December 2, 2010
Nathan Spencer, of Ketchikan, Alaska, browses the aisles of Village Books while in town to visit his sister for Thanksgiving on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Spencer works on tugboats during the summer and says that he reads between 50 and 60 books during his free time on the boats. "I saw a used bookstore and I couldn't resist," Spencer said, "On the tugboats we read just about anything."
Becky Cahalin, of Columbia, reads a book to her son, Cooper Cahalin, 4, in the kids section of Village Books on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Cahalin said that she likes coming to Village Books to read to her son because of the quiet atmosphere.
Kimberly Watkins (left) and Kelly Osborn are checked out by co-owner of Village Books, Becky Asher, on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Watkins and Osborn are both regulars at Village Books and often bring in used books to trade in for store credit, though they left with a box full of books that Asher did not accept.
Cooper Cahalin, 4, presses down a button to make the windshield wipers noise on a sing-a-long book while his mom, Becky Cahalin, reads to him in the kid's section of Village Books on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Cahalin said that she and Cooper come to Village Books about once a month to read through children's books and pick one out to buy. "We will usually read about 10 before he decides on one," Cahalin said.
The enrollment of adults over 25 has been increasing at U.S. colleges and universities. The National Center for Education Statistics has projected the number of enrolled adults through 2018.
December 1, 2010
Pam Beerup does Pilates at Stephens College's Health and Wellness Challenge class on Nov. 15
Corrie Hutchinson, a library director at Stephens College, does Pilates during the Stephens College Health and Wellness Challenge on Nov. 15.
Missouri's Marcus Denmon scored a career-high 27 points Tuesday against Georgetown in his native Kansas City. Denmon and the Tigers will be in less familiar territory Thursday when they play at Oregon at McArthur Court, one of the oldest on-campus college arenas still in use.
The menorah is lit on the first night of Hanukkah at Hillel at MU on Wednesday. Candle lighting will occur every night at Hillel until next Wednesday.
MU freshman Jonathan Deutsch, left, recites the candle lighting blessing as MU sophomore Mira Barasch, right, lights the menorah for the first night of Hanukkah on Wednesday.
Briana Kvasnicka, 19, and Melissa Gephardt, 19, hold vigil candles on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway for World AIDS Day. Gephardt said she came out to "stand in solidarity and raise awareness."
Michelle Brandt, an HIV case manager in Columbia, holds a vigil candle on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway for World AIDS Day. Brandt said she came out to "honor the people that have lost their lives to AIDS."
Supporters of World AIDS Day hold an AIDS ribbon on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway. Supporters walked from the A.P. Green Chapel, where a remembrance was held to mark the day, to Ninth Street and Broadway where they stood for an hour at the four corners of the busy intersection to raise awareness to passersby.
Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer, left, and former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne shake hands on Feb. 22, 2006, in Lincoln, Neb. The upcoming Big 12 championship game between Oklahoma and Nebraska brings back memories of those Thanksgiving weekend battles between the Big Reds of the North and South.
Here is the memo that Police Chief Ken Burton sent to Ellen LoCurto-Martinez, chairwoman of the Citizens Police Review Board, regarding his decision on a complaint of officer misconduct filed by Derek Billups.
IBM intends to have 800 employees in the Columbia center by 2012. The grand opening will be held early next year.
The entrance way to the new IBM building. The building opened Nov. 1 after IBM spent $10 million to renovate a neglected warehouse in southeast Columbia.
Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon runs for a touchdown against Baylor. Blackmon led the nation this season with 1,665 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns.
Sanho Tree is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and worked as a diplomatic and military historian in the 1990s.
The MU student organization Sustain Mizzou teamed up with the MU Sustainability Office, Mizzou Athletics, the MU Wellness Office, the City of Columbia and N.H. Sheppers Distributing to organize Tiger Tailgate Recycling. Since 2005, the group has collected more than 100 tons of recyclable material, such as aluminum, glass and plastic, at Mizzou home football games.