EcoArtFest provides live music [Photo]

Jim Hellman plays keyboard for the band Naked Dave and the Crazy Fish at EcoArtFest.

EcoArtFest face painting [Photo]

Michael Mize paints his daughter Riverdawn's face with blue and pink paint, Riverdawn's favorite colors, at Cooper's Landing on Saturday afternoon.

EcoArtFest serves up the fun [Photo]

Susan Galloway gets two dishes from Thai Food Kitchen at Cooper's Landing. "This is my first time here. I definitely would come here the next year, too. The food is really great, especially when you eat beside the river," Susan said.

EcoArtFest draws local artists [Photo]

Nicholas Orazio, 10, poses for his portrait drawn by a local artist, Kate Folisek, at EcoArtFest. Nicholas came here with his father to paint and sell T-shirts.

EcoArtFest celebrates Missouri River culture [Photo]

From left, Sam D'Agostino, Elizabeth D'Agostino, and Anna D'Agostino sing "Pop Fiction" for EcoArtFest on Saturday. "This is the best time to spend a day with family. I would love to sing a song with my two daughters," Sam D'Agostino said. EcoArtFest will continue through Sunday. Proceeds of the festival will be given to the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy.

Coffman leaps over SEMO player [Photo]

Chase Coffman, MU tight end, leaps over a Southeast Missouri State player during the first quarter.

Crowd cheers [Photo]

Kelley Robinson, center, a staff member at the Campaign for Change, cheers with the crowd as Howard Dean arrives on the MU campus. Dean spoke to the Columbia community Saturday morning for a Get Out the Vote voter registration drive. The College Democrats and other volunteers recruited 659 new voter registrants on campus the previous day and came to the Saturday event to register more voters.

Dean shaking hands [Photo]

Governor Howard Dean shakes hands with Bill Monroe, left, Democratic delegate of Fulton, and Ed Ricciotti. Dean spoke to the audience about the "neighborhood by neighborhood, door by door" initiative of the Democratic party.

Bark Obama [Photo]

Meara Roberts and her mom, Jennifer, of Columbia play with their dog, Winston on Saturday morning before Howard Dean's address. The Roberts came to support the Democratic party at Stankowski field.

voter registration [Photo]

Caitlin Ellis, president of the Mizzou College Democrats, explains the voter registration procedure to sophomore Justin Mohn on Saturday morning. The College Democrats and other volunteers recruited 659 new voter registrants on campus Friday.

Encouraging voting through art [Photo]

Karen Kay of Kansas City. was one of eight artists who had billboard art on display at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Her piece for Art the Vote echoes the importance of the the environment in the election. Art the Vote co-founder Sue McCollum said, "This project is important to the artistic community. The artist reflects the views of society and is able to persuade the public opinion."

Art the Vote brings important message [Photo]

Co-founder and organizer of Art The Vote Bunny Burson unveils original artwork by contemporary artists from across the country at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Columbia on Friday. In total, 70 works of art will be displayed on billboards throughout the state to encourage people to vote in the coming presidential election in November

French students visit MU [Photo]

From left, French exchange students Melissa Bounoua, Charlotte Pudlowski and Baptiste Etchegaray are producing a blog to chronicle the presidential election from a French viewpoint. "I'm very interested in American politics, and I'm excited to be in Missouri because it's a swing state," Pudlowski said. Their Web site,, offers news, commentary and photos on the race.

Take a tour of the new Reynolds Journalism Institute [Slideshow]

The new Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute opened its doors this semester for the 100th birthday of the Missouri School of Journalism. The modern architecture gives a new look to the Journalism School and is combined with a new journalism library, cafe and computer lab for students.

Seeking news in the 21st century [Graphic]

The ABC's of fashion [Graphic]

Reynolds Journalism Institute [Photo]

The new Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU is set for dedication during the MU School of Journalism Centennial and Dedication. The 50,000-square-foot facilities will offer lab space, meeting rooms, library and other resources for students, faculty and visitors.

Chase Coffman drags a defender [Photo]

MU tight end Chase Coffman drags Illinois defensive back Nate Bussey during the first half of the Tigers' game against the Illini in St. Louis.

Jared Perry breaks away from an Illinois defender [Photo]

Missouri wide receiver Jared Perry runs for a large gain during the second quarter of the Tigers game against Illinois at the Edward Jones Dome.

davisgallery1 [Photo]

Prints representing women from the 1830s to the present are viewed through bars supporting a staircase in the Davis Art Gallery at Stephens College.