October 22, 2010
MU's fraternities and sororities put on their annual house decorations Friday night for the university's 99th Homecoming. Students and Columbians of all ages came out for the event, which took place from 6 to 10 p.m.
The MU Student Center dedication was a two-day event open to the public. A tailgate kicked off the event, and an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people ate original burgers from The Shack, a formerly popular student hangout. Throughout the day Friday, several dedications took place in the new center. Students could leave their mark in a time capsule that is set to be opened in 2060, and the Traditions Lounge on the center's upper level was a hot spot for black and gold fans.
A two-car collision on Friday night sent six people to the hospital after three were extricated from one vehicle. One person is in critical care.
The Columbia Police Department directs traffic after a two-car collision at Stadium and I-70 on Friday.
Dianne Fendler, who has been a Beetle Bailey reader since she was 10 years old, has her book signed by Mort Walker at the MU Student Center on Friday.
Mort Walker talks to Kappa Sigma fraternity at a private party before his book signing at the new Student Center on Friday.
People lined up inside the MU Student Center waiting for a book signing with Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey. Walker created Beetle Bailey in the 50s, and was heavily influenced by MU while he was a Kappa Sigma at the university.
Visitors from far and wide have descended on Columbia for MU Homecoming. Greektown house decorations were a major attraction Friday night to kick off the festivities.
The Jefferson Junior High School building when it opened as Columbia High School in 1911.
The Coordinating Board for Education released a timeline for analyzing low-performing programs.
Mort Walker, center, poses for pictures after the Student Center dedication on Friday. Walker attended the dedication before a book signing Friday evening.
From left, Brian Kirn, Paige Sommerer and Sheldon Price lead the audience in singing the Alma Mater at the end of the dedication ceremony. All three are current MU students.
Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks at the Student Center dedication on Friday. The ceremony was part of a two-day event to dedicate the new Student Center during MU's 99th Homecoming weekend.
A student's drawing on the time capsule banner will be viewed in 2060 when the capsule is opened.
Students sign a banner for the time capsule on Friday. The banner was placed outside the student center, and everyone who walked by was encouraged to sign.
Students sign a banner for the time capsule on Friday. The banner will be placed with the time capsule, which will be opened in 50 years.
A photo frame donated by nursing students for the Student Center time capsule sits on display at the dedication on Friday. Student organizations from every area of campus donated items to be placed in the time capsule. The capsule is located on the south side of the Student Center, and the Student Union Programming Board plans to open the capsule in 2060.
MU sophomore Whitley Crawford bites into a Shack burger outside of the Student Center on Friday. The Shack Burger was the staple of the former student hangout, The Shack.
Do Mundo’s kitchen worker Jacob Petty flips Shack Burger patties on Friday in commemoration of the opening of a new section of the Student Center. The burgers, along with pulled pork sandwiches, were available to students for free as a taste of the past. The Shack Burger was the staple of the former student hangout, The Shack. The Shack closed in 1984, and was consumed by a fire in 1988. The Reynolds Alumni Center now sits on the former site of the Shack.
Preparation for College GameDay continues at Francis Quadrangle on Friday. Although the quad has a capacity of 24,000, there is no estimate as to how many people will attend the show Saturday morning.