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The AAP Welcomes 25 New Jayhawks to the University of Kansas

On January 4th, our new Jayhawks arrived on campus to move into their new homes on Daisy Hill. Students arrived from China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and India.  Orientation leaders helped the students move into their rooms with a linen pack of necessities and guided them around their room to make sure... Continue reading The AAP Welcomes 25 New Jayhawks to the University of Kansas
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
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

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
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, KU Academic Accelerator

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
Life at KU

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
College Tips, American Culture, Life at KU

Students Learn the Rules of American Football & Experience First Tailgate

To an American college student, there are many reasons why the fall season is a favorite of seasons, the school year begins, the changing leaves paint the campus in beautiful colors, the weather is cooling down, typically after a very hot summer, and American football season begins. The rules of the game can be confusing... Continue reading Students Learn the Rules of American Football & Experience First Tailgate
Life at KU, KU Academic Accelerator

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