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About Midway Midway | Midway Midway - 4 views

  • Midway Midway, formerly the Kentucky Female Orphan School, was the dream of Dr. Lewis Letig Pinkerton, a young physician and minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Together with James Ware Parrish, the Midway Christian Church elder who raised the funds necessary to open the school, they joined with other progressive thinkers to launch a revolutionary educational experiment. In antebellum Kentucky, the few girls who received formal education were taught to read only because it was considered necessary for their role as mothers. When they reached adulthood, they would read the Bible to their children. Female orphans were rarely offered even this meager amount of schooling. Without education or parental support and concern, the most many could hope for was a lifetime of drudgery as a maid or laborer. The liberal arts curriculum and career preparation proposed by Dr. L. L. Pinkerton was a comprehensive solution to this tragic situation, and the benefits reached far beyond the individual girls who attended the school. Dr. L. L. Pinkerton’s dream became a reality as Midway-educated teachers went forth to share their learning with youngsters throughout the state and region. In the years since its inception, the institution has evolved to meet the educational needs of women while preserving the goals and standards of its founders. Today, Midway Midway has achieved its goal of excellence in education, providing advanced instruction in a broad range of subjects based upon a strong liberal arts curriculum. The campus and programs have grown with the school’s enrollment, yet many of the traditional ideals Midway was founded on have remained constant. The Midway's affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) remains strong and many members of the student body are active members of Christian Church congregations.
  • This academic balance remains true to Dr. L. L. Pinkerton's vision, and is as carefully structured to enrich today's student as was the original curriculum in pre-Civil War times.
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    Great picture of some female students. Also a description of a females education, or lack of, in antebellum KY.
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Woodford County: Midway Political Forum Oct. 7 - Neighbors - Kentucky.com - 0 views

  • The Midway Woman's Club and Midway Midway will present Midway Political Forum from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Duthie Auditorium of Midway Midway's Anne Hart Raymond Center. Invitees include candidates for city council, mayor and magistrates of Midway; 56th District state representative, U.S. House of Representatives (Ben Chandler and Andy Barr) and U.S. Senate (Rand Paul and Jack Conway).
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    Had I found this sooner I would have joined. My reason for posting this is to show that the Midway Woman's Club is still very active and affiliated with Midway Midway.
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Midway Living History Day 2009 - 0 views

  • Herman Farrell, assistant professor of theater at UK and a Midway resident, introduced the reading of the 1933 Midway Pageant. Brenda Jackson (left) read the parts of Chroniclers #VII and VIII. Her mother, Cora Emma Washington, played the role of the 'Spirit of the Past'.
  • Brenda Jackson (left) read the parts of Chroniclers #VII and VIII. Her mother, Cora Emma Washington, played the role of the 'Spirit of the Past'.
  • Helen Rentch (left), as the 'Spirit of Midway', prepares to pass the torch to the 'Spirit of the Future'. Also appearing here - Leslie Penn, Pam Thomas, Blythe Jamieson, Phil Dare, and Cora Emma Washington, the 'Spirit of the Past'.
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  • Betty Ann Voigt pays tribute to her best friend.
  • Miss Parrish is a pioneer in women’s sports and the author of “Outstanding Kentucky Women in Sports”. She was inducted into the Centre College Sports Hall of Fame in 1941. She was a faculty member and coach at College College for nearly 40 years. The College’s most prestigious annual athletics award is named the “Margaret Ware Parrish Athletic Award”
  • Brenda Jackson shows Bob Rathbone pictures from the three African-American churches in Midway. Brenda also showed photographs and documents from Midway's African-American schools.
  • Helen Rentch (seated) shares her collection from Parrish Hill Farm with Nancy Dare.
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    Here are some pictures of a few people that I have been given contact information. Miss Parrish past October 1st, 2010. She was the great grand daughter of co-founder of the Kentucky Female Orphan School James Parrish.
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    The 2010 Midway Living History Day is Sat. October 30th from noon to 4:30pm.
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President's Message - 0 views

  • President Handley laid before us a challenging vision: "Enhance the opportunities for women in mathematics, science, and technology through the construction of a state of the art Mathematics, Science, and Technology Center, and enhance our service to adults seeking accelerated degree completion programs."
  • Throughout the life of this institution one question has remained and ultimately been asked of each generation. The question, answered differently through the years, is
  • "How can we best meet the needs of women in Kentucky through education?"
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  • We are a diverse institution poised to deepen our mission of service to underserved women and men in Kentucky.
  • Moreover, it is appropriate today to remember as well the generations of young women and now men who have sought better lives under instruction from capable, caring faculty. A legacy of caring at Midway Midway is personified in our third century of service by many of our employees. Over the course of the last four years Dr. Handley and I have been privileged to meet many of our graduates both near and far. I recall one such meeting with a brilliant woman on the West Coast who graduated from here several decades ago when the school was operating as the Kentucky Female Orphan School. I remember thinking, this woman must have left Midway and pursued a Bachelor's degree and then on in academe. But no she hadn't. She left here upon completion of grade 12. Here she had been exposed to the best of literature, and was required to take advanced instruction in mathematics, and composition. Midway faculty worked diligently to prepare women such as she because they had no safety net other than their ability to think. We serve many students in this same circumstance today and our faculty is just as diligent and committed as they were the past two centuries. To all of our alumni, I say we will keep the faith, and require much of our students academically. We will also strive to engender character, character that counts and give expression in servanthood to humanity. We will retain the character of our pedagogy as a Women's Midway while continuing to expand our accelerated degree programs for adults.
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    I think our group project is going to find our service learning mission within this letter.
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http://mdwc.elearnportal.com/info/info_main.cfm - 0 views

