October 6, 2007
Elton John, left, receives a portfolio gift backstage from MU's Pictures of the Year International Director Rick Shaw prior to his Friday evening performance at Mizzou Arena. David Rees, the school's photojournalism sequence chair, joined Shaw for the welcome.
Tamon Sawayanagi, 66 and director of the Imada Puppet Troupe from Iida City, Japan, demonstrates how a puppet works on Friday. It takes a total of three people to animate a puppet in the traditional Japanese art form, while a tayu, or a narrator, tells the story and gives voices to the characters. The performance is usually accompanied by a musician playing a samisen, a Japanese version of the mandolin, which provides sound effects and helps set the mood. The troupe performed at MU Friday.
Canaan Joyner, 8, tries his hand at animating a traditional Japanese warrior puppet on Friday, October 5, 2007. "Moving the eyes was the best part," said Joyner, "it's real exciting and interesting."
Tamon Sawayanagi, right, 66, Yukihiko Kinoshita, center, 38, and Ryuzo Matsuo, left, 58, of the Imada Puppet Troupe from Iida City, Japan, animate a warrior puppet at Jesse Wrench Auditorium Friday. The troupe demonstrated traditional Japanese puppetry with help from Dr. Martin Holman, the coordinator of Japanese studies at MU. It takes a total of three people to animate one traditional Japanese puppet.
An intricately carved puppet head and a samisen wait to be used in the traditional Japanese puppetry demonstration Friday at MU's Jesse Wrench Auditorium. A samisen is a three stringed Japanese instrument, used accompany and set the mood at traditional puppet shows.
October 5, 2007
Plans for the design of the Columbia Public Schools new high school will likely incorporate some of the latest classroom technologies and learning tools.
Aerobics instructor Vicki Pinkel leads a choreographed routine in her "Pinkel's Ladies" class on Sept. 26 at Columbia's Activity and Recreation Center. She makes her high-energy class inviting and fun by choreographing dance routines to popular oldies, country and show tunes.
The ball took a bad bounce for Missouri in the last part of its game against Nebraska in 1997.
Senior Garrick Williams, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound tackle, is a leader for Rock Bridge both on and off the field.
Missouri freshman cornerback Carl Gettis will make the first start of his career Saturday against Nebraska.
The Columbia College volleyball team huddles between games at a Sept. 18 match at Southwell Complex.
Columbia College assistant soccer coach Greg Kayser watches the Cougars game Thursday against Williams Woods.
Bart Steponovich, left, and his sister, Katherine, became catchers for the same reason: “to be part of every play.” Their father, Tony, and their brother, Nick, were also high school catchers.
MU freshman Tyler Hillis practices his bunker shots.
Sept. 22. Officials now take the goal posts down after every game.
Mizzou players step over a fallen goal post after the Illinois State game on
The MU Army ROTC Cannon Crew carries a tired Truman the Tiger off of Faurot Field after completing the traditional round of push-ups after Jeremy Maclin scored a touchdown against Western Michigan on Sept. 15.
Click on image for some favorites of three Tigers players