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Gregg to defend the electoral college on 'Kentucky Tonight'
(Nov. 12, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, is a featured panelist on KET's 'Kentucky Tonight.'
Fellow writes book on political matriarch Rose Kennedy
(Nov. 12, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Barbara A. Perry, a political science professor at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, is the author of 'Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch.'
Gregg delivers lecture on Washington, statesmanship at University of Cincinnati
(Nov. 14, 2012) CINCINNATI, Oh. - Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center, lectured on 'The Temptation of Washington and the Birth of Constitutional Statesmanship' at the University of Cincinnati's Taft House.
Alumni News: Rickett joins Congressman Rogers' staff
(Dec. 4, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Shannon Rickett ('02), a McConnell Scholar alumna, joins Hal Rogers' (KY-05) staff as a field representative.
Scholars earn bid to national moot court tournament
(Dec. 10, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Seniors Tyler Bosley and Meagan Floyd will represent the McConnell Scholars Program and University of Louisville at national competition next month.
Spring lecture series continues to 'reTHINK' big ideas
(Dec. 17, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center will offer a series of public talks this spring designed to get people to reconsider big ideas and challenge basic assumptions about American life.
High school essay contest announced
(Feb. 14, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Civic Education Program's essay contest focuses on 'roots and reform'
Gregg to defend electoral college at UK Law Federalist Society
(Feb. 15, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Center director invited to discuss presidential voting later this month.
McConnell Center sponsors Kentucky Council for the Social Studies events
(September 21, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The McConnell Center's Civic Education Program sponsors six lectures on American history.
'Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union' DVD available online
(Sept. 29, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The McConnell Center helps underwrite a 56-minute documentary on Henry Clay and the comprises of 1820, 1833 and 1850.
KET's Bill Goodman goes 'one to one' with Center director
(Oct. 16, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The 30-minute interview will broadcast at 1 p.m., Oct. 16 on KET.
Kentucky students become 'Budget Heroes' at the McConnell Center
(Sept. 30, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Approximately 40 students and teachers from Kentucky high schools try to balance the federal budget using a new web-based simulation game called 'Budget Hero.'
House Speaker John Boehner to visit McConnell Center
(Oct. 14, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - John Boehner, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will give a public talk at the University of Louisville Oct. 31 through the McConnell Center’s fall lecture series. Tickets are required for the free talk and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Director lectures on birth of constitutional statesmanship
(Oct. 11, 2011) CAMOT-MOON, Pa. - Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center, lectures at Robert Morris University.
Politicians must seek 'common ground,' Boehner says
(Oct. 31, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - America’s political leaders need to “recognize that common ground and compromise are not the same things” and work together to address the economic and other challenges that the United States faces.
Center hopes hero book reprint will inspire, teach
(Nov. 3, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Center to give away 50 copies of "Hero Tales from American History" to university students, faculty and staff.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to visit the McConnell Center
(Feb. 15, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Leon Panetta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, will speak March 1 at the University of Louisville's Cardinal Arena.
McConnell Center Survey: Presidential Elections that Shaped America
(Feb. 17, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Lincoln's election shaped America's future more than other U.S. presidential election, according to a national McConnell Center survey.
Sec. of Defense Panetta addresses large crowd at UofL
(March 1, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - By Mark Hebert, University of Louisville's Office of Communications & Marketing
Clay documentary earns 2012 Telly Award
(April 9, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - 'Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union,' a documentary about Henry Clay and the compromises of 1820, 1833 and 1850, has earned a 2012 Telly Award.
Director delivers keynote address at 'American Statesmanship and Constitutionalism Colloquium'
(April 13, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Gary L. Gregg will discuss "The Moral Imagination in Washington's Statesmanship" at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Remembering Captain Dan Utley (1979-2012)
(April 23, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center, shares his memories of Captain Dan Utley, a 2001 University of Louisville and McConnell Scholar graduate who was killed Friday, April 20, while on a training mission in Mali.
