December 18, 2012
Reforestation has emerged as a low-cost way to help reduce runoff and pollution at Hinkson Creek. A program organized by Jason Hubbart would divert rainwater from the creek into a field at the Forum Nature Area that will be reforested.
December 17, 2012
The Missouri Tigers faced South Carolina State on Monday night at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers defeated South Carolina State 102-51.
A sobriety checkpoint was organized by the Boone County Sheriff's Department on Saturday night. Members of Hallsville and Centralia police departments offered assistance.
Anna Waldron, director of the MU Office of Science Outreach, works to make science and math education accessible to students at various grade levels.
December 16, 2012
People donned costumes, painted their faces, carried torches and sang and danced during the Winter Solstice Celebration on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Attendees were welcoming back the sun.
The Army ROTC program at MU held commissioning ceremonies Sunday in which graduating members received officer statuses in their respective military branches. 2nd Lt. Jamar Williams and 2nd Lt. Chris Shoemaker will serve in the Missouri National Guard.
The Missouri women's basketball team beat Southern Illinois 110-47 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.
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.