Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Annual Institute Update

The 51st Annual Institute was a resounding success! In celebration of 50 years of CAES, over 50 CAES members attended this year's conference. At the banquet Professor Emeritus Donald Mills gave a wonderful address outlining the history of CAES and many of the regional affiliates across the state. After, CAES Vice President Ellyn Bibik asked our members to share with the group what inspired us to become Latin teachers. Many attendees stepped up to the podium and shared the story of their journey to this rich and rewarding vocation.

The workshops were well attended, and many presenters have made their materials available on our website. Click this link to browse the workshop files:

If you were unable to attend, please know that you were missed. We hope that you will take this moment to mark your calendar with the dates of the 52nd Annual Institute: October 23-25, 2015. We will be meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, and our board and Institute committee are all ready preparing things.

In the meantime, if you are looking for ways to contribute to, and support CAES, please consider:

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the only professional organization dedicated to the teaching and sharing of Latin and the Classics in New York State!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Memories of Annual Institutes Past

Our new vice president, Katie Finlayson, produced a video comprised of photos of past Annual Institutes. What a wonderful celebration of the past, as CAES enters its 51st year!

Please Help Save Funding for the Swedish Institutes at Athens, Rome and Istanbul

Thank you to CAES board member Linda Emanuel for sharing this. We hope you can take a moment to sign the petition. If your Swedish is a bit rusty, never fear: a nice "tutorial" is included below the petition link.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CAES Institute Update

Salvete, socii!

The CAES 51st Annual Institute, Perge Modo, is just days away and  it promises to be a wonderful gathering.

I am absolutely excited about this year’s conference. At the business meeting Saturday afternoon I will be presenting the scholarships and awards and we will take nominations for the Board  of Directors and elect officers. Later that afternoon we have arranged an excursion entitled The Classical Language of Albany's Architecture, led by Albany City Historian Anthony Opalka.  In the evening we will dine with old and new friends and reminisce with Donald Mills on fifty years of CAES.

Please join us on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 P.M. for the pre-conference session featuring Linda Fabrizio, Visiting Roman Britain: A New Appreciation for the Roman Res.  The President's Reception, with a select pouring of NYS wines and spirits, follows immediately afterward.

All rooms that we originally had set aside for the Institute have been taken! The Hilton Garden Inn, Albany/SUNY Area, on Washington Avenue in Albany, is nearly full next weekend, but a few rooms remain. If you would like to attend, you may still be able to reserve a room at the CAES rate ($105 code: CYE).  Institute registration (which includes breakfast and lunch) may be done online.

Be a part of CAES’ next fifty years!  You will find all the information you need on the CAES website and you can subscribe for an automatic alert when information is updated.

             See you at the Institute!

       Sincerely —
       Ellyn Bibik, Vice President

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tempus Fugit

The 51st Annual Institute is fast approaching. If you want to attend, but haven't yet registered please do so soon! Visit the Institute website for a program, as well as information on registering.

Many of us have connections to CAES that span decades. I just realized the other day that my first encounter with CAES was when the Annual Institute was at Union College, where I was a student, some time in the late 1980's. Little did I know that a few short years later I'd be embarking upon my career as a Latin teacher.

To help preserve and celebrate these memories and experiences, we are collecting photos and notes of times past with our CAES colleagues. As we approach the holiday weekend, please take some time to see if you have anything you would like to share. Photographs, anecdotes, old programs, or any other CAES-related memorabilia are all welcome! Ellyn Bibik, our vice president, and fellow board member Kitrina Finlayson have both graciously volunteered to collect these. Please contact them via e-mail: &

Thank you for sharing!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Rose-Marie Lewent Conference: WarStories

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies, in conjunction with the Aquila Theatre: YouStories Project, National Endowment for the Humanities; the Society for Artistic Veterans; and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science announces the

Rose-Marie Lewent Conference

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)

2015 Rome Prize Competition

The American Academy in Rome is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rome Prize competition. Each year, through a national juried competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging and established artists and scholars working in the following categories:
  • Ancient Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies
  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Full Time Latin Position - NYC

We are a high school in downtown Manhattan looking for a full time Latin teacher. The teacher will be teaching 5 classes a day. Two of the classes are for the Syracuse Academy within the school. If interested, please send your resume to:

Bibiana Ammatuna
Assistant Principal
Murry Bergtraum High School