2014 Annual Meeting and Call for Papers

The annual meeting of the Texas Classical Association will be held on the Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio the weekend of November 7-8, 2014. We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Thomas B. Lamont Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature at Union College. His textbook Caesar: Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico is now a standard resource for AP Latin instructors across the country. I had the pleasure of hearing him speak in Salt Lake City last summer on Roman religion, another area of his expertise, and thoroughly enjoyed it. As a result of this encounter, I have requested that he speak on these topics at our next conference. Professor Mueller’s keynote address on Saturday is entitled “Pontifex Maximus: The Priestly Career of Julius Caesar” and he will also be presenting “Nox Intempesta: Religious and Legal Oddities of Nocturnal Rome” on Friday afternoon. Please feel free to visit his website to see his most recent scholarship.

We also welcome proposals for papers and presentations to be given at the next TCA annual conference from professors, teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars from across Texas. Papers are typically about 15-20 minutes long with 5-10 minutes following for questions from the audience. Topics from all areas of Classical scholarship and pedagogy are sought.

Please send an abstract of no more than one page to Dr. Andre Stipanovic, TCA President. Submissions may be sent by email (president (at) txclassics (dot) org) or by postal service to:

Dr. Andre Stipanovic
The Hockaday School
11600 Welch Road
Dallas, TX 75229

and are due by Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Additionally, please include a list of any equipment you will need with your proposal and your contact information.

Presenters will be notified by mid-June, when the final program and conference registration details will be posted on our TCA website.

The New TCA Motto!

The new TCA motto is "non solum scire aliquid, artis est, sed quaedam ars etiam docendi" by Cicero, or "non solum scire, sed etiam docere" for short.

2014 Spring Scholarships

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

The Gwyn Morgan TCA Professional Scholarship
All teachers and professors are encouraged to apply for the $500 Gwyn Morgan TCA Professional Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to support projects undertaken by members of the association who have at least two years of full-time classroom teaching experience in classical languages or cultures. The project may involve attendance at a course, foreign travel (preferably with some specific goals), the creation of materials, or any other worthwhile activity connected to the teaching of classical languages or cultures. Stress is placed on the contribution of the project to the applicant's future skills as a classics teacher. The applicant must have been an active TCA member for at least two years. The scholarship must be used within one calendar year from receipt. In addition, a report of the recipient's activities or project will be made at the next TCA fall meeting following completion. Recipients will be eligible to reapply after five years. To apply, please complete the appropriate application, attaching an additional sheet to the application if necessary.

Applications Due: Friday, May 16, 2014

The TSJCL Lourania Miller & Gareth Morgan Scholarships for High School Seniors
Two $1000 scholarships named for Lourania Miller and Gareth Morgan are awarded annually by the TSJCL and TCA to qualified high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of Latin and the classics while in college. Students who receive this scholarship must take Latin or Greek their freshman year at college. Enrollment in Latin cannot be at a beginning level. Courses in classical civilization will not be accepted. JCL chapters may only nominate one student each. The chapter which has the TSJCL Latin Student of the Year is ineligible to nominate a member. The teacher of the winning student will be awarded $50 or have the next year's TCA conference fee waived.

Applications Due: Friday, May 16, 2014

The Doris Kays TCA Professional Development Scholarship for Future and New Teachers
This $500 scholarship support both future teachers and teachers new to the profession who would like to attend a seminar, workshop or course designed to provide meaningful professional development for a career teaching in the classics. The money can be used to defray travel expenses, materials, textbooks, or tuition costs. The scholarship is named in honor of Doris Kays, in memory of her enormous contributions to the TCA and to the teaching of Latin in Texas.

Applications Due: Friday, May 16, 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 when our registration has been updated in July.

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