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Caesar anyone? [14 Dec 2006|09:20pm]

jacobus_magnus
I'm an autodidact in Latin out in Deer Park.  I worked on de bello gallico for a few weeks this Fall, and I got up through chapter 35 or so of Liber I, but I've since lost my focus.  I was corresponding with a nephew who's taking classics at Western, but he's too caught up in his Greek class to be of much use. I could use a partner to win back some motivation, and make some more headway in the coming year.  A small reading group would be even better.  Cupitisne mecum linguam latinam discere?

James

PS You can reach me at JamesDP35@aol.com
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2006 - 2007 School Year [19 Sep 2006|03:19pm]

leftmethere
[ mood | aggravated ]

Classics Club Fall 2006

Dated Events
28th of September, Thursday
- Greek Dinner at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
- $12 cover charge
- Just Show Up

Veteran’s Day Weekend, November
- Dead Sea Scroll Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle
- Possibility of going to the Seattle Art Museum
- They are open for Veteran’s Day
- Tickets for the exhibit and the IMAX show are $26.75 per a person, not counting the $2 cover charge to purchase the tickets online.
- There is a possibility of receiving a group discount if we have more than 15 people
- You must commit and give your ticket money by the 24th of October.
- Transportation: caravanning to Seattle through I-90.
- Hotel: Marie has access to a two bedroom/two bathroom condo that has a couch and floor space. It has space to accommodate to about 10 people. If there are more people, we will discuss hotel accommodations.
- Fall Classics Club Dinner: will take place at some restaurant in Seattle. Recommendations for a restaurant are encouraged.
- Allison will look at our budget to see if we can afford gas or if we will be having a gas pool.

21st of February, Wednesday
- Denise Schmandt-Besserat lecture at the MAC
- Need to have a reception for this. Will be discussed in further detail at meetings

16th – 17th of March, Friday and Saturday
- CAPN in Vancouver
- Keep in mind the last day of the quarter is the 19th and finals start on the 20th.
- To enter Canada through land travel, you must have your birth certificate and photo idea if you do not have a passport. To enter Canada through aerial or water travel, you must have a passport.
- Some of the budget will be given to help cover expenses for the trip.
- Transportation: It is an approx. 7 hour car trip with no stops. Car pooling would probably be the best financial bet due to the fact that airfare has gone up.
- Hotel: I am personally in the dark about this because CAPN has not sent me any emails about this.

4th – 6th of May
- ASOR in Alberta, Canada
- 12 hour drive, no stops
- I think it would be difficult for the club to try and go to this, simply because of the location. If a member chose to go, however, we would give our support and see if we could help them out financially in anyway.

List of Stuff to Accomplish/Discuss

Student Lecture Series
- We have our first two lectures – Brett and Karen. Tentatively, the first lecture should be held either the 10th or 17th of October, at noon. The second will take place three weeks later.
- We need to get a location and set the time and date. Then we need to get signs up.

Latin
- Brett is going to be teaching Latin phrases instead of Latin grammar so that it will not be so difficult for members if they miss a meeting

Attendance
- keep in mind that schedule permitting, the club does have an attendance policy of attending six meetings per a quarter.

Cyprus
- Bazemore has decided that funds pending, she will be there for twelve weeks.
- If you chose to go and work on the site, you will not be expected to pay for your plane ticket if you stay for six weeks.
- If you are there less, you will be expected to pay for your ticket.
- She will cover room and board and food. The money that you need will be for your personal spending.
- More will be presented as we know more.

T-Shirts and Sweatshirts
- The design was finalised last year. Shortly after the beginning of the quarter, estimates will be presented to the club.
- Club members will be responsible for purchasing their own sweatshirt. They are not obligated to purchase one.

Portland Art Museum and the Quest for Immortality
- Reminder: it’s Oregon. No one can drive. But we should discuss the potential of going sometime in Winter quarter.
- The exhibit is open from 5th Nov – 4th March.


Misc.

Please keep me updated as to your schedules. We will not try to have a meeting until after the first full week of the quarter, despite the fact that we are hoping to have a group go to the Greek dinner before then. I know we are all busy.

We also need someone to put at ad in the focus with our contact information. The club also needs to be announced in history classes and other related classes so we can get a higher membership.

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Bad Secretary!! [10 Mar 2006|09:22am]
blind7080
[ mood | accomplished ]

HAHAHA!! I told you that I'd get this stuff posted!! And it only took me 9/10 of a quarter!!!

You know, one would think that only taking two classes would leave me with abundant free time...but apparently this is not the case. I hate this quarter. Just FYI. Anywho...onward!!

Meeting minutes 1-20-06

- brought to order by Marie, president, at 12:04

- will know by Friday if get $ for CAPN

- An e-mail will be sent to new members regarding the new meeting times and will be posted by Monday

- Student Lecture series: Phi Alpha Theta: abstracts due by March 15th

- Recruitment: Come learn Latin!! Partake in Debauchery!! yay!!

- Ad in Focus, English Dept

- Roman Dinner: dancing, speeches, reading Latin, crucifixion (I am so not volunteering for that)

- Fundraiser: Feb 21 to Mar 3rd 8-11 Shannon and Marie
11-12 Gwen and Allison
12-2 Jaimie and Allison
- 8 people going to Portland thus far

-adjourned after Latin at 2:45pm

Meeting Minutes 1/27

- brought to order at 12:03

- Bake Sale: everything individually wrapped, no heating up

- Posters: rules, submit to Student Life in PUB

- Club Funding.com: like UREPS, 500 bucks, but I personally won't believe it until I see it (Thanks Dr. Bazemore!!!)

- Candi to do ad in Focus (ahem...um..well...yeah...next quarter...he he)

- Ancient Roman cookbooks: gastronomia, dystosophiaqumhpqaalaklhbo??

