On March 19, 2009, the Program in Classical Studies sponsored a reading of Homer's "Odyssey", complete and unabridged. It started at 8:00 a.m. and finished at 10:30 p.m. Performers included students and faculty from across the University.
A student committee, under the mentorship of Dr. John Given, planned and ran the event. Its members were Samantha Canada, Sara Davis, Chelsea deMonch, James Duffy and Amanda Stevens. The artworks used in advertisements were original drawings by Amanda Stevens.