Architect of the institute [Photo]

Mike Shaughnessy, architect of the newly completed Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, oversees the photography of the building. The photographs will be used to enter the building for design awards within the next month.

A modern overlook [Photo]

The design of Rick Shaw's office follows the modern feeling of the Reynolds Institute's interior. The window overlooks the quad and the connecting buildings.

Colorful entertainment [Photo]

On the third floor of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, students and guests can watch plasma televisions while sitting on colorful balls.

Replicating the old [Photo]

The outside architecture of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute was designed to replicate the older appeal of the surrounding buildings.

Glass atrium [Photo]

The glass walkway in the second floor atrium surprises visitors Wednesday at the new Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Children's songwriting [Photo]

Monte Selby sings a song about French toast that he co-wrote with third- through fifth-graders at Paxton Keeley Elementary School on Thursday.

AUDIO: MU student Caitlin Ellis weighs in on the gubernatorial debate [Audio]

AUDIO: MU student Caitlin Ellis, 21, attended the gubernatorial debate at MU on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. She weighed in on the issues she felt were most important.

Students discuss the architecture of the Reynolds Journalism Institute [Video]

Now that the MU School of Journalism's centennial is here, the Reynolds Journalism Institute is in full use. Students offer their opinions on the new establishment’s architecture and compare the traditional outer shell to its modern interior.

AUDIO: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon talks about the inclusion of third-party candidates in a debate at MU [Audio]

AUDIO: Democratic candidate Jay Nixon comments on the inclusion of the third-party candidates — from the Libertarian and Constitution parties — in a gubernatorial debate held at MU on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008.

AUDIO: MU student Mollie Landers weighs in on the gubernatorial debate [Audio]

AUDIO: MU student Mollie Landers, 19, attended the gubernatorial debate held at MU on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. She weighed in on the issues she felt were most important.

AUDIO: MU student Brett Dinkins weighs in on the gubernatorial debate [Audio]

AUDIO: MU student Brett Dinkins, 18, attended the gubernatorial debate at MU on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, and weighed in on the issues he felt were most important.

SportsCenter anchor John Anderson at a panel held during the MU School of Journalism's centennial celebration [Photo]

ESPN anchor John Anderson discusses the future of sports journalism with panel members.

Nov. 6, 1984 St. Louis Post-Dispatch cartoon, "Moment of Truth" by Tom Engelhardt [Photo]

This cartoon reflects the exhausting nature of America’s modern presidential campaigns. Although it was published on election day in 1984, it is still applicable today. A voter covered with a pile of election paraphernalia pulls himself forward on his belly and reaches up to place his vote in a ballot box. A sign above him reads “Polling Place – No Electioneering Beyond This Point.”

Nov. 5, 1908 Chicago Tribune cartoon by John Tinney McCutcheon, "Standing Apart" [Photo]

This cartoon reflects Missouri’s status as a “swing state” in the election of 1908. Officials took two days to count the votes, and Missouri ultimately supported the Republicans by less than 700 votes. William H. Taft won 347,203 votes (48.5 percent), while William J. Bryan received 346,574 (48.41 percent).
On the morning after the election, early results indicated that Missouri would vote Democratic. By midnight, the vote count had tightened, and in the second cartoon, northeastern Republicans and southern Democrats pull Missouri in opposing directions. This cartoon reflects the ultimate outcome of the election: Missouri stands with the Republicans.

Jan. 14, 1948 Kansas City Star Political Cartoon, "Guessing Game," by Silvey Jackson Ray [Photo]

In 1948, General Dwight Eisenhower, an American hero after World War II, received overtures from both Democrats and Republicans to run for president. The general had no announced political affiliation, and both parties believed his popularity would lead to victory in November. S.J. Ray succinctly visualizes the mutual interest of the parties in Eisenhower by picturing a Democratic donkey and Republican elephant simultaneously daydreaming about the general.

Attorney general candidates debate at MU [Photo]

The candidates for Missouri attorney general, Republican Michael R. Gibbons, at right, and Democrat Chris Koster, debate in Gannett Hall at MU in Columbia, Mo., Sept 11, 2008.

Exhibit showcases political cartoons [Photo]

Jackie Britt Eggers and Wally Eggers, B.J. '52, browse a MU School of Journalism Centennial exhibit entitled 1908-2008: 100 Years of Election Cartoons at the State Historical Society of Missouri on Wednesday afternoon. The pair married while Wally was enrolled at MU and working for the Columbia Missourian and Jackie was working for the Columbia Tribune.

Historic newsroom [Slideshow]

A look back at the Columbia Missourian newsroom through the years.

Benjamin Heider [Photo]

Benjamin Heider of Christian Fellowship School received a perfect score on his ACT.

Food Network recipe developer [Photo]

Sarah Copeland, left, speaks to the executive chef for the University Club of Missouri, Daniel Pliska during the Centennial barbecue at the Mizzou Arena on Wednesday night. Copeland works as a recipe developer for the Food Network and created the menu for the evening. She graduated from MU in '99 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.