Junior Chris Cantwell finds joy in all forms of comedy in his spare time, from stand-up to acting to sketch writing.
Although working as a professor in journalism is only one of the many hats he wears, Peters describes it as the most fulfilling part of any day.
Kathryn King finds time in her busy schedule of work and school to play in the band Spencer Mackenzie Brown.
McGuinness, a father of three, studies biochemistry while also representing nontraditional students in Student Senate and serving as president of the pre-dental society. He will be graduating this year with hopes of going to dental school.
Kira Stahly, a freshman studying elementary education, met Roxy her sophomore year of high school. They've had an unbreakable bond ever since.
Lawrence resident Susan Tabor, who was born blind, works for a service that provides both readings and information to those who are blind, visually impaired or print-disabled.
Monica Carvajal Regidor, a sophomore from San Jose, Costa Rica, currently studies music therapy with an emphasis on clarinet. In the future, she wants to work as a music therapist for patients who have Alzheimer's and dementia.
Peter Zazzali, a theatre department professor with 30 years of experience as an actor, director and scholar, wants to cultivate a new generation of theatre makers in his students. He wants to see work that is creative and progressive, both politically and structurally.
Kala Stroup, a graduate of the University and the last dean of women, has held many positions in higher education and still works with students to make the University an inclusive place.
Deb Teeter has been working in analytics at KU for 45 years. Not only has she changed the way the University handles the data, but she has forever impacted the lives of those that work with her.
Sophomore Rachel Kim is a desk assistant at Corbin residence hall. Kim balances her school work with her 2:30 a.m. weekday shifts.
As owner of the Lawrence The Burger Stand at the Casbah and bistro establishment BonBon, Simon Bates has established himself as a staple in the Lawrence food community.
Rayfield Lawrence has been involved in student activism since he was in high school. Now as a University student, he says he is focusing on making the world more equitable for people of all identities.
After a career in IT, Leslie Soden went after her dream of owning a home, a dog and a garden. She found herself in Lawrence, where she's now the mayor.
Every day is different when you're discovering and cataloguing specimens in the University's Natural History Museum.
Brandi Beeson, a sophomore majoring in illustration and animation, has been popular on social media for her detailed digital portraits that include Kansas basketball's Devonte' Graham.
Even while ROTC students endure physical training and a stringent military lifestyle, two Navy ROTC freshmen said the experience has been beneficial to their college experience. One Air Force ROTC junior even had the opportunity to study abroad in Lithuania.
Growing up, sophomore Jacob Asherman was terrified of tornadoes. Now, he has turned that fear into a passion.
Alison Dover, a senior majoring in photo media, uses her camera to tell a story. She speaks out about social issues through her photos and spreads awareness.
Senior guard Timeka O'Neal has one of the best three-point shooting percentages in Kansas history — but getting there wasn't easy.