On Tuesday, May 17th, ESPNW writer and columnist Kate Fagan came to the University of Oregon to discuss her story Split Image. The hour-long event in the Jaqua auditorium was free and open to the public to discuss the story of Madison Holleran, who was a runner for Penn State and committed suicide in 2014.
Though the event was focused on Fagan, she asked the audience feedback about the way she wrote and reported Holleran’s story. The audience had multiple questions about reporting on mental illness along with her stylistic choices included in her story.
Fagan also spent time with the UO AWSM board earlier that day to give advice about the time she has spent as a writer and on camera. The entire board had the opportunity to ask her one-on-one questions and discuss other components of Kate’s work.
Our own Vice President, Gabby Urenda, also scored a one-on-one opportunity to interview Fagan for DuckTV Sports. The full interview is available on Youtube and discusses Fagan’s memoir about her experience in college coming out as a Lesbian in a team led by born-again Christians.
UO AWSM would have also not had this great opportunity without the sponsorship from Oregon Athletics, the Women’s Center and the School of Journalism and Communication sponsoring her event and stay.
Make sure to look out future events put on by UO AWSM and other great sponsors for the next school year!