English Conversation Club
Upcoming dates in APRIL:
April 1, 5 PM
April 8, 5 PM
  April 22, 5 PM
  April 29, 5 PM

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.
The club is free of charge.

Fedezze fel Amerikát a fotelben ülve!
Discover the Virtual World of
American Spaces with AC Debrecen!
Wednesday, March 26, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

We launch a session every hour!


Fulbright Scholarships to the United States  -
Info session on 2015/2016 Academic Year Fulbright Scholarship Opportunities
Tuesday, March 25, 10:00 AM
Venue: Debreceni Egyetem, Rektori Tanácsterem, Főépület (II/221.)
4010 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1.

The language of the program is Hungarian
.

kiDs CORNER
Saturday, March 22, 10:00 AM



Study in the USA General Info Session - Tanulj az USA -ban
Friday, March 21, 3 PM
Friday, March 28, 3 PM


General information session about how to apply to US colleges and universities and what scholarships are available for Hungarians.

Speaker: Viktória Tóth, EducationUSA Adviser
Language: Hungarian
Please sign up for the event by sending your name and level of education you wish to pursue in the U.S. to debrecen@americancorner.hu
 

 
St. Patrick's Day Arts & Crafts Afternoon
Friday, March 21, 1:30 PM


Remember the First Ladies: Classical Elegance on Display
Thursday, March 20, 5 PM
Dr. Amy Helene Forss Professor at Metropolitan Community College, Fulbright Lecturer
 
 

The First Lady of the United States serves as a public political extension of her husband the President of the United States. But who is she really? By comparing and contrasting the lives of five First Ladies, namely Martha Washington, Mary Lincoln, Jackie Kennedy, Pat Nixon and Michelle Obama, the audience will have an opportunity to examine the personal worth and historical significance of the First Lady.

Come and participate in a discussion of these amazing women! 



NEW
REGULAR PROGRAM
to start the SPRING with MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Stretch your limits, stretch your mind, JOIN the
READY - SET - GO! - boardgame jamboree
Wednesday, March 19, 3 PM
Friday, March 28, 3 PM




If you want to have fun after school, socialize with your friends and learn  special vocabulary by playing boardgames - THINK NO FURTHER! The American Corner Debrecen expanded its boardgame collection during winter and now we can offer a selection of more than 50 boardgames to play. There is no age limit to register for the club. We have games from 0 - 99.

The number of available spots for the club is limited so DO NOT hesitate to register early at debrecen@americancorner.hu

Miskolci Egyetem Külügyi Börze -
University of Miskolc: International Fair

Thursday, March 13, 9 AM - 2 PM
Venue: Előcsarnok és Díszaula



You can find us at the University of Miskolc and learn more about the American Corner Debrecen, EducationUSA services and Fulbright Scholarship opportunities. Look for one of the logos and feel free to ask questions about US higher education, US college and university application processes.

Club de Conversación en Español - Spanish Conversation Club
Dates in MARCH:
March 13, 6 PM
March 27, 6 PM

All Spanish speakers and those who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills are highly welcome at our event.
The club is free of charge!
Join us to heat up your Spanish!

GROW Camp Reunion Party
Saturday, March 8
, 10 AM to 3 PM

Please RSVP to the event at debrecen@americancorner.hu

ki
Ds CORNER

Saturday, March 8, 10:00 AM


English Conversation Club
Upcoming dates in MARCH:
March 4, 5 PM
March 11, 5 PM
March 18, 5 PM
March 25, 5 PM

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.
The club is free of charge.

MOVIE NIGHT - BAMBOOZLED
 in celebration of African American History Month
Thursday, February 27, 5 PM
Guest speaker, discussion moderator: Dr. Tibor Glant,
Chair of the North American Department, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen



Spanish Conversation Club
Thursday, February 27, 6 PM

 
All Spanish speakers and those who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills are highly welcome at our event.
The club is free of charge!
Join us to heat up your Spanish!

English Conversation Club
Tuesday, February 25, 5 PM

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons


kiDs CORNER
February 22, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


We are looking forward to the registration of kids between the ages of

4 - 12 yrs
If your kids are interested in finding out more about the U.S. through games, nursery rhymes, songs and fun activities REGISTER with debrecen@americancorner.hu

BLACK ORGANIZING IN THE NEW MILLENIUM
February 21, Friday, 5 PM
Venue: American Corner Debrecen
Méliusz Juhász Péter Könyvtár
4026 Debrecen, Bem tér 19.

A Presentation in Celebration of African American History Month in Hungary 

Quanisha Smith 

Co-Executive Director Action United,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Biography:

Quanisha M. Smith grew up in a public housing project in the South Bronx (New York City), and where it not for scholarships and educational opportunities in her community, she does not know where she would be today. Fueled by a passion to pave the way for children with similar backgrounds and for social change, Quanisha worked in youth development before she chose a career in community organizing around social & economic justice campaigns for ACORN. Quanisha is locally-recognized for her educational and community development work with ACTION United, Pennsylvania’s largest community organization of low to moderate income families. Quanisha has been a vital part of ACTION United's organizational management. As a senior staff member, she translates her holistic view and experience with community organizing into easily understandable lessons for their staff and members. She can articulate and teach this model of community organizing to others for effective implementation.Quanisha is a University of Pennsylvania Alumni and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Services from Springfield College where she learned to combine social change theory with practice. She's currently a candidate for a Masters in Social Service with a concentration in Community Practice, Policy & Advocacy from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.


Abstract:

Historically, the African-American community has played a key leadership role in social change in the U.S., whether at the forefront of sweeping movements or as inspiration for other communities to organize. A new generation of Black organizers and activists are continuing the leadership and activism. Discover how African-Americans are creating social change to uphold civil, educational and human rights in the new millennium.


Admission is FREE! If you plan to attend the event with a group PLEASE register with debrecen@americancorner.hu till February 20, 2014.
The language of the program is English wih Hungarian translation.

English Conversation Club
February 18, Tuesday, 5 PM




For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.





Life and Work of Big Little-Bird: The American Society Through the Eyes of a Native American Poet
February 12, Wednesday, 5 PM
Our unique guest will be:
Jim Northrup
Minnesota, U.S.A.
Native American poet, writer and storyteller


Moderator: Dr. Szathmári Judit, Assistant Professor, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen
Program  description:

 The American Corner Debrecen and the U.S. Embassy Budapest is proud to present Jim Northrup, a poet, performer and political commentator from the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation in Minnesota. Mr. Northrup and his family live the traditional life of the Anishinaabe (Native American) people, which includes making winnowing baskets and harvesting wild rice and maple syrup. Jim often tells stories through the perspective of his immediate family and uses a folksy style to make points about United States - Native American interactions. In his writings, he describes life on the reservation with candor and wry humor. Jim Northrup is an award-winning journalist who writes a syndicated column, Fond du Lac Follies, which is distributed in The Circle, The Native American Press, and News From Indian Country. http://thecirclenews.org. His writing is known for its warm humor with sharply political undertones. Born in the Government Hospital on the reservation, Jim Northup went to school at the Pipestone Indian School, where he was physically abused by teachers and fellow students. He grew up to become a tough street fighter, unafraid to give his views. Service in Vietnam and a surfeit of family tragedy have added to his strong voice. He courageously addresses the darker side of life. A collection of Jim Northrup’s poems has been recently published in Hungary with a title deriving from his Anishinaabe name "Chibenashi" ("Big little-bird"). He will read his poems, tell about his career as a writer and provide insight into the lives of Native Americans in contemporary American society.

 

The program is FREE of charge.

The event will be held in English WITH TRANSLATION.

 

If you plan to attend the event with a school group PLEASE register with debrecen@americancorner.hu by 8 PM on Tuesday, February 11.


SUPER BOWL XLVIII NIGHT with the AMERICAN CORNER - Super Bowl XLVIII maraton a debreceni Amerikai Kuckóval
February 2, Sunday 5 pm - end of game


English Conversation Club
January 28, Tuesday, 5 pm

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.


