'Moonlight and Valentino' rehearsal at Warehouse Theatre [Photo]

At left, Stephanie Nieman plays Lucy during a rehearsal for "Moonlight and Valentino" at Stephens College's Warehouse Theatre on Monday. In this scene, Nieman's character stands, at an uncomfortable loss for words, as Sarah Pinzl's character, Rebecca, breaks down after the loss of her husband.

the beat 2/24 [Audio]

Fire Service Cooperative Agreement [Document]

Click here to download a PDF of the Fire Service Cooperative Agreement.

English shows his eloquence [Photo]

MU guard Kim English, right, writes poetry and gave a reading Thursday night on campus.

Anderson to cheer on Longhorns [Photo]

MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson will be rooting against the Tigers on Tuesday and for his daughter, a former Hickman Kewpies star who now plays for the Texas Longhorns.

Students learn about compost [Slideshow]

Instructors Bobby Johnson and Daniel Soetaert, and student Dalilah Donnelly-Farbin discuss composting during an interactive class session at the Stephens College Children’s School on Friday, Feb. 23.

Max Scherzer [Photo]

Max Scherzer, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first-round draft pick in 2006 from Missouri, was so impressive that the Diamondbacks named him to their starting rotation over the winter.

Yvonne Anderson [Photo]

Yvonne Anderson (12) played high school basketball at Hickman. She will return to Columbia on Tuesday as a member of the No. 16 Texas Longhorns.

Gordon Lamb at work [Photo]

Gordon Lamb, UM system executive vice president, does paperwork at his desk in University Hall in 2007. Lamb was selected as interim president of the UM system in April 2007.

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house [Photo]

The premises of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on South Providence in Columbia.

Workers install sprinklers at fraternity house [Photo]

Marty Harper, left, and James Rodgers discuss the ongoing construction work on the premises of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on South Providence on Monday.

Sprinklers installed at PKA house [Photo]

Brad Ortmeyer installs fire sprinklers on the premises of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on South Providence on Monday. The house is being renovated to make it more energy efficient and meet fire safety codes.

More about Zumba [Video]

VIDEO: Fitness instructor Jennifer Manian talks about Zumba, the workout has been sweeping the nation since 2002, when it began to gain popularity.

Chester the owl [Photo]

Chester the blind barred owl has been found dead after missing since Feb. 15.

True/False Film Festival poster [Photo]

The 2009 True/False Film Festival poster.

Building the boats [Photo]

David Friesen uses a small brush and black ink to draw multiple boat illustrations for the True/False Film Festival. With the brush, “you just get such a better line” than using any felt-tip or ballpoint pens, Friesen said.

Drawing at home [Photo]

David Friesen applies ink to pencil sketches of boats at his Columbia home. Friesen works from home during the day before going to one of his jobs during the afternoon and evening.

Fraternity fire [Photo]

Firefighters respond to a structural fire at the Sigma Chi fraternity on Sunday night. At appoximately 8:41 p.m. a fire broke out in a third floor room. The Columbia Fire Department was able to contain the fire to the room. No residents were injured.

the beat 2/23 [Audio]

Hickman swimmer takes fifth place [Photo]

Nathalia Mello competes in the 200 yard Individual Medley Championship Final on Feb. 21 at the St. Peters Rec Plex.  Mello placed 5th in this event.