May 15, 2011
Kathryn Kettenbach holds Eskimo Razoo, a great horned owl, at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Day with Wildlife at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area southwest of Columbia. Kettenbach and other volunteers with the Raptor Rehabilitation Project also brought a red-tailed hawk and a turkey vulture to the event.
MU law graduate Danielle Eldred hugs her mother, Columbia City Council member Barbara Hoppe, after Hoppe assisted in hooding Eldred at the University of Missouri School of Law Hooding Ceremony at Jesse Hall on Sunday, May 15. Family members who were past graduates of the law program partook in assisting with the hooding for the graduating member of their family. Hoppe graduated from the School of Law in 1987.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster speaks to the audience and graduates at the University of Missouri School of Law Hooding Ceremony at Jesse Hall on Sunday, May 15. Koster, a 1991 graduate of the school, spoke about pushing through the rough spots in all career paths.
MU Law graduate Kelly-Anne Cleophas smiles after being hooded during the University of Missouri School of Law Hooding Ceremony at Jesse Hall on Sunday, May 15. Cleophas received a Master of Laws degree in Dispute Resolution.
MU Law graduate Branden Gregory beams as he is hooded at the University of Missouri School of Law Hooding Ceremony at Jesse Hall on Sunday, May 15. Gregory received a Juris Doctor degree.
Sadie Currey stands with her parents David and Nancy Currey after receiving her diploma Sunday at Grace Bible Church. Currey is one of 11 students who graduated during the Mid-Missouri Co-op of Home Educators commencement.
Students wait at a doorway before getting their diplomas during the Mid-Missouri Co-op of Home Educators commencement Sunday.
Soon to be graduates, from left to right, John Brooks, Timothy Russell, Turner Johnson and Jennifer Willis hang out before getting ready to walk during the Mid-Missouri Co-op of Home Educators commencement ceremony Sunday at Grace Bible Church.
Each year graduates express themselves on the tops of their mortar boards. Here’s a sampling of the self-expression across 2011 MU graduations.
Leah Cortez, left, and her friend Casey Provolt move Cortez's belongings out of Cortez's trailer in Krotz Springs, La., on Sunday, May 15, as they evacuate in advance of forecasted flooding brought on by the opening of the Morganza Spillway north of Butte LaRose.
Chandler Wheat loads sandbags onto a wagon in Butte LaRose, La., on Sunday, May 15, as he helps his brother prepare his house before evacuating. Forecasted flooding of the Mississippi River brought on by the opening of the Morganza Spillway north of Butte LaRose has led many residents to leave their homes.
Guest columnist Kyle Scott, Ph.D., teaches political science at the University of Houston. His third book, "Federalism," has just been released.
May 14, 2011
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon addresses new graduates during the MU College of Arts and Sciences ceremony on Saturday. Nixon, who received both his undergraduate and law degrees from MU, advised students to continue learning even after they leave the university.
Soon-to-be graduates wave to loved ones in the crowd during the MU College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony in Hearnes Center on Saturday.
Carl Edward's car speeds ahead of the pack as Clint Bowyer, right, collides with Joey Logano (20) in the final laps of Saturday's Nationwide race at Dover International Speedway.
As the gate at the Morganza spillway was raised Saturday, the river poured out like a waterfall, at times spraying 6 feet into the air. Fish jumped or were hurled through the white froth and within 30 minutes, 100 acres of what was dry land was under about a foot of water.
Newly recognized graduates of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, class of 2011, stand to sing the MU alma mater, "Old Missouri," on Saturday.
Kha Ly turns back to look for his loved ones in the audience as Bryan Garton, associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, makes closing remarks at the graduation ceremony on Saturday.
Thomas Payne, vice chancellor and dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, shakes hands with 2011 CAFNR graduate Wes Delaney on Saturday.
Jessica Denker smiles while College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Dean Thomas Payne cracks a joke during his speech. CAFNR graduated 326 students on Saturday in the Hearnes Center.