Tojásfoci magyar módra - Így csinálják a tengerentúlon: Az amerikai foci kultúrája
January 28, Tuesday, 5 - 7 pm

Előadók:
Dr. Glant Tibor,
Angol-Amerikai Intézet, Észak-Amerikai Tanszék vezetője, Debreceni Egyetem

Makranczi László,
Magyar Amerikai Football Szövetség újságírója, Debrecen Gladiators sajtóreferense

Tojásfoci magyar módra
Makranczi László


Minden, amit csak tudni szeretnél az amerikai foci magyar vonatkozásairól: milyen magyar mérföldkövek születtek az Egyesült Államokban, Hol tart hazánk a világban és Európában, nogyan épül fel a szövetség és a bajnokság. Vajon ugyanolyan izgalmas lehet, mint az NFL? Erre csak akkor kapsz választ, ha eljössz! Gyere el és találkozz a Debrecen Gladiators Amerikai Football Egyesület tagjaival, akik bemutatót is tartanak!


Így csinálják a tengerentúlon:
Az amerikai foci kultúrája
Dr. Glant Tibor


Egy Super Bowlnak nagy hagyománya van az Egyesült Államokban, hiszen az ország egyik, ha nem a legnézettebb sportágáról van szó. De hogy hogyan is alakult ki ez a sportág és ma meddig nőtte ki magát, az február 28-án ki fog derülni. Szó lesz arról, hogy Hálaadáskor milyen nagy hagyománya van a tojásfocinak, vagy magáról a Super Bowlról, ahol az NFC és az AFC bajnoka mérkőzik meg a legendás Vince Lombardiról elnevezett trófeáért. De nemcsak a játékról lesz szó, hogy ekkor például milyen reklámok kerülnek adásba. Ne hagyd ki!

A program ingyenes, nyelve magyar.

Helyszín:

American Corner Debrecen

Méliusz Juhász Péter Könyvtár
4026 Debrecen, Bem tér 19.


Dear Guests, Friends, regular and new AC Attendees,

The American Corner Debrecen had a very busy period during the holidays - it is still not behind us!
We are happily announcing that the mission is completed.





The American Corner Debrecen and EducationUSA Advising Center moved to a new location at Méliusz Juhász Péter Library.

NEW ADDRESS:
American Corner Debrecen and EducationUSA Advising Center
Méliusz Juhász Péter Library
H-4026 Debrecen, Bem tér 19.


We are looking forward to hosting you here.

We were working hard to create a friendly and beautiful environment.


What we offer:

Great programs, language learning, cultural adventures, EducationUSA advising, English language LIBRARY, magazines updated all the time...

Amazing BOOKS to read in our LIBRARY

Brand new board game collection: Scrabble Cooking, Bang, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, Literati, Cage Bingo, Americana Trivia, Quelf, Flippin Out, Monopoly Junior ...etc.

we have more than a hundred NEW movies to watch.

Endless row of fun!

You can drop by any time during the open hours bring a group and try out yourself!

NEW OPEN HOURS:


Meet you at the American Corner Debrecen.

MOOC - UC Berkeley Announces the Second Part of College Writing 2.2x

This is the second part of the College Writing 2x course.  Participating in Part I, however, is not a pre-requisite for joining Part II. 

The course will begin on January 23, 2014! 

www.edx.org/course/uc-berkeleyx/uc-berkeleyx-colwri2-2x-principles-1348


Educatio: 14th International Study Fair
January 16 - 18, 2014
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

Address: 1143 Budapest, Stefánia út 2.

It is time to ask your questions,
Do not hesitiate to join us.



For further information please visit:
kiallitas.educatio.hu/


Dear Friends & Guests,

Please note that the American Corner Debrecen will be CLOSED between
 

December 9, 2013 and January 20, 2014 due to RELOCATION!

We are looking forward to host you at our new venue Méliusz Juhász Péter Könyvtár

4026 Debrecen, Bem tér 19.


We will keep you posted on the progress of our move.

The American Corner Debrecen Wishes You All Happy Holidays!

PLEASE BRING BACK YOUR LONG OVERDUE LIBRARY ITEMS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.





Santa Claus is coming to town very soon.
But what route is he going to follow? If you want to be updated about his whereabouts and actually track him on Christmas Eve, check this website out:


www.noradsanta.org/

You can also find NORAD on facebook: www.facebook.com/noradsanta

and on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/noradsanta


Be smart and always be on the alert he can get here any time!


Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
November 28, Thursday, 5 pm
Thanksgiving is the most important family holiday in the United States. Let's celebrate it together with the American Corner Debrecen!


Please, contribute to the dinner with your favorite side-dishes (mashed potatoes, vegetables, rice, etc.) or cakes and drinks. If you would like to join us, please sign up via e-mail (debrecen@americancorner.hu) no later than November 27 and do not forget to mention how you can contribute. Also, please e-mail us if you change your mind about participating or about the dish you are bringing. Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A NEW VENUE THIS YEAR: Studio 111, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen in the main bldg.

Admission is free!


Five Key Ingredients for a Successful Business Career
November 21, Thursday, 6 pm
Presenters: LOUIS JOSEPH MATTIA AND JOHN GARY GRAHAM

What are the ways in which a business person today can get to the top of their game? These five key Ingredients are important reminders of what really matters in business to help achieve success. Each point will be illuminated with Power Point slides and examples of successful young entrepreneurs. To briefly summarize, a business leader today will find that every successful career is built around five key ingredients: 1) Cultivating a love of people because people are your greatest asset; 2) Professionalism, or in short, being really good at what you do; 3) Great communication or how to relate to people; 4) Offering value, that is, offer the best in services, products, performance or price, and lastly; 5) Giving back to your community as a matter of practice. We will unpack each of these five areas to show practical insights and to show why these principles will make a difference in your business career.

Admission is free!

About the presenters:
Louis Joseph Mattia has over 35 years of professional service background in the government, business and nonprofit sectors. He has a Civil Engineering degree from Purdue University, a Master’s Degree from Virginia Theological Seminary, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching from The George Washington University, Washington DC.

John Graham has worked more than 20 years in manufacturing, education, training and consultancy and has a wealth of experience and expertise in developing global employees and leaders. He has provided services in the UK, Japan, South Korea, Ireland, Hungary, Romania and Germany. Before establishing Link Global Business Solutions in Hungary, he spent 6 years in Asia (South Korea and Japan) working for Berlitz, a renowned global education company.


English Conversation Club
November 19, Tuesday, 5 pm - 6 pm
For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.

kiDsCORNER
November 16, Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


We are looking forward to the registration of kids between the ages of
4 - 12 yrs
If your kids are interested in finding out more about the U.S. through games, nursery rhymes, songs and fun activities REGISTER with debrecen@americancorner.hu

Spanish Conversation Club - Club de Conversación en Espanol
November, 14, Thursday, 6 pm

All Spanish speakers and those who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills are highly welcome at our event.

The club is free of charge!

Join us to heat up your Spanish!


International Education Week
November 11 - 15, 2013


US Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, November 13, 4 pm – 6 pm
 Fulbright Commission, BUDAPEST, Baross utca 62., Conference Hall, Ground Floor


You will have a chance to meet with current US Fulbright grantees representing their alma maters, as well as to connect with institutions offering scholarship, study, work, and travel programs to the US.

US institutions represented: University of Scranton, University of Utah, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, University of Iowa, Connecticut College, University of San Diego, Northwestern University, Marquette University, Loyola University, Syracuse University

Invited partner institutions: AFS Intercultural Programs Foundation, ASSIST for High School Studies, Institute of International Education Europe, Bron-Y-Aur International Programs, CCUSA Work Experience USA, StudyTime International Programs



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DAY - Virtual Fair PRESENTED BY EducationUSA
November 13, Wednesday, 5 am - 7 pm EDT


Are you intrigued by the idea of attending university abroad? Join us for International Students Day, a free online event dedicated to helping you learn more about studying overseas.

