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Teaching & Learning

Mizzou faculty members excel at bringing out the best in their students through inspiring lectures and real-world assignments. But most important, our professors recognize the qualities that set each student apart. Success in teaching and learning often translates into national recognition, as demonstrated by these achievements:

  • Master’s student Molly Clodius captured the title of Young Artist for voice in the 2010 Music Teachers National Association competition. Clodius, a soprano, studies with Ann Harrell, who has coached three of Mizzou’s five winners to the national title.
  • Rick Puig, a political-science major, received a $30,000 Truman Scholarship, one of only 60 U.S. juniors to do so in 2009. He is MU's 14th Truman Scholar. Former Missouri state Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson, coordinator of the MU Fellowships Office, encouraged Puig to apply after seeing his zeal for public service.
  • The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival showcased the play Mermaids, written by Jessica Huang, BJ '09. Huang wrote the play while participating in the Missouri Playwright's Workshop, a project of the Department of Theatre and the Center for Literary Arts.

Professors contribute to learning through research, as well as through teaching. Under the direction of the Office of Research, Mizzou researchers create new knowledge that affects people globally.