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Brian Huhman shares a smile with Kaleib Coffman

Freshmen Brian Huhman sits with Kaleib Coffman at the lunch table.

Mary Hodson folds Spartan merchandise

Mary Hodson, a parent helping with the event, folds Spartan merchandise for the spirit store.

Sophomore Ally Alcabasa smiles at students

Sophomore Ally Alcabasa smiles at students picking up lunches of hot dogs and potato chips.

Daniel and Charles at practice

Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel, left, and Jamaal Charles chat with general manager John Dorsey following training camp last week in St. Joseph.

Police officer asks the Rev. Jesse Jackson to leave

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department asks the Rev. Jesse Jackson, right, to move along as the police try to keep people from congregating on Monday in Ferguson. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in the St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas.

Jon Jay hits two-RBI single

St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay connects for a two-RBI single as San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal watches in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday in St. Louis.

Marit Vogelsong waters plants

Kappa Delta Sorority House Director Marit Vogelsong waters plants adjacent the sorority house on May 21. “I was a Mizzou student,” Vogelsong said. “I went away to private school and came back as a junior with an associate’s degree. I preferred to be an independent. My mother had been a Tri Delta."

Vogelsong addresses maintenance needs

Marit Vogelsong, Kappa Delta house director, fields maintenance calls in the entry area of the house on July 30. The KD house used to be a fraternity building and provides housing to about 92 sisters during the school year.

Stan Lewis has been at Kappa Delta over 3 decades

Any given night, Stan Lewis, a former army cook, labors over a black and silver gas-powered Vulcan commercial range cooking dinners for as many as 200 hungry sorority sisters. "I’m the only one in the kitchen after 2 p.m.,” Lewis said. He's worked at the house for three decades.

Vogelsong and Lewis discuss summer maintenance

Marit Vogelsong and Stan Lewis, the house's evening cook, work on maintenance projects during the summer. Rather than treat the house’s staff as seasonal employees and lay them off during the summers, the house's alumni board pays them year-round, and job responsibilities shift depending on the season.

Kappa Delta employees chat after lunch

Marit Vogelsong and Stan Lewis, along with their coworkers, talk after a lunch of burgers and fries on Aug. 7.

Kappa Delta cooks enjoy a break

Stan Lewis, evening cook, left, and Mattie Burkholder, morning cook, share a smoke break next to giant Kappa Delta letters Aug. 7.

Shairon Fair keeps the house spotless

Shairon Fair has spent the past decade cleaning, polishing and dusting the interior of Kappa Delta's 17,827-square-foot expanse.

Vogelsong affectionately known as 'Mom Marit'

Known around the house as "Mom Marit," Vogelsong, measures the hanging location for a composite on July 30. The composites contain pictures of each year's sisters and cost about $3,000 to frame, Vogelsong said.

MU student leaders discuss police violence prevention

Naomi Daugherty addresses a group of MU student leaders Sunday during a meeting aimed at planning future efforts to combat police violence in the wake of the killing of Ferguson teen Mike Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9. The meeting followed a Sunday event and protest on Thursday organized by MU students.

Activists, protestors gather in solidarity with Ferguson

MU students, activists and community members gathered with arms raised at the Francis Quadrangle on Sunday for a photograph in protest of the Aug. 9 killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Poses mimic Brown's last act

MU students, activists and community members gathered with arms raised at the Francis Quadrangle on Sunday to pose for a photograph in protest of the killing of St. Louis teenager Michael Brown. Brown, a black teenager, was unarmed when he was shot by a police officer in Ferguson on Aug. 9.

Jonathan Butler directs posing protestors

Jonathon Butler directs MU students, activists and community members on Sunday for photographs in protest of the Aug. 9 killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Butler also took individual portraits of participants with arms raised along with the group portrait.

'Don't Shoot' photo protests Michael Brown killing

On Sunday, MU students, activists and community members gathered with arms raised at the Francis Quadrangle to pose for portraits in protest of the Aug. 9 killing of St. Louis teenager Michael Brown. Brown, a black teenager, was unarmed when he was shot by a police officer in Ferguson and had his hands in the air, according to witnesses. The photos were part of a nationwide campaign of similarly composed photos.

Bobby Schembre gives an opening sermon

Bobby Schembre, music director and project manager at Karis Church, gives his opening sermon before the congregation at the church's new location on Aug. 10. "This is my family, and I enjoy being able to talk to the people of the church," said Schembre.
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