Congratulations to Daniel Cavoli, Saint Edward High School

The OCC would like to extend congratulations to Saint Edward High School teacher Daniel Cavoli.  Dan was recently awarded the prestigious Eunice E. Kraft Teaching Award by CAMWS.  A press release detailing the award can be found here and on the CAMWS Website.

Information regarding the nomination process for the Kraft Award can be found here.

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A Message From Timothy Wutrich of CWRU

Dear Fellow Ohio Classicists,

Following up on a discussion held in Cleveland back in April, the CWRU Department of Classics has established a Meetup for the purpose of performing Greek and Roman Drama and Epic. Our initial project will be to stage scenes from Aeschylus’s Agamemnon early in the fall 2016 semester. We hope that this will inspire new discussion about Greek drama and the philosophical questions it raises. We also hope that the performance will inspire Northeast Ohio teachers and high school students to participate in the annual City Dionysia on the CWRU campus this November. For information about the meetup, follow this link

or contact Timothy Wutrich by phone (216-368-6026) or e-mail ( Details about CWRU’s City Dionysia will be available soon.”
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Congratulations to Mary Jo Behrensmeyer

Congratulations to OCC Secretary-Treasurer Mary Jo Behrensmeyer of Mount Vernon High School.  Recently, Mary Jo was selected as one of the 2017 Ohio Teacher of the Year Finalists by the Ohio Department of Education.  Congrats again from the OCC on this great honor!

Members, please share news about any other awards/honors by contacting the OCC  Webmaster.

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Correction to Vergil Week 2016 Website

Dear OCC Members,

Please note that the keynote address for Vergil Week 2016 at Case Western Reserve University will take place on Friday 22 April at 4:00 p.m. in Clark Hall 206, NOT at 5:00 p.m. Professor Ralph J. Hexter, a Cleveland native and Professor of Classics at University of California, Davis will give the lecture on Book III of the Aeneid. The lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. to avoid a conflict with another Classics lecture by Jas Elsner at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

For further information call the Department of Classics (216-368-2348) or Professor Timothy Wutrich (216-368-6026).

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Two Invitations For Events at CWRU

Please see the two invitations below from Timothy Wutrich of CWRU:

(1.) On Wednesday 20 April at 7:00 p.m. there will be a dinner and planning session for those interested in a new project on performing ancient drama as a means of exploring on-going philosophical questions. Inspired by the work of Jonathan Shay, Peter Meineck Aquila Theatre, Bryan Doerries and Theater of War, I would like to bring together teachers, students, actors, artists, and others interested in Greek and Roman drama, tragedy and comedy. The long-term goal would be to stage a play in November at the CWRU Dionysia. I will provide dinner and drinks on campus at CWRU; those interested need to register with me by Sunday 17 April at midnight (

(2.) On Friday 22 April at 7:00 p.m. there will be a dinner with our Vergil Week 2016 keynote speaker, Professor Ralph Hexter following his presentation and a presentation by Jas Elsner in a related event at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The dinner party for Professor Hexter will also be a chance for area high school and university faculty to talk about the 2021 meeting of CAMWS in Cleveland. Dinner and drinks will be provided by the CWRU Department of Classics, but guests will need to register by Friday 15 April at 4:00 p.m. with our department assistant Jessica Jurcak (

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