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KC Scholar Trinity McGlowen Earns Gilman Scholarship

On a rainy December day, the only thing on MU Sophomore Trinity McGlowen’s mind was meeting up with friends to study for an upcoming exam. MU Sophomore and KC Scholar Trinity McGlowen earns Gilman Scholarship. Will study abroad in South…

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10 Ways to Improve Academic Performance

10 Ways to Improve Academic Performance   1. Know the resources available to you Meet with your academic advisor to discuss class schedule, graduation path and career goals. Utilize Learning Center Resources: Study Plan Consultant, Writing Center,…


Welcome Back CASE Scholars!

Happy New Year, CASE Scholars! As I reflect on the frustration, anxiety and anger many of us experienced watching the events from last Wednesday; I wanted to focus myself on this day that we commemorate the life and legacy of…

2020 Virtual Salute to Excellence

The Salute to Excellence graduation ceremony is about more than just getting a degree. This ceremony recognizes the hard work, perseverance and dedication of the scholar along with the tremendous support, care and love from those who helped guide the…


Feeding for Finals

Calling all Columbia-area MU students! Join us for Feeding for Finals from Monday – Wednesday, December 14-16. We have partnered with local restaurants and grocers so you can pick up a free meal and have the nourishment you need to get…


Q&A with CASE Director, E. Andre Thorn, Ph.D

As we wrap up 2020 and head into the new year, we wanted to revisit with the newest member of the Center for Academic Success & Excellence, our fierce leader, CASE Director E. Andre Thorn, Ph.D.  Q&A with E.

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Giving Thanks With Indigenous People in Mind

In addition to expressing gratitude for family, friends and community, take this Thanksgiving to learn more about Indigenous people and their history. Marketing intern Roshae Hemmings spoke with CASE scholar and Four Directions Vice President, River Pich (they/them; Chickasaw) about what Thanksgiving means


Kevion Frank: Soaring to Higher Heights

It may seem for senior and interdisciplinary studies major Kevion Frank, that all of her goals and achievements have been mapped out and planned to the smallest detail; however, her decision to attend MU was completely unexpected. “Mizzou was not…


Thanksgiving Break Guide

For the students who are spending Thanksgiving in Columbia, here are some resources for meals and fun activities during break. Free and Discounted Thanksgiving Meals On Campus: Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Live Demo Grocery Kit Handout (Tuesday, Nov. 24, 11 AM-1…


Note From CASE Director Dr. Andre Thorn

Hello CASE Supporters and Scholars, As we quickly approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to share with you all a few things that I personally am thankful for: I am thankful for the gift of family and friends.  Even during…


2020 Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholar: Jada Paden

MU’s Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE) manages a multitude of scholarships for underrepresented students in an effort to recruit them into becoming Mizzou Tigers. The Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship is one of those awards. Recipients receive $15,000…

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Heritage, Faith and Soccer

There is power in a name.  “I am Momolaoluwa Aralola Adunni Adesanmi,” Momola said. “My names in total mean ‘I know the goodness of God, marvelous are the works of God, a joy to have and the crown paid for…


Voter Education: Prep for Election Day With a Plan

Voting is supposed to be relatively easy, but many people I know have been working on their voting plans for months. From planning three hours of travel into an already packed week to packing a voting go-bag, voting isn’t about…


From Washington D.C. to Your Backyard: Knowledgeable Voting With the Local Community in Mind

When voting impacts something as big as the presidency, it can feel like a zero-sum game. Either the person you voted for wins or they lose. However, there’s more to a ballot than just the presidential candidates. Local elections and…


Voter Suppression: Turning Democracy Into a To-Do List

The romanticization of American democracy tends to suggest that voting is accessible. Voting is, theoretically, as simple as filling out a ballot and casting it, but for marginalized communities, that isn’t always the case. Voter suppression is so embedded in…