2008 Centennial schedule of events

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 | 5:04 p.m. CDT; updated 10:34 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 15, 2008

Wednesday's Highlights

  •  10 a.m.: Missouri Press Association Centennial Golf Classic, A.L. Gustin Golf Course; call 449-4167 to register; $60.

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  •  2 p.m.: Walt Whitman documentary, Jesse Auditorium.

Filmmaker Mark Zwonitzer, BJ '84, will present his PBS documentary to be followed by discussion. The event is co-sponsored by the MU Department of English. Free.

  •  6 p.m.: Barbecue Bash, Mizzou Arena.

Barbecue by Grand World Champion pitmaster Mike Mills with ribs, smoked pork and chicken, side dishes and vegetarian options; $100.

  •  8 p.m.: "Freedom Sings," Mizzou Arena.

"Freedom Sings," a multimedia experience co-hosted by Ken Paulson, BJ '75, with live performances by songwriters and Grammy Award winners, along with video and live narration about the First Amendment and three centuries of banned music. The evening includes a performance of the official centennial song, "Coming Back Again," by Nashville songwriter Jenn Schott, BJ '97, and adjunct professor Jack Smith, BA '62.

Daily Tours

  •  MU campus: Walking tours of the campus will be led by members of the MU Tour Team. Guides are undergraduate students from all over the state of Missouri and throughout the country. The 60-minute tours begin in the Jesse Hall rotunda. Times are 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., 3 and 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays.
  •  School of Journalism: Self-guided walking tours of the journalism complex will offer historical context as guests stroll through Neff Hall, Neff Annex, Walter Williams Hall, Gannett Hall and Lee Hills Hall. A map is available at the registration desk in Neff Hall.
  •  Reynolds Journalism Institute: Tour includes new facilities such as the Futures Lab and Demonstration Center where new ideas for journalism will be tested; the new Frank Lee Martin Journalism Library, the world's largest journalism library; and the new headquarters for the Freedom of Information Coalition and Pictures of the Year International. A map is available at the registration desk in Neff Hall.


  •  1908-2008: 100 Years of Election Cartoons, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, State Historical Society of Missouri.
  •  Alley Oop: 75 Years of the Comic World of V.T. Hamlin, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 to 30, Ellis Library Colonnade; opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10.
  •  Engelhardt on Elections: The works of St. Louis Post-Dispatch cartoonist Thomas Engelhardt, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 6 to Jan. 17, State Historical Society of Missouri.
  •  Missouri Through Lens and Palette: Documentary photographs from Missouri Photo Workshop archives and paintings from the Regionalist art movement, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 6 through Dec. 24, MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.
  • A digital newsroom that monitors, synthesizes and presents the world's news coverage, 1 to 10 p.m. Sept. 10 to 12, 904 Elm St., No. 208 (above The Upper Crust); reception at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.
  •  The World's Journalism School: an exhibit of items given to the School of Journalism by international visitors and associates which highlights the world travels of founding dean, Walter Williams, and his wife, Sara Lockwood Williams, BJ '13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 to 12, 243D Walter Williams Hall.
  •  Front Pages, A Century Apart: A comparison of 1908 and 2008 front pages from papers selected by the Missouri Press Association, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 to 12, Frank Lee Martin Journalism Library Foyer, Reynolds Journalism Institute.
  •  Pictures of the Year International Showcase, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 to 12, Reception Area, Reynolds Journalism Institute.
  •  Reflections on The Journalist's Creed, a video reflection on what it means today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 to 12, Journalism Library, Reynolds Journalism Institute.
  •  Early Issues of Historical Newspapers: The Missouri Gazette and the University Missourian, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 to 12, Marvin D. McQueen Rotunda, Lee Hills Hall.


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