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Joyner Library is providing free access to the single best online research tool in Classics: L' Année Philologique. This bibliographical resource provides searchable current online access to every article published in classics back to at least 1969.

Classics fall graduation 2006

Graduates, Fall 2006:

From left to right - Kort Shankweiler (Double Major History and BA Classical Civ.) is looking ahead to graduate school with an eye to coaching football. Heath Chapman (Double Major History and BA Classical Civ.) taking a bit more Latin to get ready to teach Latin in secondary schools next fall. Doug Frangis (Double Major Anthro and BA Classical Civ.) is applying to graduate schools to begin an advanced degree in Classical Archeology. And Cliff Robinson (Triple Major English, Philosophy and Classics) will be finishing his third major in philosophy while studying at the University of Leiden this spring. He is also applying to graduate schools in Classics and Classical Philosophy and hopes to begin his Ph.D. this fall.

Prof. John Given, Dept. Foreign Languages, as Neptune 2006

Prof. John Given produced the American Philological Association staged reading and singing of Gilbert and Sullivan's first collaboration, Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old (1871), with new music composed by Alan Riley Jones of the Durham, NC Savoyards. The cast of 28 singers, drawn from high schools, colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, performed the story of the aged Olympians' desire to examine their status among mortals and trade places for a year with Thespis' company of comedians. In addition to producing, Prof. Given also trident his hand as Neptune, looking the very model of a modern major admiral?

In Memoriam

Dr. Eugene Edward Ryan, Professor Emeritus, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006. A native of Chicago, Dr. Ryan received his Ph.D. from Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. In 1968 he began his career at East Carolina University in the Philosophy Department, where he served as Department Chair and later served as the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Along with Dr. Papalas, he was one of the founding members of the Classical Studies Program. A scholar of the Renaissance Aristotelian Commentator Francesco Patrizi da Cherso he established an academic collaboration between East Carolina University and the University of Ferrara in Ferrara, Italy. He retired in 2002.


Alumni Updates:

Callie Dellano in Rome, 2006

Callie Dellano (Classical Civilization, 2004) finally got to see Rome. "The churches were remarkable. But I have to say that the most memorable event was being able to see Raphael's original paintings in the villa of the Borghese family. It was actually a miracle that we were able to get tickets. It is usually sold out days in advance. We we walked up to the ticket counter, the lady realized we were not Italians (even though I really am!) and pulled out some tickets from under the counter. We are already saving up to go to Rome again.

Lisa Wilbourne at University of Iowa

Lisa Wilbourne completed her Master's degree at the University of Iowa, and is now teaching Classics at the Raleigh Latin School.

George Kaupp (Classics Major '98) continues his work as National Honor Society moderator at the Cardinal Newman School in Columbia, S.C. He says, "I am teaching six classes again. I have a Latin I class with 18 students, a Latin II with 7, and two Latin III classes, one with 14 and the other with 7." He is teaching a new course on vocabulary and epic, drawing on Professor Cerutti's course and the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid in Translation.(8/4/06).

Amanda Austin Fletcher(Classics '00, MA Classics U. Florida) writes: "Still teaching a vastly growing latin program at Lake Norman High School (would you believe there is a waiting list to get into latin?) while also welcoming my first daughter Ansley Morgan into the world on January 21, 2005." (05/27/05)

Julie Williams, Phi Beta Kappa 2005

Graduates '04-05:Julie Williams (B.A. English; MULT: Classical Civilization 2005) is honored by Chancellor Steve Ballard and the East Carolina Alumni Association of Phi Beta Kappa for her outstanding academic record.


Giving to Classical Studies:

If you would like to make a donation to support the study of Classics, there is an online form you can use. Under "college/school/area", select "College of Arts & Sciences". Under "*Select Account*", if "Classics" is not listed, write it in below under "other". There is also a printable mail-in form. Any amount you choose to give will help us create awards, scholarships, and travel abroad opportunities for students who plan to teach Latin or pursue advanced degrees in Classics. And thank you!


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