PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: Winter 2019

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             Classics has good reason to celebrate—the American Classical League will be 100 years old in 2019. There will be gatherings around the country to mark this auspicious centennial, and the CAV is doing its best to join in. Our Spring 2019 meeting will be devoted to honoring the ACL in two ways. First, the meeting’s theme will be “pedagogy.” Attendees should walk away with information, ideas, and resources that they can immediately put into use in the classroom. Second, the meeting will close with a proper birthday party for the ACL, complete with a birthday cake. You won’t be required to wear a party hat, but there will be prizes. So, mark your calendars now to join us for that special CAV meeting and celebration of the ACL at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland on Sat. May 4, 2019.

              Tied into the theme of pedagogy, the CAV is also currently arranging for a special teachers’ workshop this spring at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Greek and Roman mythology in works of art within the museum. Stay tuned for more information on how to register. Registration information will be distributed via the CAV website, an email blast, and the next newsletter. (Do we have your current email address? If not, send it to me now, and please indicate whether you would like it to be included on the CAV website.)

              Ever wish that your membership and participation in the CAV received more notice from your principal or dean? The CAV is starting something new: CAV Star Institutions. Every year, in the summer issue of the newsletter, we will list those schools and colleges that have 100% membership among their full-time Classics faculty and at least 80% membership among their part-time Classics faculty. Make sure that your institution is on the list! Promote membership now, so that you can demonstrate to your administration that your school is a force within the discipline.

Ex animo,
Liane Houghtalin

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