James Bohnett, a member of Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball, is making the most of his time at Mizzou. Bohnett will graduate in May with not one but FOUR degrees--political science, economics, mathematics and statistics. #MizzouMade
President Choi: " As a university president, I have the privilege of meeting people every day who have benefited from the transformational power of higher education. That is something I want for all Missourians." Choi's column on the UM System's impact in rural Missouri has appeared in the Joplin Globe, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Columbia Missourian, the Chronicle of Higher Education and more.
In honor of Valentine's Day here is one of our favorite #MizzouMade love stories. While attending Mizzou, John Logsdon, BS PA ’63, a white man, fell in love with fellow student Gloria Newton, ’63, a black woman. At the time interracial marriage was illegal in Missouri. They have been married now for more than 52 years.
Last September, #MizzouMade alumnus David Novak & his family announced a $21.6 million gift to the Missouri School of Journalism to establish the Novak Leadership Institute. The goal: create a world-class program to develop the next generation of leaders who make a positive and meaningful impact in their organizations and communities.
Even though Lexi Wolkow grew up in South Dakota, she never considered going to any school other than Mizzou. A 2014 graduate, Wolkow now puts her love for kids and teaching to work as an MU Adventure Club employee! #MizzouMade
"The University of Missouri has reason to feel good about a rebound in enrollment trends, but the real news is the story behind the numbers." Thanks to St. Joseph News Press for this editorial on recent enrollment news from Mizzou!
T.J. Thomson set foot on Mizzou’s campus for the first time in August 2013. It was only a few days before his master’s program was set to start. During his first night in Columbia he knew he made the right choice. Learn more about this #MizzouMade graduate student working on his doctoral degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, his research and how his next adventure will take him to Australia.
Last week the University of Missouri Board of Curators voted unanimously to honor two African-American leaders who shaped the history of the University of Missouri-Columbia. The board voted to name MU’s newest residence hall for journalist and honorary doctoral degree recipient Lucile Bluford. The hall’s atrium will honor Gus T. Ridgel, MU’s first African-American graduate. https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/news/news_releases/020118_news
On the heels of enhanced recruitment measures and affordability initiatives, preliminary applications numbers show freshman applications up nearly 17% while transfers are up more than 12%. Mizzou applications are roaring back!! Can't wait to have #Mizzou22 on campus 💛🖤
Going to grad school while working full-time and running a non-profit (as a volunteer) to help Columbia area kids participate in extracurricular activities requires serious dedication to service. Lucky for us (and CoMo), current Mizzou grad student and founder of Day Dreams Foundation exemplifies service. Read more about how this #MizzouMade alumnus is helping kids in Columbia achieve their dreams!
Political Science professor Bill Horner is the "go-to guy" for student organizations searching for a faculty adviser. Now, with support from the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science, Dr. Horner has established the Office of Participatory Democracy to lend support to activities which give students the opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to more practical situations. The Missouri Method at work. #MizzouMade
Kat Cua came to Mizzou to study journalism, but she was always interested in art history. Encouraged by her Alpha Chi Omega sisters, she landed a fellowship at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and an internship at the Sager Braudis Gallery. Learn more about her story and how she used an art show to champion "ordinary people." #MizzouMade
Mizzou Law professor Thom Lambert is famous for making dry and difficult subjects seem clear and accessible. Securities regulation and antitrust law require a lot of memorization and normally attract only devoted students. Yet Lambert’s classes always have waiting lists. Find out what makes professor Lambert so popular among law students.
Every tax season MU faculty, staff and students open sites to provide FREE tax help to assist Missourians with their tax return preparation. Sites will be open around the state, including two on the MU campus and one in downtown Columbia.
Opportunities like the Deaton Scholars Program foster public service leadership for Mizzou students. For senior Jeremiah Vick, connecting with other students who share his passion for service has become his favorite part of college. #MizzouMade
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