December 18, 2008
UM System budget reduction impact statement filed with the state Department of Higher Education on Thursday.
Elaine Johnson is the new director of Orr Street Studios. She says she is not an artist but loves art.
December 17, 2008
Victoria Johnson, associate professor of sociology, listens to Chancellor Brady Deaton speak at a general faculty meeting in Jesse Wrench Auditorium on Dec. 17. Deaton addressed faculty concerns stemming from the current state of the economy and from potential budget cuts of up to 25 percent.
Steve Donorio, the "Radio Ranger" at KOPN/89.5 FM, checks his levels as he begins a tune during his Sunday radio show.
Dee Campbell-Carter taught first-graders at Rock Bridge Elementary School about the meaning of Kwanzaa on Dec. 17 in the school’s library. First-graders learned a song to remember the Swahili words associated with the holiday.
The following are excerpts from Steve Donofrio’s Dec. 7 Radio Ranger show on KOPN/89.5 FM. The Critter Du Jour is another segment on Radio Ranger. This week Donofrio talks about the cedar waxwing.
The following is an excerpt from Steve Donofrio’s Dec. 7 Radio Ranger show on KOPN/89.5 FM. Every week Donofrio discusses a different tree during a segment entitled Tree Time. This week, he talks about the American holly.
Elayna Mottaz, left, and Melissa Carranza play African instruments Wednesday during a Kwanzaa presentation at Rock Bridge Elementary School. Dee Campbell-Carter taught the first-graders about the holiday.
On Wednesday at Rock Bridge Elementary, Dee Campbell-Carter shows a mask her family made during Kwanzaa. Kuumba, Swahili for creativity, is celebrated during Kwanzaa.
The following is an excerpt from Steve Donofrio’s Dec. 7 Radio Ranger show on KOPN/89.5 FM. Listen to the entire song "Marie" by Townes Van Zandt, as played on the show.
The following is an excerpt from Steve Donofrio's Dec. 7 Radio Ranger show on KOPN/89.5 FM. Here, Donofrio discusses a song he says he believes reflects hard times. He tells his listeners that the song, Marie by Townes Van Zandt, depicts how situations can always get worse.
The following is an excerpt from Steve Donofrio's Dec. 7 Radio Ranger show on KOPN/89.5 FM. Here, Donofrio opens his show by telling listeners about upcoming portions of his program.
The MU Trombone choir plays the majestic Sonata Pian’ e Forte by Giovanni Gabrieli at the Odyssey Chamber Music Series Dec. 5 at First Baptist Church in Columbia. The trombone choir is made up of students and alumni from MU and is led by Professor Bill Mann.
Click here to download the Columbia Police Department's full report. This ZIP file contains videos, photos and a PowerPoint presentation. The size of the file is 215.2 MB.
December 16, 2008
Summer Hock drags her sled back to the top of a hill at Stephens Lake Park on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Hock spent the afternoon sledding with her father, Ken Hock, and her friend Regina Hartliep, 7.
Ken Hock rides on a sled down the hill with his daughter's friend Regina Hartliep, 7, at Stephens Lake Park on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Columbia schools were canceled for the second day in a row because of inclement weather, giving many kids the chance to have some fun on the hills.
Christine Kruse, an MU sophomore, sells back textbooks from the fall semester. Kruse made $80 on her buyback Tuesday.
Not wanting to get his face wet, 6-year-old English spring spaniel Jura lifts his head away from the soap and water on Virginia Huxley's hands. Huxley teaches agility training to Jura and several other dogs at the Columbia Canine Sports Center.
Sixteen-month-old Ailsa runs out of a tunnel at the Columbia Canine Sports Center's show arena. Ailsa was preparing for an upcoming show with her owner, Virginia Huxley, who owns the center and is also an MU professor of medical pharmacology and physiology.