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New book shines light on women’s history and their impact on the University of Kentucky

By University Press of Kentucky, Whitney Hale and Danielle Donham Special to KyForward In 1880, 43 women walked into the president’s office at the University of Kentucky and signed the student register, becoming the first female students at a public college in the Commonwealth. For them, gaining admittance was only the beginning. While men outnumber women five to one in Professor James White’s...

Kentucky Artisan Center invites artists to submit entries for ‘Women of Influence’ exhibit

Kentucky artists are invited to submit works for consideration in the exhibit “Women of Influence: Celebrating the Year of the Woman” to be held at the Kentucky Artisan Center June 14 through Oct. 31. Declared the “Year of the Woman,” 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the United States’ 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote. This...