May 15, 2009
Debbye Turner Bell addresses the crowd during the MU College of Veterinary Medicine's commencement in Jesse Auditorium on Friday. Bell graduated from MU in 1991 with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree and has since moved on to be a motivational speaker and a correspondent for CBS' "Early Show."
Graduates of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine listen to keynote speaker Debbye Turner Bell, a doctor of veterinary medicine, during the college's commencement ceremony in Jesse Auditorium on Friday. The college has graduated more than 3,000 veterinarians.
Debbie Gundel, right, watches her son, Adam Gundel, walk before she takes a photo during the College of Veterinary Medicine's commencement ceremony inside Jesse Auditorium on Friday. Gundel was one of 70 graduates to be awarded a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.
Students leave Lee Hills Hall at MU on Friday evening during a severe thunderstorm. Water pooled on Elm Street, forcing pedestrians and vehicles to wade through it.
Adria Anderson laughs as her classmate Amanda Owens addresses her while delivering the class of 2009's response during the MU College of Veterinary Medicine's commencement ceremony. The graduation was held Friday in Jesse Auditorium. Owens joked that Anderson, ever an overachiever, wasn't content just getting her degree — she also had a baby in the process.
If you're staying in Columbia this summer, here are some fun diversions to make you forget about the humid Missouri weather.
Fred the resident cat at Columbia Books is seen among the shelves at the store's new address, 1907 Gordon St., on Tuesday. "This is our sixth location," store owner Annette Kolling-Buckley said, "and I'm not moving again."
This Oct. 10, 1985, file photo shows Wayman Tisdale, holding up his the Indiana Pacer jersey after he signed his contract with the team in Indianapolis. Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA, died Friday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44.
Tammy Walker leads the cast of Theater Reaching Young People and Schools' production of "Willy Wonka Junior" inside of the gymnasium at New Haven Elementary School on May 9. Walker is co-director and choreographer for the show, which is scheduled to kick off TRYPS' 10th season beginning Friday.
Christopher Samuels, 5, left, and John Dunbar plant tomatoes at the Salvation Army’s new garden at the Harbor House shelter on April 24. The garden is to be maintained and harvested by the shelter's residents.
Hickman juniors Seth O'Laughlin and Zach Lynn run year around for the Kewpies. They run cross country in the fall and track in the spring. Their workouts are designed to push them in both sports.
Hickman juniors Seth O'Laughlin and Zach Lynn train during track practice May 14 at Hickman High School.
Sixth-year senior Micaela Minner practices her swing on Thursday. Minner is graduating with a master's degree in health education and promotion, and hopes to find a job in medical sales.
The farmers walk is one of Justin Wheeler's favorite events. The task combines strength, speed and endurance as a competitor must hold the bars of weight and walk as fast as possible for a set distance that varies from competition to competition.
Sixth-year senior Micaela Minner warms-up at practice on Wednesday. Minner is graduating with a master's degree in Health Education and Promotion and hopes to find a job in medical sales.
Justin Wheeler performs feats of strength at a local Columbia residence. Wheeler is a professional lightweight strongman and participates in strongman competitions each year.
May 14, 2009
Rock Bridge sophomore pitcher Travis Bittle throws during the seventh inning against Hickman on May 14, 2009. Bittle's pitching helped to secure a 5-3 win for the Bruins.