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MU volleyball player Caitlyn Vann

Missouri senior Caitlyn Vann sets a ball during practice at the Hearnes Center. The tattoos on Vann's arms are reminders of her faith, which Vann says has helped her both on and off the volleyball court.

Rock Bridge path construction

The walkway leading under the Rock Bridge formation has been blocked by a board and construction fencing for two weeks. The deadline for the new path is dependent on crew availability and weather. Once the path is complete, visitors will only be able to go three-quarters of the way under the formation.

Daniel Clay

Daniel Clay, Dean of the College of Education, stands outside Hill Hall on Friday.

Ribbon cutting at Boone Hospital

Members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, along with hospital staff, cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of the newly renovated and expanded Emergency Department at Boone Hospital. With an expanded waiting room, nurse’s station, and triage area, the staff hopes the new additions will help to keep the waiting time down for patients receiving emergency care.

Boone Hospital entrance

The Boone Hospital Emergency Department’s extended canopy is one of the many renovations unveiled Tuesday morning. The $1.8 million expansion came from the hospital’s operating fund, and the development process has been four years in the making.

Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington stays competitive

Melinda Wrye-Washington instructs her players in Columbia College's sweep of William Woods on Sept. 30 at Southwell Complex. Despite the victory, Wrye-Washington insisted her team could have played better.

La Russa to ponder future

Tony La Russa's future as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals is uncertain after a disappointing season.

Colorado eyes Big 12 North title

Colorado football players are mobbed by fans after Colorado defeated Georgia 29-27 on Saturday in Boulder, Colo. A win against Missouri could put the Buffaloes into contention for the Big 12 North title.

Jonathan McQuilkin parks the plane he flew on his first solo flight

Jonathan McQuilkin takes off his headphones after parking a Piper Warrior II aircraft at Columbia Regional Airport on Sept. 22. McQuilkin had just completed his first solo flight.

Khaya Magopeni speaks

Khaya Magopeni speaks to a group at MU's Memorial Union about the challenges of student leadership. Magopeni is assistant to the deputy vice chancellor and a member of the chancellor's student development and support team at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.

Khaya Magopeni and Richard Madsen

Khaya Magopeni, left, an administrator at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, talks with Lorna Holtman, center, also from Western Cape, and Richard Madsen, a professor emeritus at MU who has been to Western Cape several times. Western Cape and MU have a relationship that goes back almost 50 years.

Putting on the practice green

Golfers putt on a practice green near the clubhouse on Monday at the Country Club of Missouri. The tournament has several sponsors and special contest holes, with awards for longest drive and closest to the pin.

Dodging the water

Golfers shoot from the fairway at the 17th hole at the Country Club of Missouri during the Fund the Drive for Nurses Golf Tournament. Twenty-nine teams competed Monday with a four-person scramble format.

Grabbing a snack

Mary Beck and Julie Miller, graduates of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, grab hand-wrapped packages of oatmeal raisin cookies from nursing student Teresa Leatherman on Monday at the sixth tee of the Country Club of Missouri. Beck and Miller were both participants in the 10th-annual Fund the Drive for Nurses Golf Tournament benefiting the scholarship fund at the Sinclair School of Nursing. Beck and Miller both currently work at Boone Hospital Center.

Prepping the fruit

Tomatoes picked from their garden are prepared at The Blue Water Grill in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Freshly picked

A pot filled with freshly picked produce rests on a table outside The Blue Water Grill in Grand Rapids, Mich. The restaurant has replaced its landscaping with a vegetables and herb garden.

Green thumb

Head Chef for the Blue Water Grill, Michael-Patrick McCann, poses in the vegetable garden that has replaced the restaurant's landscaping. Vegetables and herbs are picked and cooked with daily.

Standing in the garden

Head Chef for the Blue Water Grill, Michael-Patrick McCann, stands in a vegetable garden that the restaurant has replaced. Vegetables and herbs are picked and used daily in cooking.

Patrolling the streets

Shepard Elementary fifth-grader Mora Boatman helps Sara Loveless (center), Grant Mueller, 5, Iris Mueller, 3 months, and Lydia Mueller, 3, cross the street on Sept. 23. Boatman is part of the school’s Safety Patrol program.

Blue Water Grill uses garden to supply vegetables

Head Chef for the Blue Water Grill, Michael-Patrick McCann, stands in a vegetable garden that the restaurant has replaced the landscaping at the restaurant. Vegetables and herbs are picked and cooked with daily.
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