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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, Mizzou can sometimes feel like more of a medium sized town than a university. That disconnected feeling is exactly what motivates many honors students to apply for a position within the Honors College as an Honors…

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…

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…

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…

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…

February 11 kicks off Stamps Weekend at MU!

Let's take a look back at the 2021 Cohort Since 2016, the University of Missouri’s Honors College has welcomed a select group of students into the prestigious Stamps Scholars program. In 2021, the Honors College admitted five students to the program: Emma McDougal, Cape Girardeau, MO, Chemical Engineering.Harmon Colvett, Memphis, TN, Biomedical Engineering.Olivia Gyapong, Silver…

‘Four Millennia of Fermentation’ Honors Students explore the history of beermaking

“Beer has helped shape humanity,” Watson says. “We wouldn’t be the same without it.”