Student and Academic Life

SAB Presents Kate Fagan

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2018) — The Student Activities Board in collaboration with the Office of LGBTQ* Resources will present Kate Fagan as a part of University of Kentucky’s Pride Week. Make your way to Memorial Hall 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, for an interactive session with Kate Fagan.

Fagan recently wrote a book titled "What Made Maddy Run," which tells the compelling story of Maddy Holleran, a high-achieving athlete living a seemingly perfect life who committed suicide. Holleran's story shook her university and brought attention to the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness.

Kate Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for espnW,, amd ESPN The Magazine. She is also a regular panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn" and can be seen on "Outside the Lines." Previously, Fagan spent three seasons covering the 76ers for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“I am so excited to bring Kate Fagan to campus to discuss very serious issues affecting college students,” stated Aiko Lovejoy, the Student Activities Board (SAB) director of Engaging Issues. “The work Kate Fagan has done to bring light to issues surrounding suicide, mental health and social media through Maddy Holleran’s story is one that will resonate with a lot of people on campus.”

Tickets are free to community members and students with valid UK Student ID. They are available at the Student Involvement Ticket Office located within Bowman’s Den at 220 Avenue of Champions and online at Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The third annual University of Kentucky Pride Week is April 9-14. Join the Office of LGBTQ* Resources for a week full of events ranging from mixers and games to discussions and drag. All events are open to the public. Donations for the Big Blue Pantry are accepted at all events.

The Office of LGBTQ* Resources at UK is the central hub for accessing information, groups, and services related to diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Its mission focuses on three core pillars of education, advocacy and community building. The office is actively engaged in supporting student organizations, offering professional development opportunities for campus groups, and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals from many walks of life.

SAB brings more than 60 entertaining, educational and enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends to the University of Kentucky annually. These programs are designed to enhance the college experience for students, faculty, staff and the greater Lexington community. Connect with SAB at, follow them on Twitter at, or like them on Facebook at For more information about SAB and events, email

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