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#25Faces: Matthew Webster
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.
Manns receives Henry Clay Cup for Exemplary Service in Civic Education
(April 8, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Social studies specialist honored for career dedicated to improving civic education in Kentucky.
Scholars lead, serve over spring break
(March 18, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – McConnell Scholars lead, study and serve while traveling the country during UofL's spring break.
New York Times bestseller Jay Winik to visit McConnell Center
(March 17, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jay Winik’s free, public talk on “1944: FDR, Statesmanship and the Year that Changed America” will begin at 6 p.m., April 4, at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium’s PNC Club, with a reception and book signing to follow.
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.
Distinguished Speakers
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.