Category: UCM News

Student Veterans Organization names new president

The Student Veterans Organization has a new president. Kenneth Wall, junior criminal justice major, will be taking the reins as president of SVO in the spring. Matthew Braden, the outgoing president, is transferring in January 2019 to the University of Missouri in Columbia to complete his degree in civil engineering. SVO provides a variety of… Read more »

Grounds crew prepares campus for wintry weather

In addition to maintaining the plant life on our campus, the grounds crew is also responsible for preparing and maintaining sidewalks, parking lots and some streets during winter conditions. Kevin Courtwright, supervisor of grounds, said preparing the campus for wintry conditions is a multistep process that starts the day before a storm is supposed to… Read more »

UCM grounds crew nationally recognized

For the third consecutive year, the grounds of the UCM campus have been nationally recognized for their beauty and their upkeep. The Professional Grounds Management Society awarded UCM the Green Star Honor Award on Oct. 19 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Honor Award is the second highest award given out by PGMS based on points assigned… Read more »

Crime Reports

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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 »

iCentral: Why is it important to vote?

Video by Erin Wides/Features Editor and Kaitlin Brothers/News Editor In this iCentral we had a special guest reporter. Political Science Associate Professor Robynn Kuhlmann goes to the Elliott Student Union to ask students why it’s important to exercise their right to vote. Voting polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will remain open until 7… Read more »

Success Advising Center now hiring student coaches

The Success Advising Center is hiring five undergraduate students to work as academic success coaches. Success coaches are students who help assist other students schedule classes. They also help students study for tests. Ken Schueller, director of Success Advising, said a student must have a 2.7 GPA or above and cannot be on disciplinary probation… Read more »

UCM gets ready for Homecoming

All of campus participated in many homecoming events, from window decorating to voting for king and queen. Emily Bergsieker, assistant director of student activities, discusses everything the students to do prepare for this special occasion. Tessa Shrout contributed to this video.  Music by Scott Holmes.