|Professor emeritus to take part in Kentucky Author Day
Kitty Baird book chronicles history of women's sports at Centre
RELEASED: Aug. 14, 2002
DANVILLE, KYAs part of Kentucky Author Day, Kitty Rogers Baird, a retired professor and coach from Centre College, will be signing her book on the College's history of women's athletics Saturday, Aug. 31, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington. The book signing will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.
Nearly 150 years of women's athletics at Centre is explored in Baird's "Women Athletes Blazing a Trail: A History of Women's Participation in Sport at a Small Liberal Arts College." The 204-page book released last fall takes a look at the obstacles female athletes have had to overcome in their fight for equality with men's sports.
The book can be purchased for $20. There is no charge for postage and handling and can be ordered through Jeanine Sanders toll-free at (877) 678-9822 or at (859) 238-5500. It can also be ordered on-line by going to http://www.centre.edu/store/.
For more on Kentucky Author Day, visit http://www.josephbeth.com/html/lexeventswk3.html.
Baird graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Radford College in Virginia. She holds advanced degrees from the Woman's College (UNC-Greensboro) and Eastern Kentucky University. At Centre, where she taught for more than 40 years, she started and directed the women's sports programs. Baird coached women's basketball, field hockey, and tennis. She was founder of two college women's athletic conferences. She retired at the end of 1999 as professor and chair of health and human performance and associate director of athletics.
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