Arvarh Strickland, MU professor, remembered at funeral for leadership, compassion

About 200 people gathered Saturday morning at Missouri United Methodist Church to remember the life and legacy of Arvarh Strickland, MU's first African-American professor.

Missouri softball's Chelsea Thomas pitches no-hitter against Tennessee

Tigers' senior ace Chelsea Thomas allowed three base runners on walks, but no Tennessee batter reached base on a hit. Thomas now has 14 no-hitters, including four perfect games, in her five years at Missouri.

Stephens College commencement ceremony recognizes students, teachers

At Stephens College's commencement Saturday, 148 students received bachelor's degrees. Earlier, 59 students received master's degrees and four received post-graduate degrees.

DEAR READER: Recording the memories of MU's Arvarh Strickland

Journalism will help preserve the memory of Arvarh Strickland, a man who is known for being the first African-American professor at MU but who was also much more.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students take to dance floor at Hickman High prom

Hickman High School had its prom Saturday at the Holiday Inn Expo Center.

Perlow-Stevens curator plans to become owner of downtown gallery

Joel Sager, curator of Perlow-Stevens Gallery, announced that he intends to become owner and director. He said he wants to run the gallery like the original owners did but also wants to bring his own curatorial style.

Transitions in flight: Marvin Chapman finds peace in birding

After his wife died in a car accident in 2005, Marvin Chapman fell into depression and suffered a panic attack. Now, though, he finds peace, joy and solitude in bird watching at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.

Columbia College softball player seizes opportunity to pitch

Sophomore Maria Imhoff usually plays in the outfield, but injuries gave her the chance to pitch for the Cougars in the postseason.

Rock Bridge JV track team helps varsity prepare for districts

Rock Bridge hosted Eldon, Jefferson City and Blair Oaks in a relaxed meet that didn't include team scores. Just a handful of spectators sat in the bleachers. With the Bruins' varsity focused on the postseason, coaches plugged in junior varsity athletes at new spots.

PHOTO GALLERY: Designers, models join in Pastels and Paparazzi show

Fashion designers and models participated in Pastels and Paparazzi, a fashion show, Friday at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery. Nine designers and four boutiques were featured in the fashion show.

Missouri baseball commits four errors in ninth inning against Texas A&M

All six runs allowed by the Tigers (15-27, 7-16 Southeastern Conference) were unearned. Texas A&M also scored three runs in the first inning.

Guthrie dominates as Royals top White Sox

Guthrie ran his unbeaten streak to a club record 17 consecutive starts with a four-hitter in the Kansas City Royals' 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.

Cardinals score in ninth inning to beat Brewers

Jon Jay homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth and Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso each hit home runs to lead the Cardinals to a 7-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

Rock Bridge boys tennis sweeps matches at North Central Invite

The Bruins beat Kirkwood and Clayton to improve to 14-1.

Orb comes from behind to win Kentucky Derby

Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, coming from way back in the pack and giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.

Hodges Badge Company makes artistic ribbons

Hodges Badge Company is the largest ribbon manufacturer in the United States using more than 12 million yards of ribbon a year.

College Advising Corps aims to demystify college for at-risk youth

The Missouri College Advising Corps operates in high schools with a large number of low-income students and guides them on the path of a college education.

Missouri students turn hubcaps into art

Twenty-six seventh-grade art students recently "up-cycled" discarded auto hubcaps by turning them into art to display in Parkway South Middle School's main hallway.

Missouri, Texas A&M boost SEC Network viewership

Missouri has received plenty of benefits since joining the Southeastern Conference, but the league's newest member has been beneficial in the forming of the new SEC ESPN Network.

Assistance League donates $200,000 to Columbia College

The Assistance League of Mid-Missouri has provided 69 students with scholarships over the past eight years.