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Ft. Thomas Highlands team wins state 'We The People' competition
(Jan. 26, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – High School students competed at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center to earn a bid to the national 'We the People' civics competition.
Center co-sponsors documentary on Lincoln’s deep ties to Kentucky
(Jan. 26, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The McConnell Center is one of several sponsors of the film, produced by Witnessing History, LLC.
Batter up: History of Center's Slugger collection
(Jan. 21, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Autographed bat display features lineup of Center's Distinguished Speaker Series.
#25Faces: Founding Director Paul J. Weber
(Jan. 19, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Paul J. Weber, PhD, the founding director of the McConnell Center, is the first in our profile series on "25 Faces" of faculty, friends and McConnell Scholar alumni.
Scholars participate in national conference in D.C.
(Jan. 15, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three freshmen Scholars spend week at nation's capital
Feinn receives 'Readers Choice Award'
(Jan. 15, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Isaac Feinn writes most popular blog on 'The McConnell Center Life.'
Gregg leads civic symposium at alma mater
(JAN 12, 2016) ELKINS, W. Va. — McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg travels to Davis & Elkins College to deliver a lecture on American political institutions.
Center kicks-off 25th anniversary with series on 'Citizens & Statesmen'
(Jan. 7, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American Council of Trustees and Alumni recently named the Center “an oasis of excellence in higher education.”
Year-long invitation to celebrate Center's 25th anniversary
(Jan. 4, 2016) McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg invites students, teachers and the public to join Center's 25th anniversary programs and events.
Scholars help winterize homes through Project Warm
(Nov. 22, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholars participate in their annual group service, Project Warm.
Scholars finish among top 16 teams in regional tourney
Whitlock graduates from Kentucky State Police Academy
(Nov. 24, 2015) FRANKFORT, Ky. - Alumnus Benjamin Whitlock joins Post 3 as a Kentucky state trooper.
Scholars to compete in regional moot court
(Nov. 12, 2015) TAMPA, Fla. – Two teams of McConnell Scholars head to moot court regional competition this weekend.
Abrahamson named Director of Communications for SGA
(Nov. 12, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior McConnell Scholar selected as member of the Student Government Association's Executive Staff.
McConnell Center to host U.S. Sen. Tim Scott
McConnell Scholar studies in Spain
(Oct. 27, 2015) Seville, Spain - Diana Lalata ('17), a member of the World Scholars Program, won a grant to study in Spain for the spring semester.
McConnell Scholars journey through Dante's Hell
(Oct. 23, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Dante Society, led by Dr. Andrew Rabin, allows the McConnell Scholars to explore Dante's Inferno.
McConnell Scholar starts Odyssey chapter at UofL
(Oct. 22, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Macey Mayes, a sophomore McConnell Scholar, launches the local chapter of the Odyssey Online.
Senior Scholar Profile: Kevin Grout
(Oct. 15, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Meet Kevin Grout, a senior McConnell Scholar from Florence, Ky.
Fellow releases new book on Russell Kirk
(Sept. 16, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Non-resident McConnell Center Fellow, Bradley Birzer, PhD, reflects on the life and work of the famous conservative author.