Category: Features

Three former UCM students honored

Three students who were expelled nearly 50 years ago were honored with honorary doctorate degrees during the fall 2018 commencement ceremony. The students, Sentwali Aiyetoro (formerly David Walter Brown,) Kenneth Kamau King and Burnele Venable Powell, were expelled in spring 1969 after bringing members of the Black Panther Party to the Student Union. Jeff Murphy,… Read more »

The Center brings students together

The University of Central Missouri is home to more than 12,000 students who come from a variety of backgrounds. The diversity on campus spans cultural and ethnic differences, different religious beliefs and a wide array of sexual orientations. The Multicultural and Inclusivity Center, often called “The Center,” offers support for students of all backgrounds on… Read more »

Grad student combats homelessness with Salvation Army

A graduate student at the University of Central Missouri landed a job that has helped diversify her experience as an individual and a student. Eliza Ridenhour is pursuing a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling. She also works with the Salvation Army as their caseworker. Ridenhour said caseworker is an interesting term because… Read more »

Film student travels to Iowa to make documentary

A documentary film about a commune in southern Iowa by a UCM film student provided some insight about his family’s little-discussed past. As a project for his documentary class, Zach Nowlin, a senior digital media production major, visited this secluded, religious community known as The Brotherhood of Christ Church, also commonly referred to as The… Read more »

The Ultimate Blowout attracts students

Students let their inner pop star and gamer shine through at the beginning of the month. UCM students took time out of their busy schedules to attend the Ultimate Blowout Show. Students gathered together in the Elliott Student Union on Nov. 7 to play video games, make music videos and have a photo shoot.  Mouths… Read more »

The “Batman Damned” incident: A weird moment in Batman’s history

In general, every iconic superhero has experienced some weird moments in their history. Batman, the Caped Crusader himself, is no exception. For example, in 2008, Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros were sued over “The Dark Knight” by Huseyin Kalkan, the mayor of Batman, Turkey. The mayor argued the film used the name “Batman” without permission… Read more »