Prep time

Charles Evans, left, and Alex Herrera, both fourth-year students at Stephens College, get ready for dress rehearsal of "Ah, Wilderness." The play is scheduled to open Friday.

Dressed for the show

Stephanie Nieman, a fourth-year student at Stephens College, and Melissa Boatright, a second-year Stephens student, stand backstage during dress rehearsal for "Ah, Wilderness" at Macklenburg Playhouse on Wednesday.

Pink Hijab Day

Hend El-buri, a senior from Columbia and a member of the MU Muslim Student's Organization, works at the group's Pink Hijab day table outside Memorial Union.

National Pink Hijab Day

Zahra Resool, a freshman from India, works on an intricate henna tattoo during National Pink Hijab Day outside of Memorial Union on Wednesday. Resool is a member of the MU Muslim Student's Organization which worked to raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as try to dismantle stereotypes surrounding Muslim women.

Officer examines car

Police Officer Jason McClintick examines damage to a red Chevy on Wednesday. The car was totaled after it hit a Jeep stopped at the intersection of Providence Road and Worley Street.

Rehearsing for 'The Diary of Anne Frank'

Performing Arts in Children's Education rehearses "The Diary of Anne Frank" at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Tuesday. Abby Kempf, left, and Matt Howard are on the rehearsing stage. Kempf plays the role of Anne Frank.

Actors prepare for 'The Diary of Anne Frank'

Performing Arts in Children's Education rehearses "The Diary of Anne Frank" at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Tuesday. From left, Matt Haward, Aaron Broderson, Haley Huskey, Brady Mcdowell, Abby Kempf, Jacob Huskey Hillary Pfeffer perform. Kempf, center, plays the role of Anne Frank.

More than 500 children received free flu vaccinations Wednesday

Susan Hagan, left, comforts her granddaughter as she prepares to get an H1N1 vaccine at Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services on Wednesday. Margaret Hagan got special directions from the registered nurse about the way to hold her daughter during the flu shot.

Parents lined up for vaccination shots for their children

Madison Heckart, age 3, sits in her mother's arms while waiting in line for the H1N1 vaccine at Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services on Wednesday. Tiffany Heckart and her daughter waited in line for almost three hours. "She's doing well for not having a nap," Tiffany Heckart said.

MU men's golf alumni match

Missouri freshman golfer Stuart Ballingall, right, makes a short putt while Missouri golf alumnus Topper Glass looks on at the annual alumni-varsity match Oct. 23, 2009 at The Club at Old Hawthorne. Current players and alumni enjoyed the camaraderie of the event that took place over Homecoming weekend.

MU golf camaraderie

Golf alumnus Jack Garvin and redshirt sophomore golfer Chris Johnson walk to their next hole at The Club at Old Hawthorne.

Cougars senior soccer player

Cougar defender Ross Matthew fights to maintain control of the ball against Quincy (Ill.) University's Abe Dirnberger on Wednesday. Columbia College lost its final home game 1-2.

Columbia College player honored

Ross Matthew, center, is honored as a senior on the Columbia College soccer team with his parents, Barrie and Jan Matthew, and his fiancée, Gemma Sadler, by his side. Matthew's family traveled from Scotland to see him play in his last home game Wednesday.

Klein returns for MU volleyball

Missouri's Julianna Klein spikes the ball to Kansas State on Wednesday. Klein returned to the court after being out several games with mono.

MU volleyball wins

Missouri volleyball player Julianna Klein (No. 6) celebrates with her teammates after a point against Kansas State on Wednesday at Hearnes Center. The Tigers won all three sets to sweep the Wildcats.

Women physicans talk about the profession

From left, Nicole Fearing, Jen Doty and Dena Higbee gather at the Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation at University Hospital.

Columbia Community Birth Center to close

Ivy White, a certified professional midwife in Columbia, holds 6 week-old William Leigh at the Columbia Community Birth Center before an appointment Sept. 18. A law passed last summer made it legal for midwives like White to assist in the birthing process without the presence of a physician.

Columbia College dorm coordinator died Sunday

Ryann Schmidt was a dorm coordinator at Columbia College. He died Sunday of suspected cardiac arrest. Staff and students of Columbia College will be traveling to funeral services in St. Louis on Thursday. He was 26 and engaged.

Tibetan tour looks to raise awareness

From left: Tibetan monks Lobsang Paljor and Tenzin Tashi from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India perform mandala sand painting as part of The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour, in Ellis Library at MU. The tour aims to share Tibetan art and culture, raise awareness about the Chinese occupation of Tibet, and raise funds for exiled student monks in India.

Exiled monks construct mandala

From left: Lobsang Pelger and Yeshi Palden, exiled Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, carefully construct a mandala in the Ellis Library at MU. They rub a tool called a thurma against the ridges of a hollow cone-shaped tool called a chakpur to slowly release the colored sand held within it.