Grilling the steaks [Photo]

Travis Martin, center, and Dennis Fennewald of the Boone County Cattlemans Association grill up steaks for lunch as part of the Mizzou Collegiate CattleWomen's "Meet Your Meat" event on May 4.

Jennifer Jones meets Summer the cow [Photo]

Jennifer Jones of Kansas City laughs after petting Summer the cow at the Mizzou Collegiate CattleWomen's "Meet Your Meat" event on May 4 at MU. College students across the country are being enlisted by the national beef industry in a public-relations battle for America’s hearts, minds and stomachs.

Sara Parker Pauley discusses Department of Natural Rescources [Photo]

Sara Parker Pauley, the new director of Missouri's Department of Natural Resources, speaks to a crowd about local environmental concerns on Tuesday at Mizzou Hillel. Pauley discussed the values of the DNR and new initiatives, and she took questions from the crowd.

Sara Parker Pauley mingles before environmental concerns speech [Photo]

Sara Parker Pauley, the new director of Missouri's Department of Natural Resources, center, chats with Scott Dye, staff member of the Sierra Club Water Sentinels, before a presentation by Pauley addressing local environmental concerns on Tuesday at Mizzou Hillel. The presentation was hosted by the Osage Chapter of the Sierra Club.

MU celebrates its nominees for national Professor of the Year [Video]

MU's nominees for the national Professor of the Year Award were honored in a reception Tuesday in Cornell Hall. Two nominees were selected this year: Mary Grigsby from the rural sociology department and Gregory Triplett from the electrical and computer engineering department. Jim Spain, the vice provost for undergraduate studies, and Grigsby, one of the nominees, talk about the award.

Barbara Weaver opens time capsule at Boone Hospital Center [Photo]

Chair Emeritus of the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees Barbara Weaver makes the first cut into a time capsule during the ceremonial opening in the Administration Suite at Boone Hospital Center on Tuesday, May 17. President Dan Rothery, left, and trustee Jan Beckett also opened sections of the capsule.

Boone Hospital Center board examines time capsule contents [Photo]

Boone Hospital Center Board Members Randy Morrow, Jan Beckett, Barbara Weaver, Robert Wagner and Brian Neuner look through the contents of the time capsules in the Administration Suite at Boone Hospital Center on Tuesday. The capsules contained old newspapers, letters, photographs and other memorabilia from the 1920s, 1980s and 1990s.

Time capsules opened at Boone Hospital Center [Photo]

A time capsule dating back to 1921 sits on a table, waiting to be opened in the Administration Suite at Boone Hospital Center on Tuesday, May 17. Three capsules, from 1921, 1981, and 1996, were displayed in the main lobby of the hospital but will be moved to the new patient tower when it opens.

Donating items at Upscale Resale [Photo]

Bette Struckhoft, left, accepts a cart full of donated items from Rosie Gerding, center, on Wednesday, May 11 at the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri's Upscale Resale shop. The nonprofit, volunteer organization, which helps fund philanthropic programs by selling donated items, is expanding its retail and storage space to the space next door because it has outgrown its space.

Sorting through clothing at Upscale Resale [Photo]

Sandy Happ sorts through a batch of clothing to decide which items will sell for retail or be donated on Wednesday, May 11 in the backroom of the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri's Upscale Resale shop.

Property owners seek zoning change [Graphic]

Two owners in East Campus are each hoping to rent to an additional tenant with a change in zoning.

A bull elk stands on a ridge in Kentucky [Photo]

A bull elk stands on a ridge eating grass at dusk in Knott County in Kentucky. The training center opened in 2007 on the site of a reclaimed surface mine and is a noted elk viewing area. Elk are most active near sunrise and sunset.

Cattle farmer Bobby Simpson is against Missouri elk restoration [Photo]

Cattle farmer Bobby Simpson, an outspoken opponent of Missouri's elk restoration plan, walks among his cattle on his ranch in Salem. Citing examples from other states with elk, Simpson says he and other Missouri farmers are concerned about damage elk could cause to property, fences and crops. Simpson has supported a resolution in the Missouri legislature to make the Conservation Department responsible for any damages caused by elk.

Conservation Department supervisor Clint Dalbom in the elk restoration zone [Photo]

Perched on a rock, Jim Smith, right, talks with Conservation Department supervisor Clint Dalbom about land transformation in Eminence. The department is working closely with private landowners in the elk restoration zone, offering monetary subsidies for those willing to engage in efforts to support elk habitation and improve living conditions for the herd.

Missouri Department of Conservation supervisor talks about elk trapping [Photo]

Clint Dalbom, a Missouri Department of Conservation regional supervisor who coordinated the elk trapping project, talks about elk biology and trapping methods at Pine Mountain State Park Resort in Pineville, Ky. Dalbom has been with the Conservation Department for 29 years.

William Amburgey elk population on his land [Photo]

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife game officer William Amburgey talks about the elk population that frequents land on his leased property near Hindman, Ky. Amburgey, who was involved in Kentucky's elk restoration program which brought elk to that state in the late 1990s, currently owns and operates Saddle Up Elk Tours.

Melissa Jones shows a photograph of the elk she hit [Photo]

Melissa Jones shows a photograph of the elk she hit and damage to her Chevrolet Metro, which was totaled as a result of an accident in February 2009. As the elk population in Kentucky has exploded, residents have ramped up concerns for their safety on the roads.

Bernice Amburgey pets a horse in Knott County [Photo]

Bernice Amburgey feeds and pets a horse in the family barn in Mallie, Ky. The Amburgeys run horseback tours for elk viewing in Knott County, the self-proclaimed "Elk Capital of the East." Kentucky's elk population has spread to 16 counties with a current herd estimated at around 11,000, allowing for an elk hunting season, tourism opportunities and economic benefits.

Mike Huffman of the Conservation Department walks through elk holding cells [Photo]

Mike Huffman, Conservation Department Outreach and Education division chief, walks through an elk holding pen at the Peck Ranch Conservation Area near Winona. Thirty-four elk trapped in Kentucky were moved to the holding pens on May 5, where they will stay for approximately 30 days to acclimate to the area before being released to the entire ranch. During the 30-day period, gated enclosures allow individual elk to be separated for disease testing or observation.

Environmental features shown for the elk conservation area at Peck Ranch [Photo]

Peck Ranch Wildlife Biologist Ryan Houf shows topographic and environmental features of the conservation area to members of the media. Peck Ranch is the epicenter of Missouri's elk restoration zone, a 346-square-mile area straddling Shannon, Carter, and Reynolds counties in southeast Missouri. The majority of the land in the area is publicly owned, but some private landowners are worried about long-term negative effects the relocated elk may pose.