December 15, 2012
Adam Lewkowsky completed his master of arts in Library Science online while living in Portland, Ore. He came to Columbia this weekend to participate in the MU Graduate School commencement.
Commencement ceremonies were held at MU and Columbia College on Saturday.
A candlelight vigil was held at Edmund Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., and a makeshift memorial was set up near Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people, including 20 children, were killed when a gunman broke in the school.
Participants in a live Nativity event in Centralia on Saturday acted out scenes from the Christmas story. Several churches work together to put on the event, now in its second year.
December 14, 2012
MU graduate Meng Ren's family traveled from China to watch her graduate Friday.
Stephens College held its graduation ceremonies in Kimball Ballroom on Friday.
MU students from the Sinclair School of Nursing and School of Journalism take part in commencement ceremonies at Jesse Auditorium on Friday.
An official with knowledge of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., said 27 people were dead, including 20 children.
Roger and Barbara Giles own a 75-year-old sternwheeler, the Joseph M. LaBarge.
December 13, 2012
Dogs spend an afternoon playing at the Bear Creek Nature park, which is a lease-free area, on Thursday.
Columbia bow hunters demonstrate how they use their bows for hunting and recreation.
December 12, 2012
Hulagan members help children in Adventure Club learn how to do tricks with a hula hoop Wednesday at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School. Hulagans came to the school to celebrate "12/12/12," a circular date, while also performing and helping the children decorate their own hula hoops
Debra Oliver, a professor at the MU School of Medicine, became the primary caregiver for her husband, David Oliver, after he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2011.
December 11, 2012
In a crosstown rivalry basketball game on Tuesday, the first game in Hickman High School's new gymnasium, the Hickman High School Kewpies defeated the Rock Bridge Bruins, 55-48.
Five fire trucks were dispatched to Creekwood Estates Senior Living on Tuesday afternoon. Crews performed an "aggressive fire attack" and put out the fire in 12 minutes, according to a Columbia Fire Department news release.
Columbia Public Schools are transitioning to Common Core State Standards, which focuses on teaching students skill-based curriculum.
December 10, 2012
Students ate latkes, listened to Hanukkah music and watched a 9-foot tall menorah be lit at an event organized by the Chabad Jewish Student Organization in the MU Student Center on Monday evening.
Shelly La Fata, owner of Sorella Natural Foods, prepares healthy snacks and meals in her home. La Fata teaches in-home culinary classes and has a catering service.
December 9, 2012
The Enns Entomology Museum, founded in 1874, holds more than 6 million insects, arachnids and fossils.
December 8, 2012
Missouri women's basketball team beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 92-59 on Saturday night in Mizzou Arena.