Author: Anaiyeh Smith

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Freedom scholarship dinner brings community together

The university is scheduled to host the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Elliott Student Union Ballroom. The keynote speaker is UCM alumnus Robert N. Page, former executive director for equity and inclusion at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. The dinner is a part of… Read more »

Monument honoring Divine Nine installed in Selmo Park

UCM recently created a monument of plots to recognize the National Panhellenic Council chapters of historically black Greek sororities and fraternities that have been a part of UCM for over 50 years. The plots consist of nine platforms arranged in a semicircle in front of stone benches in the southwest corner of Selmo Park. Each… Read more »

They/Them movement: Gender neutral pronouns matter

Leah Weller, sophomore women, gender and sexuality major, hosted a pronouns workshop on Oct. 17 in recognition of the first International Pronouns Day. Weller hosted this event to bring awareness to the importance of using the correct pronouns when addressing someone who may be non-binary and to shine a light on this movement that has… Read more »

Free Hugs, Handshakes and High-Fives

“Feeling down? Need some love? Come Share a hug, handshake or high-five with us in the Union Mall! THEY’RE FREE!” said The Spotlight Facebook page. The Spotlight is hosting the Free Hugs, Handshakes and High-Fives from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday event in the Elliott Student Union mall. Haydee Reyes-Alvarado, the graduate assistant for… Read more »

Constitution Week: Right to vote event sparks conversation

Did you know 10 states permanently deny felons the right to vote after serving prison time? Only two states allow felons to vote from prison? In 23 states, voters’ rights may be restored after a court hearing and based solely on the decision of the judge who can ask questions like, “Do you go to… Read more »

Renovations to Warrensburg’s downtown

The grand opening of Soul Song, relocation of The Market and the renovation at The District, along with the renovation of Holden Street between South and Grover streets, which is part of a larger project to update downtown Warrensburg, will give downtown a new look by the end of the fall. Amber Bradbury, assistant executive director… Read more »

Dancing with the Professors dances to a stage near you

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri Dance club is back and hosting its 7th annual fundraiser, Dancing with the professors, this event raises funds to send students to the American College Dance Association. This dance event will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in Highlander Theatre. Tickets to the show will be… Read more »

Children’s Literature Festival brings authors and illustrators to youth

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – More than 30 authors and illustrators and some 4,300 children and teachers converged on campus over spring break during the 50th Children’s Literature Festival. “The program started pretty small back in 1969,” said Maya Kucij, special collections librarian in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library and director of this year’s Children’s Literature Festival. History… Read more »

Annual ISO cultural showcase brings campus diversity

The International Student organization put on its 11th annual Cultural Showcase Talent Show that took the audience on a trip around the world. The showcase took place Sunday night in Hendricks Hall. The event consisted of singers, solo dancers, group dances, group bands and even an artist showcasing his one-of-a-kind music synthesizer. The event was… Read more »