December 23, 2007
Shinya Yuge, a Japanese postdoctoral student, likes to spend Christmas with American families.
Jagat Lamsa, a Nepalese doctoral student, enjoys seeing the Christmas decorations in Columbia.
December 22, 2007
A group of 21 Rock Bridge High School students walked 21 miles on the MKT Trail on Friday, raising $5,700 for the Youth Aids organization.
The Santa Claus at Mid America Harley-Davidson meets and greets Harley enthusiasts of all sizes.
Students hoping to raise awareness about AIDS on Friday included, from left, Caelum Johnson, Jennifer Heman, Lauren Orschelm, Laura Oberbeck, Maggie Kauffman, Sainy Hussam and Daniel Burke-Agüero.
Friday’s fundraising walk included elements of a “kick-me” campaign, playing off signs placed on kids’ back as a prank. This sign, worn by 17-year-old Rebecca Akutekha, is meant to encourage activism.
Jay Morgan Sr., the Santa Claus at the Mid America Harley Davidson shop, talks with customers’ kids.
Jay Morgan Sr. is the Santa Claus at the Mid America Harley-Davidson shop.
MU defensive lineman Stryker Sulak stands on the sidelines and watches his teamates during practice Friday in Columbia. Sulak is from Rockdale, Texas, and is among several Tigers returning to their home state to play in the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1.
Illinois' Shaun Pruitt, top right, puts up one in a sequence of shots from under the basket for what became the winning points Saturday in the annual Braggin Rights game against Missouri in St. Louis.
Missouri's Keon Lawrence covers his face after loosing the ball in the final seconds to give Illinois the victory Saturday in St. Louis.
December 20, 2007
The rising crime rate in Columbia was discussed at the community action meeting held Tuesday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Community members were encouraged to present their questions to a panel that included Mayor Darwin Hindman, officer Mike Hayes, and Lorenzo Lawson from the Youth Empowerment Zone.
Gary Forsee, the former CEO of Sprint Nextel Corp., was named the 22nd president for the UM System on Dec. 20, 2007.
Former Sprint-Nextel CEO Gary Forsee gives his inaugural speech as the new president of the four-campus UM System at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU in December of 2007.
Gary Forsee, former chief executive of Sprint Nextel Corp., is introduced as the new president of the University of Missouri System at a news conference Thursday at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU campus.
Gary Forsee, former CEO for Sprint Nextel Corp., is introduced as the new president of the University of Missouri System by Don Walsworth, president of the Board of Curators, at a news conference Thursday at the Reynolds Alumni Center.