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Pepper ('18) receives Critical Language Scholarship
(March 9, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Anna Cecile Pepper will study Arabic for 10 weeks this summer in the Middle East.
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Distinguished Speakers Series
A reverse chronological list of the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speakers, 1993 to present.
Vance ('17) becomes 6th Scholar elected student body president
(Feb. 24, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Aaron Vance, of Vine Grove, Ky., won last week's campus election with 75 percent of the vote.
#25Faces: Benjamin Moore
The McConnell Center is celebrating 25 years of excellence in higher education in 2016. As part of our yearlong effort to honor those 25 years, we are profiling “25 Faces” of faculty, friends and McConnell Scholar alumni.
#25Faces: Meagan Floyd
(Feb. 9, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Meagan Floyd, a 2013 graduate of the McConnell Scholars Program, is the second in our profile series on "25 Faces" of faculty, friends and McConnell Scholar alumni.
Grout ('16) named Mr. Cardinal
(Feb. 2, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior McConnell Scholar Kevin Grout receives recognition for his leadership, scholarship and service to UofL.
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.