The University Honors
Program provides enriched educational opportunities to
academically talented, promising, and motivated undergraduate
students at KU.
alumna Anne Wallen joins Honors Program
Anne Wallen speaks several
languages, so she knows many different ways to describe her joy at
the opportunity to come work for the University Honors
This is how she chooses to explain
it: "I felt like the skies opened when I saw the job posted here at KU."
While most KU students were off enjoying
their summer break, Hannah Sitz, a KU Honors Program junior from
Andover, was working at a demanding, full-time, 10-week internship
in Kansas City.
The Coro Kansas City Summer Internship in
Public Affairs is conducted in conjunction with Park University, and
its purpose is to develop community leaders by exposing them to five
sectors: business, government, labor, media and non-profit organizations.
Graham helps Honors Program "distinguish"
English professor Maryemma Graham first
became involved with the University Honors Program as a "talent
scout" of sorts, identifying students who might benefit from the
"Inevitably, when I would encourage
students to try the Honors Program, they would say, 'This is what I
needed,'" says the newly minted University Distinguished Professor.
Dr. Alicia Arbaje returns for alumni
Being a medical doctor requires
disciplinary focus and a targeted scientific approach. But Dr.
Alicia Arbaje says it also requires a broad understanding of people
and science's effects on them.
Dr. Arbaje, M.D. and master of
public health from Yale Medical School and a University Honors
Program alumna, is assistant professor of medicine and associate
director of transitional care research in the Division of Geriatric
Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University School of
Medicine. She is returning to the Honors Program on Saturday, Oct.
27 to present an alumni lecture.
The University of Kansas Honors Program, Nunemaker
Center, 1506 Engel Road, Lawrence, KS 66045