On Saturday, November 22, The Philadelphia Classical Society will sponsor the 2014 Fall Professional Day to be held at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Doors open at 9 am, with refreshments provided by Whole Foods of Wynnewood.
Initial activities include: Libri Nullo Pretio Classici (Book Give-Away from individual teachers); an information table presenting Eta Sigma Phi’s Zeta Beta Chapter of Temple University; and a book-signing by Christine Meyer, author of Latin Synonyms for Language Lovers, issued by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.
At 9:45 am, the PCS Business Meeting will consist of: Treasury Report; Update on the Rudy Masciantonio Scholarship Award to a senior at Boys Latin & the Norma Goldman Classical World Fashion & Design Show; PCS February Contest Dates and Announcements; Introduction of Valentina DeNardis, the new PCS webmaster; and Expression of thanks to Ed Sacks for manning the website for so many years.
The schedule of the day follows:
10 am Power and Perception: Classical Reception in the American Revolution, Carlos Cardozo, Saint Joseph’s University, Class of 2015
10:20 am The Influence of Roman Law in the Americas, Kristian Zannis, Saint Joseph’s University, Class of 2015
10:40 am Polysemy to Advantage: Using Visual Thinking Strategies to Re-View Ara Pacis Augustae, Mary Brown, Valley Forge Military Academy
11 am Refreshments & Coffee Break
11:20 am An Introduction to the American Classical League’s Excellence Through Classics Committee, Krystal Kubichek, Vice-Chair of ETC
11:40 am Applications for Latin Synonyms For Language Lovers: A Select Thesaurus, Christine Meyer (Author), Downingtown West High School
12 Noon Tactility and Technology in the Latin Classroom, Traci Dougherty, Souderton High School
12:30 pm Lunch Catered by The Black Cat Café, Devon
1 pm Travels Through Greco-Roman Antiquity: Exploring Layers of the Past in a Digital Humanities Project, Valentina DeNardis, Villanova University
At 2:00 pm, the PCS Fall Professional Day will conclude with announcements and the distribution of the rules and handbook of the PCS Contest Week, February 16-21.
For Information, contact Mary Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nota Bene: Registration forms are available at The Philadelphia Classical Society website [philadelphiaclassicalsociety.org].