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Cafe Society to discuss the creation of the state of West Virginia

By Staff | Oct 9, 2015

The Cafe Society, a part of Shepherd University’s Lifelong Learning Program will hold its next discussion on Oct. 13. The time and location for this week’s discussion will again be changed. It will be held from 8:10 to 9:25 a.m. in the Cumberland Room of the Shepherd University Student Center, on Tuesday morning. Pre-registration is not required, and there are no fees or charges.

Mike Austin, who facilitates the sessions along with Art Wineburg and Dr. Jim Bowen, commented, “We had a great time with Dr. John Splaine’s WV Appalachian History class two weeks ago debating the issue on whether John Brown was a murderer or martyr. This time we will use the same format combining the Cafe Society session with Dr. Splaine’s class to discuss the propriety of creating the State of West Virginia during the Civil War. The mix of Shepherd University students and members of the Shepherdstown community engaged in earnest discussion of important issues is exactly what we were hoping for when we launched the Cafe Society. If you haven’t been involved before, this is a great time, place, and issue to start.”

For additional information, contact Mike Austin at 304-876-0598.