Student Success Center expanding into vacant McDonald's on Lowry Mall

The former dining room will be used to give the center more floor space for tutoring and the kitchen will be repurposed for University Catering. 

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Ellis Library fire, Faurot Field and Heritage Festival

Images of painted faces at the Heritage Festival, handstands in Cosmopolitan Park and the damage from the fire in MU's Ellis Library were among the Missourian's best photos from last week.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI FOOTBALL: A dominating win; a big test looms

Missouri (2-1) had a strong showing Saturday with its 69-0 win against Western Illinois (1-2). But tough times lie ahead, as the Tigers face off against the Oklahoma Sooners (2-0) on Saturday.

Sustainable Living Fair appeals to environmentalists, young and old

The 2011 Sustainable Living Fair was held Sunday to raise awareness of how to live sustainably. The fair also had activities to teach children more about recycling and waste.

Missouri women's soccer team bounces back with win over UMKC

The Tigers got their eighth win of the season and will now face the start of their conference campaign with renewed confidence.

PHOTO GALLERY: Runners take on 5K for breast cancer awareness

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure attracted participants for a 5-kilometer run to raise funds and awareness about breast cancer research on Sunday.

Missourians re-enact the Battle of the Hemp Bales on Sunday

The Battle of the Hemp Bales was re-enacted in Lexington on Sunday.

WWII veterans tell their stories for Missouri Veterans History Project

Three World War II veterans shared their personal stories from the war with five volunteers in Missouri Veterans History Project on Saturday morning. The video record will be sent to the State Historical Society of Missouri and sent to the Library of Congress for preservation.

WEST BOULEVARD: Columbia United Church of Christ debuts The Welcome Place

The Welcome Place offers a relaxing, discussion-based sermon instead of a more traditional worship service. The new service debuted Saturday night.

Behind high poverty rate lies real pain for Americans

Numbers released last week show that nearly one in six Americans are living in poverty. The Associated Press found some of the faces behind that number.

Research finds that child abuse rose during recession

New research shows an increase in child abuse in lower-income families correlated with the recent recession.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Missouri job-creation proposal adds business incentives

The governor's Compete Missouri plan could make it easier for businesses to add jobs and receive state aid — perhaps more easily than under existing programs.

GOP defends costly Bush-era prescription program

Republican presidential hopefuls defended a health care program passed in 2003 despite unfunded future costs of more than $7 trillion.

PHOTO EXTRA: More images from Saturday's Missouri football game

Missouri beat Western Illinois 69-0 on Saturday. Here are more photos from the Tigers' victory.

Second Missionary Baptist Church celebrates first lady Sheila Ruffin

This year, the women of the church took over the planning of the annual First Lady Luncheon — they wanted to show the wife of the Rev. Clyde Ruffin how much they appreciated her.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Ellis Library fire leads Top 10

The fire at Ellis Library, concern about Missouri's Big 12 status and the arrest of a Missouri football freshman drew readers' attention last week.

THE WEEK IN COMMENTS: Islam, 9/11 and trailer parks