- Roman Dinner: Do with ASOR? Weekend of Bloomsday?

- Marie: be a good child and bring Latin packets.

- Candi to talk to C&O about Phi Alpha Theta/ Cclub fundraiser in Hist dept


Meeting Minutes 2/10/06

Hmm...apparently am missing a week...I'll get back to you on that...

- called to order at 12:11

- new member: Kate, female minister of defense, also secretary/treasurer of Phi Alpha Theta

- Coffee Debacle: no coffee last two days and chickens are getting restless!! do apology letter and I'm sorry we suck presents for Depts affected

- Food schedule 5 weeks:
Jaimie: fruit
Jessie: Cookies
Kate: doughnuts
Candice: Miscellaneous: also will check @8am (Is God even awake that early??)to see that food set out

- will sell Mardi Gras Leftovers
- put recommended donation amt on item
- Jessie: new Historian for next year.
- V-day/ sorry we suck baskets: 2:00 Bazemore's office monday
-Primus Interpaerus explained...more of a dictatorship in this case, albeit a benevolent one...
Adjourned.

Meeting Minutes 2/24/06

- brought to order at 11:50
- next quarter will meet 12-1 Mondays
-who's staying where for CAPN: @hotel: Brett, Bazemore, Marie
- Focus ad in spring (he he! My Bad!!)
- conference in Boise: not have to pay registration fee.
-adjourned 12:15

Meeting Minutes 3/3/06

Brought to order at 12:00
- Food Handler's permit: 1101 W. College Ave, Spokane, Rm 402, M-F 8:30-3:30, 324 - 1546, www.srhd.org
- CClub can be honor society: more details through Bazemore: eta sigma phi?
- New Office downstairs? FAbulous!!
- dinner June 3, Whitehouse - Candi make reservations (remind me!!!!!!)
-Gladitorial Games 2nd wk/May
- Candi's sister, Kait, is now an honorary member because she will do the posters. know why? Because I'm bigger than she is. And I was here first. so there.
- Order sweatshirts: grey and red?
- Constitution ratified
- adjourned 12:50

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Meeting for February 3rd [03 Feb 2006|08:15pm]

leftmethere
[ mood | amused ]

While I am not as fantastic as Candice, this is your president typing up the minutes from our meeting today, February 3rd. This was primarily a business meeting and no Latin was presented.

We had a new member. Her name is Quinn. Chime in "we're here for you Quinn" and then we're groovy and able to continue.

Fund Raising
This week, in the joint fundraiser with Phi Alpha Theta, we made approx. $20. This is having only advertised the coffee to two departments. This coming week, Diana (the sexy president of Phi Alpha Theta) will be putting out flyers in every department in Patterson. It was decided that in order to spare the two groups excess stress this quarter that we will not open this to the mass student body until spring quarter.

For this quarter, Phi Alpha Theta will be taking care of the coffee while Classics Club will be providing the food. All food must be individually wrapped. Marie offered to purchase saran wrap in bulk at the Holy Costco of bethlehem (otherwise known as Northern Spokane) along with the giant muffins. Because the history professors claim to be healthy, there will be apples in a bowl. We will see how long that lasts since, as we know, they are heavy drinkers and not as healthy as they seem.

Food is due by 8 AM and will be thrown into the refrigerator/freezer at 1 PM. Food will only be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It's pointless to do it on Fridays since most profs don't show up.

In regards to ASOR, Brett has an alcohol serving permit. Alcohol would be good. They have tenure - we need to get money off of them. Phi Alpha Theta will provide minions in exchange for some money. If we decide to hold another dinner, gladiatorial,l games will be conducted. A legal agreement will be written up to prevent the club from incurring any legal damages, as well as the possibility of boys vs. girls. Hey, battle of the sexes, loves.

Schedules
In order to prevent a fiasco like we faced at the beginning of the quarter, all members MUST have their schedules into the officers by the end of 9th week.

Officers & Club Constitution
At the beginning of the year, the constitution was suspended from Classics Club due to the severe conflicts and officer problems with the previously existing one. Basically, there were no officers and according to the old constitution, there could be no officers. In order to prevent this from happening, the constitution is going to be completely rewritten by this years officers and the ones who will be coming in next year. Within this constitution, the following will be addressed:

  • voting in officers

  • emergency clauses

  • elections and impeachment proceedings

  • fundraising

  • officer titles/responsibilities

  • primas inter pares, or first among equals, which is how the government of the club will officially run


Once the officers have come to an agreement about constitution, a draft will be put before the club and voted on.

Also, it should be noted that the titles of officers will consist of two different names. An official title for the sake of CVs and a club title for the sake of being cool.

President - Consul. One of two rulers in the Roman Republic, similar to the Spartan kings but don't call them a King because you'll get impeached. Held under the restraint of primas inter pares.
Vice President - Vice Despot. A ruler. Generally sex. The addition of Vice was recently accepted into the dictionary of Eastern Washington University compliments of the initiation by Allison.
Secretary - Artisan in Residence with a Focus in Scribal Duties for the Sake of Propaganda. Otherwise know as "Scribe in Residence".
Treasurer - Minister of Finance. It sounds sexy.
Minister of Defence - The President's Bodyguard. While this sounds rather ridiculous, the current president makes it necessary. They are also in charge of keeping the peace and preventing anyone's temper from taking over. If the MoD is male, he shall be known as "Q". If the MoD is female, she shall be known as "M". Thank you, Mr. Bond.
Historian - The Herodotus in Residence. I would like to delude myself into thinking this is self explantory.
Senator - The Advisor for the Club (aka Dr. Bazemore. Or... Senator Bazemore. Or Senator Dr. Bazemore). This is due to the fact that the senators of Rome advised the consuls based on wisdom.
Primas Inter Pares - First Among Equals. Not an official title, but the form of government that shall be holding this club. This is a Macedonian idea of first among equals. While the Consul rules the meetings and is president, they must yield to the expertise of their officer core and/or club. They also cannot act without the approval of the officer core and/or club. This protects the Consul from becoming a tyrant.

