Meeting of the

Illinois Classical Conference

October 9-11, 2009

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois



Friday, October 9, 2009


I.C.C. Advisory Council Meeting, 5:00 –7:30 P.M.

Prairie Moon Restaurant

1502 Sherman Ave.

Evanston, IL


Social, 7:30-9:30 P.M (cash bar)

1502 Sherman Ave

Evanston, IL


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Northwestern University

Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive

Room 1-375


Conference Registration, 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Kresge Hall, 1-375


Book Exchange, 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Kresge Hall, 1-375


Books/Materials Exhibit, 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Kresge Hall, 1-375


Session I: 9:00 – 10:15 A.M.

Large Classroom, Kresge Hall, 1-500


Session I Panel:   Discussion on the Future of the Classics

Presider: TBA

Participants: Stephen Fineberg, Knox College; Tom Strunk, Xavier University;

David Mathers, Loyola Academy; Kelly Shoemaker, Wilmette Junior High School





Session II: 10:30 A.M – 12:00 Noon

Large Classroom, Kresge Hall, 1-500



Barack Obama, Dr. King, and the Classical Tradition

Tom Strunk, Xavier University


How to Read Your Money: Roman History and the Founding of America

Bill Lowe, Loyola Academy


Ancient Cosmetics

Emil Kramer, Augustana College


Tantalus and Sisyphus in the Modern World

Tom Sienkewicz, Monmouth College



Lunch: 12 Noon – 2:00 P.M.

Norris Hall, 2nd floor conference room


ICC/Chicago Classics Club Joint Meeting and Luncheon

Vergil’s Women: Another Look at Dido and Creusa

Janet Berardo, City Colleges of Chicago


Business Meetings: 2:15-3:15 P.M.

Kresge Hall – 1-500



Session III: 3:30-5:00 P.M.

Large Classroom, Kresge Hall, 1- 500


New Directions in Plautus’s Cistellaria

Ariana Traill, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


The Reception of Greek Comedy

Greg Dobrov, Loyola University Chicago


The Aeneid and the Problem of Cybele

John Makowski, Loyola University Chicago



Norris Hall, 2nd floor Conference Room


Reception: 6:00-7:00 PM, Cash Bar

Dinner: 7:00 P.M.


2009 Awards

Sunday, October 11, 2009



Session IV: 9:00 – 10:30 A.M.

Large Classroom, Kresge Hall, 1-500


Roman Poetry: The Challenge of Assessing Student Performance

Dan Garrison, Northwestern University


A Two-Year Latin Curriculum for Students with Special Needs

Sonya Siefert,  New Trier Township High School


Endings and Middles: A New Reference Tool for Latin Students

Kay Neal


The Internet and Out-of-Copyright Classics

Marilyn Brusherd, Editor of The Augur




Session V: 10:45 – 12 Noon


Session V Panel: Elementary School Pedagogy


Presider: Alice Mulberry


Paneleists: Sasha Schmidt, Ray Elementary School; Nava Cohen, Decatur Classical School; Mary Joan Masallo, St. Francis Xavier School;



Lunch and Business Meeting: 12 Noon – 1:30 P.M.