Angie Klink

West Lafayette Public Library

Purdue currently has a “Dean of Students,” as many colleges do. But in the early part of the 20th Century, it had a “Dean of Women” – a position held, in succession, by several women who shaped both the job and the way female students were seen at the school.

That position is the subject of Angie Klink’s book “The Dean’s Bible,” which itself is the subject of this week’s book review by West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel.

The life of Kirby Risk is quite a story.  Angie Klink tells us much about this successful local businessman, husband, father, son, community leader who grew up and raised both his family and his business in Lafayette. And as we learn more about Kirby Risk, we learn too about Purdue and Lafayette as the town, the University, and the man both grew and flourished from the 1930’s into the 1970’s and beyond.

Interview with the author of "Kirby's Way"

Dec 12, 2012

WBAA's Kristin Malavenda interviews Lafayette native and author, Angie Klink, about her book "Kirby's Way: How Kirby and Caroline Risk Built Their Company on Kitchen-Table Values."