November 14, 2008
Literacy affects our jobs, incomes, health and families. And at all levels of education, it is declining. Adult education and literacy classes might be the solution.
Wendy Libby, President of Stephens College, talks with students at Stephens Children's School after reading them a book on March 2, 2006.
Stephens College president Wendy Libby, right, and board of trustees member Nikki Krawitz take care of final preparations for commencement on May 7, 2008.
Illustration of some of the new varieties of bibles.
Newlyweds Jeff and Helen Porter enjoy a homecooked dinner in their backyard in October. "If I would have known it was this good, I wouldn't have waited so long," Jeffery said of the couple's marriage. The couple strengthens their bond by having dinner together as much as possible.
Food from the Porter's dinner rests on the table in their backyard on the deck the couple built together. In order to keep their marriage strong, the couple does home projects together, such as building shadow boxes or the deck on which they eat dinner each night.
Newleyweds Jeff and Helen Porter use dinner as a means of staying in touch throughout the week. Jeff works in St. Louis and has to commute, so the couple only gets to eat dinner together about four times a week. David Schramm, MU Extension Specialist and assistant professor of human development and family studies at MU, said together time is an important way for couples to stay in touch and learn about each other.
Freshman guard Bailey Gee says the new Tigers players have gone through some difficult adjustments, but she is used to things now.
Freshman center Kendra Frazier, above, committed to the Missouri women's basketball team before freshman guard Baily Gee, but both knew the other was being recruited by the Tigers.
November 13, 2008
Wendy Libby, president of Stephens College, outside Lela Raney Wood Hall. Libby recently announced that she is leaving Columbia to become president at Stetson University in central Florida.
Stephens College President Wendy Libby, right, greets Cristina Sloan, left, a teacher for the Multiage Elementary Classroom at Stephens Children's School, after reading, "The Legend of the Teddy Bear," to the children in the class on March 2, 2006. Rachel Johnson, center, is also a teacher at the school. Libby recently announced that she is leaving Columbia to become president at Stetson University in central Florida.
Charles Willis (left) and Kevin McFillen (right) rehearse a scene from "Pillowman" that involves the interrogation of Zach Brown's (bottom right) character, at Rhynsburger Theatre.
Zach Brown rehearses a scene of "The Pillowman" in which he smothers the character played by Ben Friesen at Rhynsburger Theatre. The play features adult content, strong language and violence which has raised question about the public's response.
November 12, 2008
Michael Sheehen poses for a portrait by the pool at Hickman High School on Tuesday. Sheehen was practicing for the 2008 MSHSAA swimming championships.
Lee Eckel, roastmaster for Lakota Coffee, smells a sample of Ethiopia blend as it roasts on Friday. Before coming to Lakota eight years ago, Eckel worked as a roaster for four years in Monterey.
Lakota employee Jessica Lawson measures the last of a fair trade Sumatra organic French roast coffee for a bulk coffee bean sale at the Lakota Coffee shop on Monday.
According to Abby Staysa, this is the bridge leading up to the emperor's palace in Kyoto, Japan. Behind the bridge is a heavily guarded grassy patch since the hill leads up to the palace. The photo was taken last summer in 2008 during Staysa's trip with an exchange program through Columbia Public Schools and Hakusan City.
During Abby Staysa's trip to Japan in the summer of 2008, the group did a tour of local schools including Torigoe Junior High School where this photo was taken of a math class.
John Davis will play a benefit concert for the "Blind" Boone home on Saturday.