Loyola University Maryland’s Center for the Humanities and the Mount Saint Agnes College Alumnae Association welcome Sheilah Kast, host of WYPR’s Maryland Morning, to present the 24th Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture, “Journalism, Social Media, and Social Value,” on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall on the University’s North Charles Street campus.
On WYPR’s Maryland Morning, Kast interviews newsmakers, policymakers, business leaders, academics, authors, and others who influence the politics, economy, and creative life of Maryland. Throughout her career as a journalist she has hosted two interview programs on PBS, covered the White House as a reporter for ABC News, and hosted NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Kast accompanied her husband, Jim Rosapepe, during his time as U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1998 to 2001, gaining unique access to a people facing the challenges of a society in transition. The couple’s experiences there inspired a travel memoir, Dracula is Dead: How Romanians Survived Communism, Ended It, and Emerged Since 1989 as the New Italy.
Founded in 1985 and named in honor of the late Sr. Mary Cleophas Costello, RSM, former president of Mount Saint Agnes College, which joined with Loyola University Maryland in 1971, the Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture features addresses by prominent women who embody the ideals Sister Cleophas espoused, including scholarship, leadership, and artistic ability. Previous Sister Cleophas Costello lecturers have included author Amy Tan, poet Maya Angelou, and musician Mary Chapin-Carpenter.
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