September 17, 2009
MU students promoting the Sierra Club Coal Free Campus Campaign put on a demonstration at Speaker Circle on Wednesday to educate listeners on the amount of coal the MU campus uses. The group displayed the amount of coal the MU campus burns every second and commented that last year MU burned 48,000 tons of coal.
Andrea Barrett, author of "The Air We Breathe," which was chosen as the 2009 One Read book as part of a program to encourage literary discussion within the Boone County community.
Journalist Lisa Ling speaks about her career as an international correspondent at Jesse Auditorium. Ling recounted stories from her work abroad and expressed disappointment with the low level of media coverage given to international affairs. “The highest-rated news shows are the ones with old white guys telling you what to think. What does that say about the state of journalism – that we need to be told what to think? Opinions are masquerading as news.”
The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Office of Cultural Events to bring September’s Family Fun Fest, which was geared toward bringing out the creativity in kids.
September 16, 2009
Missouri's Catie Wilson, right, celebrates the Tigers' victory Wednesday night over Kansas with teammate Julianna Klein.
The fifth annual MU Campus Gallery and Culture Crawl will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour five different exhibits on campus. Those that attend all five are eligible to win prizes. For more information, go to mugallerycrawl.missouri.edu.
After a 319-yard, three-touchdown performance against Illinois, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert finished the first half Saturday against Bowling Green just 10 of 21 passing.
Myles Brand, center, speaks at a panel discussion regarding the future of sports journalism during the University of Missouri School of Journalism Centennial last year. Brand died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer. He was 67.
The Paladins ride into town on Saturday.
Lisa Ling poses with Christy Lewis on Wednesday during a book signing in University Bookstore at MU.
INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Traumatic brain injury can occur in an IED encounter even when the skull is not pierced or damaged. The three most common scenarios for this type of injury are known as Straight Line, Twisting and Compression.
Lance Cpl. John McClellan receives a signed blanket from his godmother, Susie Edwards, while his father, Carl McClellan, takes him to a van Tuesday, Nov. 21. 2006, at Columbia Regional Airport.
Dr. Lana Zerrer, Director of the Primary Care Service Line, started the post-deployment clinic at Truman Veterans Hospital that helps returning combat veterans receive service quickly. Zerrer is also an OEF veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has been director for four years.
The proposed Southeast Regional Park includes A. Perry Philips Park properties and the Gans Creek Recreation Center. Once completed, the park will be the second largest in Columbia.
September 15, 2009
Lindsey Petrick, a freshman middle blocker for the Missouri volleyball team, isn't likely to play much Wednesday night against Kansas, but she is more excited than usual about the match, a fundraiser for breast cancer research. Petrick's grandmother is a breast cancer survivor.
Furman's Adam Mims, left, is tries to escape Presbyterian defender Bo Tribble on Sept. 5 at Paladin Stadium in Greenville, S.C.
Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade announced his plans to run for mayor in 2010, seeking to replace Mayor Darwin Hindman.
The Boone County Commission is meeting Thursday to discuss fixing a shortfall in the budget created in part by a decrease in sales tax revenue. The commission is considering increasing the county property tax rate in hopes of balancing the budget.
Fourth Ward Candidate Jerry Wade asks Fourth Ward resident Kelly Carney for her support as Wade goes door-to-door on Bourn St. handing out literature and speaking to residents on March 10, 2007. Wade announced he will run for mayor in 2010.
Pink was the popular color at Monday night's game between Hickman and Rock Bridge. Both teams wore pink in the form of shoelaces, socks and hair bands in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.