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Monday, 10 June 2013

AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN IN ARMENIA

Between May 27-June 4, AGBU President Berge Setrakian visited Armenia to attend a series of meetings and events. On May 30, President Setrakian participated in the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s annual Board of Trustees’ meeting. The meeting was presided over by the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, who is also Chairman of the Fund’s Board of Trustees. AGBU Central Board Member Vasken Yacoubian attended the meeting during which accomplishments and challenges were discussed. In addition, participants agreed on the target for the Fund’s 2013 Telethon. Funds raised during the annual November telethon will be used to build the 114-km Vardenis-Martakert...
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AUA EXTENSION OFFERS BEACON OF HOPE TO SYRIAN-ARMENIANS

The American University of Armenia’s (AUA) Extension continues to provide the Syrian-Armenian population in Armenia with vital assistance, harnessing philanthropic support to provide tuition-free courses for college preparation and career development. “Education is Armenia’s strength and future,” said Ms. Judy Saryan, who recently joined philanthropists Sonia and Zaven Akian and Rita and Adam Kablanian in supporting the much-needed scholarship program. “I am very pleased to...

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Friday, 07 June 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARAM KHACHATURIAN (VIDEO MATERIAL)

June 6, 2013, marks world-renowned Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian’s 110th birthday. Throughout the year, the beloved composer will be celebrated with various events throughout the world. Armenia is no exception. Among the many traditional concerts and performances that will take place, a unique performance --Saber Dance on the Street -- was unveiled today in the streets of Yerevan....
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Tuesday, 04 June 2013

AGBU PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE DURING THE AUA'S COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

AUA's Commencement Ceremony took place on June 2, 2013. Below we are presenting you AGBU President's message during the Ceremony.

Dear,

Respected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Armenia,

Dr. Larry Pitts,...

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Monday, 03 June 2013

ARMENIA’S REGIONS BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE WITH YEREVAN (VIDEO MATERIAL)

AGBU-Funded 7thRepublican Interschool Chess Tournament Finals in Tsaghkadzor

Between May 7-10, the 7th Republican Interschool Chess Tournament finals were held at the Writers’ House Resort in Tsaghkadzor. Eight months ago, 5,000 participants, from schools in Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh and Georgia began competing. After eight months, 72 participants (18 teams of 4 participants each) had reached the finals. These teams gathered in Tsaghkadzor to compete for the title of...

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JAMANAK DAILY’S 105TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED IN ISTANBUL

Events celebrating the 105th anniversary of Istanbul-based Jamanak, the longest, continuously-running, Armenian language daily newspaper in the world, culminated with a symposium entitled New Reality of Minorities: Future Horizons for the Armenian Community in Turkey. Speakers from Armenia, France, Greece,...
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CATHOLICOS KAREKIN II HONORS NAZAR AND ARTEMIS NAZARIAN FOR A LIFETIME OF SERVICE AND PHILANTHROPY (VIDEO MATERIAL)

"There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward." These prophetic words by legendary poet Kahlil Gibran might be considered the lifelong creed of Mr. and Mrs. Nazar and Artemis Nazarian. On Friday evening, May 10, close to 400 people attended a gala banquet in...
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Thursday, 30 May 2013

US AMBASSADOR AND MRS. HEFFERN VISIT AGBU HYE GEEN PREGNANT WOMEN'S CENTER IN TALIN

On Saturday, May 18, US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern, his wife Mrs. Libby Heffern, Former Chairman of the AGBU Western District Committee of California Haig Messerlian and AGBU Armenia Director Arpi Vartanian visited the AGBU Hye Geen Pregnant Women's Center in Talin. During the Ambassador's Diaspora Tour in the USA...
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Monday, 20 May 2013

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE TRIP TO TBILISI, GEORGIA

The AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) has intensively been expanding its curricula by enriching its programs with interesting educational and entertaining social and cultural events. One such event recently took place during an AVC visit to Tbilisi, Georgia. AVC online instructors visited Armenian cultural centers, met AVC partners and students, and prepared materials for virtual tours to be presented to AVC students in the future. On May 10, AVC instructors visited Hayartun, the cultural...
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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

RENAISSANCE 5th INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL HELD IN GYUMRI

The 5th International Renaissance Festival was launched on April 10 in Gyurmi, at the Vardan Ajemian State Drama Theater, under the auspices of RA First Lady Rita Sargsyan. The General Sponsor of the Festival was VivaCel-MTS. The Festival falls within the framework of the Gyurmi - CIS Cultural Capital project. This year’s events were dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Aram Khachaturian’s...
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