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Spring 2016

Summer Newsletter Submissions

Any and all submissions for the CAV News spring edition are due by May 1st.  If you have scholarships/awards, summer travel programs or classes, or anything else that may be of interest to Latin and Greek teachers and professors, please send all pertinent information, as well as weblinks and the name of a contact person, to the editor, Adriene Cunningham.

Spring Meeting Details Available

The spring meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th on the campus of Hollins University, Roanoke.  We will again have a silent auction, so bring your cash and walk away with great classically themed materials and goodies!  Please visit the Next Meeting page for the program and information for our Spring 2016 meeting.  

Released Tests available for CAV Latin Tournament

Tournament Director Kevin Jefferson has graciously and thoroughly compiled all of the tests and keys for the CAV Latin tournament from 2005 - 2015.  They are available here on Google Drive.  Keys are also available. 

Awards and Recognition Updates

Please visit the Awards and Recognition page to find out more information about how to nominate someone you know for the Angela Lloyd Book Award or the Jane Hall Service Award.  Check back soon for updates for the other awards!

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, Adriene Cunningham, at

President's Message
  A concern rather than a harangue.
           The passing of several devoted members of CAV recalled a growing uneasiness about the role of our organization for college and university faculty.  Participation both active (e.g., help with CAV contests, awards, and committees; attendance at meetings) and passive (paying dues) has declined among the professoriate.  The emblematic episode for me came prior to my presidency, when a university colleague confessed—or was it boasted?—that he had not attended a CVA [sic] meeting in fourteen years; but since his institution was hosting, he chose to attend the morning talk by his departmental colleague.  Where is the vaunted Virginia collegiality?
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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!

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