Category: Community

4,000 band members come to campus for Festival of Champions

Some 4,000 high school band students from Missouri and Kansas, representing 32 bands, descended on the UCM campus Saturday for the 38th annual Festival of Champions. This 14-hour event featured field competition, indoor drumline competition and indoor guard competition. Anthony Pursell, director of bands at UCM, said the festival serves as a recruitment event for… Read more »

A look back in time at University High

UCM’s history of teaching the next generation of educators stretches back to when it was founded in 1871 as Normal School Number Two. To fulfill its goal of educating the next generation of teachers, the UCM campus housed two laboratory schools to train aspiring teachers. In addition, elementary and high school students passed through the… Read more »

Cafe Thyme offers fresh dining experience

With a warm smile and enthusiastic tone, Eddie Osborne greets customers at Cafe Thyme. “Hi folks, have you eaten with us before?” he says. Every single customer is greeted this way when they enter the cafe at Powell Gardens, a restaurant that does not fry or microwave their food. Osborne, owner of Darn Good Food… Read more »

Crime Reports

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Student groups to host Senate debate watch party

The American Democracy Project and Students for Political Action will be hosting a watch party of the U.S. Senate Debate between Democratic candidate Claire McCaskill and Republican candidate Josh Hawley. The watch party will be at 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center atrium. Mazzio’s pizza, snacks and refreshments will be provided…. Read more »

Remembering Fletcher Reeves, Akhtar Abdullah

Two University of Central Missouri students are being remembered after both died in a recent car crash. Fletcher Reeves was driving eastbound on Northwest Division Road on Sept. 28 when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, hit a tree and caught fire, according to a Missouri State highway patrol report. Akhtar… Read more »

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Marine Corps coming to UCM

The Marine Corps will host a pull-up challenge from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on Thursday outside the Elliott Student Union. They will also be at the BIG Career Expo from 1–4 p.m. on Wednesday in the Multipurpose Building. The Marine Corps offers several programs for college students who are interested in becoming a Marine. Students can… Read more »