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Momentum Series

This series is designed to catalyze conversations for a better world, connecting students to collaborative opportunities for conversations around important issues and topics locally, nationally, and globally.

Where life-changing conversations happen.

The Momentum Series features thought-provoking leaders and ongoing collaborative programming to carry meaningful conversations forward. Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to submit ideas for the Momentum Series, which are selected by a group of students serving on the Momentum Advisory Board to pursue with a variety of campus partners during the year.

This year, our programs surround the concepts of:

  • Civic engagement
  • Hunger and homelessness
  • Healthy masculinity
  • Wellness


Conversations Featured in 2017-2018

Campus Safety
  • Featured Kristina Anderson, survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting
  • Cookies with Cops
  • Active Shooter Training
Sexual Violence
  • Featured The Haze, a solo-theater performance by Heather Marlowe highlighting how victims of rape navigate the legal systems
  • Candlelight vigil honoring survivors of sexual violence
  • Self-defense class
  • Bystander workshop
MLK Forward: Together We Win with Love for Humanity
  • Featured Payton Head, activist and former president of the Missouri Students Association
  • Dinner and Dialogue with Payton Head
  • MLK Day of Service
Beauty Redefined
  • Featured Lindsay and Lexie Kite, twin sisters dedicated to body image resiliency research
  • The Body Project: a conversation about body image and the influences of cultural and social interactions
  • Guided Meditation
  • Nevertheless, She Persisted Workshop: Bridging the Confidence Gap in Women
Addiction and Recovery
  • Featured Amber Tozer, author and comedian
  • “The Anonymous People” Film Viewing
  • Addiction and Recovery Forum
  • Recovery Ally Workshop
  • Sober & Cocky: Stories of students in recovery