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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.”

MU Honors Fall 2021 Blatchford Recipient

Mio Dykstra didn’t expect to become a Blatchford Scholar. “I originally applied to Brooks. Someone reached out to me and sent me an email about Blatchford,” Dykstra says. “I’m glad I kind of stumbled into that. I never thought I would be here doing this.” Dykstra, who originally comes from Oklahoma, is a member of…

The Truth about Climate and the Honors Tutorials

Based on the “Oxford style” of teaching, Honors Tutorials are comprised of three to five students who delve deeply into a topic with an MU faculty member. The size of the class creates unique opportunities for dialogue and understanding that aren't possible in a larger setting. Faculty member Dr. Steve Keller is currently teaching a…

Celebrating First Gen Honors Students at Mizzou

National First-Generation College Celebration is November 8th. This day honors first-generation college students and celebrates their accomplishments. At Mizzou, there is a thriving cohort of first-generation students. Eli Rojas, junior philosophy and interdisciplinary studies major, is one of those students. Rojas came to Mizzou in 2019 following a gap year after high school. During the…