April 30, 2008
A tractor tills the soil to prepare it for planting. Farming brothers Marvin and Robert Sapp have been working extra hard to finish sowing their corn before more rain arrives later this week.
The statue in the entry of Youzeum is designed to show through interactivity and bright colors how digestion works in the human body. Youzeum is designed in a similar fashion to engage visitors with interesting information, bright colors, sound and interactivity.
The Bone Chest at Youzeum shows visitors how their bones and muscles work, what they look like and how to take care of them. This skull and sculpture of a man lifting with his legs instead of his back are two of the pieces on display.
The Routine Maintenance section of Youzeum shows visitors why exercise is important, different ways to exercise and different types of bones and muscles and how they work. The locker room, set up with videos, makes this room interactive for children to learn about their bodies.
William Pipp pours conditioner on the pitcher's mound at Taylor Stadium on April 6. The groundskeepers repair the mound both before and after the game.
William Pipp, a senior Plant Sciences student at MU, begins his routine at Taylor Stadium by raking the pitcher's mound on April 6. The grounds crew usually arrive four to five hours before the game starts.
William Pipp sprays the home plate onto the artificial turf used for pre-game batting practice at Taylor Stadium on April 6.
April 29, 2008
Hickman's Bianca Aaron was awarded the prestigious Bill Gates Scholarship.
Frost accumulates on dead leaves at Stephens Lake Park early Tuesday morning. Temperatures in Columbia reached the low 30s overnight.
Daffodils near Shelter Insurance begin to wilt and die as the sun comes up on Tuesday morning after a frost.
MU freshman Rachel Rubin sits in Speakers Circle during the Graveyard Memorial Drive. The drive is held during Holocaust Memorial Week to remember Jews who were stripped of their clothes while being taken into concentration camps.
Alex Nuckolls, 6, watches his father, Matt Nuckolls, while their barred Plymouth Rock hens and Reggie the black Australorp rooster move in on some corn on April 18 near Licking. After an improvised explosive device in northern Afghanistan ended his 10-year Air Force career, the military veteran and his wife, Leann, purchased 20 acres in Texas County. They intend to start a pasture poultry operation.
Graduate student Anne Felts helps professor Ronn Phillips lead his class around campus blindfolded on Tuesday in an exercise meant to help these designers learn to see in a new way.
Matt Nuckolls talks with a reporter about his plans to start a pasture poultry operation at his farm near Licking.
Ronn Phillips, an associate professor of architectural studies in the College of Human Enviromental Sciences, leads his class of students blindfolded around campus on Tuesday. The students are designers whom Phillips said were learning to see in a new way.
The fuchsia-colored flowers of the redbud bloom Tuesday afternoon at Stephens Lake Park. A new grove of these trees was recently planted in the park and have just begun to bloom.