December 17, 2014
Ellen Eardley participated in a forum that showcased her candidacy for the Title IX administrator position Wednesday at MU. She hopes her legal background will help guide new standards at the university.
Students gather Wednesday in Speakers Circle for a candlelight memorial and prayer session for the victims of religious terrorism in Peshawar, Pakistan. The MU Muslim Student Organization hosted the event.
Rachel Bennnett, an assistant principal at Battle High School, became involved in education to try to influence as many lives as possible. She had a stroke in her 30s, a life event that made her passion to help grow.
December 16, 2014
Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri hosted a lighting ceremony Tuesday at MU. After lighting the 9-foot menorah, students and faculty enjoyed latkes and doughnuts. The group will also hold a public menorah lighting at 5 p.m. Sunday outside the Daniel Boone City Building
Ben Trachtenberg, an associate professor in the MU School of Law, lights the candle for the first night of Hanukkah during a menorah lighting ceremony Tuesday in the MU Student Center. This is the third year that Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri has hosted a menorah lighting on the campus.
First-graders from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School sing holiday carols in a concert Tuesday on the steps of MU's Memorial Union. Students braved cold weather to perform holiday carols outdoors for those passing by.
Since 2009, the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture has focused on the environmental and health benefits of raising food locally. Over that time, volunteering and food production at the center have increased.
December 15, 2014
Battle High School girls basketball played Helias High School on Monday at home. Battle went on to defeat the Crusaders 40-33. The Spartans are now 6-3 on the season.
Battle High School fell to 2-5 on the season with a last-minute loss of 52-50 on Monday.
The Rock Bridge boys basketball team beat De Smet 81-49 Monday at home.
The Columbia Mall held a photo booth for pets to get their pictures taken with Santa every Monday from Nov. 17 to Dec. 15.
Children with autism and their families were invited to spend time with Santa at MU's Thompson Center on Dec. 6, away from crowds and noise that can sometimes be challenging for children on the autism spectrum.
Cherie Rutter has been baking cakes professionally for about 30 years. She is a "Sugar Angel" volunteer baker for the nonprofit organization Icing Smiles that provides cakes for children and teens with illness and disabilities.
December 14, 2014
The Missouri women's basketball team defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies 47-44 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. With the win, the Tigers improve to 8-2 on the season.
December 13, 2014
Forward Jakeenan Gant played his first game of the season for the Tigers at Mizzou Arena on Saturday. The Tigers lost to Xavier 74-58.
The Missouri men's basketball team lost to Xavier 74-58 on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis on Saturday in downtown Columbia raised more than $42,000 for the Arthritis Foundation. More than 600 people registered to participate.
Connie and Gerald Cunningham run Bucksnort Saloon, a cowboy-themed saloon in Blackwater, Missouri. The saloon is decorated in an 1880s style and contains a collection of antiques.
Protestors blocked the intersection of Broadway and Hitt Street on Friday night in response to Roxy's nightclub using the phrase 'Hands Up Pants Up' on wristbands promoting its dress code policy. The protests moved throughout downtown Columbia blocking busy intersections including Cherry and Tenth streets.
December 12, 2014
Missouri women's basketball defeated Colorado, 53-50, on Friday behind a strong second half defensive performance.