Tag: UCM

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 »

Suicide prevention group brings awareness program to UCM

By ANDREA LOPEZ Multimedia Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Nearly every 8.5 hours, the state of Missouri loses a resident due to suicide. A New Jersey based organization called Attitudes in Reverse visited campus Monday and Tuesday to spread awareness about mental health illnesses and ways to prevent suicide. Tricia Baker, co-founder and program director of AIR,… Read more »

Caniggia Raynor: Throwing his way into the record books

By JASON KETZ Sports Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Caniggia Raynor came all the way from Jamaica to beat some records at Central. Not only does Raynor, a senior track and field thrower, hold the school record in the hammer throw with a mark of 196 feet 1 inch, he also holds the top spot in the… Read more »

UCM takes steps to prevent suicide

By JIEUN HONG Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — More than 240 UCM campus members gathered on Saturday in front of the Ward Edwards Building to raise awareness of suicide prevention. April Roller, student chapter president of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, organizes the Out of the Darkness Walk every year to spread awareness of suicide prevention…. Read more »

Missouri Safety Center showcases electric cars

By SARA LAWSON Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The search for more fuel-efficient vehicles has been growing since the 1997 release of General Motors’ EV1. “About one-third of the energy (in fossil fuel vehicles) is used in actual driving…two-thirds is wasted heat,” said Alexander Richards, assistant professor of automotive technology management. As part of the… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Alan Zabriskie

By FORREST HAGE Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Alan Zabriskie knows what he’s talking about when it comes to choir; in fact, he wrote a book about it. His book, “Foundations of Choral Tone: A Proactive and Healthy Approach to Choral Blend,” was published in 2009. The next year, he came to UCM to direct the women’s… Read more »

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in the Wild West review

COMMENTARY By LOUIE SHARP Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — “The Taming of the Shrew” was as riotous and fun as it’s ever been at the Highlander Theatre this weekend. This production of the classic Shakespeare comedy gave it a makeover: its new setting was the Wild West. At first it seems like a pretty strange choice, but… Read more »

Animals meet emotional needs of students

By ANDREA LOPEZ Multimedia Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — “That was kind of the moment I knew he was the one,” said Katie Oparnico, senior ceramic studio art major. When Oparnico saw a cat named Barnes at the Wayside Waifs animal shelter in Kansas City, Missouri, the furry feline became her emotional support animal. “I didn’t realize… Read more »

Green Dot garden blooms for Earth week

By DENISE ELAM Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The Green Dot gardens will be in full bloom next week as students campuswide will share their bystander intervention actions. The University of Central Missouri’s Green Dot initiative will help promote bystander intervention and violence prevention during Earth week April 18-22 by creating a garden out of paper flower… Read more »

COLUMN: Keth Memorial needed those renovations

By JASON KETZ Sports Editor After much hype and anticipation, I played at the newly renovated Keth Memorial Golf Course for the first time on Friday, April 1. The weather was crazy on April Fools Day, with a temperature of 60 degrees and a slight chance of scattered showers and mostly clear skies. As I… Read more »