Boise State University (BSU) has announced a new edition of the Basque Ph.D. Scholarships, assistantships for Basque students. Grants are for one year, in which students may pursue a Ph.D. in this University The scholarships range between $18,000-$25,000 and include full tuition. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2015.
She is an interior designer. Even though she is originally from California, she has lived in Salt Lake City for years where she combines her daily American life with the atmosphere and Basque heritage that she received from her parents, and that she works hard to transmit to her children. Monique Heguilustoy Flesher is a US Basque in Utah.
The 19th edition of Korrika, the race in favor of the Basque language, will arrive for the first time in Cancun, thanks to local euskaltzales. The event will have a very special character, as organizers have explained to EuskalKultura.com, the goal is to introduce and experience Euskera as well as support the recuperation and the social visibility of the Mayan language.
The project supported by the Basque club is aimed at gathering stories and testimonies of the Basque families who settled in San Juan. The book, is considered a tribute to “our ancestors,” that will also allow “to save the forgotten stories that would otherwise be lost with the passing of time.” Anyone who would like to contribute should do so by June 30. Eusko Etxea will laso participate, next Friday, in the Sun Festival with a float dedicated to Basque music.
The debut of “Makila,” in Paris was a complete success, as club sources told EuskalKultura.com. More than 600 people went to the Asnieres-sur-Seine Theater to enjoy this representation of Basque dance created by the local Basque community. Now, organizers want to take the show to other places and Basque clubs, and invite anyone interested to get in touch with them.
“It’s more than entertainment, (cinema) is another medium by which we learn about our heritage,” said Pihilippe Acheritogaray, person in charge of the Filmategia, in conversation with EuskalKultura.com. A continuation of the Basque Film Series organized by the San Francisco, California-based Basque Educational Organization, NABO’s film archive offers over twenty movies, from documentaries to dramas and comedies, with English subtitles.
The event consists of two parts: the official inaugural ceremony and a toast. Both will take place at the clubhouse that has been recently recycled on Alerdi Street 169 in Viedma, and will be attended by authorities from the provinces of Buenos Aires and Rio Negro. Once the clubhouse has been opened, the first event to take place there will be Aberri Eguna on April 5.
The Ontario, Oregon Basque Club will celebrate, on February 28, its 68th Charity Dinner – almost a must-go for locals, both Basque and non-Basque. As usual, a live lamb will be donated by the Gabiola family but, this year, Amuma Says No will bring back the spirit of Jim Jausoro's Band, since past member Domingo Ansotegui’s son, Dan, is the accordionist of the folk group from Boise. “We are very happy to have them here. We hope they will attract more young people to the dance,” told to Euskalkultura.com Lisa Corcostegui, president of the club.
The Mintzanet Project held its 2014 awards ceremony yesterday in Donostia where Mariaje Barandiaran received the best “Bidelagun” award (a Basque speaker who helps other practice) and Raul Alfaro was the best “Bidelari” (someone who practices Euskera via Skype). Directors of the project emphasized that there are many Basque in the Diaspora participating and learning/practicing Basque online.
In Euskal Herria going out to sing verses on the eve of Santa Ageda is a very old and loved tradition. In the Diaspora, there have been groups who have maintained the custom and that do the same every year in their cities, to sing to the saint, like in Boise or Madrid. This year, we also have received images from Brussels and Elko, NV.