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 »

Students share challenges they face due to disabilities

In honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, a panel of students recently discussed the struggles they face as college students with disabilities and what steps UCM can take to make their college experience better. More than 40 people attended the event Tuesday, Oct. 24, which was hosted by Spotlight in the Elliott Student Union. The… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Nora Becker

By BETHANY SHERROW Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — UCM has a two-year certificate program called THRIVE for students with developmental or intellectual disabilities. The program seeks to teach students independence and confidence. Nora Becker is graduating from the program next month and she said being at UCM has been a great experience, but starting out wasn’t… Read more »

THRIVE recognized for inclusion on campus

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — For the first time since the program’s inception, the university’s THRIVE program has been recognized for its inclusiveness with the rest of campus. THRIVE, a two-year certificate program that helps students with developmental or intellectual disabilities prepare for independent living and the workforce, was named the recipient of… Read more »

A THRIVE student’s perspective

By EMILY ANNEMARIE CARRIGAN Guest Columnist (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Hey there. This is Emily Annemarie Carrigan, and this column is about me and how I got here. I grew up in Dallas, Texas, where my family raised me. I was born in Baylor Hospital. I have Down syndrome, and my family didn’t know if I could… Read more »

Thriving through intramural softball

By JESSE PARHAM Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Teamwork and sportsmanship seem to be important lessons while playing a sport of any kind, but what if someone did not play on a professional level but still wanted to play on a team? Well, perhaps the intramural program would be for them. Intramural sports are games played by… Read more »