Category: UCM News

UCM Gaming Network launches first esports team

After years of unsuccessful attempts, the UCM Gaming Network is getting in the game with the debut of its first esports team. The Gaming Network hosted a showcase Nov. 3 in Morris 210 to celebrate the launch of the UCM “Overwatch” team. The showcase gave the team a chance to display their skills to students… Read more »

Remembering Kathleen Miller

As a master’s student, teaching assistant and mother of seven children, Kathleen Miller was a busy woman. Miller, 62, died in a car accident on Nov. 12. She was pursuing a Master of Arts in history while teaching at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, and taught GED classes. Jon Taylor, UCM history professor,… Read more »

Remembering Andrew Pierson

The Thursday before he died, Andrew Pierson was sitting in on a private lesson in the electronic composition studio while a student was recording a song. Pierson put his head back, closed his eyes and listened to his classmate’s music. When it was over, he looked at the student and said, “That was really beautiful.”… Read more »

Monument honoring Divine Nine installed in Selmo Park

UCM recently created a monument of plots to recognize the National Panhellenic Council chapters of historically black Greek sororities and fraternities that have been a part of UCM for over 50 years. The plots consist of nine platforms arranged in a semicircle in front of stone benches in the southwest corner of Selmo Park. Each… Read more »

UCM professor opposes transgender issue

A women, gender and sexuality program professor at UCM has some ideas for how people can become better allies in the face of potential Trump administration changes that would narrow the definition of gender. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering changing the Title IX law to define sex as either male… Read more »

Library to purge unused materials to revive itself

Unused books may be flying off shelves soon — going to new owners or recycling bins. The collection at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library is undergoing a revitalization. Librarians said the process is intended to purge unused books, streamline the acquisition process and make collections more student-centric. The process, known as deaccessioning, involves removing unused… Read more »

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UCM team takes gold in State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition

The team from UCM excelled in a recent marketing and sales competition with universities across the country, earning them a gold award. A team of two marketing students, Shelby Briscoe and Marissa Johnson, coached by Tyler Hirlinger, assistant professor of marketing, earned the gold award in the marketing presentation category at the 2018 State Farm… Read more »

McNair Scholars honors students for research papers

UCM students were recently honored for their research papers through the McNair Scholars program and will be published in the fall issue of the McNair Journal. The first-place winner was Danielle Buchanan-Burke, senior anthropology major, with her paper, “Testing Sex Determination Techniques in a Known Sample of Hispanic Individuals.” Second place went to Noah Goodwin,… Read more »