November 11, 2007
While Sara Chant turns her back to boil water for coffee, Alexander gracefully leaps up to the kitchen faucet to take advantage of the running water. "When 'Xander (short for Alexander) and I moved to Texas for a year, he decided he would only drink fresh water. And I mean fresh. He went on a water strike," she said. "On the few occasions I would leave him alone at home, I would have to leave the water running for him. He just wouldn't drink water that had been sitting in a bowl."
Sara Chant holds a "doggiecino" for her Great Dane Alexander outside of Starbucks on Ninth Street. The "doggiecino" is actually pure whipped cream in a cup, and it's a special treat he gets a few times a week. "They know him by name inside (Starbucks)," said Chant. "If we drive by a Starbucks without stopping, he'll start to whine in the car."
While Sara Chant lectures about arguments from design in her Introduction to Philosophy class, Alexander keeps an eye on the 235 students in the room. "Alexander has taught with me at Florida State and Texas Tech. The students really enjoy having him in class, and sometimes I'll get in trouble if I don't bring him," she said. One of her students met her for office hours a few weeks ago, and was surprised to see Alexander by her side at the office as well. The student asked if 'Xander had separation anxiety. "No, I do," she answered.
Alexander wanders up and down the aisles between seats in Sara Chant's Introduction to Philosophy course. Students will often give him a pat on the head and take notes at the same time.
Army ROTC Cadet Second Lieutenant Caleb Riggs stands at attention in front of his platoon during the the 22nd annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at the Boone County Courthouse on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 in Columbia.
Army ROTC Cadet Second Lieutenant Ryan Clearwater advises the members of his platoon to check that their cell phones and pagers are turned off before the start of the 22nd annual Veteran's Day Parade. The parade began at the MU Francis Quadrangle and proceeded up 8th Street to the Boone County Courthouse.
Members of the University of Missouri ROTC Army, Navy, and Airforce Color Guards walk through the university gate from Francis Quadrangle during the 22nd annual Veteran's Day parade. The parade began at 10:40 a.m. and proceeded up 8th Street, ending at the Boone County Courthouse.
Benjamin Walters, left, and Paolo Angeles march in front of the Veterans Memorial at the Boone County Courthouse. This was the 22nd Annual Veterans Day Vigil, and cadets kept watch over the memorial for 24 hours, from 11:11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10 to 11:11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11th.
"It was humbling," said Jennifer Gruening, 19, cadet third class of the MU ROTC, after taking her turn at the 22nd Annual Veterans Day Vigil in front of the Boone County Courthouse. Cadets kept a 24-hour vigil, working in pairs and marching silently in front of the Veterans Memorial. Every hour a cadet honored ROTC alumni serving in active duty by reading their names aloud from a podium in front of the courthouse.
MU quarterback Chase Daniel received a letter from the Heisman Trust notifying him he was on a short list of potential invitees to the awards presentation.
MU ROTC began a 24-hour Veterans Day vigil at the Boone County Courthouse on Saturday. The vigil commemorated all Boone county veterans.
November 10, 2007
Tyler Frazer, grills hot dogs on the worlds largest grill. The grill, which is 80 ft long with the truck attached, has 40 sq ft of grilling space and weighs 71,000 lbs.
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel (10) hands the ball off to Tony Temple during the first half of Saturday's 40-26 Missouri win over Texas A&M.
Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (9) runs past Texas A&M defensive back Jordan Pugh (25) during the second half of Saturday's 40-26 Missouri win.
MU Forward Shakara Jones puts up her hands during the MU versus Murray State game Friday
Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson talks with players after a practice recently.
Join biologist Wedge Watkins on a walking tour of the Jameson Island Refuge near Arrow Rock, where Army engineers are excavating a chute that will channel Missouri River water through the floodplain, providing a habitat for fish, frogs and other wildlife.
November 9, 2007
Darryl Butterfield saw his first action of the year on Thursday against Missouri Western.
Cougars coach Melinda Wrye-Washington, left, came into the 2007 season with 355 wins and 52 losses.
Tiger assistant women’s basketball coach Allison Guth, left, stands next to head coach Cindy Stein. Guth and Stein are both former Illinois players.