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Ball, Lalata to spend summer orienting new UofL students(May 13, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshmen McConnell Scholars Jeremy Ball and Diana Lalata will serve as UofL Student Orientation Staffers for Summer 2014.
APPLY NOW: Teacher Scholars Program applications now available for KY educators(May 12, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Applications for the McConnell Center's Teacher Scholars Program are now available for KY educators K-12. The priority conside...
Thomas ('15) spent semester in Morocco studying Arabic and Middle Eastern politics, traveling(May 6, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior McConnell Scholar Joel Thomas spent a semester in Morocco studying Arabic and Middle Eastern politics and traveling thr...
Grout to intern at The Heritage Foundation this summer(May 12, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sophomore McConnell Scholar Kevin Grout has been selected to intern at the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politi...
Smith, Young to intern in Sen. McConnell's DC office(May 5, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore McConnell Scholars Natalie Smith and Mary Elizabeth Young will spend six weeks as legislative interns in the Minority ...
McConnell Scholars elected, appointed to top student leadership positions(May 8, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Next year, several McConnell Scholars will serve in some of UofL's top student leadership positions.
Whitlock interns in KY general assembly(April 16, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholar Ben Whitlock completed a three-month-long student internship in Frankfort.
Haque named McConnell Center 'Debate Series Champion'(April 15, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholar Arsh Haque wins annual debate series in overtime round.
Perry co-edits book on George H.W. Bush presidency(April 2, 2014) - Barbara Perry is a senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center and a non-resident McConnell Center Fellow.
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 trisha.vaughn@louisville.edu 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...