New Jersey
 Classical Association 

August, 2018 Message from the President


Salvete Sodales!

Summer is creeping by.  Hopefully it has been one of rest, relaxation and renewal.  The New Jersey Classical Association has much going on,
so please keep in touch.


This summer, I found myself at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California.  It was built in the 1970’s as a replica of the Villa dei Papiri.
It is simply beautiful and houses quite a collection from the Ancient World.  
On your next trip out West, try to set aside time to visit this museum.  


In the meantime, however, Montclair State University, Department of the Classics, will have speakers presenting on September 26, 2018.  One of those speakers will be from the Getty Villa, making a presentation on Greek and
Roman Art.  
Also, Classics Day for your students at Montclair State will be held
on Friday, October 26, 2018. Don’t miss either of those events!  Mark your calendars.


There are many other upcoming events for Classicists, so check back to
our website for the pertinent information.

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Also, I happened to be in Grand Central Station, where there is a free  Brooks Brothers exhibit (until the end of August); they are celebrating 200
years of dressing men and women internationally.  What I did not know, that I discovered from looking at this exhibit, is that the Brooks Brothers’ logo is the golden fleece, alluding to Jason and the Argonauts and that which is coveted by all, their clothing.  Besides that allusion to mythology, a current J. Crew promotion is entitled “Carpe Denim!” J. Crew is advising their customers to
“Seize the jeans!”


We are always clothed in Classical allusions.



NJCA Fall Meeting


Our upcoming meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2018.
The day’s events will be at Princeton University (lunch at The Nassau Inn).  
This event will be a departure from our usual course of events for the day.
I know it will be enjoyable and informative for all.  Please see the posted agenda/schedule. The registration link is also included. Register, please,
as soon as you can, so that we may have an accurate count for the visits to the museum, the luncheon and the library.  In response to requests by many of you
for a meeting that was not held on a Saturday, we have answered that request;
this is our first meeting on a weekday. We hope it will be a success and that it
will satisfy that request that we try scheduling to accommodate those of you
who want to have your professional development time not spill over to your weekend time.


As always, we welcome any feedback that you have to offer on our gatherings.


Grants and Scholarships


We are always looking for ways to raise money to fund our scholarships.  
We usually sell books and miscellany at our meetings, but because of the set up
of our October 19, 2018, event, we will not be able to bring our goods for sale.  However, we will have a table at the CAAS event on Saturday, October 6. If you are there and you are looking for anything, visit the NJCA table at that event.


That being said, we are also going to search out and pursue ways to obtain grants to assist in the funding of our scholarships.  If you know of any grants,
or if you know of ways for us to search for such grants, please help us out
and send us any such information.


We will try to embark on a campaign to seek out ways to add to our funds and to collect donations from members to help contribute to those scholarship funds.  Think it over and share any ideas in this regard. All advice is needed and very welcome.


Upcoming

The presentation at the Princeton Art Museum will be one that will inform you of resources, programs and offerings for students and educators.  The event
at The Firestone Library at the University will be presented by Alan Stahl,
Curator of Numismatics.

Again, we ask that you let other teachers of the Classics know about our organization.  Send them a link to our website. Invite them to one of our gatherings.


Wishing you all the best and looking forward to seeing you at one of our events.

                                                        Dorothy Maxwell

                                                        NJCA President



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Spring Meeting 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

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Stockton University

Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies

Constantelos Hellenic Reading Room

101 Vera King Farris Drive

Galloway, New Jersey, 08205


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NJCA Newsletter - Message from the President

February 2020



Salvete Sodales!


Here we are, our spring meeting on the horizon and the bulk of our winter doldrums behind us.


We are excited to be hosted in the spring at Stockton University at their Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies (the Constantelos Hellenic Reading Room).  This will be our first venture to Stockton and we are excited to have this opportunity.


Our program will begin with opening remarks given by Tom Papademetriou, Ph.D., Professor of History and the Executive Director of the Dean C. and Zoe S. Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies and Lisa Honaker, Ph.D., Dean of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Literature at Stockton University.  Katherine Panagakos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Classics has been our planning partner for this event and we are grateful for the time she has contributed to the securing of our speakers for the event and the planning of the refreshments.


Our program will begin with Dr. Catharine Judson, who is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History. “Digging up Crete” has certainly piqued our curiosity.


Following the lunch break, Dr. Laura Zucconi, a Professor of History will present, “Can a Woman with Garlic-Onion Breath Get Pregnant?” You couldn’t ask for a better title for a presentation--can’t wait to get the answer to that question.


Our own Barbara Thorpe-Nelson is going to share and go “beyond” to give us an update on the New Jersey Latin Inscriptions Project.


