Parking at Trinity University

If you are driving to the TCA conference, you have a couple of options for free or discounted parking. For Friday, there are a large number of visitor spaces on the Trinity campus, and if those do not work you may wish to park at Alamo Stadium across the street from Trinity at 110 Tuleta Drive. It is an easy walk to Chapman from the stadium, but you do to start on the opposite side of the school. However, the may be a football game at Trinity on Friday night (some sites place the event on Friday, some Thursday), so you may want to get to your car quickly after the talk. On Saturday, the visitor spots should be more than enough, and there is typically minimal ticketing at Trinity due to the lack of students and faculty onsite. However, I cannot 100% guarantee that no tickets will be given that day.

Information about your accommodations for the 2019

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited about hosting you in San Antonio for this year's Texas Classical Association conference. This year, the TCA has reserved a hotel block with Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport/Quarry Market. The Conference Rate for the hotel will be $99 per night, plus taxes. Please reserve by October 14 if you want the conference rate. You can reserve your room at the Hotel Rate in the following two ways:

Option #1: 

Individuals can call the hotel reservation line at 1-888 HYATT HP (1-888-492-8847) to speak with an agent and book their reservation. The individuals will need to reference the group code G-TCSA for the Texas Classical Association. The person making the reservations will need to have their credit card available to make their reservations.

Option #2: 

Individuals can use the following web link to book their reservations on-line. The link will take them directly to the website where the code is already entered. The individual will need to select their dates, which will prompt them to select their room type and then direct them to page where they will need to enter their personal information along with a credit card.

https://sanantonioairport.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-TCSA

While you are in town, there are many fun, exciting, and occasionally even educational things to do in town. In particular, I recommend visiting the San Antonio Museum of Art, which has, among many other things, a wonderful collection of Greek and Roman art. For the Myth lovers out there, the Witte Museum has a special exhibit on dragons, unicorns and mermaids that will be open while the conference is going on. More information about the city can be located at visitsanantonio.com. We look forward to seeing you all in the Alamo City

Online Registration and Payment Now Available

You can now register for TCA online and pay via credit card, though checks are still accepted.

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!

2018 Fall Conference - In the Rear View

Maximas gratias to all who attended, presented, and helped with our 2018 Fall Conference. We had a wonderful time in Austin, and heard two excellent keynote lectures from Dr. Anthony Corbeill  Be sure to look for the new Texas Classical Association Facebook group.  We are currently looking into options for the 2019 Fall Conference and will be posting that information as soon as we can.

In the meantime, let me encourage all of you to consider making presentation proposals for the 2018 gathering.  If you haven't already joined the TCA email listserv, please sign up to keep on top of our comings and goings as well.

Nota Bene! Materials from the 2017 presentations are now appearing on the site. Click on the "Previous Conference Materials" link in the sidebar.

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 the $500 TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship. 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. To apply, please complete the appropriate application and attach an official copy of your transcript plus two letters of recommendation, one from a Latin/classics professor and one from an education professor. Attach an additional sheet to the application if necessary. The recommending Latin/Classics professor of the scholarship winner will be awarded $50 or will have their fee for the next year's TCA conference waived.

Applications Due: June 1, 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 1, 2020


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

The Anne Shaw TCA Professional Scholarship

All teachers and professors are encouraged to apply for the $500 Tommye Lou Davis 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 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 applicant must have been an active TCA member for at least two years. 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 meeting following completion. Recipients will be eligible to reapply after five years. To apply, please complete the appropriate application, attaching an additional sheet to the application if necessary.

Applications Due: June 1, 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 nominating Latin teacher of the winning student will have the next year's TCA conference fee waived.

Applications Due: June 1, 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 John Rassias, in honor of his immense decades-long contributions to active language learning.

Applications Due: June 1, 2020


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

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