Members: Assoc. Dean Michael Brown, Michael Enright, Charles Fantazzi, John Given, Laura Mazow, Anthony Papalas, Megan Perry, Jonathan Reid, Frank Romer, Benjamin Saidel, John Stevens, Michael Teske, David Wilson-Okamura and Tricia Wilson-Okamura
Members Present: M. Brown, C. Fantazzi, J. Given, L. Mazow, A. Papalas, M. Perry, D. Wilson-Okamura, T. Wilson-Okamura, with Visiting Distinguished Whichard Chair Peter Green.
Meeting #2, February 17, 2009, held in Bate 3321.
Agenda Item 1. Salutations.
Prof. Given, Director, opened the meeting at 10:05 a.m. He noted that Profs. Stevens and Romer were unable to attend for personal reasons, and that Prof. Teske was teaching at the meeting time; Prof. Mazow reported that Prof. Saidel was also unable to attend. (Prof. Given took minutes in Prof. Stevens's absence.) Prof. Given welcomed Prof. Green back to ECU at the Whichard Chair in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Agenda Item 2. Current Classes
Prof. Given asked for reports on current courses.
Agenda Item 3. Upcoming Classes
Prof. Given stated that the program is offering a full slate of courses for the Fall 2009 semester. He noted in particular that CLAS 1300 (Etymology) and CLAS 3460 (Mythology) are being offered as 100-student lectures and encouraged committee members to direct their students to CLAS offerings, as well as all our other courses.
Agenda Item 4. Upcoming Lectures
Agenda Item 6. Other Lectures. Prof. Given reported that an invited lecturer has had to decline, and he asked for further ideas. Prof. Green reported that Dr. Oswyn Murray of the University of Oxford would be speaking in Princeton later in the spring and was hoping to extend his lecture circuit in the States. He agreed to contact him and gauge his interest in visiting ECU. Prof. Papalas noted that our honorarium budget may be insufficient and proposed that we week additional avenues of funding. He also suggested working with Duke and/or Chapel Hill to arrange a multi-stop trip in North Carolina. [Director's Update: Dr. Murray will speak at ECU on April 23 and at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 24. The Program in Great Books and the Office of the Provost, along with the Classics Departments at UNC-CH and Duke are co-sponsoring the trip.]
Agenda Item 7. Consideration of ENGL 4830: Classical Rhetoric
Agenda Item 8. Senior Thesis Report. A student invited to give a report on his senior thesis did not attend.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:50 a.m.
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