KATH Minutes, Telephone Meeting, Saturday, May 3, 2014
Present: Pattie Dillon, Cheryl Caskey, Megan Mummey, Crystal Culp, Lorie Maltby, Sara Abdmishani Price
1. Fall KATH Conference:
Saturday, October 18 was identified as the date for the conference to be held at Spalding University in Louisville.
Those present agreed on a conference theme: celebrating civil rights acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Members are invited to recommend a title for the conference.
Keynote Speaker discussed. Various Conference Sessions proposed:
- Keynote Speaker’s session;
- NARA panel discussion presenting a new Earle C. Clements Award; the panel would discuss the requirements of the award, and will offer a guided presentation on using NARA primary sources in lesson plans for pre-college teachers;
- Presentation by Jamie Burton of UK to discuss use of primary sources in the classroom geared toward college undergraduates;
- Panel discussion of students involved in the Diversity in Appalachia oral history project; students to share their oral history process and experiences;
- Presentation on the Americans with Disabilities Act and recent developments impacting education and educators;
- Presentation or panel on new research or trends of a specific population group (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, LGBT, women)
Lunchtime Entertainment: One member recommended inviting a talented young African American poet from Paducah to perform; the members responded favorably recommending that further research be undertake to determine his expenses.
2. Pre-Conference Friday Night Reception and Dinner:
The Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville is a possible venue for the reception. The Center also has plenty of parking.
Many possible restaurant choices are located in downtown Louisville within walking distance of the Muhammad Ali Center for dinner.
3. Other Business:
- Friday night lodging: a block of rooms need to be reserved at a downtown Louisville hotel.
- The President will look into submitting a grant to the Kentucky Humanities Council.
- The Papers and Awards Committee should begin to identify individuals to facilitate and judge KATH’s four student awards.
- The Nominating Committee will identify individuals for the 2014-2015 KATH Board.