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Columbian remembers religious persecution in Iran

Sahba Jalali and his family fled Iran for Columbia in 1978 to escape religious persecution for their Baha'i faith.

What is Baha’í?

Baha’ís believe all religions are in reality one religion that is continuously evolving. The Baha’í religion promotes lifestyles to help the formation of a global society.

False Reflection: MU professor studies how, why eating disorders consume females in the U.S.

Eating disorders are rooted in self-perception. One MU researcher is exploring the reasons why bulimia and anorexia consume those who are affected and make it impossible for people to see themselves clearly.

Victory garden idea blooms again

A petition for the first family to plant a White House food garden has grown in popularity as economic fears set in across the country. Some Americans tend gardens to become self-sufficient, no longer having to rely on supermarkets and imported foods that send food prices skyrocketing. 

Gallery to display works by famed abstract artist Keith Crown

The nationally-acclaimed watercolorist, who now lives in Columbia and turns 91 this year, will be showcased at the Main Gallery of the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Costs, economy drive more Americans into medical debt

With the economy getting worse, many people find themselves facing a mountain of medical debt. With employers cutting benefits, bills for the uninsured continue to grow.

Champion competitor Vegas: Not just a lucky dog

Vegas, a Standard Schnauzer who lives with owner Liz Hansen in Columbia, will try again for Best of Breed and beyond at the Westminster Dog Show next week in New York City. Vegas won Best in Show at the Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club show in 2007.

Orr Street Studios changes arts series to make it more interactive

Orr Street Studios introduces a new format for its Tuesday night discussion series "Seeing Visions." The series that previously featured films has been transformed into an forum for artists to discuss their work with community members.

'Lord of the Dance' returns to Columbia

With a showy sensibility, "Lord of the Dance" engages people with a taste for Celtic music, dancing and traditions.

Kevin Costner plays the Blue Note

Kevin Costner and his band Modern West played to a sold out crowd at the Blue Note on Monday night.

Missouri theater group tells story of former Missouri slave

"Song of the Middle River" tells the story of a woman named Celia, who was a slave on a plantation in New Bloomfield. The play is hosted by the State Historical Society as part of the Missouri History in Performance Theater.

 

Which came first: the egg or the gourmet egg?

Eggs are making a comeback: From quail eggs to eggs with a greenish-blue shell, Americans are experimenting with the breakfast food like never before.

BOONE LIFE: Hair salon provides styling and atmosphere

A small Hallsville hair salon has provided a fun place for residents to change their look for around four years.

Odd men out: Why 17 men attend Stephens College

For decades, Stephens College has admitted a handful of men to its undergraduate programs as "male apprentices." Faculty in the college's key programs of theater and dance believe including men provides a more realistic performance environment for the women. The men feel both the privilege and the responsibility that come with being a "Stephens man." They also feel the oddity of it.

Columbia woman helps build Romanian church in honor of son

Sherryl Laws and her son, Scott, forged a bond with the people of Craiova, Romania. Even after Scott's death in 2007, his dream of building a church there is being pursued by members of Evangelical Free Church in Columbia.

MU Wellness Resource Center celebrates move to larger office

On Thursday, MU's Wellness Resource Center celebrated its recent move to a new location at 200 Bingham Commons.

Nixon plan pledges millions to MU health facilities

MU's School of Medicine, Sinclair School of Nursing and School of Health Professions could receive about $9 million through the Caring For Missourians initiative if Gov. Jay Nixon's budget proposal passes.

Street artist's star rises with Obama portrait

Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey gained popularity in 2008 by creating the colorful image of Barack Obama that could be seen all throughout the election cycle. Fairey says his goal in creating art is to make it for the people and to be able to reach as many people with it as possible.

Columbia celebrates Catholic Schools Week

The school wasted little time in putting the Catholic Schools Week's theme to work on Monday by having parents and eighth-grade student volunteers deliver meals to elderly residents in Columbia through the Meals on Wheels program.

New MU play is 'Picnic' of lust, energy

The 1950s drama, showing at The Corner Playhouse, explores how one man can throw a small town into disarray.

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