It was the Friday before Spring Break when Helen Bass was summoned to a meeting with the Office of Service-Learning staff. Awaiting her arrival to the second floor of Lowry Hall were MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley, College of Arts & Science Dean Michael O’Brien and Professor of Economics Jeff Milyo. They were there to make a special announcement: Bass had been selected to receive the Mark Twain Fellowship. Learn More
On Wednesday night, he’s a stand-up comedian on a small stage, looking out at the shadowed faces of fellow Mizzou students and joking about life’s trivial problems. By Thursday morning, he’s back to hitting the school books, running his new business, attending organization meetings, working at MOJO Ad and giving tours to prospective Mizzou students. Learn More
Of the colleges and universities Alana Simpson applied to, the University of Missouri was not one she enthusiastically considered. Having grown up just 20-minutes from the MU in campus in Ashland, Missouri, Simpson wasn’t interested in attending a university so close to her hometown. However, she applied anyway. Learn More
Discovery Fellow Robert Schmidt follows in aunt’s footsteps while exploring career options. From Decoding Science. Learn More
Wade Dismukes’ experience in research at MU began before the first day of school.
A recipient of the Hughes Research Apprenticeship his freshman year, Dismukes was getting laboratory safety training a week before the rest of the class arrived in Columbia. Learn More
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
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