May 12, 2008
Ward Connerly, chairman of the American Civil Rights Initiative gave a speech at Truman State to promote the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative. He led and helped pass similar citizen-driven propositions in California, Washington and Michigan.
Robin Wootten shows off a specially designed mannequin on Monday at the MU School of Medicine's new $26.5 million Clinical Support and Education Building. The seven-story building houses the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center, a state-of-the-art facility for students learning how to perform medical procedures.
Specially designed mannequins Hal, left, and Russman wait to be examined in the simulation room at the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center, which opened Monday in the University's Clinical Support and Education Building. The mannequins allow students to practice various medical procedures while simulating physical processes and responses such as breathing and reacting to light.
Michael Hillmann looks for any items he could salvage from his mother's home on Sunday after a tornado on Saturday caused major damage and caused at least 25 deaths in Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama Hillman's mother, Susan Roberts left her car and home and survived, but another woman seeking shelter climbed into Susan's car and was killed.
Text of reasons University of Missouri System Board of Curators object to giving a student member voting privileges.
Columbia Police Chief Randy Boehm will be retiring and has accepted a job as manager of security for MU Health Care.
May 11, 2008
Two disc jockeys bring Berlin-style bar pingpong to Mojo's.
Bobby Turley helps pack up a coworker's belongings from his destroyed home near Racine on Sunday. A series of deadly storms killed at least 21 people in southwest Missouri and northeast Oklahoma on Saturday night.
Andrew Thomas, left, and Jay Gentry play a doubles game of pingpong April 24 at Mojo's Doctor Pong night. The next Doctor Pong night will be May 14.
MU student Maggy Rhein returns a ball during a pingpong game April 24 at Mojo's, a bar in downtown Columbia.
Dr. Pong disc jockeys Chris Bahn, left, and Nick Newlin pose at their house in front of the "pingpong wall," which features pictures of celebrities playng pingpong.
DJ Nick Newlin spins during Doctor Pong night on April 24 at Mojo's.
Professor Donato Ndongo pauses before beginning his class, The Literature of Equatorial Guinea, on May 5.
During one of the final classes of the semester, Professor Donato Ndongo talks to his class about the literature they read over the weekend.
Ken McRae, co-owner of alleyCat Yoga on Cherry Street, demonstrates a typical position for Yoga Nidra before leading a session. Practitioners of Yoga Nidra usually use pillows, blankets and eye covers to reduce external stimuli and help induce complete relaxation.
Hickman baseball coach Dave Wilson will be leaving Columbia and moving to north Kansas City after the season in order to be closer to his family.
May 10, 2008
One of the faith-based acts performing at the Glimpse of Eternity III event was H.I.S. Life Praise Dance. The MU troupe, which is going into its third year, uses mimes to deliver sermons and chants.