Category: Features

Not an easy read, but an important one

California professor shares her sexual abuse experience (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A California professor is sharing her experiences involving the #MeToo movement through her first memoir. J.K. Stein, a victim of sexual abuse, wrote “The Director: A Memoir” using raw journal entries that she kept while experiencing abuse from an unnamed, but popular movie director who said… Read more »

Seniors start reaching for the stars with the semester winding down

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Some are calm, some are excited and some are panicking. It sounds like a typical April at a university for seniors. Commencement is creeping up on the University of Central Missouri, so some seniors have been using their knowledge and connections to land jobs and internships. Kameran Huffman, a criminal justice major, plans… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Lacee Stanley

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Lacee Stanley wants to make an impact in somebody’s life. After taking American Sign Language classes at UCM, she realized teaching deaf children was how she was going to do it. “I just want to help deaf kids really bad,” Stanley said. “I thought if I could help kids express themselves that it… Read more »

Alumnus interns as cinematographer for international film

A 2017 graduate spent a month in Nicaragua interning on an international documentary titled “El Libro Volador.” Matthew Butler, a former digital media production student, applied for an internship with Actuality Media to be part the documentary as the film’s cinematographer. Cinematography in its simplest form is the craft or profession of making a film…. Read more »

Game show provides film students real-world application

Digital media production students in an advanced multicam production course are filming UCM’s first ever in-studio game show this semester. The show, Game Central, aired its first episode Thursday on the UCM Media Network. Teams comprised of members from UCM’s Filmmakers and Actors Coalition and UCM Jennies volleyball competed in the debut. “It’s a charade’s… Read more »

UCM Overflow- A new site for students, by students

A senior cyber security major, Adam Bairos, has created the first website for UCM students to communicate that is run by students and students only. “There is no place for UCM students to communicate with other UCM students that isn’t owned by the school. I don’t think the administration needs to get involved. I think… Read more »

Poets discuss ‘Me Too’ movement at UCM

Authors read poems of immigration, heartbreak, abuse and parental struggles at a poetry reading Feb. 7 in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. The Pleiades Visiting Writers Series hosted poets EJ Koh and Amy Meng for a collaboration of a semester-long examination of the “Me Too” movement by the women, gender and sexuality studies program at… Read more »