84th Annual



March 16–18, 2012

Columbia, Missouri

at the invitation of

Alpha Mu

at the University of Missouri at Columbia


Some members of Alpha Mu Chapter!



Registration Information / Hotel Information /
List of Delegates / Tentative Program /

Getting There / Where to Eat in Columbia
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Hotel Information:  A block of rooms has been reserved for delegates at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia (http://www.stoneycreekinn.com/locations/index.cfm/ Columbia). Cost is $85.00 (breakfast included) + Room Tax per night. All rooms have two single beds. Delegates should call the hotel directly to make reservations at

1-800-659-2220. Be sure to mention Eta Sigma Phi when you call.

Delegates can arrange for shuttle service to and from the St. Louis and Kansas City Airports (at their own expense) through MoX (http://moexpress.com/moxolrs/), a local shuttle service. Shuttle service from the Columbia Regional Airport to the hotel is available as well, but delegates must inform the hotel when they make their reservations.  

Parking: Hitt Street Garage: Meters are available for $ 0.70 for 75 minute. Metered or $4.00/day permit. Temporary parking permits available for $4.00/day from "Parking and Transportation Services" in the Turner Parking Garage; phone: 573-882-4568. at Hitt Street and Elm Street, Columbia, MO 65211 1-800-856-2181) This garage is closest to our convention site, and would be the most convenient.


The convention will begin with a reception on Friday evening, March 16, 2012, and end with the final business session at 12 o’clock on Sunday, March 18, 2012.  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. Registration fee is $85 per person and includes all meals on Saturday, including the banquet. Registration forms and travel information will be available at www.etasigmaphi.us/convention after January 1, 2012. For further information, contact the local co-chairs, Kailyn Shartel Hall (krtf7@mizzou.edu) and Jennifer England (jmeb88@mail.mizzou.edu).


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, March 18, 2012. 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 refunded. 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. 

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 one-page abstract and 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 etasigmaphinational@gmail.com and be received by December 31, 2011. For artistic performances, only the detailed written description must be sent electronically. 

For more information, contact:

Thomas J. Sienkewicz, Executive Secretary of Eta Sigma Phi

Department of Classics

Monmouth College

700 East Broadway

Monmouth, IL 61462

Phone:  309-457-2371                                                      Fax:  815-346-2565                                           E-mail:  etasigmaphinational@gmail.com