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After Hours: Educating and Coaching

Eric Bailey has trained American Quarter Horses for years

With nearly 130,000 acres to look after, the Bailey family needed reliable transportation to check the more than 1,500 head of cattle they were responsible for. The family turned to American Quarter Horses. That meant Eric Bailey got acclimated to horses at a very young age. “Part of my daily chores included feeding our horses,” Bailey said. “There were between…

After Hours: Volunteering Unleashed

Caitlin Carr volunteers with the Spay and Neuter Project in Columbia

Caitlin Carr has always loved animals. Growing up, Caitlin found her love for animals when her family took in her uncle’s dog, Gretta, after he moved and could no longer keep her. “That poor dog probably got tired of me smothering it with hugs,” says Caitlin, the business manager in the Division of Applied Social Sciences. “Something about animals and their unconditional love and their innocent nature drew me…

After Hours: Bands to Bugs

Kevin Rice's passion for music helped lead him to entomology

Entomology wasn’t always a passion for Kevin Rice. In fact, a career in that field wasn’t even on Rice’s radar growing up. Rice, an assistant professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, received his bachelor’s in biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville before earning his master’s in entomology (Auburn University) and Ph.D. in entomology (The Ohio State…

After Hours: Marching On

Music has been a mainstay in Christopher Daubert's life

A talented musician, Harlan Daubert made sure all seven of his children developed an understanding and appreciation for music. Daubert served as the band director in the Northern Lebanon School District in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, for 37 years, taking his marching bands across the nation to perform. His passion for music made an impression on son Christopher, who began playing the…

After Hours: Evoking Emotion

Cheryl Stevens creates presentations to share memories

Cheryl Stevens has always looked for ways to store, display and share memories. Instead of simply putting her photos in an album, Stevens, office support assistant in the Office of Academic Programs, started to build scrapbooks and placemats for her four children as a unique way to capture the past. That hobby has turned into an opportunity to create slideshow…

Pure Missouri Maple Syrup

Tapping nature's sweetness in an unexpected place

Grade A, Missouri maple syrup can be had right here in Boone County. Rich Guyette, professor of forestry at MU, has been harvesting, boiling and bottling the sweet stuff for the last 36 years on his property near the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center.