Author: Kaitlin Brothers

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MIC program offers certifications for non-traditional students

The Missouri Innovation Campus offers students who aren’t interested in traditional degrees a gateway into the workforce through certifications and skill-set trainings. Clarinda Dir is the operations manager of the Workforce Development Program. She said this job originally started out as a career services position. When she changed positions to be the operations manager, she… Read more »

Battling it out: STA program teaching robot design

An after-school program on the Missouri Innovation Campus teaches juniors and seniors in high school how to build battlebots for competition. Eric Walters, an instructor and adjunct professor at UCM, helps run the program called Summit Cubed. He said students involved with Summit Cubed learn how to build the bots within certain guidelines, weight restrictions,… Read more »

Richard Tabor: A man for all seasons

Richard Tabor was known for his warm personality, variety of interests, his intelligence and his vast knowledge of various and interesting subjects. Tabor, former UCM professor and chair of the agriculture department, died Feb 21 at age 82. Tabor started working at UCM in 1973 and retired in 2000. Fanson Kidwaro, professor and program coordinator… Read more »

Police officer gives presentation about the dangers of cannabis

Ryan Snow, a police officer and certified drug recognition expert from the University of Illinois, spoke to students Monday about the harmful effects of cannabis. The Office of Campus Community Health and Health Studies hosted the event. The office promotes health, provides counseling services and health and wellness programs. “I’ve done a lot of research… Read more »

Cuba trip benefits students at home

UCM jazz instructor James Isaac recently took his saxophone talent to a different country by performing with the Kansas City band Cubanisms at The Jazz Plaza International Festival in Havana, Cuba. “It was fantastic,” Isaac said. “(It was) definitely well-received. We will probably be back there next year.” The band was in Cuba Jan.15-22 and… Read more »

UCM names new leader for the Foundation

The university chose one of its own to lead the UCM Alumni Foundation. Courtney Goddard was named vice president for advancement and external engagement, executive director of the Foundation. Her appointment is effective March 1. She previously served as associate vice president of advancement and director of Advancement Services at UCM. Before coming to UCM,… Read more »

UCM student’s film lands on Amazon Prime

A UCM student produced a film that can now be found on Amazon Prime. Aaron Dougherty, senior digital media production major, had his film approved for rent and sale on Amazon Prime. The film is called “Night to Remember on 21st Street” for $1.99 to rent or $7.99 to buy. Dougherty said the film is… Read more »

Three students awarded Freedom Scholarship

Three UCM students were awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship for $3,000. Mariah Woodson, freshman nursing major; Arlanda Brown, senior sociology major; and K’Ron Richardson, sophomore criminal justice major, were awarded the scholarship Jan. 22 at the Freedom Scholarship Dinner in the Elliott Student Union Ballroom. The guest speaker was UCM alumni Robert… Read more »

Worship service remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

The UCM Alumni Memorial Chapel will fill with song and praise next week to remember Martin Luther King Jr. The Warrensburg MLK Committee will host the church service at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Chapel. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Ed Wirthwein, chair of the MLK committee, said the service usually has 100… Read more »

Moving forward together through community service

A member of the community and a Warrensburg High School senior received community service awards Wednesday for helping the community in various ways. The awards were given to Kaylee Henry, a WHS senior, and Shirley Briscoe, a volunteer coordinator for Manna Harvest at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, during the MLK Community Service Awards Luncheon… Read more »