Celebrating Polish Heritage, Arts, Culture, and Language

Our Mission:
To encourage, and further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, and local events through cultural activities, classes, seminars, and any and all appropriate means.
To foster friendly relations between the American and Polish people.

Brews & Brats – First 2014 APFF Fundraiser

August 2, 2014 The Live Oak Brewery, Draught House Pub, and Austin Polish Society (APS) host the first official fundraiser for the 2014 Austin Polish Film Festival (APFF).

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Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Time: From 5 pm to 7 pm – APS is providing Polish music, door prizes+
Draught House Pub Saturday Hours: 1 pm to 2 am
Where: Draught House Pub and Brewery, 4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX 78756
What: Fundraiser hosted by Live Oak Brewing Company and Draught House Pub to benefit the 9th Austin Polish Film Festival, Oct. 16-19. Buy a Grodziskie and all proceeds got to the 9th APFF!

Live Oak Brewing Company, founded in 1997 in Austin, TX, employs an old-world style of brewing rarely found in America today. Grodziskie is a resurrection of the last Polish beer style to go extinct in the 20th century. Production ceased in Poland in the 1990’s. Live Oak Brewing Company is bringing this unique Polish beer back and serving it at the Draught House Pub to raise funds for the 2014 Austin Polish Film Festival!
August 2nd come to the Draught House Pub, have a free bratwurst, and all day long if you buy a Grodziskie beer you automatically donate to the APS Austin Polish Film Festival!


APS Shares Scholarship Opportunities:

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program Available For Undergraduate Students of Polish Origin

logo The Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program was made possible thanks to a $60,000 grant received from the Polish government for 2014. A $2,000 scholarship will be offered to 30 promising undergraduate students studying in the USA and pursuing degrees at the intersection of media, communication, political science, social studies, law and administration. Students seeking careers in media, government, and public affairs are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2014 and scholarship awards will be distributed for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. APS supports education. The Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship Program is an extraordinary opportunity for qualified undergraduate students to study in Poland. July 31, 2014 - Deadline for submitting complete applications Learn more about the program guidelines and apply: http://www.thekf.org/scholarships/Scholarships_for_Undergrads


The University of Texas at Austin Offers First Year Polish

We are happy to announce that this fall, UT-Austin is offering First Year Polish. The instructor is Bernadeta Kaminska, who provided the details at POL 506-Fall 2014 . We encourage anyone who is interested in Polish language instruction (grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing) and learning more about Polish culture to take this course. There is no prerequisite. Ms. Kaminska is a member of APS and a great teacher!

The registration starts July 7th.

To learn more, please see the attached flyer. If you have questions, please contact Bernadeta at BernadetaKaminska@austin.utexas.edu


Build Polish Immigration History

flagsMr. Mansoor Sheikh is a Master’s student at the University of Texas at Austin (CREEES) and is currently working on a research project focusing on Polish immigration to the USA between 1977 and 1984. The APS Board requested information to share with APS membership. If you are interested in sharing your immigration story, please contact Mr. Sheikh. Sharing your experience can help build Polish immigration history!

Mr. Sheikh’s contact information, resume and other information is provided at:
Interview Request – Polish Immigrant Experiences
Mr. Mansoor Sheikh Resume

This project has been reviewed and approved by the APS Board.


First UT-Austin Polish Studies Endowment Scholarship Awarded

Ms. Darcey Holender has been selected by UT Austin CREEES faculty as the first recipient of the UT-Austin Polish Studies Endowment Scholarship. The selection was made based on the applicant’s academic record, her current and future intention to study the Polish language, and her recommendations from her UT instructors.

Ms. Darcey Holender is in her fourth semester of Polish language studies at UT-Austin. Ms. Holender’s major is International Relations and Global Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. Her minor is in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Ms. Holender’s award will allow her to attend the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland during the 2014 summer session from June 28th to August 1, 2014, to fulfill requirements for her UT-Austin major, and to deepen her understanding of the Polish language and culture.

During the summer, she will be enrolled in two classes; “Polish intensive language class” (4-6 hours per day) and “Polish in Real Life Situations” (1 ½ hours per day). Her scholarship award will be used to pay for the Jagiellonian University tuition, which includes the two courses, room and board, internet access, and a tutor, if necessary.

Ms. Holender’s career goals include working for the US Department of State.

APS wishes Ms. Holender success on her trip and her studies in Poland and looks forward to hearing about her experience when she returns!


Polish Studies Endowment at the University of Texas at Austin – 2014

Please read a 2014 update letter from Dr. Mary Neuburger, Director, Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies regarding the Polish Studies Endowment at the University of Texas at Austin. Endowment Update


The APS Newsletter for May and June 2014

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To read news about APS and the Polish community click here: New APS Newsletter


Biblioteka internetowa Wolne Lektury

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