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Fall 2016

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Apply for the Professional Development Grant Now

Do you have a professional development experience in mind for this year?  Maybe FLAVA, CAMWS, or other travel plans to help you become even better at spreading your love of the classics to your students?  If so, then CAV would love to help you out through its Professional Development Grant.  Go to by August 31st to get more information and to fill out the online application.  Grant recipients will be announced at the fall CAV meeting.

Fall Meeting Details Available

The fall meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th on the campus of the University of Virginia.  The registration deadline is Sept. 10th.  Please visit the Next Meeting page for the program and information for our Fall 2016 meeting.

FLAVA is approaching!

Mark the dates for this year's FLAVA conference on your calendar:  Thurs. October 6th - Sat. October 8th, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in Williamsburg.  The early bird registration deadline is September 18th, but registration can also be done at the conference.  Please visit FLAVA's page for more information.

Randolph-Macon Saturday Seminar:  Sat. Oct. 15, 2016

Many of you have attended Randolph-Macon's Saturday Seminar in Ashland at some point.  Most of us have it ingrained in our brains that it is held on the first Saturday of December.  However, this year the conference will take place earlier in the semester, Saturday, October 15th.  The location and format remain the same and we hope that you are able to join us!  Click on this link for more details and registration materials:  saturday-seminar-2016

Award Winners Announced

At the spring meeting in Roanoke, several teachers and students were recognized for their excellent work and participation in classical activities.  They were Wayne Wray (Jane Hall Award for CAV Service), Deanna Solomon (Angela Lloyd Book Award) and Wyatt Joyner of Classcal Cottage School (Wayne Wray Student Scholarship).  In addition, all students who placed in the Classical Essay Contest, Latin Essay Contest and CAV Tournament were announced.  You may find the list of these students in the summer 2016 issue of the CAV News.  Please join me in congratulating all of these deserving individuals.

New Officers, Leaders

At the same meeting, we elected officers for the 2016-2018 term.  Mark Keith was elected president, Liane Houghtalin as vice president and Andrea Weiskopf as treasurer.  They are succeeding Fred Franko, Mark Keith and Liane Houghtalin, respectively.  Also, Patrick Bradley, who has chaired the Classical Essay Contest for 14 years, has passed the reins to Nadia Ghosheh.  We thank all of them for their past service and expect great things from the new leadership!

Released Tests available for CAV Latin Tournament

Tournament Director Kevin Jefferson has graciously and thoroughly compiled all of the tests and keys for the CAV Latin tournament from 2005 - 2015.  They are available here on Google Drive.  Keys are also available. 

Do you know a colleague who received an award?  Have you been honored recently?

We would like to announce that starting in the summer issue of 2015, we will start printing a list of CAV members who have earned honors that year in the classics, such as in teaching, publication, etc. or those who have retired from teaching.  So throughout the year, please send us information concerning your honors as you receive them to the newsletter editor, Adriene Cunningham, at

President's Message

      How quickly the summer days seem to pass when we are relaxing, reading, traveling, and doing all those other things we don't have the time or energy to do when we are teaching the rest of the year!  With the end of summer comes the return to the classrooms, for most of us, and an opportunity to begin our tasks again, fresh, excited, and hopefully a little different from the year before.  In what other profession besides teaching is the chance of creativity and the observation of evolution so prevalent?
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Do you have a program, event or product that would be of interest to classics teachers in Virginia?

If you would like something posted on the CAV website, please submit it to the website editor, Charlaine D. Lunsford.  Please send any additions, corrections or announcements to  Make sure "CAV" is in the subject.

Revisions of CAV's Constitution and By-Laws

The membership of the Classical Association of Virginia approved the following revised documents at its spring meeting at the University of Richmond:




All members of CAV are invited to join our new group on Facebook for updates on information, pictures, dialogue with other members, and more!

To join, just log on to Facebook and do a search for "Classical Association of Virginia". Click "join" and one of our administrators will add you to the list!

Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit ~ Vergil's Aeneid, I.203

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