Gregg to discuss electoral college on 'Kentucky Tonight' at 8 p.m. EDT
(June 25, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Gregg to discuss electoral college on 'Kentucky Tonight' at 8 p.m. EDT
McConnell Center to host Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
(September 13, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Center to host Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Ticket information for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's lecture at UofL
(Sept. 23, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The McConnell Center has invited people in the Louisville community with ties to Burma to attend Suu Kyi’s talk, but also will make a limited number of tickets available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Center director to defend electoral college at Lafayette College debate
(Oct. 23, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Center director to defend electoral college at Lafayette College debate
Professional development programs to Maryland, Kansas announced for KY teachers
(Nov. 1, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The McConnell Center's Civic Education Program has announced two all-expenses-paid travel opportunities for Kentucky social studies teachers.
Fellow edits volume on Civil War history
(Nov. 8,. 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Thomas Mackey, PhD, a University of Louisville history professor, is the editor of "A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era, Volume 1."
Statement on Veteran's Day
(Nov. 9, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The McConnell Center honors alumni and all military officers on Veteran's Day.
Gregg to defend the electoral college on 'Kentucky Tonight'
(Nov. 12, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, is a featured panelist on KET's 'Kentucky Tonight.'
Fellow writes book on political matriarch Rose Kennedy
(Nov. 12, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Barbara A. Perry, a political science professor at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, is the author of 'Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch.'
Gregg delivers lecture on Washington, statesmanship at University of Cincinnati
(Nov. 14, 2012) CINCINNATI, Oh. - Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center, lectured on 'The Temptation of Washington and the Birth of Constitutional Statesmanship' at the University of Cincinnati's Taft House.
Alumni News: Rickett joins Congressman Rogers' staff
(Dec. 4, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Shannon Rickett ('02), a McConnell Scholar alumna, joins Hal Rogers' (KY-05) staff as a field representative.
Salyer announces departure from the McConnell Center
(Dec. 6, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Malana Salyer served 7 years as the the Civic Education Coordinator at the McConnell Center.
Scholars earn bid to national moot court tournament
(Dec. 10, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Seniors Tyler Bosley and Meagan Floyd will represent the McConnell Scholars Program and University of Louisville at national competition next month.
Spring lecture series continues to 'reTHINK' big ideas
(Dec. 17, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center will offer a series of public talks this spring designed to get people to reconsider big ideas and challenge basic assumptions about American life.
High school essay contest announced
(Feb. 14, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Civic Education Program's essay contest focuses on 'roots and reform'
Gregg to defend electoral college at UK Law Federalist Society
(Feb. 15, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Center director invited to discuss presidential voting later this month.
KET's Goodman interviews McConnell in Center's archives
(Sept. 22, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - 'One to One with Bill Goodman' interview with U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to air on KET tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Director highlights McConnell-Chao Archives in WFPL interview
(June 9, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center, guides WFPL's Gabe Bullard around the McConnell-Chao Archives.
Officials dedicate archives at UofL
(Nov. 11, 2009) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - U.S. Senator and Secretary Elaine L. Chao share a few remarks at the dedication of the McConnell-Chao Archives, which is housed at the University of Louisville.
McConnell-Chao Archives wins four Telly awards
(Feb. 16, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Two films being shown daily at the University of Louisville's Sen. Mitch McConnell and Secretary Elaine L. Chao Archives and Civic Education Gallery have each won two 2010 Telly Awards.
Gregg defends US constitution at UC-Boulder debate
(Sept. 17, 2009) BOULDER, Co. - Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center, defended the Constitution at a Constitution Day debate at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Gregg remembers McConnell Scholar alumni on Veteran's Day
(Nov. 9, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The McConnell Center honors alumni and all military officers on Veteran's Day.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to visit March 25
(Mar. 13, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio to visit the McConnell Center March 25, 2013.
Change of venue for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's March 25 talk
(Mar. 13, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - All tickets have been distributed for the event.
Floyd earns Fulbright ETA to Malaysia
(April 3, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senior McConnell Scholar Meagan Floyd will spend 2013-2014 teaching English language and conversation to primary school students in Malaysia.
Evan Shepherd receives Truman scholarship
(April 19, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville junior Evan Shepherd has been named a 2013 Truman Scholar, a prominent award given to 62 U.S. college students and valued at $30,000.
Scholars bring attention to cancer research, create Relay For Life team
(April 12, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ten Scholars raise more than $700 for the American Cancer Society.
Harvard IOP releases spring 2013 survey of millennials
(May 2, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Center partner shares latest insights from national sample, aged 18-29.
