Be A Jayhawk: Ella Richards, a Jayhawk dedicated to helping people

Majors: Women, gender and sexuality studies major and psychology, business and human sexuality minors. Hometown: Topeka, Kansas What has been your favorite class at KU? And why? I loved my WGSS 101 class. I was expecting a class of 300 people, but found my way to a room of about 20. We were students from different majors, […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Kathleen Meeds interns at a newspaper in Eutin, Germany

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska Majors: English major with German and journalism minors Why did you choose your majors/minors? I’ve always really enjoyed English and German, and I figured I would do the best studying what I have interests in. I decided to minor in journalism as well, because it is a good way to learn to apply what I’m […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Cody Boston mixes film major with DJing

Recent KU film and media studies grad Cody Boston found his home and purpose at KJHK, KU’s student-run radio station. As KJHK’s Multimedia Director, Cody put the skills he learned in the classroom to work, pulling together the popular Thursday night show “Live @ KJHK.” From booking bands, to overseeing the filming, editing and sharing […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Rebecca Rumptz interns at Department of State

A career in the US army sparked Rebecca Rumptz’s passion for international diplomacy. Originally from a small town in Michigan, she joined the Army straight out of high school and spent the next seven years as a soldier working in intelligence analysis.  Assignments in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan, and a period in Washington D.C. fueled her passions further. […]

Split picture: Carson Vickroy running cross country for the university of Kansas, and Carson Vickroy seated in a suit at a weather station

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Carson Vickroy, the World’s Fastest Weatherman

“Take advantage of all the opportunities that you have, while you can.” That’s the advice of self-proclaimed “weather nerd” and aspiring broadcast meteorologist Carson Vickroy. It’s a mantra that he lives by, and one that has brought him happiness and success in pursuit of his dream career. It was when he was in third grade that […]

Picture of Savannah Pine and her graduation hat reading my picture for a diploma

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

Savannah Pine lives and breathes 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 […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Trent Allen interns in Washington D.C.

Hometown: Beloit, Kansas Majors: Political Science & Economics Internship title and company: Office of Postsecondary Education Intern, United States Department of Education What are your responsibilities?  I work full-time, and the majority of my time is spent either conducting research on higher education to be used by my supervisors in their work or reviewing grant materials that have […]

Find Your And: Insia Zufer takes passions from classroom to community

Ask Insia Zufer why she studies biology, and she’ll give you an answer that extends far beyond a passion for fieldwork. By exploring how and why humans, animals and even a blade of grass work, Insia discovers the connections that unite us all to each other, and to the planet. She added minors in psychology and film to gain […]