Teacher of the Year [Photo]

Amanda Wright poses for a portrait Wednesday. Wright has been teaching kindergarten for five years and recently won Walmart's Teacher of the Year award. She said a parent nominated her and she didn't know she won until it was announced at an assembly. "It was a complete surprise," Wright said.

Pinkel expected to stay [Photo]

MU coach Gary Pinkel and the Tigers arrive at Texas Memorial Stadium ahead of the Tigers' game against Texas on Oct. 18.

House the birds [Photo]

Vanessa Melton and Robert McArthur put the final touches on their swift chimney tower, which will provide a home for birds in the area. The tower was a ten-month project conceptualized and built by local Master Naturalist volunteers.

Soybean cyst nematode - 2002 [Graphic]

Soybean cyst nematode - 1990 [Graphic]

Soybean cyst nematode - 1973 [Graphic]

Soybean cyst nematode - 1962 [Graphic]

Soybean cyst nematode - 1957 [Graphic]

Possible area for new Scott Blvd. interchange [Graphic]

Missouri's wine-growing regions [Graphic]

How a bottle is born [Graphic]

Wine production in Missouri [Graphic]

From vineyard to table [Photo]

Jonathan Sprinkle, Satisha Jogaiah, Jackie Harris, Patrick Toomey and Eric Andersen harvest grapes from the Crown Gordon Vineyards during the last harvest of the season for the viticulture research team on Oct. 21. The research from this harvest is centered on analyzing different methods and treatments for raising grapes and how this affects wine quality.

Crown Gordon Vineyards [Photo]

Jonathan Sprinkle sets out bins for grapes at Crown Gordon Vineyards during the last harvest of the season for the MU viticulture research team.

Harvesting grapes [Photo]

Jonathan Sprinkle, Satisha Jogaiah, Jackie Harris and Patrick Toomey harvest grapes. The MU Institute for Continental Climate is spearheading research that could spur a Missouri wine renaissance, and put the growing industry on the global map.

Viticulture research team lab technician [Photo]

Eric Andersen, a lab technician for the viticulture research team at MU, stands in the Crown Gordon Vineyards.

Viticulture research team [Photo]

Justin Robertson, Eric Andersen and Patrick Toomey count, squeeze and smash grapes at the MU viticulture lab. They will analyze the maturation of the grapes and the quality of the wine that is made from them, as part of the new viticulture and enology programs at MU.

Squeezed grape juice [Photo]

Justin Robertson pours a sample of squeezed grape juice at the MU viticulture lab.

Soybean cyst nematode [Photo]

These Soybean cyst nematodes are being studied by at the Bond Life Sciences Center at MU. Last year this parasite destroyed $751.8 million of the U.S. soybean crop.

Soybean cyst nematode researchers [Photo]

Melissa Mitchum, front, an assistant professor at MU, and Greg Yeckel, an undergraduate research assistant, are both members of the team studying soybean cyst nematodes at the Bond Life Sciences Center at MU.