Guest artist brings African dance to Stephens College [Video]

On Feb. 25, Tawanda Chabikwa and some of his students from Stephens College performed contemporary African dance for the public. In this video, Chabikwa explains why he teaches his art and what he hopes it will give to his students.

Rock Bridge boys basketball's Matt Kelly [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Matt Kelly will play against some of his former AAU teammates on Friday when the Bruins take on Troy-Buchanan in the quarterfinals of the Class 5 state boys basketball tournament at Mizzou Arena.

Students practice tornado drill [Photo]

Students kneel against the wall to protect themselves during a statewide severe weather drill on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Lee Elementary School. Every school across Missouri participated in the exercise at 1:30 pm.

Student covers head during tornado drill [Photo]

Students take cover during a severe weather drill at 1:30 pm, Thursday, March 2011 at Lee Elementary. The National Weather Service and the State Emergency Management Agency declared March 7-11 as Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri.

Professor Cornelius Eady discusses music lyrics with dinner guests [Photo]

"I love hearing your opinions on music; I think it's really cool," Professor Cornelius Eady said Tuesday to a table of dinner guests discussing poetry at his home. Eady is the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing of the English department. From left: sophomore Kiara Lanier, Eady's mother-in-law Carolyn Micklem, Eady and Alex Holloway-Melise talk about music lyrics.

MU English professor Cornelius Eady hosts poetry discussion [Photo]

MU English Professor Cornelius Eady, left, hosts a dinner and poetry discussion for his students in his home on Tuesday. Alex Holloway-Melise, center, and junior Jessica Brown, right, look at a poetry book from Eady. "The important thing is just to write," Eady said. Eady is the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing of the English department.

MU student volunteers as Boone County firefighter [Video]

Josh Travis is not your ordinary MU student. At any moment he could be running to the scene of a fire, risking his life and sacrificing his time to fulfill his duty to Columbia as a volunteer firefighter.

Doug Crews [Photo]

Doug Crews is executive director of the Missouri Press Association in Columbia.

Texas Tech pressures Missouri [Photo]

Missouri's Kim English and Texas Tech's David Tairu scramble from the ball in the second half of Wednesday's game in Kansas City.

Safford steps up [Photo]

Missouri senior Justin Safford moves toward the basket during the second half of the Tigers' Big 12 tournament opening game. Safford finished with 10 points, his best game since Feb. 12.

Dixon drives past Texas Tech [Photo]

Missouri guard Michael Dixon jumps past Texas Tech guard John Roberson during Wednesday's game at Sprint Center in Kansas City. Dixon finished with 17 points.

Safford defends in Big 12 Tournament [Photo]

Missouri forward Justin Safford defends Texas Tech's Mike Singletary in the first half of Wednesday's game in the Big 12 Tournament. Safford saw more playing time because Laurence Bowers was on the bench because of foul trouble.

Gregoris holds opponent [Photo]

Missouri redshirt sophomore Nick Gregoris holds Iowa State's Trent Weatherman during a match Feb. 13 at Hearnes Center.

Community members reflect on Ash Wednesday [Video]

March 9 was Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of the liturgical season of Lent. The season begins 40 days before Easter, not including Sundays. In some religious traditions, people fast or give something up in observance of the season. A few MU students and alumni talk about their plans for the Lent and their feelings after the service in St. Thomas More Parish & Newman Center.

Fleming approaches home [Photo]

Missouri's Ashley Fleming (30) approaches home plate as her teammates wait to celebrate her three-run home run in the first inning on Wednesday at University Field. Fleming finished with two hits and five RBIs.

Taylor slides into third base [Photo]

Missouri outfielder Rhea Taylor slides into third base on Wednesday at University Field. Taylor was called safe after advancing on a fly ball.

Prayers recited at Ash Wednesday Mass [Photo]

Mass attendees extend their hands as they say the Lord's Prayer on Ash Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Youth prepares for Ash Wednesday tradition [Photo]

Mason Justice Davis waits his turn to have ashes placed on his head at the 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday service at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In the Catholic tradition people 14 and older abstain from meat, and people ages 18 to 59 fast in observance of Ash Wednesday.

Plackis gets tagged out [Photo]

Missouri's Andreas Plackis gets tagged out at first base on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. "I thought we were ready to play today, but we just didn't who up at the plate," coach Tim Jamison said.

Ashes administered as Lent begins [Photo]

Lay Minister Bob Edwards marks Linda McLeod's forehead with ashes at the 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday service at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, the liturgical season that begins 40 days before Easter, not including Sundays, and involves prayer and fasting.