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UCM Daily - Thursday, February 11

Fashion and Merchandising Students help conduct fashion show for Gordmans


Students in the Fashion and Merchandising program pose for a photo after pulling off a successful fashion show for Gordmans.

Last fall, students in the Fashion and Merchandising program at UCM teamed up with midwestern department store, Gordmans, for a fashion show. Students volunteered as models, model assistants, back stage assistants, photographers and music coordinators, for a sneak peek into the fashion industry.

With help from their professors, students were fully engaged in the planning of the fashion show that took place Nov. 7, 2015 at Gordmans in Blue Springs, Missouri. Students in Lynn Alkire's Professional Image Management course were in charge of fitting and styling models in complete outfits for the runway.

"It takes team effort, organization and detailed planning for a fashion show to be successful," says Alkire, professor of Textiles and Clothing in Business. "That's what our students learned from this experience."

Many students were key show production assistants by managing show essentials behind stage. Quinn Ahrens, a freshman in Fashion Merchandising, served as a liaison between the announcers and the back stage crew.

"The fashion show helped prepare me for future jobs running fashion shows, coordinating outfits for models and other behind the scenes jobs," says Ahrens.

By gaining hands-on experience at a fashion show, these students are learning to a greater degree.


Dr. Arun Gandhi Speaking on Feb 17 at 7pm in Hendricks Hall
Come and listen to Dr. Arun Gandhi speak on Feb 17. There will be an open Q&A after he speaks. ...
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"Eat Wings, Raise Funds"
The UCM Breakers would like to invite you to join in their Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser on Wednesday, February 17. ...
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President's Day Mail
In observance of President's Day the Post Office will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016. Campus mail will be delivered as normal, ...
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Seeking Volunteer's for UCM Library's Children's Literature Festival
The UCM Library's Children's Literature Festival is in need of 100+ volunteers for the 48th annual CLF event to be held during Spring Break, ...
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Memorial Service for Teresa Williams Feb. 12
A memorial service for Teresa J. Williams, a former employee of the University of Central Missouri, is planned for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at ...
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Previously Posted News and Events


The Last Day to Drop a First-Half Semester Class is Friday, February 12th
The last day for students to drop a first-half semester course is Friday, February 12th. The last day to drop (also known as W date) may ...
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Enrollment Holds for Summer/Fall Enrollment Due by 2/15/16
Enrollment for the summer and fall 2016 semester begins Monday, March 28th. For those offices which place enrollment holds, please check ...
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Awards & Honors

Call for Nominations for UCM Student Employee of the Year!
The Career Services Center will host the 5th Annual UCM Student Employee of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the ...
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Adam Greenman American Dream Scholarship
Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Adam Greenman American Dream Scholarship. Adam Greenman, a personal injury, ...
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Faculty Mentor Award Nominations
Student nominations are now being accepted for the Undergraduate Research and Creative Project Faculty Mentor Award. Students must nominate ...
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Share the Love of Reading - Service Learning Project
Elementary and Early Childhood teacher candidates in the Clinical Pathway Program will be collecting gently used and new children's books ...
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Valentine's Day Art Sale, Thursday and Friday
Come check out the sales tables to find some last minute gifts from Illustration Club, SAC, Print Club, and Clay Club for yourself or your ...
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Faculty and Staff Tour of Whiteman Announced, Register by Feb. 25
An opportunity is available for University of Central Missouri faculty and staff members who would like to tour Whiteman Air Force Base ...
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Scholars Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline: February 12th
To be considered to present at the Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day, students must submit abstracts by Friday, February 12th ...
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Health & Wellness

Join Weight Watchers for an INSPIRE! event.

Join us for a hearty healthy motivation on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 12:30 pm in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

For more information:
Download: BTS Change Happens.pdf
Contact Emily Bergsieker at

Hiking the Appalachian Trail
David Curtis, Old Drum, who was a total novice backpacker began his hiking career as an extremely obese couch potato. In 2006, he completed ...
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PBS Democratic Presidential Debate
Live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PBS NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the Democratic ...
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UCM, Warrensburg R-VI School District Partners in New Innovation Track
In a ceremony at Warrensburg High School Feb. 9, University of Central Missouri and Warrensburg R-VI School District leaders announced a new ...
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Student Activities

UCM Lip Sync Battle
Team registration is now open till Feb 15th at 11:59 P.M. ...
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It's On Us Involvement Opportunity
If you know of students who would like the opportunity to increase awareness around sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, as ...
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You Are Invited

Student Organization of Latinos (SOL)
You are invited to our SOL meetings. We meet every Thursday in the Library at 4:00 PM, room 1268. This Tuesday we will be having a ...
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