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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.

Propose an Idea

We welcome your conversation ideas. Proposals for Spring 2019 should include:

  • Identification of a local, national, and/or global issue or topic that is relevant on campus
  • Proposed series of programming that will generate conversation around the proposed issue and topic before and after the proposed event
  • Suggestions for collaborative campus partnerships 
  • Alignment with Leadership and Service Center values

You can submit your idea using Garnet Gate. Submissions will be reviewed by the Momentum Series Advisory Board, which includes students and is advised by the Leadership and Service Center Director.

Fall 2018 ideas that are in the works include civic engagement, hunger and homelessness, healthy masculinity, and overall 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