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Summer 2015

CAV News Submissions:  Deadline Changed!

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 Fall 2015 newsletter is July 24th.

Fall Meeting and Antony and Cleopatra

Our fall meeting will take place on the campus of Mary Baldwin College on Saturday, September 19th.  We are pleased to announce that members and non-members of CAV will be able to attend a matinee performance of  Antony & Cleopatra for a reduced group rate.  Visit the Next Meeting page to find the registration form.

CAV Professional Development Grant

Could You Use a Professional Development Grant?

If you answered yes to that question, then be sure to get your application for the CAV Professional Development Grant in by August 31st.  Go to to fill out the online application and get more information.  Grant recipients will be announced at the fall CAV meeting.  

Award Recipients

Please extend congratulations to the following individuals for receiving CAV awards this year:  Susan Shearer (Jane Hall Service Award), Andrea Weiskopf (Angela Lloyd Book Award), Eric Casey (Lurlene Todd Teacher of the Year Award).  Take a look at the Summere 2015 newsletter to read more about each recipient and visit the Awards and Recognition page to find out how to nominate your colleagues for next year!

CAMWS 2016 will be in Williamsburg! 

Proposals Sought

The 112th meeting of CAMWS will take place in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the invitation of the College of William and Mary on March 16-19, 2016. Please mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there. The meeting will take place at the Colonial Williamsburg Resort, which offers its guests daily complimentary admissions tickets to Colonial Williamsburg, so consider making this meeting an opportunity for a family vacation. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a paper, panel or workshop for this meeting, please follow this link.  Panel/workshop proposals are due by Fri. August 21st; paper proposals are due Fri. September 25th.

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
 Dear Colleagues,

Two things on my mind.

      First, at the CAMWS meeting in Boulder, a colleague from another state who attended our fall CAV meeting (held jointly with CAMWS-SS) confessed to me his envy of the collegiality we enjoy in CAV.  Our luncheon— well attended, light-hearted, efficient—showcased our unity and strength as teachers from universities, colleges, high schools, and middle schools broke bread together.  Few states can boast such camaraderie.  That said, we should not compare ourselves to other states; our comparandum must be ourselves, both formerly and ideally.  We cannot grow complacent and leave it to someone else to attend the meeting, or pay the dues, or enter the contest.  As Susan Schearer remarked when receiving her Jane Harriman Hall Award for outstanding service to CAV, “it never occurred to me not to attend.”
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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:




All members of CAV are invited to join our new group on Facebook for updates on information, pictures, dialogue with other members, and more!

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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