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  • Kyle GunbyCommitment and Comedy

    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

  • Alana SimpsonHer Time to Lead

    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

  • Robert Schmidt holding a catFamily Genes

    Discovery Fellow Robert Schmidt follows in aunt’s footsteps while exploring career options. From Decoding Science. Learn More

  • J.D. BowersJ.D. Bowers Named MU Honors College Director

    J.D. Bowers has been named Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri. Bowers has been Associate Vice Provost for University Honors at Northern Illinois University (NIU) since 2013. He will begin his new position on August 1. Learn More

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Wade Dismukes

Wade Dismukes

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

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