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Career skills

Teach your students how to succeed in any career with these five essential skills that work great as part of any good course in history. Build in to your courses the Five Skills of Career Diversity: communication, collaboration, quantitative literacy, intellectual self-confidence, and digital literacy. Here’s some great resources from the American Historical Association.

Posted May 24, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Save the date! Oct 28

The 2016-17 KATH Board will celebrate KATH’s 42st year at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Emerging Technology Building, West Kentucky Community & Technical College in Paducah, KY.

The theme this year is focused on “Citizenship and Civility.” We will explore what citizenship means  and how well we know our rights. How did integration change our state forever? What role should civility play in the continued development of our society? The keynote speaker is Dr. J. Duane Bolin of Murray State University who will share with us his findings on the life and times of Adolph Rupp (1901-1977), University of Kentucky basketball team coach from 1930 to 1972. As always, there will be plenty of time to network and talk about these important topics in small groups and roundtable discussions.

Please download and share/post the KATH Annual Flyer (.pdf file) at the bottom of the agenda for the meeting found on the KATH website here. Also, don’t forget to sponsor your students’ research papers for the KATH Writing Awards! More information on that coming soon.


Posted March 21, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Live Blog for Election

KATH 2016 Roundtable pic from Facebook Event Page

KATH 2016 Roundtable (l-r) Brent Taylor, Jim Klotter, Jarrett Nantz, Howard Muncy, Josh Douglas (see more on Facebook Event page by clicking on the photo)

We had a great discussion at the KATH Conference last weekend about presidential elections and teaching. And a recent announcment came out that might be useful for you – KATH 2016 keynoter Professor Josh Douglas will be supervising members of the Election Law Society at the University of Kentucky College of Law as they provide live analyses regarding significant election law issues in Kentucky and across the nation through their blog at

The Election Analysis Blog, launched in October 2014, is staffed by a dozen Election Law Society members who are dedicated to exploring the role of law in politics. The blog will go live Tuesday, November 8th.

To submit a question on election night, visit the blog at, call the hotline at 859-257-4935, or email

Posted November 3, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Press Release for Meeting

Check it out – UKPR put out a press release on our 41st Annual Meeting this weekend! Featuring our plenary speakers as well as KATH Board members (Megan Mummey, Brent Taylor, Howard Muncy and Jarrett Nance) and our student writing award winners and their faculty sponsors.

And of course, we had to give credit to the Kentucky Humanities Council for their generous support as well.

It’s going to be a great meeting – looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Posted October 27, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Board Nominations

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on October 18, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

The 2016-17 Executive Board Nomination Slate has been compiled by Brent Taylor and approved by Megan Mummey, 2015-16 President of KATH.

Nominations for empty seats are still being considered. Please support KATH by joining the Board – the main task is to help organize the annual meeting. This only takes a an hour or so per month for telephone conference calls. We need you!

Nomination Slate (so far) for 2016-17 Executive Board of KATH:

  • President
    Brent E. Taylor, West Kentucky CTC
  • President-Elect
    Howard Muncy, Jackson County High School
  • Past President
    Megan Mummey, University of Kentucky*
  • Community Colleges Representative
    Robin West, Madisonville Community College*
  • Private/Indep. Colleges & Univ. Representative
    Pattie Dillon, Spalding University
  • Public Comprehensive Universities Representative
    Eric R. Jackson, Northern Kentucky University*
  • Research Universities Representative
    Nominations accepted from the floor
  • Public Historians Representative
    Nominations accepted from the floor
  • Librarian/Archivist Representative
    Heidi Taylor-Caudill, Archives of the Catholic Church Diocese of Owensboro
  • K-12 Representatives (two)
    Jarrett Nantz, Paducah Tilghman High School*
    Crystal Culp,  McCracken Co. Regional Juvenile Detention Center
  • At-Large Representative
    Douglas L. Fulkerson, Elizabethtown CTC*

Note: Names marked with * are those Executive Committee Members continuing into their second (and/or last) year of service as per the KATH constitution.


Flyer for KATH meeting

Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc.Here’s a flyer about this fall’s Annual Meeting for you to download and share. It gives a quick overview of the October meeting and includes our thanks to the Kentucky Humanities Council for supporting the student awards and honoraria for our two plenary session speakers.

Please share the file widely – also, it would be greatly appreciated if you would print it out and post it where educators, researchers, librarians and archivists, and students will see it. Thank you!

Click here to download the KATH flyer 2016 (.pdf).

Posted August 11, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth


Update on Annual Meeting

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on July 29, 2016 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

On Saturday, July 23rd, the KATH Board met in Lexington to review the site for this fall’s Annual Meeting – the W.T.Young Library at the University of Kentucky. Register today online via the KATH website!

Kentucky Humanities Council logoKATH President Megan Mummey reported that she had applied for a  mini-grant ($1000) from the Kentucky Humanities Council at the end of June. She was notified on 7/29 that it was accepted in full. The money will go towards honoraria for the guest speakers at the annual meeting and for student awards to be presented on October 29th.

The group met first at Great Bagel – and all agreed it would be great to have them cater breakfast (coffee and bagels) for early arrivers at the Annual Meeting. Megan also reported on her conversations with Eric Brooks at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, regarding the customary Friday night reception on October 28th. Ashland is generously waiving their customary $300 fee for KATH to hold the reception there.

The Board is seeking nominations for President Elect, a Private/Independent Universities Representative, Research Universities Representative, Public Historian Representative, and Librarian/Archivist Representative. If interested, please contact Lorie Maltby (KATH Secretary, or Megan Mummey (KATH President,; 859-257-6942).

Watch for a newsletter to come out at the end of August – more information about the KATH Board and the upcoming Annual Meeting.  Many thanks to Amanda Higgins, Kentucky Historical Society, for getting our old newsletter going again!

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