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Second Lectures & Libations to feature Howard-Bostic and Cohen on March 3

ISSUED: 15 February 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — POSTPONED: The Shepherd University L&L Committee is hosting its second Lectures & Libations on Sunday, March 3, at 5 p.m. at the Town Run Tap House and Community Pub, 202 E. Washington St. The event is free and open to the public.

Laurie Cohen, adjunct professor of economics and finance, will discuss “Chicago: Futures Markets and Hot Dogs” and Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic, chair of the Department of Sociology and Geography, will talk about “Grow What You are Given: The Personal is Political.” Each speaker will give a 20-minute talk on one big idea, followed by a question-and-answer session to engage audience members in the conversation.

This Lectures & Libations will feature a special menu of Chicago-style hot dogs, which will be available for purchase during an intermission between speakers. The Tap House kitchen closes at 4:30 p.m., so those wanting to order other food will need to arrive early.

Lectures & Libations aims to build a dynamic, engaging platform for Shepherd professors to share their passion for learning outside the walls of academia and serve as a bridge between the university and the community. More than 100 people attended the first Lectures & Libations in January

“The first event brought the community and university together in a lively and engaging atmosphere,” said Adam Paige, a Shepherd employee and one of the event planners. “The community turnout really showed the appetite that exists for this series. We are excited to build off of that energy with the two great speakers we have lined up for the second event. “

A third Lectures & Libations will take place on April 14. The L&L Committee will announce more details as the date approaches.

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