Category: Features

Homecoming contest expanded to include more participants

It’s October and that means the Homecoming Door Decorating Contest is right around the corner. Jesse Heath, graduate assistant in the Office of Student Activities, said this is the first year that door decorating has been incorporated into the homecoming events. Three groups are able to compete: students, faculty and staff and organizations or departments…. Read more »

KC Chiefs help student organization raise funds

Imagine an NFL football team reaching out to a student organization at the University of Central Missouri. Michael Waters, seasonal sales representative with the Kansas City Chiefs, reached out to the Office of Student Activities back in May about partnering with a student group to help the students fundraise for 2018. The University of Central… Read more »

UCM Dance Club: All levels welcome

The University of Central Missouri has a dance club going on its seventh year of offering lessons, hosting performances and giving students a creative outlet. A group of students started the club in 2011 as a way to socialize and continues to be student lead. “A group of students approached me about wanting to create… Read more »

Levi Wilkinson: Freelancer from UCM finds work on major productions

Levi Wilkinson is a freelance contractor working in video, film and television, currently living in New York City. Wilkinson graduated from UCM in 2015 with a degree in digital media production. He is originally from Independence, Missouri. As a freelance contractor, Wilkinson works on sets, ranging from a production assistant, grip, assistant camera, electric swing… Read more »

Downtown ice cream shop relocates

A familiar ice cream shop was closed for 11 days and reopened in a new location. The Market moved north near the corner of North Holden and East Culton streets and celebrated its reopening Sept. 11. “We wanted it to feel a lot like the old Market so that’s why we painted everything black,” said… Read more »

Anime club gets an increase in members

From sprightly game nights to relaxing viewing nights, the Animation Expression Society at UCM has shown different forms of entertainment to the students. The AES has seen an increase in membership due to the addition of different activities and interests from freshmen. Britt Griffin, a senior graphic design and illustration major and club treasurer, said… Read more »

Professor fondly remembered

A celebration of life service was held in the Twomey Auditorium Saturday, Sept. 8 for former history professor Alfred Eugene Twomey. He was recognized by many of the students he taught and colleagues with whom he worked for his highly personalized teaching style and air of cynicism, which earned him an extra measure of respect…. Read more »

Campus Cupboard feeds students

Smoke rose above Crane Stadium Aug. 15. The Warrensburg Fire Department responded. Shortly after arriving, a small fire was found and extinguished. It would seem this was like many other calls received by WFD. One thing, however, made this call unique. The fire was started by a homeless woman who had created an encampment on… Read more »

Artistic talent molded at Old Drum Open Mic

In downtown Warrensburg, on the corner of Holden and Pine streets sits Java Junction, a cozy café. While the main attraction is the roasted coffee, every first Thursday at 6 p.m. the focus is turned elsewhere. This diversion comes from the Old Drum Open Mic, a night filled with expressions of the often overlooked culture… Read more »

New ID card prominently features Mule image

University of Central Missouri ID cards have a new look with added red and white coloring along with the mule logo. The university implemented the new design for the Mule Card on May 22. Dan Plott, manager of the Campus Card Center, said he is excited about the new card, which is designed to capture… Read more »