Classical Studies: Minutes

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Members: Steven Cerutti, Michael Enright, Charles Fantazzi, John Given, Anthony Papalas, Jonathan Reid, Eugene Ryan, Assoc. Dean Scott Snyder, John Stevens, David Wilson-Okamura, Tricia Wilson-Okamura and student representative Lisa Wilbourne

Members Present: Given, Papalas, Snyder, Stevens, D. Wilson-Okamura, T. Wilson-Okamura, Wilbourne
Excused: Cerutti, Enright, Fantazzi

Meeting #5, March 26, 2003, held in Brewster B202, 3:30-4:15 pm

Agenda Item 1. Approval of Minutes:

The minutes of January 17, 2003 were approved without amendment.

Agenda Item 2. Introduction of New Member

Prof. Papalas welcomed Lisa Wilbourne, a Classics major, as the new student representative of the committee.

Agenda Item 3. Course Offerings

Prof. Papalas reported that since he is unable to offer HIST 3405 and 3410 as often as some students might prefer, he is willing to accept HIST 3406 or 5505 as substitutes and will offer 3405, 3410 as independent studies if necessary.

Agenda Item 4. New Position in Classics

Prof. Stevens announced that the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures had been unable to fill the faculty diversity position awarded in Classics and that the position had been returned to the College.

Agenda Item 5. Scholarly Papers

Prof. Papalas announced that he would be unable to attend the upcoming meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South but wished Profs. Given, Stevens and T. Wilson-Okamura well as they represent ECU.

Agenda Item 6. New Courses

Prof. Papalas reported that Prof. Cerutti would be offering CLAS 3410, The Ancient City: Pompeii for the first time this fall, as well as the new CLAS 2500, Greek Tragedy in Translation. He will also be leading a tour to Italy in Summer Session I 2004. Students will travel in Italy for 3 weeks and receive from 3-6 s.h. ECU credit toward Classics degrees. Prices will be somewhere in the vicinity of $3000. Prof. Stevens announced that the College has agreed to sponsor a special summer offering of CLAS 2000, Introduction to the Classics, to be marketed to incoming Honors and students pursuing the new three-yr. curricula.

Agenda Item 7. Reminder

Open House, April 12, 9-12

Agenda Item 8. Speakers

Prof. Jessica Wolfe of the English Dept. of UNC-CH will speak on April 30, sponsored jointly with Great Books on the reception of Homer in the Renaissance. Prof. Grant Parker of the Classics Dept. at Duke will speak on April 14 on "Moving Monuments: the life of Obelisks."

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.