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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.

A Poet’s Life Examined: How One Professor Has Revitalized Emily Dickinson

In Alexandra Socarides’ honors tutorial course, “Emily Dickinson: On the Page and the Screen,” students delve into the life of a literary icon through a recent television series, “Dickinson.”

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

Mizzou Honors Student receives Department of Defense SMART scholarship

University of Missouri sophomore Graham Bond, a mechanical engineering major from Jefferson City, Missouri, was recently awarded the Department of Defense (DoD) funded Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship.

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.

Feeling Connected with Honors College Ambassadors

Finding your place at the University of Missouri can be a challenge. With nearly 30,000 students and 2,000 faculty, That disconnected feeling is exactly what motivates honors students to apply for a position within the Honors College as an Honors Ambassador, who try to ensure that students find a home within the larger university

Honors Student Wins National Science Foundation Fellowship

University of Missouri student Andrew Mitchell, a senior chemistry major from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, has been awarded a place in the prestigious and highly-competitive National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program, totaling five years, is designed to support graduate students looking to participate in research while acquiring their master’s and doctoral degrees.…

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…

Surveying the Past

Geography, Indigenous Mapmaking, and the Honors College As a part of the Honors Learning By Contract course options, students from the Honors College and the College of Arts and Science have published research in an academic journal. The publication team is made up of Sarah Frost, Grace Martinez, Dr. Mark H. Palmer, and Lasya Venigalla…