Author: Kaitlin Brothers

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Special class gives students real-world film experience

Two film professors are making a creepy online web-series based around a unique computer that affects people’s lives in different ways. Mark von Schlemmer and Michael Graves, associate professors of communication and digital media, created a special topics class incorporating other departments to create a real-world lm experience producing a science fiction anthology series called… Read more »

American Democracy Project informs students about voting

A student-lead team on the American Democracy Project has been touring classrooms this month informing students about the importance of voting. The upcoming General Elections will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. Cole Fine, American Democracy Project student-coordinator and junior political science major, said he hired a team of presenters for the month to tell students how… Read more »

UCM drag show empowers students

By day, his name is Diallo Simms. By night, her name is D’Rihanna Weatherbey. Simms has been performing in drag shows since creating the Royal Blush Drag Show with the Office of Student Activities six years ago, after he realized he realized UCM’s Center of Diversity and Inclusion could benefit from putting on drag shows. He… Read more »

Former UCM president flies in B-2 Stealth Bomber

While former UCM President Chuck Ambrose was saying his goodbyes to students, faculty and staff, he got a phone call he never expected. In July, Gen. John Nichols, United States Air Force commander, called Ambrose to invite him for a flight in a B-2 Stealth Bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base on Aug. 28. Ambrose… Read more »

Royal Blush Drag Show returns to UCM

UCM is hosting a drag show for the sixth year in a row featuring drag queens with multiple dance performances. The Royal Blush Drag Show is 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 27 in Hendricks Hall. The performers this year are Dirty Dorothy, Widow Von’Du, Miss Pricsilla, RiiRii, Heidi Banks and Genewa Stanwyck. Each drag queen will… Read more »

University earns three degree program accreditations

UCM recently received three degree program accreditations and two re-accreditations from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity was accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Bachelor of Science of Occupational Safety and the and the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management also received new ABET accreditation, according… Read more »

Student group ready to roar again

The Roaring Red started at UCM 11 years ago but this once-raucous student group has dwindled over the past couple years. One UCM student is determined to bring the group back and make it better than ever. The Roaring Red is a student organization created to support the school’s athletic teams by coming to sporting… Read more »

Family Weekend Talent Show features many different skills

The Family Weekend Talent Show was last Saturday, ending the activities of Family Weekend. There were 12 performances judged by Roger Best, interim president; Keondrin McClish, UCM alumna; Jim Gulbranson, graduate student in the college student personnel administration program; and Isabel Anderson, sophomore events, marketing and management major. Zach Moore, junior criminal justice major, received… Read more »

UCM professor uses grant to aid Nepal

Keshav Bhattarai, UCM geography professor, traveled to Nepal this summer on a Fulbright grant and helped his alma mater build mapping tools. Bhattarai grew up in Kathmanda, the capital of Nepal, and graduated from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Tribhuvan University’s Central Department of Geography contacted Bhattarai to help them develop geographic information and… Read more »

UCM student first to receive national marriage, family therapy fellowship

Keosha Fulcher is the first UCM student awarded a national fellowship in the Minority Fellowship Program. Fulcher, a second-year graduate student studying marriage and family therapy, was awarded the Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program – Youth, which is geared toward master’s students interested in service to youth, according to an email from Adriatik… Read more »