Login anytime from 5:00AM to 7:00PM EST on November 13, 2013 to:

* Live chat with hundreds of universities, including the University of Florida, UC Berkeley, and Boston University
* Get advice from study abroad experts
* Hear about other students' experiences

You can also listen to live presentations by EducationUSA, CollegeBoard, and other education experts about preparing for the TOEFL, choosing a school, staying safe on campus, and more.


You can sign up for the webinars here:
http://international.collegeweeklive.com/custom-signup/Education-USA/signup.html

I Explored America!
November 12, Tuesday, 6 pm

Presenter: Marcell Kónya

With the help of Camp Leaders I participated in a work and travel program in the US for the second time this summer. I worked in a traditional American summer camp in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. After completing the work part of the program I had a chance to travel around the states. For the first time I stayed on the East Coast and this year I went to the West Coast. You can get a glimpse into what life is like in the bubble of an authentic American summer camp and you can hear my own stories and adventures that I bring to you from the most different parts of the good ol’ US of A.


English Conversation Club
November 12, Tuesday, 5 pm - 6 pm

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.

Becoming My Own Lifecoach
November 7, Thursday, 6 pm
Presenter: Louis Joseph Mattia, BSE, M.Div., Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching

Venue: American Corner Debrecen

 What is Coaching? How has it helped people?

 Old Rules vs. New Rules
 Life Chapters The Pattern of All Change
 Ten Life Skills that empower us through life transitions

Recognizing that life offers continuous change and challenges, learn to manage your life in a relaxed and confident manner based on fundamental principles of Life Coaching.   Based on human development theory, this one hour presentation will introduce you to a method of understanding how we grow and learn as adults. You can discover the issues or barriers that keep you from achieving an inner sense of motivation, direction, and happiness. And, you can begin to coach yourself to the next level!

Free admission!

English Conversation Club
November 5, Tuesday, 5 pm


For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.

English Conversation Club
October 29, Tuesday, 5 pm


For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 24, Thursday, 5 pm - 8 pm

Please register your group at debrecen@americancorner.hu no later than October 23, 2013 to recieve your pumpkin


PROGRAM DETAILS

FREE ADMISSION

The hard-to-scare and the scared-y-cats are invited to attend a special craft program - Pumpkin Carving Contest to have a Halloween blast together!

5:00-5:15 pm Handing out pumpkins
5:15-7:00 pm Carving
7:00-7:30 pm Judging and Halloween Games - Trick or Treat for those in Costume
7:30-8:00 pm Contest Results

To participate you must register with debrecen@americancorner.hu or simply stop by the AC by
October 23, 5 pm as a group of 2-3.


Please bring your OWN carving tools
e. g. spoons, knives, etc.

COSTUME CONTEST
We would love to see our guests in their awesome Halloween costumes. Participate as a group or an individual. Results at 7:30 pm.

TRICK OR TREAT FOR KIDS IN COSTUME
Bring your trick or treat rhyme or a poem and song line up at the doors and if you present the short rhyme you’ll be treated well!

ARTS AND CRAFTS
Make your own Halloween crafts and your unique Halloween felt pumpkins in the meantime.

SHARE YOUR PUMPKIN RECIPES
Hooked on Pumpkins
Pumpkin pie, cakes and muffin CONTEST for Mommies and venturous ones! :-)

OCTOBER 24, 5-8 PM
American Corner Debrecen (
www.americancorner.hu)
Debreceni Művelődési Központ (
www.debrecenimuvkozpont.hu)
Kossuth u. 1.

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PROGRAM

A RÉSZVÉTEL INGYENES! :)

TÖKLÁMPÁS FARAGÓ VERSENY

17:00-17:15 Tökosztás
17:30-19:00 Faragás
19:00-19:30 Zsűrizés, Halloween jatekok
19:30-20:00 Eredményhirdetés

A részvétel regisztrációhoz kötött. Jelentkezni 2-3 fős csapatokban a debrecen@americancorner.hu
e-mail címen október 23-ig lehet délután 5 óráig.

A csapatok hozzák magukkal SAJÁT faragó eszközeiket pl. kés, kanál stb.


JELMEZVERSENY

Eredményhirdetés egyéni és csoportos kategóriában 19:30-tól.

TRICK OR TREAT GYEREKEKNEK
Hozd magaddal a versikedet es biztos lehetsz benne, hogy nem maradsz jutalom nelkul.

KEZMUVES FOGLALKOZAS
Keszitsd el nemez sütőtöködet vagy ulj le velunk Halloween diszeket fabrikalni.


SÜTŐTÖKÖS PITE ÉS MUFFIN KÉSZÍTŐ VERSENY
Készítsd el kedvenc sütőtökös pitédet vagy süteményedet és hozd magaddal.

OKTÓBER 24, 17-20 PM
American Corner Debrecen (
www.americancorner.hu)

Debreceni Művelődési Központ (
www.debrecenimuvkozpont.hu
)
Kossuth u. 1.

Spanish Conversation Club - Club de Conversación en Espanol
October 17, Thursday, 6 pm


All Spanish speakers and those who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills are highly welcome at our event.

The club is free of charge!

Join us to heat up your Spanish!


kiDsCORNER
October 19, Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

We are looking forward to the registration of kids between the ages of

4 - 12 yrs

If your kids are interested in finding out more about the U.S. through games, nursery rhymes, songs and fun activities REGISTER with debrecen@americancorner.hu

As Halloween is coming we are planning to get you all in the mood.
Games, rhymes, songs, Halloween crafts...Don't miss the SECOND event.

See you all at the AC.


Still Foreigners in their Native Land? - Mexican Americans in the Making of the United States
October 15, Tuesday, 6 pm
Presenter: Attila Kárai, Instructor, North American Department, University of Debrecen


Since 1988, Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) provides the opportunity for Americans to acknowledge and celebrate the significant contributions that their Latino and Latina compatriots have made to their country. But Latino panethnicity being an elusive and dubious concept, perhaps one of the best ways to honor Americans of Hispanic descent is to learn about the specific national groups. This presentation looks at the 500-hundred-year presence and perseverance of Mexican Americans and their ancestors in what is today the continental United States. From Spanish colonial times through the decades of secondary-citizen status and the empowerment resulting from the Chicano movement to present-day disputes concerning illegal immigration and path to citizenship, Mexican American history weaves uplifting and heart-wrenching stories into a colorful rebozo—a shawl worn by Mexican women—that attests to the vitality and enduring loyalty of these people to the American Dream. The American occupation of the Southwest made their ancestors, with the words of Juan Seguín, “foreigners in their native land.” But the US may be considered the native land of Chicanos past and present for a reason other than previous habitation: they helped build this country despite all adversity, which sometimes still goes unacknowledged when political rhetoric posits them as foreigners.

XV. Külügyi Börze - 15th International Study Fair
October 15, Tuesday, 9 am - 3 pm
Venue: University of Debrecen

Come and get the most out of it we help You if you want to study in the United States.

Ask for advice to apply successfully!

In the summer of 2009 the American Corner got certified as an EducationUSA advising center. As part of this huge network of advising centers we have access to reliable and useful information concerning every aspect of studying in the States. We put special emphasis on helping you in your search of not simply a U.S. college, but the institution that is the best fit for you!

Services:

Collections: reference books, test preparation books (TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc.) and other guidebooks; The Chronicle of Higher Education
Computers: You may search college websites or write your application using our public computers.
Lectures/panels/seminars: we offer several events a month
One-to-one advising: by appointment only
List of useful websites: links to the most helpful websites
"Study in the U.S." mailing list for students: send an e-mail to DebrecenAC@gmail.com to sign up
OUTREACH: Do you live far from Debrecen? Would you like us to go visit your school, bring American speakers and talk about your study opportunities? Send us an e-mail to DebrecenAC@gmail.com and we arrange it all!
 

International Day of the Girl at the American Corner Debrecen
October 11, Friday, 3 pm
Moderator: Aliz Deák


This Friday we are planning to have a get together in order to have a follow up on GROW Camp projects and to meet prospective participants curious about gender issues.

