December 1, 2013
Often called a “living dinosaur,” the pallid sturgeon’s appearance showcases its prehistoric ancestry. The pallid sturgeon is armored with five rows of bony plates called “scutes” instead of scales.
Jeff Finley holds a pallid sturgeon on the Missouri River on Oct. 25. Some students in his fisheries and wildlife management class at MU caught common varieties of fish, but a few netted uncommonly large ones for this part of the river.
Matthew Dolan, an MU senior studying fishery management, center, inspects a pallid sturgeon caught on the Missouri River on Oct. 25. Students practiced catching fish with help from Jeff Finley and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
"It's almost like an X-ray," said Doug Noltie, a fisheries and wildlife professor at MU, as he shows a shovelnose sturgeon to a student on the Missouri River, on Oct. 25. Noltie taught fish biologist Jeff Finley when Finley was a student at MU.
Jeff Finley, center, instructs Michael Womack, left, and Chris Hoehn, right, on how to best cast a fishing net for catching bottom-feeding fish on the Missouri River on Oct. 25. For scientific surveys, fish biologists often need thousands of fish to make an accurate depiction of the health of a river or other water ecosystem.
Jeff Finley studied wildlife and fishery management at MU, and took the course he helps teach today, called "Technology for Fisheries Management and Wildlife." Finley contacted his former professor Doug Noltie and offered to lend some of the Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office's advanced equipment so that students in the class could learn more about conservation techniques.
Fish biologist Jeff Finley works with MU students to help teach fish and river conservation. He uses special tools he helped create to catch fish, especially pallid sturgeon, so he can study them.
Lauren Czekala-Chatham speaks at her Hernando, Miss., home, about wanting the state to recognize her same sex marriage, so she can now get a divorce. She and Dana Ann Melancon married in 2008 in California and separated in 2010.
November 30, 2013
Thousands of fans celebrate after rushing Faurot Field following Missouri's 28-21 win over the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday. The win secured Missouri's berth in the SEC Championship, where they'll face Auburn on Dec. 7 in Atlanta.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin slips a tackle from Texas A&M defensive lineman Jay Arnold in the first half Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Missouri running back Henry Josey looks for a hole while receiver Marcus Lucas blocks Texas A&M defensive back Clay Honeycutt in the first quarter on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin tries to scramble away from Texas A&M defensive lineman Daeshon Hall in the first quarter on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy knocks Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel down during a pass attempt in the second quarter on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Scheryl Duarte, a senior at Roosevelt High School, fills out a college enrollment application at her school in Washington on Nov. 14. The schools was hosting a "sit-in" to get high school students who might not otherwise go to college to apply to college. President Barack Obama’s goal is that by 2020, America will again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
Missouri plays Texas A&M on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in its final football game of the regular season.
Phillip Simpkins and Edwin Davis host a radio show on KCOU/88.1. As "Deacon Do Right" and "Bishop Biscuits," Simpkins and Davis deliver humorous sermons about all aspects of college life.
Brianna Arps, DJ Kiss, introduces herself with a kissing sound before going on the air on Nov. 7 at the KCOU radio studio.
Philip Simpkins, left, laughs as Edwin Davis starts his sermon during his segment on Nov. 7 at the KCOU radio studio. After his sermon, Davis "opens the church doors" and invites viewer feedback via call-ins and tweets.
The beleaguered health insurance website has had periods of down times as the government tries to fix the problems.
Missouri football fans tailgated all around Columbia in preparation for the Tigers game against the Texas A&M Aggies