VIDEO: Warrensburg residents have mixed views on Obama visit

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Video reporting by LEXY ROTH
Video filmed and produced by JOSH LEONARD
(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) —  Warrensburg residents have plenty to say about tomorrow’s visit from President Barack Obama, and reactions range from excited to loathsome. The digitalBURG team hit the streets of Warrensburg to find out exactly what people think about the president visiting the University of Central Missouri.
Obama’s speech will take place in the large court area on the lower south part of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, which is located at 500 S. Maguire St. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. and the speech is scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. Tickets from Monday’s distribution are required for entry.
For security reasons, attendees are asked to not bring bags and limit personal items. No signs or banners will be permitted. All attendees will go through airport-like security.
Those attending are encouraged to park in lots 60 and 62, located east of Ellis Hall, 310 Christopher St. Parking is also available in lots 10, 29, 30 68, 32, 28, 11 and 50, which are near the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. Parking for the event is free.
For those unable to attend the speech, there will be a live stream of the event in the Elliott Union rooms 236 and 238, as well as a live web stream via the UCM Media Network. digitalBURG will also be live-tweeting the event. Follow the speech, and more via Twitter using #POTUSatUCM.
A free shuttle will be available for those attending. Pickup locations will be at the east side of the JCK Library, the west side of the library and on the east side of Ellis Hall.
Several buildings on campus will be closed Wednesday, including Lovinger, Art Building, Art Annex, Wood, Martin, Humphreys, Chapel, Diemer Residence Hall, Ellis Residence Hall (after noon) and Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport.