Author: Garrett Fuller

Senior Writer

‘August: Osage County’ comes to UCM

A tale of Midwestern family drama, the award-winning play “August: Osage County” is coming to the James L. Highlander Theatre Wednesday through Feb. 24. The play marks the directorial debut of theater and dance instructor Aaron Scully, according to a news release. “It is one of my favorite plays,” Scully said in the news release…. Read more »

Police Department closed off due to bomb threat

A package left at the Warrensburg Police Department caused the lobby and surrounding area to be blocked off Friday afternoon. According to a Warrensburg Police Department Facebook post, a man walked into the station around 3:15 p.m. Friday and said he placed a bag containing a bomb near the flagpole in front of the station. Chief… Read more »

FPO administrative assistant manager surprised with regional award

Have you submitted a work order to Facilities, Planning and Operations? If so, it’s likely that Kim Pitman has seen it. Pitman, an administrative assistant manager for FPO, received the Support Staff Recognition Award from the Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Housing Officers. Pitman acts as a liaison between the… Read more »

Three former UCM students honored

Three students who were expelled nearly 50 years ago were honored with honorary doctorate degrees during the fall 2018 commencement ceremony. The students, Sentwali Aiyetoro (formerly David Walter Brown,) Kenneth Kamau King and Burnele Venable Powell, were expelled in spring 1969 after bringing members of the Black Panther Party to the Student Union. Jeff Murphy,… Read more »

The Center brings students together

The University of Central Missouri is home to more than 12,000 students who come from a variety of backgrounds. The diversity on campus spans cultural and ethnic differences, different religious beliefs and a wide array of sexual orientations. The Multicultural and Inclusivity Center, often called “The Center,” offers support for students of all backgrounds on… Read more »

Library to purge unused materials to revive itself

Unused books may be flying off shelves soon — going to new owners or recycling bins. The collection at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library is undergoing a revitalization. Librarians said the process is intended to purge unused books, streamline the acquisition process and make collections more student-centric. The process, known as deaccessioning, involves removing unused… Read more »