Michigan Classical Conference "Classici Sumus"

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                 *Our Michigan Classical Conference: 12 Decades Later*

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Host: Department of Classical Studies, Angell Hall, University of Michigan

9:00-9:30 a.m. Executive Board Meeting with agenda to come. 


9:35-10:00 a.m. Meeting of the General Membership

Our presentations begin. 

1. 10:00-10:10 a.m. Michele Valerie Ronnick, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

"Charles Anthon's Detroit Connections" 

2. 10:10-10:30 a.m.  Nick Young, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Detroit, MI

“Belonging is Good Thing”

3. 10:30-10:25 a.m. Walter Roberts, Covenant House Academies: Eastside Campus, Detroit, MI

“Latin and Greek in the Shooting-Gallery"

4. 10:55-11:15 a.m.  Deborah Ross-Pennell & Donka Markus,  “University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

“Michigan Latin: 60 Years Later”

5. 11:20-11:40 a.m. Nick Geller, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI “Discovering the Greek Campus at University of Michigan”

11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Q &A ROUND TABLE moderated by Reed DeMarco, Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield Hills, MI

12:00-1:00  LUNCH AD LIB and/or visiting the BOOK EXCHANGE

1:00- 2:00ish   VISIT THE KELSEY -no guided tour

                                  DUES and SCHOLARSHIP INFO

Please use this opportunity to update your 2015-2016 dues, a mere $10 for individuals, $5 for retired persons and $3 for students. These dues help fund various annual scholarships and go toward the costs of the annual meeting. Please see the form attached to this email and send it, along with a check made out to the Michigan Classical Conference, to:

Reed DeMarco

35186 Lancashire Rd

Livonia, MI 48152

Please also take note of the Kraft and Matzke award scholarships for teachers, the forms for which are appended to this email. You may contribute to these scholarships, if you wish, when you submit your membership dues for the year. We very much hope to see you in May, and please pass along this email and forms to anyone whom you think may be interested.

Curate ut optime valeatis,

Reed DeMarco

MCC Secretary-Treasurer


We have a number of books for adoption. Many of them are housed at U of D Jesuit H.S.  These books cover language, myth, history, pedagogy, et al.  Books are donated by retirees, the families of late members, active teachers who no longer need certain books or who have duplicate copies of materials.  Whenever the MCC meets, or if someone is looking for a particular item, books are available to look over. Contact Nick Young if you are looking for something in particular.  [email protected] 

In addition, Deb Ross has copies of ARTES LATINAE available, including some of the support materials.  Contact her if interested:[email protected]

Michigan Junior Classical League has a quantity of the 1960's edition of USING LATIN I and II.  They are available for indefinite loan to whomever is in need of them.  They make excellent sources of sight reading practice.  Contact Nick Young if you need copies:  [email protected]

Carol Korenstra has copies of all 4 levels of the Jenney series ("Ben Hur" edition).  Contact her if you are interested in obtaining copies. [email protected]

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