The 2012 Friends of Morris Library Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, in the Morris Library Rotunda and Hall of Presidents and Chancellors. The reception will begin at 5:30pm and the dinner will start at 6:30pm.
This year's guest speaker is Doug Feldmann.
Doug Feldmann is a professor in the College of Education at Northern Kentucky University and a former professional baseball scout for the Cincinnati Reds, the Seattle Mariners, and the San Diego Padres.
He completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies at Indiana University, his master's degree in Secondary Education at Rockford College, and his bachelor's degree in English and History at Northern Illinois University (where he played baseball and football).
Dr. Feldmann has written extensively on baseball history and the sport's sociological impact on urban and small-town America. He has been a multiple-time nominee for the Casey Award and the Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research. His most current book, Gibson’s Last Stand: The Rise, Fall and Near Misses of the St. Louis Cardinals, 1969-1975, was published in September, 2011.
A former coach of baseball and football at the high school and college levels, Dr. Feldmann lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and has family roots in the Clinton County area of southern Illinois.