Category: Campus Coverage

Spotlight hosts Fun Before Finals

By LAUREN KOSKE Multimedia Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The week preceding finals week can be one of the most stressful for college students. The Spotlight and UCM’s Office of Student Activities hosts Fun Before Finals every semester, incorporating various activities to combat this stress. Video contributors include Kaitlin Brothers and Wiley Blotcher.     

Global Vision Scholarship takes students to Cuba

By LAUREN KOSKE Multimedia Editor The students who volunteered in Cuba this summer shared their experiences with students, faculty and community members on Tuesday, October 4th at 11:30-1:00 in an information session focussing on UCM’s Global Vision Scholarship. The Global Visions Scholarship is a fully-paid volunteer opportunity for students interested in traveling to Cuba, and is… Read more »

UCM Fall concert featuring 3OH!3

By LAUREN KOSKE Multimedia Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Spotlight brought performing artists 3OH!3, Chevy Woods and Marcus Johnson to the Multipurpose Building Friday, Sept. 9, for the fall concert. About 425 students came out to the show. Jon Barr, Spotlight special events coordinator, said the fall concert is one of the largest events he helps plan…. Read more »

Where were you on 9/11? Faculty, staff and students share their stories

By DENISE ELAM Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Fifteen years have passed since the terrorist attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, but for many the memories of that day are still vivid and real. Senior Airman William Burgess was stationed in the Royal Air Force Mildenhall in England when the attacks happened…. Read more »

Suicide awareness group hosts annual community walk

By KAITLIN BROTHERS Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — April Roller’s husband Jeremy died by suicide three years ago. “When Jeremy died, I told people that he was sick and we didn’t know,” Roller said. “He was raised with the mentality that it’s not OK to seek treatment.” Roller said her personal loss inspired her to join efforts… Read more »

UCM hosts town hall meetings for Latinos

By ANDREA LOPEZ Multimedia Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Members of SOL, the new student organization of Latinos, met in the Elliott Student Union Jan. 20 to voice their opinions about the underrepresentation of Hispanics on campus. Among those who participated in the town hall meeting was senior middle school education major, Johnny Arroyo. “I haven’t felt… Read more »

THRIVE program at UCM continues to prosper

Video by ANDREA LOPEZ, CLIFF ADAMS and NATALIE DATTILIO (digitalBURG) — In its fifth year at the University of Central Missouri, the THRIVE program continues to add more students to this unique two-year long program geared for students with special needs.