Author: Tiera Walkenbach

Series: Spring stories in Warrensburg

Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series of spring stories assigned in Matt Bird-Meyer’s Advanced Digital Journalism class. To see the origin of the assignment and the first story of the series, click here. Here are the challenges for the spring stories presented below: In your story, someone must reference water. The… Read more »

Volunteer event reaches out to local senior citizens

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Volunteer UCM students sent over 60 Valentine’s Day cards to senior citizens through a recent Stop & Serve event. Kristie Brinkley, assistant director of Student Activities, said over 43 people participated and about 60 cards were made during the event on Thursday, Feb. 1. “We encourage students to take advantage of these… Read more »

Reindeer, food and games highlight Fun Before Finals

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Spotlight at UCM recently hosted an event that attracted hundreds of students who came for games, food and activities to relax before finals week. Fun Before Finals took place Nov. 30 at the Elliott Student Union. Final exams at the university began Monday. Kylie Thompson, vice president of marketing for Spotlight,… Read more »

Pertle Springs receives $1 million in upgrades

(WARRENSBURG, Mo). – New docks, indoor bathrooms, a newly paved roadway, solar security lighting, sidewalks, an outdoor classroom, trails, bridges and lake cleanings are the scheduled upgrades hitting Pertle Springs in the 2017-2018 school year. With a starting budget of $2 million, the final plans come in at about $1 million and is funded by… Read more »