OCC Scholarship Applications Due April 1st

The deadline for the following Ohio Classical Conference Scholarships is April 1st. This includes the following scholarships: the OCC Prospective Latin Teacher Scholarship, the OCC Scholarship for the Study of Greek or Latin, and the OCC Professional Development Scholarship. Applications and more information can be found at ohioclassicalconference.org.

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OCC Reception After ODE Latin Teacher Summit, Wed. March 4th

After the ODE Latin Teacher Summit at the Westerville Public Library this Wednesday, March 4th (Registration/Information For Meeting Here if needed), please join the OCC for a reception (snacks/non-alcoholic beverages) from 3:30 – 4:15.  This reception will provide an opportunity for teachers of the Classics to learn about OCC, to provide input/suggestions about the OCC, and to offer suggestions about its 2020 meeting (October 17th, 2020 at Columbus Academy).  If you are unable to attend the Summit, but are in the area please feel free to join us for the reception.

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Some Upcoming Events and Deadlines

– Wednesday, 4 March 2020 – Westerville: Latin Teacher Summit, hosted by ODE World Languages, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Westerville Public Library, 126 South State Street, Westerville, 43081. For more information and to register, see: https://ohioclassicalconference.org/2020/01/27/ode-latin-teacher-summit-westerville-public-library-march-4th-2020/.

Thursday, 5 March 2020 – Ohio State University: Lecture by Patrice Rankine and staged reading of Soyinka’s adaptation of Euripides’ Bacchae. For more information, see: https://classics.osu.edu/events/soyinkas-adaptation-euripides-bacchae-patrice-rankine

-Saturday, 21 March 2020, 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Annual Murray Lecture, Xavier University. Professor Anne Haeckl, Kalamazoo College, will be presenting a talk entitled “Faces in/of Color: Intersectional Identities in the Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt.” For more information see:  https://www.xavier.edu/cml/classics/murray-lecture-series/murray-lecture-2020.


Thursday, 26 March 2020. All CAMWS members interested in the study and performance of Greek, Roman, and Classical Tradition drama are invited to participate in the following two special sessions at the 116th annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. (1.) On Thursday 26 March from 5:15-6:15 p.m. there will be an organizational meeting for all interested in forming a CAMWS-version of CAMP. The proposed CAMWS group would present a staged reading of a Greek, Roman, or Classical Tradition play at each CAMWS annual meeting and perhaps sponsor an academic panel. Timothy Wutrich will preside over the organizational session: all are welcome to come to help visualize the structure, operation, and goals of this new group. Contact Tim (trw14@cwru.edu) for further information. (2.) Also on Thursday 26 March from 8:15-10:45 p.m. there will be a table-reading of Sophocles’ Trachiniae organized by Amy R. Cohen. The event is free and open to all interested either in reading or listening or taking part in a discussion of the play. Contact Amy (acohen@randolphcollege.edu) for further details.


 Deadline of Wednesday, 1 April 2020. The Ohio Classical Conference has three scholarships with a deadline of 1 April 2020 to apply: (1) the OCC Scholarship for Prospective Latin Teachers ($1,500); (2) The OCC Scholarship for the Study of Greek and Latin ($1,500 for first year and up to $1,500 more for more years); (3) the OCC Professional Development Scholarship (up to $2,000). For more information and application materials, see https://ohioclassicalconference.org/occ-scholarships-4/.

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ODE Latin Teacher Summit, Westerville Public Library, March 4th, 2020

Ohio Latin teachers are invited to come together for professional discussion and collaboration on best practices for student learning, curriculum design, and instruction and assessment strategies in the Latin classroom.

  • Goals of this summit:
    • Examine the current methodologies and practices in Latin education and discuss how to integrate a variety of strategies successfully in the classroom.
    • Preview the revised 2020 Ohio Learning Standards for World Languages and Cultures, and determine how Latin curricula can align to the standards.
    • Brainstorm ideas for adding Latin-specific ideas, resources and strategies into the ODE World Language Model Curriculum.
  • You can register using the Google Form Below. Five contact hours are available; there is a one hour lunch on your own:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2O7SrxUmaskvVE1yGREpz7iIhjTDViuTN7ifYvjXkcQsUiw/viewform

Westerville Public Library

126 South State Street

Westerville, 43081. 

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Congratulations to Troy High School, 2019 Hildesheim Vase Winner

Congratulations to Mike Gegel and Jennifer Limke of Troy High School, who were awarded the Hildesheim Vase for the Outstanding Secondary Level Classics Program in the state of Ohio. You can view more in the article posted below:

Troy High School Latin Program Wins Prestigious Honor

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