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The MU Columns prove to be a popular spot to take photographs [Photo]

Families of recent MU graduates gather around the Columns in the Francis Quadrangle on Saturday to take pictures. The Columns symbolically welcome MU students at the beginning of their college career with the Tiger Walk and send graduates off with the Tiger Prowl.

Alyssa Slater walks up to receive her Honors medallion [Photo]

MU Honors Graduate Alyssa Slater walks up to receive her Honors medallion on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Slater received her degree in Business Management.

Megan Scheufele hugs her mentor, Lee Henson, during the Honors Convocation on Saturday [Photo]

MU Honors graduate Megan Scheufele hugs her mentor, Lee Henson, after returning from receiving her honors medallion at Saturday’s ceremony held at Mizzou Arena. Scheufele graduated with a Health Science degree with an emphasis in ultrasound.

Cindy Maupin awaits her turn to recieve honors on Saturday [Photo]

MU Honors graduate Cindy Maupin smiles at an audience member just before it was her turn to go up to the stage to receive her honors on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Sheryl Crow receives honorary doctoral degree Saturday at MU's Honors graduation [Photo]

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton presents MU graduate Sheryl Crow with an Honorary Doctoral of Humane Letters degree on Saturday at the Honors Convocation ceremony held in Mizzou Arena. Sir Ian Wilmut was also presented with an Honorary Doctoral of Science degree at Saturday's ceremony.

Levee breaks in Louisiana; other floodgates being opend to control floods [Photo]

A secondary levee protecting 10,000 acres of farmland at Bunches Bend in East Carroll Parish, La., failed Friday, just as Gov. Bobby Jindal flew over the area. The breach of the farm levee won't affect the mainline levee. Louisiana National Guardsmen took Jindal, flood officials and media on an aerial tour of the levee from Concordia Parish north to East Carroll Parish on Friday. It was the governor's second aerial tour of northeastern Louisiana's four Mississippi River parishes. On Saturday, engineers prepared to slowly open emergency floodgates for the first time in nearly four decades, purposefully inundating farmlands and homes in Louisiana's Cajun country to drain the swelling Mississippi River.

MU journalism graduates high-five each other [Photo]

Recent graduates are congratulated by their peers with high-fives as they return to their seats from the stage during the MU School of Journalism graduation on Friday at Mizzou Arena.

Eduardo Ulibarri Bilbao speaks at MU journalism graduation [Photo]

Eduardo Ulibarri Bilbao, an MU alumnus, speaks to students during the commencement ceremony on Friday at Mizzou Arena. Bilbao is the ambassador of Costa Rica to the United Nations.

MU journalism students sing the alma mater [Photo]

Students follow the tradition of linking arms and swaying as they sing the alma mater during the MU School of Journalism graduation on Friday in Mizzou Arena.

MU journalism graduations arrive at Mizzou Arena [Photo]

Soon-to-be graduates from the MU School of Journalism file into their seats before commencement on Friday.

Kate Kerans adjusts tassel at journalism graduation [Photo]

Kate Kerans fixes her friend's tassel while waiting to be seated for the MU School of Journalism graduation ceremony on Friday.

School of Journalism students prepare for graduation on Friday [Photo]

Kate Kerans fixes her friend's tassel while waiting to be seated for the MU School of Journalism graduation ceremony on Friday.

Mississippi River floodwaters creep into Vicksburg, Miss., on Friday [Photo]

Mississippi floodwaters creep up the Old Train Depot and flood walls of downtown Vicksburg, Miss., on Friday. Mississippi River flooding is expected on both sides of the river along the tributaries that are being backed up onto communities, farm lands and businesses. The water level is not expected to crest in Vicksburg until Thursday.

MU Graduation 2011 [Photo]

Justin Carr smiles after crossing the MU graduation stage [Photo]

Business graduate Justin Carr walks off stage after receiving his diploma during the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony on Friday at the Hearnes Center. In addition to receiving their diploma, graduates received Trulaske College of Business keychains.

Ben Loomstein brightens MU business graduation [Photo]

Business graduate Ben Loomstein sits among his peers wearing a graduation cap adorned with LED lights during the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony on Friday at the Hearnes Center. Loomstein graduated with a degree in Marketing.

Edward Rapp speaks at MU graduation [Photo]

Missouri alumnus and keynote speaker Edward Rapp addresses the class of 2011 during the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony on Friday at the Hearnes Center. Rapp, Group President and CFO at Caterpillar Inc., emphasized striking the balance, following your passion and acting with no regrets in his speech.

Brandon Mills sports 'tiger feet' at graduation [Photo]

Business school graduate Brandon Mills, wearing "tiger feet", converses among friends before the start of the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony on Friday at the Hearnes Center. Mills received a degree in Marketing.

Deborah Wilson adjusts tassel for graduation [Photo]

Business graduate Deborah Wilson adjusts her tassel before the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony on Friday at the Hearnes Center.

MU business graduates prepare for ceremony [Photo]

MU business graduates put on their caps and gowns before the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony at the Hearnes Center on Friday. Graduates of the Master's Programs, the Department of Finance, the Department of Management and the Department of Marketing were recognized at the ceremony.
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