Category: Features

Disney senior designer honored by UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A former Warrensburg resident and UCM alumna who fulfilled a childhood dream by working for Disney will receive the university’s Outstanding Recent Alumni Award during 2012 fall commencement exercises. Tiffany (Meador) Lindley, a senior designer for Disney Publishing Worldwide’s Digital Media Team, will be honored during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday,… Read more »

UCM introduces remote aircraft program

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor— A recent agreement signed by UCM President Charles Ambrose and Brig. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, presents a unique opportunity to both students and airmen. The agreement allows UCM to offer academic aviation programs at Whiteman beginning in January 2013 at… Read more »

Astronaut, cosmonaut brace for a year in space

By MARCIA DUNN (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., AP) — The two men who will spend an entire year together aboard the International Space Station are already bracing for a challenging mission. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly said Wednesday it will be like spending a whole year at the office. And you never get to leave. Kelly and… Read more »

Bill seeks to close Mo. stores for Thanksgiving

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — An incoming Missouri Democratic lawmaker is trying to stop “Black Friday” shopping from ruining the Thanksgiving dinners of workers. Jeff Roorda, of Barnhart, plans to file legislation that would prohibit retail stores from opening on Thanksgiving. He has dubbed it the “Thanksgiving Family Protection Act.” He says the holiday should… Read more »

Student entrepreneurs set up shop downtown

Story by Nicole Cooke, Copy Editor — Most students and professors at UCM would probably agree that getting a degree is important, but so is getting real world experience to go with it. UCM student entrepreneurs now have the chance to sell their products in a store in downtown Warrensburg, giving them that experience. Experience Entrepreneurship,… Read more »

$588M Powerball tickets sold in Ariz., Mo.

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Two lucky ticket holders — one in Arizona and another in Missouri — are waking up Thursday to new lives as multimillionaires after the largest Powerball jackpot drawing ever. Powerball officials said two tickets matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot. The numbers drawn for Wednesday… Read more »

Department of Theatre presents one-acts

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — It’s BlackBox Theatre time again, when UCM students get to present their creative works to the public. The University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre & Dance is presenting four one-act plays as part of its Studio Theatre series. The plays are set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8 in the BlackBox Theatre… Read more »

Shakespeare’s Globe building indoor theater

By JILL LAWLESS (LONDON, AP) — Shakespeare’s Globe, the open-air London playhouse that helped win modern audiences over to all-weather outdoor theatergoing, is embracing the great indoors. The Globe on Tuesday unveiled details of a new indoor venue that will sit alongside the O-shaped Elizabethan-style theater on the banks of the River Thames. Built from… Read more »

Cyber Monday may be busiest online sales day

By MAE ANDERSON (NEW YORK, AP) — Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it’s Cyber Monday’s turn. Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online sales spiked on the Monday following Thanksgiving, is the next in a series of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart… Read more »