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Fall Meeting in Fredericksburg in Conjunction with

Please plan to attend the fall meeting of the CAV in the beautiful city of Fredericksburg on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  There will be a luncheon at 11:30, followed by the CAV business meeting.  Visit the Next Meeting tab for more details!

Deadlines Approaching!

Please be aware of the following deadlines:

  • Professional Development Grant - August 31st
The CAV will award up to $300 each year, either to one individual or as three separate $100 grants, to help defray the costs of participating in professional development activities such as FLAVA, ACL, CAMWS, ACTFL, APA/AIA conferences or study abroad.  The winner will be announced at the fall CAV meeting.  You may find the application here:

-The professional development activity must relate to classics.
-The recipient must be a teacher of Latin or Greek.
-The recipient must be a member of the Classical Association of Virginia.


Please congratulate the following individuals who received awards from the CAV at the Spring meeting.
  • 2014 Angela Lloyd Book Award - Donna Dollings (James River H.S.)
  • 2014 Jane Harriman Hall Service Award - Mark Keith (Riverbend H.S.)
  • 2014 Wayne Wray Student Scholarship - Rachel Dubit (Rockbridge H.S.)

FLAVA Conference

Please consider attending the Foreign Language Association of Virginia conference, Sept. 25-27, 2014, at the Williamsburg Doubletree Hotel in Kingsmill.   Early Bird registration ends on Tuesday, September 2.  See for more information. 

CAV Luncheon at FLAVA Conference

The Classical Association of Virginia will sponsor a luncheon at the FLAVA conference on Friday, Sept. 26  from 12-2 p.m.  This luncheon is open to all Latin participants at the conference, not just CAV members. There are fast food places in the area, but they are likely to be very crowded.  If you want to attend the luncheon, send a check for $31 payable to CAV treasurer Liane Houghtalin by September 9th.  Her address can be found on the Organization page.


Pasta  Primavera
Caesar salad (Romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, parmesan garlic croutons, Caesar dressing)
Penne Pasta with herb chicken breast tossed with peppers, zucchini, Portobello mushrooms, diced roma tomatoes in a parmesan alfredo sauce
Italian cream layer cake
Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, revolution teas

Do you know a colleague who received an award?  Have you been honored recently?

We would like to announce that starting in the summer issue of 2015, we will start printing a list of CAV members who have earned honors that year in the classics, such as in teaching, publication, etc. or those who have retired from teaching.  So throughout the year, please send us information concerning your honors as you receive them to the newsletter editor, Lindsay Herndon, at

2014 Governor's Latin Academy

It was another great summer for the Summer Residential Governor's academy in Latin.  Check out this article on the Randolph-Macon website for photos and a profile of some of the instructors and student reactions. Here's the link:

Drama Events at Randolph College

Please plan to attend these drama events at Randolph College in Lynchburg this October, if you are able.

  •  2014 Randolph College Greek Play: Oedipus the King by Sophocles              
    • translated by Robert Bagg, directed by Amy R. Cohen
    • Friday, October 10th - Sunday, October 12th; one performance at 4pm each day
    • Mabel K. Whiteside Greek Theatre on the Randolph College Campus
    • free and open to the public

President's Message
 Dear Colleagues,

     We are delighted and honored that CAMWS-SS has chosen to hold its 94th meeting at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, at the invitation of the University of Mary Washington and the National Latin Exam, on October 16-18.  No doubt the meeting will—as always—offer entertaining and informative talks on both scholarly and pedagogical topics, with ample opportunity to reconnect with old friends from other states.  Better still, as gracious hosts, let’s make new friends.     Read more

Do you have a program, event or product that would be of interest to classics teachers in Virginia?

If you would like something posted on the CAV website, please submit it to the website editor, Charlaine D. Lunsford.  Please send any additions, corrections or announcements to  Make sure "CAV" is in the subject.

Revisions of CAV's Constitution and By-Laws

The membership of the Classical Association of Virginia approved the following revised documents at its spring meeting at the University of Richmond:




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To join, just log on to Facebook and do a search for "Classical Association of Virginia". Click "join" and one of our administrators will add you to the list!

Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit ~ Vergil's Aeneid, I.203

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