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WORLD AT YOUR TABLE – MONTHLY INTERNATIONAL CUISINE FEATURED AT KU DINING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE AAP

It started as a featured event during International Education week but quickly turned into a permanent monthly dinner feature in all of the KU dining halls thanks to its popularity. The KU dining executive team wanted to have students involved because they wanted the meals to be as authentic as possible since recipes can be... Continue reading WORLD AT YOUR TABLE – MONTHLY INTERNATIONAL CUISINE FEATURED AT KU DINING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE AAP
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Shadowing Professionals Gives Students a Glimpse of Life After Graduation

Students had an opportunity to get a sneak peek of what it could be like in the working world. Six KU Career Accelerator Program students attended a Nonprofit Connect Shadow Day in Kansas City, Missouri, only 45 minutes by car or by bus from Lawrence. Students from more than eleven Kansas and Missouri universities gathered... Continue reading Shadowing Professionals Gives Students a Glimpse of Life After Graduation
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KU Latin American Graduate Organization Highlights the Works of Seven Latin American Women Writers

The University of Kansas has more than 600 student and community organizations registered with the university which allows students to get involved with their interests outside of the classroom. Getting involved in student organizations allows for leadership growth, opportunities for an early start in getting involved in your academic field and career networking, and to... Continue reading KU Latin American Graduate Organization Highlights the Works of Seven Latin American Women Writers
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KU School of Business Wins Design Award

In a recent article by Interior Design Magazine, The KU School of Business was named #4 in Simply Amazing University Building Design. A worthy award thanks to the vision of Provost Neeli Bendepudi, formerly School of Business Dean and Gensler architects. Capitol Federal Hall opened its doors to students during the summer 2016 semester after moving... Continue reading KU School of Business Wins Design Award
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Major Spotlight: Aerospace Engineering is an Award-winning Degree

photo credit to KU MarCom department. Did you know… that since 1980, KU aerospace engineering students have won nineteen first place awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). In fact, KU students have won more aerospace design awards from the AIAA than any other university in the world. Recently, a team of... Continue reading Major Spotlight: Aerospace Engineering is an Award-winning Degree
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High-Achieving AAP Students Gain Acceptance into Prestigious Honors Program

The KU Honors program is one of the oldest and most prestigious public university honors programs in the country. Students have an array of honors courses to choose from, a dedicated advising team, and numerous events and activities to help students grow and develop as scholars. The Honors program is located across from the residence... Continue reading High-Achieving AAP Students Gain Acceptance into Prestigious Honors Program
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KU Alumnus President Juan Manuel Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize

On Friday it was announced that KU Alumnus Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in ending the more than 50 year civil war in Colombia. Our team at the AAP and the rest of the KU community are proud for his recognition. “President Santos never ceases... Continue reading KU Alumnus President Juan Manuel Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize
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Student Service Advisors Engage with Students through Instruction

On a warm, but not overly hot, day on August 22, the steam whistle blew signaling the first day of the fall semester. This also signaled the first day for the KUAAP student service advisors (SSAs) to meet their new students in their Live, Learn, Grow seminar (known at KU as UNIV) that they will... Continue reading Student Service Advisors Engage with Students through Instruction
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KUAAP Welcomed New Jayhawks for the Fall Semester: Orientation Recap

The KUAAP staff were excited to greet new students as they arrived in waves beginning on August 8 and dived into a 10 day KU international new student orientation. We welcomed more than 130 students for the fall semester from ten countries: China, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Haiti, South Korea, India, Colombia, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. Starting... Continue reading KUAAP Welcomed New Jayhawks for the Fall Semester: Orientation Recap