Classical Studies
January 2010 Minutes

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Members: Assoc. Dean Michael Brown, Michael Enright, Charles Fantazzi, John Given, Laura Mazow, Anthony Papalas, Marylaura 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, A. Papalas, M. Papalas, J. Reid, F. Romer, B. Saidel, J. Stevens, M. Teske, D. Wilson-Okamura, T. Wilson-Okamura

Meeting #2, January 29, 2010, held in Bate 3321.

Agenda Item 1. Salutations.

Prof. Given, Director, opened the meeting at 2:00 p.m.  Prof. Given and the committee welcomed Prof. Isaac Kalimi, the David Julian and Virginia Suther Whichard Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at East Carolina University, and three senior students in Classical Studies, Chelsea deMonch, James Duffy, and Joshua McManaway.

Agenda Item 2. Approval of Minutes

The committee approved the minutes for the September 3, 2009 meeting with no amendments.

Agenda Item 3. Curriculum Development

Prof. Mazow's course on the archaeology of Egypt and Prof. Perry's course on Classical archaeology have both been approved by the Faculty Senate and are scheduled to debut in the academic year 2010–2011.

The proposed change in course number for Classical Mythology from CLAS 3460 to CLAS 1500 is under way, with the 6 affected departments having been contacted, and with feedback received from 5 of the 6.  This course is scheduled to run in Spring 2011, pending the change in number.

Agenda Item 4. Upcoming Lectures

We continue to inquire about speakers for the spring semester. 

Agenda Item 5.  Upcoming Events

Prof. Given, the director of the play, gave a report on the upcoming performance of Lysistrata, which will be the world premiere of Peter Green's translation of the comedy.  Performances will be held from March 25–27 in the Great Rooms at Mendenhall Student Center.  The play is fully cast, and two rehearsals have been held.  Prof. Given asked for assistance with advertising and promotion of the production, as well as in any other area.

Agenda Item 6.  Research Presentations. 

Three Classical Studies students gave research presentations on their senior thesis topics and the faculty offered suggestions for improvement:

1.  Joshua McManaway: Christian Burial in the Late Antique

2.  Chelsea deMonch: The Theme of Consumption in the Oresteia

3.  James Duffy: Caesar and Divinity in Lucan


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:10 p.m.

Spring 2010 Enrollments

CLAS 1300 64
CLAS 2220 22
CLAS 2500 14
CLAS 2600 20
CLAS 3460 111
CLAS 3600 11
CLAS 3700 3
CLAS 4000 4
MULT 4999
GRK 1002 8
GRK 1004 7
GRK 3002 1
LATN 1002 35
LATN 1004 11
LATN 3002 6
Total 320