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An Exceptional Evening

The Honors College recognized numerous students for their incredible accomplishments during its annual spring awards ceremony, held on Tuesday, April 18, at the State Historical Society of Missouri. The College also honored an outstanding faculty member and handed out its inaugural Campus Partner Award, given to a staff member who supports the Honors College at…

Ready For It? Taylor Swift Tutorial Offers a New Opportunity for Honors Students

While Taylor Swift fans across the country were scrambling for concert tickets, students in the MU Honors College were applying for the first ever Taylor Swift-inspired honors tutorial.

Development Grant Brings New Child Development Class into Honors College Curriculum

During the spring semester, students in the Honors College were offered a brand-new psychology class, Honors Social Development in Childhood. The class, taught by Jennifer Bohanek of the Psychology Department, is a smaller, honors version of a non-Honors class of the same name. The class was realized when Bohanek was awarded a course development grant…

Honors Students Attend One Read Symposium with Author Kerri Arsenault

As a part of the annual Honors One Read event, freshman Honors College students studied and celebrated Mill Town, a book by Kerri Arsenault. Mill Town is an exploration of Arsenault’s family history, the history of the eponymous Mill Town, and environmental investigative reporting. The town was home to a paper mill, which wreaked havoc…

Opportunity in Denim: Science Major Pursues Fashion Research at Mizzou

For many undergraduate students, research is the last thing on their minds. Fortunately, that isn’t the reality for most research opportunities at MU. In fact, many students spend their time reading about the things they love. 

Meet the 2022 Stamps Scholars

The University of Missouri is a proud partner in the Stamps Scholars Program. The MU Honors College joined the Stamps Scholars Program in 2016, and the ongoing relationship has had a lasting and positive impact on our campus and honors communities. Stamps Scholars have unique opportunities, including a dedicated mentor, contact with campus leadership, alumni networking, funding for study abroad, and a connection to other Stamps Scholars programs.

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.

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.