AIA
At the MAC this coming Wednesday, the excavator of Troy will be speaking at 7. If you need a ride, e-mail Marie.

CAPN
Crappy news. Brett and Marie are presenting their papers at the same time. Marie is going to call up her friend Elizabeth to talk to the Willamette dude, since Elizabeth is in good with everyone, to see about a possible schedule change.

Brett Gets Cookies
Because Brett is willing to come out and teach Latin to us next quarter, schedule permitting, he gets cookies.

Meetin Adjourned at 12:40. Thank you Allison for taking the notes.
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YO! [27 Jan 2006|08:17pm]

leftmethere
[ mood | bouncy ]

Fantastico News, all.

We got our budget approved, compliments of Allison's sexy proposal and Marie's relentless flirting

HUZZAH


Drag Party! Not really.

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meeting minutes [22 Jan 2006|10:43pm]
blind7080
EWU Classics Club
Meeting Minutes 1/20/06

Meeting was brought to order at 2:04 pm by president Marie

Orders of business were as follows:
- Will know by Friday if we get money for CAPN, currently 8 people are going to Portland
- Our new meeting time will be on Fridays at 12:00pm as far as this secretary knows
- Student Lecture Series: Classics Club has joined forces with Phi Alpha Theta to organize this, abstracts are due by Feb. 5 and full papers are due by March 15. More information to come
- Recruitment: posters, in-class fliers, ad in Focus
- Roman Dinner:
--if want to provide own food, must hold off campus, discussed possible venues, selling tickets
--possible activities: dancing, Roman speeches, reading Latin, crucifixion (<--that was a joke, right guys? If not, I am so not volunteering...) (Did I hear that right? Did someone actually propose that? Wait, is this one of those things where it means something else but it sounds like...well...?) (Sorry...had a little geriatric moment...)
-Fund raising: for Roman dinner --> attach to ASOR with Dr. B and charge ridiculous prices? Sounds good to me...
--For Fundraisers: sell food, in Patterson and possibly in Sutton...about Sutton, the harried secretary will talk to head of her department to get an okay and have results by Friday Meeting. For PAtterson, schedule is as follows:

-8-11: Shannon and Marie
-11-12: Gwen and Allison
-12-2: Jamie and Allison

Will be on March 17th, last day of class

- Just as FYI, Phi Alpha Theta meets on Wednesday at 1:00. If I neglected any info, please e-mail me...my head has not quite caught up with being back in classes yet...I don't want break to be over!!!MAke it STOP!!!!I don't want to go back!!!ARRRGMPHQ!!!!

Sorry. Composure retained. Thanks all!
MEeting adjourned by 1:00.

Respectfully Submitted by
Candice Helsing, Secretary
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Meeting Time for Winter Quarter. [30 Dec 2005|11:47pm]

leftmethere
[ mood | mellow ]

ATTENTION PEOPLE

The first meeting of the Classics Club is tentatively set for the 10th of January at 10:00.

Meet in 102 Patterson.


If this does not work with your schedule, comment here and lemme know.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Your fantabulous President,
Marie

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meeting minutes [21 Nov 2005|11:18am]
blind7080
[ mood | productive ]

Okay, so this time, I promise to only post this once...although, I must admit I enjoy admiring my handiwork...and about that whole "secretary posts minutes eleventeen million times," I totally meant to do that. Just keeping everyone on their toes. All of my actions are methodical and premeditated. So, here are the minutes for the past two meetings, my little eager beavers:

>Eastern Washington University Classics Club
>>Meeting Minutes from Monday, November 7, 2005
>>>Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

-Meeting was called to order at 2:07 pm by President Marie
-Direct quote from President Marie : "Dr. Bazemore and Gwen are my favorite people"
-This secretary felt it necessary to add that she adores cake.
-ASOR meeting @ Gonzaga, even though it is sponsored by Eastern, will be May 5th thru 7th and Dr. Bazemore may be presenting
-When all Classics Club members know their schedule, please submit a copy to President Marie via Dr. Bazemore's box
-Whitehouse November 12, 5:30 p.m.
-Allison Harvey attended clubs and orgs meeting, noted that promotional fundraising a possibility available through UREPS, more information pending
-Website for Latin practice: www.conjuguemos.com, also on Dale Grote's website
-Phi Alpha Theta will meet in the history lounge on November 8th at 2:00pm

And on to Latin:
p. 4 in Wheelock's:
Laudo:
Person: 1st
Number: Singular
Tense: Present
Mood: Indicative
Voice: Active

4 principle parts of a verb w. Laud- as an example:
Laudo (1st person, singular), Laudare (infinitive, means "to praise"), Laudavi (perfect, indicates a completed action), Laudatum (something about a verb as a noun...more on that as we progress)

- the "a" is the thematic vowel, tells us that it is a 1st conjugation verb
- after the thematic vowel, subsequent letters indicate person and number - i.e. "o" = I, "s" = you...so Laud(a)o - I praise, am praising, do praise, Laudas - you praise, are praising, do praise
- also: Laudat- he/she/it praises, is praising, does praise, and Plural forms: Laudamus: we praise..., Laudatis: y'all praise..., Laudant: they praise...

- as a note, the active voice endings are the same: O, s, t, mus, tis, nt.