We are going to design our own International Day of the Girl logo and raise issues that are relevant in our society concerning the above mentioned theme.

This would be a brainstorming for the future and also a debate run as we have two very challenging articles on women from Newsweek to discuss.

We will start on October 11, Friday, 3 pm at the American Corner.
The articles will be available here in the afternoon.

Bring a white T-shirt to paint your own International Day of the Girl T-Shirt!

PLEASE Register to the event at debrecen@americancorner.hu

Under a certain number of registrations the event will not be held.

A Dream Came True - YLPCE Experience in the US
October 8, Tuesday, 6 pm
Presenter: Aliz Deák

I've just come home from the adventure of my life! - US close-up

Started off from Washington where I've almost met Obama. --- City tour with Lincoln and Jefferson.--- Been to the Capitol where we met a real congressman.

Interesting lectures, real American adventure park, got drenched on King street, visited the air and space museum and the newseum, had picnic on the Mall.

Experienced the real American lifestyle with homestays in Kansas.

Do you wanna know more? Come to the American Corner Debrecen.

English Conversation Club
October 8, Tuesday, 5 pm - 6 pm

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.

III. Debreceni Civil Nap - 3rd NGO DAY
October 8, Tuesday, 9 am - 2 pm
Venue: Debreceni Ifjúsági Ház

Come and get to know about the American Corner activities and EducationUSA opportunites from AC staff at the event.
Fill out US quizzes and win amazing surprise gitfs.
Meet you there.


NEWkiDsCORNER

October 5, Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

We are happy to announce a new program - - - NEW Program at AC Debrecen:

NEWkiDsCORNERat the American Corner Debrecen

We are looking forward to the registration of kids between the ages of
4 - 12 yrs


If your kids are interested in finding out more about the U.S. through games, nursery rhymes, songs and fun activities REGISTER with
debrecen@americancorner.hu

Details to be announced later.

The first session is planned to be held on
October 5th, 2013.


The Caretaker
October 3, Thursday, 6 pm
Venue: MODEM


Taking good care of the Modem in Debrecen - Confuse-a-Cat Ltd. has been invited to perform Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker" at the first ever "DESZTI" Hungarian-English drama festival, which is going to take place at the Modem, on October 3-4-5. We are going to play on the 3rd, from 6 PM. There is going to be a plethora of good shows, workshops and more!

Let us confuse You there.


DESZTI - Hungarian-English Drama Festival
October 3 - 5
Venue: MODEM



English Conversation Club
October 1, Tuesday, 5 pm
For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.


How to best utilize PICTURING AMERICA COLLECTION in the ESL Classroom
September 25, Wednesday, 12:00 pm
Venue: Studio 111, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen
Presenter: Gergő Sántha
RELO Assistant
Regional English Language Office (RELO) for
Central and Southeastern Europe, U.S. Embassy Budapest
Picturing America Collection - teach American Civilization through pictures!

Make your English classes a splash!

An interactive presentation for high school English teachers and university professors teaching American Culture and Civilization Courses.

An outstanding teaching aid and resource with fascinating pictures from different phases of American History and Culture will be introduced to the English Teachers in Debrecen.


The National Endowment for the Humanities believes that engaging, masterful works of art can bring the story of America to life.

When displayed on the walls of your classroom or library, Picturing America’s noteworthy, high-quality images offer an innovative way to teach American history and culture. These images, and the accompanying Teachers Resource Book, help students better understand America’s diverse people and places and connect them to our nation’s travails and triumphs.

Visual stimulation enhances learning and makes it more enjoyable. Art can introduce social studies, literature, civics, and even science and math in an immediate, tangible way. With Picturing America, students develop a deeper understanding of history and our shared human—and American—experience.

Please register to the event at debrecen@americancorner.hu.

Managing Small Business in the Arts
September 11, Wednesday, 12:00 pm
Venue: Studio 111, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen
Presenter: Dina Preston, Doctor of Business Administration, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, ARIZONA 


As manager and singer of the Dina Preston Band, owner of DEO Entertainment and tour manager of Armed Forces Entertainment and the U.S. State Department Overseas Professional Shows, Dr. Dina Preston has an extensive knowledge in arts marketing and management. She teaches undergraduate and graduate business courses in Management, Marketing, Project Management, and E-Business at the Paradise Valley Community College and University of Phoenix, Arizona.

The presentation will be held in English./ Az előadás nyelve angol, tolmácsolás nélkül.

High school groups can register to the event at debrecen@americancorner.hu till September 10, 2013.



DINA PRESTON BAND
ARIZONA, U.S.A.

country concert
September 11, Wednesday, 6 pm
Venue: Pódiumterem, DMK, Kossuth utca 1.

September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

. Please join us in supporting National Day of Service by contributing a book, textbook or school supplies as donation for Hungarian students.

 
 
About the band:
The Dina Preston Band is an Arizona Based group with deep roots in the southwestern United States. An Arizona native, Dina and her band deliver to their listeners a mix of high-energy country, rock and blues.

As professional entertainers and musicians the group has performed and toured internationally on behalf of U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Embassies and corporate clients throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central America, the Caribbean, Russia, Asia and Africa.

Dina Preston's sizzling show is led by Dan Ortiz on guitar, Mark Newburry on bass and Dave Peterson on drums. As 'Ambassadors of Goodwill' they have visited and performed in 40 countries on behalf of the United States for foreign dignitaries, ambassadors, and for international corporate clients and in cultural exchange programs.

Link to the website:
dinaprestonband.com/

We cordially invite our guests to attend our event at the American Corner Debrecen.

THE CONCERT IS FREE OF CHARGE!

English Conversation Club
September 10, Tuesday, 5 pm


For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.

14th Language Parade - the Language Fair
September 6-8, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Millenaris Center, Budapest

 
Join the EducationUSA Hungary and U.S. Embassy team at Nyelvparádé and learn about study opportunities to the United States and about other fascinating English learning programs. Hope to meet you there!



More information:

www.nyelvparade.com/

THE EXTENDED DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR GROW CAMP IS: JUNE 28, FRIDAY
DO NOT HESITATE TO COME AND LIVE YOUR DREAMS WITH US!

Girls Rock Our World
Summer Camp for Hungarian High School Girls

Would you like to become a leader in your community? Do you have big plans for the future? Are you interested in international relations?

Sharpen your communication and leadership skills and build up your confidence in the GROW Camp where you can learn from American diplomats, university professors and Hungarian professionals.

The Camp will take place between June 30 – July 5, 2013 in Debrecen and Hortobagy National Park (World Heritage Site). 20 Hungarian high school girls will have the opportunity to participate and all costs will be covered by the organizers.

The program will consist of workshops, outdoor activities and presentations in the following topics: human rights, tolerance and democracy, leadership, self-empowerment, media, civil society, ethical decision-making and vehicles for social change etc. Apart from these sessions, team building games, art and sport activities will also be an integral part of the camp (horse riding, frisbee, arts and crafts etc.)

Apply NOW for free participation!

You can find the application papers here:
americancorner.hu/htmls/grow_camp_2013.html


Extended Application deadline:
June 28, 2013

English Conversation Club
June 25, Tuesday, 3:30 pm


Seven Stories by Morris Panych
June 24, Monday, 5 pm
Venue: Pódiumterem, Kossuth utca 1.


We are glad to host the excellent award winning theater performance of the Nonsuch Co. from the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen

The Nonsuch Co. is a very young student group that started its work late last October under the auspices of the Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Debrecen. The group is comprised of BA, MA and PhD students all enrolled in different programs offered at the Institute. The Nonsuch Co. has rare talents, some of them having worked with world famous directors or well-known Hungarian student groups, such as Confuse-A-Cat. In a way the whole group has been established to continue that great tradition of student performances that the Institute has always been famous for.

R.E.A.D. - Read, Enjoy and Discover
June 19, Wednesday, 3 pm

Do you like reading, but don’t have much time?
Would you like to improve your language skills (especially reading and speaking)?
Are you interested in the latest technological discoveries, social issues and their impact on society and the environment?

