3 classes to help you discover the great state of Kansas

Every year, on January 29th, Kansans celebrate Kansas Day, marking the state’s admission into the Union.  But how much do you know about the great state of Kansas? Impress your friends with these three Kansas-themed #CoolCLAS classes offered by departments across the College.   HIST 348 History of the Peoples of Kansas: A survey of culture […]

Faculty Q&A: Paula Fite

Name: Paula Fite Undergraduate Major: Psychology Why did you become a professor? I love research and working with students Why should someone study your subject? It is fun with a host of different career options and you are addressing real world problems Before graduating, every student should: Visit a different part of the world What […]

Faculty Q&A: Brian Donovan

Name: Brian Donovan Undergraduate Major: Sociology Why did you become a professor? I became a professor because it gives me an opportunity for life-long learning about important topics like gender inequality and violence. It allows me to share my passion for those issues with students of all backgrounds. Why should someone study your subject? Sociology gives […]

Faculty Q&A: Don Haider Markel

Name: Don Haider Markel Undergraduate Major: Political Science Why did you become a professor? I never imagined myself as a teacher or mentor, because I started with the notion that I love conducting research and writing. I don’t write well enough to make a living from that, so with the help of some great mentors, […]

Faculty Q&A: Jen Weghorst

Name: Jen Weghorst Undergraduate Major: B.S. Zoology at Miami University. At KU, this would be closest to B.S. Biology—Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology. Why should someone study your subject? If you marvel at the amazing diversity of life on Earth and are eager to understand the mechanisms of evolution behind this diversity, then you would […]

Faculty Q&A: Omri Gillath

Name: Omri Gillath Undergraduate Major: Psychology Why did you become a professor? Because I was always interested in human behavior and wanted to do research. Why should someone study your subject? Because nothing is more fascinating than close relationships (think sexuality, friendships, social networks) Before graduating, every student should: Try to do some research, take a variety […]

Staff Profile: Christina Ruiz, paddler

Christina Ruiz is an accounting specialist for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Shared Service Center and enjoys recreational paddling When did you start kayak/canoeing? Canoeing began for me about 15 years ago. Within that same year I purchased my first kayak. Some people say they are either a “kayak person” or a “canoe person”, but […]