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Classical Studies Professor Samantha Urso's gave a paper titled, "To Boldly Go Where No (Wo)man Has Gone Before: Exploring the Strange Old Worlds of Classics and Star Trek" to open the annual the Louisiana Classical Association (LCA) Meeting on Loyola's campus this November 2022.

M. C. Davis ('20), Loyola University New Orleans MAT candidate and Social Studies teacher at St. George Episcopal, films her class "rebooting" the Persians Wars!

Classical Studies graduate Connor Kelly ('20) received an M.A. degree in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. 

Classical Studies professor, Dr. Wayne Rupp, was elected President of the Louisiana Classical Association in 2022.

Twenty fellow Classicists joined Eta Sigma Phi on September 11, 2019, for delicious cookies with a side of Greek and Latin phrases!

The officers of the honor society lead a discuss on archeological field work and opportunities.

Everyone left this fun event with smiles and a nice sugar rush!

Karen Rosenbecker, Ph.D., received the Rev. Emmett M. Bienvenue, S.J. Distinguished Professorship in Classical Studies in March 2019. The award was established in 2013 in honor of Fr. Bienvenu, a professor of classical studies who taught for nearly 40 years at Loyola University New Orleans. Congratulations, Dr. Rosenbecker!

Loyola student Kyle Cleveland, under the mentorship of Dr. Karen Rosenbecker, developed a class project into a publication. His article Eugene Sandow's Grecian Ideal and the Birth of Modern Body Building was published in Philomathes: A Journal of Undergraduate Research (Vol. 2.1, May 2018).

On Thursday 11/29/2018, Classical Studies students Allie Belcher, Hera Bogdanos and MC Davis presented "Castle Craig: Perspectives in Archaeology", a talk that highlighted their coursework in principles of archaeology here at Loyola and their field experiences working on the inaugural dig at Castle Craig (Clan Urquhart)

Brianna Daniel-Harkins won the Bronze Medal in the 2017 College Greek Exam, the nationally standardized exam for assessing students in their first year of college-level Greek.

"I love the Greek language because it challenges me and does not forgive me--it forces me to forgive myself and allow myself to make mistakes while I translate. Translating is like a puzzle or a math problem to me and teaches me self discipline and critical thinking skills each and every day," says Daniel-Harkins, pictured wearing her prestigious medal. 

Dr. Connie Rodriguez, chair of the Classical Studies department and president of the New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, will present a lecture to the Caledonian Society on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm in The Christopher Room located at 6254 Vicksburg Street.  Her topic will be "Kirkmichael, Castle Craig and the Urquhart Clan of the Black Isle, Scotland."

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