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September 2014

NARA Specialist to Speak at CLS

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Byrd CLS Room 164,
213 N. King Street, Shepherdstown, 25443

NARA expert to speak about the First Congress on Constitution Day

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Constitution Day 2014

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Byrd CLS Auditorium

The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies is pleased to announce that the tenth annual Tom E. Moses Memorial Lecture on the U.S. Constitution will be given by Clay Risen, author of The Bill of the Century:  The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act.  Risen is an editor for the New York Times op-ed section and a former assistant editor at the New Republic.  His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and the Washington Post, and his…

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Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence: Lecture by Dr. Matthew Foulds

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Byrd CLS Auditorium

Dr. Matthew Foulds, a professor of history at Shepherd University, will give the lecture, “‘Whom God Hath Hedged In’: The Social World of the Company Town,” at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Byrd CLS Auditorium. Developed by Shepherd University and the West Virginia Humanities Council in 1998, the annual Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence program celebrates the cultural heritage of the people of West Virginia. This year, the program is recognizing Homer Hickam, a West Virginia storyteller and…

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Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence: “Tales from the Coal Mines”

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Byrd CLS Auditorium

West Virginia storyteller Fred Powers will share “Tales from the Coal Mines” in the Byrd CLS Auditorium on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Developed by Shepherd University and the West Virginia Humanities Council in 1998, the annual Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence program celebrates the cultural heritage of the people of West Virginia. This year, the program is recognizing Homer Hickam, a West Virginia storyteller and novelist. Several lectures and programs during the series will take place in the auditorium of…

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National Voter Registration Day

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Byrd CLS Lobby,
213 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 United States

Register to Vote at the CLS on National Voter Registration Day! Nikki Painter, Chief Deputy Clerk with Jefferson County, WV Voter Registration and Elections will register voters and provide  information on when, where, and how to vote  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  on September 23rd in the CLS lobby. Proper ID required for anyone wishing to register

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Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence: Lecture by Dr. Jason Best

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Byrd CLS Auditorium

Dr. Jason Best, professor of astronomy and astrophysics and director of the Shepherd University Observatory, will give the lecture, “From the Mountains to the Stars: Astronomy In and Above West Virginia,” in the Byrd CLS Auditorium on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Developed by Shepherd University and the West Virginia Humanities Council in 1998, the annual Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence program celebrates the cultural heritage of the people of West Virginia. This year, the program is recognizing Homer Hickam,…

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Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence: “A Celebration of Affrilachian Storytellers”

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Byrd CLS Auditorium

Frank X. Walker, the 2013 recipient of the Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award, will present “A Celebration of Affrilachian Storytellers: The Anthology of Appalachian Writers and Photographers” in the Byrd CLS Auditorium on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Developed by Shepherd University and the West Virginia Humanities Council in 1998, the annual Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence program celebrates the cultural heritage of the people of West Virginia. This year, the program is recognizing Homer Hickam, a West Virginia storyteller and…

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Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence: “The Writing Life, with Homer Hickam”

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Byrd CLS Auditorium

The recipient of the 2014 Appalachian Heritage Writer’s Award, Homer Hickam, will present on his life and work in the Byrd CLS Auditorium on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm. A reception will follow in the Reading Room of the Scarborough Library. Developed by Shepherd University and the West Virginia Humanities Council in 1998, the annual Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence program celebrates the cultural heritage of the people of West Virginia. This year, the program is recognizing Homer Hickam, a…

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Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence: Writers Master Class with Homer Hickam

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Byrd CLS Auditorium

A master class with Homer Hickam will take place in the Byrd CLS Auditorium on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Developed by Shepherd University and the West Virginia Humanities Council in 1998, the annual Appalachian Heritage Writer-In-Residence program celebrates the cultural heritage of the people of West Virginia. This year, the program is recognizing Homer Hickam, a West Virginia storyteller and novelist. Several lectures and programs during the series will take place in the auditorium of the Robert…

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October 2014

First Friday Politics Forum

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Byrd CLS Auditorium

Want to find out more about what’s happening in American politics? Come to a First Friday Politics Forum at the CLS. With the 2014 congressional elections just a few months away, the CLS will host several public forums during the Fall semester where Shepherd University students, faculty, and staff can meet to get informed about and discuss some of political issues currently impacting West Virginia and the nation. The forums will occur from 12 – 1 p.m. in the CLS…

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