Category: Features

Climbing club founder builds camaraderie

By KATIE DOUGLAS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The rock wall just opened at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on campus, but students are already geared up and climbing. Students, dressed in workout clothes and specially made rock climbing shoes, scale the wall. Montana Seymour, 19, shuffles down the stairs while listening to his headphones…. Read more »

The homecoming experience: busy, relaxing

By KATIE DOUGLAS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Fall not only marks the beginning of football season but it also brings homecoming, a tradition that is highly celebrated among University of Central Missouri students. The meaning of homecoming varies from person to person and students Maggie Quinn and Mike Clark are no exception. For Quinn, it… Read more »

Softbank in talks to buy Sprint Nextel

(NEW YORK, AP) — Shares of Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest cellphone company in the U.S., hit their highest level in a year on Thursday following a report that it’s in advanced talks to be acquired by Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed person with knowledge of the talks,… Read more »

Pearce offers public speaking tips to students

By KATIE DOUGLAS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Going into a job interview well-dressed with a top-notch resume, your confidence is high, but when it is time to talk, gulp, nothing comes out. Now imagine running for state Senate and being asked a question and, gulp, nothing comes out. This is when you don’t get the… Read more »

UCM students get colorful at the Color Run

(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Eight University of Central Missouri students participated in the Color Run Saturday, joining a host of other runners dressed in white ready to be sprayed by clouds of powdered colors. The UCM team was Brandi Boehm, Mohit Srivastava, Amber Hartbank, Cooper Collins, JP Richardson, McKinsey Jordan, Lauren Slemenda and Bethany Peña. The… Read more »

Fraternity raises money for Cystic Fybrosis

Story by Jason Strickland, Sports Editor — The Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity at UCM rekindled a tradition from the 1980s this week. They are carrying a football 140 miles from Warrensburg to Pittsburg, Kan. The fraternity’s vice president, senior Austin Strother, said a fellow member discovered the tradition in a yearbook. The group decided to rekindle… Read more »

Voter registration deadline is approaching

By SEAN McCARRELL (WARRENSBURG, MO., digitalBURG) – Election Day, Nov. 6, is less than five weeks away, and voters have less than one week to register. Johnson County Clerk Diane Thompson is trying to get the word out that anyone living in the Johnson County area, including University of Central Missouri students, can register to… Read more »

Local historian contributes Blind Boone chapter

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A local historian spent hours scouring libraries across the Midwest for any mention of the famed ragtime pianist, John William “Blind” Boone, culminating in the final chapter of a recently published book. Mike Shaw spoke Sunday to members of the Johnson County Historical Society about the process of… Read more »

Skyhaven hosts Sport Aviation Classic Oct. 4-7

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – There’s plenty of action happening at the UCM airport this weekend, from free airplane rides to a visit by the president of the Tuskegee Airmen association. The University of Central Missouri Department of Aviation and Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport is partnering with Renegade Light Sport of Lee’s Summit to host the… Read more »

Parents pack the theater for student talent show

By ANDREW MATHER (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – It’s that time of year when parents overrun the UCM campus for Family Weekend. And one of the most anticipated events of the weekend was the annual Family Weekend Talent Show on Saturday. The talent show featured UCM students performing on stage inside a packed Hendricks Hall. UCM… Read more »