The Performing Arts Series and the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri presents The International Contemporary Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Hart Recital Hall. The presentation is part of the PAS Guest Artist Series. Called “one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music” by the New York Times, the ICE is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced.

While recognizing that there is no shortage of issues that require courage and commitment on behalf of United States citizens, Gregg Favre, a seasoned captain with the St. Louis Fire Department, insists that action through service is the best way to honor the memory of those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil. Favre, who received the University of Central Missouri’s Outstanding Recent Alumni Award in 2014, was the keynote speaker for the annual Patriot Day observance Friday, Sept. 11 on the university quadrangle. He spoke to a crowd of more than 200 people, including UCM students, faculty and staff members, and a large number of city and county firefighters and other first responders. An American flag hoisted from a ladder truck parked near the W.C. Morris Science Building contributed to a patriotic backdrop for Favre’s speech.

Jennies volleyball picked up two more wins at the Colorado-Premier Challenge defeating Metropolitan State and Regis University. The Jens improved to 8-1 with the wins as they went 3-1 in Colorado, with the only loss coming to AVCA top-ranked Tampa.

Central Missouri football resumed its game with Emporia State Saturday afternoon after being suspended at halftime on Thursday.
The game picked up in the second half with the score knotted at 24-all, but ESU's two fourth-quarter touchdowns put the Hornets over the top as they defeated the Mules 45-34. UCM is now 1-1 on the season.

The No. 8 Jennies Soccer team defeated Minot State in a 1-0 shutout Saturday afternoon.  The Jens scored the games first and only goal of the game when forward Julie Ireland kicked the ball over the head of the goalkeeper and into the top-right corner of the goal to give UCM a 1-0 lead. The goal was her fourth of the season.