Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Annual Institute Update

Tempus fugit! If you haven't registered for the 53rd Annual Institute there is still time. This year’s theme is Vis Unita Fortior, and in the spirit of unity the Classics Department of Union College is hosting this year’s Institute on their lovely campus on October 28-29, 2016.

Presentations will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 28, with the keynote address that evening, and continue through 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 29.

Several presentations, including the keynote by W. Jeffrey Tatum, will focus on Caesar, who is still relatively new to the AP syllabus. Other cultural and historical presentations include teaching the ancient environment, religion in the ancient world, Augustan Rome and The Godfather, and Diocletian. Pedagogical presentations will include scaffolding Caesar and other authors, Socratic seminars, how to build a vibrant Latin program, and spoken Latin in the classroom. Visit the Annual Institute page for the full program.

Conference participants may reserve rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady anytime until October 7, 2016. Call the hotel directly (518-393-4141) to make your reservation and to ensure that you receive the group rate of $159.00 a night. Be certain to mention that you are with the Classical Association of the Empire State group or give the group code: CAE.

Please register for the Annual Institute by Friday, September 23rd.
 

Nota Bene: If this is your first Institute, you are eligible for the Donna Caldwell Scholarship to help defray some of your expenses.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Shaker High School - Part-Time Latin Teacher Needed

Shaker High School (North Colonie Central School District) is looking for a .6 Latin teacher to teach Latin I, II & III. Please e-mail Galina Kats (gkats@ncolonie.org), the language department supervisor, for more information. The link to the official posting is listed below.

http://www.northcolonie.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Instructional_Posting_8-18-2016.pdf

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Call for Papers: The Cost of Freedom: Debt and Slavery

A conference in the Ethyle R. Wolfe Series on Classical Studies and the Contemporary World

May 19-20, 2017

Brooklyn College, City University of New York

October 31, 2016 deadline for submission of abstracts. Read on for additional information, or visit the conference website: https://debtandslavery.com/

Monday, August 22, 2016

53rd Annual Institute - Registration Reminder

The 53rd Annual Institute of the Classical Association of the Empire State will be held on October 28-29, 2016, at Union College. You may register and pay online, or via mail. Special hotel rates have been arranged with the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady. Please visit the Annual Institute page for more information: http://www.caesny.org/p/annual-institute.html

Vergilian Society's 2017 Study Tour Program

Would you like to travel abroad? And to have help paying for it?
The Vergilian Society is offering exciting study tours in 2017 including “Northern Italy and Croatia,” “Latin Authors in Italy,” “Roman Britain,” and “Gladiators and Roman Spectacle”. These programs are specifically designed to benefit and appeal to teachers at all levels by providing them the opportunity to experience a rich variety of ancient sites to support their own understanding and teaching of the ancient world. See the full tour descriptions on the Vergilian Society website at http://www.vergiliansociety.org/2017-tours/

Almost $100,000 in scholarship money is available: http://www.vergiliansociety.org/tours/scholarships/