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Kyle Ayers performs at Deja Vu

Kyle Ayers, a stand-up comedian and MU student, performs at the Deja Vu comedy club on May 7. Improvising because he'd blown through his material early, Ayers tells the crowd about a conversation he had with a girl outside smoking just before that night's show. In general, Ayers tries out his new material at the As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show at Eastside Tavern in Columbia.

New Columbia Books address on Gordon Street

The new Columbia Books location, 1907 Gordon St., was built to be environmentally friendly. It has insulated glass, a dual heat pump, special insulation and pervious concrete. Owner Annette Kolling-Buckley said she is hopeful those features will keep costs low and help the business weather the recession.

Away from the crowd

Jenelle Maland and her daughter, Claire, 11 months, listen to the MU Law School graduation ceremony in the upstairs lobby at Jesse Hall on Sunday. Maland's husband, Brett Maland, received his juris doctorate during the ceremony.

Attentive listeners

Robert Thompson and his 16-month-old son, Kesler, listen to the closing remarks by Dean R. Lawrence Dessem at the MU School of Law's Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

Ready for the hood

Robert Thompson bends down to be hooded by Professor John Lande, prompting laughter from the audience, at the MU School of Law's Hooding Ceremony on Sunday.

Posing outside the law school

Jeremy Gogel turns to pose for a photo outside the law school on Sunday, May 17.

Law graduates gather

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.

Law graduate decorates mortarboard

A graduate of the Law School decorated her mortarboard for the hooding ceremony Sunday.

Nixon addresses graduates

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.

Remote viewing for Law School graduation

The MU School of Law's hooding ceremony was shown on monitors outside of Jesse Auditorium on Sunday.

Celebrating the winning home run

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.

Cheering a strikeout

Lisa Simmons and Lindsey Ubrun celebrate with pitcher Chelsea Thomas, left, after a strikeout. Thomas had seven strikeouts during the game.

Fans in the stands

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.

Time to celebrate

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.

Throwing strikes

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.

Out at first

Marla Schweisberger gets DePaul's Samantha Morgan out at first during the final game of the NCAA Softball Midwest Regional on Sunday.

Andee Allen at bat

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.

Strike three!

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.
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