Epsilon Sigma at Augustana College

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By lkoelle on January 4, 2012. No Comments

This year our chapter participated in various
events at Augustana. In the fall our
group joined the homecoming festivities
by selling baklava and participating in a
rope pull and cardboard regatta. Although
we were not victorious in the rope pull,
our boat secured first place in the mixed
bracket and second place overall. Throughout
the year we also hosted classically
themed movies to help spread the appreciation
of Classics. This spring, we welcomed
Dr. Margaret Mook to campus for an
American Institute of Archaeology lecture
entitled “The Archaeology of Archaic
Cretan Houses,” and the Classics group
participated in Augustana’s Relay For Life.
In April, we held our annual Classics
Colloquium and initiated numerous new
members. At the Colloquium we enjoyed a
Mediterranean buffet and also heard a lecture
presented by one of the faculty members
at Augustana, Dr. Mischa Hooker.
Our chapter also participated in
off-campus events. In the fall, we sent a
group of students to the Illinois Classical
Conference at Knox College in Galesburg,
Illinois, where all three of our faculty
members — Dr. Emil Kramer, Dr. Kirsten
Day, and Dr. Mischa Hooker — gave
presentations. In the spring, our prytanis,
Lindsey Haines, traveled to Grand Rapids,
Michigan, to present a paper at the annual
meeting of CAMWS.
Our seniors graduating in the spring
include Alexandra Benson, Steven Cichon,
Ashley Flattery, Molly Fletcher, Lindsey
Haines, Jeremy Hoffman, Robert Morley,
Kelsey O’Connell, Brittany Price, Rebecca
Ritchie, Danielle Rousakis, and Elizabeth
Ryan. Although many members are graduating,
our department continues to grow
each year.