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Plans for mosque in Saginaw Township

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP,MI–The Islamic Center in Saginaw is planning to build a new mosque in the area. The group reportedly wants to build a $2 million project. A public hearing will be held this week to discuss the plans.

Some residents have raised their concerns about violation of noise ordinances due to the public broadcast azan. But a spokesperson for the mosque said that they are not even sure if they want to broadcast the Azan.

Adeel Khan appointed VP, Maguire Properties, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, CA–Maguire Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust, has appointed Adeel Khan as its new VP and controller.

Los Angeles-based Maguire Properties is an owner and operator of class “A” office properties in the Los Angeles central business district and is primarily focused on owning and operating high-quality office properties in the Southern California market.

Sahdia Sardar Khan wins Coca Cola scholarship

Wichita High School student Sahdia Sardae Khan has been named one of the 53 National Scholars for the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation. She has received a $20,000 scholarship.

The Coca−Cola Scholars Class of 2009 was selected as scholarship Finalists from a field of more than 2,100 Semifinalists by the Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation and an initial applicant pool of more than 74,000 high school seniors. The students were selected based on academic excellence, school involvement and community leadership.  Scholarships are sponsored by the local Coca−Cola Bottler and The Coca−Cola Company.

The Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation is one of the most-recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarships in the U.S. The Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca−Cola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow’s leaders through college scholarships. In 2009, the Foundation marks its 21st consecutive year of scholarship awards.  Including the 2009 class, the foundation has provided 4,276 Scholars with more than $38 million in scholarships.  

Summer Camp inaugurated in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY-The Annual Summer Camp organized by the Arab American Association was inaugurated this week by Councilman Vincent Gentile. The camp educates Arab-American children about their culture and heritage.

Part of my job is to support and introduce bills at City Hall that will benefit and strengthen your neighborhoods. The other part is to fix problems right here in our community and listen to what you have to say. My office is open five days a week, and it’s open and waiting for you to call or come in with your questions,’ Councilman Gentile said.

Call for artists: ‘Sabeel: Artistic Journeys from Arab Lands to America’

The Arab American Cultural Institute (AACI) announces a call to all Arab artists in Minnesota for its juried show, “Sabeel: Artistic Journeys from Arab Lands to America.”

The exhibit will be held spring 2010 in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center lobby gallery at the University of St. Thomas. Artists above 18 and residing in Minnesota, who identify themselves as Arabs, or were born in an Arab land, are eligible.

The artwork must be new and explore the intersection between being Arab and being American or living in America. All media are accepted, including photography, design, craft, performance and visual arts.

Deadline for application is Oct. 15. Application is free.

For details and application forms go to For more information contact Claire Gray, (651) 295.3804.

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