We welcome everyone who would like to R.E.A.D. their way into a broader knowledge of today’s hot topics. We’ll choose an article and e-mail the link to those who sign up. You may also pick up a photo copy in the American Corner if that is what you prefer. Once a month we’ll come together and discuss the contents of the articles and related topics. 

Special material for this event. insted of reading you are required to watch an episode the link below:
www.youtube.com/watch


NYU Abu Dhabi - Undergraduate Scholarship
for Hungarian High School Students: An Excellent Opportunity
June 5, Wednesday, 2 pm
Presenter: Sara Orr Saiz

New York University is a prestigious institution in the United States and offers a special four-year full undergraduate scholarship for Hungarian high school students.

Sarra Orr Saiz an expert on NYU Abu Dhabi Scholarship for Hungarian students is going to visit the American Corner Debrecen to give detailed information on the application process!

In a friendly environment you can ask Sara Orr Saiz all the important questions concerning your application.

All are very welcome!

There are already 19 Hungarian students studying with a full four-year scholarship at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus

Please learn more about the scholarship here and join us tomorrow:
www.iie.org/Programs/NYU-Abu-Dhabi



English Conversation Club
June 4, Tuesday, 5 pm


For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.

Native American Adventure Day - Children's Day
May 31, Friday, 10 am - 2 pm
Venue: DMK Homokkerti Közösségi Ház


Igen lehetséges: Hogyan nyertem 4 éves ösztöndíjat egy amerikai egyetemre?- How Did I Win a Four-year Full Scholarship to a US University?
May 29, Wednesday, 3 pm

Turcsán Virág, a debreceni Ady Endre Gimnázium végzős diákja számol be arról, hogyan sikerült elnyernie egy 4 éves ösztöndíjat a Tennessee állambeli Sewannee Egyetemre.

     Az Institute of International Education végzős magyar diákok számára hirdeti meg a Klein Family Scholarship-et minden éveben.

        Igen, Te is tanulhatsz az USA-ban! Gyere és tudd meg, hogyan érdemes  nekiindulnod!
 
Nyelve magyar, a részvétel ingyenes. Mindenkit szeretettel várunk!

Virág Turcsán will graduate from Ady Endre Secondary School in Debrecen, Hungary this year. An outstanding student, she is enrolled in the school's bilingual program. She has participated in numerous extracurricular activities, and has traveled extensively. Virág worked at the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. She participated in the Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe and the European Youth Parliament. She has also been an active member of the Model United Nations Club, the Debate Club, and served on the board of the Student Union. She is mainly interested in political science and international relations, and looks forward to beginning her studies in the U.S. this fall.

 
The Klein Family Scholarship is available to Hungarian high school students to receive a Bachelor's Degree at Sewanee: The University of the South, located in the state of Tennessee in the United States.

English Conversation Club
May 28, Tuesday, 5 pm

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.

Dear Guests,
TODAY'S EVENT IS POSTPONED
The event will be rescheduled in June!
Pie and Muffin Baking Contest
May 27, Monday, 2 pm

Please register at debrecen@americancorner.hu

Love a Tree Day  - Szeresd a Fát 
Arts & Crafts Workshop for Kids
May 23, Thursday, 1.30 pm
Venue: DMK, Újkerti Közösségi Ház


Native American Adventure Day - Children's Day
May 22, Wednesday, 2 - 5 pm
Venue: Ötholdas Pagony, Nagyerdő



English Conversation Club
May 21, Tuesday, 5 pm

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.

Igen lehetséges: Hogyan nyertem 4 éves ösztöndíjat egy amerikai egyetemre? - How Did I Win a Four-year Full Scholarship to a US University?
May 21, Tuesday, 3 pm

Turcsán Virág, a debreceni Ady Endre Gimnázium végzős diákja számol be arról, hogyan sikerült elnyernie egy 4 éves ösztöndíjat a Tennessee állambeli Sewannee Egyetemre.

     Az Institute of International Education végzős magyar diákok számára hirdeti meg a Klein Family Scholarship-et minden éveben.

        Igen, Te is tanulhatsz az USA-ban! Gyere és tudd meg, hogyan érdemes  nekiindulnod!
 
Nyelve magyar, a részvétel ingyenes. Mindenkit szeretettel várunk!

Virág Turcsán will graduate from Ady Endre Secondary School in Debrecen, Hungary this year. An outstanding student, she is enrolled in the school's bilingual program. She has participated in numerous extracurricular activities, and has traveled extensively. Virág worked at the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. She participated in the Youth Leadership Program with Central Europe and the European Youth Parliament. She has also been an active member of the Model United Nations Club, the Debate Club, and served on the board of the Student Union. She is mainly interested in political science and international relations, and looks forward to beginning her studies in the U.S. this fall.

 
The Klein Family Scholarship is available to Hungarian high school students to receive a Bachelor's Degree at Sewanee: The University of the South, located in the state of Tennessee in the United States.


             A részvételi szándékot, kérjük a következő e-mail címre  május 20-ig előre jelezni:  debrecen@americancorner.hu

Spanish Conversation Club -
Club de Conversación en Español
May 16, Thursday, 6 pm

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to DebrecenAC@gmail.com, since the starting time or venue changes sometimes.

Job and University Application Interview Tips from Abbey McDaniel
May 16, Thursday, 3 pm

Registration is required at debrecen@americancorner.hu

English Conversation Club
May 14, Tuesday, 5 pm


For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.


 
R.E.A.D. - Read, Enjoy and Discover: Illegal Immigration
May 13, Monday, 4 pm


Do you like reading, but don’t have much time?
Would you like to improve your language skills (especially reading and speaking)?
Are you interested in the latest technological discoveries, social issues and their impact on society and the environment?

We welcome everyone who would like to R.E.A.D. their way into a broader knowledge of today’s hot topics. We’ll choose an article and e-mail the link to those who sign up. You may also pick up a photo copy in the American Corner if that is what you prefer. Once a month we’ll come together and discuss the contents of the articles and related topics. 


The only requirement of participation is reading the given article BEFORE the meeting.
Please, let us know if you would like to participate by sending an email to debrecen@americancorner.hu.

We encourage our R.E.A.D.-ers to follow our Facebook page and recommend other articles/books/videos that they might have read/seen to other participants to spice up discussion. 


Access to the articles:
www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/04/22/brazilian-maids-get-a-leg-up.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/05/report-illegal-immigrants_n_890201.html


Job and University Application Interview Tips from Abbey McDaniel
April 24, Wednesday, 3 pm

Registration is required at debrecenac@gmail.com


English Conversation Club
April 23, Tuesday, 5 pm

EARTH DAY AT THE AMERICAN CORNER 2013
APRIL 22, MONDAY, 9 am -8 pm



The American Corner Debrecen is pleased to invite You to it's Earth Day Programs in cooperation with Debreceni Művelődési Központ, Zöld Kör - a Föld Barátai Magyarország, HuMuSz és BOCS Alapítvány

April 22 - 26, Zero Waste Interactive Exhibition (Nulla Hulladék Kiállítás) with games and quizzes.
Venue: American Corner Debrecen, Kossuth utca 1.


April 22, Monday, 5 pm Documentary Screening: David Attenborough - How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? (2009) (David Attenborough filmje: Hány embert bír el a Föld?)
Venue: DMK, Pódiumterem, Kossuth utca 1.

Followed by a discussion on overpopulation and global challenges with Gyula Simonyi -ecologist, economist, Head of BOCS Civilizációtervezés Alapítvány (the discussion will be in Hungarian)

(A filmvetítést követően beszélgetés a túlnépesedésről és globális kihívásokról, vezeti: Simonyi Gyula ökológus – közgazdász, a BOCS Civilizációtervezés Alapítvány elnöke)

Trailer:

http://indavideo.hu/video/Hany_ember_elhet_a_Foldon_-_David_Attenborough_filmje_a_nepesedesrol_Magyar_felirat_Hivd_meg_a_BOCSeu-t_vetiteni_eloadni



Please register for the event either at debrecenac@gmail.com or info@zoldkor.net

(Részvételi díj nincs, viszont kérjük előzetesen jelezzék részvételi szándékukat: telefon: 06 (52) 280-03806 (52) 280-038, e-mail: info@zoldkor.net)


Free admission!

