September 6, 2008
MU football players take the field.
Fans wave their hands before the kickoff of MU's home opener against Southeast Missouri State.
MU's Derrick Washington runs the ball down the field.
An MU defensive player tackles Southeast Missouri State's Walter Peoples.
A Missouri player takes a quiet moment in the end zone before the start of Saturday evening's game.
Jim Hellman plays keyboard for the band Naked Dave and the Crazy Fish at EcoArtFest.
Michael Mize paints his daughter Riverdawn's face with blue and pink paint, Riverdawn's favorite colors, at Cooper's Landing on Saturday afternoon.
Susan Galloway gets two dishes from Thai Food Kitchen at Cooper's Landing. "This is my first time here. I definitely would come here the next year, too. The food is really great, especially when you eat beside the river," Susan said.
Nicholas Orazio, 10, poses for his portrait drawn by a local artist, Kate Folisek, at EcoArtFest. Nicholas came here with his father to paint and sell T-shirts.
From left, Sam D'Agostino, Elizabeth D'Agostino, and Anna D'Agostino sing "Pop Fiction" for EcoArtFest on Saturday. "This is the best time to spend a day with family. I would love to sing a song with my two daughters," Sam D'Agostino said. EcoArtFest will continue through Sunday. Proceeds of the festival will be given to the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy.
Chase Coffman, MU tight end, leaps over a Southeast Missouri State player during the first quarter.
Kelley Robinson, center, a staff member at the Campaign for Change, cheers with the crowd as Howard Dean arrives on the MU campus. Dean spoke to the Columbia community Saturday morning for a Get Out the Vote voter registration drive. The College Democrats and other volunteers recruited 659 new voter registrants on campus the previous day and came to the Saturday event to register more voters.
Governor Howard Dean shakes hands with Bill Monroe, left, Democratic delegate of Fulton, and Ed Ricciotti. Dean spoke to the audience about the "neighborhood by neighborhood, door by door" initiative of the Democratic party.
Meara Roberts and her mom, Jennifer, of Columbia play with their dog, Winston on Saturday morning before Howard Dean's address. The Roberts came to support the Democratic party at Stankowski field.
Caitlin Ellis, president of the Mizzou College Democrats, explains the voter registration procedure to sophomore Justin Mohn on Saturday morning. The College Democrats and other volunteers recruited 659 new voter registrants on campus Friday.
Karen Kay of Kansas City. was one of eight artists who had billboard art on display at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Her piece for Art the Vote echoes the importance of the the environment in the election. Art the Vote co-founder Sue McCollum said, "This project is important to the artistic community. The artist reflects the views of society and is able to persuade the public opinion."
Co-founder and organizer of Art The Vote Bunny Burson unveils original artwork by contemporary artists from across the country at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Columbia on Friday. In total, 70 works of art will be displayed on billboards throughout the state to encourage people to vote in the coming presidential election in November
From left, French exchange students Melissa Bounoua, Charlotte Pudlowski and Baptiste Etchegaray are producing a blog to chronicle the presidential election from a French viewpoint. "I'm very interested in American politics, and I'm excited to be in Missouri because it's a swing state," Pudlowski said. Their Web site, rendezvous08.wordpress.com, offers news, commentary and photos on the race.
September 5, 2008
The new Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU is set for dedication during the MU School of Journalism Centennial and Dedication. The 50,000-square-foot facilities will offer lab space, meeting rooms, library and other resources for students, faculty and visitors.
MU tight end Chase Coffman drags Illinois defensive back Nate Bussey during the first half of the Tigers' game against the Illini in St. Louis.