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Lectures & Libations to offer October 27 event

ISSUED: 16 October 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Lectures & Libations will return to the Town Run Tap House and Community Pub, 202 E. Washington St., on Sunday, October 27, at 5 p.m. with an evening of insight into the role of women in history, the human journey of self-discovery, and the life of a fashion illustrator. The event is free and open to the public.

Speakers will include Dr. Sally Brasher, chair, Department of History, with a talk titled “Nevertheless She Persisted: Reassessing Women’s Historical Agency”; Dow Benedict, vice president for presidential initiatives and capital fundraising, with “How Do We Become Who We Are?: A Life Lived”; and Brad Hamann, assistant professor of art, with “Searching for George Stavrinos: Rediscovering a Master of Illustration.”

A light snack menu will be available for purchase throughout the event. The Tap House kitchen closes at 4:30 p.m., so those wanting to order other food will need to arrive early. Beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event.

The other remaining date scheduled for this season is April 5 and will include a special format where five intimate breakout sessions will be hosted by Shepherd faculty. Each session will focus on a specific area of expertise across art, literature, sustainability, communication, and history. The April 5 event is made possible by a donation from the Paul and Lisa Welch Endowment. This free event will be catered with light snacks and will require advance RSVP. Attendees can RSVP at the October 27 event.

Lectures & Libations are hosted by the Shepherd University Lectures & Libations Committee and aim to build a dynamic, engaging platform for Shepherd professors to share their passion for learning outside the walls of academia and to serve as a bridge between the university and community.

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