Category: Features

‘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 »

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 »