September 6, 2010
Bruce Holtkamp examines the blueprints for the new $60,000 student information desk in the expanded Brady Commons on Wednesday. The desk will include two permanent computers, 99 laptops available for checkout, a printer and three plasma TVs for students to learn about events around campus.
Lamar Wade, Drew Morrow and Bruce Holtcamp review assembly instructions for the new student information desk in the expanded Brady Commons on Wednesday. The desk aims to provide the anticipated 15,000 students who pass through the center daily with new information for happenings around campus.
The $60,600 desk will contain materials from the old Brady Commons, such as pool cues, as well as new materials, such as board games. The desk is funded by Student and Auxiliary Services, not by student fees. Student and Auxiliary Services estimates that 15,000 students will use the new Student Center on a daily basis.
The MU Student Center re-opened Aug. 18 for the 2010-11 school year. It offers five restaurants, nine meeting rooms, a copy center and many other features including space for students to study, eat and relax. Students said they are excited about the central location and a new place to convene between classes and to eat a meal.
This view shows the lower level furniture plan for the MU Student Center.
This view shows the second floor furniture plan for the MU Student Center.
The view shows the first floor furniture plan at the MU Student Center.
September 5, 2010
A moth lands on the Bike Boulevard mural Sunday. An adjacent garden northwest of the mural is edged with anise hyssop, also known as licorice mint, named for its fragrance, which attracts butterflies.
Christina McCullen and her husband, Atish Sen, have been volunteering for the SNAP program for more than three and a half years by caring for four colonies of feral cats that live in Columbia. Best Friends Animal Society estimates that there are about 33,270 feral cats living in Columbia. SNAP practices trap-neuter-return, which keeps the colonies of feral cats from growing, and they defend their territory keeping other stray cats from forming new colonies in that area.
Christina McCullen has spent the past three and a half years volunteering with her husband, Atish Sen, for the SNAP program. They care for four cat colonies, all in the same area. "It cost more money to trap and euthanize a cat than it does to trap and spay or neuter a cat," McCullen said.
September 4, 2010
Texas-Brownsville outside hitter Erica Chimak, left, tips the ball over the net between teammate Talita Milasauskas and Columbia College setter Paula Ferreira on Saturday at Southwell Complex. UTB won the match after dominating the third game.
Columbia College middle hitter Nicole Murphy prepares to spike the ball against Texas-Brownsville middle blocker Ana Guerra on Saturday at Southwell Complex. Despite coming back to tie at one match each, the Cougars fell to the Scorpions in the third match.
From left to right, Columbia College's Kelly Corkum, Katie Silver, Trinity Ojo, Erin Pavlin and Ola Shawky watch the closing minutes of their final match against Texas-Brownsville on Saturday at Southwell Complex. Columbia College lost the last game and the match.
Columbia resident Jeff Hotop rides his bike past the freshly painted mural on Bike Boulevard at the intersection of Ash and St. Joseph streets on Saturday.
Jessie Starbuck, left, MU graduate student Sara Semelka, center, and Lindsay Akens, also an MU graduate student, paint the mural at the intersection of Ash and St. Joseph streets on the Bike Boulevard on Saturday. Work on the mural was all volunteer and began at 8 a.m. and lasted until around 5 p.m.
MU Tigers met victory in St. Louis as they beat the Illinois Illini 23-13 in the Arch Rivalry football game Saturday September 4, 2010 at the Edward Jones Dome.
Jessie Starbuck volunteers some time to help paint the mural on the new Bike Boulevard at the intersection of Ash and St. Joseph streets on Saturday. Painting began around 8 a.m. and ended around 5 p.m.
Rock Bridge senior volleyball player Emily Holt rests between plays Saturday against Ozark
Students and faculty at Moberly Area Community College react to the new building in Parkade Center.
Rock Bridge freshman Ali Kreklow (No. 9) sets the ball for teammate Audrey Holt (No. 8) on Saturday in the Bruins' game against visiting Ozark.