Find Your And: Savannah Pine broadens horizons to pursue her passion

Savannah Pine lives and breaths history. It’s a passion that has directed her days since she arrived at KU, and she dreams of working as a professor beyond graduation. But her curiosity reaches beyond the boundaries of a history major.  Savannah approaches the past in the same way she lives in the present, seeking connections and […]

Find Your And: Korbin Painter Follows Many Paths Through History

Speaking to Korbin Painter, you are instantly struck by his love for learning about the past. He’s curious about how and why people lived, and the ways they were affected by seismic political changes. These interests led Korbin to a honors thesis researching the lives of lesbian women living under the Nazi regime in Germany, investigating their struggles and […]

Find Your And: October Davis Learns For Her Students

October Davis loves teaching history. It’s her career calling. So when she arrived at KU, she enrolled in the School of Education and began developing the skills, knowledge and experience needed to become a secondary education teacher. And she’s never looked back. But, like so many aspiring teachers October was also passionate about the subject she […]

Meet the CLAS of 2017: Humanities

Our humanities graduates push boundaries, driven by the conviction that anything is possible. They look to the past to understand different ways of living, and to make sense of how change happens and why the world developed the way it did. They interrogate the present, analyzing real problems that affect lives and they propose solutions […]

Love is in the air: relationship advice from the College

Valentine’s Day is here, and love is in the air. Pick-up a glossy magazine, flick a few pages and very quickly, you will find a celebrity sharing their relationship advice with you. Turn on the television, and dating shows like “The Bachelor” will show you the trials and tribulations of finding love in the modern […]

Cool Classes: Magic for Muggles

Still waiting on that invitation to a certain school of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Even at KU, you can still indulge your interest in magic. The College has some recommendations for you. Check ’em out! ENGL 203 Monsters in Literature and Film No promises that your professor will become a mythical creature, but this class will offer […]

Kierstin McMichael

Graduation profile: When opportunity knocks, senior answers

Kierstin McMichael is the definition of busy. Between leadership positions and jobs on campus, reading and studying hundreds of pages a week for her English major, working  with not just one but two distinguished professors, and advising fellow students, she finds little time for sleep, let alone downtime. But being tired is worth it to […]

Evan Traylor, KU senior

Graduation Profile: Setting goals and never looking back

Evan Traylor is the kind of person who goes after what he wants and doesn’t look back. From his first campus tour, Evan knew KU was the right fit – so it was the only college he applied to. He decided on his double major in political science and Jewish studies and minor in leadership […]

Alumni Q&A with Ann Birney, historian and performer

In the decades since her disappearance in the summer of 1937, famed aviator and Kansan Amelia Earhart has continued to captivate the interest of adventurers, historians, Kansans and more. Among her most dedicated fans is alumna Ann Birney, who performs as Earhart in historical monologues delivered across the state and country. Birney’s path to becoming […]

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 […]