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Build-A-Bear event now in third year [Photo]

MU freshman Chasidy Allen helps stuff bears for the Student Union Programming Board's Caring, Bearing, and Sharing fundraiser in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. This is the third year the event has raised proceeds to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.

Build-A-Bear program draws crowd [Photo]

It was the third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event hosted by the Student Union Programming Board in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. According to Big Events chairman Madeline Beyer, the event raised about $1,000 last year. They're hoping this year's sizable turnout will double that amount.

MU students buy stuffed bears for charity [Photo]

Freshmen Emma Hecht (left) and Tiffany Miller (center) and junior Dan Cook (right) purchase Build-A-Bear Workshop animals to stuff for Valentine's Day gifts on Wednesday in Stotler Lounge. The third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event hosted by the Student Union Programming Board offered students the opportunity to make their own stuffed animals for $5, or to donate five canned foods with all proceeds benefiting the Central Missouri Food Bank.

MU students stuff tigers [Photo]

MU freshmen Jon Blake (left), Bailey Eversole (center) and Dana Aleman (right) stuff their Build-A-Bear Workshop tigers in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. All proceeds from the third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event hosted by the Student Union Programming Board benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.

MU students name bears [Photo]

MU junior Mariah Thomas (left) and MU sophomore Joey Musterman (right) contemplate what to name their Build-A-Bear Workshop tigers at the third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. Hosted by the Student Union Programming Board, event sponsors ordered 300 larger stuffed animals and 200 of the smaller stuffed tigers to raise proceeds to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.

Skyler Hinton happy about recruitment [Photo]

Former Rock Bridge football player Skyler Hinton smiles as he prepares to hike the ball during practice Sept. 8, 2009. Hinton relied on video highlights of his senior season in the recruiting process since he missed most of his junior season because of a broken leg. Wyoming eventually offered Hinton a scholarship, and he enrolled in January.

NYPD photos show smoke from 9/11 [Photo]

This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001, by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows smoke and ash engulfing the area around the World Trade Center in New York.

Aerial photos released show ash from World Trade Center towers [Photo]

This photo taken Sept. 11, 2001, by the New York City Police Department and obtained by ABC News, which claims to have obtained it under the Freedom of Information Act, shows one of the towers of the World Trade Center in New York as it begins to crumble.

Charles Erickson recant video [Video]

In this videotaped sworn statement taken on Nov. 22 at Potosi Correctional Center, Charles Erickson says that he alone beat and strangled Kent Heitholt. Because of the large file size for this 12-minute video, it may take a while to load in your browser.

Education on recycling [Video]

The city of Columbia is starting a new initiative aimed at making recycling easier for residents by educating people on how to recycle while also making the sorting process simpler. Waste Minimization Supervisor Layli Terrill describes what items the city will and will not accept and also explains how the new program will make recycling easier.

Endowed professor has been teaching since 1974 [Photo]

John Foley has two endowed professorships with MU. He is the W.H. Byler Chair in the Humanities and Curator's Professor of Classical Studies and English. Foley has been teaching since 1974.

Translating Beowulf [Photo]

John Foley, left, teaches his Beowulf seminar class, which consists of five doctoral students. From center, Julie Christenson, Rebecca Mouser, Melissa Range and Peter Ramey are translating the Old English version of Beowulf to modern English.

MU student plans to train for 2012 Olympics [Photo]

MU's Nick Adcock is one of the top 10 decathlon athletes in the United States according to All-Athletics.com. He is planning on training for the 2012 summer Olympics in London.

MU decathlete Nick Adcock jumps hurdles [Photo]

Nick Adcock, track runner for MU, jumps the hurdles in the Hearnes Center field house on Feb. 3. Adcock recently broke his own record in hurdle jumping.

How an endowed chair works [Interactive graphic]

Mike Jeffers [Photo]

Mike Jeffers is currently the principal of Hickman High School. He plans to take a position at North Kansas City secondary schools.

Kathy Ritter [Photo]

Kathy Ritter is currently the principal of Rock Bridge High school and plans to retire at the end of the academic year.

Boxing up the berries [Photo]

Mike Atkinson, director of sales at The Candy Factory, packages a tray of 100 milk chocolate-covered strawberries into a box. The Candy Factory sells its chocolate-covered strawberries in 1/2-pound and 1-pound boxes that contain four to six berries and eight to 12 berries, respectively.

Family business [Photo]

The Candy Factory, located at the corner of E. Cherry and Seventh streets, has chocolate-covered strawberries available from Feb. 10-14 every year. Sam and Donna Atkinson have operated the store since 1986 and now run it along with their son Mike Atkinson and his wife, Amy Atkinson.

Popular treat [Photo]

The Candy Factory's milk chocolate-covered strawberries are one of its most popular Valentine's Day season treats, said Director of Sales Mike Atkinson while he prepared the store for the holiday. He said that truffles and Katys (The Candy Factory's designation for turtle candies) are also typically in high demand.
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