So, run, don’t walk to get those registrations submitted, with payment, for your attendance at our March 6, 2020, meeting at Stockton University.


Just as exciting as our upcoming program is the news that this is the Centennial of the New Jersey Classical Association. 


It is known that state meetings of Latin teachers had been called from time to time before 1917.  The actual naming of the New Jersey Classical Association was in 1920. Meetings of the early years are logged between 1925 and 1949, with Edna White having served as the first President of the organization through 1927.  Presidents have been very active in bringing speakers and programs on a wide variety of topics. Members have come from a wide variety of backgrounds. The objectives have been and continue to be to provide resources for Classicists at all levels in New Jersey starting at the elementary school level, middle school, high school and College and University.  


Up into the early 1980’s, meetings were held three times a year, with an attempt to hold the spring meeting closest to the Ides of March; they were held at College and University campuses in New Jersey.  Our informative NJCA bulletin was started by Dr. Walter Myers of Camden, when he was the Vice President of NJCA during the years 1940-1944. Early bulletins included articles about important ancient Roman history locations in Italy.


From the listing of officers in this Organization’s history and the schools at which they taught, it is obvious that there were far more schools in New Jersey that offered Latin programs to their students back then.  In 1944, all foreign language programs in New Jersey public schools were faced with curtailment, when the law was passed requiring two years of American History. Even today, Classics programs in our State have been cut and NJCA continues to work to promote the teaching of the Classics in all schools and at all levels and they also do what they are able to do to stop programs from being cut.


 Dr. Edna White proposed the establishment of a New Jersey scholarship to the American Academy in Rome.  The idea was well received by the membership and ably promoted. An endowment was started with a gift of just $100, which was donated by Evelyn Porter.  In 1939, Dr. White named a permanent committee to assist her in all ways to select the NJCA Rome Scholar from among the applicants. Over the years, the fund has grown and in 1956, the name of the scholarship was changed, deservedly, in honor of its founder, Edna White.  The intention of the program was to improve the quality of Latin teaching in New Jersey--as intended, that is just what it does do.


In keeping with the great pride we have in our participation in this 100 year old organization, something important to note is renewal of your membership and payment of your NJCA dues.  If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do that as soon as possible.  You may print a copy of the form from this web site and mail your check to Marlene, or you may pay on the NJCA web site via PayPal.


We continue to work toward our collective goals and we welcome any information for our web site--historical or not.


Enjoy the season and mark your calendars for March 6th—looking forward to seeing you all in Galloway.

 

Dorothy Maxwell

NJCA President



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A message from our friends at CAMWS . . . 
Dear Colleague,

I am writing to ask you to encourage any interested teachers in your state organization to consider applying for a CAMWS Summer Travel Award. Due to low numbers of applications, the deadline has been extended to January 30, 2020.

These awards include appr. $5000.00 to attend the AAR Summer School (Grant Award), appr. $4500.00 for the ASCSA Summer School (Semple Award), and up to $3000.00 for other appropriate summer programs (e.g., https://camws.org/node/1005 (Benario Awards).

Please note that your teachers are *all* eligible, even if you are not in CAMWS territory. Their school simply needs to be become a CAMWS member. ("CAMWS members teaching at  a school outside CAMWS territory are eligible to apply for these awards if their schools are current institutional members of CAMWS (https://camws.org/institutionalmembership).

Fuller information can be found here: https://camws.org/awards/sgb.php#Benario.

These can be a wonderful learning opportunity. I hope we can see applications from more of the teachers in your state or coming years.

With kind regards,

Ariana Traill
Associate Professor and Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar
Department of the Classics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 S Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
217 333 7661
We encourage any interested teachers in your state organization to consider applying for a CAMWS Summer Travel Award. Due to low numbers of applications, the deadline has been extended to January 30, 2020.

These awards include appr. $5000.00 to attend the AAR Summer School (Grant Award), appr. $4500.00 for the ASCSA Summer School (Semple Award), and up to $3000.00 for other appropriate summer programs (e.g., https://camws.org/node/1005 (Benario Awards).

Please note that your teachers are *all* eligible, even if you are not in CAMWS territory. Their school simply needs to be become a CAMWS member. ("CAMWS members teaching at  a school outside CAMWS territory are eligible to apply for these awards if their schools are current institutional members of CAMWS (https://camws.org/institutionalmembership).

Fuller information can be found here: https://camws.org/awards/sgb.php#Benario.

These can be a wonderful learning opportunity. I hope we can see applications from more of the teachers in your state or coming years.

With kind regards,

Ariana Traill
Associate Professor and Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar
Department of the Classics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 S Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
217 333 7661
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