News

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.
McConnell Scholar joins Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations
(Sept. 17, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jeremy Ball ('17) was awarded a one-year membership to study foreign policy.
Alumnus shares civic-mindedness with Boy Scouts
Sam Whittaker ('15), of Paducah, Ky., is serving as Program Area Director for Citizenship and Personal Development for Camp Crooked Creek in Shepherdsville, Ky.,
26 Kentucky high schoolers participate in Young Leaders Academy
(June 18, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The McConnell Center hosted its annual Young Leaders Academy June 14 to 17 at the University of Louisville.
Scholars selected to attend West Point conference on inequality
(Sept. 15, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two McConnell Scholars have been invited to participate in West Point Academy’s Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA).
Center celebrates Constitution Day with debate, cupcakes and pocket Constitutions
(Sept. 11, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Thursday, Sept. 17, marks the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting
(Sept. 10, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Scholars gathered to discuss and consider the role of statesmanship, citizenship and constitutionalism in ancient and modern times.
Senior Scholar Profile: Victoria Allen
(Sept. 15, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Meet Victoria Allen, a senior McConnell Scholar from Auburn, Ky.
Center welcomes 22 to Teacher Scholars Program
(Sept. 2, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Twenty-two social studies teachers have been named to the the McConnell Center’s prestigious year-long Teacher Scholars Program.
Teachers to consider role of religion at American Founding
(Aug. 13, 2015) Kentucky social studies teachers are invited to attend a fully-funded four-day professional development conference in Boston. Applications are due Oct. 15.
Scholars earn top summer internships
(July 29, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - From Louisville to DC, several UofL students have spent the summer interning for local and national governmental and political offices.
Archivist celebrates 40 years in profession
(June 23, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Deborah Skaggs Speth celebrates distinction in her field of work.
Alumnus wins scholarship to study in Paris
(June 23, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Arsh Haque will spend the next two years in Paris on a full scholarship.
Scholars complete honors theses
Four 2015 graduates of the McConnell Scholars Program successfully passed their senior honors theses this spring.
Lalata completes highest number of service hours
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) May 18, 2015— McConnell Scholar Diana Lalata ('17) records 189 service hours for 2014-2015.
Robinette earns Paul J. Weber Mentoring Fellowship Award
(May 4, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholar Danielle Robinette will pursue a graduate-level teaching degree at UofL in the fall.
Two Teacher Scholars Program participants recognized for excellence
(May 4, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ky. social studies teachers Carmen Thompson and Sonya Gardner have been recognized for excellence in civic education.
Scholars selected as Harvard IOP National Campaign Ambassadors
(May 5, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two McConnell Scholars will direct a year-long campaign on sexual assault prevention and response at the University of Louisville.