2007 National Convention
Eta SigMa Phi

Schedule of Events

Hosted by Zeta Beta Chapter at Temple University
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Friday, March 31st


3:00-4:30pm: Walking Tour of Philadelphia

            With Dr. Dan Tompkins (Temple University)

            Leaving from Holiday Inn Lobby


6:00-7:00pm: Jefferson Room (1st Floor- Holiday Inn)

            Registration and Reception


7:00-9:00pm: Jefferson Room (1st Floor- Holiday Inn)      

Opening remarks and Certamen


**Attendees will be on their own for dinner. Please refer to the enclosed guides for ideas.**


Saturday, April 1st


**8:00am-8:30am: Two shuttle buses will be leaving from in front of the Holiday Inn.**


8:00-9:00am:  Anderson Hall (Lower Level- Temple Campus)

            Continental breakfast


9:00am-11:00am: Anderson Hall 17

            First Business Meeting


Megas Prytanis Thomas Evison, presiding


Minutes of the 78th Annual Convention

                        Megas Grammateus Thomas George Hendren



Chapter Reports

Reports of Contests

Reports of Scholarships

Report of Megale Chrysophylax Jasmine Merced-


Report of Megas Hyparchos Richard Harrod

Old Business

New Business

Bids to host the 80th Annual Convention

Nominations for 2007-2008 National Officers


** A 10 minute coffee break will be announced during this session.**


11:00am-12:00pm: Anderson Hall 17

Presentation of student papers


"Hellenistic Music and the Kithara"

Kira Jones, Zeta Iota (University of Georgia)


"A Comparison of Roman and Chinese Relations with Barbarians"

Joseph Dragovich, Zeta Tau (University of Pittsburgh)


"Percussion in the Ancient Worlds of Greece and Rome: Idiophones and Membranophones in the Cults of Cybele and Dionysus"

Sarah Sherry, Gamma Omincron (Monmouth College)




Committee Meetings (Rooms TBA)

New Chapters


Contests and Scholarships

Convention Site




12:45pm  Buses Depart from Mitten Hall


1:30-5:00pm: University of Pennsylvania's Archaeology and Anthropology, Rainey Auditorium


"Flamingo Brains and Fish Ponds"

Dr. Eric Kondratieff, Temple University


"Roman Bling-Bling: Coins of Gold/ Jewelry of Coins"

Dr. Jane Evans, Temple University


Group Tours


**4:30-5:00pm: Two shuttle buses will be available from the museum to the hotel.**


**6:30pm: Two shuttle buses will be available from the hotel to Temple Campus.**


6:45pm: Diamond Club (Mitten Hall)

            "Bling-Bling" Costume Contest


7:00-7:45pm: Diamond Club (Mitten Hall)

            Formal Banquet


7:45-8:15pm: Diamond Club (Mitten Hall)

            Certamen Award

            Paper Award

            Service Award

            Best "Bling-Bling" Award

            Award for Distinguished Service to Eta Sigma Phi:

                   Professor Leon Fitts (Dickinson College)

:           Eta Sigma Phi Lifetime Achievement Award for the Promotion of the Classics:

                   Dr. Rudolph Masciantonio


8:15-9:00pm: Diamond Club (Mitten Hall)

            "Caesar: The Man from Venus"

Sebastian Lockwood, Bard


**Two shuttle buses will run between Mitten Hall and the Holiday Inn.**


Sunday, April 2nd


8:00-9:00am: Jefferson Room (Lower Level- Holiday Inn)

            Continental Breakfast

9:00am-12:00pm: Jefferson Room (Lower Level- Holiday Inn)

Second Business meeting

Megas Prytanis Thomas Evison, presiding

Chapter T-Shirt Contest

Committee Reports

Report of the Executive Secretary, Thomas J. Sienkewicz

Report of the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Election of 2008 Convention Site

Election of 2007-08 National Officers

Installation of Officers

Closing Remarks