The announcement of the 2014 Great Lives Schedule was the highlight of a donor-appreciation reception on October 16 in the Rappahannock Grand Ballroom of the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. The schedule, along with biographical sketches of the speakers and summaries of the lectures, may be found on the link to “Lecture Schedule: 2014.”
Among the special guests at the reception were the authors who will be the first two speakers in the spring Series: David O. Stewart, who will speak on John Wilkes Booth, and Brian Jay Jones, whose topic will be Jim Henson. Both are authors of recently published books–The Lincoln Deception by Stewart and Jim Henson: The Biography, by Jones. Photographs below show David Stewart with UMW President Richard Hurley and Brian Jones with his wife, Barbara. Additional photos of the event may be seen in the “Photo Gallery” link.