Author: Garrett Fuller

Senior Writer

MO legislators aim to tackle deferred maintenance

Ward Edwards’ leaky roof may be a thing of the past if deferred maintenance funding stays in the state’s higher education budgetThe budget, as it stands, would provide each state university with $1 million in deferred maintenance funding. Gov. Mike Parson outlined his requests for higher education funding during his State of the State address… Read more »

Sinkhole forms on South Main Street

A section of South Main Street is closed after a sinkhole opened up on a culvert. Marvin Coleman, director of public works, said the sinkhole is located directly south of Crane Stadium and Brookside Apartments. He said the hole formed after a joint in the culvert failed, causing water and soil to escape through the… Read more »

MIC offers convenience to KC computer science students

Ryan Charles went back to school, while working as a technical apprentice at Cerner. He attended the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri – Kansas City, but finally settled on studying computer science at UCM through the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit. While the computer science and cybersecurity programs are similar to… Read more »

MIC fast-track for area students to start careers

Kansas City area high school students are getting hands-on learning through a one-of-a-kind program offered at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit. The University of Central Missouri and Metropolitan Community College is teaming up with 18 area school districts and various business partners to bring the project to life. The program initially started at… Read more »

Improvements flying into airport

For over 50 years, the UCM aviation program has been teaching students to fly at the Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport west on U.S. Highway 50. To continue the tradition, the Sunderland Foundation has pledged $1 million toward construction of a new terminal/flight school building, which would also include meeting spaces and offices. Courtney Goddard,… Read more »

‘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 »