May 17, 2009
Graduates and their loved ones gather outside the Law School, John K. Hulston Hall during a reception after the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
A graduate of the Law School decorated her mortarboard for the hooding ceremony Sunday.
Governor Jay Nixon addresses the graduates at the MU School of Law's Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 17. Nixon graduated from the same program in 1981.
The MU School of Law's hooding ceremony was shown on monitors outside of Jesse Auditorium on Sunday.
Micaela Minner reacts to teammate Rhea Taylor's home run in the sixth inning of the final game of the NCAA Softball Midwest Regional against DePaul on Sunday. The Tigers won 1-0.
Lisa Simmons and Lindsey Ubrun celebrate with pitcher Chelsea Thomas, left, after a strikeout. Thomas had seven strikeouts during the game.
MU softball fans, including Chelsea Thomas' cousin Lynette Gordon and aunt Lynda Teter, shout support for the team from the stands. Thomas got credit for the Tigers' victory, which pushes her record for the season to 15-4.
Shana White celebrates with her teammates after winning the final game of NCAA Softball Midwest Regional on Sunday. The win sends the Tigers into the Super Regionals for the second straight year.
Chelsea Thomas winds up to deliver a pitch to a DePaul batter. Thomas retired 10 out of 11 batters between the second and fifth innings.
Marla Schweisberger gets DePaul's Samantha Morgan out at first during the final game of the NCAA Softball Midwest Regional on Sunday.
May 16, 2009
MU senior Andee Allen at bat during the sixth inning of the Regional NCAA softball championship against Illinois. The Tigers won with a score of 5-1.
MU freshman Chelsea Thomas pitches against Illinois during the Regional NCAA softball championship on Saturday. This pitch struck out sophomore Danielle Zymkowitz, marking the third out in the third inning for the Illinois.
Convergence journalism student Steven Welliver studies for a test at the journalism amphitheater on Tuesday. Welliver will enter the Teach For America program in San Francisco in June to teach high school students in low-income areas.
Missouri fans celebrate the 2-1 win against Bradley during the NCAA regional softball championship on Saturday. The win followed a 5-3 win by Missouri against Illinois.
Communications senior Jen Manian instructs MU Rec Center patrons during a Tiger X class. Manian, who graduated Saturday, has an unpaid internship in St. Louis for the summer and will also teach aerobic classes there to supplement her income.
MU senior Micaela Minner makes contact with the ball during the top of the second inning against Bradley during the NCAA softball regional championship on Saturday. Minner scored one of the two Tiger runs of the game during the inning.
Brandon Cooper plans to go to law school in the fall. Cooper has been planning to go to law school for a while but says that with the current economy, he's especially glad to be continuing his education.
Bob Sobule, who graduates in December, works at the Boone County Fire Station 12. He plans to enter the Navy, first going through officer training school and then flight school. "I just want to fly," he said. "I want to fly for the Navy."
The Missouri softball players gather on the field for some team cheering before the start of their second game Saturday in NCAA regional play at University Field. The Tigers beat Bradley 2-1 to advance to Sunday's championship round against DePaul.
Graduates await their chance to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas during the Arts and Science graduation ceremony at Hearnes Center on Saturday.