Category: News

UCM professor set to perform In Estonia

The music department at UCM continues to extend its reach around the globe. Jeff Kaiser, assistant professor of music technology and composition, is set to perform in Estonia for the 2019 World Music Days Festival this May. Kaiser was selected to participate in the event, organized by the International Society for Contemporary Music, along with… Read more »

FPO administrative assistant manager surprised with regional award

Have you submitted a work order to Facilities, Planning and Operations? If so, it’s likely that Kim Pitman has seen it. Pitman, an administrative assistant manager for FPO, received the Support Staff Recognition Award from the Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Housing Officers. Pitman acts as a liaison between the… Read more »

Freedom scholarship dinner brings community together

The university is scheduled to host the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Elliott Student Union Ballroom. The keynote speaker is UCM alumnus Robert N. Page, former executive director for equity and inclusion at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. The dinner is a part of… Read more »

Worship service remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

The UCM Alumni Memorial Chapel will fill with song and praise next week to remember Martin Luther King Jr. The Warrensburg MLK Committee will host the church service at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Chapel. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Ed Wirthwein, chair of the MLK committee, said the service usually has 100… Read more »

Moving forward together through community service

A member of the community and a Warrensburg High School senior received community service awards Wednesday for helping the community in various ways. The awards were given to Kaylee Henry, a WHS senior, and Shirley Briscoe, a volunteer coordinator for Manna Harvest at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, during the MLK Community Service Awards Luncheon… Read more »

Source of explosive sound remains a mystery

Reports of a large explosion in the Warrensburg area rolled in Thursday evening, but the cause remains unknown following police investigations. The Johnson County, Missouri, E-911 and Johnson County Emergency Management Agency received multiple reports of an explosion in the Warrensburg area, according to a news release. Johnson County Central Dispatch sent police to the… Read more »

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 »