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Common Cause-born partnership leads to pair of internships

During the spring 2024 semester, when two Friends of the Kaw internships were launched to give honors students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the nonprofit space.

Honors student’s academic development tied to personal interests in art, mentorship

Pharmacy major Sivani Badrivenkata traces the development as a researcher, a mentor, and even an artist can be back to support received during her time in the University Honors Program.

Early development the focus for former interim dean, first-time honors instructor

We chatted with Dr. Colombo, Director of KU’s Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies and former interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, about his personal connection to the honors program, his first-year honors seminar, and the importance of research opportunities.

Honors alumnus caters giving to student needs   

Alumnus and frequent donor to the program Caleb Bobo credits his habit of giving to experiences gained as an undergraduate and his the examples of generosity modeled by his parents.

Alumni help recent grad on road to governor’s office

A position in Governor Laura Kelly's office serves as a pleasantly surprising endpoint to a post-graduate job search for 2023 graduate Caroline Sharp, who was championed by a strong network of fellow honors alumni.

Encouraging far-reaching ideas and nearby adventures 

Connection and fearlessness are values Dr. Nathan Wood brings to his work as an associate professor of history, and ones that informed his role as 2023's University Scholars seminar instructor.

Commonalities key to Phi Beta Kappa’s transition to the honors program

With its emphasis on recognizing academic excellence and providing interdisciplinary experiences for its student members, Phi Beta Kappa has proven a natural partnership with the University Honors Program since January 2022.

Student’s journey begins and ends unconventionally at honors program home  

Offered by KU’s School of Public Affairs & Administration and led by Honors Faculty Fellow Thom Allen, last spring's UBPL 735 Site Planning and Design gave students the chance to rethink Nunemaker Center, the program's iconic home.

Course on culture and health draws students beyond the pre-health population 

GIST 211 Culture and Health, Honors — which cross-lists as AAAS 204 and GEOG 202 — was introduced at KU by Dr. Katie Rhine, an Honors Faculty Fellow and associate professor in the Departments of African & African-American Studies and Geography & Atmospheric Science.

KU Honors staff take on management of Phi Beta Kappa

Responsibilities for KU's chapter of the prestigious liberal arts and sciences honorary society officially transitioned to the University Honors Program in 2022.

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