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Monday, November 10, 2014

Neighborhoods of the World Celebrate India - CNN iReport

Neighborhoods of the World Celebrate India - CNN iReport

Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens showcased Amazing India on April 13, 2014 in partnership with the Consulate General of India and the Indo-American Heritage Museum. More than 2,000 guests, visitors, and nationals attended while they enjoyed Sunday afternoon with live musical performances, dances, ethnic food and imported merchandise from Chicagoland vendors.
Dancers from the Chitrahar Cultural Academy, Natya Dance Theatre, Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, Meher Dance Company, Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago and Satrangi Garba Group from Indiana entertained the general public while they re-enacted the spirit of a "mela" (festival) in the ambience of the the beautiful Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier.
The mission of the Indo-American Heritage Museum is to promote understanding of the diversity, history, and culture of Indian Americans, as well as to preserve and share their contributions to the fabric of American life.
The Indo-American Heritage Museum seeks to document, preserve, and display immigrant history to the United States of America.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


A Certified Interpreter and Translator Experience in Illinois

American Translators Association (ATA) 55th Annual Conference

American Translators Association (ATA) 55th Annual Conference

The American Translators Association (ATA) was founded in
1959 and is now the largest professional association of translators and
interpreters in the United States with more than 10,000 members in 90
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in translation
and interpreting as a profession or as a scholarly pursuit.[3] Members include
translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software
developers, language services companies, hospitals, universities, and
government agencies.
ATA offers certification examinations for its members in
some language combinations[4] and is affiliated with the International
Federation of Translators (FIT). The association is headquartered in
Alexandria, Virginia.
Unlike a trade union, the ATA represents both
"labor" and "management"—that is, both the translators who
produce written translations and the translation agencies who purchase them.
The ATA likewise does not provide benefits, such as collective bargaining or
health insurance, to its freelance members.[5]
ATA's primary goals are to foster and support the
professional development of translators and interpreters and to promote the
translation and interpreting professions.[6] The Association offers a variety
of programs and services in support of these goals, including a series of
one-day seminars and workshops throughout the year and an ATA Annual Conference
every fall—both of which feature education and training concerning diverse
specialties and languages.

Monday, October 13, 2014

CIO Perspectives: The Future of the Digital Enterprise

The CIO Perspectives about Business Transformation, Innovation and Leadership began in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency and is planning to travel around the nation during this year.  Maryfran Johnson, the Editor-in-Chief of CIO Magazine and Events hosted the fresh perspectives about the Future of the Digital Enterprise with a CIO/CMO Panel Discussion.
Figure 1 CIO Perspectives Panel Discussion on Business Transformation, Innovation & Leadership at the Hyatt Regency Chicago

Other CIO Topics Presented Included Discussion About The Future of The Digital Enterprise; A Panel Discussion With The Innovative Minds of Millennials, The Generation of the Digital Age;  From C-Suite to Board Seat:  What CIOs Need To Know; Unlocking Innovation:  A Culture Transformation Workshop for Business Leaders.

The next CIO Perspectives will take place in Houston, Texas on November 11, 2014. 

The following month, CIO Perspectives will visit Los Angeles, California on December 10, 2014.

The CIO Pocket MBA is scheduled on October 20-24, in Boston, Massachusetts. Based on a shared commitment to excellence in executive education, CIO magazine and the Boston University's School of Management have proudly presented The CIO Pocket MBA program for nearly a decade. With a curriculum developed and presented by academic and industry thought leaders, the CIO Pocket MBA has helped hundreds of senior IT executives from around the world prepare for growth and innovation.

For additional information to register, go to #CIOPCHI

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Certified Interpreter and Translator Experience in Illinois

Labor Day on the first day of September 1, 2014 reminds me how I have worked in Du Page County and in the Village of Lombard before September 2, 1993, when I was employed by Carmen Alonso Kenny and Associates as a Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator for Du Page County Arbitration Center for Workers’ Compensation, Traffic Court at 421 North County Farm Road and the 18th Judicial Circuit Court at 505 North County Farm Road in the City of Wheaton.  I also worked at the old courthouse in Geneva, and the new courthouse in St. Charles for the Kane County Judicial Center, including Batavia.  Plus, I was assigned interpreting and translation in Elgin and Joliet in Will County; as well as court-appointed legal interpreting in Waukegan, Lake County, and in Woodstock, McHenry County, and beyond to LaSalle County, and Grundy County, DeKalb, in Illinois.  For more than twenty (20) years, I have been a commissioned Illinois Notary Public for Cook County first, then for Du Page County by the Illinois Secretary of State and the County Clerk’s Office.

