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Freshmen move in: New students’ first day on campus

The University of Central Missouri’s freshmen moved in on Thursday, Aug. 9, and the 95-degree weather didn’t dampen the excitement of the new arrivals. The new students arrived at 9 in the morning to move into their dorms to start the UCM Experience Kickoff. An outpouring of emotions lined the streets of campus, as parents… Read more »

Technology, cell phones phase out need for blue-light pylons

By Leah Kemple and Kaitlin Brothers UCM has joined several other Missouri schools in eliminating emergency blue-light pylons, or E-phones, due to the proliferation of cell phones. Initially, UCM developed the Campus Eye mobile application in 2014 as a complement to the E-phones. The mobile app allows students to take photos or send text messages of… Read more »

Collision claims two lives north of town

Two men from St. Louis died in a two-car accident Sunday afternoon near the Route 13 bypass north of Warrensburg. The accident occurred at about 4 p.m. when a car driven by Kent Reynolds, 24, of St. Louis, was heading southbound on Route 13, crossed the centerline and collided with a northbound car driven by… Read more »

Gone but not forgotten

This summer, UCM lost five faculty members: Alfred Twomey, Joyce Jabolenski, Joseph Dolecki, Linda Mederis and John Horine. Their work was appreciated by the staff and faculty who knew them when they worked on campus. Alfred E. Twomey Alfred E. Twomey, professor of history for 41 years, died June 15 at 89 years old. Twomey… Read more »