Category: Features

Show Me Justice Film Festival inspires change

Story by Mitchell Brown, for The Muleskinner — (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) It’s not every day that filmmakers from as far away as New York City, South Africa and France converge on the campus of UCM to showcase films with a social justice theme. But the Show Me Justice Social Justice Film Festival does that once a year…. Read more »

Soundtrack to history: 1878 audio unveiled

By CHRIS CAROLA (SCHENECTADY, N.Y., AP) — It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a musical performance, thanks to digital advances that allowed the sound… Read more »

National Geographic to auction photos, art

By ULA ILNYTZKY (NEW YORK, AP) — National Geographic Society has chronicled scientific expeditions, explorations, archaeology, wildlife and world cultures for more than 100 years, amassing a collection of 11.5 million photos and original illustrations. A small selection of that massive archive — 240 pieces spanning from the late 1800s to the present — will… Read more »

Theater department presents children’s show

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – An award-winning children’s theater production premiers at the University of Central Missouri Friday. The UCM Department of Theatre and Dance, in collaboration with the Performing Arts Series, presents “And We Will Share The Sky” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in Hendricks Hall. Author Donna Latham… Read more »

Old Drum Gallery hosts photography show

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Old Drum Gallery and Trading Co. is hosting a photography art show from Nov. 2-28 in support of the Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Pete Zwally, of Warrensburg, is coordinating the show in honor of his late son, Pete Zwally, who was a photographer, and also in honor of his late wife who… Read more »

Stolen art can be burden without connections

By LORI HINNANT (PARIS, AP) — The burglars dashed out the back door with seven masterworks, then sped on screeching tires into the night. Now comes the hard part: The thieves have to unload the paintings, instantly recognizable pieces by Picasso, Matisse and Monet worth millions. If the thieves who robbed Rotterdam’s Kunsthal exhibition this… Read more »

Terminator actress attends film festival

Kristanna Loken, of “Terminator 3” fame, attended Wednesday’s reception to open the 2012 Show Me Justice Film Festival. Loken acted in “Love Orchard,” which was directed by Farhad Mann and written by Loken’s father, Chris Loken, who were also at the event. The film was shown Wednesday following a reception in the Student Recreation and… Read more »

Crowley’s corrections highlight moderator role

By DAVID BAUDER (NEW YORK, AP) — Candy Crowley’s signature moment as moderator of Tuesday’s rough-and-tumble presidential debate came when she was called upon to referee a dispute over President Barack Obama’s description of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya as an act of terror. When Republican Mitt Romney questioned whether the… Read more »

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 »