June 8, 2010
Firefighters Samanta Lamp and Kyle Fansler leave Boone County National Bank after a small fire in an elevator caused the building to be evacuated around 5 p.m on Tuesday. A man was trapped in the elevator at the time of the fire but was unharmed, according to Jim Weaver, a public information officer for the Columbia Fire Department. Weaver said that elevator doors are designed to close when smoke is detected in order to protect occupants from smoke and flames.
The MU Columns were originally part of Academic Hall, which burned down in an electrical fire Jan. 9, 1892.
Charlotte H. Hall is senior vice president and editor of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel.
June 7, 2010
Donald Warren speaks to the Columbia City Council about the non-necessity for search warrants for nonviolent crimes at the council meeting on Monday. His appearance comes after the Columbia Police executed a search warrant on the house of Jonathan Whitworth, a Columbia resident who was suspected to be in possession of marijuana. Warren said that the execution of a search warrant is inherently violent and quoted from publications of the Cato Institute to support his statements.
Chemistry professor John Adams poses for a portrait in his office on June 4. Adams is one of three University of Missouri Professor of the Year award nominees.
Wendy Sims is a University of Missouri professor and director of music education. Sims has been nominated for the United States Professor of the Year Award. To be nominated for this award she had to have around six letters of recommendation submitted by colleagues and former students as well as preparing a packet of her work. The award will be given out in August.
Professor and director of music education, Wendy Sims looked over some work students Bryan Koermer and Ryan McLouth are doing while joking with them. Sims has been working at the University for 25 years and has been nominated for the United States Professor of the Year award.
Dr. Anthony Lupo assisted atmospheric science student Eric Weber with his Ph.D project on air pollution dispertion modeling in MU's Agricultural building on Monday morning June 7.
Dr. Anthony Lupo taught his first Numerical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences and Natural Resources class for the summer in MU's Agricultural building on Monday morning June 7. Lupo is holding up “punch cards,” which, before the late 1970s, were used to create a computer program. Lupo "wanted to show the students that computing has advanced much since then." The class consists of three graduate students who learn programming skills ultimately applied to weather forecasting and research.
MU faculty nominated Anthony Lupo, John Adams and Wendy Sims for the U.S. Professor of the Year. The award is sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation.
June 6, 2010
Singer Emery Lovett, backed by Big Babe & the Chump Change Band, sings Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” during Art in the Park on Sunday.
Jason Ringenberg, under the name Farmer Jason, puts on a children's show during Art in the Park on Sunday. Ringenberg is widely known as the lead singer of Jason & the Scorchers, an alt-country band that was especially influential in the 1980s.
Saxophonist Kenneth Brantley of the Chump Change Band takes a solo in the music tent hosted by the Columbia Art League during Art in the Park on Sunday. The band has shared the stage with many blues legends, including Buddy Guy and Chuck Berry, and have been a staple of Columbia's Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival.
In this May photo, Sadeta Bobaj, left, and her daughter Edina Ademovic cry together at Bayless High School in St. Louis after viewing a documentary video created by Edina and five other students about their parents' experiences in Bosnia during the war.
Marie Olson sprints to the finish after rounding the last barrel in the senior division finals of the Missouri state championships in barrel racing at Boone County Fairgrounds on Sunday.
Robert Cress races in the senior division finals of the Missouri state championships in barrel racing at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Sunday.
June 5, 2010
Graduates of Rock Bridge Senior High School throw their hats into the air as Principal Kathy Ritter announces the end of the commencement on Saturday night at the Mizzou Arena.
On Saturday, Rock Bridge Senior High School graduate Hannah Carey Campbell received a certificate in recognition of her status as one of the four class valedictorians.
Rock Bridge Senior High School graduate Sharee' Monique Turner throws her hands in the air after she receives her graduation diploma during the Rock Bridge Senior High School commencement on Saturday.
Micah Elijah McElmurry throws his hands in the air after he receives his graduation diploma during the Rock Bridge Senior High School commencement on Saturday at the Mizzou Arena.