2014 Fall Meeting

The Texas Classical Association is pleased to welcome its members to the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio for its annual fall conference on November 7-8, 2014. Sessions will be held on the UTSA campus beginning Friday afternoon at the University Center Building in the Denman room with a lecture by our keynote speaker, Dr. Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Thomas B. Lamont Professor of Ancient & Modern Literature, and Chair of the Department of Classics at Union College. His presentation entitled “Nox Intempesta: Religious and Legal Oddities of Nocturnal Rome” will begin at 4:00pm. After the presentation, those who would like to reserve a spot to eat dinner together may meet at Aldaco’s restaurant, details further below.

Saturday’s sessions will also be held at the Denman room at University Center. The conference program includes a wide variety of talks of interest to Classicists throughout the morning and afternoon in the areas of research, pedagogy, and technology. Dr. Mueller will again be addressing the group as our Keynote Speaker on Saturday afternoon with a presentation entitled “Pontifex Maximus: The Priestly Career of Julius Caesar”. This year’s conference cost will cover breakfast and lunch on Saturday at the conference center. On-campus parking is $5 during weekdays, but free after 4:30pm on Friday and all day on Saturday. Registration forms, the conference schedule and hotel information can be found in the Registration Packet.

2014 Fall Scholarships

The Texas Classical Association wants to remind members that applications for three of its scholarships are due in November:

The TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship
Student teachers enrolled in a Latin certification program in Texas are encouraged to apply for the $500 TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship. Undergraduate advisors should inform all student teachers of this scholarship. Applicants must be student teaching in Latin and must be maintaining a 3.00 GPA in Latin or classics, with a 2.85 GPA overall. The monies received will be used during the semester the recipient is student teaching. To apply, please complete the appropriate application and attach an official copy of your transcript plus two letters of recommendation, one from a Latin/classics professor and one from an education professor. Attach an additional sheet to the application if necessary. The recommending Latin/Classics professor of the scholarship winner will be awarded $50 or will have their fee for the next year's TCA conference waived.

Applications Due: Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Reuben Shannon Lovinggood Scholarship for Teaching Materials
The TCA is proud to offer a $500 scholarship for new teachers or teachers in new programs to assist in the purchase of books and classroom materials.

Applications Due: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Applications should be completed using the online scholarship application. Accompanying information can be sent to Dr. Patti Rawlins., Chair of the TCA Scholarship Committee, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

2014 TCA Membership

Now is the time to join the Texas Classical Association for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Please complete our membership form or send your membership information with your registration for the fall conference.

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