While reading the Chicago Tribune, I found out that Interlate Systems Inc. and Pan Blanco in Elgin, Aurora, and Batavia, owned by Brad White, a former College of Du Page employee who was hiring  a Certified Interpreter and Translator in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.  I was interviewed and hired as a Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator by Jacquie Guiter and Rene Hofsteder at the Interlate Systems Inc. office which was located in Elgin Downtown, along Route 30, not far from the Elgin Police Station.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

▶ Day 4 Live | Glasgow 2014 | XX Commonwealth Games - YouTube

▶ Day 4 Live | Glasgow 2014 | XX Commonwealth Games - YouTube

A Community Volunteer Service at the Deicke Home - GHWittler - Open Salon

A Community Volunteer Service at the Deicke Home - GHWittler - Open Salon


     My name is Gardenia C. Hung-Wittler, Lombard resident homeowner, taxpayer, and U.S. citizen in Du Page County, Illinois, in the United States of America. I have been involved in community service for the York Township Senior Community Center, at 1502 S. Meyers Road in Lombard in care of Diane Arturi, Michael, and Daniel Dragojevich for Senior Transportation Services during 2009 and 2010. The first week of July 2010, Diane Arturi advised that I was being re-assigned to another community service facility on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010. On Thursday, July 2nd, Pam Sarno at the Reception Desk provided a handwritten note with Bruce Thompson’s name and telephone number to report at the Deicke Home for the Retarded,,  on Tuesday, July 6th, at 9:00 a.m. at 1005 West Division Street, Lombard, Illinois  60148.  During the summer, the Deicke Home residents planned many outdoor activities and excursions to the Lake View Nature Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

      When I arrived, I met Bruce Thompson and Sherry who was waiting by the lobby door. Bruce Thompson invited to sit in his office and complete the Deicke Home for the Retarded Volunteer Form. During the Volunteer Service Interview, I mentioned to Bruce Thompson that I had been a volunteer at the Deicke Home for the Retarded before on behalf of the Wheaton Friends of the Court Program for John Gar and Peter, court wards, sponsored by Judge Robert E. Byrne and Judge Mehling formerly at the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, 505 North County Farm Road, at the Du Page County Government Center—during our conversation, I mentioned that I remembered when Peter Fantuzzi was there as the former director of the Deicke Home of the Retarded in Lombard. I told Bruce Thompson that I have been a certified Illinois teacher and faculty at the College of Du Page in Glen Ellyn and Lombard, Illinois. Bruce Thompson provided a copy of the July 2010 Calendar for Activities at the Deicke Home for the Retarded, so that I could select which two (2) days of the week I would visit the Deicke Home for community assistance. I chose to provide community volunteer assistance on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the Deicke Home of the Retarded residents in Lombard, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thereafter, I have arrived at 8:00 a.m. and sometimes have stayed for activities in the afternoon until 4:30 p.m. or after 3:00 p.m. For the record, I have provided volunteer community assistance at the Deicke Home for the Retarded with laundry folding and bed-dressing for Denise, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club shopping, outdoor recreational activities, lunch assistance for preparation and serving set-up, pantry cleaning, Sam’s Club Grocery Shopping Day Loading and Unloading, Lake View Nature Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Spirit of Chicago Luncheon Yacht Cruise, Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, Helen M. Plum Library Scarecrow Crafts Day, Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago, Sewing and Designing Crafts for Marilyn, etc.

Is Lombard An Inspiration To Live A Healthy Lifestyle?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fourth of July Celebration at the Chicago History Museum - CNN iReport

Fourth of July Celebration at the Chicago History Museum - CNN iReport

The Chicago History Museum hosted the 55th Annual Fourth of July Celebration on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Lincoln Park. Everyone was welcomed by Gary T. Johnson, President of the Chicago History Museum.

The World's Tallest Uncle Sam led the children's costume parade.

The highlights showcased the American Patriotic Concert Band directed by Randy Szostek. The Commemorative Brown Bess musket was fired by the 8th (King's) Regiment of the Foot. The reading of the Declaration of Independence by Scott Lothes, President and Director of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art.

Following the Fourth of July ceremony and festivities, the Chicago History Museum was open with free admission to the public on Independence Day.

All guests enjoyed refreshments, hospitality, and the children participated in arts and crafts activities, face painting, chasing colored soap bubbles, and other holiday events at the Chicago History Museum for Independence Day.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Communications Languages & Culture, Inc.'s VisualCV

Communications Languages & Culture, Inc.'s VisualCV

Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc. provides consulting services upon request for integrated marketing communications and business intelligence, using languages and cross-cultural training, research, and development for corporate clients in various disciplines--legal, medical, technical, government, commercial, retail, manufacturing distribution, media arts, digital video, journalism, photography, destinations relocation services, and desktop publishing—writing, translation, proofreading, copyediting, machine-translation, post-editing; project management, cross-cultural ethnography, linguistics—historical research and development; multimedia presentations; digital media production.

Corporate Clients

  • Technical Manuals Translation for Babcock Corp. Germany-USA, Spanish for Mexico, Roselle, IL Compact Disks, 2001

  • Destination Services Relocation for Family Guidance International, Toronto, Canada, 2000, assisting European executives from Stora Enso in Germany, Finland, and Sweden to relocate in the Chicagoland area.

