Category: Features

Richard Tabor: A man for all seasons

Richard Tabor was known for his warm personality, variety of interests, his intelligence and his vast knowledge of various and interesting subjects. Tabor, former UCM professor and chair of the agriculture department, died Feb 21 at age 82. Tabor started working at UCM in 1973 and retired in 2000. Fanson Kidwaro, professor and program coordinator… Read more »

Police officer gives presentation about the dangers of cannabis

Ryan Snow, a police officer and certified drug recognition expert from the University of Illinois, spoke to students Monday about the harmful effects of cannabis. The Office of Campus Community Health and Health Studies hosted the event. The office promotes health, provides counseling services and health and wellness programs. “I’ve done a lot of research… Read more »

Tunnel of Oppression seeks to teach students empathy

UCM’s Spotlight hosted the Tunnel of Oppression as a part of Unity Week, Feb. 18 and 19 in the Elliott Student Union. Unity Week aims to expose students to various cultures and under-represented minorities through speaker events and activities throughout the week. “To me, Unity Week is an opportunity. It’s a chance for students to… Read more »

‘August: Osage County’ tackles families coping with addiction

“August: Osage County” was chosen to be performed at UCM because when doing research for his Ph.D., instructor of theatre, Aaron Scully realized how playwriting and theater can aid in understanding alcoholism and addiction. This production will be Scully’s directorial debut for the UCM Theatre and Dance mainstage season according to a press release. In… Read more »

Polish professor lectures at UCM through professor exchange

The Erasmus + program is a study abroad initiative created by the European Union to allow students to study in foreign countries. Originally, the program only allowed students to travel to countries within Europe but now gives them the ability to visit countries like the U.S. That is how Marzanna Pogorzelska, assistant professor at Opole… Read more »

UCM Concert Choir to perform in China during summer

A 21 ½-hour flight. That’s how long it will take for some of UCM’s Concert Choir members to make it to Xi’an (she-an), a city in central China, this summer. An invitation to perform at the 2019 Xi’an International Choral Festival, July 16-26, came to UCM’s music department after Thanksgiving. “One of their senior officials… Read more »

UCM professor set to perform In Estonia

The music department at UCM continues to extend its reach around the globe. Jeff Kaiser, assistant professor of music technology and composition, is set to perform in Estonia for the 2019 World Music Days Festival this May. Kaiser was selected to participate in the event, organized by the International Society for Contemporary Music, along with… Read more »

New science club works to educate the community

The first ever student-led chapter of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has started at the University of Central Missouri. The club was founded by Laurie Luckritz, the program leader and a first-year biology graduate student. Luckritz said NCSE is a non-profit, science booster club which is intended to offer science outreach without pushing… Read more »