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  • Planning Events

    CMS First, congratulations to Mitch Elvidge and Chris Langlois, who will be the 2013-214 consuls for the Classics and Medieval Studies Student Society! I know you guys will do a job. In the interest of that, and because it’s part of our theme for this term, our next two posts will be about event planning. […]

  • Bother Your Professors

    This is the post your professors and TAs don’t want you to read. Only they do. Let me sum it up in one sentence. Bother your professors. And your TAs. When you get an assignment back, whether you like the grade or not, go and bother them. Ask about their feedback, get more feedback, and […]

  • Happy Easter

    Have a bit of history for this holiday Friday!  

  • Budgeting for Major Trips

    For those who know me you know that travel is among my favourite pass times. For those of you who don’t I am an avid adventurer and world traveler. I am trying my best to see as much of the world as I can. This is a real challenge though, for years I have been […]

  • Social Media for Students

    Last week it was the value of social media for teachers, but this week, students. There’s lots of reasons to be on social media as a student. For one thing, pretty much all your friends are on it. There’s a social cost to not being on Facebook, because it makes you harder to invite to […]

  • Big News About Far Off Places

    You may remember the Italy trip that sadly was cancelled a few months ago? Well, the department is thinking about another, smaller scale trip next year. This time to Greece. Head past the jump to see the message from Dr. Hardiman with the details, and before you look at the dollar figure, know that as […]

  • Kalamazoo Tips and Pointers

    We are less than two months almost one month away from the International Congress on Medieval Studies! For those who will be attending, Dr. Porreca and I have put together some useful information and helpful hints. Firstly, I’ll reiterate some essential information. We will be departing from Waterloo the morning of May 8th and will be […]

  • As Above, So Below

    Last April, during my Master’s degree, I marched into my advisor’s office and said “I need you to talk me out of quitting.” I was burnt out. I’d spent hours working on papers, and didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere. I couldn’t see an end to it, and wasn’t even ready to think about […]

  • Not Just in Rome: Celebrating Women in Classics

    Our post about how professors can help you relieve stress will go up on Monday. It’s International Women’s Day today, and that should mean more to classicists than anybody, because we’re familiar with how bad a deal women have traditionally gotten in history. Instead of reading a long post, take the time today to appreciate […]

  • Student Government Will Make You a Rap Star

    CMS One of the major jobs of the Classics and Medieval Studies Student Society is being a part of the Arts Student Union (warning, acronyms ahead). It involves going to a meeting every two weeks where there’s discussion, votes, process, and usually pizza. It’s not a lot of work, but it’s work worth doing, for […]

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