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2019 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce that the Texas Classical Association Fall Annual Conference will be on November 1-2, 2019, and will be hosted by Trinity University in San Antonio. The conference will take place in the Chapman Auditorium (Chapman 126), with the Keynote occurring at 4 PM on Friday and the rest of the conference taking place starting at 8 on Saturday. Many thanks to the Trinity University Classics Department for hosting our conference this year. Please check here, and your emails from the TCA Officers, for more information.

I am also excited to announce that Dr. Monica Cyrino, Professor and Chair of Classics at the University of New Mexico, has agreed to serve as our keynote speaker for 2019. Prof. Cyrino's current research focuses on classical reception in popular culture, especially film and television. She has written and edited several books on the subject, including Big Screen Rome (2005) and Classical Myth on Screen.

I am also excited to announce the 2019 TCA Conference Call for Papers. We invite students, teachers, and scholars from across Texas to present at our conference. Papers are typically 15-20 minutes long, with a 5-10 minute Q&A session following. TCA membership is required to submit a paper. Papers on any topic covering the teaching and study of Classics are welcome.  

If you want to present a paper at this fall's Texas Classical Association conference, please submit your abstract in .docx or .pdf form to the TCA president at president@txclassics.org by August 15th. Also email the president if you have any other questions about the conference  

I am excited about what will be a wonderful conference this fall. I look forward to seeing your abstracts, and hope we will see many of you in attendance in November!

Scholarships

The Texas Classical Association wants to remind members that applications for some of its scholarships are due in the coming months:

The TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship

Student teachers enrolled in a Latin certification program in Texas are encouraged to apply for one of two $500 TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher scholarships. Undergraduate advisors should inform all student teachers of this scholarship. Applicants must be student teaching in Latin and must be maintaining a 3.00 GPA in Latin or classics, with a 2.85 GPA overall. The monies received will be used during the semester the recipient is student teaching. The recommending Latin/Classics professor of a scholarship winner will have next year's TCA conference fee waived.

Applications Due: June 15, 2020


The Reuben Shannon Lovinggood Scholarship for Teaching Materials

The TCA is proud to offer a $500 scholarship for new teachers or teachers in new programs to assist in the purchase of books and classroom materials.

Applications Due: June 15, 2020


Please email scholarships@txclassics.org for access to the scholarship application

The Peter Snetsinger TCA Professional Scholarship

All teachers and professors are encouraged to apply for the $500 TCA Professional Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to support projects undertaken by members of the association who have at least two years of full-time classroom teaching experience in classical languages or cultures. The applicant must have been an active TCA member for at least two years. The project may involve attendance at a course, foreign travel (preferably with some specific goals), the creation of materials, or any other worthwhile activity connected to the teaching of classical languages or cultures. Stress is placed on the contribution of the project to the applicant's future skills as a classics teacher. The scholarship must be used within one calendar year from receipt. In addition, a report of the recipient's activities or project will be made at the next TCA fall conference following completion. Recipients will be eligible to reapply after five years.

Applications Due: June 15, 2020


The TSJCL Lourania Miller & Gareth Morgan Scholarships for High School Seniors

Two $1000 scholarships named for Lourania Miller and Gareth Morgan are awarded annually by the TSJCL and TCA to qualified high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of Latin and the classics while in college. Students who receive this scholarship must take Latin or Greek their freshman year at college. Enrollment in Latin cannot be at a beginning level. Courses in classical civilization will not be accepted. JCL chapters may only nominate one student each. The chapter which has the TSJCL Latin Student of the Year is ineligible to nominate a member. The recommending Latin teacher of a scholarship winner will have the next year's TCA conference fee waived.

Applications Due: June 15, 2020


The Doris Kays TCA Professional Development Scholarship for Future and New Teachers

This $500 scholarship support both future teachers and teachers new to the profession who would like to attend a seminar, workshop or course designed to provide meaningful professional development for a career teaching in the classics. The money can be used to defray travel expenses, materials, textbooks, or tuition costs. The scholarship is named in honor of Doris Kays, in memory of her enormous contributions to the TCA and the teaching of Latin in the state of Texas.

Applications Due: June 15, 2020


Please email scholarships@txclassics.org for access to the scholarship application

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