CLAS News & Upcoming Events

The Classical Civilizations Department (CLAS) hosts lectures and events over the course of the academic year. Local, national and international lecturers are invited to speak on campus during the fall and spring semesters, and in recent years CLAS has co-hosted speakers with the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Harvard Club of Spokane. Please see our Upcoming Events page for further details about happenings on our campus and in the Spokane region.


CLAS Open House: Tuesday, October 12, 2014

The CLAS Dept. is pleased to host its annual Open House (on or near Virgil's Birthday!), to be held from 12:15-1 pm in College Hall 101, on Tuesday, Oct. 12.  Please join us for information, tasty treats and a warm welcome.  All are invited to come -- we hope that you will attend!

Homerathon: Friday, October 24, 2014

Back by popular demand, the CLAS Dept. is pleased to host its annual Homerathon (a marathon reading of Homer's Odyssey), to be held starting at 8 am in Crosby Center on Friday, Oct. 24.  Please join us and read (in English or, if you prefer, the original Greek) a portion of this immortal work, as we join together to get Odysseus past all the nasty monsters and return to his long-suffering family in Ithaca.  Sign up with Dr. Oosterhuis (send an email HERE), or just drop by on the day of the event to read or just listen.  One of the greatest of Western epics -- don't miss it!

Lecture on Hadrian's Wall: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The CLAS Dept. is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Greene (University of W. Ontario, Canada), on "In the Footsteps of Roman Soldiers: Excavations at Vindolanda and the Archaeological Landscape of Hadrian’s Wall", to be held on Weds., Nov. 5 in Jepson 124 at 1 pm. The lecture, which will discuss Roman soldiers and their families in northern Britain, is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Conferences

The Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest (CAPN), March 20-21, 2015. This year's meeting will take place at Reed College in Portland, OR.

The 6th Annual Oregon Undergraduate Conference in Classics (OUCC), in April 2015. Universities in Oregon host a one-day undergraduate conference for talented undergraduates to present their work, for example a BA thesis or outstanding seminar paper, in a 20-minute talk to an audience of undergraduates and their faculty mentors. Papers are generally welcome in any area of classical studies, including language and literature, history, philosophy, and material culture. More information on this event will be available in the spring of 2015.

The Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference (SIRC), has been cancelled for Spring 2015.  Normally, the Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference is held in April in the Spokane area, at either Gonzaga University or Whitworth College. The conference is dedicated to promoting and recognizing distinguished, original undergraduate student research performed in partnership with faculty or other mentors. In the Spring of 2015, it has been replaced by the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which will take place on April 16-18 at Eastern Washington University.  Deadline for papers is December 2014.  Please see their webpage, at: NCUR.

Dr. Andrew L. Goldman
Deptartment Chair
502 E. Boone Avenue AD 35
Spokane, WA 99258-0089
Phone: (509) 313-6691
Fax: (509) 313-5718