We look forward to meet you at the program!



R.E.A.D. Read, Enjoy and Discover - Euthanasia
April 19, Friday, 4 pm

We’ll come together and discuss the contents of the articles and related topics.
The only requirement of participation is reading the given article BEFORE the meeting.
Please, let us know if you would like to participate by sending an email to debrecenac@gmail.com no later than April 18, 2013

ACCESS TO THE ARTICLES:

rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/france-opens-the-door-to-a-right-to-die-but-not-now/

Spanish Conversation Club
April 18, Thursday, 6 pm



CV/Resume Writing Workshop
April 18, Thursday, 4:30 pm

Learn how to write a proper CV or Resume with Abbey McDaniel. Please register for the event at debrecenac@gmail.com by April 17, 2013.


What's In a Game? - Game Afternoon
April 17, Wednesday, 3 pm

The American Corner organizes it's first spring board game afternoon. You can try out Scrabble and Bang! Bring your friends along. Please register for the event with your group no later than April 16, 2013 at debrecenac@gmail.com


Georgia on My Mind!
April 16, Tuesday, 6 pm


Presenter: Abbey McDaniel, ISEP Exchange Student at the University of Debrecen from Kennesaw State University, Georgia


English Conversation Club
April 16, Tuesday, 5 pm - 6 pm


The Obamas: A Love Story across Five Generations of American History
April 12, Friday, 10 am
Venue: DMK, Pódiumterem, Kossuth u. 1
Presenter: James Oberly, László Országh Chair in American Studies, Fulbright Lecturer

The American president is both head of government and head of state.  As such, his spouse is the „First Lady” and his family the „First Family.”  Such terms are not known in parliamentary systems such as Hungary.  The American „First Family” is a blend of the modern African-American family.  On the president’s side, he descends from modern African migrants who experienced British colonialism, not American slavery.  On the First Lady’s side, her family is the story of  „up from slavery” in the American South, and later, the Great Migration to Chicago.  Over five generations, the love story that is Barack and Michelle Obama, is part of American history from South Carolina to Hawaii, and meeting  in Chicago.

"The New Buffalo or the Old Swindle? Oil & Gas & Mineral Revenues under today's American Indian Lands and Waters"
April 11, Thursday, 6 pm
Presenter: James Oberly, László Országh Chair in American Studies, Fulbright Lecturer

Economic development represents one of the main challenges for American Indian tribal governments. A few tribes struck it rich in the 1990s with casino projects, but for most tribes, casino revenues have fallen during the prolonged economic downturn. Rising commodity prices, especially for oil, gas, and minerals have led some US tribes to welcome drilling and mining as a means of economic development. Others have decided to fight new drilling and mining endeavors as a perceived environmental threat to the quality of tribal land and water. This presentation considers the mix of economics, law, history, and culture from the viewpoint of tribes practicing limited sovereignty within a federal political system.

Discover Volunteerism from A to Z I.
April 10, Wednesday, 4 pm

 
A skills workshop series is going to be held at the American Corner to teach the importance of volunteerism in Hungary and in the United States as well. The workshop will focus on skills that are indispensable to be a successful volunteer anywhere in the world. The first session will give an overall view on the nature of volunteerism in theory and in practice.

The first session will be in Hungarian by KÖZ-Pont Ifjúsági Egyesület.

A foglalkozás hasznos lehet azoknak a gimnazistáknak, akik az érettségi vizsga letétele előtt önkéntes tevékenységet kell, hogy folytassanak civil szervezeteknél.

English Conversation Club
April 9, Tuesday, 5 pm


The New Woman of the 1920s
March 28, Thursday, 6 pm

The presentation will discuss the changing role of women in American society and will focus on the new "flapper" phenomenon emerging in the 1920s.

Presenter: Éva Mathey, University of Debrecen, Institute of English and American Studies North American Department


 "Men's Fight Only? Women in the American Civil War"
March 21, Thursday, 6 pm

In the decades prior to the Civil War, the lives of American women were shaped by what historians call “the Cult of True Womanhood”: devoting their lives’ full attention to their husbands and children in the private, feminized domestic households. The coming of the Civil War, however, forced women out of the artificial safety of this sphere, into public life in ways unimaginable even a few years before. Thousands of women in the North and South joined volunteer brigades to work as nurses, many were hired as spies or secret agents, some even served in the military disguised as men, not to mention the hundreds of thousands who performed all the men’s duties on the home front. This was the first war in American history in which women contributed to the war effort in a significant way. This talk commemorates them as part of the women’s history month as well as the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

Presenter: István Kornél Vida, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Debrecen, Institute of English and American Studies
North American Department


St. Patrick's Day Creative Workshop
March 21, Thursday, 2 pm
Venue: DMK Újkerti Közösségi Ház


 


Erin Brockovich - Movie Night
Movie Screening & Discussion
March 19, Tuesday, 5:30 pm


An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Source:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195685/

Movie screening with Hungarian subtitles


Spanish Conversation Club
March 7, Thursday, 6 pm


R.E.A.D. Read, Enjoy and Discover "Women's Rights are Human Rights" by Hillary Clinton
March 7, Thursday, 4 pm



March is Women's History Month so our topic is related to famous and outstanding women in US history.

Hillary Clinton and Rosa Parks are going to be in the focus of our attention this time.

We’ll come together and discuss the contents of the articles and related topics.
The only requirement of participation is reading the given article BEFORE the meeting.
Please, let us know if you would like to participate by sending an email to debrecenac@gmail.com no later than March 6, 2013

ACCESS TO THE ARTICLES:
www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1697.html
www.famousquotes.me.uk/speeches/Hillary-Clinton/


 
Radiocarbon Dating of Artworks and Artifacts - Meet the Scientist Program
March 6, Wednesday, 12:30 pm
Venue: Ady Endre Gimnázium

Presenter: Professor Timothy Jull
The Meet the Scientist program was launched by the Hungarian Association for Innovation, the Hungarian Fulbright Association and the Embassy of the United States of America in Budapest. The program was announced at the First Hungarian Fulbright Day on September 24th, 2010 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The goal of the program is to promote engineering and natural sciences along with education in the United States among high school students. In the first semester, four schools in Budapest and six in the country were visited by former Fulbrighters who work in science.

 


Amuseic & Scattered Concert - GROW Club
March 5, Tuesday, 6 pm
Venue: DMK Pódiumterem


Meet the GROW Camp girls for a concert...and discussion

You can reach your goals! They could do it...
The participants of GROW Summer Leadership Camp 2012 (Kitti Komoróczy and Krisztina Lévai) give a concert. The girls worked on various projects during the camp and their project was to set up a band.
Amuseic (Lévai Krisztina, Pöstényi Balázs, Sinka Andor Dénes)
Scattered (Komoróczy Kitti, Mázló Attila, Pöstényi Balázs)

The concert is free of charge!!

Wish it! - Dream it! - Do it!

What is Girls Rock Our World Summer Camp?
Sharpen your communication and leadership skills and build your confidence in the GROW Camp where you learn from American diplomats, university staff and Hungarian professionals and alumni.
Would you like to become a leader in your community? Do you have big plans for the future? Are you interested in international realtions?

Discussion time:

After the concert you can ask former participants about the camp, their projects and application processes...GROW Camp II. is coming up this year!

See you at the concert
.


