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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. 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: November 1, 2019


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: November 1, 2019


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

The Tommye Lou Davis 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 teacher of the winning student will be awarded $50 or have the next year's TCA conference fee waived.

Applications Due: June 1, 2020


The Anne Shaw 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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