The Mount Saint Agnes College Alumnae Association and Loyola University Maryland’s Center for the Humanities present the 24th Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture
“Journalism, Social Media and Social Value”
Presented by Sheilah Kast
Host of WYPR’s Maryland Morning
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Loyola University Maryland
About Sheilah Kast
On WYPR’s Maryland Morning, Sheilah Kast interviews newsmakers, policymakers, business leaders, academics, authors, and others who influence the politics, economy, and creative
life of Maryland.
Earlier in her career, Kast hosted two interview programs on PBS: Inside E Street, which focused on issues important to those over 50, and This Week in Business, which featured interviews with business leaders, exploration of personal finance trends, and analysis of breaking business news. She also worked as a reporter at ABC News, covering the White House, Congress, and international affairs. She has also hosted National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday, a national magazine show.
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.
About the Sister Cleophas Costello Lecture Series
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.