English Converstion Club
March 5, Tuesday, 5-6 pm

 

 


AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
FEBRUARY 2013


The Help - Movie Night: movie screening and presentation
February 28, Thursday, 5 pm
Presenter: Dr. Zoltán Simon, assistant professor, North American Department, University of Debrecen


A Trip to the Blind Pig: The Civil Rights Movement in Detroit Revisited
(1967, Detroit - The 12th Street Riot)
February 26, Tuesday, 6 pm
Presenter: Dr. Tibor Glant, Head of the North American Department, University of Debrecen

 


BOLL WEEVIL FOLK BLUES GANG -concert & discussion
February 21, Thursday, 6 pm

Venue: DMK, Pódiumterem

Started around year 2000, the Boll Weevil Folk Blues Gang is intent on displaying the diversity of early American black folk music with a repertoire including ballads, rags, gospels and spirituals besides blues songs. Our music is led by acoustic dobro guitar and vocal (Dávid Ongjerth), escorted by double bass (Gergő Szabó), violin (Milán Bajovics) and harmonica (Mátyás Sain). One of the aims of the group is to show that blues – and black folk music in general – is not only the music of sorrow and depression, but just as well the music of joy and happiness.
www.bollweevil.hu/english.htm

The concert is FREE OF CHARGE!


"Let Me Convert Your Soul" - The Story of American Blues
February 19, Tuesday, 6 pm
Presenter: Abbey McDaniel, ISEP Exchange Student at the University of Debrecen from Kennesaw State University, Georgia


R.E.A.D.
Read, Enjoy and Discover -
"The Michelle Obama Effect"
February 14, Thursday, 4 pm


We’ll come together and discuss the contents of the articles and related topics.
The only requirement of participation is reading the given article BEFORE the meeting.
Please, let us know if you would like to participate by sending an email to debrecenac@gmail.com no later than February 13, 2013
There are three articles to read for the event.

FOR THIS EVENT YOU CAN PICK UP THE COPY OF THE  FIRST ARTICLE FROM THE AMERICAN CORNER.

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/us/politics/michelle-obamas-role-in-presidents-re-election-bid.html

www.nbcnews.com/id/29031333/site/todayshow/ns/today-today_news/t/michelle-obama-redefining-first-lady-role/#.UREesKMuMcs



FARGO - Movie Night
January 31, 5 pm

Movie screening and Discussion with Péter Szurdoki and Sándor Marton

Fargo is a 1996 American crime film produced, directed and written by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Frances McDormand as a pregnant police chief who investigates a series of homicides and William H. Macy as a car salesman who hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare play the criminals and Harve Presnell plays the salesman's father-in-law.

Watch the trailer here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB4PmbfG4bw


R.E.A.D.
Read, Enjoy and Discover
January 31, Thursday, 4 pm


 The American Corner resumes its popular event R.E.A.D. 

Parent Alert - The Dangerous New High an article from Reader's Digest
Teenagers are stealing pills from your medicine cabinet and sharing them with friends - sometimes with deadly consequence...
We invite everyone who would like to R.E.A.D. their way into a broader knowledge of today’s hot topics. We’ll choose an article and e-mail the link to those who sign up. You may also pick up a photo copy in the American Corner if that is what you prefer.
The second R.E.A.D. in 2013 takes place on Thursday, JANUARY 31.



English Conversation Club
January 29, Tuesday, 5 pm

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.



EducationUSA Events at the American Corner Debrecen


Tanulj az Egyesült Államokban! 


If You Want to Study in the USA...
January 22-23, Tuesday, Wednesday
If you are interested in studying in the United States or you are in the the middle of your application process to a US university join our Study in the USA sessions on January 22 -23.

Litkei Kornélia, Senior Educational Adviser from the Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center and Jamie Hoversen, Fulbright Teaching Assistant will be our guests at the American Corner Debrecen.

Our speakers are going to give detailed information on the structure of undergraduate (B.A./B.Sc.) and graduate (M.A./ M.Sc., doctorate) programs at US universities.

You will get timely information on current scholarships and upcoming Fulbright opportunities.


Essay Writing Workshop
January 22, Tuesday, 2:30 pm

Speaker: Jamie Hoversen, Fulbright Teaching Assistant
Academic-level writing for successful college, university and scholarship application, personal statement and CV/resume.
Well written essays are indispensable when applying to colleges and universities. The essay is your chance to highlight your writing skills, your passions, and your personality. Colleges want to know about your character as well as your accomplishments. If you want to improve your skills come and take your time to write the most compelling essays with Jamie Hoversen at the American Corner Debrecen.



Továbbtanulás és Fulbright Ösztöndíjak az Egyesült Államokba
January 22, Tuesday, 4 pm

Presenter: Kornélia Litkei, Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center
A budapesti Fulbright EducationUSA Advising Center tanulmányi tanácsadója Litkei Kornélia tart magyar nyelvű előadást az Amerikai Kuckóban és hasznos tanácsokkal látja el mindazokat, akik M.A./M.Sc szintű képzések iránt érdeklődnek.A tájékoztató előadás bemutatja az amerikai mesterképzés rendszerét és a hallgatók, kutatók és oktatók számára kínált Fulbright és egyéb ösztöndíj lehetőségeket.

Application Guide to US Universities
January 23, Wednesday, outreach in a local high school
Presenter: Jamie Hoversen, Fulbright Teaching Assistant
Learn about US college application for international students, campus life and student activities. The presentation will cover the undergraduate application system and the US campus life based on a personal account.

Test Taking Strategies Workshop
January 23, Wednesday, 3 pm
Speaker: Jamie Hoversen, Fulbright Teaching Assistant
Overwiev of the most important test taking tips an standardized admission tests, TOEFL, SAT and GRE general.


See you at the Corner!




                             R.E.A.D.    
                       Read, Enjoy and Discover
                          January 17, Thursday, 5 pm  

 

 

  The American Corner resumes its popular event R.E.A.D.

Read, Enjoy and Discover

We welcome everyone who would like to R.E.A.D. their way into a broader knowledge of today’s hot topics. We’ll choose an article and e-mail the link to those who sign up. You may also pick up a photo copy in the American Corner if that is what you prefer. The first R.E.A.D. in 2013 takes place on Thursday JANUARY 17. We’ll come together and discuss the contents of the articles and related topics.

The only requirement of participation is reading the given article BEFORE the meeting.

Please, let us know if you would like to participate by sending an email to debrecenac@gmail.com no later than January 16, 2013

links to the articles:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/burke-e-strunsky/the-gun-control-controver_1_b_2103877.html

http://clashdaily.com/2012/12/the-u-s-already-had-a-conversation-about-guns-and-the-pro-side-won/


 English Conversation Club
January 15, Tuesday, 5 pm

For all ages and level of English. If you would like to improve your speaking skills and meet new people, join the club on Tuesday afternoons.



 

Christmas Tea Party - Mug Beauty Contest
December 17, Monday, 5 pm

Come join us for the last event of the year, at the American Corner Debrecen! There will be tea, there will be cookies, and there will be Mug Beauty Contest as part of the American Corner tradition!

Bring your mug that is the most special to your heart, which holds the sweetest and greatest memories! Tell us the story of your mug and you'll be rewarded. 

Please contribute to the Christmas Tea Party with some cakes, cookies or tea. Home-made cookies are the most appreciated. Register no later than the 15th of December at: debrecenac@gmail.com

 

Winter Reading and Discussion with Péter Szurdoki -
Ana Castillo: My Mother's Mexico
December 13, Thursday, 3:45 pm
 

Ana Castillo is a Chicana poet, essayist, editor, and novelist who explores the tribulations of womanhood and offers pungent socio-political comment. Castillo's work is based on established oral and literary traditions, yet at the same time it is highly innovative. Born and raised in Chicago, Castillo credits the rich storytelling tradition of her Mexican heritage as the foundation for her writing. When she was nine years old, she wrote her first poems following the death of her grandmother.
Please register for the event at debrecenac@gmail.com no later than December 12, 2012.



G'Day from Australia
December 11, Tuesday, 5 pm


 

George Deak is going to give a presentation on his heritage. The young man is spending a semester in Debrecen as a teaching assistant at a local high school. He grew up in Australia as a son of a Hungarian father and a Japanese mother. From his exciting presentation you can get to know what life is like in Australia.


