2015 Fall Meeting

The 2015 Fall TCA conference will take place November 13-14 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Program details to follow.

Although the deadline has passed for the special reduced conference rate, rooms may still be available at the AT&T Conference Center; follow this link for contact info. Registration Information can be found here.

2015 Call for Papers

As you may already know, our upcoming Fall Conference will be held in Austin again this year Friday 13 November to Saturday 14 November 2015. Main conference sessions will be held as usual at the AT&T EECC just off the UT campus.

At this time I am welcoming 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.

Because of the lateness of this announcement, I am extending due dates well beyond those used in past years. (Next year I will try to be more timely!)

Papers are typically about 15-20 minutes long with 5-10 minutes following for questions from the audience. Topics can include (but are not limited to):

I am also extending a particular invitation to anyone might consider working on some areas not usually covered:

Please send an abstract of no more than one page to Simon Burris, TCA President. Submissions may be sent by email (president [at] txclassics [dot] org) or post to:

Simon Burris
Department of Classics
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97352
Waco, TX 76798

and are due by Wednesday, 1 July 2015. Additionally, please include a list of any equipment you will need with your proposal and your contact information.

Presenters will be notified by 15 August 2015.

Many thanks! Yours,
Simon Burris, Pres.

2015 Spring Scholarships

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

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, June 29, 2015

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, June 29, 2015

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, June 29, 2015

Applications should be completed using the online scholarship application. Accompanying information should be emailed to pastpresident [at] txclassics [dot] org if possible. If not, please mail to:

Andre Stipanovic
11600 Welch Road
Dallas, TX 75229

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