Category: UCM News

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 »

Students to elect new SGA leaders

The time has come again to elect the highest positions of student leadership on campus. Voting is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for the next president and vice president of UCM’s Student Government Association. Students can cast their ballot at tables inside of the Elliott Student Union or online. The… Read more »

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 »