April 21, 2010
MU first baseman Aaron Senne hits a foul ball in the first inning against Kansas.
MU junior Andrew Thigpen, center, waits for his pitching replacement on the mound in the annual rivalry game against Kansas at Kauffman Stadium.
With Kansas right fielder Brian Heere on base, Missouri first baseman Aaron Seene shares friendly words with Kansas assistant coach Kevin Frady.
Missouri freshman Dane Opel walks back to the dugout after popping out to end the game in a 1-0 loss to Kansas on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Alex Rozier, an MU broadcast journalism student, has won a $10,000 grant for Project:Report, a contest sponsored by YouTube and the Pulitzer Center in which aspiring journalists submitted videos about stories not often covered by mainstream media. He plans to use the money to report on an international topic, possibly Haiti one year after the earthquake there.
Columbia will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday with the annual Earth Day Festival near Peace Park. (The rain date is May 2.) There will be more than 200 booths, including nonprofit organizations, volunteer opportunities, businesses, government agencies, environmental education and food vendors. For more information and event details, go to ColumbiaEarthDay.org
After the MU softball doubleheader, assistant coach Phil Bradley, right, poses with Gloria McCloskey Rogers. Rogers was a member of the 1953 Rockford Peaches, the team featured in the movie “A League of Their Own.” She was honored during the game against Missouri S&T on Wednesday at University Field.
Junior Catherine Lee slides into second base during the Tigers' game against Evansville.
Members of the MU softball team cheer after junior Abby Vock hit a single in the fifth inning against Missouri S&T.
MU softball player Rhea Taylor slides safely into third base during the Tigers' game against Evansville on Wednesday.
Evansville coach Mark Redburn greets MU senior associate athletic director Tim Hickman before the softball game Wednesday. Redburn is a former assistant coach of the MU softball team.
Sophomore Kristin Nottelmann pitches against Missouri S&T on Wednesday at University Field. Nottelmann pitched her first career no-hitter in the Tigers’ win.
Nebraska fans and Memorial Stadium are reflected in the sunglasses of Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne before the annual Red-White spring football game Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Coach Bo Pelini declared after the Holiday bowl that "Nebraska's back and we're here to stay." The 78,000 fans who showed up for Saturday's game surely agree with the Cornhuskers' coach, and so do others around the Big 12.
On Tuesday, MU hosted a presentation by original Saturday Night Live writer Tom Davis about the use of political satire on the show.
Columbia Independent School celebrated its 12th annual Toga Day on Wednesday. More than 100 students paraded from Harpo’s to Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College, where they performed humorous Roman-themed skits.
Michael Diaz reaches for chalk while hanging from the rock at Capen Park. The chalk provides a better grip for climbers.
Inexperienced and seasoned rock climbers participate in the sport of rock climbing. Libby Schleider, Jay Dolph and Michael Diaz talk about their experiences with the sport at Capen Park in Columbia.
Clint Zweifel is the Missouri state treasurer.
Charles Davis is the moderator of the weekly radio program "Global Journalist." It airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at www.globaljournalist.org.
Skip Walther is president of The Missouri Bar.