Dr. Donald Harvey Kausler [Photo]

Psychologist Donald Kausler, author of "Graying of America," dies. Dr. Kausler was considered a leading researcher in the field of aging and was a professor emeritus at MU.

MU football team celebrates with Big 12 North trophy [Photo]

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel hoists the Big 12 Conference North Division Trophy during a surprise presentation Nov. 20 at Dan Devine Pavilion.

Campus ministry runs clothing distribution [Slideshow]

Veritas, a campus ministry of The Crossing Church, distributed winter clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, blankets, bags, books and hygiene products to people in need on Thursday. The group set up tables with the goods they had previously collected, helped those shopping find the items they needed and served hot beverages.

Schools use biodegradable trays [Photo]

From right, Mateesa Crowley, 7, Madison Simpson-Baroli, 6, and Peyton Sheeley, 6, eat lunch from biodegradable trays at Blue Ridge Elementary. Blue Ridge Elementary was one of three Columbia schools to switch from Styrofoam to biodegradable lunch trays at the beginning of the school year.

The big snip [Photo]

Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman and Thomas Payne, vice chancellor of MU and dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, cut a ribbon signifying the completion of the Gans Road Interchange.

Speaking before the ribbon's cut [Photo]

Roger Schwartze, district engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation, speaks at the Gans Road Interchange's ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new interchange opened to traffic on Thursday.

New interchange proposed [Photo]

The city of Columbia is preparing a proposal to create a new interchange on Interstate 70 to relieve the congestion at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Interstate 70.

MU men's basketball player J.T. Tiller vs. Xavier [Photo]

Missouri guard J.T. Tiller defends against Xavier's Dante Jackson in Thursday's game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament. Tiller grabbed six steals for Missouri, but the Tigers struggled at the free-throw line and lost.

Costs up — barely — for Thanksgiving food [Graphic]

Brain exercise 2 [Photo]

James Miller, MU professor of theater, discusses costume designs from different musicals during a session of “A Potpourri of the Arts” class at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Brain Exercise [Photo]

Students over 50 listen to watercolorist Paul Jackson lecture about his recent trip to China at the class “A Potpourri of the Arts” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

'The Big Neal' returns to his alma mater, MU, a star [Photo]

Neal Boyd's moment of glory immediately catapulted him from "hometown boy" status to overnight celebrity, or, as he said "Talent" host Jerry Springer dubbed him, "The Big Neal."
Photo courtesy of Catherine Lillie Presson

'The Big Neal' returns to his alma mater, MU, a star [Graphic]

MU volleyball player [Photo]

Missouri freshman Allison Johnson watches from the bench during the Tigers' game against Kansas State on Wednesday at Hearnes Center. Johnson is likely to claim a redshirt this season.

Thanksgiving feast at Paquin Towers [Photo]

Janice Seagraves, left, and Ryan Davis of the Karis Community Church set out food during the Thanksgiving dinner at Paquin Tower on Wednesday. Members of the church brought food for the residents as they listened to bluegrass music.

Doctors donate to help food bank [Photo]

Members of the Columbia Orthopaedic Group pose for a photo in front of the new mural in the volunteer room at the Central Missouri Food Bank on Wednesday. Funds for the room were donated by the Orthopaedic Group and to cover the cost of the food bank's mortgage.

Food bank unveils new volunteer room [Photo]

Sarah Maguffee and Nancy Fay cut the ceremonial ribbon to help unveil the new volunteer room at the Central Missouri Food Bank. The Columbia Orthopaedic Group donated funds to help for the development of the room and for the food bank to pay off its mortgage so it can pay for more meals for those in need across central Missouri.

MU swimmer Bryan Difford [Photo]

Bryan Difford, Missouri men's swimming team captain, swims laps at practice Monday afternoon at the MU Student Recreation Center. Difford came was recruited from his home in South Africa.

Doctors' donation helps food bank pay off mortgage [Photo]

From left, David Machens, Sarah Maguffee and Naomi Cupp shred a copy of the mortgage for the Central Missouri Food Bank in celebration of it being paid off by a group of doctors from the Columbia Orthopaedic Group on Wednesday.

Hyperbaric chamber a new tool for healing [Photo]

Registered nurse Amy Bierk, right, looks on as Dr. Kimberly Jamison of the Nephrology Wound Clinic explains the process of the hyperbaric chamber to other physicians and guests at the Wound Healing Center grand opening Wednesday. The center now has two hyperbaric chambers, which uses oxygen at levels higher than atmospheric pressure to assist in the healing of wounds.