Why I Give: Professor’s admiration for ‘Moby-Dick’ steers gift

Elizabeth Schultz, professor emerita of english, shares her history with novel that influenced her career, professorship fund. Reading Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick” for the first time in college in 1957, I found myself plunged into a new world of language and thought. A decade later, teaching Melville’s novel for the first time at KU, I realized […]

Constructive development: ‘Collaborative collisions’ at heart of new facilities for teaching, research

By Joel Mathis What do you call the once-in-a-century redevelopment project that is adding and revamping hundreds of thousands of square feet of classroom and laboratory space to the University of Kansas campus? Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has a word for it: “Transformative.” “Together, these projects have transformed the university,” she said during a November ceremony […]

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 […]

Gabriel Alaniz, KU senior

Graduation Profile: An accidental Jayhawk learns to shine behind the scenes

Four years ago Gabe Alaniz never would have agreed that a liberal arts degree at a large, research university would be the best place to study theatre. Now? This accidental Jayhawk wouldn’t change a thing. First-generation college students face numerous challenges when arriving on a college campus. Alaniz, a senior from Overland Park, faced the […]

On the Boulevard

Why did you choose your major? Chelsea Whiteside, senior majoring in applied behavioral science major and minoring in sociology “I chose to major in Applied Behavioral Science because I absolutely love children and working with them was, of course, exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I actually started out […]

Video production club revived by film student

Wanting to provide film students with the opportunity to collaborate and gain experience on film projects, an ambitious and talented film and media studies student has revived the video production club, Filmworks. Savannah Rodgers, an Olathe junior, worked on film projects independently before a desire for collaboration sent her seeking information on the defunct club […]