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Senior Spotlight: Kimberly Barr

When her cousin was born prematurely, Kimberly Barr found herself spending a lot of time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). While Barr was plenty familiar with hospitals – her mom is a nurse – this was first time she had spent an extended period of time interacting with other nurses. As she watched…

From Ma Rainey to Beyoncé: A Study of Black Women in Music

Blues to gospel, gospel to jazz, jazz to soul, soul to disco, disco to R&B, punk, hip-hop, rap, metal; the "Black Women in Music" Honors course taught by Maya Gibson covers almost 130 years of music history. Photo by Logan Jackson. Maya Gibson places Black history and music center stage in "Black Women in Music,"…

The World as a Classroom

A Stamps Scholar, Sara George (pictured on the right) has had a variety of exciting hands-on learning experiences while at the University of Missouri, including two opportunities to study abroad. She is pictured here with fellow Stamps Scholar Maddie Reiser. Photo courtesy of Sara George. Sara George, a senior double majoring in journalism and Spanish…

Sharing Their Honors Experience

Willow Amann, Rachel Sacharin, MJ Montgomery and Maggie Courtney shared their Honors College experience during the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Annual Conference. Photo courtesy of Olivia Flagg-Bourke. A handful of University of Missouri Honors College students recently had the opportunity to share more about their Honors experience during the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)…

Trusting the Process

The past year has been one of growth and self-discovery for Jenny Park. It’s also been a year of celebration for the University of Missouri senior. Park began the year by being named a Goldwater Scholar. One of four Tigers to receive the award, the Goldwater Scholarship is one of the most prestigious national scholarships…

The Student Success Sequence: Finding Your People

A Stamps Scholar, Maddie Reiser has been involved in a variety of organizations and internships while at Mizzou. She is a senior political science major who is also minoring in business. Photo courtesy of Maddie Reiser. If you are one of the thousands of University of Missouri students from out-of-state, the struggle of being away…

Time to Think: How an MU Professor Achieved Success

Doug Valentine is the co-director of the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) and has been teaching at MSA since 2012. He is pictured here with 2023 MSA staff members who were in his classes across numerous years. Pictured are Luke Schuster (2012 minor), Paula Reyes (2015 major), Zoë Hancock (2016 major), Della Rodenbaugh (2017 major), Claire…

Making Connections

A Discovery Fellow, Manisha Muthukaruppan has been plenty involved in undergraduate research opportunities during her first semester at Mizzou. The chance to participate in research early in her collegiate career at MU was actually a big selling point as Muthukaruppan was searching for the right college fit. Photo by Logan Jackson. When Manisha Muthukaruppan arrived…

A Revolutionary Series

A collaboration between the Honors College and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy is giving undergraduate students at Mizzou a chance to study the complete picture of revolutions and constitutions in their historical and political contexts. Students engage in a variety of lively conversations during the class. Photo by Logan Jackson. Revolutions are a team…

Changing Her Personal Narrative

As an advisor in the University of Missouri Office of Global and National Fellowships, Lauren Pike helps match Mizzou students with fellowship opportunities that align with their goals. As students navigate the application process, Pike and her fellow advisors offer support and guidance each step of the way. Pike helped numerous Mizzou students secure fellowships this…