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Classics Society

The Classics Society is a registered student organization (RSO) at UW-Madison which invites undergraduates to grow together in appreciation of the classical world, and offers a wide range of opportunities for them to share their knowledge with others. We meet up for film nights, quizzes, trips to galleries, volunteer opportunities, Mediterranean feasts, visiting speakers, and much, much more! Whether you’re just getting interested in the ancient world, or you’re a seasoned expert, all are more than welcome to join.

Learn more at the Classics Society Facebook page!

AnthroCircle

AnthroCircle is a registered student organization (RSO) at UW-Madison that aims to promote anthropology as an inclusive and critical four field discipline of archaeology, cultural, biological, and lingustic anthropology. We hold weekly study groups, one-time events such as World Anthropology Day, public lectures, field trips, round-table discussions, and socials, as well as ongoing programs such as the Craft Series and the Neil Whitehead Colloquium Series. Anyone interested in anthropology is welcome to join, regardless of experience!

Learn more at the AnthroCircle website and AnthroCircle Facebook page!

Scholarships

In addition to routinely nominating or recommending exemplary undergraduate majors for national, regional, local and university awards, the department offers the following competitions annually:

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Ruth M. Kuhlman Undergraduate Scholarship

Established in 1998 with a bequest from Myron George Kuhlman in memory of his wife, Ruth Miller Kuhlman (BS in Education ’32), this is a monetary award for undergraduates to benefit and advance their studies within the field of Classics. Total amount of award may be up to $2500 and the award may not be granted every academic year depending on quality of entries and availability of funds. This competition is open to majors only. Generally, the application is open in early November with a deadline for submission in early February.

Gertrude E. Slaughter Summer Study Scholarship

A monetary award in memory of Gertrude E. Slaughter, author and widow of Professor Moses S. Slaughter 1896-1923, for undergraduate students to advance their studies at an accredited center such as the American School in Athens or the American Academy in Rome, to participate in study abroad, or to participate in an active archaeological field project. Awards will be in the amount of up to $800. This competition is open to majors only. Generally, the application is open in early November with a deadline for submission in early February.

Logan Prize for Greek Translation

A monetary award in memory of Fellow of Classics, John Watson Logan (Ph.D. ’23), for the translation of a passage of ancient Greek. The passage will be selected each year by the chair of the Prize Committee and awards may not be granted every academic year depending on quality of entries. This competition is open to all undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester of ancient Greek and is normally publicized in classes and to department majors in early April.

Pillinger Prize for Latin Translation

A monetary award in memory of Assistant Professor Hugh Edward Pillinger (1965-1970) for the translation of a passage in Latin. The passage will be selected each year by the chair of the Prize Committee and awards may not be granted every academic year depending on quality of entries. This competition is open to all undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester of Latin and is normally publicized in classes and to department majors in early April.

For even more scholarships from UW-Madison, see the Undergraduate Academic Awards page!

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