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.


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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New Jersey Classical Association


NJCA Updates

September 2021

Happy fall and happy back-to-school.  I hope that summer brought you some time to relax, refresh, and recharge.  While summer in New Jersey presented its own challenges as severe weather events disrupted the lives of many, the new school year is upon us and calls us to consider afresh our teaching methodologies.

Have you been thinking of teaching with novellas or would you like to write one of your own?  The NJCA is proud to welcome Emma Vanderpool as the keynote speaker for our Fall 2021 meeting on Saturday, October 9.  Ms. Vanderpool holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she was also a recipient of the Graduate Student Teaching Award.  She is currently teaching at Springfield Honors Academy.  She is the author of several novellas including Incitatus, Sacri Pulli, and Siri's Elephantus.  Ms. Vanderpool will be sharing with us her own teaching methods as well as her creative process.  We are 

Since Covid numbers are still concerning, our meeting will once again take place virtually.  We will have a short business meeting at 10 AM followed by Ms. Vanderpool's talk.  We are so excited to have her join us.  Be sure not to miss this creative and innovative speaker.  Kindly register using this link.  Registration for this meeting is free!

Please join NJCA and help us spread the word about our organization and fall program.  Dues are still only $20 for active teachers and $10 for student or retired members.  View the links at the bottom of this page to pay using PayPal.  If you are new to our organization your dues are free for the first year!

Take care, be well, and we hope to see you on October 9.

Kathleen Whall

NJCA President

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Latin Novellas with Emma Vanderpool

Saturday, October 9, 2021 @10 AM

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