April 27, 2014
Emily Crowe, 24, an MU graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, is leading the Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, a strength-training program designed to increase mobility in older adults.
City Garden School, led by Nicole Knapp-Weber, provides an alternative learning environment in the form of Waldorf schooling for first to third grades. Waldorf schooling focuses on a combination of hands-on play, environment exposure and artistic expression. About two dozen children attend the school in downtown Columbia.
Kevin Keegan, a professor of equine surgery at MU, developed a sensor that revolutionized the approach to testing lameness in horses. He founded Equinosis, the company that sells his lameness locator technology, in 2007.
April 26, 2014
The Landfill Equipment and Collection Trucks Road-E-O took place at the City of Columbia Sanitary Landfill on Saturday. The competition tested participants' driving skills in bulldozers, wheel loaders and roll-off trucks. It was the inaugural Road-E-O for the Missouri chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America.
Columbia College softball won the tournament 3-2 against Benedictine University-Springfield on Saturday at Capen Park.
The Immersive Visualization Lab open house was held by MU's architectural studies department on Friday. Students volunteered to help showcase 3-D software and the programs used by the department in planning buildings and scenarios, such as emergencies, inside. One of the devices showcased, an Oculus head mounted display, allows the viewer to see and move around a virtual building by creating a 3-D simulation.
April 25, 2014
Models rehearsed Friday for The Collections, Stephens College's 70th annual student fashion show, that will occur on Saturday. All outfits showcased were designed by student designers.
The Empty Bowls event was held Friday at the Balsamo Warehouse in Columbia. Ceramics aficionados were asked to donate to charity in exchange for a student-made bowl of their choosing and soup inside it offered at the event.
April 24, 2014
Missouri defeated Missouri State 5-0 in Wednesday's softball game.
As stables across the West transition to accommodate bigger riders, draft horses are in higher demand. Sombrero Ranches in Estes Park, Colo. uses draft horses along with quarter horses for rides with tourists.
Conflicting views about right-to-work legislation and unions have been an ongoing issue in Missouri.
April 23, 2014
Adam Morrison, 20, is one of two professional disc golfers in Columbia. He won his first cash prize — $110 — at a tournament in Las Vegas in February.
April 22, 2014
Police found a man dead in a residence on the 900 block of West Texas Avenue on Tuesday.
The chorus rehearses "The War Amongst Families and Neighbors: The Civil War in Missouri" for its impending premiere. MU composer Stefan Freund's 90-minute oratorio will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday in Jesse Auditorium. It will be performed by the Columbia Civic Orchestra, MU Choral Union, University Singers and three guest soloists. The piece includes four spoken texts, five arrangements of Civil War songs and 18 original compositions.
April 21, 2014
More than 32,000 runners crossed the starting line at the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, the first since last year's fatal bombings. Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's race, and American Meb Keflezighi won the men's.
April 20, 2014
Parishioners of Sacred Heart Catholic Church gathered Sunday morning to celebrate Easter with a Spanish Mass. Mass is said weekly in both Spanish and English at the church.
Missouri played Mississippi State at Taylor Field on Sunday. Missouri lost 9-7 in 11 innings.
As Easter approaches and business heats up, Ken Kavanaugh keeps doing what he's always done — making sure that on Sunday morning or Wednesday night or any other time a worship service gets going, a church is filled with a pleasing sound.
April 19, 2014
Missouri baseball falls to Mississippi 6-2 Saturday at Taylor Stadium in Columbia.
The Missouri Tigers' softball team played the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday, winning 9-1.