UCM appoints interim administrators

The University of Central Missouri has two new administrators following a board of governors closed session Friday. Roger Best was appointed by the president and approved by the board to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mike Godard, vice provost for enrollment management, was appointed to serve as interim provost-chief learning officer…. Read more »

Jennies earn first trip to soccer Final Four

The Jennies soccer team beat Grand Valley State 3-1 Sunday at home to secure the first Final Four berth in the program’s history. With this NCAA National Quarterfinals win, the Jens remained undefeated at 24-0. Prior to Sunday, the farthest the Jens had gone in the NCAA Tournament was the Elite Eight round, which they… Read more »

UCM cuts seven staff jobs due to budget

Last week, seven staff jobs were eliminated at the University of Central Missouri. The cuts were part of UCM’s focus on operating with more economic efficiency following the 2017 budget reductions, according to a university spokesman. All seven individuals whose positions have been eliminated have been notified. However, the names of the staff members who… Read more »

Students earn cash, education, and experience at sales competition

UCM Sales Team members Tara Hansen and Ashlee Eastman took home a combined total of $11,500 at the 2017 State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition Oct. 20 at UCM. Tyler Hirlinger, an assistant professor of marketing at UCM, coaches the sales teams. He said the team competed in a customer service role play, a sales… Read more »

Christopher Nolan: Beyond ‘Batman’

Dunkirk marks the 10th movie from Oscar-winning filmmaker Christopher Nolan. He is considered to be one of the greatest directors’ still working in Hollywood. With the expectation of “Insomnia,” he has also produced, wrote or co-wrote all of his films. His movies are always different, and yet the same. The psychological intensity can be seen… Read more »

Dilkes breaks NCAA record for most career shutouts

Jennies soccer goalkeeper, Ana Dilkes, is the only goalkeeper in MIAA history to post 12 consecutive shutouts. Dilkes was also a First Team All-MIAA pick along with being the seventh goalkeeper in Division II history to post over 1,000 consecutive shutouts minutes reaching 1,093. She also broke the Division II record for career shutouts earlier… Read more »

A review: Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – In 1664, the iconic playwright, Moliere, released “Tartuffe” to France. It was widely popular, and a widely known controversy. The play is a comedy about a noble family being manipulated by the supposed “Holy Man,” Tartuffe. The UCM Theater Department did their own rendition of the play with opening night being Tuesday…. Read more »

UCM Annual Project Connect

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM hosted its annual Project Community Connect Friday in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The charity event was held to help those in need and provide local families with essential items to keep them warm during the winter. Donations were taken for socks, hats, gloves, scarves, coats and mittens. Those items… Read more »