August 6, 2009
Advances in technology and a rise in demand has enabled an increase in online classes offered by Missouri schools, with MU, Stephens College and Columbia College leading the way. Columbia College, in particular, has seized the opportunity and now runs online and satellite campuses across the country.
Peggy Wright, a biology professor at Columbia College, talks with Terry Smith, the college's dean of academic affairs, about a new online course in human biology. The class, which is slated to start this fall, will allow students to perform lab assignments at home.
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton was one of several people attending Gov. Jay Nixon's news conference at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Columbia College is developing an online course called Human Biology. Students receive this kit that enables them to do lab assignments at home. Included are a sheep heart, dissection tools and a microscope. The class will be offered this fall.
Textbooks are becoming more readily available in alternative formats to help students cope with book costs. “Exploring Business,” by Karen Collins, is one textbook offered in multiple formats. An open source version is also available free online.
Irwin Kaye, right, speaks with Rabbi Yossi Feintuch before an observation of the Jewish holiday Tisha B'Av on Wednesday at the Congregation Beth Shalom. The somber event marks the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem, and other events that have taken place on the same day.
Rabbi Yossi Feintuch, right, leads a small service on Wednesday to mark Tisha B'Av, the Jewish day of remembrance of the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem. Irwin Kaye, center, and David Wilkerson, left, are members of the Congregation Beth Shalom who attended the service.
Irwin Kaye, right, sings on Wednesday during a remembrance of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish holiday marking the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yossi Feintuch, left, led members of Congregation Beth Shalom in a small service marking the holiday before watching a documentary about the temples.
A breakdown of revenue and expenses for KOMU's "Pepper & Friends."
RF Ablation is a treatment for a precancerous condition known as Barrett’s esophagus. The treatment consists of inserting and then inflating a balloon at the end of a scope within the affected area of the esophagus. A rapid (less than one second) burst of energy removes a very thin layer of the diseased esophagus, allowing healthy underlying tissue to surface.
Columbia firefighters transport Daniel Hood to an emergency medical vehicle as Columbia Police Officers Barbara Buck and Bruce Houston survey the scene of a multi-car accident on the corner of McBaine and Ash on August 5. Police were chasing the vehicle of Anthony Jacobs, who is under warrant for absconding on parole, when Hood's truck was caught up the melee.
Spray-painted pink lines on the intersection of McBaine and Ash streets in Columbia mark the directions in which different cars were traveling before being caught up in a multi-vehicle accident.
The smashed car, left, of Anthony Jacobs lies on the curb of McBaine Street. Police were chasing Jacobs, under warrant for absconding on parole, when his car spun out and hit a telephone pole.
Betty Flanagan encourages two girls at Nora Stewart Nursery as they struggle with their coloring. "The program allows me to give my time to children that need extra love," said Flanagan.
Betty Flanagan helps quiet down the children at Nora Stewart Nursery where she volunteers five days a week as part of the Foster Grandparent Program.
August 5, 2009
Hardeep Bhullar, chairman of the Columbia City Golf Championship, practices his putting Tuesday at the Columbia Country Club. Bhullar has competed in every tournament since the event began in 1975.
St. Louis resident Melanie Hof pushes off from the Cooper's Landing on Wednesday as the leader in the MR340 women's division. Hof has only been paddling since June.
Grumpy Old Men team members Charlie Stewart, left. and Richard Miller, both of Spring, Texas, attract attention from the media as they stop at the Cooper's Landing check point Wednesday during the MR340 paddling race. Veterans of this race, the team has continued to compete despite Miller's severe loss of vision.
Guy Roman, left, and Joshua Schloesser wait as Phil Bowden, from San Marcos, Texas, pulls into Cooper's Landing on Wednesday.
The Aquaholics kayak team from Jefferson City gets encouragement from their supporters Wednesday as they leave the Cooper's Landing check point of the Missouri River 340 race.