Dean of Trulaske College of Business to retire [Photo]

Bruce Walker, dean of the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business at MU, is scheduled to retire.

Special Business Disctrict report on proposed noise ordinance [Document]

This is the report submitted to the city manager from the Special Business District board recommending that the proposed noise ordinance be revised to be more specific and more directly address the noise problem between Shiloh Bar and Grill and its residential neighbor.

Espresso Book Machine helps writers get published [Video]

Jennie McAfee, a Columbia-area writer, has been writing a book for more than 20 years. After unsuccessful attempts to get it published because of high prices, she turned to the Espresso Book Machine at MU’s University Bookstore. With the help of Heather Tearney, Mizzou Media Coordinator, McAfee could print her book quickly and affordably.

Filling cups in record time [Photo]

Rick Linhardt, manager of Buck's Ice Cream Place, fills a paper cup with fresh ice cream while Laura Ortinau puts lids on the cups. Within 30 minutes, a team of four workers can fill 1,120 cups.

Making ice cream [Photo]

Rick Linhardt, manager of Buck's Ice Cream Place, scrapes off excess ice cream from the tub with a knife before putting a lid on it. Buck's is located in Eckles Hall at MU.

Dropping off the children [Photo]

Sarah Chapin, right, drops off Gus Barnett, 7, left, Shelby Barnett, 8, center, and Maria Turner, 8, at Fairview Elementary in the morning on September 29. Chapin decided to use the option to transfer her children from Parkade Elementary to Fairview after Parkade fell below yearly standards set by the No Child Left Behind Act.

Tattoos shed stereotypes [Video]

More and more adults are stepping into Columbia’s tattoo parlors. Janice Brothers, 48, is finalizing a memorial tattoo on her arm. She got her first piece of body art 25 years ago when tattoos were not as widely accepted. Adya Crawford, a tattoo artist at Living Canvas Tattoo, has seen the average age of her clientele increase over the past 10 years.

Kids get into the rhythm at Kindermusik [Slideshow]

Parents and their infants participate in an early childhood development music program.

Boone County logo finalists [Photo]

Ten entries have been chosen as finalists in the stormwater management program logo contest.

Children transfer because schools don't meet transfers [Photo]

Shelby Barnett, 8, Ella Chapin, 3, and Gus Barnett, 7, leave their house in the Vanderveen Subdivision for Fairview Elementary School on September 29.. Their mother, Sarah Chapin, transferred Shelby to Fairview after Shelby's previous school, Parkade Elementary, fell below the yearly standard set by the No Child Left Behind Act.

Missouri soccer player Tasha Dittamore [Photo]

Missouri senior goalkeeper Tasha Dittamore earned her 15th shutout with the Tigers over the weekend, giving her the school record for career shutouts.

Missouri soccer player Alysha Bonnick [Photo]

Missouri forward Alysha Bonnick, right, fights for the ball against Texas Tech's Talor Lytle on Sunday at Walton Stadium

Texas receiver Jordan Shipley [Photo]

Texas' Jordan Shipley (8) catches a pass as Colorado's Jalil Brown on Saturday in the Longhorn's home victory.

Pregame playmakers: Marching Mizzou [Video]

Proposed vegan diner [Graphic]

Eduardo Crespi, director of El Centro Latino, is planning to open an eatery featuring a vegan menu in an effort
to curb the growing trend of obesity. The diner would also offer fresh produce for sale and cooking classes.

'No Child' Transfers [Graphic]

Students in public schools that do not meet the standard of Adequate Yearly Progress in test scores as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act for two consecutive years have the option to transfer to schools that did meet the standard. All six of Columbia’s Title I elementary schools were faced with this school-choice sanction during the 2009-10 school year, leading to 116 transfers. Cedar Ridge, Grant, Mill Creek, Paxton Keely, Rock Bridge and Russell Boulevard elementary schools were not affected by No Child Left Behind transfers.

Lee School carnival [Slideshow]

Silas West-Kluever, a second grader at Lee School, attended the annual school carnival with his parents, Nancy West and Craig Kluever, on Oct. 3. The carnival had several different games and activities such as face painting run by fifth-graders Calista Gibler and Cassie Martin.

2009-10 School Transfers [Graphic]

The populations of these 11 schools experienced measurable increases and decreases because of No Child Left Behind Act transfers in the 2009-10 school year. They are represented by percent change.

Actors practice a scene from "Identity Politics" [Photo]

Juniors Brian Kirn and Sheldon Price read off of the script for "Identity Politics," a play that will be put on by the Interactive Theater Troupe. The play deals with affirmative action and racial identity in a college environment.

Reading through the "Identity Politics" script [Photo]

Doctoral student Noah Lelek, front, runs through the script of the play "Identity Politics" with fellow doctoral student Emily Rollie and former faculty member Sally Foster at the Fine Arts Annex on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The script was written by the University of Missouri's Chief Diversity Officer Roger Worthington.