Live @ Your Library Spotlights Kentucky Women and Their Legacies

This year’s Live @ Your Library Women’s History Month Series at Eastern Kentucky University will spotlight “Kentucky’s Women: Leadership and Legacy.”

Events on successive Tuesdays in March will examine “The Life and Impact of Mary Roark,” Eastern’s second president; “Katherine Phelps Caperton: Preserving a Legacy,” about the Madison County historian, matriarch and community pillar; and “Sex Equity in Sports Leadership: The Final Frontier.”

All the events will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 204D of the John Grant Crabbe Main Library. The complete schedule:

·         Tuesday, March 10 – “The Life and Impact of Mary Roark.” EKU student Damir Siahkoohi will discuss the contributions of Roark to Eastern and to Kentucky’s suffrage movement. The University’s Board of Regents recently approved naming Roark as the institution’s second president. Roark, who presided from 1909 to 1910, had previously been termed an acting president.

·         Tuesday, March 17 – “Katherine Phelps Caperton: Preserving a Legacy.” EKU adjunct faculty member and project archivist Neil Kasiak will discuss Caperton’s life and legacy.

·         Tuesday, March 24 – “Sex Equity in Sports Leadership: The Final Frontier,” presented by former Lexington Mayor Teresa Ann Isaac, who will discuss how participation in sports prepares women for leadership roles.

Parking for off-campus guests will be available in the Alumni House Parking Lot on the west side of Lancaster Avenue across from the Blanton House.

Published on February 26, 2015

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