Telling Kentucky's Story

2018 High School Master Class

2018 KBF High School Master Class
Friday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park
Free and open to 300 students in grades 9-12, but registration is required
FREE Lunch included

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST IF ANOTHER SCHOOL DROPS OUT.


The 2018 KBF High School Master Class will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena on Friday, November 16th from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
In celebration of Kentucky native Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men, Kentucky Humanities has partnered with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Dr. Jonathan S. Cullick to present a Master Class for high school students. In addition, Dr. Keen Babbage and guest will present on how high school students can prepare their college plans.

 


 

"Being Persuaded and Being Persuasive: How to Use Language Effectively and Ethically"
Dr. Jonathan S. Cullick will present a 45-minute Master Class to teach students how to analyze persuasive language and be better writers of persuasion. The emphasis will be on the importance of respecting one’s audience and using language ethically. Dr. Cullick will begin by connecting the writing currently done by students to some basic principles of rhetoric. Using examples of political speech from the novel All the King’s Menand from current events, he will show students how knowing rhetorical principles can empower them to analyze speech that is intended to persuade them. He will conclude by offering students several easy-to-remember tips or "rules” that they can use in any of their own writing – in their school papers or on social media to be persuasive and, more importantly, to promote civility.

About the Master: Dr. Jonathan S. Cullick is professor of English and former chair of the English Department at Northern Kentucky University. He teaches courses in English teacher preparation, advanced grammar, and writing. He is the author of several books includingReligion in the Twenty-First Century: A Longman Topics ReaderandMaking History: The Biographical Narratives of Robert Penn Warren, as well as articles on William Faulkner, Walker Percy, Robert Penn Warren, and other southern and American writers and topics. His most recent book, Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men: A Reader’s Companion, was released in 2018 from the University Press of Kentucky and is the recipient of a Faculty Spotlight on Scholarship award from NKU.

Suggested Reading/Preparation: TBD

LUNCH: Participating students and teachers will be provided with a FREE Chick-Fil-A boxed lunch (vegetarian options also available) on site at the Alltech Arena, allowing them to interact with one another and to foster conversation about the experience they shared. Dr. Cullick will also be available to talk with students and answer further questions.



"FOUR VITAL QUESTIONS FOR YOUR COLLEGE PLAN"

Dr. Keen Babbage and guest will discuss four critical questions outlined in Dr. Babbage’s book, Four Vital Questions for High School Seniors, which guides students through a process of thinking about what they have accomplished so far, what they want to do after high school, and how to make that post-high school plan happen!

Dr. Keen Babbage is a man who has spent nearly 30 years as an educator and administrator, working in middle and high school as well as college.


Juwan Page, a 2016 Ashland High School graduate and a junior at the University of Kentucky, will share his experiences of selecting the right college and application process. Juwan gave the 2017 New Student Council Induction ceremony speech during K-Week at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Babbage and Juwan Page will provide insight into the college experience using their own experiences, as well as their expertise as an orientation guide. Program will last 40 minutes.

SHOPPING TIME: While no other authors will be in attendance for the KBF Master Class, there will be a selection of young adult titles available for students to purchase.

SCHEDULE

TIME

ACTIVITY

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

All classes arrive at the venue

10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Master Class with Dr. Jonathan S. Cullick

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Lunch with Dr. Cullick

12 noon – 12:40 p.m.

Presentation from Dr. Keen Babbage

12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Shopping and departure

 

OTHER INFORMATION:
Registration
for the KBF Master Class and applications for travel grants open now and will close when capacity is reached. All educators will be notified as to whether they have been approved for a travel grant by October 1. Schedules, maps, parking instructions, and other details will be mailed to teachers to arrive no later than October 15.

TRAVEL GRANTS: We invite schools to apply for a travel grant to help with expenses and make it possible for students to attend the KBF Master Class. Nine grants of $300 are available to schools that will bring 35 or more students.

BUSES: Parking will be available for buses. Instructions will be sent with the confirmation packet.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 KBF HIGH SCHOOL MASTER CLASS