MU softball player Jenna Marston vs. Baylor [Photo]

Before MU freshman softball player Jenna Marston joined the Tigers, she had the highest batting average on her high school's baseball team.

Rock Bridge student named Presidential Scholar [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Alan Hatfield is the second student from his school to be named a Presidential Scholar. He was recognized by the Columbia School Board on Monday.

Airport redesign a final project for MU students [Photo]

MU faculty member Newton Dsouza examines a concept design for a new Columbia Regional Airport during an architecture capstone review Tuesday at Memorial Union. Greg Cecil, the chair of the Airport Advisory Board, approached MU about having students come up with concept designs this spring, and the students presented their work as their final thesis projects.

Critiquing the airport design [Photo]

MU senior Amber Schuster listens as MU assistant professor Michael Goldschmidt critiques her design for a new Columbia Regional Airport. Although there is not funding available for a redesigned airport, Airport Review Board chair Greg Cecil said that the airport will be expanding in the future.

Former LETI director speaks to class [Photo]

Gary Maddox speaks to students of the Law Enforcement Training Insitute about communication during their first day of class on Jan. 11. The class graduated on April 23. Maddox was fired as director of the Law Enforcement Training Institute on April 28.

LETI students learn law enforcement strengths, weaknesses [Photo]

Aaron Levinson draws his speaking topic from Gary Maddox on the first day of class on Jan. 11. After students spoke about their topics in front of the class, they received feedback on which mannerisms would help or hurt them as law enforcement officers. Maddox was the director of the Law Enforcement Training Institute until he was fired April 28.

Former LETI director said he joked with students to keep their interest [Photo]

James Mongar, center, and classmates react to a joke by Gary Maddox on Jan. 11. Maddox said that because he teaches the dullest subjects, he uses jokes to help keep the students' interest. Maddox was fired as director of the Law Enforcement Training Institute on April 28.

KBIA hosts weekly news program on race, diversity in mid-Missouri [Photo]

KBIA/91.3 FM tapes a special live segment of its weekly news discussion program "Intersection" on race and diversity in mid-Missouri in the Fred W. Smith Forum in Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU. The panelists selected for the discussion were Ibtisam Barakat, an international author based in Columbia; Eduardo Crespi, director and founder of Centro Latino; Marie Glaze, the City of Columbia's human rights specialist; Nathan Stephens, director of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center at MU; and Roger Worthington, chief diversity officer for MU.

KBIA hosts 'Intersection' program on race, diversity [Photo]

MU Associate Professor of Law David Mitchell asks a question about the make-up of the panel selected for a live taping of "Intersection," KBIA/91.3 FM's weekly news discussion program during a live broadcast of the show from the Fred W. Smith Forum in Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU on Monday. The panel discussed issues of race and diversity in mid-Missouri.

Rock Bridge loses to Cor Jesu [Photo]

Rock Bridge sophomore Brett Fuller, center, tries to gain control of the ball as Cor Jesu senior Caiti Huber, right, attempts to steal it away Monday at Rock Bridge High School.

Vermue adjusts to life at Mizzou [Photo]

Senior Esther Vermue runs mid-distance races for the Missouri women's track and field team. She came to MU from the Netherlands and is studying to get a degree in health education and promotion.

Police Chief Ken Burton holds news conference about new SWAT team policies [Audio]

AUDIO: Columbia Police Department Chief Ken Burton announced that the department has made more adjustments in its SWAT team policies at a news conference Monday afternoon. Listen to the audio from the news conference here.

MU student offers helping hand to Haitian children [Photo]

Lauren Seyfarth gives a child a lift in Haiti while there on a trip through the Haitian Timoun Foundation. She worked with many children, developing relationships with them to help show them that there are people who care.

MU student travels to Haiti with church [Photo]

Lauren Seyfarth interacts with children at a children's organization in Haiti. She went there with the Haitian Timoun Foundation through her church.

MU student helps children in Haiti [Photo]

Lauren Seyfarth worked with an organization that helps severely disabled children and adults on her second visit to Haiti.

Planning & Zoning Commissioner Applications [Document]

This document, provided by the Columbia City Clerk's office, includes the full applications for each of the 11 people applying for a seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission.

MU law professor Richard Reuben [Photo]

MU Law professor Richard Reuben is an expert on the Supreme Court and believes that President Obama's nomination, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, is a nonconfrontational choice.

Solicitor General Kagan announced as Supreme Court nominee [Photo]

From right, President Barack Obama after introducing Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his choice for Supreme Court Justice in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.

President Obama announces Supreme Court nominee [Photo]

Solicitor General Elena Kagan stands with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as she is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.

Chief Burton discusses SWAT raid at conference [Photo]

Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton gives a statement during a press conference Monday afternoon at the Columbia Police Department. Burton was discussing the recent incident in which a SWAT entered a Columbia residence while serving a search warrant. SWAT officers shot and killed a pit bull inside the residence. The wife and child of the warrant's defendant were both inside the residence at the time the SWAT team entered.