Author: Leah Kemple

News Editor

To cut or not to cut: fate of philosophy program finalized

Another department suffers from the aftermath of the higher education budget cuts: Students and faculty of the Department of English and Philosophy are going to be saying goodbye to the philosophy degree. The philosophy program was suspended for the time being this May because it didn’t make its projected student goal of 10 graduating students… Read more »

School district looks to increase free, reduced meal applications

Applications are down for the free and reduced price meal program in the Warrensburg R-VI District. The problem is there are some 2,300 students who qualify. “Our free and reduced percentage actually keeps going down every year, so that’s not good for us funding-wise, programming-wise,” said Heather Wirsig, the district’s food services director. “I guess… Read more »

UCM administration updates healthcare plan, faculty responds

The University of Central Missouri administration updated the employee health care plan at the beginning of September. Employees now have the opportunity to choose between three options. The new addition is the Exclusive Provider Organization plan, and UCM President Chuck Ambrose described it as “groundbreaking in higher education” in a memo sent out to employees… Read more »

R-VI District serves 21,000 meals over summer

The Food Services director for the Warrensburg R-VI School District is scheduled to present an overview of the district’s summer feeding program and an update of its free- and reduced-lunch program during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. The district provided more than 21,000 meals during the summer, according to district information. Heather Wirsig is scheduled… Read more »

Sexual assault act under revision

Title IX is under review, but what is it? The Department of Education is reviewing Title IX, an equal opportunity act, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday, Aug. 7 that she intends to make changes protecting sexual assault victims while also having fair hearings for the accused. So what is Title IX? Title IX… Read more »

Alpha Kappa Lambda participates in annual Pigskin Passoff

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Alpha Kappa Lambda’s Sigma chapter at the University of Central Missouri is participating in the annual Pigskin Passoff, a fundraising event where members of the fraternity walk from the campus of a football rival back to UCM. The fraternity is walking from Missouri Western to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Sam Linder, the… Read more »