Members: Assoc. Dean Michael Brown, Michael Enright, Charles Fantazzi, John Given, Laura Mazow, Anthony Papalas, Megan Perry, Jonathan Reid, Frank Romer, Benjamen Saidel, John Stevens, Michael Teske, David Wilson-Okamura and Tricia Wilson-Okamura
Members Present: C. Fantazzi, J. Given, A. Papalas, M. Perry, J. Reid, F. Romer, J. Stevens, D. Wilson-Okamura, T. Wilson-Okamura
Meeting #1, November 18, 2008, held in Bate 3321, 3:30-4:30 pm
Agenda Item 1. Election of Officers.
Prof. Stevens stepped down as Director. Prof. Given was elected unanimously as chair. Prof. Stevens was elected unanimously as secretary.
Agenda Item 2. Guest Lectures
The committee discussed possible speakers for 2008-09.
Agenda Item 3. Curriculum
Profs. Given and Stevens are teaching CLAS 4000 on Ancient Philosophical Literature in the spring semester. Prof. Peter Green is returning this spring as Whichard Chair in the Foreign Languages & Literatures Department. He will teach LATN 3700 on the Special Topic of Catullus (in Latin).
Agenda Item 4. Student Theses
Shan Newton updated progress on his thesis on the place of music in the ancient polis as represented in Plato's Republic. The committee offered suggestions for focusing the project into a workable parameter.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.