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Shepherd Scarborough Society Art and Lecture Series sponsors presentation on congressional investigations

ISSUED: 24 February 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd Scarborough Society Art and Lecture Series sponsors presentation on congressional investigations)

Shepherdstown, WV--The Shepherd University Scarborough Society Art and Lecture Series will sponsor a program featuring Dr. Ray Smock and Dr. David Hostetter of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies on Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m., in the Scarborough Library reading room.

The two colleagues will discuss highlights and low lights of congressional investigations throughout American history, from the great defeat of American troops by Indians in 1792 to the investigation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The program is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

The discussion will also include historical events such as investigations into Wall Street, Watergate, and Whitewater, the impeachment of President Clinton, and many other adventures in American politics. Dr. Smock and Dr. Hostetter are co-editors of a two-volume study, Congress Investigates: A Critical and Documentary History, to be published this spring.

The Scarborough Society is a friends of the library organization established in 2002 by the Shepherd University Foundation. Its annual membership dues help support library acquisitions, technology, and programs. Membership is open to all interested supporters of the Scarborough Library.

For further information about the lecture series or the Scarborough Society, contact the Shepherd University Foundation at 304-876-5397.

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