Flooding closes President Casino in St. Louis

Flooding on the Mississippi River in St. Louis blocked the entrance to the President Casino on Sunday, forcing it to close. Continual rain over the past week has caused flooding on several rivers in Missouri, and flash flooding has killed two people.

Former mayor greets IBM leader

Former Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman greets Tim Shaughnessy, senior vice president for IBM Global Technology Services, during a press conference Monday to announce that IBM would be opening a service center in Columbia and creating 800 new jobs. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, center, participated in the announcement, too.

Announcing IBM plans for Columbia

Mayor Bob McDavid says that the people of Columbia are the reason that IBM came here to establish one of its new locations on Monday. Also participating in the announcement were Tim Shaughnessy, senior vice president for IBM Global Technology Services, and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Governor praises IBM project

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the new opportunities that IBM is bringing to Columbia, including 800 new jobs. Dave Griggs, left, chairman of REDI's board of directors, gave the opening address on Monday afternoon.

Welcoming IBM to Columbia

Gov. Jay Nixon welcomes Tim Shaughnessy, senior vice president for IBM Global Technology Services, to Columbia on Monday to introduce the opening of an IBM service center in Columbia. Dave Griggs, left, chairman of REDI's board of directors, gave the opening statement.

Mizzou Storm Chase Team observes severe weather

Mizzou Storm Chase Team members Hank Wagner, John Moon III and Nick Kelly survey the skies of northeastern Kansas last month while waiting for an approaching thunderstorm cell during a storm chase.

Honoring a father and a colleague

Josh Devine, left, and MU law school professors honor the memory of Devine's father, Associate Dean James Devine, with an empty hooded chair and a round of applause during the school's graduation ceremony on Sunday in Jesse Auditorium. James Devine died suddenly on Wednesday.

Cheers for graduation

Agricultural journalism graduate Rachel Moten cheers Saturday as her name is called in the Hearnes Center during the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources graduation.

Rock bridge golfer Wilson Sundvold

Wilson Sundvold says he tries to be smart about the way he approaches golf. “I keep it in play. Some guys go out and bomb it past everybody, but my style is smooth,” he said.

Columbia Graduations

Students of the College of Arts and Science at MU look at their diplomas after receiving them during the school's graduation ceremony at the Hearnes Center on Saturday.

Gene Robertson mug

William E. "Gene" Robertson is a Columbia resident and a professor emeritus for MU.

Commencement on the Quad

Maxat Zhaisanbayer from Kazakhstan cheers after the College of Engineering commencement ceremony at Jesse Hall Auditorium on Friday evening.

MU Pitcher Tepesch

Nick Tepesch, junior pitcher for the Missouri Tigers, throws a pitch against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during Friday night's game. Tepesch pitched a shutout in the Tigers' 2-0 win.

Paper goes flying in Missouri House

Stacks of paper collected throughout the day went flying into the air in the Missouri House of Representatives during the traditional toss at the close of the legislative session on Friday evening.

Vet School grad poses for pictures

Tunji Adesida, forefront, takes a picture of Iswat Badiru, left, Adesola Odunayo and Adedeji Badiru on the quad on Friday. Odunayo completed her residency with the College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on small animal emergency and critical care.

Legislators celebrate end of 2010 session

Missouri lawmakers celebrate the end of the regular legislative session on Friday in Jefferson City. Members of the House of Representatives traditionally toss their working papers into the air at the official end of the business day.

Lewis family enjoys spring weather before graduation ceremony

Michael Lewis enjoys a beautiful spring day by playing with his daughter Sophie Lewis and his wife Jenny Lewis at Tiger Plaza on May 14, 2010. The Lewis family came to campus for Jenny's sister's graduation from the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Graduates leave shoes behind to pose for photos

Graduates and attendees leave their shoes behind to pose for photos at Tiger Plaza on May 14, 2010.

Student mother Hicks to graduate Friday

Sarah Hicks picks up her 10-month-old daughter Myra from the MU Student Parent Center on Wednesday. Hicks used the center every weekday while she was in class and will now be graduating this weekend from the MU College of Education.

MU School of Law student Justine Guyer with her daughter Hazel

Justine Guyer poses for a portrait with her daughter Hazel, 3, outside of the MU School of Law on Thursday. Guyer will be graduating from the law school Saturday.