Author: Kaitlin Brothers

News Editor

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 »

UCM awarded grant to help increase retention

UCM was recently awarded the $2.7 million Strengthening Institutions Grant through the U.S. Department of Education to help increase retention rates on campus by adding new programs, funding the employees at the Success Advising Center and improving the first-year experience. “The timing of opening up the new Success Advising Center and awarding this grant, the… Read more »

Nacho average group: The Nacho Society

Have you ever wanted to officially rate nachos at restaurants? You can. The Nacho Society is a group based out of Warrensburg that rates nachos for fun from local restaurants. Their official scorecard has different topics rated on a scale from 1 to 10: the wait time of delivery, the price ratio to the portion,… Read more »

Success Advising Center holds grand opening

Some 150 people attended the grand-opening celebration Wednesday for the new Success Advising Center in the lower level of the Elliott Student Union. Kenneth Schueller, director of success advising, said UCM students, staff, faculty and administration officials, along with members of the Warrensburg City Council, Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, members of the engineering design firm… Read more »

KMOS wins second Emmy for “Missouri Life”

KMOS received its second Emmy award Sept. 22 for another episode of its show “Missouri Life” from the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the Best Magazine Program category. “Missouri Life” features various towns around the state with segments about restaurants, artists, businesses and the community. The Emmy-winning episode… Read more »