Classical Association of  the Southwestern United States

 Fall 2005 CFP 
Spanish/Latin Connection




This is the website for the Classical Association of the Southwestern United States.

CASUS is undergoing a revival after several years of inactivity. Currently the only officer is the interim president, Pat Abel, who can be reached at

At the next meeting, CASUS will adopt a constitution and hold elections for a full slate of officers. Until that time, the Texas Classical Association has kindly offered to host a web page for us.



Classical Association of the Southwestern United States

Announcement of 2005 Meeting and Call for Papers

The Classical Association of the Southwestern United States will have its annual convention Friday and Saturday September 16 and 17, 2005, at The Inn of The Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, NM.

Paper proposals are invited, in the following areas:

  • Classical Greek and Latin Literature and Culture Latin Literature,
  • Beginnings to the Twentieth Century Latin
  • Classics Teaching: Methodology and Pedagogy

Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length, with 10 minutes for discussion provided. The Committee will be happy to consider proposals from college and university Classics students as well as from secondary school and college faculty and others interested.

Proposals will be refereed anonymously. Send a 150-200 word abstract by April 15, 2005 to the Chair of the Program Committee:

Dr. Ronald J. Weber, University of Texas at El Paso Liberal Arts Bldg. Room 233 500 University Ave., El Paso, TX 79968-0525 Phone (915) 747-6512 Fax (915) 747-5981


Registration Fee: $20.00, payable at the opening session. Please make check payable to CASUS,  EIN 74-279-5762; an affiliate of the SWJCL, a non-profit organization per IRS 501(a).

For hotel reservations at Inn of the Mountain Gods:

Please contact Sales, Jo Kazhe
1-800-545-6040 x 7065
Fax 1-505-464-7155
IMG, P.O. Box 269
Mescalero, New Mexico 88340-0269

We have 12 doubles reserved @ $159/night. Reservation deadline is August 16, 2005. Room count below 20, regular room rates will apply.
Check-in 4:00pm, check-out 12:00 noon.

For more information, please contact Patrick Abel, CASUS President:

Montwood High School
12,000 Montwood Dr.
El Paso, TX 79936-4400
tel (school) 915-937-2633
fax 915-857-3659
(home) 915-566-0324,

Mescalero is on U.S. Route 70, about 8 miles southwest of Ruidoso, New Mexico. It may be reached by automobile from El Paso by taking U.S.54 (North-South Freeway) through Alamogordo, NM to Tularosa. Take 70 North-East to Mescalero. From Lubbock: take U.S.62/82 to Brownfield; go west on U.S.380 through Roswell, N.M. U.S.380 merges with U.S.70, continue West through Ruidoso to Mescalero. From Albuquerque, take I-25 South to Las Cruces, East on U.S.70, follow through Alamogordo and Tularosa to Mescalero.

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Spanish/Latin Connection

If you have materials that link Spanish and Latin that you would like to post here, please submit them to Ginny at

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Last updated February 21, 2005. For comments or to report errors, please contact Ginny Lindzey, TCA Webmistress, at

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