Category: Columns

The 2016 presidential election: an awakening and beyond the rhetoric

By ROBYNN KUHLMANN Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — This has been a very busy election season for me. Along with teaching and research, I receive media inquiries. This means that I have to pay attention to developments in not only the presidential election, but also all of the statewide elections, ballot initiatives and issues… Read more »

Working toward one world

By JESSICA FRASER Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — For thousands of years, countries have struggled with the concepts of nationalism and internationalism as they established their foreign policy. When they chose nationalism, they put the security of their people ahead of their global alliances. When they chose internationalism, they put global stability ahead of their… Read more »

A Journey to Pakistan

By ANNEMARIE CARRIGAN Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Hello there. I was able to go to an event called “A Journey to Pakistan” on Wednesday, October 26. This event was very interesting with a warm, vibrant culture and showed some unique aspects of Pakistan. Five Pakistani UCM students gave a presentation about Pakistan and followed… Read more »

Evolution of the Mule

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A life-size statue of a mule was recently completed as part of a parking lot improvement project at UCM, with the intent of paying homage to the strong history of the Missouri Mule in the region and at the university. The statue stands at the east end… Read more »

Giving a voice to refugees

By ANNEMARIE CARRIGAN Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I was able to go to an academic conference called “Uprooted—Refugees/Migrants/The Displaced” Oct. 10 and 11 in the Elliott Student Union. At the conference, they spoke about different international programs all around the world. The speakers made great points to help make this world a better place… Read more »

Kane stands out in vice presidential debate

By ANNEMARIE CARRIGAN Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I was able to watch the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The two candidates are Mike Pence and Tim Kane. Pence is Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate and Tim Kane is Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate. Kane started talking first, and he said he wanted… Read more »

Healthy eating habits

By VENKATARAGHAVAN RAMAMOORTHY Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — My research began when I asked my students in an understanding nutrition class about the quality of foods being served by UCM dining services. The replies were mixed with some good opinions and some exaggeratingly bad ones. I decided to understand the phenomenon myself by personally… Read more »

Greek like me

By JESSICA FRASER Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — When Brooke Ley moved to Warrensburg to attend UCM, she was more interested in making friends than joining a sorority. “I was actually very unsure of joining a sorority at first,” Ley said. “As all girls usually are, I was also looking for a solid group of… Read more »

Do you remember what you were doing?

By JEFF HUFFMAN Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Most of us have a moment in time which is burned into our memory such that it fundamentally changes how we see the world around us. Too often, this memory is primarily due to a single tragic or traumatic event – which is beyond our control…. Read more »

Faces of UCM: Eli Leavell

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Eli Leavell has an unbreakable competitive spirit. His foot on the other hand, is very breakable. He is dealing with a fractured foot for the third time. Leavell decided to undergo surgery Wednesday, Sept. 7, in an attempt to keep his foot in one piece in… Read more »