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Unbound Book Festival links honors students to Columbia community

By Jacob Richey The Unbound Book Festival is coming to downtown Columbia April 21-24, 2022 featuring authors familiar to some students in the MU Honors College. Anyone can attend the event for free, but some events require registration. For the first time in two years, it will be back in person. The festival will feature…

Comedy, Drama, History and the French Revolution

Two Honors tutorials bring Lauren Gunderson's play The Revolutionists to the stage and the classroom by MJ Montgomery In a new set of Honors tutorials, theatre, history, and fiction meet in a big way. Two tutorials, taught by Dr. Claire Syler and Dr. Catherine Rymph respectively, explore the theatrical and historical contexts of Lauren Gunderson’s 2018 play…

Honors Learning By Contract

By Sam Ennis Despite a wide variety of classes, covering topics from beer to childcare, finding the right honors course at Mizzou can be a challenge. Honors Learning-by-Contract (HLBC) is an option that allows students the flexibility to turn a non-Honors course into a unique Honors learning experience. Honors Students have taken HLBC courses in…

Honors Students & Vulnerable Populations

MU Honors Students head to Greece to work with Refugees By Sam Ennis While doing research with colleagues in Greece, University of Missouri professor Stephen Whitney learned about an organization called The HOME Project. Today, Professor Whitney plans to bring a group of Mizzou students to return with him to Athens in order to become…

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