McConnell Scholar graduates prepare for new adventures
(May 3, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The 10 University of Louisville graduates will pursue a variety of graduate degrees and research programs, as well as business opportunities.
Whitlock invited to GEAR UP leadership academy focused on education advocacy
(May 28, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior McConnell Scholar Benjamin Whitlock has been selected for a year-long national program focused on education advocacy.
Scholars complete 1,247 hours of community service
(May 30, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Danielle Robinette, a sophomore McConnell Scholar, earns distinction with the most McConnell Center service hours completed in one year.
Center welcomes newest McConnell Scholars
(Aug. 16, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The McConnell Center welcomes its 21st class of McConnell Scholars.
Pittman to teach English in Japan over summer break
(June 29, 2012) TOKYO, Japan - Junior McConnell Scholar Hunter Pittman will lead English language immersion camps in Tokyo for 48 days.
Scholars earn top political science awards
(April 25, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Four McConnell Scholars received the Louis C. Kesselman and Jean & Eleanor O'Sullivan Awards.
Shepherd earns Henry Clay Scholarship to intern in DC
(May 10, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore Evan Shepherd, of Hopkins County, will study transportation and labor issues this summer in U.S. Senator McConnell's Washington, DC, office.
New Scholar council elected
(April 24, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Tyler Bosley, of Kenton County, was elected by his peers to be the 2012-2013 McConnell Scholar Chair.
Seniors successfully defend undergraduate theses
(April 25, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Three McConnell Scholars at the University of Louisville complete thesis projects.
Waters named 2012 McConnell Center debate champ
(April 12, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore Meghan Waters beat junior Ben Weyman in the championship round.
Shireman studies development in Costa Rica
(Jan. 23, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore oSha Shireman, of Meade County, will study in Costa Rica for the spring semester.
Four head to national moot court tourney
(Jan. 11, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - After a strong performance in regional competition, four McConnell Scholars head to nationals this weekend.
Four scholars to compete in national moot court tournament
(Dec. 5, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - After top performances at regional competition, four McConnell Scholars earn bids to the national moot court tournament. Two others may earn at-large bids.
Weber named to Teach for America Corps
(Nov. 28, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senior McConnell John Weber to teach two years in Nashville's low-income communities.
Moot court team heads to Fla. for regional competition
(Dec. 1, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Teams consider fourth amendment and protected speech cases.
Weber named to food service's national student board of directors
(Nov. 16, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - John Weber, a senior McConnell Scholar, is one of two Kentucky students named to a food service national board.
Pair elected to top offices in local Kappa Delta sorority
(Nov. 14, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bagby and Mahanes elected President of Chapter and Vice President of Standards for UofL's Kappa Delta Sorority.
Scholars named homecoming semi-finalists
(Oct. 17, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Three McConnell Scholars have been named 2011 University of Louisville homecoming court semi-finalists.
Scholars, teachers study in Colonial Williamsburg
(Oct. 7, 2011) WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - McConnell Scholars and Kentucky high school social studies teachers discuss founding documents and leaders in Colonial Williamsburg.
Scholars pursue diverse opportunities after graduation
(July 14, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ten students graduate from the McConnell Scholars Program and prepare for new chapters in their lives.
Center welcomes 10 new scholars
(June 23, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ten students from Kentucky join the McConnell Scholars Program.
Five freshmen earn campus leadership positions
(Sept. 13, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholars join Freshmen LEAD and Task Force Freshman
Scholar considers ways to promote traditional music in Kentucky's highlands
(Sept. 6, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore Meghan Waters spends part of her summer interning in U.S. Representative Geoff Davis's office.
Student published in national magazine
(Sept. 1, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore McConnell Scholar Hunter Pittman publishes an article in The NODA Review.
Four head to national moot court tourney
(Jan. 11, 2012) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - After a strong performance in regional competition, four McConnell Scholars head to nationals this weekend.
Three McConnell Scholars earn international scholarships
(July 22, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hunter Davis, Blake Christopher and Michael Zeller earn international scholarships along with six other University of Louisville students. Nine University of Louisville students, including three McConnell Scholars, have earned scholarships to conduct research, travel abroad and, in some cases, study foreign languages and cultures that are considered critical to U.S. national security.
