News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 295-1164

Wilmington University Instructor and Editor-in-Chief of Delaware Today to Moderate "SmartTalk" Women's Series

Delaware Today Magazine editor-in-chief and Wilmington University instructor Dr. Maria Hess has been selected to moderate the opening show of the Smart Talk Series at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington on Monday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m. 

The Smart Talk monthly series begins with Joan Lunden, an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and the mother of seven children. Ms. Lunden was the longest-running host of ABC TV’s Good Morning America and is considered one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities.  

SmartTalk has been bringing women together to experience the power of the spoken word since 1991. In the past several years, SmartTalk has grown into one of the most powerful and entertaining live events in the nation. The core mission of SmartTalk stems from the idea that women are inspired by the heart and voice of other remarkable women. 

For more information, visit  To purchase tickets, call the DuPont Theatre Box Office at 302-656-4401 or 800-338-0881. You can also visit for tickets and information.

Published: Friday, January 10, 2014 - New Castle, DE