-There are four conjugations, of which we have completed the first:
1. long a
2. long e
3. short e
4. long i

-p.3 in Wheelock's discusses the infinitive: monere - to advise, laudere - to praise

- English to Latin technical jargon simplified: I praise - simple present, I am praising - present continuous, I do praise - present together --> Latin smushes all of these forms into one.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 by the incandescent secretary, Candice Helsing...as a note, that's actually what this secretary's name means...Candice=incandescent. Awfully pretentious, don't you think? Ah, well. It's better than Bob. Hmmm. But, I digress...moving on

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary


>Eastern Washington University Classics Club
>>Meeting Minutes, Monday, November 14, 2005
>>>Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

- meeting was called to order at 2:04 by President Marie
- Reminder: Goldman lecture on the 17th at 5, Jundt auditorium @ Gonzaga
- e-mail: goldman@gonzaga.gem.edu, Lecture to be on Roman military posts
- About the Caucus @ Reed College in March, can take the Amtrak - visit www.Amtrak.com, there may be shuttle service available, we need to know who's going by the end of the quarter, contact Dr. Lauritsen for hotel information, one would want to arrive on the evening of the 23rd.
- there is a $500 travel grant available, President Marie will apply if all agree
- about the whole UREPS and giving us money thing, it is no more, so Allison Harvey to get more info on $ from Caleb Stanton

- Started Latin, went over ch 1, new handouts:
- went over Laudo again, also look at cognates for practice
- deciphered sentences, went through 5 important parts of the verbs:
1. Person
2. Number
3. Tense
4. Mood
5. Voice

- Meeting was adjourned at about 2:55 by Candice Helsing, Secretary

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary.

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[06 Nov 2005|08:50pm]
blind7080
[ mood | congested ]

okay so I've probably posted this eleventeen times already. I hate computers. arghmphq.

Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes – Monday, October 10, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer, President
• Dr. Bazemore unable to attend – at a faculty meeting
• Discussed Whitehouse dinner on November 12, time was moved back to 4:00 p.m., also discussed carpooling
• Discussed Saturnalias – decided on the 2nd or 3rd weekend of winter quarter, also discussed the idea of “Secret Saturanlias”
• Discussed spring quarter’s Roman Dinner…unanimously decided against vomitorium…
• We will be starting Latin once everyone gets the books – Brett Jordan a prospective tutor for the group’s Latin studies
• Headline pertaining to Classics Club: Researchers may have found Ithaca farther north than expected, also life-sized statues of Athena and Hera were found – article to be posted on Classic Club site on livejournal.com
• Anyone is invited to share interesting news pertaining to the classical world at meetings
• Pertinent e-mail addresses:
o Marie VonKommer, President: foreveryourstar@gmail.com
o Dr. G.B. Bazemore, Faculty Advisor, Georgia.Bazemore@mail.ewu.edu
o Classics Club: ewuclassicsclub@gmail.com
• Meeting adjourned at 2:23 p.m. by Marie VonKommer, President

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary
Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes – Monday, October 17, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer, President
• Brett Jordan was inducted by unanimous vote as the official Latin tutor, will start Latin next week
• As not all have obtained the required materials (i.e. books) for Latin, photocopies will be distributed for the first few meetings, Dr. Bazemore and President Von Kommer will weather P.C.H. in order to obtain the needed copies.
• The November 12, 2005 dinner at the Whitehouse was discussed again
• A sign in sheet was passed around, new members recorded their names and e-mail addresses – a separate sheet will be distributed by the fabulous secretary which shows all names and e-mail addresses next meeting
• Livejournal information was relayed to new members – once again, for those who were not paying attention, livejournal is an online community in which the EWU Classics Club posts a blog. Included on this blog are
o Meeting minutes
o Current information and synopsis of Latin information as discussed at meetings
o Interesting information/news stories from the classical world
o It was also mentioned, but once again this secretary must stress, that this site will be monitored so please, for anyone posting materials, do not discuss illicit and/or illegal activities which transpired on personal time…Obviously, these activities are not – I repeat not – to take place on club time. Ever. Okay, moving on…
• The Roman Dinner, set to take place in the spring, was discussed. Dr. Bazemore provided an interesting tidbit of information: Gastronomia literally means “laws of the stomach”…today’s Latin lesson. Also, it was decided that the club would be selling tickets to earn money and to open it up to the public…although we still plan to remain somewhat aloof.
• Meeting was adjourned at 2:26 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer at 2:26 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary
Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes, October 24, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:00 by Marie Von Kommer, President
• It was mentioned that since Dr. Bazemore is fluent in the Cypriot language, she would be writing the members’ names out in the ancient language at a later date
• March 23-4, at Reed University, the Pacific Northwest Classics Club conference will be held – it is the largest Classics Club caucus in the entire United States and is an excellent way for prospective grad students to become acquainted with regional professors. Dr. Lauritsen will be attending and we will need to know who all is going by winter quarter.
• At the conference, there is also the opportunity to present a research paper – the deadline for which is in January
• There will also be a number of speakers coming to the Spokane area affiliated with ancient history and/or archaeology – we will hopefully be able to post this information along with interesting tidbits of ancient history information on the bulletin board located on the bottom floor of Patterson Hall.
• Over spring break, Marie, Gwen, and Dr. Bazemore will embark on a expedition throughout Europe, culminating in Sweden, where Dr. Bazemore will be giving a speech at the Royal Museum on warrior goddesses and blood and…yeah…more detailed information on the contents of that speech TBA…
• ASOR will be holding regional meetings at Gonzaga University in the spring
• Now, on to Latin:
o Pre-Chapter 1 in Wheelock’s Latin, we discussed pronunciation of long and short vowels and the letters in general
o Also discussed dipthongs, which are two vowels put together: ae, au, ei, oe, ui, eu.
o Consonants are made off of different parts of the mouth – lips, palate, velar (ßSp?), dentals, nasals, etc…whereas vowels are voice box only
o Moved on to discuss syllables, where we stopped prior to Ch 1.

