Chaldean Assyrian Syriac STUDENTS SPEAK OUT!! Subscribe Now!!

We are proud to announce and seek your support for the establishment of CAS Student News.

This is brought to you by students from all over North America in organizations such as the Student Organizations of Chaldean Americans (formerly CASA) in Michigan, Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (ACSSU) of Canada, Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Movement (ACSSM) of Chicago, Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Movement (ACSSMSJ) of San Jose, and Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Youth Union (ACSYUA) of Arizona.

CAS Student News is providing not only a perspective in national and community-wide news, arts & entertainment, and editorials never witnessed before, but more importantly it has initiated a historic and never done before collaboration between students & reporters of Chaldean, Assyrian, and Syriac from varying once-isolated cities like Detroit, Toronto, Chicago, Phoenix, San Jose, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Modesto/Turlock.

The founder and current editor-in-chief is Lawrence Mansour and can be reached at info@casstudentnews.com. CAS Student News is looking for advertisements, sponsors, and subscribers. You can subscribe online at http://www.casstudentnews.com for $10 (MI residents) and $15 (non-MI residents).

Please do your nationalistic part and subscribe to CAS Student News – a monthly newsletter that will be delivered right to your front door. Support students and their organizations in cities and in communities that were once divided and isolated from one another. Through this newsletter not only will you receive news, arts & entertainment, and editorials per our people’s interest, but most important of all you will support the unification and collaboration of students from all cities in N. America from all denominations within our Assyrian Nation.

Please see the following link for the trial first issue of CAS Student News : http://www.casstudentnews.com/June2008.pdf






VO Event a Success!

The Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Movement of Chicago held a cultural event on Friday, May 30th, 2008.  ACSSM was proud to host, “Vincent Oshana:  Live in Chicago!”  The event was planned by our Educational and Social Events Committee and was a month-long process.  It took hours upon hours of planning and extensive work to bring this event to fruition and in the end it was a HUGE success!! 

The Assyrian comedian, Vincent Oshana, popularized by his stand-up comedic acts on Comedy Central and Showtime was contacted by ACSSM Educational and Social Events Committee about doing a live show in Chicago.  The idea was to raise funds for our organization, recruit new members, and deliver a generous donation to our needy peers in our sister student and youth union, Khoyada d’Yalope, in Iraq.   

After much hard work and many hours of planning, the big day had finally arrived!  Everyone was excited for the show, from ACSSM members, members of the Assyrian and Chaldean community, and even Vincent himself.  As the doors to the show opened, more and more people began to arrive and fill the ChaldoAssyrian Community Center.  In the end, ACSSM had packed the venue with over 500 Assyrian, Chaldean, and Syriac youth from the Chicagoland area in the quest for tangible unity.  It truly was sight to see!  

Vincent Oshana gave the show of his life.  Through his comic relief, ACSSM was able to stimulate the youth in our community and get everyone together in one auditorium to celebrate and relate to our unique and often times misunderstood culture.  This was a feat in and of itself, and it sends us all a great message:  the potential for our community through our youth is very promising!  All we need is a few little pushes, and this event was the first of many to come!   

ACSSM is very proud of the outcome of this event.  We accomplished every goal we set out to achieve.  We are proud of our organization, in general, and our committee, in particular.  We would like to thank our committee for leading us through a successful and prosperous event not only for our members, but for our struggling peers in Iraq.  ACSSM is on its feet, and we will not slow down!  We plan to use the momentum from this event to plan many activities, lectures, picnics, and parties in the upcoming months.  We will never stop in our ultimate goal of promoting education and unity for our youth within and outside the Chicagoland area.  



Arbella Rasho and Carol Georges are the co-chairs for the Education and Social Events Committee of ACSSM.



Countdown To Buying Discounted Vincent Oshana Tickets!

5/30/2008 Update: Remaining Tickets Sold at Door for $30 USD.

Doors Open Tonight at 9131 Niles Center Road (ChaldoAssyrian Building) at 8pm.

Today, May 29, 2008 is the LAST DAY to buy and reserve tickets for the discounted rate at $20 USD. After midnight, tonight, the tickets will be $30 USD at the door if there are tickets to even be sold.

The event is very close to be selling out so make sure to buy and reserve your tickets now to not only save some money, but to also make sure you have a seat!

Click Below to Buy & Reserve your Tickets NOW!!

(A convenience fee of 62 cents ($0.62) is applied per ticket for online credit card purchases)

Scroll down to next post to learn more about the event and the proceeds!


ACSSM Hosts: Vincent Oshana LIVE in Chicago!!

ACSSM and the Committee on Educational, Fun, and Social Activities proudly presents Assyrian Comedian Vincent Oshana LIVE in Chicago for May 30, 2008.

Part of the proceeds of the event will be going to help out a charity for our needy people in Iraq. Not only will you have a great and fun time, but you will also be helping support our roots and future in the lands of our ancestors, Bet-Nahrain!!

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5/30/2008 Update: Remaining Tickets Sold at Door for $30 USD.

Click Below to Buy & Reserve your Tickets NOW!!

(A convenience fee of 62 cents ($0.62) is applied per ticket for online credit card purchases)


Buy Tickets In-Person (Cash only) at Nineveh Building (8324 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL) from 8pm to 9pm on the following dates:

Thursday May 15, 2008

Friday May 16, 2008

Monday May 19, 2008

Wednesday May 21, 2008

Friday May 23, 2008

Monday May 26, 2008

Wednesday May 28, 2008



April 26, 2008 Qala d’Atit / Voice of the Future Radio Show

For this episode:
Joseph Danavi, AshurBanipal DeKelaita, and Isaac Shamoon discuss
“The Importance of ChaldoAssyrian Student and Youth Council of America”
Hosted by eSnips



CASYCA Snapshots of Atra!!

ACSSM would like to congratulate our national student and youth organization, ChaldoAssyrian Student and Youth Council of America “CASYCA”, on their successful and educational trip planned by the CASYCA Destination Assyria Committee to our ancestral homeland Bet-Nahrain, North Iraq.

From our dialogue with our colleagues that traveled to Atra we have discovered that not only did they march hand-in-hand with our student and youth scouts in Nohadra, but they also had the opportunity to participate in high-level meetings with the Khoyada d’Yalope d’Iraq.

ACSSM of Chicago is standing by for a complete report and press release from CASYCA regarding the success of Destination Assyria and the minutes of the meetings held with our sister national branch, Khoyada d’Yalope d’Iraq.

For now, please ENJOY pictures of the students and youth of Khoyada d’Yalope d’Iraq and Zowaa that organized the amazing and Al-Iraqiya covered 65,000 person AKITU parade of Nohadra. These are our patriotic peers, our role models, and our solid roots that we, in the Diaspora, have built our foundation for a future Assyria on.

Click on the Image Below

Courtesy of CASYCA Social Action Vice-President and participant in Destination Assyria 2008, Suzan Younan


Join ACSSM Now! – Free Membership

We are officially underway in our membership drive as well as filling our committees with members. This is an exciting year with a radio program, college information events, social activities, youth conventions, and many other educational yet intriguing functions!

Please visit www.chaldoassyrian.net to see the pictures of Kha b’Nissan/Akitu Party & Parade that ACSSM organized alongside AANF and ANCI.  You will also have a chance to see the other numerous events that ACSSM has organized and hosted within the Chicagoland community.

Its time to step up to the plate!  Shouting “Khaya Atour!” will neither unite us nor progress our nation.  We need workers, plain and simple.

Please click on the below link to apply for FREE membership and an opportunity to sit on one of our various committees.


For any comments, questions, or concerns, please e-mail info@acssm.net.

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