Deaton discussus football, budget issues [Photo]

Brady Deaton, MU chancellor, talks to faculty and staff at a town hall style meeting on Tuesday in the Life Sciences Building. Deaton answered questions and listened to concerns about topics including budget issues and Thursday night’s game against Nebraska.

Word cloud of questions asked at State of Campus town hall [Graphic]

The words "faculty" and "staff" were used most in questions posed by the audience at Tuesday's State of Campus town hall meeting.

Kasey Ryan launches catering business [Video]

Mother of four, Ryan, with the help of her church, plans to unveil The Chef Connection in downtown Columbia this week. Ryan has catering experience and is eager for the grand opening.

MU-Nebraska Game Parking Map [Graphic]

Some MU students and employees will need to relocate their cars due to the weekday football game against Nebraska, Oct. 8. Most parking lots will open at 4:30 p.m., while some general public parking lots may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis before then.

On the fairway [Photo]

Missouri's Kelsey Meyer, left, hits the ball off the fairway on the ninth hole while teammate Lindsay Burry watches.

Waiting to putt [Photo]

Missouri's Kelsey Meyer eyes her putt. She played the round with Lindsay Burry and Madison Marcolla.

Reaction to missed putt [Photo]

Missouri's Madison Marcolla reacts to missing a putt. The Tigers had 12 of their 15 team member compete in the tournament.

Missouri's Madison Marcolla putts [Photo]

Missouri's Madison Marcolla putts during the 2009 Johnie Imes Invitational at The Club at Old Hawthorne on Monday.

Grease fire damages home [Photo]

Columbia firefighters were called to 1415 Sylvan Lane to put out a fire caused by french fry grease on Monday. The fire was extinguished within five minutes of the firefighters arrival. There was fire damage to the kitchen and smoke damage to the rest of the house but no reported injuries.

Dog jog raises funds and fun [Video]

Participants at the MU Veterinary School ‘s 16th annual Dog Jog ran and walked their way to help companions—human and canine alike—on Sunday, Oct. 4. Proceeds from the registration benefited the Central Missouri Humane Society and the MU Veterinary Class of 2011.

MU celebrates Haydn, Mendelssohn bicentennial at symposium [Photo]

Jo Ella Todd, a soprano, performs Felix Mendelssohn's "Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden" on Sunday evening at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. The MU music department will present several concerts and lectures on Haydn and Mendelssohn this week.

Cellist plays at symposium celebrating Haydn, Mendelssohn [Photo]

Cellist Darry Dolezal performs Franz Joseph Haydn's Trio in G Major, Hob. XV:25 "Gypsy Rondo" on Sunday evening at the Reynolds Alumni Center at MU. The MU music department will present several concerts and lectures on Haydn and Mendelssohn this week.

Pregame Playmakers: Setting up Faurot Field [Video]

Children learn the stories behind X-ray printouts at science club meeting [Photo]

John Mitabar, 11, looks at X-ray printouts under the guidance of premed student Calvin Lewis at the Oct. 3 meeting of Caleb, the Science Club. Each station featured a mentor, usually either a medical student, premed student or doctor, who would explain what was shown on the X-rays.

At science club, students learn to interpret X-rays [Photo]

Serenety Cave, 10, looks at a chest X-ray of a pregnant woman under the guidance of Dr. Shuaib Okponobi at the Oct. 3 meeting of Caleb, the Science Club. At the meeting, students looked at an assortment of X-rays and made electromagnets.

Aaron Johnson works on an unfinished quilt [Photo]

Aaron Johnson works on one of his unfinished quilts at school in Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 24. Johnson creates art despite his blindness from a brain tumor when he was 13. A.J. 's art will be the feature of a one-man show on display through Accessible Arts at the Kansas School for the Blind beginning Sept. 30.

Tim Barnes during Tigers' season opener [Photo]

Missouri Offensive Lineman Tim Barnes waits on the football during the first half of the Tigers season-opener against Illinois Sept. 5, 2009.

Visitors at the Lewis & Clark Trailhead monument [Photo]

In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 photo, Pat, left, and Loren Holmgren of Clancy, Mont., look at the Lewis & Clark Trailhead monument in Jefferson City. Nearly 1,800 visitors learned about the Corps of Discovery's Captain's Mess from Jefferson City-area volunteers this travel season. The anniversary of the Lewis and Clark military expedition may have passed. But the local Lewis and Clark Task Force has remained faithful to its mission, which is education, said chairman Charlie Palmer.

Homebuyers take advantage of incentives [Photo]

Kris and Heather Carmichael with their son Kolton stand outside their newly purchased home in northeast Columbia on Monday, Sept. 28. The Carmichaels were able to take advantage of an $8,000 federal incentive for first-time home buyers.

CROP Walk participants stop for refreshments [Photo]

Rashed Nizam passes out water and dates to CROP walkers at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri in Columbia on Sunday. Nizam says center sponsored 10 walkers in addition to serving as a water stop along the route.