Author: Madison Preston

Contributing Writer

Students raise awareness about hunger

While some feasted on a three-course meal, others were left wanting more after eating meager rations of rice. Communication professor Wendy Geiger’s social influence class hosted the annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet Tuesday, April 2, in conjunction with Politics and Social Justice Week, organized by Students for Political Action. Geiger said Oxfam is a nonprofit organization… Read more »

Tunnel of Oppression seeks to teach students empathy

UCM’s Spotlight hosted the Tunnel of Oppression as a part of Unity Week, Feb. 18 and 19 in the Elliott Student Union. Unity Week aims to expose students to various cultures and under-represented minorities through speaker events and activities throughout the week. “To me, Unity Week is an opportunity. It’s a chance for students to… Read more »

UCM leads Missouri universities in degree completion

Following a year of uneasiness and uncertainty centered around budget cuts and the restructuring, UCM’s 2013 Contract for Completion appears to be doing its job. The Missouri Department of Higher Education recently released its Performance Measure Results for fiscal years 2015-2017, showing that UCM leads the state in degree completions per full-time equivalent student. This… Read more »

UCM online MBA program among best in the country

U.S. News & World Report ranked UCM’s online Master of Business Administration program among the best in the country in its 2019 list of best online MBA programs released January 14. The Jan. 14 publication examined five categories to create the rankings: engagement, student excellence, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training and student services and… Read more »

UCM team takes gold in State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition

The team from UCM excelled in a recent marketing and sales competition with universities across the country, earning them a gold award. A team of two marketing students, Shelby Briscoe and Marissa Johnson, coached by Tyler Hirlinger, assistant professor of marketing, earned the gold award in the marketing presentation category at the 2018 State Farm… Read more »

UCM graduate students find success at University of Iowa hackathon

Four University of Central Missouri graduate students competed at HACKUIOWA, an annual two-day Hackathon hosted by the University of Iowa. Nearly 400 students from across the country participated in the event Oct. 6-7, sponsored by Major League Hacking. Teams work, or “hack,” on projects in an open format which allows the use of applications using… Read more »

Supreme Court confirmation sparks sexual assault conversation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court on Oct. 8 after President Trump nominated him July 8. Kavanaugh sparked an important national conversation during his confirmation hearing after three women accused him of sexually assaulting them in high school and college. The conversation reminds us all that sexual assault is not… Read more »

Careers in Government Day

UCM Career Services is hosting the Careers in Government Day Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. in Union 237 A and B. Employers such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the FBI and the Missouri Department of Social Services will be in attendance, as well as smaller local agencies for students interested in networking… Read more »

Women’s right to vote lecture Sept. 19

UCM will be hosting Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer and Ohio State University professor emerita Susan Hartmann to present her lecture “What Women Had to Do to Win the Vote” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Union 236. Hartmann’s lecture is presented in part by Missouri Humanities Council, American Democracy Project and the UCM History… Read more »