Category: Features

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 »

Three former UCM students honored

Three students who were expelled nearly 50 years ago were honored with honorary doctorate degrees during the fall 2018 commencement ceremony. The students, Sentwali Aiyetoro (formerly David Walter Brown,) Kenneth Kamau King and Burnele Venable Powell, were expelled in spring 1969 after bringing members of the Black Panther Party to the Student Union. Jeff Murphy,… Read more »

The Center brings students together

The University of Central Missouri is home to more than 12,000 students who come from a variety of backgrounds. The diversity on campus spans cultural and ethnic differences, different religious beliefs and a wide array of sexual orientations. The Multicultural and Inclusivity Center, often called “The Center,” offers support for students of all backgrounds on… Read more »

Grad student combats homelessness with Salvation Army

A graduate student at the University of Central Missouri landed a job that has helped diversify her experience as an individual and a student. Eliza Ridenhour is pursuing a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling. She also works with the Salvation Army as their caseworker. Ridenhour said caseworker is an interesting term because… Read more »

Film student travels to Iowa to make documentary

A documentary film about a commune in southern Iowa by a UCM film student provided some insight about his family’s little-discussed past. As a project for his documentary class, Zach Nowlin, a senior digital media production major, visited this secluded, religious community known as The Brotherhood of Christ Church, also commonly referred to as The… Read more »