The Louisiana Classicist

September 12, 2016

2016 Annual meeting

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 5:39 pm

From Nathalie Roy

The Louisiana Classical Association’s fall gathering will be held at LSU, Hodges Hall 324, on Saturday, October 8, 2016, with morning refreshments and fellowship starting at 8:30 AM and presentations at 9:00 AM. Presentations will include an interactive session on gamifying your formative assessments and another on a new venture about ancient leadership. Our annual meeting will begin at 11 AM. The gathering will conclude around noon with a lunch option at a nearby restaurant. Please note that the Louisiana Junior Classical League’s Fall Forum will begin at 1 PM at St. Joseph’s Academy, near LSU’s campus.

Please let us know if you’ll be able to attend! You should be receiving an email message from our secretary, Graham Waddill, soon with registration and annual dues payment information.

On a personal note, I truly enjoy these annual gatherings because I never get to see any of you ever, and you should all come. There will be time built into our schedule to visit with others and share flood stories and classroom successes. Please come!

– Nathalie

 

October 14, 2015

LSMSA Seeking Temporary Help in the Spring

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From Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts:

Greetings from Natchitoches! My name is Kristi Key, and I’m the new Director of Academic Services at The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. We have a thriving Latin program here at LSMSA, but our resident Latin professor is going on sabbatical this Spring. Our hopeful replacement finds herself committed elsewhere, and so I am writing to inquire if you know of any recent graduates who may be interested in relocating to Natchitoches for the Spring to teach two sections of Latin 1 and one section of Latin 2.

Contact Ms. Key at kkey AT lsmsa DOT edu for more details.

Nathalie Roy also mentions that The Dunham School in Baton Rouge might still be seeking someone to cover some Maternity Leave. No further details on that possibility though.

October 9, 2015

Fall 2015 Meeting + Schedule

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Here is the program for the Fall 2015 Meeting of the Louisiana Classical Association:

9:00–9:30: Registration and Coffee

9:30–10:20: Session One

Kevin Woram, Tulane University, “The Roman Military Marriage Ban: Re-examining its Actual Effects on Soldiers’ Lives”

Mary-Evelyn Farrior, Tulane University, “The Contrada Agnese Project: A Survey of Recent Fieldwork at Morgantina (Enna, Sicily)”

10:20–10:30: Coffee Break

10:45–11:35: Session Two

Willie Major, Louisiana State University, “Hercules vs. the Year 2014: Using Three New Movies in the Classroom”

Nathalie Roy, Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge, “Service Learning with Latin”

11:35–11:50: Coffee Break

11:50–12:30: Business Meeting

October 5, 2015

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An announcement from Emily Batinski (LSU):

Julius Caesar, De Bello Gallico et al., 1450-1475 Manuscript on vellum, illuminated by the Hippolyta Master, Italy, Milan, c. 1450-1475

How to Make Latin Prose Easier to Read: Techniques for Simplifying Complicated Syntax

Do your students panic when faced with a syntactically complex sentence in prose? Are they unsure even where to start? This webinar will offer some strategies for demystifying Latin prose syntax. Using examples from Caesar’s De Bello Gallico and Cicero’s Pro Caelio, we will work through strategies that will increase students’ confidence in reading Latin prose. Materials for the webinar will be available as downloadable documents in advance from Google Drive.

Monday, October 12, 2015

6:30 p.m. EST

Presenter:  Victoria Jordan, who teaches Latin (and sometimes Greek) at the Ellis School in Pittsburgh, spent the summer reading Dante in Sienna as part of an NEH institute. She received her PhD from Boston College with a specialization in the development of Latin in late antiquity and the concomitant emergence of vernacular languages.

This webinar is a project of the National Committee for Latin and Greek. There is no fee for participation; to register contact nclg.chair@gmail.com.

April 22, 2015

Annual Meeting of LCA and Special Guest Lecture

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Two announcements from Graham Waddill, Secretary-Treasurer of the LCA:

First, a guest lecturer at LSU on Thursday, 23 April at 4:30:

DEPARTMENT
 OF
 FOREIGN 
LANGUAGES
 AND 
LITERATURES
PRESENTS
 A 
LECTURE 
BY
SALVADOR
 BARTERA
THE
 ANNALS
 OF
 TACITUS:
FROM
 OBSCURITY
 TO 
BESTSELLER
April
 23, 
2015,
 4:30
234
 PRESCOTT
 HALL

Abstract: This
 lecture 
will 
discuss 
the 
tradition
 of 
Tacitus’ 
text 
(mainly 
the 
Annals),
 as 
it 
survived and
was
 “rediscovered” 
in
 the 
Renaissance,
 explaining
 how
 and
 why
 we 
call
 it
 Annals,
 divide
 it 
in the
 way
 we
 do, 
etc. 
It
 will
 also 
present
 some 
examples
 of 
interpretive 
issues 
that
 made
 the
 Annals popular 
but
 at 
the
 same
 time
 “dangerous”
 in
 the 
late 
Renaissance,
 when 
the
 Annals 
were
 used both
 as 
a
 “guide 
to 
tyranny” 
and 
the 
opposite,
 the
 so‐called
 red
 and 
black
 Tacitus.

