THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Battle students enjoy a dance, MU turns 175

Sunday, February 16, 2014 | 4:36 p.m. CST; updated 7:14 a.m. CST, Monday, February 17, 2014

COLUMBIA– This week Missourian photographers captured images of students celebrating their first Courtwarming Dance, a Valentine's Day serenade, MU's birthday cake and a message of support to Michael Sam.

In this photo by Alex Scott students kick off their shoes and dance Saturday at Muriel Williams Battle High's Courtwarming Dance. This was the schools first Courtwarming celebration.

Salon Nefisa stylist Kelsi Little is serenaded by a quartet from Boonslick Chordbusters while at work Thursday in this photo by Sarah Rothberg. The barbershop quartet aimed to visit one hundred people for Valentine's Day.

In this photo by Alex Scott, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and Cindy Mustard of the Voluntary Action Center blow out the candles on a cake shaped like Jesse Hall and The Columns on Tuesday in celebration of MU's 175th birthday.

This photo by Andrew Schriver shows the letters "S" and "A" written in the snow in front of the rock "M" at Faurot Field on Monday. The message spelled out "SAM" in support of former Missouri football player Michael Sam's public announcement that he is gay.

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel responds to questions during a media conference on Monday in this photo by Andrew Schriver. During the conference Pinkel answered questions about former Missouri player Michael Sam's public announcement of his sexuality.

In this photo by Andrew Schriver, the Missouri women's basketball team huddles before their Feb. 9 game against Alabama at Mizzou Arena. Both teams wore pink uniforms in support of breast cancer awareness.

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