Library hosts talk on Louise Pound
     2016-07-22      By Media Report    editor@geringcitizen.com
Humanities Nebraska Speaker Evelyn Haller will speak about “Louise Pound, Nebraska Athlete and Scholar: Biography or Living History” at the Gering Public Library on July 28. Her talk is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.

Lincoln native Louise Pound was the Men’s Singles and Doubles Tennis Champion at the University of Nebraska in 1891 and 1892. She excelled in basketball, figure skating, golf, skiing and bicycling as well, and was known to bike one hundred miles in 24 hours.

At a time when women rarely went on to higher education, she excelled, achieving a doctorate in German language. As a professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Pound also coached women’s basketball. She continued in the English department until her retirement in 1945. Pound gained national recognition for her pioneering contributions to the study of American language and folklore.

Humanities Nebraska provides major funding for this program, and receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.

For more information, contact the Gering Public Library at 308-436-7433 or gpl@geringlibrary.org.

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