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Shepherd University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, is sponsoring a night of poetry on Friday, March 9th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Room of White Hall. Shepherd students, along with students from high schools in Jefferson County and Berkeley County in West Virginia and Washington County in Maryland are invited to participate.

On Tuesday, March 6th, Dr. Rachel Krantz, Associate Professor of French, delivered a scholarly lecture entitled “Who Am I?:  Memory, Identity, and Unreliable Narration in Film.” Dr. Krantz’s talk was part of Shepherd University’s Faculty Research Forum and continues her work on film studies. In the lecture, Dr. Krantz talked about the films The Girl on the Train (2016) and Mémoires affectives (2004). The talk was free and open to the public and was held in the auditorium of the Byrd Legislative Center.

The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players present six performances of Holy Harlots and Sassy Virgins:  Two Plays by Hrothsvita from Friday, March 30th, to Sunday, April 8th. All performances will be in Reynolds Hall. Shepherd students are in the cast and crew, and one of the plays concludes with a choral composition by Dr. Georgiann Toole, Associate Professor of Education, sung by students from the Music Department. For ticket prices and show times, visit the Rude Mechanicals’ web page. For additional information, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey ( or 304 876-5208).

Students Gabrielle Hersey, Alexandra McCarron, Claudia McCarron, Makaire Myers, Heidi Reichert, and Lilli Sutton had their papers accepted for presentation at the West Virginia Literary Symposium. The Symposium will be on Saturday, March 3rd, at Fairmont State University. Gabby wrote her paper for Dr. Hanrahan’s ENGL312 class. Alex, Claudia, and Lilli wrote their papers for Dr. Hanrahan’s ENGL402 class. Makarie and Heidi wrote their papers for Dr. Ellzey’s HNRS205, Honors Medieval Literature and Culture, class.