Category: Features

Grounds crew maintains campus image

You’ve likely seen them around campus — mowing the grass, planting flowers and shrubs or working on the sidewalks. The grounds crew is a component of Facilities, Planning and Operations, made up of 10 people. The crew is instrumental to campus functions. They mow the grass and maintain plant life, and they also maintain sidewalks,… Read more »

Shoot your shot: SRWC hosts open archery event

The UCM Student Recreation and Wellness Center is hosting open archery nights from 8-10 p.m., on the last Friday of the month, until the end of the semester. The open archery began during the 2020 spring semester on the last Friday of January. No experience with a bow and arrow is necessary to participate. The… Read more »

UCM podcast brings comedy to current events

Each Saturday, four UCM students can be seen and heard on a podcast titled “Orange Soda,” a rambling chat about music, politics and life.  Stephen Holstine, a 20-year-old sophomore Communication Studies student, began a production company called Pretty Sweet Media out of which the “Orange Soda Podcast” emerged.  “Orange Soda” launched last fall and the… Read more »

Faces of UCM (Spring 2020-Episode 4): Eric Boedeker

This week on “Faces of UCM,” we sit down with Eric Boedeker and learn about one of his favorite hobbies: streaming. Eric is a two-time regional Emmy award winning producer at KMOS, located on the UCM campus. Eric is also an avid gamer, and up-and-coming streamer. Video game streaming is getting a camera and a… Read more »

Spotlight brings new “Coffeehouse” music performances to UCM

The keys of a piano were heard tinkling while UCM students gathered in the atrium for Spotlight’s first ever Coffeehouse night.  The smell of popcorn and Starbucks coffee drifted through the room while the crowd patiently waited for two brothers from Florida, going by The Icarus Account, to take the stage. Quiet whispers filled the… Read more »

An introduction to “FPO”

At UCM, many students know about offices like Public Safety and Housing. But very few know what “FPO” means – despite it being a vital part of campus. Tim Castilaw, associate vice president of capital planning and facilities management, said that Facilities, Planning and Operations is the “operational unit that supports anything to do with… Read more »

UCM grads mold the future through fitness

The sports and recreation option for the physical education program was added in fall 2019 and two recent University of Central Missouri graduates are taking advantage of this opportunity. “I think UCM has the best program in the area,” Kailey Deatherage said. “Our professors played a huge part because they care about us as individuals… Read more »

UCM biology professor awarded grant to save endangered fish

Research shows the disappearance of a species is happening in Missouri’s backyard, and it doesn’t look like it’s getting any better. Assistant professor of biology, Dr. Aaron Geheber, recently received a $109,305 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation to discover where Missouri’s remaining Topeka shiners live. The Topeka shiner is a small fish, the… Read more »