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary



Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes October 31, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:04 p.m. by Marie VonKommer, President
• The trip to Reed College, in Portland, Oregon was discussed – it will be held at the end of March – finals week for winter quarter.
• For this trip, Amtrak costs $40 one way, also discussed carpooling – the esteemed secretary has a car…but it is close to being one of the subjects studied by our club…ancient history…ha ha…yeah, okay bad joke. But it’s true!!! Moving on…ahem…
• For those interested in presenting a paper for the Classics Club caucus at Reed College, topics must be submitted by January 14, 2006, the charge is $30 and Dr. Bazemore was uncertain whether all papers would be accepted or not
• At Portland, we can stay in hotels, the price of the one recommended by the conference organizers would require the sale of a willing volunteer’s vital organ on the black market, so we will be looking into other less painful arrangements. (Just kidding about the organ thing, really, I know nothing about that…)
• Regarding Dr. Bazemore’s speech that she will be giving in Sweden, it will be on the blood goddesses of Cyprus
• For plans, Marie VonKommer relayed that everything must be organized and efficient because, and yes, this is a direct quote, she and “Dr. Bazemore are incredibly anal retentive.” How Freudian…
• The next Phi Alpha Theta meeting will be November 8, 2005. Phi Alpha Theta is the history honor society, which the applicant pays a one time fee of forty dollars and is inducted as a lifetime member. Elgible applicants must have completed around 30 history credits with a 3.1 GPA and a 3.0 GPA overall – I believe that is correct, but for more information speak with the department secretary for an application
• There is also the option of simply being in the history club – which does not require an application or a fee.
• As for our upcoming dinner, once again, on November 12, we would like to meet at the Whitehouse by 5:30, so we will need to leave around 4:30. The incandescent secretary will be calling to ask about whether or not they serve Mezitas (ß I’m certain that I did not spell that right), which is a fifteen course meal. The fantabulous secretary will also call ahead to the restaurant to warn them of our impending arrival earlier that day.
• Then, onto Latin:
o This week, we started Chapter 1 in Wheelock’s Latin
o Declensions are inflections on the word endings – they refer to nouns
o Conjugations are for verbs
o Verbs tell three things:
 Person – who the speaker is
 Plurality
 Tense – time of the action, there are 6 tenses
o Then we started on the first conjugation with the example verb laud- or praise:
o First, in English:
 Singular 1st person: “I praise”
 Singular 2nd person: “You praise”
 Singular 3rd person: “he/she/it praises”
 Plural 1st person: “we praise”
 Plural 2nd person: “Y’all praise”
 Plural 3rd person: “They Praise”
o Now, in Latin – we will learn the format in order to build all verbs in the future which makes things exponentially easier à root + thematic vowel + personal ending
 Laud (a) o: Laudo
 Laud a s: Laudas
 Laud a t: Laudat
 Laud a mus: Laudamus
 Laud a tis: Laudatis
 Laud a nt: Laudant
o We then briefly spoke about the 2nd conjugation, in which the thematic vowel is a long “e”
• The meeting was then adjourned at 2:50

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary

Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes – Monday, October 17, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer, President
• Brett Jordan was inducted by unanimous vote as the official Latin tutor, will start Latin next week
• As not all have obtained the required materials (i.e. books) for Latin, photocopies will be distributed for the first few meetings, Dr. Bazemore and President Von Kommer will weather P.C.H. in order to obtain the needed copies.
• The November 12, 2005 dinner at the Whitehouse was discussed again
• A sign in sheet was passed around, new members recorded their names and e-mail addresses – a separate sheet will be distributed by the fabulous secretary which shows all names and e-mail addresses next meeting
• Livejournal information was relayed to new members – once again, for those who were not paying attention, livejournal is an online community in which the EWU Classics Club posts a blog. Included on this blog are
o Meeting minutes
o Current information and synopsis of Latin information as discussed at meetings
o Interesting information/news stories from the classical world
o It was also mentioned, but once again this secretary must stress, that this site will be monitored so please, for anyone posting materials, do not discuss illicit and/or illegal activities which transpired on personal time…Obviously, these activities are not – I repeat not – to take place on club time. Ever. Okay, moving on…
• The Roman Dinner, set to take place in the spring, was discussed. Dr. Bazemore provided an interesting tidbit of information: Gastronomia literally means “laws of the stomach”…today’s Latin lesson. Also, it was decided that the club would be selling tickets to earn money and to open it up to the public…although we still plan to remain somewhat aloof.
• Meeting was adjourned at 2:26 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer at 2:26 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary
Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes – Monday, October 10, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer, President
• Dr. Bazemore unable to attend – at a faculty meeting
• Discussed Whitehouse dinner on November 12, time was moved back to 4:00 p.m., also discussed carpooling
• Discussed Saturnalias – decided on the 2nd or 3rd weekend of winter quarter, also discussed the idea of “Secret Saturanlias”
• Discussed spring quarter’s Roman Dinner…unanimously decided against vomitorium…
• We will be starting Latin once everyone gets the books – Brett Jordan a prospective tutor for the group’s Latin studies
• Headline pertaining to Classics Club: Researchers may have found Ithaca farther north than expected, also life-sized statues of Athena and Hera were found – article to be posted on Classic Club site on livejournal.com
• Anyone is invited to share interesting news pertaining to the classical world at meetings
• Pertinent e-mail addresses:
o Marie VonKommer, President: foreveryourstar@gmail.com
o Dr. G.B. Bazemore, Faculty Advisor, Georgia.Bazemore@mail.ewu.edu
o Classics Club: ewuclassicsclub@gmail.com
• Meeting adjourned at 2:23 p.m. by Marie VonKommer, President

