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Despite a nationwide shortage of nurses, MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing thrives

While some nursing schools around the country have had trouble attracting students, MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing has reached its capacity.

BOONE LIFE: The looking glass

Santo Noce, 25, became an artist after years of traveling and learning.

Japanese puppeteers perform at MU

The Imada Puppet Troupe from Japan and MU’s Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, which is the only troupe outside of Japan in the world, demonstrated traditional Japanese puppetry for 200 people Friday.

Fasting ritual common among faiths

With the month of Ramadan in full swing, and the Yom Kippur fast recently ended, it’s time to examine the use of fasts in spiritual life.

Belief in Brief: Seventh-day Adventism

Seventh-day Adventism is a fast growing religion with more than 14 million Seventh-day Adventists worldwide.

The draw behind comic creating

The Mid-Missouri Comics Collective is a group of comic book creators and enthusiasts. At their monthly meetings, the members create new works while discussing their aspirations as artists in the field of comic writing and illustration.

Renowned Quran reciter brings his voice to Columbia

Mohamed El-Sayed Deif, a Quran reciter from Egypt, is reciting parts of the Quran daily at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Three more West Nile cases reported in Boone County

The insecticide Anvil 2+2 is being sprayed in the neighborhoods where the infected men live.

BOONE LIFE: Firefighters talk about the station’s quiet ‘personality’

Each fire station has its own personality, say the firefighters who work for the Columbia Fire Department.

Women in journalism

Now and Then: Examining women in journalism

The National Women and Media Collection at MU is turning 20. Female journalists examine where they have been and where they are now.

Baptism welcomes believers into Christianity

The sacrament comes in many forms and, depending on one’s denomination, may be received as either an infant or adult.

Baha’i faith eases the tests that come with interracial marriage

The religion places an emphasis on commitments based in love for God rather than skin color or ethnicity.

Poetry leaps off the page at Cherry Street Artisan

The Center Reading Series started a new season where graduate students and guest poets read a variety of poetry in an effort to inform more people about the art.

Kevin’s World owner still keeps a beat in Columbia’s music scene

Kevin Walsh’s business endeavor was only supposed to last nine months, but his unique partnerships with other local business has helped make his music shop popular.

Blunt launches faith-based initiative

The governor’s proposal to make it easier for faith- and community-based groups to provide services for Missourians in need was greeted by a standing ovation at the second annual Faith-Based Initiatives Answering the Call Conference in Jefferson City.

BOONE LIFE: Picture-perfect Saturday

Church patrons and Columbia residents crowded into St. Paul AME Church on Saturday to have their pictures taken.

In their own words: The many faces Mohamed Gumati

Twenty-seven years ago, Mohamed Gumati came from Libya to finish his degree. He stayed, and he thrived.

Replanting Afghanistan

This fall, Capt. Doug Dunlap of the Guard will lead a team of four or five guardsmen to Afghanistan to lay the groundwork for a pilot project designed to effect a sea change in the agriculture industry.

Fifth West Nile case reported in Boone County

So far, one more case of the virus has been reported this year than in 2006, when four cases were reported in the county.

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