UPIKE hosts Pulitzer Prize winner Pett


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From left, Burton Webb, Ph.D., president of the University of Pikeville, left, and Howard Roberts, dean of the Coleman College of Business, right, welcomed Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist to campus for an event commemorating the Pulitzer Centennial.


Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett sketches during an event at the University of Pikeville commemorating the Pulitzer Centennial.


PIKEVILLE – Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett visited the University of Pikeville recently. The event was in partnership with the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Pultizer Prize Board and was the second stop on Pett’s tour of the state focusing on the Pulitzer Centennial.

A commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, the event focused on Pett’s longstanding career as an editorial cartoonist with the Lexington Herald Leader, the current landscape of editorial cartooning, as well as the affect of winning the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. In addition to speaking with faculty, students and the community at large, a traveling art show with selections of Pett’s Pulitzer-winning cartoons and other pieces was on display.

From left, Burton Webb, Ph.D., president of the University of Pikeville, left, and Howard Roberts, dean of the Coleman College of Business, right, welcomed Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist to campus for an event commemorating the Pulitzer Centennial.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Pett-1.jpgFrom left, Burton Webb, Ph.D., president of the University of Pikeville, left, and Howard Roberts, dean of the Coleman College of Business, right, welcomed Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist to campus for an event commemorating the Pulitzer Centennial.

Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett sketches during an event at the University of Pikeville commemorating the Pulitzer Centennial.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Pett-2.jpgPulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett sketches during an event at the University of Pikeville commemorating the Pulitzer Centennial.

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