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary
Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes, October 24, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:00 by Marie Von Kommer, President
• It was mentioned that since Dr. Bazemore is fluent in the Cypriot language, she would be writing the members’ names out in the ancient language at a later date
• March 23-4, at Reed University, the Pacific Northwest Classics Club conference will be held – it is the largest Classics Club caucus in the entire United States and is an excellent way for prospective grad students to become acquainted with regional professors. Dr. Lauritsen will be attending and we will need to know who all is going by winter quarter.
• At the conference, there is also the opportunity to present a research paper – the deadline for which is in January
• There will also be a number of speakers coming to the Spokane area affiliated with ancient history and/or archaeology – we will hopefully be able to post this information along with interesting tidbits of ancient history information on the bulletin board located on the bottom floor of Patterson Hall.
• Over spring break, Marie, Gwen, and Dr. Bazemore will embark on a expedition throughout Europe, culminating in Sweden, where Dr. Bazemore will be giving a speech at the Royal Museum on warrior goddesses and blood and…yeah…more detailed information on the contents of that speech TBA…
• ASOR will be holding regional meetings at Gonzaga University in the spring
• Now, on to Latin:
o Pre-Chapter 1 in Wheelock’s Latin, we discussed pronunciation of long and short vowels and the letters in general
o Also discussed dipthongs, which are two vowels put together: ae, au, ei, oe, ui, eu.
o Consonants are made off of different parts of the mouth – lips, palate, velar (ßSp?), dentals, nasals, etc…whereas vowels are voice box only
o Moved on to discuss syllables, where we stopped prior to Ch 1.

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary



Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes October 31, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:04 p.m. by Marie VonKommer, President
• The trip to Reed College, in Portland, Oregon was discussed – it will be held at the end of March – finals week for winter quarter.
• For this trip, Amtrak costs $40 one way, also discussed carpooling – the esteemed secretary has a car…but it is close to being one of the subjects studied by our club…ancient history…ha ha…yeah, okay bad joke. But it’s true!!! Moving on…ahem…
• For those interested in presenting a paper for the Classics Club caucus at Reed College, topics must be submitted by January 14, 2006, the charge is $30 and Dr. Bazemore was uncertain whether all papers would be accepted or not
• At Portland, we can stay in hotels, the price of the one recommended by the conference organizers would require the sale of a willing volunteer’s vital organ on the black market, so we will be looking into other less painful arrangements. (Just kidding about the organ thing, really, I know nothing about that…)
• Regarding Dr. Bazemore’s speech that she will be giving in Sweden, it will be on the blood goddesses of Cyprus
• For plans, Marie VonKommer relayed that everything must be organized and efficient because, and yes, this is a direct quote, she and “Dr. Bazemore are incredibly anal retentive.” How Freudian…
• The next Phi Alpha Theta meeting will be November 8, 2005. Phi Alpha Theta is the history honor society, which the applicant pays a one time fee of forty dollars and is inducted as a lifetime member. Elgible applicants must have completed around 30 history credits with a 3.1 GPA and a 3.0 GPA overall – I believe that is correct, but for more information speak with the department secretary for an application
• There is also the option of simply being in the history club – which does not require an application or a fee.
• As for our upcoming dinner, once again, on November 12, we would like to meet at the Whitehouse by 5:30, so we will need to leave around 4:30. The incandescent secretary will be calling to ask about whether or not they serve Mezitas (ß I’m certain that I did not spell that right), which is a fifteen course meal. The fantabulous secretary will also call ahead to the restaurant to warn them of our impending arrival earlier that day.
• Then, onto Latin:
o This week, we started Chapter 1 in Wheelock’s Latin
o Declensions are inflections on the word endings – they refer to nouns
o Conjugations are for verbs
o Verbs tell three things:
 Person – who the speaker is
 Plurality
 Tense – time of the action, there are 6 tenses
o Then we started on the first conjugation with the example verb laud- or praise:
o First, in English:
 Singular 1st person: “I praise”
 Singular 2nd person: “You praise”
 Singular 3rd person: “he/she/it praises”
 Plural 1st person: “we praise”
 Plural 2nd person: “Y’all praise”
 Plural 3rd person: “They Praise”
o Now, in Latin – we will learn the format in order to build all verbs in the future which makes things exponentially easier à root + thematic vowel + personal ending
 Laud (a) o: Laudo
 Laud a s: Laudas
 Laud a t: Laudat
 Laud a mus: Laudamus
 Laud a tis: Laudatis
 Laud a nt: Laudant
o We then briefly spoke about the 2nd conjugation, in which the thematic vowel is a long “e”
• The meeting was then adjourned at 2:50

