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-- New York Times best-selling author Kate Fagan to speak on Oct. 22 --
-- Fagan talks about coming to Hilbert College --
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College announces its seventh annual Hilbert Reads event featuring a presentation by author Kate Fagan on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Hilbert’s Swan Auditorium.
Every year, the Hilbert College Reads committee selects a text and invites the author to present on campus. This year’s selected book is “What Made Maddy Run” by Fagan.
“What Made Maddy Run” was an instant New York Times bestseller and spent one month as the No. 1 New York Times bestseller on the sports list. The 2017 book addresses the important issues of anxiety, depression, and suicide in a perfectionist, social-media driven society. She is also the author of the memoir “The Reappearing Act” about her experience coming out while at the University of Colorado.
Fagan spent seven years as a columnist and feature writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine and as on-air talent for ESPN. Fagan hosted “Outside the Lines” and “E:60” and was a core member of OTL's staple Friday afternoon show, “The Friday Four,” alongside Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap. She also made 150 appearances on ESPN's “Around the Horn,” and served as the show's first female host in 2017.
While at ESPN, Fagan was a founding member of the first all-female national sports radio show, “The Trifecta.” She also co-hosted, on ESPN radio, the national radio show “Will & Kate” with Will Cain, and was a co-host for three years on the popular “FiveThirtyEight” podcast, “Hot Takedown.” Fagan's writing has won numerous awards, including being selected for The Best American Sports Writing.
Before joining ESPN, Fagan spent three seasons covering the Philadelphia 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She also played professional basketball in Ireland and in the NWBL, for the Colorado Chill.
The Hilbert College Reads program is a common intellectual reading experience that engages students and creates a sense of community through cross-disciplinary conversations. All incoming freshmen were given a copy of the selected text.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.
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