Category: News

Kevin Bozeman brings tour to UCM

“Last Comic Standing” semifinalist Kevin Bozeman is coming to the University of Central Missouri. The Spotlight is hosting the comedy show from 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Union Ballroom, Room 240E. Bozeman has made appearances on HBO, Comedy Central, NBC, CBS and Fox. He is known for his Dry Bar Comedy special “Clean… Read more »

MO legislators aim to tackle deferred maintenance

Ward Edwards’ leaky roof may be a thing of the past if deferred maintenance funding stays in the state’s higher education budgetThe budget, as it stands, would provide each state university with $1 million in deferred maintenance funding. Gov. Mike Parson outlined his requests for higher education funding during his State of the State address… Read more »

Digital media program adding sports concentration

The University of Central Missouri digital media production program recently approved a proposal to add a new concentration to the major, sports broadcasting and reporting. Carol Atkinson, professor of communication and digital media, said the concentration has been approved and will be available in fall 2019. Joe Moore, DMP program coordinator and professor, said no… Read more »

Blaine Whitworth Foundation gives back to community

The Blaine Whitworth Foundation raises money for the community of Warrensburg through a 5K run every year to award scholarships and donate to community projects. Dianne Whitworth, foundation member, said the next 5K run will be full of things to do such as a pancake breakfast, a raffle, a country store, a silent auction and… Read more »

‘Godspell’ musical preaches togetherness

The UCM Department of Theater and Dance will be performing “Godspell,” a musical production about the book of Matthew that preaches a message of community. The production is scheduled to run from April 3 to 7 in the Highlander Theater. The play will start at 7:30 p.m on April 3-6, and 2 p.m. on April… Read more »

UCM adds faculty mentoring component to success advising model

The University of Central Missouri is adding a campuswide faculty mentoring program to engage students beyond the classroom. Ken Schueller, director of Success Advising, said the idea is to customize a faculty mentorship program with each school on campus. Schueller said this provost-initiated program started in January by first meeting with school chairs and program… Read more »

Upcoming exhibit explores life of abolitionist

The Center of Africana Studies is preparing an exhibit called “Frederick Douglass” that will explore slavery and the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Free to the public all day, the exhibit is open April 1-13. The exhibit will be held at the Elliott Student Union in Room 213. The exhibit was brought to UCM through… Read more »

Sinkhole forms on South Main Street

A section of South Main Street is closed after a sinkhole opened up on a culvert. Marvin Coleman, director of public works, said the sinkhole is located directly south of Crane Stadium and Brookside Apartments. He said the hole formed after a joint in the culvert failed, causing water and soil to escape through the… Read more »

Education and Human Services team for expo

Career Services Center is hosting the first-ever Education and Human Services Career Expo Monday, in the Multipurpose Building. The expo is designed to help student teachers and other majors such as child and family development, social work, psychology, speech pathology and more, find internships and jobs after graduation, according to Career Services. The event is… Read more »