Tag: Hendricks Hall

The magic of the moment: Magician comes to campus

by Kylie Teem Jay Mattioli, magician and former contestant on “America’s Got Talent”, is used to doing things out of the ordinary. Mattioli performed Thursday night at Hendricks Hall at the University of Central Missouri. He combined hilarious dance moves, great jokes and astounding magic into one unforgettable show. Themed music accompanied each act and… Read more »

Hendricks Hall renovations: $3.2M in improvements planned

By CASSIE SLANA Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Hendricks Hall is set for a $3.2 million facelift. Jason Drummond, vice president of university development, said his office is responsible for raising funds for the project. He said several small projects account for the $3.2 million price tag, so work will be split into phases. Gersham Nelson, dean… Read more »

Persevering through adversity

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Hendricks Hall was filled with criminal justice majors Wednesday afternoon. They gathered to hear the story of Johnnie Williams, an ex-criminal who was arrested in 1996 at 25 for armed robbery. Cierra Gaines, junior criminal justice major, attended the presentation with her corrections class. “I read what… Read more »

‘Robber is not my name.’ Johnnie Williams: A story of hope and redemption

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Johnnie Williams spent 18 years in prison. After playing college football at a community college and then moving on to play on a scholarship at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, Williams said everything went downhill. “College partying – I liked it too much,” Williams said. “I forgot… Read more »