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American Culture

What is so “Super” about the Super Bowl?

The championship game of the National Football League (NFL) is called the Super Bowl. The best way to define the Super Bowl is to call it an unofficial American holiday—imagine Thanksgiving on steroids.It's such a big deal because family and friends gather at houses, bars, and restaurants to watch a game that takes around 4 hours... Continue reading What is so “Super” about the Super Bowl?
American Culture

The Association of American Universities (Infographic)

KU in the AAU The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an association of 62 leading research universities in the United States—including the University of Kansas—and Canada. KU was one of the first members of the AAU, joining in 1909, just nine years after the association was established. As a member of the AAU, the University... Continue reading The Association of American Universities (Infographic)
Student Spotlight, Life at KU, KU Academic Accelerator

Lessons from Saleh AlAmeri’s Progression Ceremony Speech

Progression ceremonies are a bittersweet time for the KU Academic Accelerator Program, because they mean saying goodbye to students as they move into their sophomore year at KU.  But they can also be a time of celebration; and to speak for the student's, Student Leadership Council President, Saleh AlAmeri, addressed the ceremony attendees with a short... Continue reading Lessons from Saleh AlAmeri’s Progression Ceremony Speech
Life at KU, KU Academic Accelerator

CAP: Academic Learning as a KU Student

Academic Learning One of the first dimensions of The Career Advancement Program (CAP) is the Academic Learning program. Academic Learning helps you connect your academics to a career in the real world by exploring the practice and process to becoming a successful professional. Using the T-shaped model is one way you can begin to develop... Continue reading CAP: Academic Learning as a KU Student