The Multicultural Certificate Program is now the largest certificate program at MU.
Each summer, a group of incoming freshman spend eight weeks at the University of Missouri adjusting to college life, while also earning college credit.
Most kids have idols—people they look up to or aspire to be. For junior Sarah Marcum, that was astronomer and author Carl Sagan.
Freeman Hrabowski, III, who has served as President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since 1992, will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Celebration of Teaching.
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.
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 Career Interest Game is an online exercise designed to help students identify majors and careers that align with their interests and skills.
This program partners with the Honors College and Academic Retention Services to help Brooks and Suggs Scholars—students with high ACT scores and members of underrepresented groups— enter or maintain their standing in the Honors College.
By teaching students how to produce radio journalism pieces, Making Waves, a new honors course, demonstrates the power of storytelling.
University of Missouri alumna Sarah Leen, whose work as a photographer has taken her around the world, will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Undergraduate Visual Art & Design Showcase.
Studying abroad is an eye-opening experience for most students. For Rachel Foster-Gimbel, not only was her first study abroad trip eye-opening, it also led to a second trip.
College can be a wake-up call for many first-year students, but one The Learning Center can help overcome.
The Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship offers MU freshman Reema Awad more than just financial aid. For Awad, receiving the scholarship is both an honor and an opportunity.
Intensive on-campus training projected to hire 500 MU grads in Kansas City and St. Louis areas over five years.
University of Missouri senior Abuzar Mahmood believes that in order to solve the world’s most pressing problems, scientists from different backgrounds and disciplines must work together.
MU Connect, an online application which supports student success and retention, has been named a finalist for the Hobsons Education Advances Award.
MU student develops interest in architecture after moving to Columbia from Saudi Arabia.
MU alumna Karesse Wilkey’s study abroad trip to Italy has influenced her art.
Multicultural Certificate program honors Rewriting Realities contest winners.
The MU Career Center has unveiled two programs designed to actively engage campus supervisors and student employees in learning, reflection and career development.
Another MU faculty member receives International Boyer Award.
Mizzou junior Maria Kalaitzandonakes has been awarded the Harry S Truman Scholarship, a nationally-competitive award that supports students dedicated to public service.
MU senior Lindsey Mirielli travels to Washington, D.C. to present research on cyberbullying of students with disabilities.
Senior Kara Rinella uses comics for her graphic design inspiration.
A music composition and geography double major, MU senior Haley Myers writes more than music as she puts her skills to work as a tutor at the Writing Center, a position she’s held for over three years.
As an Undergraduate Research ambassador, Romanus Hutchins has learned how to speak about science in a compelling way.
Senior Madalynn Olmsted’s artwork draws upon her experience with mental illness and brings awareness to the prevalence of mental illness in today’s society.
Award-winning essayist and critic William Deresiewicz will deliver the keynote address at the University of Missouri’s Celebration of Teaching at 1 p.m. on May 17.
Although members of the MU Debate Team have competed at several tournaments this season, team members have no idea what to expect at their next competition.
So far, 2016 has been marked by artistic success for MU senior and costume designer Caitlin Allen. Within two weeks, Allen displayed her work in two showcases and received awards in both.
Located on the second floor of the Heinkel Building, the Lightboard is the newest addition to the services and tools MU’s Instructional Media Studio offers faculty.
A project that began in 2002 has come to a culmination with the publication of The Pursuit of Teaching Excellence: Lessons from the University of Missouri Kemper Teaching Fellows.
Before the start of his freshman year at Mizzou, Donovan Bradford got a taste of what college life was all about when he participated in the Summer Transition Program through Academic Retention Services (ARS).
Artist Janet Echelman will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Undergraduate Visual Art & Design Showcase, which will take place Jan. 25-29, 2016.
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Kathleen Kowalsky’s love of fashion leads to more sustainable textiles.
Kinder Institute scholars aim to keep democracy safe for the world.
Mizzou faculty members earn the Boyer Award for Excellence in Teaching in four of the last five years.
Rob McDaniels has been named director of the Career Center at the University of Missouri. McDaniels, who has part of the MU Career Center staff since 1987, begins his new role as director on Sept. 1.
Meteorologist Eric Aldrich moves into support role for MU Connect.
