Category: Lifestyle

FACES OF UCM: Mahmood Masood

by Kaitlin Brothers and Chris Holmberg For the Muleskinner Mahmood Masood is a graduate student at UCM pursuing a degree in aviation safety. He received his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering while in Pakistan. He joined the Pakistan Air Force and plans to return to Pakistan and the Air Force after receiving his doctorate degree.

Military challenge coins: a priceless unofficial tradition

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Bill Burgess places 20-30 challenge coins on a table in the Military and Veterans Success Center, earned over the course of his 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force. A few minutes later, Dusty Storms, also a veteran of the United States Air Force, noticed Burgess’ coins on the table, pulled up… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Vernon Percy ‘VP’ Howard III

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A saxophone sat in the front corner of  Vernon Percy “VP” Howard III’s living room, catching the rays of the autumn sun setting as shadows danced across his walls. Papers lined his counters with lyrics he had yet to complete, scribbled up with asterisks, doodles and lines he had either crossed out or… Read more »

Code-A-Thon creates networking opportunities

(WARRENSBURG, Mo). – UCM senior Ryan Evans has a job interview this Friday with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The same bank that hosted a Code-A-Thon event Oct. 13 where Evans and his team placed second. Evans, who studies software management as part of his computer science degree, said the Code-A-Thon was a… Read more »

THRIVE: a student’s perspective

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Are you familiar with THRIVE? THRIVE stands for transformation, health, responsibility, independence, vocation and education. THRIVE is a two-year program at the University of Central Missouri campus for young adults with all different kinds of disabilities. I am a THRIVE student here at University of Central Missouri, and I really enjoy it… Read more »

Mental fitness workshops focuses on building resilience

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Student Activities and the UCM Counseling Center recently partnered to host a series of mental health workshops on campus. The first event, called Mental Fitness, was designed to help strengthen skills for managing life’s changes as students navigate through college. The event took place Oct. 16 at the Student Recreation and Wellness… Read more »