Mizzou Endeavors

Fighting Hunger

Maria Kalaitzandonakes earns Truman Scholarship while increasing awareness of world hunger issues.


Check Mate

One of MU Learning Center’s newest hires, Chris Dobbs, is a master at a few things: Classical studies, ancient leisure and board games. In addition, he is a competitive chess player.

Writing Center

Write On

Since its establishment in 1977, the Writing Center has experience continued growth and become more accessible to students. In fact, over the last three academic years, the Writing Center has served approximately 42,000 students and faculty.

Kayla Burrell

Recent Graduate, Published Author

Like most college students, Kayla Burrell, a May 2017 graduate of Mizzou, spent a lot of time reading books for class. Unlike most college students, Burrell also wrote a book.

Katelyn Stoops

Blooming Design

This year’s Undergraduate Visual Art and Design Showcase added floral design to the wide array of projects that were on display. With a brand new category came a brand new process, and senior Katelyn Stoops and junior Kailey Brooks were the first to navigate the new—and at times challenging—territory.

Megan Tyminski

Environmentally Friendly

It was an article about beekeeping that Megan Tyminski wrote for the Columbia Daily Tribune that started Tyminski on a path towards the Udall Scholarship.

Left to right: MU Honors College Director J.D. Bowers, Peggy Cherng, Honors College students Christopher Dade and Emma Worgul, Andrew Cherng and Interim Chancellor Hank Foley

Founders of Panda Express Give $1.5 Million to Mizzou Honors College

Gift from MU alumni will support scholarships and programs for high-achieving students…

Taylor Cofield

Mizzou Endeavors

Mizzou Adds Another Truman Scholar

Junior Taylor Cofield is the third MU student to earn the Truman Scholarship in the last three years. University of Missouri junior Taylor Cofield has been selected for the Harry S Truman Scholarship, a nationally-competitive award that supports students…

Jim Reese

Reeling in the Awards

Jim Reese has spent more hours than most do on a college campus. As a staff member in the Division of Animal Sciences and both an adjunct faculty member and student in the art department, he is familiar on all…

Sierra Clemetson

Adventures Abroad

Sierra Clemetson and Karla Valcourt were among the MU students who utilized MU's study abroad resources and embarked on study abroad trips last year.

Edward Henuber

Detailed Art

For senior art major Edward Henuber, history is interesting and inspirational. History influences his ideas and the process he uses to create his artwork.

Jared Day and Malory Huck

Learning Culture

Peer advisor and senior journalism major Jared Day guides Malory Huck, a senior biology major, through the application process for the Multicultural Certificate. In 2007, two students graduated with the Multicultural Certificate. Last spring 1,068 students earned the certificate. The growth…

Summer Transition Program

Smooth Transition

Biological Sciences Professor Gerald Summers leads STP students through a biology lesson. Each summer, a group of incoming freshman spend eight weeks at the University of Missouri adjusting to college life, while also earning college credit. Since 1994, the Summer…

Sarah Marcum

Writing Science

Most kids have idols—people they look up to or aspire to be. For junior Sarah Marcum, that was astronomer and author Carl Sagan. Marcum grew up watching all of Sagan’s PBS series on astronomy, enchanted with the scientific concepts and visuals.

Freeman Hrabowski

Freeman Hrabowski to Deliver Keynote Address at Mizzou's Celebration of Teaching

In 2012, TIME Magazine named the University of Maryland, Baltimore County President among the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Freeman Hrabowski, III, who has served as President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since 1992,…

Carina Jimenez’s paintings resemble historic pieces as they were originally painted, but Jimenez’s face.

Award-Winning Art and Design

Catlin Miller’s design of a shawl is inspired by honeybees and honeycomb. The Second Annual Undergraduate Visual Art & Design Showcase featured 40 projects on display in Jesse Hall, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017. Several of those projects received recognition…

Loren Howard

Mizzou Endeavors

Center Stage

Loren Howard Senior Loren Howard has found a way to use her interest in theatre as a way to educate and empower students with special needs and learning disabilities. Howard, a special education and theater performance major, has always been interested…

Association of American Universities logo

Mizzou Receives AAU Grant

The University of Missouri is one of 12 universities to receive a grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU) to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The $20,000 mini-grant will…

Career Interest Game.

Career Gametime

Career Interest Game Robert McDaniels, director of the MU Career Center, believes that deciding on a major and choosing a career can be like putting together a puzzle. “To figure out what they want to do, students look at different…

Undergraduate Success program participants gather for an event at The Heidelberg.

A Focus on Success

Undergraduate Success program participants gather for an event at The Heidelberg. There’s a big difference between being involved in organizations and starting one from the ground up. The former is time-consuming, but manageable and slightly more predictable. The latter requires hard,…

Student journalists in a recording studio.

Mizzou Endeavors

Making Waves

By teaching students how to produce radio journalism pieces, Making Waves, a new honors course, demonstrates the power of storytelling. “One of the primary objectives of the class is to encourage storytelling as a vehicle for connection and positive change…