Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Brittany Day!

Today is Brittany's Birthday! 

Here's an entertaining video in honour of her birth.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Jennesa Day!

Well guys, I'm 25 today. 
Is it weird to write my own Happy Birthday post? 

Probably. But nobody else has access to this account, 
so I'm doing it anyway.

Happy Birthday to me! Yay!

In honour of quarter century birthday, here's a wonderful video about the Minoans.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Conference 2011

Undergraduate Classical Studies Conference February 19, 2011

~ The 2011 UofW Undergraduate Classical Studies Conference will be a time for interested students from any department at any university or college to gather together, 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 province of Manitoba.

Date & Time
Saturday, February 19th 2011.
A schedule of presentations will be posted and e-mailed to all speakers after the deadline for submissions.

University of Winnipeg (515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB). Room 3D01. E-mail for directions.

Each student will be allotted 15 minutes for their presentation including time for questions. Presentations must relate to Classical Studies. Audio/visual equipment will be available for those who wish to use power point etc.

~ Some people prefer to use Power Point presentations, videos, handouts, or other visual aids. Others choose to simply read a paper aloud. The choice is yours.

Any undergraduate student from any department at any post-secondary institution is eligible for entry. Everyone is welcome to observe.

To register to give a presentation, you must fill out the form (can be found here) before Tuesday, February 1st, 2011. 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.

will indeed be served. 

Eating and Enjoyment
~ Either lunch or dinner (or both) reservations will be made for a nearby restaurant. Everyone is welcome but not obliged to attend.
After the conference 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, November 16, 2010

Trick or Treat!

I know this is very late, but I blame the troubles with my camera's SD card.

A HUGE THANK - YOU goes out to everyone who helped us trick-or-treat for Winnipeg Harvest this Halloween.

We collected  huge amounts of non-perishables, and a few funny stories ...

We also got one open bag of Fudgee-o cookies ... but we took care of those.

An extra Thank You goes out to ALISTAIR for taking it upon himself to drop all of this food off at the less-than-convenient Winnipeg Harvest donation centre.
We appreciate that it wasn't us Ali, so thanks a million!

Look at all that food!
Go team!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Grad Schools

Dr. Ripat, Dr. Whately and Dr. Gibbs 
have kindly organized an informational meeting about 
graduate studies in Classics.

 "We will discuss such topics as graduate school entrance requirements (and thus undergraduate degree planning), the differences between Canadian, American, and British programmes, and graduate programmes/professions other than in Classics that might be pursued with a Classics degree.  There will be time for attendees to ask questions."

I strongly encourage you to attend if you have any desire to attend graduate school in the future.

*Wednesday, November 24th during the free period (12:30-1:20) in 3C27*

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Christian Day!

Congratulations Christian, you are now older than you were 79 minutes ago.

Good job having a Birthday!

I tried to find a Classical-looking cake for you, but failed miserably at finding an appropriate one. So instead, here are a whole bunch of inappropriate ones.


I think those cupcakes even say something close to 
the equivalent of the English "Happy Birthday".

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Movie Night

Movie Night
Thursday, November 18th

7pm in the Mezzanine of the Bulman Centre

Join us for snacks, movies, and good times!
(your attendance is strongly recommended)

We'll be watching Disney's "Hercules" at 7pm and "Hercules in New York" starring Arnold Shwartzenegger after that.

  How can you resist those biceps?