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary

Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes – Monday, October 17, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer, President
• Brett Jordan was inducted by unanimous vote as the official Latin tutor, will start Latin next week
• As not all have obtained the required materials (i.e. books) for Latin, photocopies will be distributed for the first few meetings, Dr. Bazemore and President Von Kommer will weather P.C.H. in order to obtain the needed copies.
• The November 12, 2005 dinner at the Whitehouse was discussed again
• A sign in sheet was passed around, new members recorded their names and e-mail addresses – a separate sheet will be distributed by the fabulous secretary which shows all names and e-mail addresses next meeting
• Livejournal information was relayed to new members – once again, for those who were not paying attention, livejournal is an online community in which the EWU Classics Club posts a blog. Included on this blog are
o Meeting minutes
o Current information and synopsis of Latin information as discussed at meetings
o Interesting information/news stories from the classical world
o It was also mentioned, but once again this secretary must stress, that this site will be monitored so please, for anyone posting materials, do not discuss illicit and/or illegal activities which transpired on personal time…Obviously, these activities are not – I repeat not – to take place on club time. Ever. Okay, moving on…
• The Roman Dinner, set to take place in the spring, was discussed. Dr. Bazemore provided an interesting tidbit of information: Gastronomia literally means “laws of the stomach”…today’s Latin lesson. Also, it was decided that the club would be selling tickets to earn money and to open it up to the public…although we still plan to remain somewhat aloof.
• Meeting was adjourned at 2:26 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer at 2:26 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary
Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes – Monday, October 10, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer, President
• Dr. Bazemore unable to attend – at a faculty meeting
• Discussed Whitehouse dinner on November 12, time was moved back to 4:00 p.m., also discussed carpooling
• Discussed Saturnalias – decided on the 2nd or 3rd weekend of winter quarter, also discussed the idea of “Secret Saturanlias”
• Discussed spring quarter’s Roman Dinner…unanimously decided against vomitorium…
• We will be starting Latin once everyone gets the books – Brett Jordan a prospective tutor for the group’s Latin studies
• Headline pertaining to Classics Club: Researchers may have found Ithaca farther north than expected, also life-sized statues of Athena and Hera were found – article to be posted on Classic Club site on livejournal.com
• Anyone is invited to share interesting news pertaining to the classical world at meetings
• Pertinent e-mail addresses:
o Marie VonKommer, President: foreveryourstar@gmail.com
o Dr. G.B. Bazemore, Faculty Advisor, Georgia.Bazemore@mail.ewu.edu
o Classics Club: ewuclassicsclub@gmail.com
• Meeting adjourned at 2:23 p.m. by Marie VonKommer, President

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary

Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes – Monday, October 17, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer, President
• Brett Jordan was inducted by unanimous vote as the official Latin tutor, will start Latin next week
• As not all have obtained the required materials (i.e. books) for Latin, photocopies will be distributed for the first few meetings, Dr. Bazemore and President Von Kommer will weather P.C.H. in order to obtain the needed copies.
• The November 12, 2005 dinner at the Whitehouse was discussed again
• A sign in sheet was passed around, new members recorded their names and e-mail addresses – a separate sheet will be distributed by the fabulous secretary which shows all names and e-mail addresses next meeting
• Livejournal information was relayed to new members – once again, for those who were not paying attention, livejournal is an online community in which the EWU Classics Club posts a blog. Included on this blog are
o Meeting minutes
o Current information and synopsis of Latin information as discussed at meetings
o Interesting information/news stories from the classical world
o It was also mentioned, but once again this secretary must stress, that this site will be monitored so please, for anyone posting materials, do not discuss illicit and/or illegal activities which transpired on personal time…Obviously, these activities are not – I repeat not – to take place on club time. Ever. Okay, moving on…
• The Roman Dinner, set to take place in the spring, was discussed. Dr. Bazemore provided an interesting tidbit of information: Gastronomia literally means “laws of the stomach”…today’s Latin lesson. Also, it was decided that the club would be selling tickets to earn money and to open it up to the public…although we still plan to remain somewhat aloof.
• Meeting was adjourned at 2:26 p.m. by Marie Von Kommer at 2:26 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary

Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes, October 24, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:00 by Marie Von Kommer, President
• It was mentioned that since Dr. Bazemore is fluent in the Cypriot language, she would be writing the members’ names out in the ancient language at a later date
• March 23-4, at Reed University, the Pacific Northwest Classics Club conference will be held – it is the largest Classics Club caucus in the entire United States and is an excellent way for prospective grad students to become acquainted with regional professors. Dr. Lauritsen will be attending and we will need to know who all is going by winter quarter.
• At the conference, there is also the opportunity to present a research paper – the deadline for which is in January
• There will also be a number of speakers coming to the Spokane area affiliated with ancient history and/or archaeology – we will hopefully be able to post this information along with interesting tidbits of ancient history information on the bulletin board located on the bottom floor of Patterson Hall.
• Over spring break, Marie, Gwen, and Dr. Bazemore will embark on a expedition throughout Europe, culminating in Sweden, where Dr. Bazemore will be giving a speech at the Royal Museum on warrior goddesses and blood and…yeah…more detailed information on the contents of that speech TBA…
• ASOR will be holding regional meetings at Gonzaga University in the spring
• Now, on to Latin:
o Pre-Chapter 1 in Wheelock’s Latin, we discussed pronunciation of long and short vowels and the letters in general
o Also discussed dipthongs, which are two vowels put together: ae, au, ei, oe, ui, eu.
o Consonants are made off of different parts of the mouth – lips, palate, velar (Sp?), dentals, nasals, etc…whereas vowels are voice box only
o Moved on to discuss syllables, where we stopped prior to Ch 1.

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary



Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes October 31, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary

