Category: Features

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 »

Faces of UCM (Spring 2020-Episode 3): Roy Millen

This week on Faces of UCM we interview three-time Emmy-winning producer Roy Millen. Millen works for KMOS-TV, located on campus at the University of Central Missouri.  Millen won his awards producing Missouri Life, a travelogue program that gave its viewers a glimpse into the Show-Me State’s hidden treasures.  In addition to his documentary production, Millen… Read more »

Making Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

As we enter February, more and more people are already failing their New Year’s resolutions. According to Time, the 10 most commonly broken resolutions include all the most commonly made resolutions. Odds are, if you made a resolution at all, you’ve already broken it. US News and World Report found that, last year, the failure… Read more »

Faces of UCM (Spring 2020-Episode 2): Greg Hassler

Many listen to his voice on the radio, but not many know the face behind the calls. University of Central Missouri athletics play-by-play announcer Greg Hassler is this week’s special guest on Faces of UCM. “I wasn’t very good,” Greg Hassler jokingly says. Hassler’s high school and college days of swinging the club may not… Read more »

UCM alumna Katie Sowers paves the way for women in football

UCM alumna Katie Sowers, offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers, is making Super Bowl history in 2020 as the first female and the first openly gay coach to ever walk the sidelines. Sowers has been with the 49ers for the past four seasons, starting out as part of the 2017 Bill Walsh Minority… Read more »

UCM Becomes Second Missouri University to Offer Esports

There’s a new team on campus. The University of Central Missouri is the second school in Missouri, following the University of Missouri, to have an esports program available for its students. A total of 27 scholarships currently come along with it. Assistant professor of mathematics, Steven Shattuck, worked with the National Association of Collegiate Esports… Read more »

Faces of UCM (Spring 2020-Episode 1): Dr. Stephen Price

“Faces of UCM” is regular feature spotlighting a member of the UCM community. The focus this week is on Dr. Stephen Price. Price works as an associate professor in the Digital Media Production program within our School of Communication, History and Interdisciplinary Studies, and leads the Media Creators Association along with Dr. Mark von Schlemmer…. Read more »

Halloween: The Story Behind the Masks and Candy

The streets are crawling with children and adults in costumes that cost too much money. Buckets loaded with diabetes. Friends and neighbors turn on one another in an attempt to scare each other the most. Or, you just wait until the day after for the discounted candy. So what is Halloween actually all about? We… Read more »