Category: UCM News

UCM presentation examines Truman and Eisenhower legacies

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The lives, times and accomplishments of Truman and Eisenhower are the focus of a free presentation Wednesday, Oct. 17 at UCM. The University of Central Missouri Department of History and Anthropology is hosting the presentation “Eisenhower and Truman: Presidents of the Heartland” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Twomey Auditorium… Read more »

Distinguished alumni honored at Homecoming

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A NASA researcher, a brigadier general, a Conservationist of the Year and a former university administrator will be honored as distinguished alumni during the Homecoming celebration Friday, Oct. 12. The first-ever University of Central Missouri Distinguished Alumni Award for Service will be presented to Dale Carder, a longtime Warrensburg resident and associate… Read more »

Remembering the historic Achauer home

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The historic Achauer house at the corner of South and Holden streets will become UCM’s alumni and events offices after remodeling this fall. The Victorian home at 314 S. Holden St. was a gift from the estate of the late Maurine Achauer, who was a generous and valued… Read more »

Panhellenic doors locked by request

By ANDY LYONS, Muleskinner News Editor – The doors to the public areas of Panhellenic Hall were locked around the clock after the murder of Blaine Whitworth. Panhellenic Hall is an all female dorm located on the west side of campus and houses seven sororities. The hall also has its own cafeteria and houses the… Read more »

Police seek murder charges after two arrests

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Police are seeking murder charges for the two Warrensburg men arrested in connection with the homicide of a local businessman. William “Blaine” Whitworth was shot and killed in his driveway Saturday in the 1000 block of Sunflower. Police responded to a call about shots fired at 9:30 p.m. Police found Whitworth,… Read more »

Police investigate bar owner homicide

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A local bar owner was killed Saturday night in an apparent shooting. Police found William “Blaine” Whitworth, 25, dead at the scene Saturday night after responding to a call about shots fired in the 1000 block of Sunflower, according to a news release from the Warrensburg Police Department. The call came… Read more »

UCM to host 9-11 observance

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The public is invited to a remembrance ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the 9-11 tragedy. The event is scheduled for noon Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the University of Central Missouri quadrangle. The program is coordinated by the Office of Military and Veteran Services and a faculty member from the… Read more »

UCM signs exchange agreement with university in China

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Students and faculty from the University of Central Missouri have a new educational and research opportunity in China. UCM officials signed an exchange agreement Aug. 22 with Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. The exchange agreement will provide for the exchange of students and faculty between the two universities, fostering joint research… Read more »

Group targets underage drinking

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – An alcohol enforcement team is ramping up party patrols and compliance checks at local businesses in Johnson County. Law enforcement officials activated the Johnson County Alcohol Enforcement Team Monday, according to a news release. The agencies involved are the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office; Warrensburg, Knob Noster and Holden police departments;  the University… Read more »