CAMWS CONVENTION INFORMATION 110th Annual Meeting, Waco, TX April 2-5, 2014

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) held its 110th Annual Meeting in Waco, Texas, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, April 2, 2014, and ending on the afternoon of Saturday, April 5, at the invitation of Baylor University. All sessions were held in the Waco Hilton Hotel and the adjacent Waco Convention Center except those on Friday afternoon, which will take place on the Baylor campus. Temperatures in Waco in early April typically range from 56-79°F.


Business Meeting Minutes 


Listen to audios from the Banquet here.

Uploading Handouts

A new feature for this meeting is the ability for presenters to upload handouts for their presentation (in .doc, .pdf or .ppt(x) formats) so that this information can be accessed on laptops, smartphones and tablets by attendees and even by those who are unable to attend the conference. In order to upload material please go to this link, to Uploading Attachments, where you will be asked to provide your name and the email address you used to submit your abstract (No other email will work!). You will then receive at that address a one-time link to the uploader. Be sure to check your junk mail if you don't receive this message.

Meeting Highlights

A free reception, hosted by the former presidents of CAMWS, will open the meeting, 8:00-10:00 p.m., Wednesday, in the Waco Hilton. Between Thursday morning and Saturday afternoon there will be four pedagogical workshops, fourteen panels (including the Presidential Panel on "New Directions in Cinematic Receptions"), and paper sessions on a wide variety of pedagogical and scholarly topics. There will also be a happy hour for K-12 teachers sponsored by the Committee for the Promotion of Latin, a reception sponsored by the Women's Classical Caucus, a Latin Happy Hour sponsored by the Paideia Institute and a lunch hosted by the Vergilian Society . On Thursday evening, we are pleased to be hosting Steven Saylor , acclaimed author of the Roma Sub Rosa series, for a special reading and book signing, followed by a gala dessert reception sponsored by Baylor University, and a cash bar. Friday afternoon's sessions will be held on the campus of Baylor University, near the home of Joy and Lady, the mascots of the Baylor Bears . Between the two Friday afternoon sessions Baylor University will again host a reception at which Dr. Pepper floats and coffee will be served along with a variety of desserts and appetizers.Friday evening's banquet will be held in the elegant Downtown 301 Ballroom, just across the street from the Hilton Waco, where we will gather underneath crystal chandeliers and partake of an old-time Western-style bar; the banquet will be preceded by a festive drinks reception in the lovely wood-paneled foyer, and followed by an after-party accompanied by jazz music for more libations and conversation. The banquet will feature President Monica Cyrino's address on "Why Does Classical Reception Matter?" and the ovationes for 2013-2014, presented in Latin by the CAMWS orator Jim May. More awards will be announced at the annual business meeting on Saturday, 8:15-9:25 a.m.; if you show up, you may win a book.

Meeting Registration

Please register online at . Note that a separate registration form must be completed for each person attending. You may pay online with a credit card (a $6.00 processing fee will be added) or you may print out the completed online registration form and mail it along with a check to CAMWS, Dept. of Classics, Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462. All registration fees go up after midnight on Monday, March 3, 2014 . CANCELLATION POLICY : All cancellation requests must be RECEIVED by March 3, 2014 and are subject to a $15 administrative fee.

Hotel Information

CAMWS members are invited to choose between the following three hotel options.

  1. The Waco Hilton is located at 113 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76701 (254) 754-8484. Connected to the Waco Convention Center via a covered walkway, this hotel in downtown Waco offers free parking, complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel, a 24-hour business center stunning outdoor venues and admire lush landscaped gardens, featuring fountains, pebble brooks and wooden gazebos, a modern fitness center and an outdoor pool. For all attendees the Hilton is offering a flat rate of $135 (plus tax) per night for a room with either a king or two queen-sized beds. To receive the special rate, you must make your reservation by midnight on Wednesday, March 12 , either by calling (866)-318-1509 (with the booking code CAMWS) or by using this link: and the code ICA will automatically will appear in the group code box.
  2. The Courtyard Waco is located at 101 Washington Avenue , Waco, Texas 76701 (254) 752-8686, just across the street from the Waco Convention Center. The Courtyard's amenities include free parking, free wireless internet access, an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The Courtyard is offering a flat rate of $129 (plus tax) per night. To receive this special rate, you must make your reservation by midnight on Wednesday, March 12 , either by calling (800) 359-1814 (with the booking code CAMWS) or by using this link: Classical Association of the Middle West and South at the Courtyard Waco .
  3. Since the two conference hotels are nearly completely booked, CAMWS has arranged a special rate with the Hotel Indigo , a boutique hotel that features neighborhood charm and serves people and pets. Located at 211 Clay Ave., the Hotel Indigo is only a few blocks from the Waco Convention Center. To book a room (either double or suite) at the special a rate of $114.00 plus tax either call (254) 754-7000 and mention CAMWS or go to the following Hotel Indigo Booking Link

Travel, Dining and Local Attractions in Waco

Continuing Education Units

Teachers who would like to earn 3.3 Continuing Education Unites (CEU’s) for attending the meeting do not have to do anything in advance. When they arrive, they should simply ask at the CAMWS registration desk for a CEU application form. Before leaving the meeting, they should return the completed form to the CAMWS registration desk, along with a check for $7.50, payable to UW-Madison Extension.

GSIC Workshop and Panel for Students

The Graduate Student Issues Committee (GSIC) will sponsor a panel entitled "The Hiring Process" on Thursday, April 3, 6:00-7:30 P.M. in the Waco Hotel. While this panel is open to any registrant, complimentary pizza will be served to any graduate or undergraduate student who registers in advance. Then on Friday, April 4, 12:15-1:15 P.M. GSIC will sponsor a workship entitled "Evaluating Undergraduate Papers" in Cashion 103 on the Baylor University campus.

New Program Event

The Paideia Institute will sponsor a Latin Conversational Happy Hour in the Three Rivers Ballroom Sabine of the Waco Hilton from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Presidential Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper at the Annual Meeting

Any graduate student reading a paper at the 2014 CAMWS meeting in Waco is invited to submit their paper for this Presidential Award. Those wishing to be considered should submit their completed paper electronically to President Monica Cyrino at by Friday, February 21, 2014.

Panels (listed by topic)

Panels (listed alphabetically by author with links to handouts and other uploaded materials)

Workshops (with links to handouts and other uploaded materials)

Individual Abstracts (listed alphabetically by title)

Individual Abstracts (listed alphabetically by name of presenter with links to handouts and other uploaded materials

Guide for Presenting Professional Papers at CAMWS Meetings

Guide for Presiders of Sessions at CAMWS Meetings

Information for Exhibitors

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