Civics in the News

Teachers complete 7-month program on Plato's 'Republic'
(July 6, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Video, essay contest for Kentucky middle, high students
(May 1, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
New York Times bestselling author featured in final spring lecture
(April 13, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Young Leaders Academy canceled, new online resources available
(April 6, 2020) LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Due to Covid-19, the McConnell Center's Summer Young Leaders Academy has been canceled.
March 24 event to be held virtually, registration required
(March 12, 2020) By GlyptusAnn Grider Jones
Applications available for annual Young Leaders Academy
(Jan. 31, 2020)
Highlands High, Eastside Middle win annual We the People civic competition
(Dec. 10, 2019)
Center welcomes two new staffers
(June 24, 2019) Natalie Smith and Connor Tracy join Center staff.
McConnell Center talks examine American political life and culture
(Aug. 14, 2018) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All events are free and open to the public.
New exhibit features timeline, spoofs of Senator McConnell’s political career
(July 12, 2017) By Matt Lambert, UofL Office of Communication & Marketing
McConnell Center Teacher Scholar named James Madison Fellow
(May 12, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kendrick Bryan, a social studies teacher at LaRue County High School in Hodgenville, was recognized by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.
Kentucky teachers, students sample college-level economics through new Center collaboration
(March 28, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A new collaboration between the McConnell Center and FreedomTrust will allow Kentucky teachers and students to sample college-level economics and philosophy through lectures, economic experiments and discussion.
Teacher Scholars visit James Madison’s Montpelier
(March 13, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Pair considers the role of the presidency and the U.S. Constitution in professional development seminar in Virginia.
McConnell Scholars travel to Harvard to study 2016 election
(Jan. 31, 2017) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Robert Gassman (’18) and Frank Bencomo-Suarez (’18) will participate in the Harvard Institute of Politics’ National Campaign conference
Highlands High School wins Ky. 'We the People' contest, advances to D.C.
(Jan. 26, 2017) 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.
Top social studies teachers accepted to center’s professional development series
(Sept. 22, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Twenty-three Kentucky social studies teachers will participate in the McConnell Center’s Teacher Scholars Program.
McConnell Center celebrates Constitution Day with debate, cupcakes
(Sept. 15, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the University of Louisville's sponsor for U.S. Constitution Day, the McConnell Center invites the UofL and greater Louisville community to join us for a series of events designed to commemorate the 1787 signing of the pivotal document.
McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting
(Sept. 1, 2016) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Scholars consider how friendship among political leaders translates into a politics of statesmanship during periods of political transformations.
Gies earns Madden Award, Deans Citation
(May 5, 2016) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Center civics coordinator graduates with UofL history degree May 14.
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.