Tuesdays (Feb. 10) talk onPoetrykicks off the spring Faculty Dinner Series events at West Virginia University.

The free dinner and presentation will be from 6-8 p.m. in the Mountainlair, Mountaineer Room.

David Stewartassociate vice president for student affairs, dean of students and associate professor of Englishis the guest speaker.

A native of Peterborough, England, Stewart received his doctorate in English from the University of Oxford. In 1991, he came to WVU as an assistant professor, teaching British literature with a specialty in English Romanticism and the work of poet William Blake.

The Faculty Dinner Series is a Student Affairs Sophomore/Junior Year Experience initiative. The programopen to WVU sophomores and juniorsbrings students and faculty together in a comfortable, intimate environment, where they can enjoy complimentary meals and informal conversation with professors.

The dinner presentation is a great way to interact with classmates and professors and eat good foodall while learning something new,said Sheila Powell, special assistant to the vice president of student affairs.

Tuesdays menu includes stuffed shells, sugar snap peas, tossed salad, rolls, cheesecake and tiramisu.

WVU sophomores and juniors interested in attending the event should e-mail ” Kelli.Eisentrout@mail.wvu.edu rel=nofollow> Kelli.Eisentrout@mail.wvu.edu to reserve a space.

Other spring presenters include Professor of Geology Thomas Kammer, whose March 24 talk is titledExtinction of the Dinosaurs and Why You are Here Instead,and Center for Black Culture and Research Director Marjorie Fuller, who will give a talk in April (date and time to be announced).

To learn more about the Sophomore/Junior Year Experience, visit http://sophomorejunioryear.experience.wvu.edu/ .