Missed CLASSU’s Oral Reading Club performance this past spring? Their recording of the performance is now available to view online – watch below!
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All CLASSU members are welcome to join the undergraduate Classics Students’ Union at their End-of-Term Social and Journal Launch! The third volume of Plebeian will be launched around 6:15pm, with elections taking place prior to that at 5:00pm (N.B. only qualifying undergrads can vote).
We will also be distributing the CLASSICS hoodies that were ordered and will have a limited selection available for purchase without order. The social runs from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
*** All Classics grad students and faculty are welcome to join! ***
Congratulations to Professor Alison Keith for winning the Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award at the Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU) Awards Ceremony on March 22, 2017. Co-nominators Willem Crispin-Frei, Samantha Mazzilli, and Laura Harris from the undergraduate CLASSU Senate were on hand to present Professor Keith with this award alongside ASSU President Ondiek Odour.
CLASSU President Willem Crispin-Frei also received the Katharine Ball Graduating Award for Course Unions for his four years of service on the CLASSU Senate.
More information about the awards available for undergraduate students and about nominations for the teaching and service awards is available on the ASSU website, and more photos from the event are on Facebook.
Left: ASSU President Ondiek Odour, Professor Alison Keith, Classics Students Willem Crispin-Frei, Samantha Mazzilli, and Laura Harris (Photo Credit: ASSU)
Right: ASSU Executive Assistant Jane Seto, Co-Recipients Indigenous Studies Students’ Union President Jennifer Sylvester and CLASSU President Willem Crispin-Frei, ASSU Student Advisor Gavin Nowlan (Photo Credit: ASSU)
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Calling all Classics undergraduates! Come join CLASSU and our own Professor Jarrett Welsh as he takes a non-systematic look at the role agricultural language plays in Latin and the way in which agriculture provides the semantic arena and analogy for a lot of Latin that has nothing directly to do with farming.
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The undergraduate Classics Students’ Union (CLASSU) invites the Department and any interested faculty and students to its third annual Assembly of the Plebs Conference. Please see below for the schedule. Breakfast and lunch provided free of charge. Paper titles subject to change. Each talk is scheduled to last 30 minutes, with five-minute breaks between each talk. We will also be accepting forms and payment for Department hoodies – please see the CLASSU website for further information.
10:50am – Opening Remarks (Willem Crispin-Frei and Professor Eph Lytle)
11:00am – Jeffery Schulman: “The Case for a Palmyrene Deus Sol Invictus”
11:35am – Sophia Alkhoury: “Religion and magic in Greek antiquity: a dividing line or a comprehensive spectrum?”
12:10pm – Andrew Mayo: “Sophism and the Irrational in Cyclops”
12:45pm – Seán Stewart: ““I Don’t Know How to Greek”: The Background and Social Context of P.Col. 4 66”
1:20pm – Lunch Break (Subway Sandwiches)
2:00pm – Laura Harris: “Barbarian or Greek Murder? Medea’s Gift of Clothing and Identity in Euripides’ Medea”
2:35pm – Samantha Mazzilli: “Romana simplicitate: Obscenity and Authority in Latin Epigram and Graffiti”
3:10pm – Closing Remarks (Willem Crispin-Frei)
Editorial board applications are now open for Plebeian, the undergraduate journal of the Classics Students’ Union (CLASSU).
2016-2017 Plebeian Board:
Editor-in-Chief: Willem Crispin-Frei
Deputy Editor (1 Position): vacant (see deadline and application below)
Associate Editors (7 Positions): vacant (see deadline and application below)