Sororities and community members across MU’s campus are gathering efforts today to prepare for a bake sale fundraiser to benefit Massachusetts General Hospital, which treated victims of the Boston Marathon explosions.
A fundraising group in Columbia is accepting donations to fund improvements at Stephens Lake Park in honor of a deceased local activist. Friends and relatives of Christy Welliver have started the Welliver memorial project with the goal of enhancing the park's main entrance.
Welliver was an advocate for people with disabilities until her death in 2011. The group’s spokesperson Chip Cooper said Welliver deserves such recognition, and Stephens Lake Park is an ideal place to praise her work.
Columbia Philanthropist Chuck Crews has selected ten local artists to work with ten sponsors and ten charities to paint fiberglass tigers, similar to the CowParade art project that has been featured in cities around the world.
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The shutdown of all these plants signaled the loss of hundreds of Missouri jobs. Now imagine if it was just one powerhouse plant that helped define a city – a city known for its innovation and production.
“Dayton, Ohio has a big legacy of invention,” filmmaker Steve Bognar says. “From the car starter, to the step ladder, to the pop top can, to the cash register [having been] invented here.”
But imagine that plant closes. How does a city of inventors reinvent itself in this new time?
Author Gennifer Albin is a self-described “recovering academic” – she got her Master’s in English from MU in 2006, then she and her husband settled down back near family in Kansas, where she was a stay- at home mom with young children. But after an unexpected lay-off she and her husband found themselves struggling to make ends meet.
Albin’s answer? Write a novel, of course. Albin went from bankruptcy filing, to living the writer’s dream … complete with agents and publishers competing for her first novel, Crewel.
Every Monday morning in Mexico, Missouri, a group of people pull out their cowboy boots and head to dance lessons. Except in this class, no one is younger than 65. The group is led by state champion line dancers JoAnn Roth and Beverly Talley. For these women, you’re never too old to dance.
At the Garfield Community Center in Mexico, Mo., JoAnn Roth and Beverly Talley’s class is standing in straight lines and ready to dance by 9 in the morning.
"Photospheres" are like panoramic photos that show all of the space around you--even above, below and behind you. Android's latest operating system (4.2 Jellybean) has a cool camera setting that stitches these photos together automatically on your cell phone.
If a classical musician wishes to replicate a sound from a specific period then the musician needs a period instrument. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Vienna-based pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.