Epsilon Omicron at University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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By lkoelle on January 4, 2012. No Comments

This year our chapter led a group of
students (both undergraduate and graduate),
accompanied by some of our Classics
Department professors to the Museum of
Fine Arts in Boston, MA (during the fall
semester) and to the Smith College Art
Museum and private Classics collection
(during the spring semester).
This has been an active year for us.
Throughout the year, several Epsilon
Omicron members served as tutors, both
in Greek and Latin, for students in the
Five College community, and we held a
number of pizza parties. Both semesters,
upholding the tradition of our chapter,
we held our famous Book and Bake Sale,
our main fundraising event. We sold used
books donated by professors and students.
Our members were also able to express
our inner pistor (or baker). We hosted a
lecture given by Brown doctoral candidate
Ms. Cecilia Feldman Weiss. She spoke
to a crowd of about 150 on her dissertation
research: “To Worship Fluidly: Water
and Politics in the Sacred Landscape of
Pergamon.” We also attended the UMass
Theater Department’s modern rendition of
Sophocles’ “Antigone” entitled “The Burial
at Thebes” written by Seamus Heaney.
Our members participated in (and won)
both the Classics Department’s Greek and
Latin translation contests. A few of our
members volunteered at the Massachusetts
Junior Classical League Convention in
May. And, of course, we ordered t-shirts
(with a Latin play on words).
This spring we initiated 45 new