The Louisiana Classicist

April 22, 2015

Annual Meeting of LCA and Special Guest Lecture

Filed under: announcement,meetings — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 6:03 am
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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

Filed under: announcement,opportunities — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 6:02 am
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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

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 7:35 am
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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

Filed under: announcement,meetings — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 11:40 am
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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

April 16, 2014

Report from LCA 2014

Filed under: announcement,meetings — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 8:10 am

This post is not a replacement of the secretary’s minutes, but a general observation of the events of the meeting.

Look for an invitation to join an LCA Facebook Group!

CAMWS wants to give you money — investigate the BIG Initiative

Last but not least, introducing the Officers of LCA for 2014-15:

  • President Richard Warga
  • Vice President Kris Fletcher
  • Secretary/Treasurer Graham Waddill
  • Blog Administrator Ann Ostrom

March 10, 2014

date of LCA 2014

Filed under: announcement,meetings — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 7:06 am

The next meeting of the Louisiana Classical Association will be April 12, 9am until noon in Baton Rouge on the LSU campus.  More details still forthcoming, but Rich Warga (LSU) and Kris Fletcher (LSU) will both be presenting on topics of interest.  Stay tuned, and save the date!

Council of the gods during the Trojan War. From left to right: Ares, Aphrodite or Eos (?), Artemis, Apollo, Zeus, Athena, Hera, Demeter or Thetis.  CLASSICAL ART RESEARCH CENTRE and THE BEAZLEY ARCHIVE

Council of the gods during the Trojan War. From left to right: Ares, Aphrodite or Eos (?), Artemis, Apollo, Zeus, Athena, Hera, Demeter or Thetis.
CLASSICAL ART RESEARCH CENTRE
and THE BEAZLEY ARCHIVE

October 23, 2013

First survey of Latin teachers and students since the 20s Needs Input!

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 5:14 pm
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VIA the LatinTeach list-serv:

Latin teachers and students:pencil

I am writing to request your participation in the National Latin Survey conducted by Teachers College, Columbia University. The purpose of this 10-20 minute survey is to hear from middle and high school students and teachers all across the United States and find out the many different reasons why people study and teach Latin. Your opinion is important because what you say may help authors write new Latin textbooks and provide Latin teachers with valuable information. To access the survey, please click one of the links below:

TEACHERS: teachers.NationalLatinSurvey.com

STUDENTS: students.NationalLatinSurvey.com

(Please copy and paste the links in your browser if they are not clickable.)

The last national survey of Latin students and teachers was conducted in the 1920s by the American Classical League. The long-term goals of the project are to produce at least two reports describing the findings; one report will be written for an audience of Latin teachers and the other report will be a full needs analysis study including all the statistical formulae for the applied linguistics community. These reports will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals and be made available to the public for free on the project website. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and your responses will be confidential. Students 12 and younger need parental consent to participate. If you are a teacher and would like your students to participate, please e-mail NationalLatinSurvey2013@gmail.com to request student surveys.

If you encounter any problems while taking the survey, please contact the principal investigator, Elliott Goodman at NationalLatinSurvey2013 AT gmail DOT com

Many thanks,
Elliott Goodman
Latin Teacher and Principal Investigator

October 9, 2013

urgent: update on the 2013 LCA Meeting

Filed under: announcement,meetings — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 5:45 pm

From Laura Owen, Secretary-Treasurer of LCA:

Due to an overwhelming response from members about our fall date, we are moving our annual meeting to the spring. Potential dates are listed below. Please choose the date or dates you would be able to attend for our annual meeting. *

January 11th
February 8th
April 19th

You may leave your preference for the date of the meeting in the comments here if you wish.

October 5, 2013

LCA Meeting 19 October 2013

Filed under: announcement,meetings — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 6:28 am
oct19

oct19

A message from LCA Secretary/Treasurer Laura Owen:

We are looking forward to an exciting annual meeting in just a few short weeks. We have had several people express an interest in talking about technology in the classroom, as well as AP Latin and Roman coins. If you are working on a research topic, and would like to present it to our group for feedback, even if you are interested in doing so in an informal way, we would love to hear from you!

If you have not done so already, please fill out the membership form. You can again opt to pay your dues via check or pay pal. I will be sending out pay pal links this week. In the last email I neglected to mention that dues will remain the same as they have been in the past–$20 per person. We use dues to fund our scholarships and run meetings, so thank you so much for renewing your membership!

Our annual meeting will be October 19th at LSU this year. No worries folks, the Ole Miss game is away that day. As soon as we have a time set, we will let you know, but until then, save the morning of October 19th for some fun Classics time!

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