(Some members of Eta Eta chapter)  

82nd Annual

April 9–11, 2010

Blacksburg, Virginia

at the invitation of

Eta Eta Chapter at Virginia Tech 

2010 Convention
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Powerpoint of VT Campus

Where to Go on Friday Night:
(see attached map):
-turn right out VT Inn parking lot onto West Campus Drive (NB: not the exit onto Price's Fork road)
-turn right onto Grove Ln. (Hillcrest is visible at the top of the hill)
-bear left at the top of the hill and park near Hillcrest Hall

Hotel Information: Virginia Tech Inn
 $139.00 a night regardless of occupancy + 5% VA state sales tax
$3 fee for parking (paid on arrival). Reservations should be made by Friday, March 12th, 2010
Call 540-231-8000 or 877-200-3360 bt. 8 am and 5:30 pm M-F and ask for “Eta Sigma Phi National Classics Honorary Society” room block. Credit card or first night’s deposit required when making reservation.    

Hilton Garden Inn
900 Plantation Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
group name = "Eta Sigma Phi - National Convention"
$102 per night + 12% taxes (+$10 for additional persons beyond 4)
This hotel is certainly recommended for those with cars as it is approx. 1.5-2.0 mi. from most planned events and is on the other side of highway 460 from campus. Group reservation space and rate is guaranteed until March 17th, 2010.

Main Street Inn
205 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
group name - "Eta Sigma Phi"
$129 per night + 12% taxes (up to four occupants)
This suite-style hotel is located in downtown Blacksburg, placing guests well within walking distance of campus and the International Street Fair taking place Saturday afternoon. The farthest walk to a campus event would be about 1.3 mi.; the farthest drive, about 2.0 mi if one sticks to the main drags. Group reservation space and rate is guaranteed until 5pm, March 26th, 2010.

The convention will begin with a reception on Friday evening, April 9, 2010, and end with the final business session at 12 o’clock on Sunday, April 11, 2010.  There will be talks by students, reports on chapter activities, scholarly lectures, a certamen, a banquet with ancient dress optional and plenty of time for socializing.

Call for Papers and Presentations


Undergraduate members of Eta Sigma Phi are invited to submit papers for consideration for presentation at the convention, on Saturday, April 10, 2010.  An artistic (musical, dramatic, etc.) performance may be proposed in lieu of a paper. The papers will be judged anonymously, and the three members whose papers are selected for reading at the convention will have their registration fees remitted.  Students should be certain that they will be able to attend the convention before submitting papers.



1.     The presentation should deal with some aspect of classical civilization or language and be directed to an undergraduate audience.  (A paper written for a class is acceptable.)

2.     Members proposing an artistic performance should submit a videotape or CD along with a detailed written description of the performance, its goals, and its relevance to classical civilization.

3.     The paper should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than 15 minutes in length, or 20 minutes if there are illustrations.  Electronic submissions are encouraged.

4.     If a presenter plans to use Powerpoint, the Powerpoint must be submitted with the script intended for the presentation included in the "Notes" section of the Powerpoint.

5.     The name of the author should not appear on the paper.

6.     Each submission must include a cover sheet with the author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, chapter, and institution.

7.     All submissions must be sent electronically to toms@monm.edu and be received by February 1, 2010. For artistic performances only the detailed written description must be sent electronically. 


For more information, contact:
Thomas J. Sienkewicz, Executive Secretary

Eta Sigma Phi
Department of Classics
Monmouth College
700 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462

Phone:  309-457-2371                                                      Fax:  815-346-2565                                                E-mail:  toms@monm.edu