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Caitlin Ellis, president of the Mizzou College Democrats, explains the voter registration procedure to sophomore Justin Mohn on Saturday morning. The College Democrats and other volunteers recruited 659 new voter registrants on campus Friday.

Encouraging voting through art

Karen Kay of Kansas City. was one of eight artists who had billboard art on display at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Her piece for Art the Vote echoes the importance of the the environment in the election. Art the Vote co-founder Sue McCollum said, "This project is important to the artistic community. The artist reflects the views of society and is able to persuade the public opinion."

Art the Vote brings important message

Co-founder and organizer of Art The Vote Bunny Burson unveils original artwork by contemporary artists from across the country at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Columbia on Friday. In total, 70 works of art will be displayed on billboards throughout the state to encourage people to vote in the coming presidential election in November

French students visit MU

From left, French exchange students Melissa Bounoua, Charlotte Pudlowski and Baptiste Etchegaray are producing a blog to chronicle the presidential election from a French viewpoint. "I'm very interested in American politics, and I'm excited to be in Missouri because it's a swing state," Pudlowski said. Their Web site, rendezvous08.wordpress.com, offers news, commentary and photos on the race.

Reynolds Journalism Institute

The new Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU is set for dedication during the MU School of Journalism Centennial and Dedication. The 50,000-square-foot facilities will offer lab space, meeting rooms, library and other resources for students, faculty and visitors.

Chase Coffman drags a defender

MU tight end Chase Coffman drags Illinois defensive back Nate Bussey during the first half of the Tigers' game against the Illini in St. Louis.

Jared Perry breaks away from an Illinois defender

Missouri wide receiver Jared Perry runs for a large gain during the second quarter of the Tigers game against Illinois at the Edward Jones Dome.

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Prints representing women from the 1830s to the present are viewed through bars supporting a staircase in the Davis Art Gallery at Stephens College.

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Derek Washington avoids a tackler

Illinois defensive back Dere Hicks tries to tackle Missouri's Derrick Washington as he scores a touchdown in the first half of Missouri's 52-42 victory against the Illini.

Derek Washington at practice

Derrick Washington, center, laughs with his teammates as coach Brian Jones sings and dances during practice Tuesday.

Derek Washington rushes against Illinois

MU running back Derrick Washington is grabbed by his facemask by Illinois defensive back Nate Bussey in the first quarter of the Tigers' game against the Illini in St. Louis.

Young Kewpie palys like a veteran

Student Athletic Trainer Travis McCann, left, works on Kewpies Spenser Washington's ankle at Hickman High School on Wednesday. Washington hopes to play in Friday's game at Vashon High School.

Bands prepare to jam at EcoArtFest

Bluegrass and folk songs resonated across the Missouri River on Wednesday evening as Mark Risch jams at Cooper's Landing. On Saturday, the third annual EcoArtFest will be held at Cooper's Landing with art vendors and musical acts.

EcoArtFest promotes music, conservation

"Naked Dave" Bandy passionately sings during one song of a jam session while accompanied by D.L. "Dyno" Penny and other musicians at Cooper's Landing on Wednesday. The men were practicing for this Saturday's third annual EcoArtFest on the Missouri River at Cooper's Landing.

Bands get ready to jam at EcoArtFest

Bluegrass and folk songs resonated across the Missouri River on Wednesday evening as Pat Farrar, left, and Mark Risch jam at Cooper's Landing, protected from the rain by the porch's awning. On Saturday, the third annual EcoArtFest will be held at Cooper's Landing with art vendors and musical acts.

Groups share ideas for city's future

Groups at the Vision Showcase in the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts set up booths to inform the citizens of Columbia about their goals for the city's future Thursday. The groups associated with the "Columbia Visioning" are trying to stay connected through shared ideas as they try to improve the city.

Showcase connects city visions

Simon Wanyonyi, 9, looks at Columbia police Sgt. Lloyd Simons' badge as he makes his way around the Vision Showcase on Thursday. The groups present at the showcase shared their goals for the future development of Columbia.

Hickman football player Spenser Washington

Hickman sophomore Spenser Washington lined up at seven different positions in the Kewpies' season opening loss to Liberty.

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Boone Tavern employees and friends watch John McCain at the Republican National Convention during his acceptance speech on his party's presidential nomination.
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