North terrace

Artist renderings of the new Ellis Fischel building's North Terrace courtesy of MU Health Care.

Force out at first

MU junior Shana White runs to first base where Illinois sophomore Meredith Hackett makes the catch to force the out on May 22. Missouri beat Illinois 3-1.

Stopping at second

East drop-off area

Artist renderings of the new Ellis Fischel building's East drop-off area courtesy of MU Health Care.

Nottelmann pitches complete game

MU sophomore Kristin Nottelmann pitched the entire game against Illinois on May 22. Nottelmann allowed only seven hits out of 120 pitches and she struck out eight batters to help Mizzou beat Illinois 3-1.

Ball bounce

Memorial with flowers

Flowers were handed out to those who had lost loved ones to cancer at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on May 22.

Backstage joking

Dr. Einstein's makeup

Alex Hoge has his makeup done by Mary Shaw in preparation to play "Dr. Einstein", a plastic surgeon specializing in transforming the faces of criminals, on May 21. Alex's transformation took at least 15 minutes, which he believes is a consequence of his youth.

Cast and crew prepare

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre cast and crew prepared for the first full performance of "Arsenic and Old Lace" on May 21. Set creation lasted until 8 p.m. when the show started. All props and materials are now stored in a single storage container on the foundation where the Maplewood Barn once stood.

Maplewood remains

All that remains of the Maplewood Barn Theater after an April 5, 2010 fire is a burnt foundation. Two trailers now stand on the foundation serving as storage and dressing room space for the cast. Prior to the first performance of the season, the cast of "Arsenic and Old Lace" moved props from the storage container to prepare the set.

Remembering loved ones lost to cancer

Joyce Caraker, right, speaks with Dale Cunningham, center, while her daughter, Mary Cunningham, looks on at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Memorial. "This service is wonderful; we make friends and it transcends cancer," Dale said. "Grief and the need to remember are universal regardless of the reason."

Russia Weather

A young woman enjoys the spray from a fountain outside the Kremlin in Moscow on May 20. Warm weather, unusual for May days, arrived in Moscow with temperatures rising to 25 C (77 F).

MU Softball celebration

MU junior Catherine Lee celebrates with her teammates after her game winning double in the bottom of the 7th. Mizzou beat Creighton 3-2 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA regional event.

MU Softball pitcher Nottelmann

MU sophmore Kristin Nottelmann took the field in the bottom of the 5th to pitch for Mizzou on Friday night. Mizzou beat Creighton 3-2.

Batting at sunset

MU freshman Lindsey Muller prepares to bat near the top of the forth inning on Friday night against Creighton University. Mizzou beat Creighton 3-2 in the bottom of the 7th with a double by junior Catherine Lee.

Home Run Celebration

MU sophomore Conner Mach (28) celebrates his solo home run with teammates Friday night in the Tiger's first game against Texas. His solo homer was one of two Friday night and not enough beat the Longhorns. The Tigers lost to Texas 5-2.

MU's Mach batting

MU sophomore Conner Mach prepares to swing at a pitch from Texas's Taylor Jungmann. Mach and senior Aaron Senne both hit solo home runs that weren't enough to pull ahead of the Longhorns. The Tigers lost, 5-2.

MU's Mach double play

MU sophomore Conner Mach tags out Texas sophomore Brandon Loy in a double play on Friday night. MU lost to Texas 5-2.

Planting Day: A visit with 'Mamma Anne'

Theresa Churchill holds some plants while speaking with Shirley Evans, also known in the community as "Mamma Anne," on Friday during Columbia Housing Authority Planting Day. CHA provides free flowers and herbs to residents to better their community.