Author: Kaitlin Brothers

News Editor

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 »

Remembering Kathleen Miller

As a master’s student, teaching assistant and mother of seven children, Kathleen Miller was a busy woman. Miller, 62, died in a car accident on Nov. 12. She was pursuing a Master of Arts in history while teaching at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, and taught GED classes. Jon Taylor, UCM history professor,… Read more »

Remembering Andrew Pierson

The Thursday before he died, Andrew Pierson was sitting in on a private lesson in the electronic composition studio while a student was recording a song. Pierson put his head back, closed his eyes and listened to his classmate’s music. When it was over, he looked at the student and said, “That was really beautiful.”… Read more »

UCM professor opposes transgender issue

A women, gender and sexuality program professor at UCM has some ideas for how people can become better allies in the face of potential Trump administration changes that would narrow the definition of gender. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is considering changing the Title IX law to define sex as either male… Read more »

McNair Scholars honors students for research papers

UCM students were recently honored for their research papers through the McNair Scholars program and will be published in the fall issue of the McNair Journal. The first-place winner was Danielle Buchanan-Burke, senior anthropology major, with her paper, “Testing Sex Determination Techniques in a Known Sample of Hispanic Individuals.” Second place went to Noah Goodwin,… Read more »

UCM graduate student dies in car crash

A UCM graduate student died and two other people were injured in a head-on collision Monday morning. Kathleen Miller, 62, of Windsor, died in the crash. She was pursuing a Master of Arts in history and was also an instructor at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, according to a news release. The crash occurred at… Read more »

Haunted corn maze raises funds for UCM Agriculture Club

This maze isn’t your average, everyday corn maze. It’s a haunted corn maze filled with evil clowns, Michael Myers, guts and an angry farmer with a chainsaw — so enter at your own risk. Travis Hume, UCM Farm manager and Agriculture Club advisor, started the haunted corn maze last year, sponsored by the Agriculture Club,… Read more »

Natalie Peirce wins national academic advising award

Natalie Peirce, senior advisor at UCM’s new Success Advising Center, has been an advisor at UCM since 2012. She has helped numerous students get through their academic careers. Now she is nationally recognized for her advising work. She received the Outstanding Academic Advising Award in the Academic Advising Primary Role category from the Global Community for… Read more »

Dual Credit Scholarship gets students ahead of the game

The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently announced the winners for the Dual Credit Scholarship. The winners were awarded the scholarship on Sept 14. The students awarded were Brook Barker, Gracie Brant, Kalissa Castanedo, Nolan Chapman, Jimmy Le, Kaylee Russell, Richard Saettone, Gabrielle Shull and Russell Sproat. Judy Long, executive director of the Warrensburg Schools Foundation, said… Read more »