Category: Missouri News

Women’s empowerment fair

By LEAH KEMPLE Reporter Around 10 tables were set up with feminine products, information on coding classes and statistical trivia to celebrate women at the Women’s Empowerment Fair Wednesday, March 29 in the Elliott Student Union Atrium. Sara VanSteenbergen, diversity education graduate assistant, said the goal of the event was for organizations supporting the empowerment… Read more »

Social Justice Week returns to UCM

By JACQUE FLANAGAN Design Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The theme of this year’s Politics and Social Justice Week is “unheard voices,” to give the voice to the marginalized or ignored. Presentations, panel discussions and film showings in support of Politics and Social Justice Week are scheduled throughout the week of April 3-7. The week… Read more »

Alumni Foundation increases payout to students

By STEVEN SPEARS Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Funding for student scholarships and academic programs is up nearly 8 percent from fiscal year 2017, meaning financial assistance will be available to more students. The University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation Board of Directors approved a $1.4 million payout from its endowments for fiscal year… Read more »

Show Me Justice Film Festival set to bring social awareness to Warrensburg community

By LAUREN KOSKE Multimedia Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., — The perils of illegal immigration, the decimation of the wolf population and the horror of climate change are just some of the topics covered during UCM’s social justice themed film festival next week. The University of Central Missouri’s department of communication will host the seventh annual Show… Read more »

Women’s week concluded with rally

By NAPORSHA WILLIAMS Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The University of Central Missouri’s Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies hosted a Women and Allies Rally Friday, March 10, to advocate for women’s rights and bring awareness to stereotypes that women face in society. More than 30 people from a variety of different ages, genders… Read more »

International travel ban update

By JACQUE FLANAGAN Design Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — President Donald Trump’s new international travel order takes effect Thursday, March 16. Trump’s original executive order, issued Jan. 27, restricted international travel and barred immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – from entering the United States for 90… Read more »

Statewide tornado drill set for Tuesday

By ALI OVERSTREET Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The University of Central Missouri will join other schools and community agencies statewide to participate in a tornado drill at 10 a.m. Tuesday. “All state, county, city outdoor warning sirens will activate at 10 a.m., including those in Jackson County for the UCM-Lee’s Summit site,” said Gloria Michalski, director… Read more »

Skyhaven Airport plans for infrastructure improvements

By STEVEN SPEARS Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport may be getting several million dollars worth of improvements this summer at 10 percent of the cost to the university. The UCM Board of Governors authorized the aviation department to pursue a nearly $7 million grant that would fund improvements… Read more »