• Meeting was called to order at 2:04 p.m. by Marie VonKommer, President
• The trip to Reed College, in Portland, Oregon was discussed – it will be held at the end of March – finals week for winter quarter.
• For this trip, Amtrak costs $40 one way, also discussed carpooling – the esteemed secretary has a car…but it is close to being one of the subjects studied by our club…ancient history…ha ha…yeah, okay bad joke. But it’s true!!! Moving on…ahem…
• For those interested in presenting a paper for the Classics Club caucus at Reed College, topics must be submitted by January 14, 2006, the charge is $30 and Dr. Bazemore was uncertain whether all papers would be accepted or not
• At Portland, we can stay in hotels, the price of the one recommended by the conference organizers would require the sale of a willing volunteer’s vital organ on the black market, so we will be looking into other less painful arrangements. (Just kidding about the organ thing, really, I know nothing about that…)
• Regarding Dr. Bazemore’s speech that she will be giving in Sweden, it will be on the blood goddesses of Cyprus
• For plans, Marie VonKommer relayed that everything must be organized and efficient because, and yes, this is a direct quote, she and “Dr. Bazemore are incredibly anal retentive.” How Freudian…
• The next Phi Alpha Theta meeting will be November 8, 2005. Phi Alpha Theta is the history honor society, which the applicant pays a one time fee of forty dollars and is inducted as a lifetime member. Elgible applicants must have completed around 30 history credits with a 3.1 GPA and a 3.0 GPA overall – I believe that is correct, but for more information speak with the department secretary for an application
• There is also the option of simply being in the history club – which does not require an application or a fee.
• As for our upcoming dinner, once again, on November 12, we would like to meet at the Whitehouse by 5:30, so we will need to leave around 4:30. The incandescent secretary will be calling to ask about whether or not they serve Mezitas ( I’m certain that I did not spell that right), which is a fifteen course meal. The fantabulous secretary will also call ahead to the restaurant to warn them of our impending arrival earlier that day.
• Then, onto Latin:
o This week, we started Chapter 1 in Wheelock’s Latin
o Declensions are inflections on the word endings – they refer to nouns
o Conjugations are for verbs
o Verbs tell three things:
 Person – who the speaker is
 Plurality
 Tense – time of the action, there are 6 tenses
o Then we started on the first conjugation with the example verb laud- or praise:
o First, in English:
 Singular 1st person: “I praise”
 Singular 2nd person: “You praise”
 Singular 3rd person: “he/she/it praises”
 Plural 1st person: “we praise”
 Plural 2nd person: “Y’all praise”
 Plural 3rd person: “They Praise”
o Now, in Latin – we will learn the format in order to build all verbs in the future which makes things exponentially easier  root + thematic vowel + personal ending
 Laud (a) o: Laudo
 Laud a s: Laudas
 Laud a t: Laudat
 Laud a mus: Laudamus
 Laud a tis: Laudatis
 Laud a nt: Laudant
o We then briefly spoke about the 2nd conjugation, in which the thematic vowel is a long “e”
• The meeting was then adjourned at 2:50

Respectfully Submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary

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Minutes: 10.3.2005 [17 Oct 2005|01:34pm]
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Eastern Washington University Classics Club
Meeting Minutes – Monday, October 3, 2005
Taken by Candice Helsing, Secretary


• Meeting was called to order at 2:01 p.m. by president, Marie VanKommer
• Officers were voted:
o President: Marie VonKommer
o Vice President: Gwen Pollock
o Treasurer: Allison Harvey
o Historian: Shannon Sheehan
o Secretary: Candice Helsing
o Staff Advisor: Dr. G.B. Bazemore
• It was decided that the club will be studying the Latin language and Dr. Bazemore has recommended the following books:
o Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar.
Edited by J.B. Greenough, A.A. Howard, G.L. Kittredge, B.L. D’ooge and Updated for Focus Edition by Anne Mahoney
o Price is around $35
o Wheelock’s Latin: 6th Edition, Revised.
By Frederic M. Wheelock and Revised by Richard A. LaFleur
o Price is around $25
o A Comprehensive Guide to Wheelock’s Latin.
By Dale A. Grote
o Price is around $29
• All of these books can be found via Borders – some are in store, some need to be ordered – in which case, they ought to arrive within seven days. They can also be ordered online through sites such as Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Borders online. Ebay is another possibility as well.
• It was decided that on November 12th, 2005, the club will meet for dinner at the Whitehouse restaurant in Post Falls, Idaho – approximately forty-five minutes from Cheney. It was decided that we would meet around five and the option of car pooling was discussed.
o Upon the next meeting, the secretary, Candice Helsing, will bring in copies of the menu and we will finalize plans in order for her to make reservations of sorts.
o We will also need to discuss central meeting places for car pooling, and we also need drivers to volunteer.
• It was also decided that the club will be having a Saturnalias party for winter quarter, as well as a Roman Dinner in the spring. Plans will be finalized as the time for these events at a later time.
• Volunteers to attend the Clubs and Orgs. meetings are also needed – they are every third Wednesday at around 2:00 pm in the PUB. The next meeting is on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 2:00.
• As our club has a blog on livejournal.com, some guidelines in regards to decorum and conduct were discussed. Participants were asked to basically use common sense when posting something on the site (i.e. no tawdry tales of debauchery and/or illegal activities) as it will be moderated and the entire club held accountable.
• President Marie VanKommer will be e-mailing the club constitution to members, so if anyone would like to receive it, please give your e-mail address to one of the officers. If there are any questions, please use e-mail below:
o Marie, President: foreveryourstar@gmail.com
• It was also decided that the club would be putting an ad in the Focus to advertise the meetings.
• The form regarding the Classics Club budget was filled out and signed, as was the club registration form
• President, Marie, adjourned the meeting at 2:55 p.m.


Respectfully submitted by Candice Helsing, Secretary.
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A link to the Yahoo! Anthropology and Archaeology page [10 Oct 2005|11:47pm]
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Hey guys, this is the link to the Yahoo! Archeology and Anthropology page. It can be found Here!
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Meeting [07 Oct 2005|12:42pm]

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Notice:

Regarding the meeting that will be taking place on the 10th of October.

This meeting will be relatively short. Bazemore will be unable to attend. Due to a department meeting, the lounge is not available to us. We will be meeting outside the lounge before going to find a place to meet.

Thank you.

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Meeting Reminder [01 Oct 2005|08:38pm]

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First Meeting of the Scholastic Year

Monday, October 3rd in Patterson 200, in the history lounge.

We will be discussing our plans for the year, amending the constitution, and the discussion of ressurecting the club.

That's all!

Marie

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Introduction of Club Blog [25 Sep 2005|01:47pm]

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This is the official blog for the Classics Club of Eastern Washington University located in Cheney, Washington, USA.

If you are a member of the club, please check back for club minutes, announcements and reminders.

Thank you.

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