MU offers eligible tenured faculty a buyout option

MU faculty members received a letter Friday afternoon outlining a voluntary separation program for those 62 and older, tenured and eligible for retirement by Aug. 31, 2015.

Farmer prepares for pumpkin bounty

Whether carving or cooking, many indulge in pumpkins in the autumn months. Although pumpkins can be difficult to grow, most people take their availability in the fall for granted.

MU relives 175 years in one night with light show on MU Columns

The MU community gathered Friday night on Francis Quadrangle for a celebration of the university's 175th anniversary and a light show. The 1892 fire that destroyed Academic Hall was recreated through a light show projected onto the MU Columns.

PARK(ing) Day aims to rethink use of public space in Columbia

Local organizations transformed parking spaces on Ninth Street into temporary parks in celebration of PARK(ing) Day, an annual event celebrated around the world.

Heritage festival showcases costumed characters, live performances

The 37th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday.

Re-enactor brings Francis Scott Key to life for national anthem bicentennial

Ruben Bolton has created a full-length CD of music set to the poetry of historical figure Francis Scott Key. Bolton will perform Saturday at the Heritage Festival in Nifong Park.

Columbia Police Department hires first civilian public information officer

Bryana Maupin is the first civilian to be hired for the public relations unit. She will begin work at the end of the month.

TIMELINE: The latest in the Opus downtown development cases

The Missourian has tracked the progression of the Opus Development Co. project.

FROM READERS: Photographer shares Columbia favorites

Nate Brown, manager of external relations at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, shares photos of his favorite places in the Columbia area. Take a look.

Seasonal beer sampling draws tasters to Lucky's Market

Lucky's Market, located at 111 S. Providence Road, is holding in-store beer tasting events to celebrate fall.

Planning commission approves gas station for Gerbes on Broadway

The Columbia City Council will get the final say on the request, which is scheduled for a final vote at the Oct. 20 meeting.

Despite encouraging signs, Hinkson Creek remains an impaired stream

A report shows the creek can partially support life.

Plan to improve Cosmo-Bethel Park open to public input Thursday night

Cosmo-Bethel Park will undergo lighting and trail improvements by spring of 2015.

19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

Columbia police say the man entered the woman's house while she was asleep.

GetAbout Columbia hosts 'How to Bike with Kids' workshop

Cycling instructors Rachel Ruhlen and Gina Overshiner provided parents with tips Saturday on how to help children bicycle safely during a workshop sponsored by GetAbout Columbia.

ANY QUESTIONS: What happened with the proposed cell tower at Battle High School?

The proposed communications tower would enhance radio, cellular and wireless internet signals, but no action has been taken on the project yet.

Columbia School Board formally opposes Amendment 3

The board unanimously voted in favor of a resolution that opposes Amendment 3, which will be on the state's Nov. 4 ballot. The board was also updated on the 2014 summer school program.

Jane Goodall wows a crowd of more than 4,000 at Mizzou Arena

The primatologist and activist discussed her past research and her current environmental goals.

MUPD, MU spokesman discuss sexual assault reporting

All three of the reports were sent to police by MU's Title IX office and are evidence of the university's recent push for increased awareness of sexual assault and Title IX.

Columbia Public Schools Foundation awards four grants

Columbia Public Schools Foundation announced its grant recipients for the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday.