June 15, 2010
Five veterans braved the rain and rode horseback at the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Facility on Tuesday morning. It was the first day of an eight-week summer equine therapy program for veterans of the armed services.
From left, UM System President Gary Forsee, Chancellor Brady Deaton and Athletics Director Mike Alden attend a news conference at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday to discuss the Big 12 conference. "We're committed to the Big 12 for the foreseeable future," Deaton said.
Gov. Jay Nixon calls for a special session, while visiting Dana Holding Corp. auto parts plant in Columbia on Tuesday. Nixon wants lawmakers to pass legislation providing tax incentives for Ford Motor Co.’s suburban Kansas City plant. Dana makes axles for Ford.
Greg Cosgrove tastes ice cream as part of Food Sciences Ph.D. student Ting-Ning Lin's Ph.D. project. Twelve volunteers were gathered at Eckles Hall on June 11 to be trained in ice cream testing. The group will actually taste the ice cream that Lin has created herself on Thursday.
Food Sciences Ph.D. student Ting-Ning Lin explains the ice cream tasting process to Yichun Chung and Iting Lu who have volunteered to taste Lin's ice cream at Eckles Hall on June 11. Lin has created her own ice cream as part of her Ph.D. project. Her objective was to make a multifunctional ice cream which would provide consumers with probiotics, prebiotics, fiber and antioxidants.
Huei Tzu Tseng and York Chung practice tasting ice cream on June 11 in Eckles Hall. The purpose is to train with commercial ice cream in order to be prepared to actually test an ice cream made by Ph.D. student Ting-Ning Lin.
York Chung draws a line in order to illustrate how he felt about the ice cream during a practice run on June 11 in Eckles Hall. In addition, volunteers were instructed to measure qualities such as melt rate and creaminess.
June 14, 2010
Columbia Public Schools have increased the price for school lunches by 75 cents since 1989 for elementary and secondary grade levels. Schools proposed a 25 cent increase to current prices, but Monday night the board voted to increase the price by 35 cents.
Tia Thurman gets ready to catch the ball during her first Physical Education class Monday afternoon in summer school at Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School.
Language teacher Molly Froidl hands out folders for her incoming summer school sixth graders Monday afternoon June 14 at Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School. Froidl polled the class to see how many students knew second languages. The most common were Spanish and French; nine knew Spanish, and four knew French. Russian and Korean were among the others.
Teacher Alex Dadant calls role for his incoming summer school sixth graders Monday afternoon at Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School.
Fourth grader Stella Heflin, 9, completes multiplication tables in Mrs. Sharon Jacoby's class on the first day of summer school at Fairview Elementary School. This class, entitled Sherlock Holmes, uses math skills in a fun way to solve crime and mysteries. Today's crime involves a burglary at a mansion.
The sound of laughter filled the halls of Fairview Elementary School as students returned for the first day of summer school.
Jacob Stone, 8, and Brandon Pfau, 9, used colored plastic shapes to create equilateral triangles on the first day of summer school at Fairview Elementary School. This class, entitled Sherlock Holmes, uses math skills in a fun way to solve crime and mysteries.
Sharon Jacoby leads a classroom of fourth and fifth graders in a math lesson on the first day of summer school at Fairview Elementary School. Jacoby explained to students that this class uses math skills in a fun way to solve crimes. Today's crime involved a burglary at a mansion.
A recent study shows a relation between alcohol consumption and increased gambling wagers.
Nan George, center, a Quaker and member of the Columbia Friends Meeting, invites attendees of the Mid-Mo Pridefest to join in an interfaith service Sunday, June 13. George emphasized that the Quakers are an inclusive, peace-based church.
Kevin Goldberg is special counsel to Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, a law firm specializing in telecommunications law and regulations.
Ed Wakner, of Topeka, Kan., competes at the Show-Me State Senior Games on Saturday.
Members of a Topeka, Kan., softball team gather together before their game at the Show-Me State Senior Games on Saturday.