Alexa Henry: Lifelong Learner and Teacher

No matter where Brazeal Scholar Alexa Henry’s future takes her, if her past is any indication, she will end up helping people. Whether it was teaching swimming, math, and engineering, or directing her future career to mending the environment, Henry has always found a way to support people along her path.

Geek Week 2022: A Blast From the Past

Geek Week is an annual event held by the Honors College that brings free events to the honors community to help them meet other students and get the most out of honors. This year's celebration, "Geek Week Through the Decades," introduced new elements to the tradition, including an 80s Murder Mystery Dinner and a Tie-Dye event for honors students.

An Adventure Abroad: Honors Students Serve Migrants in Athens

This past summer, MU educational psychology professor Stephen Whitney offered the Honors College’s first trip to Athens, Greece that expressly focused on serving refugees. Ten students took an eight-week course in the spring on how to work with vulnerable populations and then spent six weeks in Greece teaching English to refugee children from both Ukraine and the Middle East.  

Meet the First STEM Faculty Fellow

Dr. Pam Brown Appointed Faculty Fellow, Develops CURE for Antibiotic Resistance

A Contemporary Icarus

Ancient Greece is meeting Missouri in a new chamber opera by Honors music student Morima Yerby. As a part of the Honors Learning By Contract program, Yerby has undertaken adapting and subverting the story of Icarus in a pop-opera.

Honors College One Read 2022 Announced!

The Honors College One Read Symposium with Kerri Arsenault, author of "Milltown: Reckoning with What Remains," takes place this August! All freshman students will attend the symposium on Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 am at the Missouri Theatre (203 S. 9th St. Columbia, MO 65211). Link to our Instagram page to hear what Arsenault and…

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…

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…

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…

MU Honors Fall 2021 Brazeal Recipient

As the 2022 Brazeal interviews finish up, let's get to know the 2021 recipient! Mariam Morafa, a Memphis native, is the 2021 Brazeal Scholar. Morafa is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. Coming from a very STEM-focused environment, her family has served as her “hugest inspiration.” “[My family] became such a strong sense of representation…