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The New Peer Mentorship Program Kicks Off This Fall

A new student-focused initiative is being launched this fall. A Peer Mentorship program that’s purpose is to provide new students with support from the moment they arrive on campus, during new student orientation, and throughout the entire first semester at KU. The Peer Mentors are a team of KUAAP Alumni who want to share their... Continue reading The New Peer Mentorship Program Kicks Off This Fall
American Culture, Life at KU

KU Ranked #26 in Employability in the Nation; How the Career Advancement Program Prepares Students

In more than 100 United States universities chosen by employers, the University of Kansas ranked number 26 in employability in preparing graduates for jobs, according to the Times Higher Education. One of the many ways that KU has earned their top ranking in career readiness for our graduates is through a team effort by the... Continue reading KU Ranked #26 in Employability in the Nation; How the Career Advancement Program Prepares Students
American Culture, Life at KU

KU Awarded Bronze as Top Bicycle Friendly University in the United States

The University of Kansas was awarded a bronze by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly University, joining 164 colleges and universities from across the country. Despite a hilly campus terrain, this was no surprise to our students and staff of this announcement. “KU is a great campus to bike around.  The area... Continue reading KU Awarded Bronze as Top Bicycle Friendly University in the United States
Life at KU

International Jayhawk Festival – Connecting KU’s International Community Together

KU celebrated its second annual International Jayhawk Festival at Daisy Hill Commons, a central location in the residence halls that reach more than one thousand students living in the residence buildings. It is estimated that more than nine hundred participants entered Daisy Hill Commons for the festival and they were greeted with an International Jayhawk... Continue reading International Jayhawk Festival – Connecting KU’s International Community Together
Shaohuan Hu
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Student Spotlight: Shaohuan Hu

Name: Shaohuan Hu Country of Citizenship: China AAP Program: AAP3; Progressed Major: Biology Why did you choose to study abroad?  I think the academic education for biology is better in the U.S. than in China. It's more developed. Also, there is more freedom in choosing your courses that you are interested in. What was your first year like... Continue reading Student Spotlight: Shaohuan Hu
American Culture, Life at KU

Student Ambassadors and Peer Mentors Help Students Feel at Home at KU

Our student ambassadors and, now since beginning of August, our peer mentors, who are progressed students from the AAP, have helped students minimize culture shock and build a connection to campus life and the Lawrence community through our Peer Mentorship Program. “Our Student Ambassadors are student leaders at KU and are an important part of... Continue reading Student Ambassadors and Peer Mentors Help Students Feel at Home at KU
Student Spotlight, Life at KU

Student Spotlight: Oluwabusola Carrena

Meet one of our current students to learn more about her first year at KU in the Academic Accelerator Program: Name: Oluwabusola Carrena Country of Citizenship: Nigeria AAP Program: AAP3; Progressed Major: Psychology; Pre-Med Why did you choose KU?  After high school I looked into some colleges and Universities but I chose the University of Kansas... Continue reading Student Spotlight: Oluwabusola Carrena
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Student Spotlight: Abdullah Abdlelah

Meet one of our progressed AAP students to learn more about his first year and a half at KU:   Name: Abdullah Abdlelah Country of Citizenship: Iraq, but resides in the UAE AAP Program: AAP3; Progressed Major: Petroleum Engineering Why did you choose KU? When it came time to decide where to go to college, my... Continue reading Student Spotlight: Abdullah Abdlelah
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Meet the Team: Harry Swartz

Harry Swartz is one of our Student Services Advisors. He holds a Master's degree in Spanish Literature and Bachelor's of Science in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Kansas. As a Student Services Advisor, Harry provides one on one advising for students, helps coordinate the new student orientation, and partners with departments on... Continue reading Meet the Team: Harry Swartz