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Women for Shepherd University to host Bodice Project exhibit and reception October 27-29

ISSUED: 22 September 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Women for Shepherd University, in conjunction with the Shepherd University Foundation, will host the Bodice Project exhibit on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m., Friday, October 28, from 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, October 29, from 1-4 p.m., at historic Popodicon at 109 Shepherd Grade Road. An opening reception will be hosted on Thursday and will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres.

The Bodice Project is a sculptural exhibit that focuses on breast cancer awareness and inner healing. Project creator Cynthia Fraula-Hahn and additional sculpture artists will be on hand to share their stories, and Shepherd President Mary J.C. Hendrix, a leading scientist in cancer research, will speak on her dedication to cancer research.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact Meg Peterson at 304-876-5021 or For more event details, visit the Shepherd University Foundation’s online events calendar at For more details on the Bodice Project, visit

The Women for Shepherd University is a network of alumnae, faculty, and friends connecting with one another for personal and professional growth. These leaders, by power of their example, support, foster, and promote the advancement of women and women’s issues within Shepherd University, the community, and in their own lives.

The organization holds events throughout the year with a focus on four general topics: money matters for wise women, women and wellness, women embracing change, and connecting through social media. Participants in these women-centered programs learn firsthand about the current scope and landscape of Shepherd University, and the positive impact volunteer leadership can have. To learn more about Women for Shepherd University or joining its planning committee, visit and click on “Get Involved.”

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