Category: News

Blood collection at UCM trending upward

By Danielle Sachse and Michael Moana More than 14,000 people donated blood at UCM through the Community Blood Center of Kansas City over the past 11 years, which helped save nearly 37,000 lives, according to Student Activities. In that same timespan, 12,266 pints of blood were collected by the Community Blood Center at the University… Read more »

Fashion Business Association hosts vintage fashion show

By Aneliese Peeler and Katlin Younts The Fashion Business Association at UCM recently took the Warrensburg community back in time with a runway show that displayed how fashion has changed throughout the years, from the 1920s to the 1980s. Around 50 people attended the Vintage Vibes Fashion Show in the downstairs ballroom at Players Restaurant… Read more »

List of allies grows through Safe Zone workshops

By Madeline Turner and Nick Distefano Safe Zone is a program that offers participants information about LGBTQIA+ identities and ways to support students by becoming allies. The program is open to all members of the UCM community, including faculty and staff. Candice Moran, a psychologist at the Counseling Center, has facilitated UCM’s Safe Zone workshops… Read more »

UCM Gaming Network launches first esports team

After years of unsuccessful attempts, the UCM Gaming Network is getting in the game with the debut of its first esports team. The Gaming Network hosted a showcase Nov. 3 in Morris 210 to celebrate the launch of the UCM “Overwatch” team. The showcase gave the team a chance to display their skills to students… 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 »

Monument honoring Divine Nine installed in Selmo Park

UCM recently created a monument of plots to recognize the National Panhellenic Council chapters of historically black Greek sororities and fraternities that have been a part of UCM for over 50 years. The plots consist of nine platforms arranged in a semicircle in front of stone benches in the southwest corner of Selmo Park. Each… 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 »

Library to purge unused materials to revive itself

Unused books may be flying off shelves soon — going to new owners or recycling bins. The collection at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library is undergoing a revitalization. Librarians said the process is intended to purge unused books, streamline the acquisition process and make collections more student-centric. The process, known as deaccessioning, involves removing unused… Read more »

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