NAACP recognizes MU students, employees at this year's Image Awards

Awards are lined up before the beginning of the eighth annual NAACP Mizzou Image Awards on Sunday at Stotler Lounge. The award ceremony was held to recognize MU students and faculty for their accomplishments.

MU's NAACP unit honored more than 10 students Sunday at its annual Image Awards in Columbia.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri men's basketball; Ron Paul visits MU

Images of the Missouri men's basketball team and from Ron Paul's rally at MU were among last week's best photos by the Missourian staff.

FROM READERS: March wildlife photos

John Hall frequently photographs his mid-Missouri surroundings, and he has been sharing his images with the Missourian for several years.

GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Is Iran's nuclear program a threat for Israel, U.S.?

The most recent "Global Journalist" broadcast examines the growing conflict over Iran's nuclear program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Loss to High Point snaps Missouri's 10-game winning streak

The Missouri baseball team snapped a 10-game winning streak Sunday afternoon after a 13-7 loss to High Point. 

Mormon church celebrates relief-giving women's group

The Relief Society, an organization for women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, just turned 170 years old. Local women in the church had their own celebration. 

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Romney, Santorum seek votes in Puerto Rico

Among today's top stories: Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum battle for votes in Puerto Rico's Republican primary.

Missouri baseball team's 10-game win streak snapped with loss to High Point

Freshman starter Brandon Platts recorded only four outs before being removed from the game, and High Point defeated the Tigers 13-7.

U.S. sees increase in high school graduation rate, report says

The graduation rate in 2009 was 75 percent, an increase of 3.5 percentage points since 2001. America's Promise Alliance would like to reach 90 percent by 2020.

Missouri softball silences rowdy Jayhawks with three-game sweep

The Missouri Tigers women's softball team swept the Kansas Jayhawks this weekend, beating them by a combined 24-0 score in three games at University Field.

Missouri legislators asserting more control over state budget

Legislators are questioning Gov. Jay Nixon's constitutional authority to control the rate of budget expenditures as well and have eliminated the majority of overly flexible budget estimates. 

Israeli officials agree Iran hasn't decided on nuclear bomb

Israel, which might have nuclear weapons of its own, has hinted at a military attack on Iran's nuclear installations because of the perceived danger of Iran being "on the cusp" of a bomb.

COMO YOU KNOW: Shanthi Mandir Hindu Temple

The temple focuses on bringing together the community by opening its doors to all sects of Hinduism.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mizzou Arena

The $75 million facility opened in 2004. It hosts Missouri men's and women's basketball games as well as concerts and other events. Capacity is 15,061.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri shocked in first round of NCAA Tournament

In an 86-84 loss to Norfolk State, the Missouri men's basketball team became only the fifth No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament history to lose to a No. 15 seed.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: One and done for Missouri men's basketball

Stories about the leadup to the NCAA Tournament and the disappointing first-round finish for the Missouri men's basketball team were popular with readers last week.