Scholar receives Boren Scholarship
(June 13, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior Michael Zeller will spend the next academic year studying at Moscow State University in Russia after receiving a Boren Scholarship.
Class of 2012 departs for the People's Republic of China
(May 16, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ten McConnell Scholars embark on a month-long study abroad program.
Shepard wins debate championship
(April 26, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior Ben Shepard wins three matches to secure the championship title.
Senior scholar named queen of the Kentucky Derby Festival
(April 18, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Trisha Maclin, a senior McConnell Scholar majoring in English and political science at the University of Louisville, was chosen by the traditional spin of the wheel April 15 at the 53rd annual Fillies Derby Ball.
Scholar embraces 'service before self' award
(April 7, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholar Alexandra Jenkins is the assistant director for the university's Relay For Life team.
Scholar receives English-Speaking Union scholarship
(April 6 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Blake Christopher, a junior from Estill County, will attend the History, Politics and Society Program at the University of Oxford this summer.
Scholar receives Etscorn International Summer Research Award
(March 28, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore Michael Zeller will use the $5,000 scholarship to research at the Churchill Archives at the University of Cambridge.
McConnell Scholar elected student body president
(March 11, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior Kurtis Frizzell (McLean County) will serve as the 2011-2012 University of Louisville Student Government Association President.
Scholar receives David Hershberg Scholarship for International Study
(March 8, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Michael Zeller receives $2,500 to study Winston Churchill in Europe.
Election Results: McConnell Scholars face off in student body president run-of
(March 7, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Juniors Kurtis Frizzell (McLean County) and John Weber (Jefferson County) are pitted against each other in the University of Louisville's student government run-off elections.
Scholars help local elementary students go green, eat healthy and read
(Feb. 7, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The McConnell Scholars Program has partnered with the Head Start Program at Dawsom Orman Elementary for a semester-long project to help students go green, eat healthier and enhance their reading skills.
Six Scholars advance to moot court nationals
(Jan. 13, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Teams consider Commerce Clause and same sex marriage issues
Scholar named 2011 Kentucky Derby Princess
(Jan. 11, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senior Trisha Maclin, of Marion, will attend more than 70 local events as a Kentucky Derby royal.
Poetry professor leads Scholars through Wendell Berry's work
(March 21, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jeffrey Skinner, a creative writing and poetry professor at the University of Louisville, led McConnell Scholars through a collection of poetry by Wendell Berry, a Kentucky native and famed poet.
New McConnell Scholar Council elected
(Dec. 14, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Five McConnell Scholars selected by peers to lead in 2011.
Scholar combines service and scholarship in Cebu, Philippines
(Dec. 13, 2011) CEBU, Philippines - Alexandra "Alex" Jenkins, a justice administration major from Trigg County, is currently in Cebu, Philippines, with the university's International Service Learning Program.
Scholar performs at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(Nov. 29, 2010) NEW YORK, Ny. - Freshman Melissa Moore plays the piccolo with Eastern High School's marching band
Two Scholars selected for Student Orientation Staff
(Dec. 6, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshmen McConnell Scholars to assist with University of Louisville incoming student orientation and campus tours
Carroll invited to Teach for America
(Nov. 15, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Andrew Carroll, a senior McConnell Scholar from Erlanger, has been invited to teach history and geography for two years at an under-performing school in Nashville.
Four McConnell Scholars advance to national moot court tournament
(Nov. 23, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Four McConnell Scholars from the McConnell Scholar Moot Court Team advance to the national moot court tournament.
10 new McConnell Scholars announced
(Aug. 6, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ten outstanding Kentucky students will join the University of Louisville this fall as part of the McConnell Scholars Program.
Moot court set for regional competition
(Nov. 16, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Six McConnell Scholars to argue commerce clause, same sex marriage at the University of Tampa
Davis wins Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to New Zealand
(Nov. 9, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hunter Davis, a senior McConnell Scholar from Ashland, is one of four students in Kentucky to earn a 2011 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.
Scholar helps bring Bill Clinton to U of L
(Nov. 1, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - John Weber, a junior McConnell Scholar from Louisville, will be part of the welcoming party this evening when former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Jack Conway, Kentucky attorney general and democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, arrive at the University of Louisville campus.