 

Movie Afternoon for Everyone - Snow Dogs
December 10, Monday, 3 pm

Winter afternoon family movie at the American Corner.
When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

 

Winter Reading and Discussion with Peter Szurdoki
December 5, Wednesday, 4 pm


"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."
– Jack London

Journalist, author. Born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, California. He carved out his own hardscrabble life as a teen. He rode trains, pirated oysters, shoveled coal, worked on a sealing ship on the Pacific and found employment in a cannery. In his free time he hunkered down at libraries, soaking up novels and travel books.

‘‘To Build a Fire’’ is still regarded by many as an American classic. London based the story on his own travels across the harsh, frozen terrain of Alaska and Canada in 1897-98 during the Klondike gold rush.
Please register for the event at debrecenac@gmail.com no later than December 4

 American Astronaut in Debrecen - Human Spaceflight, Past, Present, and Uncertain Future - Open Discussion with Marsha S. Ivins at the American Corner Debrecen
December 7, Friday, 3 pm
American Corner Debrecen, Kossuth u. 1.

Ha szeretnél résztvenni egy űrutazáson gyere el és hallgasd meg Marsha S. Ivins amerikai űrhajósnő képekkel és videókkal illusztrált előadását és tedd fel az űrutazással kapcsolatos, eddig meg nem válaszolt kérdéseidet!! 

Marsha S. Ivins a Lyndon B. Johnson Űrközpont mérnökeként 5 űrutazáson vett részt, összesen több mint 55 napot töltött a világűrben. A MIR űrállomáson és a Nemzetközi Űrállomáson egyaránt járt.
Az eredetileg mérnök foglalkozású űrhajósnő előadásában az emberes űrrepülés múltjáról, jelenéről és bizonytalan jövőjéről mesél.

Személyes élményein keresztül és gyönyörű NASA képek által bepillanthattok egy női űrhajós életébe! 

 Az űrhajósnő karrierjéről itt tudhattok meg többet: http://ow.ly/fEjvW

Az előadás és beszélgetés a Debreceni Egyetem Angol-Amerikai Intézetének Észak-amerikai Tanszéke, a debreceni Amerikai Kuckó és az Amerikai Nagykövetség közös szervezésében valósul meg. A rendezvény nyilvános, igény esetén tolmácsolást biztosítunk.

Helyszín: Debreceni Amerikai Kuckó, Kossuth utca 1. (Debreceni Művelődési Központ I. emelet)

Human Spaceflight, Past, Present, and Uncertain Future
December 7, Friday, 11am
University of Debrecen, Main Bldg. Lecture hall XI.


Marsha S. Ivins a Lyndon B. Johnson Űrközpont mérnökeként 5 űrutazáson vett részt, összesen több mint 55 napot töltött a világűrben. A Mir űrállomáson és a Nemzetközi Űrállomáson egyaránt járt.

Az eredetileg mérnök foglalkozású űrhajósnő előadásában az emberes űrrepülés múltjáról, jelenéről és bizonytalan jövőjéről mesél.

Személyes élményein keresztül és gyönyörű NASA képek által bepillanthattok egy női űrhajós életébe!


Az űrhajósnő karrierjéről itt tudhattok meg többet: http://ow.ly/fEjvW

Az előadás a Debreceni Egyetem Angol-Amerikai Intézetének Észak-amerikai Tanszéke, a debreceni Amerikai Kuckó és az Amerikai Nagykövetség közös szervezésében valósul meg. A rendezvény nyilvános, igény esetén tolmácsolást biztosítunk.

Helyszín: Debreceni Egyetem, Main Bldg. Lecture hall XI.


Pre-Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Workshop
                November 19, Monday, 2-5 pm


Join us on Monday afternoon and show your creativity! We are gathering together at the American Corner to prepare Thanksgiving decoration and turkey badges made of felt. 


Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
November 22, Thursday, 5 pm

Thanksgiving is the most important family holiday in the United States. Let's celebrate together at the American Corner! As part of our tradition please contribute to the dinner with your favorite dishes. If you would like to join us, please sign up via e-mail no later than November 19.




Survival by Accident - Secrets of the Cuban Missile Crisis
November 29, Thursday, 6 pm

Remembering the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. A presentation by Dr. Tibor Glant, Head of the North American Department, University of Debrecen


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK 2012
NOVEMBER 12 -16
 
 


 


Study in the USA – general info session
November 12, Monday, 3pm

General info session in Hungarian about the application process.
Speaker: Viktória Tóth, educational adviser.

Magyar nyelvű általános tájékoztató az amerikai ösztöndíj lehetőségekről, illetve arról, hogyan is lehet jelentkezni amerikai egyetemekre, milyen vizsgákat kell letenni, és milyen maga a felvételi folyamat.
Regisztráció: e-mailen keresztül a debrecenac@gmail.com e-mail címre.

Essay Writing Workshop with Max Madoush - Pitzer
November 13, Tuesday, 2 pm

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The Trail of My Study Abroad Experiences – choices and have to dos
November 13, Tuesday, 3:30pm

Presenter: Lovas Flóra
Flóra has been accepted for the University of Texas at San Antonio, Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, is going to give a session on the US education system and application process based on her personal experience


Camp Rising Sun – The Best Summer of My Life
November 14, Wednesday 3pm

Presenter: Andor Sinka
Seven weeks in the United States to learn about leadership skills in outdoor environment and meet interesting people from all over the world. Do you mind sleeping in tens for weeks? Do you know what SST is? You can explore the fantastic summer with Andor.



 

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Applications are invited from Hungarian citizens for the position of American Corner Director in Debrecen, located in the Meliusz Juhasz Peter County Library. This is a temporary position from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has launched a pilot Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) prepared by and for English-teaching professionals.
The American Embassy Budapest is soliciting applications for the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institutes. There will be two Institutes, one at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and the other at Purdue University in Indiana. Each institute is designed for 35 European students and 10 Americans ages 16-18. The content of both programs will be similar even though exact topics will vary. Institute activities include discussion of global issues of common interest, leadership and media training, collaborative project development, community service, educational travel, and plans for follow-on activities.
The Office of English Language Programs is pleased to offer the 12th webinar course entitled Shaping the Way We Teach English. The 6 online seminars of the course cover a variety of topics and are intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 webinars will receive e-certificates. Participants are encouraged to join the associated Ning (http://www.shapingenglish.ning.com) to participate in discussions, view or download video and other materials from the sessions, and access recordings of the webinars.
The Embassy of the United States of America and the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission are proud to announce the Study of the U.S. Institutes 2014 programs.
The Embassy of the United States of America and the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission are proud to announce the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators 2014 program.
The Klein Family Scholarship is available to Hungarian high school students for a 4-year scholarship to receive a Bachelor's Degree at Sewanee - The University of the Soutth.
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    2012 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TRANSATLANTIC FELLOWS SUMMER INSTITUTE
    The American Embassy is soliciting applications for the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute. The four-week Institute, which will take place during the month of July, will accommodate about 60 students from Europe and the U.S, aged 16 to 18.
    Oktatási és gyakorlati képzési lehetőség roma jelentkezőknek az Amerikai Nagykövetségen
    Az Egyesült Államok budapesti Nagykövetsége örömmel jelenti be, hogy folytatja Szakmai Képzési Programját, melyet roma származású személyek számára hirdet meg. A program célja olyan szakmai képességek átadása, amelyeket a későbbi munkaadók hasznosnak tarthatnak. A Nagykövetség elkötelezett a tiszta és átlátható kiválasztási folyamat mellett.
    Díjfizetés bevezetése az ESTA (Utazási Engedélyt Jóváhagyó Elektronikus Rendszer) kérelmekre
    2010. augusztus 6-án az Egyesült Államok Vám- és Határvédelmi Hivatala bejelentette, hogy szeptember 8-tól 14 dolláros díjat vezetnek be az ESTA-n (Utazási Engedélyt Jóváhagyó Elektronikus Rendszer) keresztül benyújtott kérelmekre. A díjat a rendszer üzemeltetési költségei alapján állapították meg, a 2009-es Utazást Népszerűsítő Törvény (Travel Promotion Act) rendelkezése alapján.
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