The Beta Pi Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi had
a successful and fun year. The first activity
was a Cena Deorum on October 30, 2010.
Members dressed as gods, goddesses, or any
other mythological character and gathered
for food and group readings of plays. At this
event and throughout the year, the chapter
sold Clytemnestra T-shirts as a fundraiser.
After this event, Eta Sigma Phi sponsored
a joint talk by the faculty of Classical
Studies at the University of Arkansas.
Drs. Alexandra Pappas, Dave Fredrick,
and Daniel Levine each spoke about their
respective current research projects. The
event had a great turnout and was followed
by pizza at Tim’s.
On December 11, Eta Sigma Phi had a
Saturnalia, where we inducted new members.
At the Saturnalia, we had translation
games, gifts, and a potluck.
Over spring break, Dr. Levine took a
few students to the national convention in
Austin, Texas. Shortly after, Eta Sigma Phi
hosted a speaker, Joe Goodkin. Mr. Goodkin
sang a version of Homer’s Odyssey that
he set to music. He accompanied himself
on the guitar and sang for thirty minutes.
The event took place in the University of
Arkansas’ Greek Theatre. Following the
event, Eta Sigma Phi hosted a banquet in
Carnall Hall. The entire event was open to
the public and yielded a great turnout. It
was a year of fun and classical learning for
the Beta Pi chapter!