August 24, 2008
Students try to grab tubs of Tiger Stripe ice cream being tossed into the crowd after Tiger Walk on Sunday evening. The students, part of the largest incoming freshman class in Missouri's history, could not reach the tables, so volunteers improvised delivery methods.
Marching Mizzou and the Golden Girls perform for a crowd of mostly new MU freshmen after the Tiger Walk on Sunday evening on the Francis Quadrangle. Before the concert, new freshmen ran through the Columns, symbolizing their entrance into MU.
Cartons of Tiger Stripe ice cream wait for incoming freshmen to walk across the Francis Quadrangle after the Tiger Walk on Sunday evening at MU. Toward the end of the traditional walk, volunteers had to throw cartons into the crowd because students, part of the largest incoming class in Missouri's history, could not reach the tables.
Incoming freshmen pass through the columns as balloons fly through the air on the Francis Quadrangle as part of the traditional Tiger Walk on Sunday evening.
Incoming freshmen stream toward their free Tiger Stripe ice cream after passing through the columns on the Francis Quadrangle as part of the traditional Tiger Walk on Sunday evening at the University of Missouri.
Students eat Tiger Stripe ice cream on the Francis Quadrangle as others continue the traditional Tiger Walk on Sunday evening on the Francis Quadrangle of MU's campus. The Class of 2012 is the largest incoming class in Missouri's history.
Columbians gather around Corporate Lake on Saturday night to attend Columbia Balloon Invitational. Only a small number of the balloons competing were able to take off because of a severe weather report. The competition went ahead on Sunday morning with Fred Shoening finishing fourth in his "Yankee Doodle" balloon, pictured above.
Mary Lou Wallner addresses the members and visitors of the Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbiaon Friday. Wallner presented her insight about the acceptance of gays among Christians.
Mary Lou Wallner, and her husband, Bob Wallner, smile during their talk in which they presented their insights about the acceptance of gays among Christians during an event at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia on Friday.
Mary Lou Wallner speaks with Bill Hillenbrand after a talk in which Walner presented her insight about the acceptance of gays among Christians. The talk took place at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia on Friday.
Columbia native Carl Edwards celebrates winning NASCAR's Sprint Cup race Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol Tenn. It was Edwards' second consecutive Sprint Cup victory.
August 23, 2008
Tharon Riley, left, discuses with Brian Taylor the latest weather report Saturday morning at the Columbia Balloon Invitational.
After being grounded Saturday morning because of a bad weather report, several competitors of the Columbia Balloon Invitational talk.
Brian Taylor, left, discuses with Lynn McVay the latest weather report. Competitors of the Columbia Balloon Invitational were grounded on Saturday morning because of a bad weather report.
Flying at 2,500 feet above Columbia, Herb Heriford of Jefferson City uses the balloon's propane burner to increase his altitude during the Columbia Balloon Invitational on Friday.
Karis Community Church members discuss the acoustics of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. The church recently moved from The Tiger hotel into the theater.
Karis Community Church moved from the Tiger Hotel to the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday night. Almost everything from the church fit into single the trailer and was moved into the basement of the theater with the help of several church volunteers.
Daniel Gibbins, a horticulturist from Columbia's Parks and Recreation department shows Columbia Aquatic Restoration Program volunteers which plants need to be pulled from the shore of Stephens Lake on Saturday morning. The group helped clean up the shoreline, removing invasive species such as poison ivy and cattails.
Jon Rapp pulls various species of vines and weeds from the shore of Stephens Lake on Saturday morning during a project by volunteers for the Columbia Aquatic Restoration Program through Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department. "My wife likes to call it 'practice'," said Rapp.