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Clara Monson and Taylor BeamTwo English majors, Clara Monson and Taylor Beam, have been invited to present their scholarly work at the upcoming Sigma Tau Delta Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. This event is the centennial convention of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, and will take place April 3rd through the 6th. Clara will be presenting a paper titled “Defining Femininity in the Victorian Era,” and it was originally written for Dr. Heidi Hanrahan’s ENGL 341: Victorian Literature class. Taylor will be presenting a paper titled “Aristotle and Dante: Cheesy Queer Romance of Today,” which she wrote for Dr. Hanrahan’s ENGL 307: Young Adult Literature class. We’re very proud of these two young scholars!

The next meeting of Shepherd University’s Stammtisch will be on Tuesday, February 13th, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Alma Bea’s here in Shepherdstown. Stammtisch is a gathering of folks interested in German as a language and the cultures of the German-speaking people. The gatherings are free and open to faculty, students, staff, and community members. All are welcome—native speakers to beginners. It’s a very low-stress environment for people to get together, practice their German, learn a little bit, and grow their social circle. For more information, contact Dr. Rachel Krantz (