Dr.
 Bartera 
is 
Assistant
 Professor 
of 
Classics,
 Department
 of
 Classical
 and
 Modern
 Languages
 and Literatures,
 at
 Mississippi
 State
 University.

The second, to remind our members of the LCA meeting on Saturday, 25 April, on the third floor of Hodges Hall on the LSU campus. The agenda will be:

9:00-9:30 Registration & Light refreshments

9:30-10:30 Speakers

  • Christopher Caterine (Tulane) will be speaking on “A Minor Inconvenience: Cato the Younger and the Cognomen ‘Uticensis.'”
  • Kris Fletcher (LSU) will be speaking on “Using University and College Mottoes in the Elementary Latin Classroom.”
  • Albert Watanabe (LSU) will be speaking on “Same Ole Stories: Parallels to Greek Myths.”

10:30 Business Meeting

We look forward to seeing everyone and catching up with our friends and colleagues from around the state!

February 9, 2015

Cambridge Training Opportunity

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Nathalie Roy (Episcopal) would like everyone to know about an workshop coming to Baton Rouge on March 14.

Course details
Cambridge Latin Workshop for teachers. Details of the course will be available soon. Topics at past workshops have included

  • reading methodology;
  • teaching stages;
  • assessment;
  • online environment;
  • materials available to use;
  • activities to reinforce learning;
  • transitioning to authentic literature

Each workshop is tailored to the needs of the participants based on their feedback.

Venue
Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge,
4728 Constitution Avenue
Louisiana 70808

Timings and meals
The workshop runs from 9 – 4.
Continental breakfast is included but lunch is on your own.

Cost
The cost of the one-day workshop is $50. The cost includes tuition only and does not include lunch.

Registration
To register, please either book online (coming soon) or download and return the booking form.

December 3, 2014

Volunteers Wanted!

Filed under: announcement,meetings,opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 6:41 am

from Susann Lusnia (Tulane University) regarding the upcoming Joint Annual Meetings of the APA SCS and AIA in New Orleans, LA

Volunteers are needed to assist with conference registration in two shifts on Thursday (15/15), Friday (15/10), and Saturday (5/5) of the event. There are also a few spots to volunteer for special events: the SCS Presidential Panel (1), the SCS Play (1-2), and the SCS Plenary Session (1-2).

Volunteers who work 8 hours will be given free conference registration as a “thank you” for your service.

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize the signups for the volunteer slots.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/igF7cn
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Susann by emailing her: slusnia AT tulane DOT edu

November 9, 2014

in memoriam

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Louisiana and the world of classics have lost two longtime friends and supporters.

Carlos Fandal

Carlos Fandal

Jane Webb informs us of the passing of Carlos Fandal, retired professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, at the end of October. From his obituary:

Carlos Fandal was also a life-long advocate for the study of Latin and the classics. He helped found the Louisiana Classical Association, which he served as an officer and as editor of The Classicist. He proposed the project for developing Latin programs for teaching Latin in rural Louisiana and participated in an NEH seminar in Rome in 1989 on “Roman Art in a Social Context.”

 

Bonnie Owens

Bonnie Owens

Earlier this week, we also lost Bonnie Owens from Denham Springs High School, suddenly and unexpectedly.  Bonnie had previously taught at the Dunham School and Hosanna Christian Academy.  She also served as Louisiana Junior Classical League’s State Chair, and continued to sponsor the Denham Springs Chapter of JCL.

We offer condolences to their families, friends, and colleagues.

June 16, 2014

Tulane Egyptologist to speak in Baton Rouge, June 17

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Tulane Egyptologist Melinda Nelson-Hurst investigates one of the items in the university’s collection of ancient Egypt artifacts. (Photo from Melinda Nelson-Hurst)

DIGGING IN MUSEUMS & ARCHIVES: UNEARTHING TULANE UNIVERSITY’S EGYPTIAN COLLECTION
Dr. Melinda Nelson-Hurst (Tulane University)

5:30-7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art and Science Museum

To solve mysteries, Egyptologists not only search for clues about artifacts buried in the ground. They also explore those hidden from view in museum storage. For the past two years, Egyptologist Dr. Melinda Nelson-Hurst with Tulane University has been studying Tulane’s collection, including two mummies that were publicly unwrapped in the 1850s. Despite their sensational past – including having resided in a football stadium – and some relatively recent anthropological research, little was known about these artifacts until Dr. Nelson-Hurst and a physical anthropologist colleague at Tulane began to study them.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Louisiana Interest Group of the American Research Center in Egypt and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.

The event will be held at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum (100 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802).

Read more here

May 28, 2014

position available for Fall 2014

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Glasgow Middle in East Baton Rouge Parish is looking to replace their current Latin teacher, who is retiring. At present this teacher travels between Glasgow, McKinley HS and Westdale Middle. No information on whether this arrangement will continue, but the principals would like to continue offering Latin. Contact Principal Dianne Talbot at

1676 Glasgow Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
PH 225-925-2942; FAX 225-928-3565

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