J.D. Bowers has been named Director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri. Bowers has been Associate Vice Provost for University Honors at Northern Illinois University (NIU) since 2013. He will begin his new position on August 1.
Donell Young, a member of the University of Missouri Department of Student Life staff since 2004, has been named the Director of MU’s Academic Retention Services (ARS). He will begin his new role on July 13.
For Mizzou Professor Brett Grill, art is more than a visual manifestation; it is a way to communicate with others.
The Learning Center at Mizzou honored 10 student tutors with the 2015 Bonnie Zelenak Excellence in Tutoring Awards Friday, May 8.
Senior and small business owner Lauren Rundquist never imagined she would be serving clients around the world while at the same time giving back to the community.
Sharyn Freyermuth and Laura Carroz have been named the recipients of the 2015 Excellence in Advising Awards.
The MU Office of Service-Learning celebrates 25 years of encouraging public service.
Best-selling author and award-winning columnist Jeff Selingo will deliver the keynote address at the University of Missouri’s Celebration of Teaching at 1 p.m. on May 19.
In December, St. Louis native Dana Humphrey graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from MU. Along with this degree, Humphrey received the Minor in Leadership and Public Service, the Multicultural Certificate and was MU’s first awardee of the Peace Corps Prep Award.
Joe Grotha, senior service-learning student at MU, has advanced to the final round of Inside Columbia magazine’s Best of Columbia Awards 2015 in the volunteer category.
The Lee Henson Access Mizzou Awards were created to honor Henson, MU’s former Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator. Henson had a longstanding record of service and advocacy on the Mizzou campus and in the Columbia community.
For the last three years, MU students like Mitchell Moonier have worked with the Missouri congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., performing public service and receiving academic credit toward graduation as part of the CLIP program.
Kat Joiner, a senior service-learning student at MU, was awarded the Broken Tool Award for her service to the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) at the organization’s 5th Annual Harvest Hootenanny Fundraiser on Oct. 4.
MU senior Joey Fening spent last summer in Washington D.C., working in what National Geographic staffers call the “Intern Cave.” The experience was part of Fening’s time as an art research intern for National Geographic.
University of Missouri Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Jim Spain announced today that DeAngela Burns-Wallace has been named assistant vice provost for undergraduate studies. Previously, Burns-Wallace served as the assistant vice provost for enrollment management and director of access initiatives at MU.
Programs focused on providing care to senior citizens of Boone County are a major part of service learning at MU. Boone County Council on Aging and Adult Day Connection are two area programs that care for seniors and involve MU student volunteers.
Four years ago Theresa Mullineaux’s could not have imagined her senior year would include managing over 840 students in community service endeavors, renaming one of Mizzou’s proudest programs as it doubled in size, or pioneering a sustainable partnership between Mizzou and five other SEC schools focused on leadership through service.
A new statue honoring the University of Missouri’s history and recognizing the institution’s mission will be placed in Jesse Hall. The Winged Sphere statue will carry the message that “Scholarship and teaching are daily driven by a sense of public service.”
A 2012 graduate of the MU School of Journalism, Zach Parolin has been awarded the inaugural Mark Twain Fellowship from Mizzou.
Mizzou legislative interns had lunch with a special guest during an event hosted in their honor at the Missouri State Capitol on April 15.
If you were to ask the average Mizzou freshman to step into a neuroscience lab and conduct physiological tests on children to examine the relationship between stress and GI symptoms, many would be baffled and confused. Not Kaitlyn Hartnett.
Granny’s House, located in the Douglass Park Housing projects near downtown Columbia, is a welcoming and safe environment where kids can come each day after school in order to learn about morals, manners and the enormity of what God’s love can do.
Global Service Programs through the Office of Service-Learning offer a life-changing experience to college students through the perfect mixture of service, cultural learning and fun.
Over winter break, 144 MU students headed for cities in Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma for a week of service as part of Mizzou’s Alternative Breaks program. The program is one of the largest of its kind in the country.
Lisette Rossman has been awarded the MU Stipendium for German Studies, which is a $250 scholarship co-sponsored by the department of German Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Even in today’s society, classic novels like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice are still capturing the hearts of readers. For MU English major Grace McNamee, the British author is also her topic of research.
Meera Chandrasekhar, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been named the recipient of the Baylor University Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.