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2004 Convention Program

Eta Sigma Phi

Classical Honorary Society

76th Annual Convention

March 19-21, 2004

At the Invitation of Eta Gamma
Loyola University

New Orleans, Louisiana

2003-2004 National Officers

Mega Prytanis Charlie McGants

Beta Theta (Hampton-Sydney College)

Megale Hyparchos Kelly Duncan

Eta Gamma (Loyola University, New Orleans)

Megas Grammateus Aaron Randolph

Beta Pi (University of Arkansas)

Megale Chrysophylax Rochelle Schnyder

Gamma Omega (Baylor University)

Executive Secretary:
Thomas J. Sienkewicz Gamma Omicron (Monmouth College)

Newsletter Editor:

C. Wayne Tucker Hampton Sydney College, Virginia

2003-2004 Board of Trustees

Sister Therese Marie Dougherty, Chair

Beta Kappa (College of Notre Dame of Maryland)

R. Leon Fitts Delta Theta (Dickinson College)
Anne H. Groton Delta Chi (St. Olaf College)
Thomas J. Sienkewicz Gamma Omicron (Monmouth College)
R. Alden Smith Gamma Omega (Baylor College)

Honorary Trustees:

W.W. de Grummond

Brent M. Froberg

Schedule of Events
Friday, March 19, 2004 Ponchartrain Hotel
7:30 p.m. Registration and Reception

Fountain and Founders Room

8:00 p.m. Opening Session

Welcoming remarks by Kelly Duncan,

Prytanis, Eta Gamma Chapter

Response by Megas Prytanis Charlie McGants

Door Prizes

8:30 p.m. Certamen

Saturday, March 20, 2004 Loyola Universit

Shuttle busses from Ponchartrain Hotel to campus of Loyola University will begin running at 7:30 a.m. and continue running until 8:30 a.m.

The St. Charles streetcar also runs approximately every 15 minutes. The cost is $1.25. You will need to get off at the corner of St. Charles and Calhoun Streets.

Chapters will cars or vans can park in the West Road garage with a special permit which Eta Gamma Chapter will provide. Entrance to the garage is off St. Charles Avenue next to Holy Name Church.

8:00 a.m. Registration

Audubon Room, 2nd floor, Danna Center

8:30 a.m. First Business Session

Audubon Room, 2nd floor, Danna Center

Megas Prytanis Charlie McGants, presiding

Minutes of the 75th Annual Convention

Megas Grammateus

Chapter Reports

Reports of Contests

Reports of Scholarships

Report of Megale Chrysophylax Rochelle Schnyder

Report of Megale Hyparchos, Kelly Duncan

Old Business

New Business
Bids to host 77th Annual Convention

Nominations for 2004-2005 National Officers

10:00 a.m. Committee Meetings Danna Center

New Chapters Octavia I, 2nd floor
Finances Octavia II, 2nd floor
Contests and Scholarships Claiborne I, 1st floor
Convention Site Claiborne II, 1st floor
Resolutions St. Charles Room, 1st floor
Officers Audubon Room, 2nd floor

11:00 a.m. Papers Audubon Room, Danna Center

“Odysseus’ ErroneousMasterpiece”
Steve Malcic, Alpha Mu (University of Missouri)

“Poetic Personas”: The Speech of Pythagoras in Ovid’s Metamorphoses”
Karen Kelly, Gamma Omega (Baylor University)

“Sidus in the Aeneid”
Tasha Genck, Epsilon Xi (Gustavus Adolphus College)

“Vergil’s Illuminated Epic”
Kaija Hupila, Epsilon Xi (Gustavus Adolphus College)

12:00 p.m. Lunch

St. Charles Room, 1st floor, Danna Center

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Activities

2:00 “Lysistrata” Marquette Theater

Directed by Prof. Donald Brady, Drama Department

Adaptation by Prof. Wilfred Major, LSU

4:00 “The Romans Were What They Wore”

Prof. Wade Heaton, SELU, Hammond, LA

Nunemaker Auditorium

Monroe Hall

Shuttle busses from the Loyola University Horseshoe to Ponchartrain Hotel will begin running at 5:15 p.m. and continue running until 6:15 p.m.

The St. Charles streetcar also runs approximately every 15 minutes. The cost is $1.25.

7:30 p.m. Banquet Ponchartrain Hotel

Grand Court A & B

Welcoming Remarks

Keynote Presentation, “Watching What You Eat: The Power and Perils of Dining in the Classical World”

Prof. Karen Rosenbecker, Visiting Assistant Professor

of Classical Studies, Loyola University

Sunday, March 20, 2004 Ponchartrain Hotel

7:30 Breakfast

Garden Court II

8:30 – 12:00 p.m. Second Business Session

Grand Court A & B

Megas Prytanis Charlie McGants, presiding

Committee Reports

Report of the Executive Secretary Thomas J. Sienkewicz

Report of the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Election of the 2005 Convention Site

Election of the 2004-2005 National Officers

Installation of Officers

Closing Remarks

This convention would not have been possible without generous support from the following patrons.

Magnas gratias agimus:

Loyola University Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Walter Harris, Provost and Vice President AA
College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Frank Scully, Jr., Dean
Loyola University Bookstore, Ms. Carol Knight, Manager
Loyola University Office of Institutional Advancement, Ms. Patricia Moser, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Loyola University Office of Student Affairs, Dr. James Eiseman, Vice President SA
Loyola University Student Government Association

We owe equal thanks to those who have donated their time, talent and resources to our convention.

The Department of Classical Studies, Dr. Connie Rodriguez, Chair
The Department of Drama and Speech, Prof. Georgia Gresham, Chair
Dr. H. Paul Brown
Louisiana Junior Classical League
Greater New Orleans Convention Bureau