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Latest Edition of the CAV Newsletter
Virtual Fall Meeting
Please mark your calendars for September 26, 2020 for the Fall CAV meeting, which will be Virtual this year. (Yes, the CAV is entering the world of Webinars!) More info, including speakers and platform, will be coming out this summer.
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Congratulations to Our New Executive Committee
Mark Keith, Bartolo Natoli, and Chloe Scales
The CAV is saddened by the lost of the following members:
Robert B. Lloyd, my [Susan Schearer] beloved professor of Classics and mentor at Randolph-Macon Woman's College 50+ years ago, passed away on June 16 in Lynchburg at the age of almost 94. Although he taught me in very few classes, he appreciated and encouraged my hystrionic abilities and had me star in excerpts from Plautine comedies for three out of four years. THAT, I truly believe, was what made me such an effective classroom Latin teacher. If you who are reading this know of others who studied under Dr. Lloyd, please pass along to them this sad news. Contributions may be made to the Robert Lloyd Scholarship at what is now Randolph College. Semper honos nomenque tuum laudesque manebunt, quaemecumque vocant terrae (Aeneid I.609).
Marvin Colker, our emeritus colleague in Classics at the University of Virginia, passed away three nights ago in Charlottesville, just three weeks after his 93rd birthday. Marvin spent his entire long career at UVA (1953–98), and worked nearly every summer in the library of Trinity College, Dublin. His research centered on palaeography and textual criticism in the medieval period. Among Marvin’s long list of distinguished publications are a critical edition of Walter of Chatillon’s epic Alexandreis; Analecta Dublinensia: Three Medieval Latin Texts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin; and America Rediscovered in the Thirteenth Century. In the course of compiling his magisterial two-volume catalog of the medieval and Renaissance manuscripts at TCD, he rediscovered numerous works. Trinity awarded Marvin an honorary Doctor of Letters in 1987.
CAV Star Institutions
The Classical Association of Virginia would like to recognize the following institutions that have 100% faculty membership in our organization:President's Message
Dominion High School (Sterling)
Liberty High School (Bealeton)
Riverbend High School (Spotsylvania County)
Rockbridge County High School
University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg)
Waynesboro High School
Please encourage your colleagues to join and participate in the CAV! Applications for 2019-20 Star Institutions will be available in the winter and spring newsletters.
Salvete, amici et amicae,
Back in January, when I was putting together the spring meeting at the University of Mary Washington, I never imagined the world we find ourselves in now. Of course, there was no spring meeting, and our world has been turned inside out. I find myself, however, less filled with regret than with gratitude. I am grateful to our speakers, Elise Friedland (The George Washington University), Sarah Herbert (University of Mary Washington), and Rick Phillips (Virginia Tech), all of whom have said that they are will to speak at a future CAV meeting. I am likewise grateful to April Spratley, whose CAV Aulos Workshop in April was canceled, but who is already planning one for next spring. I am grateful to our wonderful tournament and contest directors, Kevin Jefferson, John Miller, and Nadia Ghosheh, who over came tremendous difficulties in making sure that the contests could continue this spring when COVID-19 shut down schools. A big thank you to all who stepped up to help out. The Virginia Classics community pulled together, and the results are here for you to see in this newsletter.
Do you know a colleague who received an award? Have you been honored recently?
When notified, we print 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, Rachel Caudill, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Stephanie Buckler. Please send any additions, corrections or announcements to email@example.com. Make sure "CAV Update" is in the subject line.
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:
Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit
Vergil's Aeneid, I.203
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