The Louisiana Classicist

June 2, 2010

Latin and other languages in danger of beind cut at LSU

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 7:30 am
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If somehow you have not heard about the proposals to eliminate the Latin and German majors at LSU, follow this link to the Baton Rouge Advocate.

What can you do to try to prevent this? Dr. Johanna Sandrock (LSU) has a few ideas, in an email dated 1 June 2010:

What you, alumni, your students and friends of the humanities can do to protest the cuts in Foreign Languages at LSU:

1) Write a letter to Chancellor Martin (

2) Write a letter to the Board of Supervisors addressed to the Chair, Mr. Chatelain ( and/or the supervisor elected from your district. This information is available on line (

3) Contact friends, alumni and students of foreign languages to write letters as well.

4) Copy letters to me ( and I’ll archive them for the department.

Time is of the essence. The Chancellor will make his recommendation to the Board of Supervisors within the week and it will be voted on in July. That’s not much time folks, so please set aside time today or tomorrow to write a thoughtful letter protesting the proposed cuts to the BA program in Latin and German and the reduction of language offerings at LSU.

There is a facebook page as well!


April 16, 2010

Classics at LSU Day!

Filed under: announcement,just for fun — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 2:35 pm
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from Nathalie Roy (Episcopal, BR), Vice-President of the Louisiana Classical Association:

LSU Day logo

LCA Members,

Jane Webb, current Latin instructor at LSU, has organized a wonderful celebration of classics at LSU, in conjunction with LSU Day. This event will occur on next Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Since I am a graduate (twice, ’92 and ’94) of the LSU classics program and one who continues to work in the field, Jane has asked me to speak about the classical tradition through the years at LSU. My talk will focus on the many memorable “characters” who have served in the classics department there. My talk will occur at 12 noon in the Hill Memorial Library. I would love to see you all there, but in particular, those of you who have had memorable experiences taking Latin or Greek classes at LSU. There will be a chance for audience participation so PLEASE – come join us for a trip down the LSU classics memory lane.

LCA Vice-President

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