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Spring 2015

CAV News Submissions

We are currently finalizing the latest edition of the CAV News.  All submissions for the newsletter should now be sent to  Remember, the deadline for the Summer 2015 newsletter is May 1st.

FLAVA Proposals Sought

Do you have a cool or interesting project that your students have done?  Do you teach a grammar topic in a unique way?  Is there a Greek or Roman cultural topic that you've researched?  If so, please consider presenting at this year's Foreign Language Association of Virginia conference during the weekend of Sept. 24-26, 2015 at the Williamsburg Doubletree Hotel.  We are fortunate to be included every year, but we need folks like you to conduct sessions so that our colleagues have a reason to attend.  There are several session formats:  45 minute presentation, 45 min. panel discussion, 90 min. workshop or 150 min. workshop.  All proposals are due by April 17th.  For more information, visit

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

President's Message
 Dear Colleagues,

    Sad day.  Our classics colleagues at Sweet Briar—faculty, alumnae, current students—have lost their alma mater.  But unlike colleagues whose department is terminated due to tightening budgets or a new strategic plan or even a carelessness in stewarding the curriculum, our classics colleagues at Sweet Briar have, with their entire institution, witnessed their community suddenly dismantled by forces beyond their control and deaf to their pleas.  Nothing can prepare one for this, neither knowing friends or family whose employer has folded recently, nor pondering the sack of so many ancient cities.        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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