Category: Community

Student mobilization efforts leading up to midterm elections

Political rallies throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area in the final days leading to the midterm election have helped energize and mobilize political candidates on both sides of the political spectrum. Candidates from each of the two main political parties, Republican and Democrat, spoke of solidarity and uniting around common legislative priorities and values.  … 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 »

4,000 band members come to campus for Festival of Champions

Some 4,000 high school band students from Missouri and Kansas, representing 32 bands, descended on the UCM campus Saturday for the 38th annual Festival of Champions. This 14-hour event featured field competition, indoor drumline competition and indoor guard competition. Anthony Pursell, director of bands at UCM, said the festival serves as a recruitment event for… Read more »

A look back in time at University High

UCM’s history of teaching the next generation of educators stretches back to when it was founded in 1871 as Normal School Number Two. To fulfill its goal of educating the next generation of teachers, the UCM campus housed two laboratory schools to train aspiring teachers. In addition, elementary and high school students passed through the… Read more »

Cafe Thyme offers fresh dining experience

With a warm smile and enthusiastic tone, Eddie Osborne greets customers at Cafe Thyme. “Hi folks, have you eaten with us before?” he says. Every single customer is greeted this way when they enter the cafe at Powell Gardens, a restaurant that does not fry or microwave their food. Osborne, owner of Darn Good Food… Read more »

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Student groups to host Senate debate watch party

The American Democracy Project and Students for Political Action will be hosting a watch party of the U.S. Senate Debate between Democratic candidate Claire McCaskill and Republican candidate Josh Hawley. The watch party will be at 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center atrium. Mazzio’s pizza, snacks and refreshments will be provided…. Read more »

Remembering Fletcher Reeves, Akhtar Abdullah

Two University of Central Missouri students are being remembered after both died in a recent car crash. Fletcher Reeves was driving eastbound on Northwest Division Road on Sept. 28 when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, hit a tree and caught fire, according to a Missouri State highway patrol report. Akhtar… Read more »