Category: News

Best lays foundation for milestones at inauguration

Story by Jason Brown/Managing Editor Video by Kaitlin Brothers/News Editor Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community gathered Thursday afternoon in the Multipurpose Building to witness another milestone in the 148-year history of UCM. The 23-year UCM career of Roger J. Best culminated in his installation as the university’s 16th president. The ceremony represented… Read more »

Powell Gardens hosts UCM rock ‘n’ roll dance concert

The UCM Theatre and Dance Department is bringing live music and dance to Powell Gardens with “My Oh My: A Rock-n-Roll Dance Concert.” The show, set for Friday and Saturday, is the work of Ashley Miller- Scully, her team of choreographers, and a live band based in Kansas City. The band, also called “My Oh… Read more »

UCM to present Charno Award

Every year, the University of Central Missouri presents an award to the top male and female student of the graduating class. This is the Charno Award and is scheduled to be presented at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Elliott Student Union, Rooms 234 and 236. Students are first nominated by organizations, faculty and staff and… Read more »

Best to be inaugurated April 18

It’s not every day the university gets a new president. President Roger Best will be installed as the university’s 16th president at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Multipurpose Building. Best replaced Charles Ambrose Aug. 1 after Ambrose took a job as CEO for KnowledgeWorks in Cincinnati, Ohio. Best served as interim president before… Read more »

Tuition and fees to increase fall 2019

The UCM Board of Governors approved a tuition and fee increase to take effect fall 2019. The 5% increase was approved March 15 at the Board of Governors meeting. Tuition is increasing by $12 for on-campus undergraduate students and $15 for on-campus graduate students, according to a news release. Full-time flat student fees are also… Read more »

UCM is going to the dogs

Furry friends with wagging tails will be finding their way to the Elliott Student Union Mall in support of THRIVE. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, students can pet, play with and love on dogs during the event organized by the student-led group Innovative Public Relations. This group worked with the Union Cinema as… Read more »

Mock Interview Week opens opportunities for students

Employers and students recently connected and networked during Employer Mock Interview Week event sponsored by the Career Services Center. The event took place April 1-5 in the Ward Edwards Building. Joni Porter, operations coordinator for the Career Services Center, said 40 employers interviewed 354 students during the event. Chelsea Wehmeyer, a senior child and family… Read more »

Students raise awareness about hunger

While some feasted on a three-course meal, others were left wanting more after eating meager rations of rice. Communication professor Wendy Geiger’s social influence class hosted the annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet Tuesday, April 2, in conjunction with Politics and Social Justice Week, organized by Students for Political Action. Geiger said Oxfam is a nonprofit organization… Read more »

The Spotlight and WGS host Speak Out

The Center for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is partnering with The Spotlight to host the second annual #MeToo Speak Out. Leah Weller, a junior WGS major and ambassador, says the Speak Out is a safe space where members of the Warrensburg and UCM community can gather to listen and share their stories related to… Read more »