April 27, 2008
Throughout the year as part of “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” groups of men wear high heels and take a walk to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. To participate in the event, men “walk the walk” and hope to “talk the talk” by inspiring conversation about domestic violence.
Sam Hargadine, left, vice president of public relations, and Jesse Feira, vice president of finance and records for MU’s Interfraternity Council, rest after a rainy lap around Stankowski Field in high heels. Because of weather conditions, the men only made one lap around the track, but they were supposed to walk a mile.
Men from MU came together Sunday to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” The event was held by Alpha Phi Omega and the MU Panhellenic Association, which donated all proceeds raised by the walkers to The Shelter.
April 26, 2008
Five-year-old Jillian Bryant, dressed as the character Belle from "Beauty and the Beast," listens for her name to be called during a prize giveaway at a fundraiser for the TRYPS children's theater Saturday morning at the Upper Crust Ballroom.
From left, 4-year-olds Emery Snyder, Gillian Barrett and Brooke Herron pose for pictures with Belle from the TRYPS production of "Beauty and the Beast," played by 17-year-old Karis Crosby, during a fundraiser on Saturday at the Upper Crust.
Delbert, front, and Maxine, back, work together to get their lilac bunches ready for sale. Delbert trims excess foliage off the stems while Maxine puts the bunches together.
Buckets of lilac bunches adorn Delbert and Maxine Porter's home on Russell Street on Saturday. The Porters sell the flowers every spring when the bushes come into bloom.
After trimming off excess leaves, Delbert Porter hammers the bottom of the lilac stems. Porter explains that this process helps water easily flow into the flower.
Buds on one of the Porter's lilac bushes wait to open on Saturday. The Porters have so many of the bushes, they line the edge of the couple's backyard.
Favis Alhavbi, left, battles for the ball against Thiti Vanitbuncha at the MU World Cup soccer tournament Friday at MU's Stankowski Field in Columbia, Mo. The Arabian Student Association won 3-0 against the Taiwanese Student Association. As part of international week, the Mizzou International Coalition hosted the first ever soccer tournament where student associations competed for the title.
The Taiwanese Student Association take a bow after their game against the Arabian Student Association at the MU World Cup soccer tournament Friday The Taiwanese Student Association lost 3-0.
Over 150 volunteers gathered to help clean up trash in and around the Big Muddy on Saturday, helping the environment while enjoying a sense of camaraderie and, occasionally, discovery.
April 25, 2008
After a 5:30 a.m. run, MU veterinary student Munashe Chigerwe stops with his running group at Panera Bread in downtown Columbia to eat a bagel.
Munashe Chigerwe travels the MKT Trail in Columbia. He runs 50 miles a week while studying veterinary pathobiology and public health at MU.
Andy Emerson, Phil Schaefer, Kris Hagglund and Munashe Chigerwe pose after a Columbia Multi-Sport Club morning run. “I find them claustrophobic,” explains Munashe about his lack of a hat or pants in the sub-freezing temperatures.
As a child, Munashe Chigerwe ran barefoot on this and other trails in Zimbabwe. Running on the MKT Trail reminds Chigerwe of his native land.
Munashe Chigerwe, third from the right, grew up on his family’s farm in Chivhu, Zimbabwe. As a child, he woke up early to tend to the fields and cattle until 6:30 a.m. He then bathed in a crocodile-infested river before traveling seven miles by foot to school.
Brian Wattenbarger serves himself lunch while Lieutenant Brian Wasson digs into his salad on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. The Columbia Fire Department crew at station 3 has made a ritual out of lunchtime. The cooks change, and the meals vary in size and flavor, but the crew always sit down to eat with every place set at 11 a.m.