Members: Steven Cerutti, Michael Enright, Charles Fantazzi, Anthony Papalas, Eugene Ryan, William Seavey, Dean Keats Sparrow, John Stevens, and McKay Sundwall
Meeting #1, October 8, 1998, held in Brewster B 232, 3:30-4:15 pm
Members present were: Enright, Papalas, Ryan, Seavey, and Stevens
Agenda Item I. Election of Officers:
Prof. Papalas was elected unanimously as Chair of the Classical Studies committee. Prof. Stevens agreed to serve as secretary.
Agenda Item II. Lecture of Lieutenant Commander Alex Tilley:
Prof. Papalas announced that Alex Tilley, a naval commander with expertise in the field of the Greek trireme will speak on Wednesday, October 14 at 4 pm in the Maritime History building, or, if attendance is heavy, next door in the International House. He requested and the committee approved a request to use $100 of the honorarium budget toward his talk.
Agenda Item III. Classical Studies Minors:
Prof. Papalas shared with the committee the following list of students who have received minors in Classical Studies:
Laura Boyd 1998 Applying to Law School, UNC Chapel Hill Alexandra Cuff 1998 Johnny Dale 1996 Andrew Davis 1997 Attending Law School Mehryn Galardi 1994 Victoria Gauthier 1998 Lucy Goodwin 1996 Applying to Graduate School in Industrial Management George Kaupp 1998 Applying to M.A. program in English, ECU Gerald Kavanagh 1997 Completing M.A. in English, ECU Lindsay Massengill 1998 Angela Reid 1994 Completing Ph.D. in English, UNC Chapel Hill Kathryn Rickert 1996 Applying to Graduate School in Religion Debra Schoenberg 1994 Shelley Smith 1997 Chandra Speight 1996 Completing Ph.D. in Political Science, Penn State Brian Trail 1997 Completing M.A. in Classical Studies, U. Kentucky Maria Tripp 1998 Neuse River Rapid Response Team; before pursuing Ph.D. in Biology Donald Whitten 1998 Completing graduate work in Physics, ECU
Agenda Item IV. BA / BS in Multidisciplinary Studies:
Prof. Cerutti was not available to describe the progress of the program. Prof. Stevens reported that he had heard of 14 students, 6 in programs with a Classical concentration. Prof. Ryan asked of the status of a recommended curriculum in Classical Studies. Prof. Stevens responded that it seemed very much in limbo since students are free to design any degree they wish and since the oversight committee seems to have been discouraging the establishment of any "fixed" curricula.
Among the highlights were: the first time Homer is being taught in Greek, to two students; John Scott, an undergraduate major, who is traveling to Duke with Prof. Cerutti to read Plautus.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.