  •  Midway Midway, formally the Kentucky Female Orphan School was the brainchild of Dr. Lewis Letig Pinkerton, a young physician and minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Together with James Ware Parrish, the church elder who raised the funds necessary to open the school, they joined with other progressive thinkers to launch a revolutionary educational experiment.
  •  In antebellum Kentucky, the few girls who received formal education were taught to read only because it was considered necessary for their role as mothers. When they reached adulthood, they would read the Bible to their children. Female orphans were rarely offered even this meager amount of schooling. Without education or parental support and concern, the most many could hope for was a lifetime of drudgery as a maid or laborer. The liberal arts curriculum and career preparation proposed by Dr. Pinkerton was a comprehensive solution to this tragic situation, and the benefits reached far beyond the individual girls who attended the school. Dr. Pinkerton�s dream became a reality as Midway-educated teachers went forth to share their learning with youngsters throughout the state and region.
  •  The campus and programs have grown with the school�s enrollment, yet many of the traditional ideals Midway was founded on have remained constant. The Midway's affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) remains strong and many members of the student body are active members of Christian Church congregations.
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Midway Midway - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article - 0 views

  • school motto Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself,
  • educated girls orphaned by epidemics and the harsh existence of early Kentuckians.
  • has served, at various times, as a elementary and high school, a junior college, and since 1989, a fully accredited baccalaureate-granting institution.
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  • Dr. Lewis Letig Pinkerton, a physician and minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), spearheaded the effort to start the first school in the United States to educate orphaned girls.
  • Originally training women to be teachers or homemakers
  • Alma Mater (School Song) Here banded together, dear Old Alma Mater Secure in our heritage by old girls bequeathed, Led by their conquests and the future offered, We trust to thy wise guidance, thy voice of wisdom heed, We trust to thy wise guidance, our youth and its need. Then forth from thy doors, dear Alma Mater send us, All ready to honor thee wher'ere we may be, Strong in self-knowledge, wise in understanding We sing now to thy glory, our strength thy victory, We sing now to thy glory, we offer to thee. Original words by Lucy Peterson, 1906-1962,
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    The sign that is on the front of Pinkerton Hall today, At Midway Midway
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    Pinkerton Hall today, Midway Midway..The original building of the Female Orphan School
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This Months Issue - KentuckyLiving Magazine - Kentucky Living - 0 views

  • According to the last known history of the Kentucky Female Orphan School, written by Harry Giovannoli and published in 1930: “…for a long period prior to 1850, when a well-planned common school system was inaugurated, and in fact for many years afterward in remote sections of the State, thousands of children capable of becoming part and parcel of the bone and sinew of the Commonwealth were denied the poorest educational advantages.”
  • Females were routinely excluded and orphan girls had virtually no hope of breaking through the social barriers until the arrival of Lewis Letig Pinkerton—“the young physician, evangelist, and educator, who had surrendered promises of a brilliant professional career in another State to come to Kentucky…to preach the unsearchable blessings of the gospel to rich and poor alike.”
  • Rev. Pinkerton, minister at Midway’s first Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), dared to dream a dream of reaching out to female orphans to prepare them mainly for careers as teachers, heretofore underpaid and all too often poorly prepared. Rev. Pinkerton and other residents of the little town of Midway and Woodford County successfully waged the campaign to raise the initial funds to meet a challenge that would inspire others for the next 157 years.
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  • There’s a tradition at graduation, which connects the generations. Candles are lit and floated along Lee Branch, the little stream at the foot of Mount Hope. All those whose candles remain lighted and pass beneath the little bridge on the Pathway to Opportunity will have their wishes granted.The symbolism is important, but the reality lies in hard work, inspired administration, and a Commonwealth that understands true value.The Midway Midway tradition is as bright as a lighted candle for all those who strive for excellence, fountain for larger streams.
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Rosenwald, Julius - 0 views

  • He is best known as a part-owner and leader of Sears, Roebuck and Company, and for the Rosenwald Fund, which donated millions to support the education of African Americans and other philanthropic causes in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • Over the course of his life, Rosenwald and his fund donated over $70 million to public schools, colleges and universities, museums, Jewish charities, and black institutions. The school building program was one of the largest programs administered by the Rosenwald Fund, contributing over $4 million in matching funds to the construction of over 5,000 schools throughout America. These schools became known as "Rosenwald Schools."
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    Midway Woman's Club participated in community programs offered by the Sears and Roebuck company.
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