Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bake Sale

The time has come again!

We'll be hosting a bake sale on Thursday, February 25th by the 2nd floor escalators.

If you want to contribute, you can drop off your baking in the Classics common room (labeled 'bake sale') or come and find us at our table.

If not, come and buy something! We'll have lots of delicious treats!

Proceeds go toward the support of Classics Club events.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Classics Club T-Shirts

Are you insanely jealous of our super-awesome Classics Club T-shirts? (pictured in profile top right)

You can have your own!

At half price!

That's right - our first order of t-shirts was misprinted - one letter of a Latin word is missing (same word, different case) - and so we're selling them for 50% off - now only $10! How many of your friends will be able to correct the Latin grammar anyway?

Unisex sizes Medium - XXL available. Please e-mail to order yours!

Dinner and a Movie

Join us for Dinner and a Movie Night on Thursday, February 18th (reading week).

Restaurant is still TBA - but we're going to go see "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" at St. Vital (time TBA when showtimes come out).

If you're interested, e-mail me at or keep checking this post or the calendar for updated times and places.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Classics Challenge Details

The Classics Challenge is a contest open to all students at the University of Winnipeg. Each week throughout February and March, two questions or challenges (one easy and one hard) will be posted on the Classics Club blog. Contestants will submit their responses for points - the top three contestants who have earned the most points throughout the challenge will receive wonderful prizes courtesy of the Classics Club and the UofW Classics Department.

Have some fun!

Rules & Regulations

~ Contestants may answer both or either of the questions each week. Hard questions are worth up to 10 points, easy questions are worth up to 5 points.

~ Answers are subject to deliberation by the contest committee and may not receive full points (the more thoroughly you answer, the more points we'll give you! Impress us).

~ Points totals will be posted online each week so you can keep track of where you stand and how many points you earned for your previous answers.

~ New questions will be posted on Mondays from February 1st until March 29th.

~ Responses must be submitted by 11:59pm the following Sunday. No answers will be accepted after this deadline.

~ Responses must be submitted via the form associated with that week's question on the Classics Club's blog. Do not use forms from previous weeks - your answers will tragically be lost forever. In the event that you are unable to access the blog, or the forms malfunction, you may submit your responses as an e-mail to

~ We encourage you to do research to find your answers, but please don't plagiarize - we'll laugh to ourselves and then give you zero points.

~ Prizes: when prize packages have been finalized, details will be changed here. 1st place - prizes valued at $50, 2nd place - prizes valued at $30, 3rd place - prizes valued at $20.

A big Thank-You goes out to our sponsors:
The University of Winnipeg Classics Department

The University of Winnipeg Bookstore
The on-campus Apple store

Colloquium 2010

Thank-you for your submission!

Colloquium 2010 Details

~ The 2010 Classics Students' Colloquium will be a time for interested students from any department at both the UofW and the UofM to gather together and listen to and discuss eachother's presentations, thoughts, ideas, research papers, and crazy hypotheses.
The aim of this event is not only to have students share their work with one another, but also to provide an opportunity for students to practice speaking in public, to participate in the sort of event that is an asset for any grad school resume, to meet other students with similar interests and create a stronger community of Classicists within the city of Winnipeg.

Date & Time
Saturday, March 6th. Time TBA depending on number of entries - tentative start time 3pm.
A schedule of presentations will be posted after the deadline for submissions.

University of Winnipeg. Room TBA depending on number of expected participants.

Each student will be allotted 10-20 minutes for their presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Presentations must relate to Classical Studies. Audio/visual equipment will be available for those who wish to use power point etc.

Any student from any department at either the University of Winnipeg or the University of Manitoba is eligible for entry. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. Interested parties from other schools or non-students should contact

To register to give a presentation, you must fill out the form posted on this blog (under Colloquium 2010 Submission Form) before Friday, February 26th, 2010. You do not have to have your presentation finished and ready before you submit - all we need are a few basic details so that we can make a schedule and make sure that no two presentations will cover the exact same topic. Don't worry too much about trying to sound overly scholarly in your submission - we're not looking for your thesis proposal, and nobody will be turned away.

Opening Speaker
~ We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Cahill, Chair of the Department of Classics at the UofW has agreed to be our opening speaker (so don't worry about having to be the first one up!).

will indeed be served.

Pub Night
After the colloquium has finished, we will head over to a nearby pub for (optional) drinks and a chance to make new friends and connections within the Classics community. It is, after all, a Saturday night.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hello World!

Welcome to the University of Winnipeg Classics Club's blog!

Check regularly for upcoming news and events including:
1st Annual Classics Student's Colloquium
The Classics Challenge
Movie Nights
Pub Nights
and more!

If you are interested in joining the UW Classics Club, or you just want to know more about who we are and what we do, please send an e-mail to