Category: Missouri News

Warrensburg Schools Foundation announces scholarship winners

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently announced the recipients of two Foundation R-VI Teacher Scholarship recipients and the first R-VI Support Staff Scholarship recipient. Two kindergarten teachers, Coleen Grone and Jayme Little, will each receive $1,000 to continue their work on graduate studies in education. Grone is working toward a master’s degree in special education… Read more »

WMMC Auxiliary awards scholarships

The Western Missouri Medical Center Auxiliary Board recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to six students. The WMMC Auxiliary sponsors the Health Care Career Scholarships each year for students who are pursuing or furthering their education in any health care field, according to a news release. This year’s recipients are: Stephanie Culp, Nursing LPN/RN Bridge Program at… Read more »

Faculty Senate finds salary compression, pay disparity at UCM

By STEVEN SPEARS Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The line between faculty pay scales at UCM is growing fainter while administrative pay outstrips pay increases, according to faculty senate reports. The Faculty Senate Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee released two reports April 5 that showed evidence of salary compression between faculty over the last… Read more »

AT&T power outages disrupt new phone system service

by CASSIE SLANA Senior Writer (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Warrensburg and the University of Central Missouri campus are included with hundreds of cities across the United States that lost AT&T service in early April, 2017. Mel Gross, manager of the UCM technology support center, said that while station to station dialing on campus remained unaffected,… Read more »

UCM professor promotes West African culture at Mizzou

by JOSHUA COBB Reporter A professor from the University of Central Missouri provided more than 10 instruments for a performance by Ghanaian musician and dancer Nani Agbeli at the University of Missouri–Columbia. Allison Robbins, an assistant professor in the music department at UCM, said she hopes to build unity between the two universities. “I hope… Read more »

Intellectual property rights still under discussion

by DENISE ELAM Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Faculty Senate’s ad hoc committee reviewed the university’s proposed Intellectual Property Policy and presented the draft with changes to faculty at a forum April 19. Katie Jacobs, president of the Faculty Senate, said faculty were receptive to the proposed changes that included ensuring faculty still own… Read more »

Dollar Tree to build distribution center near Warrensburg

Editor’s Note: This version of the story clarifies the fact that the property on which the proposed Dollar Tree facility would be constructed is located outside of the Warrensburg city limits. By CASSIE SLANA Senior Writer (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Dollar Tree wants to build its next distribution center in Warrensburg. The project is expected to… Read more »

Hawley and Ambrose take on Jeff City

By ALLYSON COOK Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., — The University of Central Missouri’s student body president, Luke Hawley, recently traveled to the state capitol with UCM President Chuck Ambrose to meet with lawmakers to discuss the state budget. They met with Sen. Denny Hoskins of Warrensburg and his staff; UCM’s lobbyist, Luann Madsen, and Gov…. Read more »

The Wall That Heals coming to UCM

By CHRIS HOLMBURG Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The McClure Archives and University Museum will host The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., from June 29-July 2 at the Warrensburg campus. The Wall That Heals will be on the west lawn of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library,… Read more »