February 24, 2011
MU graduate student and trombonist Stuart Ivey performed his master's recital on Feb. 13. Months of rehearsal and planning went into the hour-long recital.
February 23, 2011
A group of Libyans living in Columbia protest for the freedom of Libya Wednesday in Speakers Circle at MU. They supported the protests in Libya and expressed their urge for the stepping down of Moammar Gadhafi, the current leader of the country.
February 19, 2011
As the snow continues to melt, local businesses prepare for the warm weather. While most prefer a warmer climate to increase sales, food establishments with delivery services, are slowing down. Gumby’s general manager and Pickleman’s area manager explain their businesses experiences as the snow melts.
February 15, 2011
Missouri Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Charles Sullivan describes safety procedures for construction sites. He says both drivers and workers have responsibilities to safety, and he explains how these responsibilities apply to a site in Jefferson City.
February 13, 2011
Clyde Krager, a resident at Terrace Retirement Community, was married to his wife, Anna Bell, for 61 years. Since her death in 2009, Clyde has held onto her memory. In this Valentine’s Day video, he shares what the holiday meant to the two of them.
February 10, 2011
Anita Ayers' pets are her family. Since her children grew up and left home, the animals keep her company and help her to avoid feelings of empty-nest syndrome.
January 17, 2011
Sharrell Luckett and her cast rehearse for a contemporary performance that honors the life and teachings of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The performance is a mix of drumming, dancing and monologues, written by students based on their personal experience.
January 2, 2011
Through Annie's Project, farm women can learn to network, manage information and improve their business skills.
December 30, 2010
Fulton church bells rang in unison with a London church on Dec. 29 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of a World War II air raid.
December 28, 2010
Tempe Butte, which the locals call "A" Mountain, is a landmark outside Sun Devil Stadium that gives tailgaters a 360-degree view of the surrounding area — as long as they're willing to take a hike first.
December 17, 2010
The Missouri Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings played Monday at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.
December 15, 2010
Steve Smith looks, acts and laughs like Santa Claus. He appears as St. Nick throughout mid-Missouri.
December 13, 2010
Tom Hutchinson's mechanical music contains thousands of rolls of both classical and popular music. Hutchinson, who has been running the museum for more than 10 years, talks about his ancient pianos with passion and is happy to receive any visitors who are interested in them.
Pet owners brought in their animals for pictures with Santa on Saturday at Lizzi and Rocco's Natural Pet Market. The event was a fundraiser for the Central Missouri Humane Society and Columbia Second Chance, which finds homes for rescued pets. Kyle Schlosser, who owns the store along with his wife Jessica, said a little under $1,000 was raised over two weekends to benefit the organizations. The store also hosts pet friendly photo events for charity on Easter and Halloween.
December 11, 2010
It is hard for students to imagine professors outside of the classroom. So here's a look at the free time of three MU professors who engage in roller derby, herpetology and kettlebell weightlifting.
December 8, 2010
Sunrise Optimists, a group that aims to support Columbia's youth, opened two Christmas tree lots in the city as a fundraising activity.
December 7, 2010
In November, a group of men chose to grow mustaches to show support in the fight against prostate cancer. Movember is a worldwide organization that has been adopted by men in the MU community.
December 4, 2010
People gathered at Douglass High School on Saturday to celebrate Kwanzaa, a celebration of African heritage. Community awards were given, and people enjoyed entertainment and a festive feast.
On Friday, stores in "The District" put people in window displays for the holiday season. "Living Windows" is a Christmas festival where shoppers and residents can witness these holiday performances in downtown Columbia.
A large crowd gathered outside Shelter Insurance on West Broadway on Friday to witness the annual Christmas tree lighting. West Junior High School's band and choir provided music for the event, and Santa came to take pictures with the children.