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Fall CAV Meeting
Please plan to attend the annual  fall meeting of the Classical Association of Virginia on Saturday, September 29, on the campus of the University of Virginia.  Details and the registration form have been placed on the Next Meeting page.

Professional Development Grant

Do you have a conference or workshop that you want to attend?  Is there an upcoming program or study abroad opportunity that has caught your eye?  If so, please consider applying for the CAV Professional Development Grant. Award funds can be used for any of these activities.  The deadline is August 31 and the brief online application can be accessed here.  For more information, visit our Awards and Recognition page.

Spring Meeting Award Recipients
At our spring meeting on the campus of Mary Washington University, the following CAV members were honored for their accomplishments.  Linda Montross (National Latin Exam) received the Jane Harriman Hall Award for Outstanding Service to the CAV; Susan Schearer (Classical Cottage School) received the Lurlene Todd Teacher of the Year Award; Amy Petersen (Midlothian High School) received the Angela Lloyd Book Award.  As you see these classical educators, take a moment to congratulate them and please consider nominating someone for these awards next year.  Visit our Awards and Recognition page for a description of the nomination process.

New CAV Officers

Also at our spring CAV meeting, new officers were elected to replace those whose terms ended.  Please congratulate the incoming officers listed below:

                              President - Liane Houghtalin (University of Mary Washington)
                              Vice President - Patty Lister (Thomas Jefferson H.S for Science and Technology)
                              Newsletter - Rachel Caudill (Massaponax High School)

We are now in need of a membership chair for the secondary schools.  If you are interested, please email Patty Lister (

President's Message

Salvete, amici et amicae,

          Members and other friends who were able to attend the associationís spring meeting at the University of Mary
Washington were a lucky group indeed. Outgoing president Mark Keith put together a glorious program, featuring
Susann Lusnia (Tulane University) on reading images of violence in Roman art, Cygnet Steer (Virginia Tech and Radford University) on the Roman calendar, and Angela Pitts (University of Mary Washington) on the sounds of war in the Iliad. I never leave a CAV meeting without ideas dancing in my head for the classroom and for my own appreciation of the ancient world, and this meeting was no exception.


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,

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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