Community Invited to Stevenson’s Spring 2014 J.R. Mitchell Book Talk Series

January 22, 2014 7 AM

Stevenson University invites the community to its spring 2014 J.R. Mitchell Book Talk Series. The series was created in 2003 in honor of late faculty member, John R. Mitchell, Ph.D., Instructor of Religion and Philosophy. The talks are free and are held in the Stevenson’s Greenspring Library, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153.

This semester’s series has a variety of book topics from a range of disciplines. The spring 2014 Schedule features:

  • “The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century” by Joel Harrington. Presented by Alex Hooke, Professor of Philosophy. Wednesday, January 22, 2 p.m.
  • “Obsession” by Sharon Buchbinder, Program Coordinator, Healthcare Management. Presented by the author herself. Wednesday, February 12, 2 p.m.
  • “Maryland Women in the Civil War” by Claudia Floyd, Professor of History, Emerita. Presented by the author herself. Monday, March 26, 2 p.m.
  • “Something Like the Gods, A Cultural History of the Athlete from Achilles to LeBron” by Stephen Amidon. Presented by Gary Pedroni, Adjunct Professor of History. Tuesday, April 15, 2 p.m.
  • “Catering to Love: A Contemporary Romance Set in Maryland by Ann Arbaugh, Stevenson staff member. Presented by the author herself. Wednesday, May 7, 1 p.m.

For more information about Stevenson’s arts and cultural events, visit; follow us on Twitter @SUArtEffects; or contact Matthew Laumann, Manager of Cultural Programs. Email or call 443-352-4491 to request a copy of Art Effects, the biannual guide to arts and culture at Stevenson.