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The McConnell Connection

Dear friend of the McConnell Center,

Save the date: Feb. 11, 2011. We can't announce the name of our esteemed guest of honor from Washington, D.C., just yet...but you can win tickets. More info »

Public Events

Spring 2011 Calendar of Events

Join us this spring as we unlock Harry Potter's political messages, learn about leadership in the U.S. Senate from key sources and focus on literary leadership. Full calendar of events »

McConnell Scholars New council elected

New council elected

Junior John Weber was elected by his peers to represent the McConnell Scholars Program at campus events and throughout the Commonwealth.

Four other Scholars also serve on the council. More info »

Scholar named KY Derby Princess

Scholar named KY Derby Princess

Senior Scholar Trisha Maclin was named a 2011 Kentucky Derby Princess. More info »

Civic Education Education Gallery open to the public

Education Gallery open to the public

Guided group tours available free of charge. Visitors to the Civics Education Gallery of the McConnell-Chao Archives, located in Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville, can:

► Take a computer-generated citizenship test
► Watch and evaluate campaign commercials with noted experts Michael Barone and Jennifer Duffy
► View an award-winning film on the history of the U.S. Senate narrated by Sen. McConnell
► View "The Promise of America," an award-winning film outlining Elaine Chao's rise from immigrant to member of the President's Cabinet
► Learn essential lessons from American history and our experience under the U.S. Constitution
► See awards, commendations, documents and other artifacts from the long careers of two of the most consequential Americans of the last two decades