Author: Kaitlin Brothers

News Editor

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 »

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 »