May 17, 2009
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.
Matthew Huffman waves to friends and family during the Arts and Science graduation ceremony. Huffman received a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in media design.
Wesley Dandridge cheers along with friends and family during the Arts and Science graduation ceremony at Hearnes Center on Saturday. Dandridge received a bachelor's degree in sociology.
From left, Mogan Govin stands with daughters Thivia Mogan, Sheena Mogan and his wife, Jayanthi Mogan, after the Arts and Science graduation ceremony.
Graduates are seated on Francis Quandrangle during the Honors Convocation, waiting to receive their medals.
Graduates prepare to receive their medals during the Honors Convocation.
Lance Pierce waves to friends and family during the Honors Convocation. In front of him is Alexandra Lackos.
Jennifer Franck shakes hands with Jim Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies, before receiving her medal. Franck graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education.
Graduates prepare to receive their medals during the Honors Convocation held on Francis Quadrangle on Saturday. European Union Ambassador John G. Bruton gave the keynote address and urged the graduates to think of themselves as "global democrats working to build a democracy in the world."