Student Column: How to Honor Black History Beyond February

As Black History month comes to a close, Black History is not ending with it. As a Black woman, I take pride in celebrating and learning more about my history. Each year I discover unsung heroes and difference makers I…


Director's Corner: A Season of Renewal

Hello CASE Scholars and supporters! As we transition into the month of March, I am mindful that change is on the horizon.  We may have recently endured many personal and collective trials and tribulations. Whether you or a loved-one experienced…


Note From CASE Director Dr. Andre Thorn

Hello CASE Scholars, At this point in the semester, you should be encountering the first round of exams, papers or quizzes in many of your classes. Therefore, I wanted to take the time to let you know that the CASE…


Black Men in White Coats Documentary Film and Discussion

You’re Invited to an Exclusive Viewing of Black Men in White Coats February 12-17 and two post-film discussions February 17. Spots are limited, register now! How to Sign Up Presented by the MU School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion,…


Determination and the Dean's List: How CASE Scholar Jarame Crawford Defied the Odds

MU Senior Jarame Crawford likes being a problem solver. He likes knowing how to fix things for others. CASE Scholar and MU College of Engineering student Jarame Crawford smiles for a photo outside of Jesse Hall. (Photo/Becca Newton) That trait…

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Student-Ready, Set, Go

Collaboration with national author aims to improve underrepresented minority student success at the College of Engineering


Note From CASE Director, Dr. Andre Thorn

Hello CASE Scholars and supporters, As we begin the month of February, it marks what is commonly known as Black History Month, although I believe every month is Black History Month! I wanted to bring you greetings and to acknowledge…

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A Pair of Brooks Scholars Prepare To Take on D.C. in Full Circle Reunion

In the winter of 2019, a high school senior at the time, Matthew Bozeman (they/them/their) made their way to MU’s campus. Bozeman who grew up in O’Fallon, just outside of St. Louis, was searching for the perfect college fit. Brooks…

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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