Center News

Waters ('14) successfully defends honors thesis(March 28, 2014) Meghan Waters, of Campbell County, Ky., earned summa cum laude distinction by completing the project.
Imel ('14) to join Alabama's clinical geropsychology doctoral program
McConnell Center to host US Sen. Kelly AyotteU.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire will speak at the University of Louisville March 17 as a guest of the university’s McConnell Center.
Teachers to help revive Daniel Boone's legacy in social studies curriculum(Feb. 26, 2014) Professional development opportunity will consider the historical, geographic and cultural legacy of Daniel Boone in the eastern Kentucky region...
Director weighs in on Franklin Opus' presidential survey panel(February 17, 2014) McConnell Center director Gary Gregg, PhD, serves as a senior fellow at Franklin's Opus.
'AP Saturday' canceled 2/15 due to inclement weather(Feb. 14, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - For more information, contact Trisha Vaughn, Civic Education Coordinator, at or call (502) 852-88...
Ft. Thomas Highlands team wins state 'We the People' competition(Jan. 30, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – High School students competed at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center to earn a bid to the national 'We the Peop...
Five McConnell Scholars advocate for higher education(Jan. 28, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Students join the university’s inaugural class of 'Cards in Action' and meet with state officials.
Spencer ('09) named a 2014 New Leaders Council Fellow(Jan. 24, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rudy Spencer, of Louisville, Ky., is one of 15 Kentuckians selected for the 2014 New Leaders Council fellowship.
Scholar volunteers at local food farm(Jan. 3, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar oSha Shireman ('14) sheds light on importance of Louisville's local food movement
Center receives $16,000 for military challenge coin project(Dec. 17, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The generous gifts allow the McConnell Center to send 3,000 military challenge coins to members of the U.S. Army's Third Com...
McConnell Center spring talks to focus on future of democracy in America(Dec. 16, 2013) Four events will consider Alexis de Tocqueville's 'Democracy in America' and its impact on the future of democracy.
Ballard ('04) wins 2013 Winter Griffith Scholarship(Dec. 4, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Alumnus Jonathan Ballard was recently recognized for his work in patient-centered care.
Fall 2013: An update from the McConnell Center directorMcConnell Center Director, Dr. Gary Gregg, recaps the fall semester.
Stewart (’15), cross country team earn conference, regional honors(Nov. 22, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Andrew Stewart ('15) and the UofL cross country team finish the season on a strong foot.
Ball ('17) attends Coca-Cola leadership summit(Nov. 15, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshman Jeremy Ball, a 2013 recipient of the Coca-Cola Scholarship, recently returned from a leadership summit in Atlanta, ...
Wilson ('16) founds non-profit, connects college students with neighbors in need(Nov. 12, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Travis Wilson ('16) is the founder and president of Helping Hands Serving Hearts, Inc., a non-profit orga...
Male High School students donate $2,100 to military coin challenge(Nov. 11, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Students rally to donate gifts to 600 Kentucky soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.
Haque ('15) named SGA student of the month(Nov. 5, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Arsh Haque, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was voted the University of Louisville's November student of the month.
McConnell Fellow translates political science series(Nov. 4, 2013) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Shiping Hua, PhD, serves as editor-in-chief of Chinese language texts.