Category: Lifestyle

UCM Distinguished Alumni

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Five UCM alumni will be presented with awards during the annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Elliott Student Union Ballroom. Barry Davis and Maj. Gen. Karen LeDoux will receive the Distinguished Alumni Awards; Rob Ruth will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award for Service; Chang Bin… Read more »

IS THAT A BEAR? Meet Ronon the therapy dog

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The black, bear-like dog walks out of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, turning some heads and attracting a small crowd of students. Some students keep their distance. Others come right up and ask questions. “What kind of dog is that?” “Can I pet it?” “What’s his name?” His name is Ronon,… Read more »

‘Ole Burg: from then to now

Students live in Warrensburg during the school year while they’re trying to finish their degrees. Some stay for a couple of more years to go to grad school, and some even find jobs here and end up living in the ‘Burg for several years. But how well do they actually know the town of Warrensburg,… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Leah Eggimann

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A sea of darkness. One shining light. A solitary woman on the stage. The music begins and a melodic voice fills the theater. The last note of the song fades and the audience applauds. “Just being on stage, being someone else, that’s definitely my favorite part,” Eggimann said. This is the thrill… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Emily Coffin

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Three giant metal windows hang from the ceiling in the Highlander Theatre this week. Emily Coffin made them. Coffin is a carpenter for the scene shop and also plays the role of Vi Moore in the University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre and Dance’s rendition of “Footloose.” Coffin said it took her… Read more »

Community takes part in tailgating before UCM Fall Classic

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – University of Central Missouri students came from far and wide to witness and enjoy tailgating and this year’s UCM Fall Classic versus Northwest Missouri State University at Arrowhead Stadium. Some UCM fans said tailgating has been anticipated more than the actual game. “I graduated two years ago but I still come back… Read more »

Professor brings class treats, boosts morale

A professor at the University of Central Missouri takes one day a semester to give back to his students in a sweet way. John Check, music theory coordinator, said he likes to reward his students for working hard. One unexpected day each semester, Check brings doughnuts in for his entire class. He has been doing… Read more »

Last Call: Local musicians reminisce after bar closing

Musicians in Warrensburg lost a creative outlet when The Bay closed in June. Marilyn Brie Herrick, a UCM alumna and aspiring singer/songwriter, said she was really shocked when she found out the bar was shutting its doors for good. “I was devastated because that’s my home, my second family kind of thing and just a… Read more »