Reading a book [Photo]

Cooper Cahalin, 4, presses down a button to make the windshield wipers noise on a sing-a-long book while his mom, Becky Cahalin, reads to him in the kid's section of Village Books on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Cahalin said that she and Cooper come to Village Books about once a month to read through children's books and pick one out to buy. "We will usually read about 10 before he decides on one," Cahalin said.

GRAPH: Adults enrolled in degree-granting schools [Graphic]

The enrollment of adults over 25 has been increasing at U.S. colleges and universities. The National Center for Education Statistics has projected the number of enrolled adults through 2018.

Beerup does Pilates at Stephens College [Photo]

Pam Beerup does Pilates at Stephens College's Health and Wellness Challenge class on Nov. 15

Pilates at Stephens College [Photo]

Corrie Hutchinson, a library director at Stephens College, does Pilates during the Stephens College Health and Wellness Challenge on Nov. 15.

MU basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Georgetown [Photo]

Missouri's Marcus Denmon scored a career-high 27 points Tuesday against Georgetown in his native Kansas City. Denmon and the Tigers will be in less familiar territory Thursday when they play at Oregon at McArthur Court, one of the oldest on-campus college arenas still in use.

The menorah: night No. 1 [Photo]

The menorah is lit on the first night of Hanukkah at Hillel at MU on Wednesday. Candle lighting will occur every night at Hillel until next Wednesday.

MU students recite the candle lighting blessing [Photo]

MU freshman Jonathan Deutsch, left, recites the candle lighting blessing as MU sophomore Mira Barasch, right, lights the menorah for the first night of Hanukkah on Wednesday.

Participants come out to raise AIDS awareness [Photo]

Briana Kvasnicka, 19, and Melissa Gephardt, 19, hold vigil candles on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway for World AIDS Day. Gephardt said she came out to "stand in solidarity and raise awareness."

HIV case manager shows support [Photo]

Michelle Brandt, an HIV case manager in Columbia, holds a vigil candle on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway for World AIDS Day. Brandt said she came out to "honor the people that have lost their lives to AIDS."

Supporters display AIDS ribbon downtown [Photo]

Supporters of World AIDS Day hold an AIDS ribbon on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway. Supporters walked from the A.P. Green Chapel, where a remembrance was held to mark the day, to Ninth Street and Broadway where they stood for an hour at the four corners of the busy intersection to raise awareness to passersby.

End of era [Photo]

Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer, left, and former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne shake hands on Feb. 22, 2006, in Lincoln, Neb. The upcoming Big 12 championship game between Oklahoma and Nebraska brings back memories of those Thanksgiving weekend battles between the Big Reds of the North and South.

Burton's memo [Document]

Here is the memo that Police Chief Ken Burton sent to Ellen LoCurto-Martinez, chairwoman of the Citizens Police Review Board, regarding his decision on a complaint of officer misconduct filed by Derek Billups.

IBM's new Columbia building [Photo]

IBM intends to have 800 employees in the Columbia center by 2012. The grand opening will be held early next year.

New IBM building entrance [Photo]

The entrance way to the new IBM building. The building opened Nov. 1 after IBM spent $10 million to renovate a neglected warehouse in southeast Columbia.

Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon [Photo]

Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon runs for a touchdown against Baylor. Blackmon led the nation this season with 1,665 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns.

Sanho Tree [Photo]

Sanho Tree is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and worked as a diplomatic and military historian in the 1990s.

MU students collect recyclables [Graphic]

The MU student organization Sustain Mizzou teamed up with the MU Sustainability Office, Mizzou Athletics, the MU Wellness Office, the City of Columbia and N.H. Sheppers Distributing to organize Tiger Tailgate Recycling. Since 2005, the group has collected more than 100 tons of recyclable material, such as aluminum, glass and plastic, at Mizzou home football games.

Georgetown's Chris Wright and Missouri's Matt Pressy [Photo]

Georgetown's Chris Wright drives past Matt Pressy during the second half of the MU-Georgetown game in Kansas City on Tuesday.

MU men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. Georgetown [Photo]

Missouri's Michael Dixon, left, is beaten to a loose ball by Georgetown's Jason Clark in Tuesday's overtime loss at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Columbia College basketball player Greg Stegeman vs. Lyon College [Photo]

Columbia College senior forward Greg Stegeman eyes the basket against Lyon College on Tuesday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.