  • Digital Video for San Filippo Plum Tree Farm, Barrington Hills, Illinois, English in color, 2H30, 2000

  • Web Site Translation, SGIT Network, Online E-Zine, Original Media, Palm Springs, California, Spanish, 2000

  • SRAM Corp. Germany-France-USA, Technical Patent Translation, French to English, 1997 to present

  • Marketing Media for CPNA Chicago, Illinois, Graphics Design, 2000

  • Advertising Inserts for Tabbies/Xertrex International, Itasca, Illinois, Spanish, 2000

  • 16th Annual Chicago Latino Cinema, Film Synopsis Translations for the International Latino Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, Spanish, 2000

  • Audio/Video Script Translation for WTTW, Channel 11, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, Spanish, 1999

  • Leroy Merlin USA Annual Report, USA, Naperville, Illinois, French, 1999

  • French family from Lyons, relocation, cross-cultural, and child tutoring in Woodridge, Illinois, 1997

  • Multimedia Translation for Information Kiosks, English, Spanish, French, German, IMWW, Chicago, IL, 1994-1999

  • American National Can-Pechiney, Translation of Annual Report, Computer Project, French, Spanish, 1996, 1997

  • Medical brochure for the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, Spanish, Chicago, 1996

Collaboration Opportunities

Communications, Languages & Culture Inc. is always interested in new oportunities--actively looking for collaboration projects, contracts, cooperating associations, affiliations, sponsorships, networking possibilities.

Please share your VisualCV with us!  Include a cover letter stating your purpose and objectives in sharing your VisualCV with Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc., Consulting Media Arts.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Conference Program | Enterprise Connect Tour

Conference Program | Enterprise Connect Tour

May 22, 2014 - Use LinkedIn to Drive Small Business Growth

May 22, 2014 - Use LinkedIn to Drive Small Business Growth Learn how LinkedIn can help you grow your business. JD Gershbein, CEO of Owlish Communications, and a specialist in LinkedIn for business, will present specific strategies, techniques, and processes that can help you build powerful new professional relationships, spur collaboration, and develop new business. May 22, 2014 - Use LinkedIn to Drive Small Business Growth

                                       J.D. GERSHBEIN, THE LINKEDIN CATALYST

                                                       J.D. GERSHBEIN, LINKEDIN



Friday, April 25, 2014

William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Anniversary on April 23, 2014 by Gardenia C. Hung, M.A.

On April 23, 2014, the English playwright William Shakespeare celebrated his 450th Birthday Anniversary in the 21st century. Amazingly, the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier is on the second floor and began celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th Anniversary at the Newberry Library with Barbara Gaines on Chicago Tonight WTTW, then continued by adding a Shakespeare Quiz online at “Take Will’s 450 is the New 30 Quiz”. While anyone thinks that Shakespearean actors and actresses are always performing there, it is not so…The Road Show is on its final weeks at Shakes Theatre. Until April 29th, when Henry V comes to town, reprising the play that launched the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on the rooftop of the English pub in 1986 and comes to life for the first-ever theater staging at Navy Pier. Believe It or Not!, the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre used to be at 350 North Orleans and Chicago Avenue, in the River North neighborhood across from PIA, Inc., also known as Interactive Media World Wide, when I used to work there while I was an independent contractor for Inlingua in 1994. My first meeting with William Shakespeare’s English writing happened in my Father’s barrister glass-cased library in Santiago de Cuba, when he introduced me to Shakespeare’s leather-bound collection of plays such as King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Henry V, and many other classics for Volumes I and II from the fine pages of his Shakespearean collection. During summers and leisure time, I spent time reading about William Shakespeare’s best plays encased in the cherry wood barrister’s library from my Father’s book collections, preserved from his own reading experience in English, Spanish, and French. Several years later, during the Fall of 1977, I began studying English literature with Sr. Christine at Madonna High School on the Northwest side of Chicago. The first year, I was introduced to a more mundane paperback with Shakespearean readings of Romeo and Juliet presenting the history of the English playwright’s Globe Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon in England. I also had to read aloud and learn about the Shakespearean Sonnet in Poetry with Mrs. Barbara Davidson, my Honors English High School Teacher. Sixteen (16) years later, in 1983, I was referred to the University of Illinois at Chicago where I met the Englishman Anthony Graham-White, Ph.D., a Theatre Director and playwright who grew up in England, near Stratford-on-Avon. I continued to study Theatre, Rhetoric, and Cross-Cultural Ethnography Studies at the UIC Department of Communications and Theatre during the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship for Graduate Students, at the corner of Taylor Street, near Halsted in Chicago, Illinois USA. Twenty-one years later, in the year 2014, William Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets still remain as favorite readings in English and Spanish for the last 450 years.