Honors students to participate in annual walk up the Hill

Wed, 08/21/2013

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Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett
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LAWRENCE — Continuing long-standing KU tradition, the incoming class of 400 University Honors Students will walk up the Hill at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, as part of the University Honors Convocation and breakfast in the Kansas Union ballroom.
 
The Honors Convocation is the occasion for first-year students to convene to be officially welcomed to the Honors Program community and to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. Students will have the chance to meet current students as well as their Honors Freshman Seminar instructors and honors advisers.
 
Dean Danny Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will give the welcome address followed by remarks from Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, director of the University Honors Program and professor of psychology.
 
Professor James Carothers, founding director of the Mount Oread Scholars Program, who began the tradition of the walk up the Hill, will give a presentation on KU history and traditions. The symbolic walk up the Hill will follow Carothers’ talk.
 
Upon reaching the Campanile, the students will be given the tassel to be worn on their mortar boards as members of the graduating class of 2017 when they walk down Mount Oread to celebrate their academic accomplishments on Commencement.
 



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