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Distinction - Issue No. 1

Honors College Newsletter – Issue No. 1…

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Maya Gibson

Recruiting the Best and Brightest

The annual Honors Scholars & Fellows Recruitment Weekend kicked off on Nov. 5 with a series of events and programs geared toward accomplished prospective students. On the first day of the weekend, applicants and their families had the opportunity to…

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Getting Our Geek On

Student gather for Game Night during Geek Week 2.0. The Honors College hosted its second annual Geek Week from Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Throughout the week MU students were encouraged to indulge in all things geeky and nerdy while enjoying free…

Associate Director Jenelle Beavers

Alumna Joins Honors Staff

The Honors College welcomed alumna Jenelle Beavers as the new Associate Director on Nov. 1, 2016. Beavers is no stranger to Mizzou. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and graduated with honors from MU before earning a law degree…

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Celebrating Homecoming

In October, the Honors College took part in MU’s nearest and dearest tradition of Homecoming. Following the university-wide “A Tail of Tradition” theme, the Honors College was assigned the book “James and the Giant Peach” as its central theme. A…

Kane at Taylor Stadium

MU’s ‘Moneyball’ Guru

Matt Kane’s data analysis work includes spending several hours a week at Taylor Stadium. The tension between “mathletes” and athletes is one that doesn’t have to exist, according to Show-Me-Scholar freshman Matthew Kane. The triple major in statistics, mathematics…

State Pen Tour

A look at life behind bars

On Oct. 2, a group of honors students toured the Missouri State Penitentiary as part of the Honors One Read Program. The trip was co-sponsored by MU Residential Life’s FIGS Program and Residence Hall Association, and was offered to…

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