Tag: UCM

Ventilation upgrades delay Chick-fil-A reopening

By STEVEN SPEARS Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Fans of Chick-fil-A will have to wait a few extra months before they can enjoy one of its chicken sandwiches. The UCM Board of Governors met via teleconference Friday, Aug. 5, and unanimously approved $300,000 in additional funding to cover a new vent hood system and upgrade the… Read more »

UCM sued for wrongful termination, trial sought

By LEAH WANKUM For the Muleskinner (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A former university staff member is suing the University of Central Missouri for wrongful termination of his employment as warehouse clerk. Terry Neal, of Warrensburg, is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages, including lost income and benefits as well as legal fees. Named in the… Read more »

Mules pitchers Williams, Gavin selected in MLB Draft

By STEVEN SPEARS Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Two Mules baseball pitchers will take the mound after college. Grant Gavin, a junior from Parkville, Missouri, and Lucas Williams, a senior from Grain Valley, Missouri, were selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. Gavin was drafted in the 29th round by the Kansas City Royals and the Houston… Read more »

UCM English Language Center to host students from Mexico

By JIEUN HONG (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The English Language Center at the University of Central Missouri is planning to welcome a group of students and educators from Mexico on Saturday, June 18. This group is part of the Proyecta 100K program, which is a cooperative education program between the U.S. and Mexican governments. This… Read more »

Organization help students recover from addiction

By ANDREA LOPEZ Multimedia Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A new organization at the University of Central Missouri called Recovery Central aims to help those who are in, seeking or contemplating recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. In 2006, when Adriatik Likcani, assistant professor of child and family development, co-founded an agency in town called Recovery Lighthouse, he… Read more »

UCM hosts first comedy festival

The University of Central Missouri will play host to its first comedy festival next week. The UCM Comedy and Improv Club will host the UCM Comedy Festival from 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, to 1 a.m. Friday, April 29. The event will begin in the Elliott Student Union, Room 235 before making its way to… Read more »

Amtrak looks to increase local service

By CASSIE SLANA Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Local Amtrak scheduling adjustments could lead to an increase in service use. In a recent University of Central Missouri survey administered by the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission, the information revealed just how many students value and rely on Amtrak usage. Almost 60 percent of UCM students agreed they… Read more »

Working to define post-tenure review, Faculty Senate extends timeline

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Post-tenure review is a policy at UCM, but no one really knows what it means yet. The UCM board of governors voted March 27, 2015, to approve new faculty classifications. The new classifications included post-tenure review for library and tenure-track faculty. However, the proposal to the board of… 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 »

UCM hosts first comedy festival

The University of Central Missouri will play host to its first comedy festival next week. The UCM Comedy and Improv Club will host the UCM Comedy Festival from 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, to 1 a.m. Friday, April 29. The event will begin in the Elliott Student Union, Room 235 before making its way to… Read more »