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Former MU wide receiver Tommy Saunders was a team captain his senior season [Photo]

Tommy Saunders, MU's wide receiver sits in the butterfly position as the team stretches out at practice on Sept. 9, 2008.

Former MU wide receiver Tommy Saunders now plays rugby [Photo]

Tommy Saunders runs the ball down field during the Kansas City Blues Rugby Club's final home game against the Boulder RFC on April 24, 2010 at Bourke Field at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Saunders had four tries in the game and Kansas City defeated Boulder 68-10.

Low Ranks for MU Faculty Salaries [Graphic]

Due to state budget cuts, faculty salaries at MU are likely to remain low.

Salaries of MU faculty [Document]

A 2009 report of the salaries of all MU faculty members.

Cash register provides hope [Photo]

Patients learn skills such as using a cash register during their classes and training.

Cory Calbert Portrait [Photo]

Cory Calbert suffers from a brain injury and is a participant in the Prevocational Training Classes at Alternative Opportunities, in Springfield, Mo. For the people who depend on the Traumatic Brain Injury program, the possibility of losing its services could be as life-shattering as the accidents that put them there.

Timothy Baczek Portrait [Photo]

Timothy Baczek suffers from a brain injury and is a participant in the Prevocational Training Classes at Alternative Opportunities, in Springfield, Mo. Without the classes and counseling Alternative Opportunities Inc. provides with state funding, many injury victims would be institutionalized, either in a group home, or worse, in jail, at a potentially greater cost to the state.

Sue Farris Portrait [Photo]

Sue Farris suffers from a brain injury and is a participant in the Prevocational Training Classes at Alternative Opportunities, in Springfield, Mo.

Victories celebrated during training [Photo]

Ken Wilson, right, suffers from a brain injury. He pumps his fists in excitement after entering the correct amount of money and getting the correct amount of change while getting training by Classroom Facilitator, Ellen Ritter, left, on the operation of a cash register during a Prevocational Training Class at Alternative Opportunities in Springfield, Mo.

Every day skills keep patients involved [Photo]

Dwight Evans, a victim of brain injury, participates in the Prevocational Training Class by taking an inventory of donated goods to provide him with an experience of what it might be like to be in a real work environment during a Prevocational Training Class at Alternative Opportunities in Springfield, Mo.

Games help patients' coordination [Photo]

Robby Sveum, who suffers from a brain injury, participates in a Prevocational Training Class by working on a peg exercise which contributes to the hand-eye coordination of students at Alternative Opportunities in Springfield, Mo.

Carol Ann Chilton Portrait [Photo]

Carol Ann Chilton, who suffers from a brain injury and is a participant in the Prevocational Training Classes at Alternative Opportunities, in Springfield, Mo.

Mother's Day: Facts about moms [Graphic]

Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of May each year in the U.S. In Paraguay, mothers are celebrated on the country’s independence day, and in Thailand, the queen’s birthday is also the day for the country’s moms. Below are some other facts about mothers.

Rock Bridge runners Chris Walton and Quinn Gray race in the 200 meters [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Chris Walton, left, pulls away from teammate Quinn Gray in the 200-meter dash on Saturday at the Rock Bridge Invitational.

SLIDESHOW: Katy Trail anniversary celebration [Slideshow]

The 20th Anniversary Katy Tail State Park celebration was held Saturday in Rocheport. The ceremony included live music, speeches by Gov. Jay Nixon and Darwin Hindman, and a 17 mile round trip bicycle ride to Kindman Junction.

May 2010 Columbia College graduation [Slideshow]

525 total students graduated on Saturday from Columbia College.

Life after collegiate sports [Interactive graphic]

Chicken wing eating contest at Isle of Capri casino [Slideshow]

Twelve competitors squared off in a boneless buffalo wing eating contest sponsored by Isle of Capri Casino and Major League Eating.

Kelsey Whipple mug [Photo]

Kelsey Whipple is a columnist for the Missourian.

Amanda Woytus mug [Photo]

Amanda Woytus is a columnist for the Missourian.
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