Artful bra silent auction raises money for breast cancer care, mammograms

The Artful Bra Contest featured 70 bras Tuesday at the silent auction. Money raised from the event will go toward patient care and mammographies at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

The Artful Bra Contest featured 70 bras Tuesday at the silent auction. Money raised from the event will go toward patient care and mammographies at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

New MU class engages students through lens of hip-hop

Assistant professor Stephanie Shonekan thinks the study of hip-hop can be used to better understand politics, art, race, identity, poetry and literary expression.

MU nursing school professor receives national recognition from Institute of Medicine

Marilyn Rantz, Curators' professor for the Sinclair School of Nursing, has been admitted into the Institute of Medicine. 

A year later, Benton Elementary staff see impact of STEM transition

The consensus among educators is that the change in orientation, with its emphasis on problem-solving, has increased the students' confidence and curiosity, inside and outside the classroom.

Seniors on Hickman soccer team heartbroken after senior night loss

The Hickman boys soccer team gave up the winning goal in the final seconds of a 2-1 loss to Helias Catholic.

Rock Bridge senior volleyball player eager to face former teammates on Hickman's team

Rock Bridge senior volleyball player Katelyn Race is friends with the three seniors on Hickman’s team because she played with them at West Junior High School. The former teammates meet Wednesday when Hickman and Rock Bridge play at Columbia College.

Columbia Housing Authority considers tax-credit application for Lincoln and Unity Drive homes

The Columbia Housing Authority announced plans to apply for a tax credit in March that would help fund renovations to public housing units at Lincoln and Unity drives.


MU students pose questions to presidential candidates during watch party

MU students would ask the presidential candidates questions on a variety of topics, such as financial aid, education and a compensation plan for veterans.  

Hickman senior volleyball players look for first victory over Rock Bridge

Chloe Kome and Hickman’s other two seniors, Ali Baxter and Samantha Nielsen, will get their final chance to beat Rock Bridge in the regular season on Wednesday at Columbia College. The seniors have never beat the Bruins on the varsity level.

MU symposium to feature innovative musicians, award-winning music critics

In addition to Tod Machover, the symposium will feature performances by renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz, and the Grammy Award-winning group Eighth Blackbird.

Former Shepard Elementary principal brings new leadership to Columbia Meals on Wheels

JoNetta Weaver, a former principal at Shepard Elementary School, will use the leadership skills from her former position in her new job as director of Columbia Meals on Wheels.

Trees hurt by drought: Are they dead or dormant?

Many trees were affected by this past summer's drought. Some trees might appear to be dead, but are actually just dormant.

FROM READERS: You know it's fall in Missouri when...

You know it's fall when you spot bird nests, colorful foliage and Halloween decorations. It's fall in Missouri when there is also talk of Missouri football, professional football and the St. Louis Cardinals.

ROSE NOLEN: Lawmakers need to put aside political differences and work together

In ordinary times, people of goodwill would certainly put the operation of good government ahead of whatever role they might play in their political party. But these are not ordinary times.

Missouri's Loren Figueroa earns female diver of the week in the SEC

Loren Figueroa is the first Missouri swimmer or diver to earn weekly honors in the Southeastern Conference.

Missouri cross country runner earns SEC freshman of the week honors

Tyler Schneider, who has scored in every one of Missouri's cross country meets this season, earned his second Southeastern Conference freshman of the week honors.

Columbia College women's soccer team dominates Stephens College 18-0

The Cougars scored 11 first-half goals on their way to an 18-0 victory.

Public Works Department will hold another North Village traffic forum

The Columbia Public Works Department will host another information forum to discuss traffic in the North Village neighborhood.


City of Columbia to hold neighborhood congress event

Columbia residents will have the opportunity to speak to City Council members and Mayor Bob McDavid at the event, which will be held Oct. 23 at the Activity and Recreation Center.


Construction under way along Forum Boulevard

The Columbia Public Works Department advises motorists and pedestrians to be cautious when entering the contruction area and to use a different route if possible.