April 2, 2008
JOHN SAM WILLIAMSON
Wendy Liu, an MU senior in Personal Financial Planning and a member of the Taiwanese Student Association, plays a matching game Wednesday during the Taiwanese Night Market on Lowry Mall.
Members of the Taiwanese Student Association clean up after the Taiwan Night Market on Wednesday afternoon. The market offered free Taiwanese food and activities such as Chinese calligraphy.
Mu senior Wendy Liu uses Chinese calligraphy to create a nameplate for an attendee of the Taiwanese Night Market on Wednesday.
Former mafia boss Michael Franzese speaks to a crowd in Conservation Auditorium at MU on Wednesday. Franzese is the founder of the Breaking Out Foundation, dedicated to protecting at-risk youth from gambling addictions.
Missouri's Ryan Lollis slides safely back to first base on a pickoff attempt.
April 1, 2008
Gale "Hap" Hairston talks with Jim Ritter, left, and David Keller, right, about the proposed tax levy at Hairston's campaign kickoff on March 17.
This was only the first of five of the awards to be distributed to other MU professors this year.
Wayne Brekhus, left, an associate professor of sociology at MU, reacts after being awarded one of the 2008 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence and a $10,000 check during one of his classes on Tuesday. Chairman Jim Schatz, right, laughs after Brekus' first comment after receiving the check was, "Well, it is April 1st."
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, from left, Chairman Jim Schatz and Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton walk into Middlebush Hall on Tuesday to surprise Wayne Brekhus, an associate professor of sociology, with one of the 2008 William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence and a $10,000 check. This was the first of five awards to be distributed this year.
Great Lakes Aviation, top, Hawaiian Island Air, middle, and Northwest Airlink, bottom, have all bid to take over services at Columbia Regional Airport and have asked for substantial federal help in financing their proposed operations.
March 31, 2008
Tom Rose examines a cat in June 2007. Rose is running for one of three open seats on the Columbia School Board.
Darin Preis listens at a meeting on March 18. Preis is currently the vice president for the Columbia School Board.
Kathy Fluesmeier, owner of Village Wine and Cheese Restaurant, recommends wine choices to Debbie Bailey at the restaurant’s retail inventory sale on Monday. The Village had to close its doors for good last week because of “marginal operations.” The restaurant’s inventory sale started Saturday and continues through Tuesday.
Chris and Lynn Hill examine the BUS-eum 2's exhibit Monday at the Columbia Public Library. They are reading the story of the German American internment experience.
BUS-eum 2, a museum on wheels, visited Columbia today. The exhibit was called "Vanished."
These ice skates belong to Arthur D. Jacobs, one of about 15,000 German-Americans who were interned by the U.S. government during World War II. From age 10 to 15, Jacobs, the American-born son of German immigrants, lived in internment camps in Ellis Island, N.Y., and Crystal City, Texas.