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Undergraduate Major:
English

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
An astronaut.  As a kid I grew up in rural central Kansas and could always see the stars at night.  It was such a wonderful sight that I wanted to get closer to them!

My favorite place on campus is…
The Spencer Art Museum.  It’s such a peaceful spot on a busy campus and it’s always good to be surrounded by great art and reflect on it all.

My favorite book:
Probably changes every time I’m asked but the two I always think about are Wendell Berry’s “Jayber Crow” and Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead”

Advice to college students:
Try to go to your professor’s office hours at least once.  It is never a waste of time and often can mean all the difference in how you approach the class and do the work.  Plus it shows that you care about the course.

jtclark@ku.edu
785-864-3500