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A Reunion for Students of Fr. Reginald Foster O.C.D.

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In Celebration of his 75th Birthday

October 10 - 12, 2014 in Washington DC

The Paideia Institute is happy to announce an alumni reunion for students of Fr. Reginald Foster in celebration of his 75th Birthday to be held in Washington DC on Columbus Day Weekend, 2014.  The weekend will include Latin classes taught by Fr. Foster, literary site visits on the Washington Mall, and a reception and banquet.

Schedule

Friday, October 10th 

6:00pm - Welcome Reception in the Board Room of the Folger Shakespeare Library (201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003). Map.

Saturday, October 11th

9:00am - Literary Site Visit at the National Archives (Meet on the steps of the National Archive)
2:00pm - Class at George Washington University, Room B 156 on the ground (basement) level of Phillips Hall in the Academic Center. The Academic Center is on the corner of 22nd Street and Eye Street, NW, or one block east of the Foggy Bottom GWU Metro stop on the Blue and Orange lines. A campus map is available here.
7:00pm - Banquet and "Roast" at Carmine's Family Style Italian Restaurant (425 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004). Map.

Sunday, October 12th 

9:00am - Literary Site Visit (Meet on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial)
2:00pm - Latin Class at 2 p.m. at George Washington University, Room B 156 on the ground (basement) level of Phillips Hall in the Academic Center. The Academic Center is on the corner of 22nd Street and Eye Street, NW, or one block east of the Foggy Bottom GWU Metro stop on the Blue and Orange lines. A campus map is available here.

Accommodation

Alumni should arrange their own accommodation. The Paideia Institute will facilitate an alumni hosting program in order to connect alumni traveling to the event with alumni hosts in the DC Metro area. Fr. Foster will be staying at the George Washington University Inn. Alumni interested in hosting or being hosted should e-mail info@paideia-institute.org.

Festschrift and Liber Amicorum

The Paideia Institute will be facilitating the publication of two books in commemoration of Fr. Foster.  

A Liber Amicorum was presented to Fr. Foster in Washington in October.  This book includes anecdotes, creative pieces, Latin compositions, and other alumni memories from Rome and elsewhere.  You can download the Liber Amicorum here.

A scholarly Festshrift by students of Fr. Foster who have gone on to enter academia will be submitted to an academic press in 2015.  The publication is intended to demonstrate the effect that Fr. Foster's teaching has had upon the professional study of Latin and the ancient world.  Former students of Fr. Foster interested in contributing articles should write to info@paideia-institute.org.

Help Us Spread the Word

The Institute is attempting to contact as many alumni as possible in order to inform them of this event.  We are especially interested in lists of Roman Summer Alumni from 2004, 2000, and prior to 1992.  Anyone with names or contact information of alumni from these years should send them to info@paideia-institute.org.

Registration

To register for the alumni reunion, please send an e-mail to info@paideia-institute.org including your name, phone number, and your affiliation with Fr. Foster, including when and where you studied with him.

There is a registration fee of $100, which includes a meal at the banquet and a copy of the liber amicorum.  Registration must be made online with a Paypal account or credit card. The deadline for registration is September 1st, 2014.  

We are committed to including all who would like to attend this event, regardless of their financial situation. Those with financial need may apply for discounted or free registration. All requests for financial aid should be directed to info@paideia-institute.org.

Acknowledgements

This event was made possible by the generosity of the Department of Classics at George Washington University and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Photo courtesy of John Piazza.