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UCM Daily - Wednesday, March 4

Tunnel of Oppression Educates About Privilege, Race, Class and Gender


The harmfulness of judging others based on their race is one of the tough topics addressed in the Tunnel of Oppression.

A long but somber and respectful line stood outside the Elliott Student Union ballroom. Students, faculty and staff were waiting to tour the Tunnel of Oppression to understand social justice issues and modern forms of oppression affecting their community.

As part of Unity Week, tour groups were taken through various rooms built in the ballroom, each room addressed a specific issue. Presentations conducted by on-campus groups such as the Association of Black Collegians and Students Advocating Gender Equality educated participants on ways oppression occurs and how to become more conscious of others' experiences because of their race, class or gender.

"I wanted to get a broader understanding of injustices that still happen," says Bobby Jackson, a senior Social Work major. "Whether it's race or sexuality, these forms of oppression need to be addressed."

The Tunnel of Oppression was just one part of Unity Week, Feb. 23 - 26, which also featured a panel on sexuality entitled "Guess Who’s Straight," "The Pocketbook Monologues" and a performance by poet Carlos Andrés Gómez.

"Unity Week highlights different identities to bring awareness to the UCM community," adds Brianna Nesbitt, graduate assistant for diversity education.

By touring the Tunnel of Oppression, UCM's community members became more mindful of the experiences of others and experienced learning to a greater degree.


Shatto Milk and UCM's Small Business and Technology Development Center Develop Plan for Business Success

UCM alumnus Leroy Shatto, owner of Shatto Milk Company, recently was recognized by the MU Extension Business Development Program with the Excellence in Missouri Business Award.

Shatto worked with the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center at UCM and UCM students to develop a comprehensive plan for the growth of his business.

For the full story, visit the below link to the UCM News and Events web site.

For more information:
Go to:
Contact Mike Greife at mgreife@ucmo.edeu


Transformational Learning Friday Session
Please join us for our next TLI Friday session on Friday, March 6, 2:00, Lov 3140. Dawna Lisa Buchanan and Matt Thomas will be our ...
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March Community Coffee & Kirkpatrick Day
"Ceade Mile Failte" (one hundred thousand welcomes) ...
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Mayhem Poets Live in Hendricks!
"Let's go see a poetry show." That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and usually responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are ...
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Music of Northern Ireland
Shot before a live audience at the historic Grand Opera House in Belfast, pop tenor Eamonn McCrystal performs with singer/songwriter Brian ...
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Previously Posted News and Events


The Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Class is Monday, March 30th
The last day for students to drop a full semester course is Monday, March 30th . The last day to drop (also known as W date) may vary by ...
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Add Content To CENTRALSpace
Does your program have content to add to CENTRALSpace? If your content meets the criteria outlined on the attached document, initiate a ...
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Budget Tech 4 Students Workshop
Do your students need budgeting tools? ...
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Awards & Honors

Learning to a Greater Degree Award Deadline Approaching
The deadline for nominations for the Learning to a Greater Degree Award is Monday, March 16. This award was established to recognize members ...
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Dada and Artistic Protest of World War I
Christopher M. Cooper, senior Interior Design student, will present a talk on the Dada Movement on March 4 at 1:00 pm in Art Center room ...
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Faculty/Staff Training

25Live Training - New process to schedule events on campus
Additional training dates and links to register for 25Live have been posted on the UCMO Calendar. Meeting and Conference Services has ...
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General Faculty Meeting March 04, 2015

The General Faculty Meeting will be held at 3:15 p.m. in union 240 on Wednesday March 04, 2015. This is an open meeting.

For more information:
Contact Dianne Gower at or call 6605434808


In Wake of Snow Storm, Student's Good Deeds Recognized
After several inches of snow fell on Warrensburg during the weekend, University of Central Missouri senior John Martin saw an opportunity to ...
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Honorably Speaking
The Honors College is pleased to announce that the most recent 2014-2015 issue of our electronic student newsletter, "Honorably Speaking", ...
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Public Safety

Washington Street Temporarily Closed Near The Crossing
As work continues on The Crossing - South at Holden, a section of Washington Street will be closed several hours a day for approximately ...
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Student Activities

Saturdays Stories & Slices - March 7
Location: Trails Regional Library in Warrensburg -- 11:00 a.m. Children's activities and crafts related to a Dr. Seuss theme. Parents stay ...
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UCM Calendar of Events

Events for Wednesday, 3/4/2015

N/A Final examinations for first-half semester classes. End of first-half semester.
8:00 AM 25Live - Event Request Training
8:30 AM 2nd Annual Spring Leadership Conference
9:00 AM Theatre & Dance Box Office Opens
9:30 AM Creating Blackboard Test Imports with Respondus [Faculty & Staff Only]
10:00 AM Budget Tech 4 Students Workshop
2:30 PM Ask Debbie
7:30 PM Theatre - Under Milk Wood
7:30 PM UCM Trumpet Ensemble